NRA CET Higher Secondary Level

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  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 6-02-2023
  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 6-02-2023

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level 2023

About Exam

NRA (National Recruitment Agency) is a newly established national-level multi-agency body. It has introduced the Common Eligibility Test (CET) to replace Tier 1 or Paper 1 or Preliminary exams in multiple central government agencies for screening Group B and C positions, such as non-technical and non-gazetted positions. CET is conducted twice a year. Candidates only need to attend a single examination for non-technical and non-gazetted positions offered by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), and Indian Railways.

The Union Cabinet chaired by the honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has set up the NRA to conduct CET. NRA will be constituted of members selected from the recruiting bodies such as IBPS, RRB, SSC, and some other members from Central Level Ministries such as Finance and Railway Ministries. The Union Cabinet expects the NRA to serve as a strong technical foundation and an ideal option for assisting Central Government Recruitment agencies in all sectors. 

About NRA CET Higher Secondary Level 2023


The major scope of NRA CET is to minimise the total time taken in the recruitment process for various government jobs. Now candidates need to attend only one examination for different departments in the central government. NRA CET will drastically reduce the total time and the overall cost of recruitment.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Exam Summary 2023

The table highlights the NRA CET higher secondary level details:

Particulars Summary
Recruiter Name National Level Recruiting Agency (NRA)
Exam Name Common Eligibility Test (CET)
Year of Establishment August 19, 2020
Level of recruitment National or Central Level Exam
Exam Types Three Types — NRA Cet Matriculation Level for 10th Passed Candidates, NRA Cet Higher Secondary Level for 12th Passed Candidates, and NRA Cet Graduation Level for Graduates
Types of Question Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Frequency Twice a Year
Validity of the CET Score 3 Years
Exam Duration Two Hours (120 Minutes)
Exam Mode Online
Official Website To be Notified

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Latest Update 2023

Exam Pattern

The NRA CET prelims exam is expected to be conducted by the end of this year. The official notification will be released soon. Keep an eye on this page to get all the latest updates.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Important Dates 2023

Exam Syllabus

Currently there is no information about the NRA CET exam dates. Once it is updated, the same thing will be updated here. However, the expected dates of the CET exam by NRA are listed below in the table:

NRA CET Exam Events NRA CET Exam Dates 2023 (Tentative)
Notification December 2022
Application Form Release Date January 2023
Computer-Based Test (CBT) February 2023

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Vacancy 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

As per the update of NRA CET 2021, there were about 7 lakh vacancies for the NRA CET higher secondary level to recruit candidates for various posts. It is expected that there will also be almost 7 lakh vacancies for the same this year.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Salary & Job Profile 2023

Previous Year Analysis

Various positions in SSC, IBPS and RRB will be filled through this exam. These posts’ salary details and job descriptions are listed below:

Salary Details of SSC MTS

Since 2020, the SSC Tier-I exam has been replaced by the NRA CET exam for all three levels: matriculation, higher secondary and graduate levels. The table below shows the tier-wise salary scales along with the job descriptions of the SSC MTS job post:

Pay Components Tier I Cities Tier II Cities Tier III Cities
Grade Pay 1,800 1,800 1,800
Basic Pay 18,000 18,000 18,000
DA on TA 0 0 0
Gross Salary 23670 21780 20340
NPS 1800 1800 1800
CGHS 125 125 125
CGEGIS 1500 1500 1500
NPS 1,800 1,800 1,800
CGHS 125 125 125
CGEGIS 1,500 1,500 1,500
Total Deduction 3,425 3,425 3,425
In-Hand Salary 20,245 18,355 16,915

The job duties are as follows:

  • Keeping written records
  • Appropriate work for ITI qualifications
  • Other types of work
  • Ward tasks.
  • Maintenance of saplings, lawns, etc.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Eligibility Criteria 2023

To apply for the post mentioned in the NRA CET 2023 notification, candidates must check the eligibility requirements. For your reference, we are providing the table with all the eligibility conditions given by the NRA:

Age Varies Depending on Post
Educational Qualification Will Be Conducted at Three Levels: Class 10th (Matriculation), Class 12th (Higher Secondary) And Graduation Level
Nationality Indian
Number of Attempts No Restriction
Language 12 Indian Languages
Score Validity 3 Years

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Application Form 2023

The NRA will release NRA CET application form 2023 soon. Candidates have to visit the NRA CET official website (yet to be notified), so they don’t miss any latest updates on the same subject. The steps to register for NRA CET will be updated once the official website is live and the notification is released by the exam conducting body.

Steps to Upload Documents for NRA CET Exam and Pay Fee 2023

The steps will be updated once the NRA CET official website and exam notification are live.

More details on the NRA CET application form 2023 can be found here.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Exam Pattern 2023

Topper List Success Stories

The NRA has not yet released any notification regarding the NRA CET 2023 exam. Therefore, we have mentioned the expected exam pattern for the exam. Candidates can go through the table below to understand the predicted NRA CET exam pattern and clarify their doubts. The NRA CET exam pattern details will be updated as soon as the conducting body (NRA) publishes it on its official website.

Section Names Number of Questions Total Marks
General Intelligence And Reasoning 50 50
General Awareness And General Knowledge 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Language (English, Hindi, etc.) 50 50
Total 200 200

More details on the NRA CET exam pattern can be found here.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Syllabus 2023

Exam counselling

Candidates preparing for the Common Eligibility Test (CET) by the NRA must know the NRA CET syllabus and exam pattern. The NRA conducts only Paper-1, or the preliminary exam, and the next Paper-2 or the main exam is conducted by the respective recruitment bodies. Find the complete syllabus of the CET by the NRA in the below table:

Part Subject
Part A General Intelligence and Reasoning
Part B General Knowledge and General Awareness
Part C Quantitative Aptitude
Part D English Comprehension

More details on the NRA CET exam syllabus can be found here.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Preparation Tips 2023

Exam talks

Before starting the NRA CET preparation, candidates must know about the syllabus and preparation tips. These NRA CET preparation tips and shortcuts will help candidates make a proper study plan and help cover all the topics in a given time frame—or even before, which will also provide enough time for revision. Here, we have listed the effective preparation tips for the exam:

  • Have a Clear Understanding of the Exam Pattern and Syllabus- The first and foremost step to start the preparation is going through theNRA CET exam pattern and syllabus. By understanding the exam pattern, candidates will learn more about the marking scheme, weightage of all the sections, time duration and many more. By observing the exam syllabus, candidates will get an idea about all the topics that will be coming in the exam. 
  • Create a Timetable- After you get an idea about exam patterns and the syllabus, make a proper timetable based on the difficulty level of various topics given in the syllabus. Take more days to cover difficult topics. 
  • Clear Your Basics- While studying and preparing, understand the fundamentals, and read through all the theories and concepts of each topic. Read the theories of all the concepts and topics thoroughly to understand the basics. This helps candidates to solve questions easily in no time. 
  • Prepare Notes on Important Topics- It is important to note all the theorems, formulas, equations, etc. Create a mind map or tree diagram of the concepts. These notes will make your revision sessions much easier. It is better to practice drawing figures and visual representations to retain the concepts longer in your mind. 
  • Practice Different Types of Questions- As soon as you study all the topics, start solving questions by referring to Embibe’s NRA CET Mock Tests. In the starting stage of solving the questions, first, go with the easier and the medium-level questions. Once you are confident, try to solve the difficult questions. 

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Admit Card 2023

About Exam

The NRA will release the NRA CET admit card 2023 soon. The NRA CET hall ticket will be available online mode only. We will provide the direct link to download the NRA CET call letter 2023 below on this page.

How to Download NRA CET Admit Card?

The conducting body will release the NRA CET hall ticket via online mode only. The steps will be updated once the notification is released on the NRA CET official website (to be notified)

NOTE: Candidates must thoroughly cross-check the details mentioned on the NRA CET Hall Ticket and contact the helpline of the conducting body in case of any discrepancies.

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Result 2023

About Exam

NRA CET higher secondary level exam results will be declared tentatively in January 2023. As soon as the official exam and the result dates are announced, it will be updated in this section accordingly. Stay tuned to this webpage for all regular updates on NRA CET higher secondary exam 2023. 

NRA CET Higher Secondary Level Cut-off 2023

Eligibility Criteria

The following table shows the category-wise cut-off marks (expected) for the NRA CET higher secondary level exam:

Candidate’s Category NRA CET Expected Cut-off (Percentile Score)
ESM 56 – 58
SC 68 – 70
ST 70 – 72
OBC 74 – 76
General 80 – 82

FAQs on NRA CET Higher Secondary Level 2023

Exam Answer key

Following are some of the common questions asked on the NRA CET higher secondary level:

Q.1: What will be the details mentioned in the NRA CET admit card?

Ans: There are various details in the NRA CET admit card, namely exam date, exam time, test centre details, personal information, instructions to adhere to, and more.

Q.2: What is the score validity of NRA CET?

Ans: The NRA CET score is valid for three years. Candidates who appear in the same can use their marks obtained to get jobs in various government bodies.

Q.3: When will the NRA CET application form 2023 be released?

Ans: NRA CET application form 2023 will be released soon. 

Q.4: Can I fill out the NRA CET application form offline?

Ans: No. The NRA CET 2023 application form will be released online. The form will not be available offline.

Q.5: Can I make a correction in the NRA CET application form after the final submission?

Ans: No, candidates cannot make any corrections to the NRA CET Application Form after the final submission. To avoid mistakes, candidates must check all the information before submitting it online.

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