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NRA CET Syllabus 2021: Check NRA CET Section-Wise Syllabus


NRA CET Syllabus 2021: Candidates preparing for the NRA CET 2021 must go through the syllabus thoroughly for a better understanding. We have provided the tentative NRA CET Syllabus below on this page. The National Recruitment Agency has not released the NRA CET Syllabus 2021 yet on its official website. Until then, candidates can diligently study the exam pattern and syllabus of SSC, RRB, and IBPS examinations to get an idea about the same. There will be four sections in the NRA CET – General Intelligence And Reasoning, General Awareness and General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and Language (English, Hindi, etc.). Scroll down to read more on NRA CET Syllabus 2021!

The National Recruitment Agency Common Eligibility Test will be considered as the Screening Test in order to recruit eligible staff for various Group B and C non-technical and non-gazetted posts. To qualify the NRA CET in one go, candidates will have to be thorough with the NRA CET Exam Pattern and Syllabus so that they know about the topics that will be coming in exam, marking scheme, time duration, etc. In this article, we have provided all the relevant details related to the NRA CET Syllabus 2021 including exam overview, tentative syllabus, best books for preparation, and so on. Read on to find out more about the same!

NRA CET Syllabus 2021: Overview

Before getting into the details of the NRA CET Syllabus 2021, candidates must go through the exam overview for a better understanding.

Name of Exam Conducting BodyNational Recruitment Agency
Name of ExamCommon Eligibility Tests
Type of ExamPreliminary Exam for Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ Posts
For Government BodiesRailways (RRB), SSC and IBPS
NRA Tests CentresAt least one in each district
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Frequency of ConductionTwice a Year
Score ValidityThree Years

NRA CET Syllabus 2021: Section-Wise

The conducting body has not released the actual NRA CET Syllabus yet. It will be available soon on the official website via online mode only. It is very important to be familiar with the syllabus as it will be help the candidates to study only relevant and needed topics. Here, we have enlisted the expected syllabus as per the sections that will be present in the examination. Candidates must go through these pointers section-wise for a better understanding. Also, the required changes will be updated as soon as the NRA publishes the syllabus online.

For General Intelligence and Reasoning

  1. Analogies
  2. Similarities and Differences
  3. Alphabetical and Number Series
  4. Space Visualisation
  5. Visual Memory
  6. Non-Verbal Series
  7. Coding and Decoding
  8. Mathematical operations
  9. Relationship Concepts
  10. Syllogism
  11. Jumbling
  12. Venn Diagram
  13. Data Interpretation and Sufficiency
  14. Conclusions and Decision Making
  15. Semantic Analogy
  16. Analytical Reasoning
  17. Figure Classification
  18. Directions
  19. Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
  20. Punched Hole/Pattern-Folding & Unfolding
  21. Critical Thinking
  22. Problem Solving
  23. Emotional Intelligence
  24. Word Building
  25. Social Intelligence
  26. Input Output

For General Awareness and General Knowledge

  1. Current Affairs of National and International Importance
  2. Games and Sports
  3. Art and Culture of India
  4. Economic Scene
  5. Monuments and Places of India
  6. General Science
  7. Indian and World History
  8. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and World
  9. Indian Polity and Governance
  10. General Scientific and Technological Developments
  11. United Nations and other important World Organisations
  12. Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at Large
  13. Basics of Computers and Computer Applications
  14. Common Abbreviations
  15. Flora and Fauna of India
  16. Indian Economy
  17. Famous Personalities of India and World
  18. Flagship Government Programs

For Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Number Systems
  2. Computation of Whole Numbers
  3. Decimals
  4. Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
  5. Elementary Algebra
  6. Simplification
  7. Fractions
  8. Relationship between Numbers
  9. Percentages
  10. Ratio and Proportion
  11. Averages
  12. Simple and Compound Interest
  13. Data Interpretation
  14. Permutations and Combinations
  15. Profit and Loss
  16. Discount
  17. Use of Tables and Graphs
  18. Mensuration
  19. Time and Distance
  20. Ratio and Time
  21. Time and Work
  22. LCM, HCF
  23. Geometry and Trigonometry
  24. Elementary Statistics

For English Language

  1. Basics of English Language
  2. Vocabulary
  3. Grammar
  4. Sentence structure
  5. Spot the Error
  6. Fill in the Blanks
  7. Synonyms
  8. Antonyms
  9. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration
  11. Comprehension Passage
  12. Spellings/Detecting Miss-Spelt Words
  13. One-Word Substitution
  14. Cloze Test
  15. Para Jumbles
  16. Idioms and Phrases

NRA CET Exam Pattern 2021

Along with the syllabus, the National Recruitment Agency will also release the accurate NRA CET Exam Pattern in its official notification soon on the website. Via the exam pattern, candidates will get to know more about marking scheme, total number of sections, number of questions, total marks, time duration, and so on. Here, we have mentioned the tentative paper pattern. Candidates must check the exam to have a basic understanding of the exam and then they can start their preparations accordingly.

Section NamesNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Intelligence And Reasoning5050
General Awareness And General Knowledge5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
Language (English, Hindi, etc.)5050
  1. Candidates will have to complete the whole NRA CET exam within 120 minutes / 2 Hours.
  2. The questions will be of Objective Type (MCQ) in which candidates have to choose one correct option among four.
  3. On each correct answer, candidates will be rewarded with +1 mark.
  4. 0.25 mark will be deducted on each wrong answer.

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Best Books For NRA CET 2021: Subject-Wise

It is very important for all the appearing candidates to study the required subjects from the best books. These books will not only clear out the basics precisely and also help to strengthen the concepts with accurate facts and assumptions. Candidates must have a clear understanding of the topics so that they can solve the questions quickly and come up with accurate answers. Here, we have enlisted some of the best books according to the sections for the NRA CET 2021. Aspirants must go through the same to clear out their doubts.

For General Intelligence and Reasoning

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningBS SijwaliS. Chand
A New Approach to ReasoningB S SijwaliArihant
Analytical ReasoningM.K.PandeyBSC Publishing
Logical ReasoningK KundanBSC Publishing
Bank PO/ MT Examination Practice WorkbookExperts CompilationArihant

For General Awareness and General Knowledge

Books NamePublicationAuthor
Objective Computer AwarenessArihant PublicationR. Pillai
Objective Computer AwarenessKiran PublicationS.N. Prasad
Banking AwarenessB.K. PublicationsS.K. Rout & S.R. Behera
Banking AwarenessArihant Publication
Hand Book on Banking AwarenessIBC Academy Publication
Basic Banking & Financial IssueUpkar’s PublicationGantam Majumdaar
Dhankar Current AffairsDhankar Publication
Competition InfocusArihant Publication
Year Book 2020Current Affairs Handout of VanikManorama Year Book
Lucent General KnowledgeLucent Publication
The Person GK ManualPearson PublicationEdgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe
General StudiesArihant PublicationManohar Pandey
General KnowledgeStudent & Publications

For Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExamsR.S. AggarwalS. Chand
Quantitative Aptitude TestN.K SinghUpkar Prakashan
Arithmetic for General CompetitionsNeetu SinghK.D. Publication
Guide to Quantitative AptitudeDinesh KhattarPearson
Data InterpretationArun SharmaMcgraw Hill Education
Data InterpretationK. KundanBSC Publication
Objective Mathematics for Competitive ExamsTarun GoyalArihant

For English Language

Word Power Made EasyNorman LewisPenguin
English Grammar & CompositionWren and MartinS. Chand
Descriptive General EnglishS P Bakshi and Richa SharmaArihant
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationsHari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani SinhaMcgraw Hill Education
Objective General EnglishR.S Aggarwal, Vikas AggarwalS. Chand
Practise PapersKiran PrakashanKiran Prakashan

NRA CET Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Here, we have enlisted some of the most important frequently asked questions related to the NRA CET Syllabus 2021. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q. When will the NRA CET 2021 be conducted?
A. It is anticipated that the NRA CET 2021 will be conducted in September 2021. The exam date will be updated as soon as the conducting body announces it on its official website.
Q. How many sections will be there in the NRA CET 2021?
A. There will be four sections in the NRA CET – General Intelligence And Reasoning, General Awareness and General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and Language (English, Hindi, etc.).
Q. What are the topics included in the English Language of NRA CET 2021?
A. Basics of English Language, Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence structure, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration, Comprehension Passage, Spellings/Detecting Miss-Spelt Words, and more.
Q. What are the best books recommended for General Awareness for NRA CET 2021?
A. Objective Computer Awareness by R Pillai, Banking Awareness, Lucent General Knowledge, General Studies by Manohar Pandey, Competition Infocus, Dhankar Current Affairs, and more.
Q. Will there be negative marking in the NRA CET 2021?
A. 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and 1 mark will be rewarded for the correct one. The conducting body has not released the exam pattern yet. The details will be updated soon.
Q. On how many levels will the NRA CET 2021 be conducted?
A. The NRA CET 2021 will be conducted on levels – Class 10th, Class 12th, and Graduation. So, the syllabus for all the levels will be based on the topics in Class 10, Class 12, and graduation.
Q. What is the score validity of NRA CET 2021?
A. The score validity is 3 Years. Candidates who appear in the NRA CET 2021 can take part in the recruitment drive of SSC, RRB, and IBPS.

Now that you are provided with all the necessary information regarding NRA CET Syllabus 2021. Candidates are advised to start preparing for various recruitment examinations and enhance the study level by taking Embibe’s Mock Tests for. The mock test will help the candidates to make the preparation stronger and stable.

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