He said that the CET will be conducted to screen and shortlist candidates for recruitment to Central government jobs.
Common Eligibility Test: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for government job aspirants will be held across the country from early 2022. He said that the CET will be conducted to screen and shortlist candidates for recruitment to Central government jobs.
The Union Minister also said that Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has bring out ‘Ease of Recruitment’ for young government job aspirants.
“CET is a path breaking reform. It is going to be a boon for young population, especially for those who are living in far flung and remote areas. The reform also reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deep and sensitive concern for the youths and his keenness to provide level playing field and equal opportunity to youth across the country,” the minister was quoted as saying in a PIB release.
A Common Eligibility Test (CET) for job aspirants will be conducted across the country from early 2022 to screen and shortlist candidates for recruitment to Central government jobs: Union Minister Jitendra Singh pic.twitter.com/bWC5XGPGAq
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Singh said that the CET was scheduled to take off with the first such test before the end of this year but it got delayed because of coronavirus pandemic.
At present, aspirants have to appear in exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for government jobs
“The NRA will be a multi-agency body which will conduct the common test to screen and shortlist candidates for Group-‘B’ and ‘C’ (non-technical) posts. The most significant feature of this reform is that every district in the country will have at least one Examination Centre which would greatly enhance access to the candidates living in far-flung areas,” he added.
Earlier, there were reports that the CET would be held around September 2021.