SunstarTV Bureau: A Common Eligibility Test (CET) will be conducted online across the country from next year to shortlist candidates for recruitment to select central government jobs, informed Union Minister Jitendra Singh, on Monday.
Singh, said, “The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) has been constituted with the approval of the Union Cabinet for conducting this CET.”
Merits of this reform:
- 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.
- It will provide a level-playing field to every candidate so that none of the job aspirants is at disadvantage and has an equal opportunity regardless of his or her background or socio-economic status.
- This will also be a huge benefit to women and divyang candidates as well as those who find it financially unaffordable to appear for multiple tests by travelling to multiple centres.
According to sources, the first Common Eligibility Test to be conducted by the NRA is likely to be scheduled around the second half of 2021.