Recruitment moves online: a rate, a portal, a test

Around 2.5 million applicants for crore, who take separate and multiple exams conducted by different recruitment agencies for the selection of about 1.25 lakh government jobs each year, will soon have to appear for a single common eligibility test online (), with the test scores being valid for three years for recruitment to any post not published in the newsletter.

The finance minister said a National (NRA) was proposed to conduct a computer-based CET for recruiting positions not published in the bulletin. A test center would be established in each district, particularly in ‘’. CET will be carried out separately for graduated candidates, class XII and level enrolled for non-technical positions, for which recruitment is currently done through (SSC), railway recruitment boards (RRB) and personnel selection of the Banking Institute (IBPS).



This is expected to cut costs and time — for the government , recruiting agencies and candidates — in recruitment process for non-gazetted posts in government and public sector banks. And, of course, make it plus convenient for aspirants.

Live plus From now on, applicants must apply for multiple examinations conducted by various agencies at different time points, for similar positions that require similar eligibility criteria. This places a huge burden on the time, effort and cost of young people, the minister said.

“At present, youths need to appear for separate examinations for recruitment to government jobs. We are revising this arrangement by starting an online common examination for such appointments,” Modi said.

Minister of State, staff, Jitendra Singh dijo que CET ayudaría a los candidatos con antecedentes financieros plus débiles, ya que una prueba común ahorrará dinero. Ya no tendrán que pagar tarifas por separado para los exámenes de reclutamiento múltiple, y no tendrán que viajar a varios centros de exámenes. También proporcionará un campo de juego nivelado para los aspirantes, dijo a TOI.

The CET score, valid for three years from the date of declaration of the result, will be made available to the candidate and the individual recruitment agencies. Each candidate will have two additional opportunities to improve their score, and will be considered the best score.

The CET merit list may be made available to states by NRA on cost-sharing basis, to undertake recruitment to state government jobs. “The CET score can also be utilised by the private sector to consider eligible candidates, other than those selected by government recruitment agencies, through an arrangement with NRA,” said a government functionary.

The Budget estimates that plus than 2.62 lakh jobs are likely to be created between March 2019 and March 2021 in various government organisations. The strength of government establishments was 32,62,908 as on March 1, 2019.

The CET proposal was placed in the public domain in December, inviting comments from central government departments, state government s and public. “We will incorporate the suggestions and move a cabinet note soon. Hopefully, CET can be rolled out in the second half of this year,” said a government functionary.

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