Government to set up National recruitment agency

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  • August 20, 2020
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Government to set up National recruitment agency

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Education

In News:

Image source: The Hindu

  • Recently the government has approved the creation of a national recruitment agency for conducting a Common Eligibility Test for various government jobs. 
  • The decision is likely to benefit crores of young people who apply for jobs every year 

Key takeaways 

  • 3 of the over 20 Central Government recruitment agencies would be brought under the (NRA). 
  • Gradually, all Central government recruitment agencies would be brought under the NRA.
  • A common eligibility test (CET) would enable these candidates to appear once and apply to any or all of these recruitment agencies for the higher level of examination.
  • Initially, the preliminary test for the Railway Recruitment Board, the Staff Selection Commission and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection would be conducted by the NRA.
  • In the beginning, the exam would be held online in 12 languages.
  • Centres would be set up in every district to increase access.
  • The CET score of the candidate shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of declaration of the result. 
  • The best of the valid scores shall be deemed to be the current score of the candidate,

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