NRA CET Syllabus 2021, Detailed CET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

NRA CET Syllabus 2021: The central government has approved the setting up of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This exam is going to replace all the prelims exams of Group B and C posts. Initially, it will be implemented on three big recruiting agencies, these are, SSC, IBPS, and RRB. As we are aware it is not possible for the government to conduct the CET exam in 2020, we can expect the first CET in 2021 only.

NRA CET Syllabus 2021

After the announcement of the NRA, students have many questions regarding the exam pattern, syllabus, subjects, and marking scheme of the common exam. Anything in this regard is not yet decided by the government. The NRA is going to announce the exam pattern and syllabus after a few months. Here is a guess from our side to reduce your anxiety about exam patterns and the syllabus. As it is valid for SSC, Bank, and RRB, the subjects must be Reasoning, Mathematics, General Studies, and English (SSC and Bank). The level of the exam depends on the qualification for which you are taking the exam. Check the exam pattern, syllabus below.

NTA CET Exam Pattern 2021

As per the speculation, the exam pattern for graduate, 12th pass, and 10th pass candidates, the difference will be in the level of exam. For the SSC CET exam, the pattern will be 4 subjects with 25 questions for each subject. Check the expected detailed exam pattern below:

SectionTotal QuestionsMarksDuration
General Intelligence and Reasoning505060 Minutes
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
English Comprehension5050


  • For every wrong question, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks also.

NTA CET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus will be common for all the CET exams. The subject-wise syllabus for NTA CET is given below.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Syllogism
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Clock & Calendar
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness Syllabus

  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • GK Updates
  • Currencies
  • Important Places
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards
  • Headquarters
  • Prime Minister Schemes
  • Important Days
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • General Science

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Work, Time and Energy
  • Time and Distance
  • Probability
  • Relations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry

English Language Syllabus

  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para/Sentence Completion
  • Spellings
  • One word Substitution
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Active/Passive
  • Narrations

If there will be any change in the exam pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme of the NTA CET 2021 exam, it will be updated here. Stay tuned !!


  1. […] NRA CET Exam Date: The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is likely to start conducting a common eligibility test (CET) from September 2021. Union Minister Jitendra Singh stated that the agency will only conduct a preliminary screening of candidates and the final recruitment will be done through domain-specific examinations or tests by the respective recruiting bodies. Initially, NRA will conduct exams for Staff Selection Commission (SSC), Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs), and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Check NRA CET Syllabus […]


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