NRA CET 2024 Syllabus

Based on materials furnished in the NRA CET 2024 syllabus, candidates should start preparing for their respective exams.

The National Recruitment Agency (NRA) conducts a Common Eligibility Test (CET) for the selection of candidates for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts in various ministries/ departments/ public sector undertakings of the Government of India.

The syllabus is divided into 4 sections – General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language.

Each section is equally important and candidates should focus equally on all sections.

NRA CET 2024 Syllabus Highlights

The comprehensive NRA CET syllabus for the year 2024 has not yet been released by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).

The NRA CET syllabus will be developed in accordance with the SSC, RRB, and IBPS examinations. The graduation, Class 10 and Class 12 levels are the three levels of the syllabus

The four subject areas that will be covered in the NRA CET examination are General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English. Many important details related to the NRA CET exam are given in the following table. 

Name of the exam NRA CET 2024
Examination AuthorityNational Recruitment Agency
Level of the examThree levels 10th Class Level12th Class Level Graduation/ Diploma Level
Jobs OfferedStaff Selection Commission (SSC) – MTS (Non-Technical), Junior Engineer (JE), Constable GD, Stenographer Grade C & D, Junior Hindi Translator (JHT), and Various Central Government Ministries. 
IMPS – PO/ MT, Clerk, SO, Rural banks
Number of attemptsTill the upper age limit

Check: SBI PO syllabus

Exam Pattern

Candidates must review the NRA CET exam pattern before moving on to the subject-specific topics from which questions are expected to be asked. Officially, the exam pattern of NRA CET is not yet released by authorities. Given below is the latest news available as of now. 

  • The number of applicants will determine the format of the NRA CET exam.
  • The test will initially be administered in 12 languages, including Hindi and English. All of the languages listed in the Constitution’s 8th Schedule will eventually be added.
  • The various government recruitment agencies will select candidates for subsequent rounds of selection based on the NRA CET scores.
  • The exam will only consist of multiple-choice questions of the objective type.
  • There will be negative markings in the exam. 0.25 marks will be deducted in case of an incorrect answer. 
  • The duration of the exam will be 2 hours.
SubjectsNumber of questionsMaximum Marks 
General Awareness5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050
Reasoning Ability5050
English Language5050
Total200 questions200 marks

Check: BPSC syllabus

Subject-Wise NRA CET Syllabus 2024 

Here is the list of the subject-wise topics included in the NRA CET syllabus. 

General Awareness Syllabus 

The General Awareness section will test the candidates’ general knowledge of the world around them. The questions will be based on current affairs, history, geography, politics, economics, etc.

Games and SportsCurrent Affairs of National and International Importance
Economic SceneArt and Culture of India
General ScienceMonuments and Places of India
Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and WorldIndian and World History
General Scientific and Technological DevelopmentsIndian Polity and Governance
Environmental Issues Concerning India and World at LargeUnited Nations and other important World Organisations
Common AbbreviationsBasics of Computers and Computer Applications
Indian EconomyFlora and Fauna of India
Flagship Government ProgramsFamous Personalities of India and World

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 

The Quantitative Aptitude section will test the candidates’ mathematical skills. The questions will be based on topics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, etc.

Number SystemsPercentages
Fundamental Arithmetical OperationsFractions
SimplificationElementary Algebra
Relationship between NumbersDecimals
Ratio and ProportionComputation of Whole Numbers
Simple and Compound InterestAverages
Permutations and CombinationsData Interpretation
DiscountProfit and Loss
Use of Tables and GraphsTime and Work
Time and DistanceRatio and Time
MensurationGeometry and Trigonometry
Elementary StatisticsLCM and HCF

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

The Reasoning Ability section will test the candidates’ ability to think logically and solve problems. The questions will be based on verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

Analytical ReasoningSpace Visualisation
Semantic AnalogyVisual Memory
Conclusions and Decision MakingAnalogies
Data Interpretation and SufficiencyNon-Verbal Series
Alphabetical and Number SeriesStatement – Arguments and Assumptions
Similarities and DifferencesCritical Thinking
Coding and DecodingPunched Hole/Pattern-Folding & Unfolding
Relationship ConceptsDirections
Venn DiagramFigure Classification
JumblingEmotional Intelligence
SyllogismProblem Solving
Mathematical operationsSocial Intelligence
Word BuildingInput & Output

Check: CAT syllabus

English Language Syllabus 

The candidate’s English vocabulary and grammar are evaluated in the English Language section.

GrammarBasics of English Language
Sentence structureFill in the Blanks
VocabularySpot the Error
Active/Passive Voice of VerbsConversion into Direct/Indirect Narration
Comprehension PassageOne-Word Substitution
Para JumblesCloze Test
Spellings/Detecting Mis-Spelt WordsIdioms and Phrases

Tips to Prepare for the Exam

The following tips can help you prepare for the NRA CET exam in a much better way. 

  • Start early – You should plan your preparation for the examination at least 6 months in advance.
  • Practice – Practice makes perfect, and it’s the best way to get ready for the examination.
  • Set realistic goals – Avoid setting goals that are too ambitious and will leave you feeling frustrated.
  • Organise your notes – Make sure you have your notes organised and ready to go before the examination.
  • Have a clear study plan – Set up a detailed study plan to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Make sure you’re well-rested – If you have taken enough rest, you’ll be more focused during the test and you’ll be able to answer questions more accurately.

Best Books to Prepare for NRA CET Exam

SubjectName of the book
Quantitative AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Topic-wise Solved Papers by Kiran Prakashan, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Nishant K Sinha, Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, Multi Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra & Kumar Dr. Lal, A new approach to Reasoning by B S Sijwali & S Sijwali
General Awareness Manorama Yearbook, General Knowledge Manual by Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe, General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey 
EnglishWord Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, Objective General English by SJ Thakur & SK Rout, High School English Grammar and Comprehension by Wren Martin, Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get the job after clearing the NRA CET exam?

No, it is just an eligibility test. Various govt. agencies will conduct their own selection test after the exam. 

Is the Official NRA CET Syllabus PDF released?

No, the NRA CET Syllabus PDF is not yet released by the authorities. 

Will there be negative markings in NRA CET? 

Yes, there will be negative markings. 

Which type of questions will be there in the NRA CET examination?

Objective-type multiple-choice questions. 

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