Government job is one of the highest priorities as it offers great career growth. To help you all get desired government job, the Union Cabinet of India has introduced a Common Eligibility Test through which you can apply for all non-gazetted government jobs.

If you have just passed the 10th standard but willing to apply for a government job, then need not worry as through CET, even a 10th pass can apply. 

Go through the complete post get an idea about various job opportunities through NRA CET for the 10th pass. 

NRA CET for 10th Pass

Before applying for the exam, ensure to meet the required eligibility criteria for a particular post you wish to apply for. The CET exam for the 10th pass will begin from September 2021. 10th passed students can apply for the exam under the level 3 category. 

  • Ensure to fill the application form without any errors on or before the last date. You can fill the form only in online mode.
  • There will be no fixed limit to apply for the CET Exam for 10th pass candidates. However, there will be an upper age limit that you must meet to appear for the exam.

Let us have a look at the table below to know the Exams included in NRA CET for 10th pass candidates.

CET Exams Important CET Exam
CET SSC SSC GD Constable
CET RRB Apprentices
CET Banking No posts for the 10th pass
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NRA CET for 10th pass Preparation Tips 2021

Candidates preparing for the Common Eligibility Test can follow the simple NRA CET Online Preparation tips provided by our experts to enhance their preparation for the upcoming exam.

  • Before starting the preparation, go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus in and out.
  • Then, prepare a proper preparation strategy that covers all the topics as per the latest syllabus.
  • Start with easy topics and later move to tricky topics. This will help increase your confidence levels.
  • Reading the newspaper regularly will help improve your grammar & vocabulary.
  • Try to learn at least 15-20 new words and use them in your daily life.
  • Allot at least 2 hours to practice Quantitative Aptitude as it is considered to be the most challenging section of the paper. Understand the concepts in-depth and make sure to simply the complex equations to get the correct results.
  • The arithmetic topic will be calculative, hence solve the Quantitative Aptitude Quiz regularly to know which type of questions can be asked.
  • Generally, English is divided into 4 categories i.e., Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal Ability. For reading comprehension, ensure to read the passage carefully. 
  • While preparing for the reasoning section, candidates must try to analyze the given question or problem carefully rather than just reading it. 
  • Solve previous year question papers to know the difficulty level of the paper and type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Take up mock tests regularly to increase your speed, time management skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • While preparing for the GK section, make sure you give time to both Static G.K. and current affairs. Also, go through the Daily Current Affairs to get better insights about National and International issues.

Important details of CET for 10th pass

  • The CET exam for the 10th pass is conducted in online mode by the NRA.
  • The Common Eligibility Test will be a single prelims exam that will be held to recruit candidates for IBPS, SSC, and RRB posts.
  • NRA CET for 10th will be conducted twice a year. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for candidates who are willing to get a government job.
  • The NRA will conduct the CET exam separately for graduates, 12th pass, and 10th pass candidates.
  • It is noted that the CET score is valid for three years.
  • The CET score will be shared with all the central government agencies.

NRA CET for 10th Pass Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria for the CET exam will remain the same as now it is for 10th pass candidates. Go through the detailed eligibility criteria for different categories of posts from the post below.

Nationality

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India

Age Limit

The minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum age is 23 years for candiadtes who are applying for the CET exam under the level 3 category.

Age Relaxation

The age relaxation will be provided for EWS, SC/ST, and PwD candidates as per the government rules. Let us have a look at the table below to know the age relaxation for each category.

Category Age relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years
Children and dependent of victims killed in the communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat or 1984 riots (Unreserved) 5 years
Children and dependent of victims killed in the communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat or 1984 riots (OBC) 8 years
Children and dependent of victims killed in the communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat or 1984 riots (SC/ ST) 10 years

Educational Qualification

Candidate must have passed matriculation or 10th pass from a recognized university or board to apply for the CET exam.

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SSC GD Constable Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification 

Candidates who have to apply for GD Constable (BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSF, SSB, NIA, and riflemen) should have passed 10th class or equivalent from the affiliated board.

Age Limit 

Candidates should be between 18 to 23 years to apply for SSC GD Exam. Those who belong to reserved categories will have age relaxation benefit. The age limit will be calculated with reference to 01/08/2019.

Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India.

RRB Apprentice Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification 

Candidates willing to apply for the govt exam for 10th pass must-have passed 10th class with a minimum of 50% of marks in aggregate from a recognized board.

Age Limit 

The Candidates age should be between 15 to 24 years to apply for the exam. Those who belong to reserved categories will have age relaxation benefit as per the government norms.

Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India.

NRA CET 10th Pass Exam Pattern 2021

The Common Eligibility Test will include four sections namely: Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, and Reasoning. 

  • It is expected that the CET exam will be conducted for a total of 200 marks.
  • Each section consists of 25 questions and each question carries 2 marks.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrongly answered question.
  • The time duration of the exam is 60 minutes i.e., 1 hour.
Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

NRA CET Syllabus for 10th Pass 2021

As the syllabus is not yet released for the CET exam, we have provided important topics based on the syllabus of all the three exams.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension General Knowledge
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Current Affairs
Ranking/Direction/
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles General Science
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting History
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks Geography
Seating-Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous Political Science
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Dates and Events

NRA CET for 10th pass Selection Process 2021

Candidates can go through the selection process of the NRA CET exam and apply for their desired post.

  • Firstly, candidates need to crack the CET exam to get shortlisted for the next round of the recruitment process.
  • After qualifying the exam, candidates will have to appear for the next round of selection process conducted by SSC, IBPS, and RRB.

NRA CET Cut Off 

The cut off marks will be released separately for each category. Go through the table below to know the expected category-wise NRA CET Cut off.

Category CET Cut Off 
SC 72
ST 75
ESM 60
OBC 78
General 80

SSC GD Constable Cut Off

Candidates prepare for the SSC GD Constable exam can go through the table below to know the expected cut off marks of the government exam for the 10th pass.

Category Expected Cut-Off marks
General 75-80
OBC 70-75
SC 60-70
ST 55-64
Ex-Servicemen 70-74
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NRA CET Best Books for 10th pass 2021

To help candidates, we have assembled some of the best books for the preparation of the NRA CET Exam 2021. Check the important books from the table below and enhance your preparation for the exam.

Book Name Author
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
Objective General English by S P Bakshi Arihant
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics Kiran Prakashan
Manorama yearbook Manorama
Lucent’s General Knowledge (English and Hindi) Lucent’s

FAQ's

What is the CET Exam?

The CET exam is a computer-based online exam which is used to shortlist candidates at the preliminary exam for IBPS, SSC, and RRB posts. Candiadtes who will get qualify in CET exam will be eligible to appear for further stages of the selection process conducted by the SSC, RRB, and IBPS.

For which posts CET Exam will be conducted?

The CET exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for non gazetted posts in various government organizations such as SSC IBPS, and RRB.

What will be the language medium of CET 2020 Exam?

The CET exam 2020 will be conducted in 12 different languages by the National Recruitment Agency.

What is the exam pattern and syllabus for NRA CET 2020 Exam?

The exam pattern and syllabus is the same as the preliminary exam conducted by all the government recruitment agencies. This will help candidates to reduce the burden to prepare for each exam separately.

What is the eligibility for CET Exam?

The candidate must be a citizen of India and he/she must have completed matriculation to apply for the CET Exam 2020. There will be an upper age limit restriction to apply for the exam.

List some of the govt job for 10th pass candidates?

SSC GD Constable, RRB Apprentice are some of the available govt jobs for 10th pass candidates

Is there any government exam for 10th pass candidates?

Yes. There is a list of govt exam for 10th pass candidates. Go through the above post to know the list of available jobs.

When will the CET Exam for 10 pass conducted?

As per the latest notice, the CET exam for 10th pass will begin in the month of September 2021.

How will CET exam for 10th pass benefit candidates?

The CET exam for 10th pass will save time, application fee, and travel expenses of the candidates.

Will there be different govt exam for 10th pass candidates?

Yes. The National Recruitment Agency will conduct a different govt exam for 10th pass candidates based on their eligibility.