National Recruitment Agency (NRA) is the new exam conducting authority that is responsible for conducting computer-based Common Eligibility Test (CET). If you are aspiring for SSC, RRB, and Banking posts, then you need to apply for NRA CET 2021. Go through the complete post to know detailed instructions to fill the NRA CET Application Form 2021. 

  • NRA CET Exam will be held at three separate levels, i.e. graduation, higher secondary, and matriculation. 
  • Before proceeding with the NRA CET Registration, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The application form link is expected to be activated tentatively from June 2021.
  • The minimum age limit to fill the application form for graduate students is 18 years.
  • The application process includes registration, filling in details, uploading scanned images, and finally paying the application fee.
  • Applicants must have completed the 12th grade or equivalent assessment from a recognized university or board to qualify for the exam for higher secondary students.

NRA CET Application Form 2021

NRA, the conducting body shall release the NRA CET 2021 Online Application Form tentatively from the first week of June 2021, on its official website. The submission of the application for the recruitment will be subject to various Eligibility Criteria laid out by the authority, depending upon the level of the exam.

  • Through this exam, candidates can apply for various Exams Included in NRA CET
  • Solving previous year question papers may help candidates to know the degree of difficulty of the paper and the kind of questions asked in the exam. 
  • Studying essential topics from recommended books will help students perform well and excel in the recruitment process

NRA CET Application Form Highlights

Important points regarding NRA Common Eligibility Test (CET) Application Form are tabulated below:-

Exam Name NRA CET
Notification Release Date June 2021
Form Filling and Payment Mode Online
Conducting Body National Recruitment Agency 
Last Date to Fill the Application form July 2021
Documents Required Depend upon the level of the post applying for (10th and 12th Certificates, Degree/Diploma Certificate, Caste Certificate for SC/ST Candidates, Scanned Copies of Photo and Signature)
Official Website To be notified 
Application Fee To be notified 

NRA CET Application Form Dates

The NRA CET 2021 Exam Dates are announced by the official authority. Below mentioned are the dates of some of the important events related to the CET Exam:-

Events Dates
Starting of Online Registration The first week of June 2021
Last date to register The second week of July 2021
Last date for editing application details The second week of July 2021
Last date to make online fee payment The third week of July 2021
CET admit card release date Last week of August 2021

NOTE: The dates mentioned above are tentative. It will be updated once it is released by the exam conducting Authority.

NRA CET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Only candidates who meet the NRA CET Eligibility Criteria can apply for the entrance exam. The qualifying criteria for all levels are laid out here. There will be three levels of the exam i.e., the Undergraduate Level Exam, the 12th Level Exam, and the 10th Level Exam.


  • In order to qualify for the Common Eligibility Examination, the applicant should be a resident of India.
  • If a candidate is a citizen of Nepal/Bhutan/Tibetan refugee who had come to India before 1 January 1962 to settle permanently in India, he or she will be eligible to apply for the examination.
  • Any applicant who has migrated from any other country but is now a permanent resident in India shall be eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • The age limit varies with the test that the applicant intends to take. 
  • For the undergraduate-level exam, candidates should be between 18 to 35 years of age to apply for the exam.
  • For the 12th level candidate should be between 18 to 27 years of age to apply for the exam.
  • For the 10th Level Candidate should be between 18 to 23 years of age to apply for the examination.

Educational Qualification

As the NRA conducts the examination for all three levels, the qualification for each level is as explained below:

  • The basic educational requirement for the 10th pass level is matriculation from a recognized school.
  • The basic educational requirement for 12th pass level is 12th pass from a recognized & affiliated school
  • The educational qualification for the Graduate level CET will be a graduation degree from a recognized college or university.

Documents Required to Apply for NRA CET 2021 Application form

Candidates need to have the below-mentioned documents in hand before filling the application form in place.


It is mandatory to upload Class X, Class XII, graduation, and/or other similar review sheets based on the stage that the candidate is applying for.

Applicant's Photograph

  • The photograph must be a recent passport size color picture.
  • The size of the photo should be between 20kb and 50kb
  • Applicants must ensure that the picture is in color taken against a light-colored, ideally white background.
  • Caps, hats, and dark glasses in the image are not acceptable
  • The applicant in the photo should be in front of the camera.
  • The photo needs to be in JPEG format. Otherwise, the form would be refused by the officials

Scanned Copy of Signature

Candidates must upload a scanned copy of their signature. The same signature as that on the official documents, such as Aadhaar Card, Passport, etc. The applicant would be disqualified if the signature on the call letter signed at the time of the test, does not match the signature on the application form.

  • The scanned photo of the signature should be about 10kb-20kb
  • The signature should be in a running hand, not in block letters.
  • It should also be on white paper with black or blue ink.
  • The scanned image should be clear and visible

Caste Certificate

Those who belong to the reserved categories should apply with their official caste certificates. They'll be needed to upload scanned copies of the same.

  • Age-relaxation is valid for reserved categories
  • There is indeed a specific number of vacancies reserved for categories other than General vacancies
  • To gain from this, one must upload the scanned copies of their caste certificate.

Thumb Impression

  • Applicants must submit a scanned copy of their Left Thumb Impression
  • If a candidate does not have a left thumb, he or she can use his or her right thumb.
  • If both thumbs are absent, the impression should be taken of one of the fingers of the left hand beginning from the forefinger.
  • If there are no fingers on the left hand, the impression of one of the fingers on the right should be taken from the forefinger.
  • The impression of the left toe can be taken if no fingers are available.
  • The candidate should state the name of the finger and the specification of the left/right hand or toe in the uploaded document if the left thumbprint is not uploaded.
  • The scanned picture of the thumb should be about 10kb-20kb.

Hand Written Declaration

  • There should be a handwritten declaration, for candidates that are unable to write, the text will be typed.
  • Then, place the left thumbprint below the typed text and then upload the text to the specifications
  • One must ensure that all of these scanned documents comply with the appropriate specifications.

The text for the handwritten declaration is as follows – “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true, and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

How to fill the NRA CET Application Form 2021?

Applicants can complete the NRA CET Registration only in online mode from the official website. Applicants can follow the steps set out below to complete the application form.

Step 1: Fresh Registration for new Candidates
  • Visit the official website of the NRA.
  • On the Homepage click on the “CET APPLY ONLINE TAB”, a login page will appear on the screen. 
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration”
  • Details that candidates need to provide to create their login ID are Name, Date of birth, mobile number, Email ID, etc.
  • Remember the password filled here for creating Log In. 
  • Press the “Submit” button. the details provided by the applicant in their login ID cannot be modified at a later stage. Thus, they need to fill in this information very carefully.
  • Upon successful registration, the applicant’s login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address. Applicants should save this email for future reference.

Note: Kindly note that the Email-ID and Date of birth as filled by you will be used to login to the website to fill the online application form.

Step 2: Essential documents to be made ready

Keep the following details/documents/information ready with you before you start filling out your online application.

  • Personal details 
  • Educational qualification details 
  • Image of scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format and size should be between 20-50 KB 
  • Image of scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format and size should be between 10-20 KB.
Step 3: Fill the NRA CET 2021 Application Form
  • Login using your Login ID and Password sent to the candidate via email by clicking on the Login tab to Complete the Process.
  • Enter the verification code as shown and press the Submit button.
  • Please fill in the details on the online application form. Because your eligibility will be determined on the basis of the information you submit, you are expected to exercise adequate caution and provide the specifics of your qualifications, etc. correctly.
  • Enter other related data such as examination center choice, parent details, gender, nationality, academic details, address, and contact information.
  • Please save the details as you fill out the online application form by clicking the SAVE" button.
  • If you want to change some of the data, you can do so by logging in again using the Email ID and the Date Of birth. After editing the details, make sure you save the details by clicking the Save" button.
Step 4: Uploading documents
  • Click on the link to ‘Upload the Photograph’
  • Browse to the location where the scanned photo was saved, pick the Photograph, and press the Upload button. 
  • Follow the same steps to upload the signature, left thumbprint, and other supporting documents, and then press the Next button.
Step 5: Application Fee Payment

Before sending the NRA CET Apply Online form, applicants are advised to preview the application form by pressing the "Back" button as there is no correction window. Applicants may pay their application fee via Debit Card or Netbanking. Keep your Debit Card/Internet Banking information handy.

  • Candidates are required to read the undertaking and accept the same.
  • In case you wish to edit any information relating to Personal Details, Qualification Details, and/or Experience Details; you can do so by logging in again using Email-ID, Birth Date, Password, and after editing the information, make sure to save the information again by pressing the Save" button.
  • Tap on the "Make Payment" tab, you will be redirected to the bank's website where you have to make payment using any of the following options listed above.
  • Application fees will depend on the category of the candidate.
  • Now enter your Net Banking Account or Debit Card information to continue with the transfer. When your payment has been authenticated, the system will lead you to the final application form.
  • You'll get a self-generated Web Application No. after you've successfully completed your payment. After a successful transaction, the candidate will receive a preview of the application with the application number.
  • Applicants are advised to receive a printout of the complete application for approval. The applicant should carefully preserve its application number for the production of call letters and all other information for further processes.

NRA CET Application Form 2021 Correction

Candidates must remember that the NRA CET 2021 Apply Online form cannot be modified once it has been submitted. The choice to change the application form is only accessible before the "Final Submit" button.

  • The "Save and Next" option is given so that all data can be reread and the changes can be made.
  • Candidates must bear in mind that no modifications can be made to the online CET application form after payment of fees.

Details Asked in NRA CET Online Form 

Candidate should read the details asked to fill in NRA CET online application form given below carefully before filling the form

Category Filling Criterion
Name  Fill in the same name as on the official documents like Aadharcard, Passport, etc.
DOB The date Of Birth should be the same as on the matriculation certificate.
Enter Mobile number Provide an active contact number for receiving further important information regarding the examination.
Enter Email ID Responsive email ID of yourself or your parents/sisters/relatives that can be used to submit the registration number and password information.
Enter the year of passing Enter details of the year of passing the qualifying examination.
Father’s / mother’s name Enter the name of either parent as written in the class 10 certificate of DOB certificate
Education qualification Details of marks have to be filled in percentage for class 10, 12, and graduation depending on the level applied for.
Correspondence address Details of home address/ local address have to be supplied. If required, this will be used for sending letters or communication.

Important Guidelines for NRA CET 2021 Apply Online 

Applicants need to abide by certain instructions when filling out the form so that their candidature would not be rejected. After completing the application process, enhance your preparation by following NRA CET Preparation Tips by experts. 

  • Applicants must ensure that all details are properly filled out, as no improvements or revisions are permitted after the final submission of the application form.
  • Applicants must ensure that they meet the required eligibility Requirements before completing the application form.
  • Application Fee can only be charged via the online mode.
  • Ensure that the documents uploaded, such as the photograph, the signature, the left thumbprint, and the handwritten declaration, as defined by the CET.
  • If an applicant is found not to meet the eligibility requirements or is unable to produce the necessary documentation, his application will be canceled.
  • CET reserves the right to delegate the applicant to any of the Centers other than the one selected by the candidate.
  • Any request for a change in the date, time, and place of the Online Test or Interview would not be entertained by the Examination Body.
  • online applications, once approved, will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the application fee, once charged, will not be refunded or reserved for any further stage of the recruitment
  • Applicants are advised to read all the guidelines set out in the official notification carefully before continuing to fill out the online form.


How do I know that my NRA CET Application Form 2020 has been submitted?

Applicants will obtain the registration ID and password on their registered contact number and e-mail ID after the registration has been successfully completed.

How many steps are there in filling the NRA CET Online Form?

The NRA CET application process requires registration, filling in details, uploading scanned images, and finally paying the application fee.

Can I edit the data after submitting the online application form of NRA CET?

No, candidates will not be able to adjust the details in the NRA CET Apply Online Form after clicking the confirmation button.

What are the different methods of payment for paying the NRA CET Application fee?

Applicants must pay NRA CET Exam Application Fee only in online mode. Payment can be rendered in one of the following forms.

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card 
  • Internet banking facilities
  • IMPS 

What if I did not receive an email acknowledgment after registering on the NRA CET official website?

Search the spam folder and archived messages folder. These are self-generated addresses which will definitely be received in the mailbox. Do not send mail for this kind of auto-generated post.

Can the test center be updated after the application form has been submitted?

No, applicants will not be able to make any changes to the test cities/centers chosen after submitting their NRA CET application form.

Does NRA CET have any relaxation fees for applications of the OBC category Candidates?

No, there is no fee relaxation for OBC and General category candidates.

What is the basic academic qualification needed to apply for HSC level CET 2021?

Candidates must have passed 10+2 exams or similar examinations from a recognized board of education.