The Union government has proposed to present a Common Eligibility Test (CET) to shortlist possibility for opening of Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts, certain Group ‘B’ Gazetted posts, Group ‘C’ posts in the Government and identical posts in Government bodies through a computer-based online test to be led only by a particular organization. According to the proposition, the particular office may begin with leading separate CETs for the Graduate, the Higher Secondary (12th pass) and the Matriculate (10th pass) contender for non-specialized posts. The enlistment for these posts is as of now helped through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
Union Government to Introduce CET Examination for Group B & Group C posts
Clarifying the justification for presenting CET for such employments, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in a notice on Monday:
“At present, candidates seeking government jobs have to appear for multiple separate examinations conducted by various recruiting agencies for posts, for which similar eligibility criterion have been prescribed. These recruitment examinations comprise of multiple layers viz. Tier-I, Tier-Il, Tier-Ill, Skill Tests etc. Ordinarily, the Tier-I examination comprises of a computer-based online multiple choice objective type test.”
“Every year, approximately 2.5 crore candidates appear in multiple such recruitment examinations for approximately 1 .25 lakh vacancies,” it added.
The proposal has been placed in the open space for remarks from partners, including Government job aspirants.
Key features of CET proposal
- Common registration of candidates through an online Portal.
- Separate CETs might be directed for the Graduate, the Higher Secondary (12th pass) and the Matriculate (10th pass) contender for non-specialized posts for which recruitment is as of now brought through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the Railway Recruitment Boards(RRBs) and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
- The score of a competitor will be valid for a time of three years from the date of the revelation of the result.
- The score got by the candidates in the GET will be made accessible to him just as to the individual recruitment organization.
- Every applicant will have two extra opportunities to improve his score, and the best of every accessible score will be considered to be the present score of the competitor.
- The final selection for recruitment will be made through discrete specific examinations to be led by the individual recruitment organizations.
Where CET score will apply
- According to the notice, State Governments/UT services may use the aftereffects of CET on cost-sharing premise by going into MoUs with the specific office for CET, for state government employment.
- The CET score of the applicants can be used by Central Government Ministries/Departments for any enlistment made other than through the SSC.
- The CET score can likewise be used by private areas, for the thought of qualified applicants, other than those chosen by Government recruitment offices.