The New Education Policy 2020 came as a breakthrough after a whopping period of 34 years which makes it all the way more revolutionary. It will bring many necessary changes to the conventional system that will help provide better choices to students and make education more fun than frustration. After launching a new education policy, the government has also come with a setup that would provide easier SOPs (standard procedure) of appearing in various examinations that lead to selection in different services in the central government. Despite giving multiple examinations for jobs, let’s face it; every individual aspires to get into a government job as soon he/she graduates so as to secure a steady income and achieve stability. The Union Cabinet, under the leadership of the Prime Minister, decided on setting up a recruitment agency that would be known as the National Recruitment Agency (NRA). The central government has approved an amount of Rs 1517.57 crores for the NRA, which will be applied in a period of three years. It will be conducting a common preliminary examination for various recruitments in the central government. A common entrance test (CET) will be conducted, and then, based on its scores, a candidate will be eligible to apply for a vacancy in the central government every year. On average, about 2-3 crore aspirants appear every year for 1.25 lakh vacancies. Candidates appear for category A, B and C government exams, out of which they get selected on the basis of a cutoff. However, CET will only be used to shortlist/screen candidates of B and C categories. Staff Selection Committee (SSC), Railways Recruitment Board (RRB) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will come under the screening of NRA. The recruiting agency will also have people from SSC, RRB, and IBPS as representatives and judges for shortlisting of the candidates. While all the three recruiting agencies remain in the same place and holding the same responsibilities, these exams will be conducted for three levels, which are of secondary stages and a higher stage respectively, i.e. 10,12 and graduation. Although the curriculum for the examination will be common, separate examinations for selection in separate categories will be done in two specialized tiers, i.e. 2 and 3.
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