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A new online test for government jobs to overcome the cheating problem

The government is considering adding a new common entrance test(CET) for all the recruitment of government jobs. This test will be added with anti-cheating tools which will improve the encryption and increase the jumbling of the questions. This is to rule out copying from the candidates.

Jitendra Singh, Minister of State has stated that this new system will cheat the cheater. He also said that the candidates will not benefit from climbing walls and windows. This was said as a reaction to a viral photograph from Bihar which shows few men climbing on to the sunshade and passing the exam answer chits into the classroom.

Mr. C. Chandramouli, the Secretary Personnel has stated that the algorithm will make sure that each candidate will not get the same questions in the same order, also the security will be very high and will be against copying, cheating of any kind.

This common eligibility test is proposed by the National Recruitment Agency(NRA). NRA is the universal body which was suggested for conducting entry-level recruitment exams for Group B and C posts which are currently being handled by recruiting agencies like Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board, and Banking Personnel Selection

The score from this exam will be valid for 3 years. Conducting the exams by a single agency will reduce costs, inconvenience, and time taken for the recruitment process for non-gazetted jobs. The new exam will come into effect from the 2021 batch of candidates and the whole process will take only 3 months. Currently, this timeline is 12-18 months.

The total number of candidates who currently undertake exam across various recruitment agencies are around 2.5 crores to fill around 1.25 lakhs of government jobs

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