Bhubaneswar (TF Bureau): The recruitment to various government jobs will now have a Common Eligibility Test (CET) not only in Hindi and English, but also in 10 other Indian languages.
The new system will reportedly provide equal opportunity to the job aspirants in banking, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Railway sectors.
This inclusion of languages is also seen as a plan to expand the scope of CET to other languages of the 8th schedule, IANS reported citing an officials privy to the developments in the Ministry of Personnel.
The CET exams will initially begin with 12 languages and then include the other languages as part of its test process.
It is worth mentioning that the CET exams will now be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) which was passed at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 19.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh had earlier said, “CET would actually help the recruiting agencies including the state and UT governments to save the cost and time spent on recruitment, while at the same time also be convenient and cost-effective for the young job aspirants.”