One Nation One Exam (CET) : Merits and Demerits
To streamline the recruitment process, the Government has decided to conduct a Common Entrance Test for railway, banks and Central government jobs from 2021.
CET will replace the first level tests conducted by the SSC, RRB, and IBPS. There will be a common Portal for registration, a single entrance fee, and a common curriculum. CET will serve as a level playing field for all candidates by removing obstacles involved in appearing for multiple examinations.
It will bring transparency in all recruitment examinations and overcome the irregularities and misconducts in the exams. It will minimize the chances of paper leaks as a standardized question bank with multiple questions of similar difficulty levels will be created in a central server. Scores will be generated quickly, delivered online, and be valid for a three-year period. It will lead to huge savings in logistics. In the future, CET scores may be further used by State Governments, if they so desire.