CBSE CTET 2020: NCTE extends CTET/ TET validity to lifetime, will be applicable in upcoming exams

National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has decided to extend eligibility of CTET/ TET to lifetime. Council chairing a meeting over the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, extended the CTET and other Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Certificates' eligibility for a lifetime.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Oct 21, 2020 16:24 IST
CBSE CTET 2020: NCTE extends CTET/ TET validity to lifetime, will be applicable in upcoming exams
TET Validity Extended to lifetime

National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has extended CTET Certificate validity for a lifetime now. With the recent decision, students qualifying the upcoming CTET/ TET eligibility test exams will be benefitted of the validity extension. Candidates who have qualified the Central Teacher Eligibility Test or TET can apply for Teacher's recruitment throughout their lifetime. For excisting students the decision is likely to be taken after considering its legal complications, a statement reads. 

NCTE Chairman Vineet Joshi confirmed the extension in Teacher Eligibility Test's validity from seven year to lifetime. Chairing its 50th meeting NCTE General body on Tuesday decided to facilitate CTET/ TET validity extension to all aspirants across the country.

Students were demanding the extension in the TET certificate validity for last couple of years. Earlier the validity of CTET/ TET certificates was till 7 years from the date of issuance. In view of the current situation raised after Covid-19, students who were on verge to end their Certificate's validity in June 2020, raised their demand for an further extension, as June 2020 scheduled CBSE CTET and several other Teacher Eligibility Tests were postponed.

According to report, the decision to extend the CTET/ TET Certificate validity was taken during the 50th Meeting of the NCTE's General Body that was held on September 29. Among several issues discussed by the Commission in the meeting, this was one of the major topics.

CTET TET validity extended lifetime
Press Release on Extension on validity of CTET / TET to lifetime

As the decision is taken in the recent meeting, NCTE General Body Meeting the Council has approved extending of the validity of TET certificate from seven years to lifetime. “The Council considered the agenda item and approved the validity of TET certificate changing it from 7 years to life time. "This provision would have prospective effect and for those who are having TET certificate, NCTE will take legal opinion and will consider,” reads the minute of NCTE.

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