The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has extended the validity of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, CTET from seven years to a lifetime. The Central Board on Tuesday, notified about the revision in CTET certificate validity on its official website i.e ctet.nic.in. detailed notice regarding the extension in CTET certificate validity on the website ctet.nic.in. The candidates bearing the old certificates of CTET will be carried forward, as CBSE has denied issuing revised marks statement and validity period.
“The Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for appointment shall be decided by the appropriate Government subject to a maximum of seven years for all categories, shall be substituted by, the Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for an appointment, unless otherwise notified by the appropriate Government, would remain valid for life,” the official notice reads.
Accordingly, the validity printed on CTET Marks Statement and CTET Eligibility Certificate (older ones) which is 'seven years, now will be substituted as 'lifetime'.
“The validity period of CTET certificate for an appointment for all categories will be seven years from the date of issue of marks statement or the validity period of CTET qualifying certificate for all categories will be seven years from the date of issue.'' are substituted by “The Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for an appointment, unless otherwise notified by the appropriate Government, would remain valid for life,” it adds.
The decision is taken after Union Education Ministry ordered state education secretaries and concerned stakeholders to increase the validity period of state level teacher eligibility test from seven years to lifetime. The decision was taken in view of the ongoing situation due to COVID-19.
The Central Board in its clarification states that it shall not issue any revised Marks Statement and CTET Eligibility Certificates pertaining to previous examinations of CTET.