Validity of Teacher Eligibility Test extended from 7 Yrs to Lifetime: Education Ministry

The validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate has been extended from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011, Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted on Thursday.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 03, 2021 16:33 IST
Validity of Teacher Eligibility Test extended from 7 Yrs to Lifetime: Education Ministry
TET Certificate validity extended to lifetime

The Government of India has extended the validity period of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) from 7 Yrs to lifetime. The validity period of TET applicable in all States/ UTs now will be valid for lifetime. Government had already extended the validity of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) to lifetime.

State Govts. /UTs are directed to take necessary action to revalidate/issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of 7 years has already elapsed, he added.

Shri Pokhriyal said this will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.

"Validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate has been extended from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011", Dr Pokhriyal tweeted.

Teachers Eligibility Test is one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools.

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The Guidelines dated 11th February 2011 of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) laid down that TET would be conducted by the State Governments and the validity of the TET Certificate was 7 years from the date of passing TET.