Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Qualifying Certificate Valid For Lifetime: Government

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Thu, 03 Jun 2021 02:34 PM IST


A person must pass the Teachers Eligibility Test in order to be considered for a position as a teacher in a school.
Source: Amar Ujala
New Delhi, India: With retroactive effect from 2011, the government has decided to increase the validity length of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate from 7 years to a lifetime, according to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'. Mr. Pokhriyal added, "This will be a significant step in improving employment prospects for candidates wishing to build a career in teaching."

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He went on to say that the state governments and union territories will take the required steps to revalidate or issue new TET certificates to candidates whose 7-year period has already expired.

Teachers Eligibility Test TET Validity Extended From 7 Years To Lifetime: Ramesh Pokhriyal

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) issued instructions on February 11, 2011, that said that TET will be organized by state governments and that the TET Certificate would be valid for seven years from the date of passing TET.

A person must pass the Teachers Eligibility Test in order to be considered for a position as a teacher in a school.

Previously, despite the fact that the TET pass certificate was valid for seven years, there was no limit on the number of attempts a person might make to obtain a certificate. A person who passed the exam was able to retake it in order to improve their score.

While each state administers its own TET, the Central TET, also known as the CTET, is administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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