(Input – PTI)
The government has decided to extend the validity period of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced today. “This will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field,” Mr Pokhriyal said.
The ministry added that all the states and union territories must take necessary action to revalidate/issue fresh TET certificates to candidates whose seven years have already elapsed.
Validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate has been extended from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011. https://t.co/8IQD3cwRTz (1/2) pic.twitter.com/EGi5IJ2wNu
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 3, 2021
Teachers Eligibility Test is one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools.
The guidelines dated February 11, 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.
While states conduct their own TET, the Central TET or the CTET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education