TET Certificate Validity Extended From 7 Years To Lifetime: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

TET Certificate Validity: Pokhriyal said that this decision of increasing the validity of the TET qualifying certificates will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.

Certification of TET Certificates: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday announced that the validity of the qualified Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) certificates will be extended from seven years to a lifetime. An official statement regarding the decision was issued by the Minister with his official handle on Twitter.

“The period of validity of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) certificate has been extended from seven years to a lifetime from 2011,” Pokhriyal said.

“The government has decided to extend the validity of the relevant Teachers Eligibility Test certificates from seven years to a lifetime that will come into effect from 2011,” the minister said in a statement.

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“The federal and UT governments will take the necessary steps to certify and issue new TET certificates to candidates for a period of seven years,” he added.

Pokhriyal said the decision to increase the performance of the appropriate TET certificates would be a positive step in increasing employment opportunities for those entering the teaching profession.

“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 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,” further reads the statement. 

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