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23 Oct 2020

TET & CTET 2020: NCTE extends Teacher Eligibility Test certificate validity for lifetime

TET & CTET 2020: NCTE extends Teacher Eligibility Test certificate validity for lifetime

National Council for Teacher Education, NCTE has extended TET & CTET certificate validity for a lifetime now. The candidates who have qualified the CTET and TET examination can apply for teacher recruitment all through their lifetime. Earlier the validity of TET certificates was 7 years from the date of issue. 


The decision to extend the validity was taken during the 50th Meeting of the NCTE's General Body that was held on September 29.


As per the statement released by the Council on October 13 titled ‘Minutes of the 50th Meeting of the General Body of NCTE held on 29th September 2020”, the Council considered the agenda item and approved the validity of the TET certificate changing it from 7 years to the Lifetime.


The dates from when this extension would be applicable have not been announced yet. As per reports, the respective states and boards will notify the implementation of such a decision after the NCTE officially notifies the same. 

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