The Ministry of Education has extended the validity of TET qualified certificates from seven years to a lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011. Earlier, its validity was up to seven years only. This will be applicable from 2011.
The Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also directed the State governments and UTs to issue fresh or revalidate TET certificates whose period of seven years has already lapsed. He ordered states and UTs to take necessary action.
Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal said the decision was taken to increase employment opportunities for those working for a career in the teaching profession. If you want to be hired as a teacher in schools,passing the TET is a must.
The TET is administered by the State Governments as per the guidelines issued by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in February 2011. The certificates issued to those who pass this test are valid for seven years from the date of passing the test.