Validity period of the Teachers Eligibility Test ELIGIBILITY of 7 years has been done away with. The performance score of the Teachers Eligibility Test will be perpetual as announced by the Central Government on Thursday.
Teachers Eligibility Test is among the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools. Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced on 3 June that the validity of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificates has been extended from seven years to lifetime, with retrospective effect from 2011.
He added that the respective state governments and UTs will take necessary action to revalidate and issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of seven years has already elapsed.
Announcing this, the Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal said that this big step of the Central Government will benefit the candidates who want to work in the educational sector. A positive step in the direction of reform, this will reduce unemployment.
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.