TET Certificate Validity extended for Lifetime
Recently a very good news has come for all the qualified candidates of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) and thousands of aspirants in the field of academics. On 3rd June, 2021 (Thursday), the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced that the eligibility of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) certificate will be extended from seven years to lifetime.
“Validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate has been extended from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011,” Pokhriyal said in a tweet.
The decision will be implemented with retrospective effect from 2011. It would mean that all those who have cleared TET since 2011 will have their certificates valid for lifetime and they would not be required to take the test again.
Central TET or State TET?
Well, no matter whether you have cleared CTET (Central Teachers Eligibility Test) or STET (State Teachers Eligibility Test), your certificate validity will be extended for lifetime. Means, if you have cleared any TET examination whether CTET or STET after 2011, your certificate validity will be extended.
What about before 2011 pass candidates?
To be more specific, no changes have been made in this case. I mean, the candidates who have qualified the TET examination before 2011, their certificates will be valid for seven years from the date of the declaration of the result.
What will happen if you have both CTET and STET Certificates?
Well, if you have two certificates i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II, it means you have cleared both the Central Teachers Eligibility Test and State Teachers Eligibility Test. But as per the announcement made by the Union Education Minister, CTET certificate validity has extended till lifetime and the state will take necessary action to revalidate/issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of 7 years has already elapsed.
Have a look at his tweet-
“The respective State Govt.s /UTs will take necessary action to revalidate/issue
fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of 7 years has already elapsed,” he said.
Why TET Certificate Validity Extended?
You must know that the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) is conducted by the twice a year. For teaching in class 1 to 5, you must qualify Paper-I and to teach from class 6 to 8, you must clear Paper-II. The total mark of the examination is 150 and the minimum qualifying marks is 60% i.e. 90. For eligibility criteria and other details, visit the CBSE Website.