Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced today that , the government has decided to extend the validity period of a TET (Teacher’s Ability Test) exam for qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime certificate. This will be a great and a positive step to provide more employment opportunities for candidates who are aspiring to make a career in teaching career field, he said.
He further said that the State government and the Union territories will decide to take action against to revalidate or issue fresh TET Certificates to those of 7 years have been elapsed.
The change has also made the guidelines dated 11th February 2011 of The National Council For Teacher Education(NCTE) in which TET would be conducted by the state government and the validity of TET (Teacher’s Qualification Test).
TET is a most essential qualification that is always needed to acquiring a certificate. TET is a minimum qualification that is required in India for a person eligible for appointment as a teacher for Classes 1st to 8th. The test is mandatory for teaching roles in India. It was introduced by the government of India to improve the standards in teaching. The test is conducted to meet the objectives of Right Of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. While every state conducts their own TET, the central TET or the TET is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).