The decision was taken in the 50th meeting of the General Body of NCTE held on September 29, 2020.

National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has permitted the extension of validity of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) certificates from 7 years to the life time. The choice was taken within the 50th assembly of the General Body of NCTE held on September 29, 2020.

According to the minutes of the NCTE General Body Meeting circulated on October 13, the council has permitted extending of the validity of TET certificates from seven years to life time and its provision could have potential impact. “The Council considered the agenda item and approved the validity of TET certificate changing it from 7 years to life time. This provision would have prospective effect and for those who have already passed out (already having TET certificate), NCTE will take legal opinion and will act accordingly,” reads the minute of the 50th GB assembly of NCTE.

NCTE goals to realize deliberate and coordinated growth of the trainer training system all through the nation, the regulation and correct upkeep of norms and requirements within the trainer training system and different associated issues. The mandate given to the NCTE could be very broad and covers the entire gamut of trainer training programmes together with analysis and coaching of individuals for equipping them to show at pre-primary, main, secondary and senior secondary phases in faculties, and non-formal training, part-time training, grownup training and distance (correspondence) training programs.

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