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The validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate had been extended from seven years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011, informed the Ministry of Education.

Respective State /UTs will take necessary action to revalidate/issue fresh TET certificates to candidates whose period of 7 years has already elapsed, the Ministry of Education said.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' today announced the decision of the government to extend the validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011.

Pokhriyal said this will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.

Teachers Eligibility Test is one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools. 

The Guidelines dated 11th February 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.

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