NCTE extends certificate of teacher eligibility test validity for a lifetime

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To provide relief to teachers, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has extended CTET & TET certificate validity for a lifetime now. With this move, candidates who have qualified the CTET and TET examination can apply for teacher recruitment all through their lifetime. Earlier the validity for these certificates was till 7 years from the date of issue.

The decision to extend the validity was taken during the 50th Meeting of the NCTE’s General Body that was held on September 29. Among several issues discussed by the Commission in the meeting, this was one of the major topics.

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The Council on October 13 titled ‘Minutes of the 50th Meeting of the General Body of NCTE held on 29th September 2020”, the Council considered the agenda item and approved the validity of the TET certificate changing it from 7 years to the Lifetime. This provision would have a prospective effect and for those who have already passed out (already having TET certificate), NCTE would take legal action and will act accordingly.

Meanwhile, CTET Exam Dates 2020 has not been released yet. CBSE has said that they will announce the exam dates when it’s conducive to conduct the exams. The examination dates would be available on the official site of CBSE CTET on This year more than 10 lakh students who appear for the CTET examination and the examination will be conducted in 112 cities across the country.

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