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Teacher Eligibility Test: NCTE Approves Extension Of Validity

National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has approved the extension of validity of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) certificate from 7 years to the life time. The decision was taken in the 50th meeting of the General Body of NCTE. 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 meeting of NCTE. NCTE aims to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the teacher education system and other related matters. The mandate given to the NCTE is very broad and covers the whole gamut of teacher education programmes including research and training of persons for equipping them to teach at pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary stages in schools, and non-formal education, part-time education, adult education and distance (correspondence) education courses.

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