Good news: Now CTET certificates will be valid for lifetime


GUWAHATI: Good news for Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) candidates as decision has been taken to extend the validity of the pass certificates from existing seven years to lifetime. National Council for Teacher Education, NCTE has decided to extend the validity of the certificates for lifetime.

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.

As per the statement released by 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 CTET 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 certificate), NCTE would take legal action and will act accordingly.

The dates from when this extension would be applicable have not been announced yet. As per reports, the respective states and boards will notify the implementation of such a decision after the NCTE officially notifies the same.