Hyderabad: The Union government on Thursday decided to extend the validity period of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate from seven years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011. This was announced by Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
The respective State governments/UTs will take necessary action to revalidate/issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of seven years has already elapsed, he said adding that this will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.
The TET is one of the essential qualifications for a candidate to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in the schools.
The Telangana State TET was conducted in July 2017 for which a total of 3,29,786 including 98,905 candidates for paper-I and 2,30,881 for paper-II have appeared. As many as 57.37 per cent of candidates have qualified in the paper-I whereas 19.51 per cent have cleared the paper-II.
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