The validity of Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) certificate has now been extended for lifetime. The State Education Department has given this information by issuing an official notification in response to the guidelines of the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE). The validity period of TET certificate used to be seven years earlier. Official statement from the education department In the order issued by Arshad Firoz, Deputy Secretary, Education Department, it has been said that the concerned appointing authority will take action according to this order. Now a candidate after passing the Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) will be eligible to apply for appointment to the post of teacher subject to other conditions contained in the respective appointment rules. These orders were issued by the Union Ministry of Education. The Union Education Ministry on June 9 extended the validity of TET eligibility certificates from seven years to life time with effect from 2011. The state governments were asked to comply with the new rule, issue fresh certificates and re-verify for a stipulated period those certificates which have already expired seven years ago.