Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE)

The Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules, 2017, provides that every telecom equipment must undergo mandatory testing and certification prior to sale, import of use in India. The final detailed procedure for Mandatory Testing and Certification of Telecom Equipments (MTCTE) under these rules has been notified separately. The testing is to be carried out for conformance to Essential Requirements for the equipment, by Indian Accredited Labs designated by TEC and based upon their test reports, certificate shall be issued by TEC.

 NEW  Letter to all CABs and NABL Accredited Labs for uploading of Test Report Summary

 NEW Extension of Acceptance of Test Reports from Labs Accredited by ILAC Signatories upto 30.06.2021 for Technical parameters 

 NEW  Minutes of Meeting on requirements of ERs on Cloud/CoTS based server Telecom/Communication products

 NEW  Handling of Appeals received from Appellant w.r.t. MTCTE certification

 NEW Notification for launch of MTCTE Phase-II

 Extension of Acceptance of Test Reports from Labs Accredited by ILAC Signatories

 NEW Notification for Requirement of Labelling on Certified Product

 NEW Notification for Exemption from Submission of Test Reports against few Parameters

  Notification for launch of MTCTE

  Notification for acceptance of test reports from labs accredited by ILAC signatories.

  Notification for revision of MTCTE procedure exemptions/relaxations.

  Proforma  for seeking of Non-Applicability for few parameters

  Consideration of date of dispatch from foriegn port as date of import

  MTCTE Procedure revision

MTCTE Certificate Terms & Conditions

 “The application for certification under MTCTE is to be submitted on MTCTE Portal through which online administration of this procedure shall be carried out.  Any queries related to usage of portal may be sent at  and contact to  Sh. Aakash Agarwal at 9599306247.”

Registration of Importers mandatory on Customs Portal ICEGATE, for submission of MTCTE Certificate  

Documents required for creation of profile in MTCTE portal

Earlier Orders related to MTCTE  

FAQs (Updated as on 19.07.19)

Proforma for seeking exemption from submission of test reports against few parameters

Final MTCTE Procedure

(All clarifications/ FAQs issued so far have been merged in MTCTE Procedure)

List of Test parameters vis-a-vis labs for testing of Telecom Products covered under Phase-I and Phase-II

MTCTE related updates/ clarifications:

  1. It is clarified that COTS servers are presently not covered by MTCTE. Application Server and Media Server, for which ERs are put on hold are also not covered by MTCTE. However, as and when notification related to Security Requirements for any equipment is issued, the equipment will come (with proper notification) within purview of MTCTE irrespective of it being dedicated hardware based or server based.
  2. It is also clarified that Mobile Handsets including Tablets (with or without SIM) are within the purview of MTCTE. Any change in this status like de-notification from CRS list and related detailed modalities shall be notified after these are settled between DoT and MEITY.
  3. The MTCTE portal is available for trial.  Formal notification of dates from which applications shall be accepted on portal shall be notified separately. For trial, user may change the fee amount from indicated value to ₹ 1 and proceed.  
  4. If a user completes his application and report upload in full on the trial portal, he may inform at A trial certificate will be issued for the product.
  5. The updated TEC Logo has been uploaded on Please refer to the logo for labeling requirements of equipments under MTCTE.


Exemption from some tests included in ERs

TEC has notified Essential Requirement for all the products covered by MTCTE. It may be noted that test reports for all parameters included in the respective ER need to be necessarily submitted and complied.

TEC has received a few requests for modification/ removal of some of the test parameters included in ERs. As the ERs have been developed through a detailed consultative process of MTCOF, keeping in view the objectives of user and network safety, it may not be possible to modify the ERs on such requests. However, in order to allow sufficient time for the manufacturers to arrange for all the test reports, it has been decided that time limited exemption from submission of test reports for specific parameters can be granted to all manufacturers, provided relevant information is provided by manufacturers to TEC in advance.

Such exemption is to be obtained in advance, before submission of application. Products for which exemptions are availed shall be provisionally certified for a period of one year. Before expiry of provisional certificate, the same can be renewed by getting the product tested and report submitted in respect of exempted parameters.

In order to obtain exemption from submission of test reports in respect of some parameters, manufacturers are requested to provide relevant information as per following proforma:

1.     Product Name/ Variant name (s)


2.     Name of OEM/ Importer/ Dealer/ Brand


3.     Name of the parameter to be exempted


4.     Reason for seeking exemption:

A.    Test report from international accredited lab not available because normally product is not tested for this parameter or there is no international accredited lab.

B.    The product is manufactured in India and there is no accredited/ designated lab in India.

C.    The product does not comply with specific limits/ test voltages/ procedures prescribed in ERs.

D.    Others (Please specify)


            A / B / C



Please submit separate sheets for each parameter/ product