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State Level Eligibility Test (SLET)


Any Indian National who obtained Master Degree with atleast 55% marks is eligible to sit in the SET. However in the case of SC/ST candidate the minimum requirement of mark is 50% on the subject he/she opts to appear. Those candidates who have even secured 54.99% marks in case of General candidates (or 49.99% marks in case of SC/ST candidates) in Master Degree examination are not eligible for this Test. There is no provision of rounding up of marks to make it 55% ( 50% for SC/ST).
Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the final (or 4th Semester) of their Master Degree Examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examination has been delayed, may also apply and appear at this Test. However such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of eligibility certificate only after they have passed the Master’s Degree examination or equivalent with the required percentage of marks. Such candidates must obtain the P.G. Degree within two years from the date of holding the concerned SET with required percentage of marks failing which they shall be treated as disqualified. Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their postgraduation only. The candidates whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subject in item 6(ii) may appear in a related subject.
Candidates who qualify in the Test are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer within the jurisdiction of the Member-States of this SLET Commission. They will be given a pass-certificate and the validity period of certificate is forever.

Age limit and number of changes:

  • There is no age limit
  • A candidate can avail any number of chances.

About SLET Question paper:

  • Test will be conducted in objective mode
  • Total number of papers: 03
  • Paper 1 is common for all, which contains 60 questions of 2 marks each (candidates will have to answer 50 questions)
  • Paper 2 and 3 will be on the subject concerned.
  • Paper 2 will have 50 compulsory questions of 2 marks each.
  • Paper 3 will have 75 compulsory questions of 2 marks each.
  • All papers will have four types of questions
    • Usual multiple choice
    • Matching
    • Assertion and Reasoning
    • True and False

Medium of Test:

  • Except the language paper, the medium of the test is English.

Subjects of Test:

  • At present the test will be held in the subjects mentioned below:
  • Assamese, English, Economics, Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Geography, Manipuri, Bodo, Bengali, Hindi, Anthropology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Commerce, Chemical Science, Life Science, Mathematical Science, Physical Science.

Examination Center with Code for SLET:

  • Gauhati University – 01
  • Dibrugarh University – 02
  • Tezpur University – 03
  • Assam University – 04
  • MAnipur University – 05
  • Rajib Gandhi Central University (Itanagar) – 06
  • Tripura University – 07
  • Sikkim Govt. College – 08
  • Mizoram University – 09

Exam pattern:

 Session Paper  No. of questions  Marks  Duration 
 First  1 60 Out of which 50 questions are to be attempted  50 X 2 = 100  09.00 AM to 10.15 AM
 First  2 50 questions all are compulsory  50 X 2 = 100  10.30 AM to 11.45 AM
 Second  3 75 questions all are compulsory  75 X 2 = 150  01.00 PM to 03.30 PM

Required minimum marks in SLET:

 Category   Paper 1  Paper 2  Paper 3 
 General  40 (40%)  40 (40%)  75 (50%)
 OBC  35 (35%)  35 (35%)  67.5 (45%) rounded of to 68
 PH / VH / ST / SC  35 (35%)  35 (35%)  60 (40%)

Syllabus for SLET:

Note: There are Three Papers for each of the subjects. Paper-I on Teaching and Research aptitude, Paper -II and PaperIII based on the syllabus of concerned subjects. Details are furnished below:
Paper 1: (General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude)
The test is intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. They are supposed to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities like comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning, weighing the evidence with special reference to analogical arguments and inductive generalization, evaluating, classification and definition, avoiding logical inconsistency arising out of failure to see logical relevance due to ambiguity and vagueness in language. The candidates are also supposed to have a general acquaintance with the nature of a concept, meaning and criteria of truth, and the source of knowledge.
There will be 60 questions, out of which the candidates can attempt any 50. In the event of the candidate attempting more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate will only be evaluated.
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