SLET 2024: Exam Updates, Pattern, Syllabus

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SLET 2023

The applications for State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) have already been released. The exam is conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the posts of Assistant Professors. It examines the competency of the candidates for universities/colleges lectureships. The last date to apply for the examination is January 2024. Candidates willing to apply must read all the details attentively in the article below.

Name of the Exam State-Level Eligibility Test (SLET) 
Type of Exam State-Level Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor
Conducting Authority University Grants Commission (UGC) 
Level of Exam State Level 
Date of Exam March, 2024
Application Starts November, 2023
Application EndsJanuary, 2024
Mode of Exam Offline 
Official Website

SLET Notification 2024

Students willing to apply for the examination can register on the official website. The dates of registration are applicable from November, 2024 to January, 2024. As this exam will follow a competency-based pattern, make sure to study everything beforehand to avoid any last-moment chaos. Read below to know more about the application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus and exam pattern. 

SLET Exam Pattern 

The SLET 2024 Exam comprises two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2 is 1 hour (60 minutes) and 2 hours (120 minutes) respectively. The question paper consists of 150 objective-type questions, each of which will be carrying 2 marks. The maximum marks for the exam are 300. Refer to the table below to understand the whole exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2 
Mode of Examination Offline (OMR) Offline (OMR) 
Total Questions50100
Total Marks 100200
Exam Duration1 Hour 2 Hours 
Marking Scheme +2 for Each Correct Answer +2 for Each Correct Answer 
Question Type MCQ Type MCQ Type 

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SLET Syllabus 

The SLET exam paper consists of two sections, paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 consists of the basic knowledge/research aptitude subjects and Paper 2 consists of different Languages and Science subjects. Read the syllabi for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below. 

Paper 1 Paper 2 
Reasoning Ability, Comprehension, Divergent Thinking and General Knowledge, Teaching Aptitude, Logical ReasoningAnthropology, Arabic Language, Assamese Language, Bengali Language, Bodo Language, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science, English, Law, History, Geography, Manipuri, Economics, Environmental Science etc. 

SLET Eligibility Criteria 2024

SLET authorities have determined a few eligibility criteria for candidates appearing in the SLET recruitment exam for the post of Assistant Professor. Candidates willing to apply must have a postgraduate degree and/or a PhD from a recognised university/institute with at least 55% marks. There is no such age limitation set for candidates by the exam conducting authority. Candidates from the reserved categories will be provided age relaxation as per SLET recruitment rules. Candidates having no work experience are also eligible to appear in the exam.

SLET Application Process 2024 

Before filling out the application candidates need to register and create their login credentials. Candidates must follow the below-given steps in order to complete the SLET 2024 application process successfully. 

Steps for the Application Process 

  • Visit the official website and log in using your credentials. 
  • Fill in all the required information. 
  • Keep scanned copies of all the required documents like mark sheets, ID proof category certificates, etc. 
  • Candidates have to submit their Master of Arts, Master of Science, or Master of Commerce certificates, and all the related mark sheets.
  • Submit a copy of the SC/ST/OBC certificate or PwD category certificate. 
  • Pay the required fee and submit the application.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Category Fee
General INR 1200/-
OBC INR 1050/-
SC/STINR 1000/-
PWD INR 800/-
EWSINR 1050/- 

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SLET Admit Card 2024

Candidates can find their admit card on the official website, i.e. and log in using their application number and date of birth, and then download the admit card. Candidates are advised to keep their admit cards safe till they get results and selection process details. Candidates must carry their admit card on the exam day to enter the examination hall. 

SLET Selection Process 2024

The selection of candidates will be done according to the score in their SLET examination. Candidates need to have a passing certificate for Paper 1 and Paper 2. To be eligible for Assistant Professor’s position across the colleges/institutes, candidates need to secure qualifying cut-off marks.

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What are the subjects one has to prepare for the SLET examination? 

The question paper consists of two sections: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 includes subjects such as reasoning tests, divergent thinking, comprehension and general awareness. Paper 2 consists of the core subjects that will be selected by the candidates. 

How many hours will be given for the SLET examination? 

Candidates will get three hours to complete their papers. The paper will consist of 150 questions in total. Revise all the answers before submitting the paper.

What is the required educational qualification for the SLET examination? 

Candidates must have a master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks or a PHD from a certified institution.


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