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SLET cut off- How to Pass the Exam

SLET: An Overview

State Level Eligibility Test or SLET is a test conducted to recruit staff for the post of Lecturers and Assistant Professors in various colleges and universities all over the country. The test is conducted in English and is mandatory if anyone wishes to get a lectureship in India. SLET is conducted in every state of the country, one after the other by the state boards. SLET is conducted by the National Testing Agency on behalf of the UGC.

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If you are someone who wishes to know more about the SLET and wish to take the test, then you are at the right place. Keep reading this article to know more about the SLET, eligibility criteria, syllabus, SLET cut-off, and more!

SLET Eligibility Criteria

Before taking the test, every candidate needs to go through the rules laid down by the governing body and see if you are eligible to take the test by complying with the rules laid.

The eligibility criteria set by the conducting body is as follows:

  1. The candidate must possess a master’s degree from any recognized university or educational institution in India.
  2. The candidate must be a native of India and should provide all the legal certificates and documents to prove the same.
  3. There is no age limit to writing the SLET.

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Educational Qualification

  1. To be eligible to write the SLET, a candidate must possess a percentage of 55 marks in their respective master’s degree from any government-recognized university or college.
  2. If a candidate belongs to OBC, SC, ST, or PWD, they have a relaxation in the marks for 50%.
  3. If a candidate additionally holds a Ph.D. degree, then they will have a further relaxation of 5% marks.
  4. Candidates who are still in the final year of their master’s degree or are preparing to appear for the final semester tests can also apply for the SLET.


  1. As per the rules of eligibility, any candidate appearing for the SLET test must be a citizen of India. To prove the same, applicants must provide all the authentic ID proofs to the verification body.

Number of Attempts

  1. As per the latest reports released, there is no limit in the number of times a candidate can appear for the SLET, i.e., there is no limit for the total number of attempts.


  1. As per the latest rules, SLET does not require any mandatory work experience to be eligible for the test.
  2. Any candidate with or without work experience but with relevant education can apply to write the SLET.

SLET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  1. The SLET consists of just one phase of the test, which is a written test. If a candidate clears this test, they will be qualified for the job. 
  2. This written test is conducted for three hours and consists of two papers, namely, paper 1 and paper 2.
  3. Both the papers contain only MCQ type of questions.
  4. The test is conducted on the same day in two sessions.
  5. There is no negative marking in the test.
  6. Each right answer is awarded two marks.
  7. The maximum marks awarded for the SLET are 300.
SessionPaperMarksNumber of QuestionsDuration
First1100501 hour
Second22001002 hour


Before preparing for the SLET, it is wise of the candidates to go through the complete syllabus of the test. This will help them strategize well for the test.

As you already know, the test consists of two papers, and the syllabus for both papers is completely different. 

Paper 1: Test reasoning ability, Divergent thinking, Comprehension, and General Awareness.

Paper 2: The syllabus for the test will be according to the core subject selected by the candidate.

SLET Cut-off

To get selected for the SLET, candidates need to score a minimum percentage in the test. The previous year overall SLET cut-off for the SLET is as follows:

CategorySLET Exam Qualifying Percentage

Apart from the overall SLET cut-off, the candidate should have an idea of the subject-wise cut-off so that they can be well prepared accordingly in their chosen subject.

Assamese 62- 6457- 5954 – 5659 – 6148 -50
English62 – 6456 – 5850 – 5258 – 6058 – 60
Economics60 – 6352 – 5449 – 5156 – 5841 – 43
Education 58 – 6054 – 5651 – 5356 – 5851 – 53
History62 – 6458 – 6055 – 5758 – 6059 – 61
Philosophy 62 – 6460 -6257 -5962 -6443 -45
Political science60 – 6254 – 5650 – 5256 -5858 – 60
Geography55 – 5752 -5447 – 4951 – 53
Manipuri66 – 6856 -5850 – 52
Bodo58 – 60
Bengali62 – 6457 – 5950 -5250 -5254 – 56
Hindi53 – 5548 -5050 – 5252 -5446 – 48
Anthropology62 – 6458 – 6046 – 4856 – 59
Sanskrit57 – 5949 – 5150 – 53
Sociology58 – 6055 – 5748 – 5055 – 5748 -49
Arabic72 – 7462 – 6450 – 52
Persian68 – 7058 – 60
Law61 – 6352 -5452 – 5453 – 5447 -49
Commerce56 – 5849 – 5146 – 4852 – 5436 -38
Chemical Science 60 – 6253 – 5548 -5055 – 5652 – 55
Life Sciences58 – 6054 – 5650 – 5255 -5738 – 40
Mathematical Sciences54 – 5648 -5048 -5048 -5044 – 46
Physical Sciences56 – 5852 – 5446 – 5054 -55
Computer Science59 – 6055- 5752 -5454 -5646 – 48
Environment Science54 – 5552 -5447 – 4854 – 5640 – 42

How to Pass the Exam

Like any other competitive exam, SLET also has its own challenges, and one needs to stand out to be eligible for the job. However, with the right planning, preparation, and knowledge of the test, a candidate can pass the test in flying colors and get their dream job.

  1. Know the syllabus and exam pattern clearly.
  2. Prepare a thorough study timetable and stick to it.
  3. Make short notes while preparing to use during the revision period.
  4. Take mock tests and solve previous papers.
  5. Revise well from a few days before the exam.

With this, we hope you got a clear idea of the SLET, including the understanding of the eligibility criteria, SLET cut-off, syllabus, exam pattern, etc. For more information and useful content related to SLET, keep reading our blogs at Teach Mint. Teach Mint is the one-stop destination for all the teaching-related competitive exams in the country, where you will be trained uniquely to stand out of the crowd.

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