What is the SLET Exam?

The State Level Eligibility Test, or SLET, is an exam administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine applicants’ eligibility for college and university lectureships. The SLET exam ensures that applicants meet the minimum requirements for teaching and research positions in Indian colleges and universities. The UGC administers this exam to find qualified candidates for Assistant Professor positions in fields such as Humanities and Social Science. The SET or SLET exam is given in English in various states across India. 

The commission suspected that a national exam like SLET might not adequately represent regional subjects. In addition, the conducting body received requests from applicants to allow them to take the SLET exam in their native language. As a result, State Governments and Union Territories were given the authority to hold separate SLET exams to determine applicants’ eligibility for a state lectureship. As a result, the concept of SLET or SET at the state level was born. The exam is now administered in both English and regional languages.