State Level Eligibility Test – SLET 2013 Exam Notification

SLET Pass Percentage up but Questions Galore

The State – level Eligibility Test ( SLET ) saw a significant boost in its pass percentage this year – 10.64 per cent, which is more than three times last year’s success rate.

Results of the test, which determines an individual’s eligibility for appointment as a teacher in colleges and universities, were declared on Saturday. Bharathiyar University acts as the nodal agency for the University Grants Commission ( UGC ) to conduct the SLET in Tamil Nadu. The test was held a few months ago.

However, candidates who took the test, known for its high failure rate, say the jump in pass percentage, has raised a new set of concerns.

“There is no ranking or listing made, and candidates only know they have cleared the test with certain marks. How would you know where you stand?” asked N. Sailapathy, a professor in a city university. He says it is also not clear what eligibility criteria were taken into consideration in marking.

“The online result page of every candidate says the candidate should come within the UGC’s qualifying criteria of 7 per cent in every subject. But there is no such explicit criterion stated by the UGC and even when it existed, it was struck down by the Kerala High Court, he said.

There are other concerns too. To improve the quality of teachers in colleges and universities, the UGC recently made it mandatory that all teachers clear either the National Eligibility Test ( NET ) or the SLET or complete a Ph.D. A pass in NET / SLET also makes teachers eligible to draw UGC payscale salaries in colleges and universities.

But this is not being followed, teachers say. “At the school level, all those who pass the Teacher Eligibility Test have guaranteed employment.

In the same way the government should ensure employment to those who pass NET / SET in government and government – aided colleges and universities. Otherwise, it leads to frustration among the aspirants, said S. Swaminathan, Founder – Secretary of the NET / SLET Association.

“Hundreds of candidates who have cleared the tests are still waiting for appointments because vacancies are being filled only by roping in those with PhDs. Many of them do not even fulfil criteria mandated by the UGC 2010 guidelines with regard to appropriate coursework and finishing their PhD in three years,” said T. Senthil Kumar, president of the association. Bharathiyar University officials said of the 51,669 students who took the test this year, 5,495 have passed it. In 2011, nearly 41,164 candidates took the test.

Even with this improvement over last year’s results, the need for qualified teachers still remains to be fulfilled in several colleges, candidates said.

68 thoughts on “State Level Eligibility Test – SLET 2013 Exam Notification

  1. please inform me about yoga net/slet exam of assam. i have completed MSc in yoga from global open university , nagaland

  2. Please inform me about LAW SLET/NET/SET EXAM of ASSAM. My qualification is LL.M from Global university Nagaland.

  3. plz inform me about slet-up exam nd syllabus for this test. i am doing m.sc chemistry. can i give this test

  4. Please mail me the schedule of SLET Exam of TAMIL NADU. No amount of browsing gives clear picture as when is exam when to apply etc

  5. hello sir ..when u announced state level eligibility exam that time please update in this website.. already anybody now update sir please

  6. What will the the qualifying limit for the OBC candidates ? and in which date the exam will be announce for 2013?

  7. when will be the Tamilnadu SLET exam? and What’s the syllabus for MCA students?
    Plz update me…

  8. Please give clear details to apply for Slet exam and furnish the details
    of contact numbers for Chennai

  9. hai im mrs.sherleythomas. im doing Ph.D in social science(social work)in thiruvalluvar university.my doubt is whether slet or net is compulsory with ph.d or only ph.D or slet/net itself is enough to aquire teaching profession in colleges/university. please give me an answer.

  10. This is Ashwini i have compleated msc organic chemistry with 69%.pls inform slet notification 2013.

  11. This is sowmya,completed M.Sc(bio.Tech) with 75%.can i eligible for SLET Exam?and for which subject can i eligible? please reply me……

  12. Date of upcoming SLET exam in Odisha? Morever, i dont have a B.ed degree, am i eligible for SLET exam? Plz reply me soon.

  13. •please inform the syllabus and important dates for M.Sc Chemistry students of SLET exam.

  14. Hi,
    This is Latha, completed MCA and M.Tech(cse) with 88%. I am not having B.Ed. Am i eligible for SLET. please give me reply soon.

  15. Please do give us the complete details syllabus ,apply onlide the closing date of applying online ect in UGC website or appsc website please the concerned authorities please take the necessary measures.

  16. I have completed MCA from Vinayaka Mission University, Selam, Tamilnadu. Can I appear for SLET Examination

  17. I am very happy to hear about slet bcoz it will open new door for us.But why B.Ed is compulsory for this exam?

  18. no.1 the notification of slet exam is ambiguous
    no.2 we are not getting currect information even though they are conducting the exam.
    no.3 what about the 2012 slet exam notification and syllabus of the subject of business ecnomics
    Last but not the least finally proper guidance is immediately required

  19. Why Library and Information Science is not included.pl include this subject as every institution has a library.

  20. when will Slet for A.P. conducted by o.u and whats the syllabus for Commerce and management students.

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