State Eligibility Test (SET), formerly known as North East State Level Eligibility Test (NESLET) is conducted by SLET Commission, Assam in offline mode for the recruitment of Assistant Lecturers at institutes/colleges/universities in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Tripura. SET is a combined eligibility examination, conducted for 25 subjects for the 7 northeastern states. There is no age limit and capping to appear in SET. Candidates of any age group and as many times as they want can take SET. The exam consists of two papers – Paper I and II which need to be completed by the test takers in 1 and 2 hours respectively. Pass certificates to the qualified candidates are issued 30 days after the result announcement.
Past Dates and Events
27 Jun, 2019
Cut off - Start Date | Mode: Online
26 Jun, 2019
Result | Mode: Online
08 Mar, 2019
Answer Key | Mode: Online
03 Mar, 2019
Exam | Mode: Offline
18 Feb, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
12 Nov, 2018 - 17 Jan, 2019
Application - Last date to pay application fee | Mode: Offline
12 Nov, 2018 - 10 Jan, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
SET (SLET) Eligibility Criteria 2019
General category candidates (Indian Nationals only) passed Masters Degree or equivalent Degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks (without rounding up) are eligible. Schedules Cast (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with Disability (PWD) category candidates need to have at least 50% marks (without rounding up) in the same qualification.
Candidates appeared or appearing in the final (or 4th Semester) year of their Master Degree Exam and whose result is awaited or candidates whose qualifying exam has been delayed, are also eligible to apply. Such candidates will be admitted provisionally and the pass certificate will only be given to them once they have passed the Masters Degree exam or equivalent with the required marks. Such candidates have to obtain the Masters Degree within two years from the date of the SET result.
Candidates having completed Ph.D degree, whose Masters level exam is completed by September 19, 1991 (irrespective of the result declaration) shall be eligible for relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e from 55% to 50% for appearing in SET).
Qualified candidates can apply for the post of Assistant Professor within the jurisdiction of the Member-States of the SLET Commission.
There is no age limit or fixed number of attempts for appearing in SET.
Mode of Application : Offline
Mode of Payment : Bank Challan
SET (SLET) Application Form 2019
Documents to be kept ready before filling SET (SLET) Application Form 2019
Duly attested M.A/M.Sc./M.Com. certificate and Mark-sheet
Scanned Passport sized coloured photograph
Scanned copy of the signature
Attested copy of SC/ST/OBC* along with non-creamy layer certificate/PWD category certificate (if applicable)
SET (SLET) Application Form 2019
The application form of SET (SLET) 2019 is available online from November 12 to January 10 and candidates can pay the application fee till January 12, 2019. They have to register using their email ID and mobile number. Further, they need to fill the educational and personal details along with the communication particulars. Apart from these details, a digital copy of the signature, photograph, educational certificates, category certificate, PWD certificate need to be uploaded in the application form. Once all the details are entered, candidates will have the option of previewing the application form. In case corrections are required, candidates can make them at this stage, as no changes can be made after the final submission of the application. Candidates must also note down the generated registration number for future reference.
After the application submission, candidates have to download the bank challan. Print out of the challan must be taken to the nearest SBI branch for fee payment, two days after the application submission. Candidates must take print the Acknowledgment Slip of the submitted application form for future reference, after 2 days from the day of fee payment.
SET Application Fee
OBC (Non-creamy layer)
SET (SLET) Preparation Tips 2019
• Know the exam pattern and the syllabus of SET (SLET).
• Make a study plan accordingly
• Get your hands on the best books for SET.
Divide the entire syllabus according to the days and month left for preparation.
• Take as many mock tests as possible and solve ample previous years question papers/sample papers.
• Make short notes during the preparation.
• Keep ample amount of time for revision. Use the short notes to cover the syllabus again during revision.
• Avoid taking any fresh topic during the last phase of the preparation
SET (SLET) Exam Pattern 2019 – Paper I
The paper will be held in offline mode wherein candidates have to attempt 50 questions out of 60 in 1.15 hours. The questions in paper I are of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidates. Paper I is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidates. Each correct answer in this paper will be given 2 marks with no negative marking. This means that the paper will be held for total 100 marks.
SET (SLET) Exam Pattern 2019 – Paper II
Paper II will also be held offline for 1.15 hours and will be specific as per the subject opted by the candidates. Candidates have to answer all 50 questions for a total of 100 marks. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers, while for each correct answer, candidates will get 2 marks.
SET (SLET) Admit Card 2019
The admit card of SET 2019 has been released on February 18, 2019, in online mode. Candidates can download it online by entering their application number and date of birth in the login window. SET (SLET) admit card 2019 will not be sent to candidates through any other means. Candidates must download the admit card and check whether all the information reflecting on the admit card is correct. In case of incorrect details on the admit card, candidates must reach out to the authorities for rectification. After downloading, candidates must take a printout of SET admit card 2019. The admit card needs to be carried to the exam centre on the exam day along with the prescribed photo ID proofs.
How to download SET (SLET) Admit Card 2019
Click on the SET (SLET) admit card link
Enter your application number and date of birth
Click on the download button
Take a print out of the admit card
SET (SLET) Answer Key 2019
The answer key of SET (SLET) has been released by the authority on March 8, 2019. SET 2019 answer key is available on the official website, separately for Paper I and II. Candidates must cross verify the correctness of their answers and calculate their scores. In case of discrepancies, candidates can submit their objections to Member Secretary SLET Commission (N. E. Region) within 15 days of the publishing of the answer key, along with the proof of correctness. Objections sent after the deadline will not be entertained. After verifying the objections, the exam authority will release the final answer key. The result of SET (SLET) 2019 will be determined by the final answer key. The decision on the final answer key of SET will be final and binding.
SET (SLET) Result 2019
The result of SLET 2019 is announced by SLET Commission wherein the roll numbers of the qualified candidates as per the papers they have appeared in, is published. Candidates can check their roll numbers as per the category and subject of the paper they have appeared in. As per the qualifying criteria of SET 2019, top 6% appearing candidates in all the three papers will be shortlisted as qualified candidates. However, these top 6% candidates have to secure minimum 40% marks (General) and 35% marks (for reserved category) to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professors. Candidates securing the qualifying marks can get their marks through SET Commission’s website after 7 working days from the date of declaration of result.
How to check SET Result 2019?
Click on the result window
Download the Result PDF
Check your roll number in it
SET Result – Pass Certificate
Pass Certificate to the candidates will be issued after 45 working days from the date of announcement of SET result.
Candidates can collect the Pass Certificate individually or through any messenger (duly authorized by the candidate with his/her signature). However, the following documents must be produced at the time of collecting the pass certificate. To obtain the pass certificate, candidates have to pay Rs. 250 as application fee through a Bank Draft in favour of Member Secretary SLET Commission, N. E. Region drawn on SBI Guwahati University Branch (2060) only.
Documents needed to collect the pass certificate:
Candidates, who find any discrepancy in their SET result can send a written request pertaining to the same to the Member Secretary SLET Commission (N. E. Region) for result rechecking. A Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 5000 in favour of Member Secretary, SLET Commission, drawn on SBI, Guwahati University Branch (2060) within one month from the date of declaration of the result must be submitted for the same. An expert committee will recheck the result and rectify it.
SET (SLET) Cut off 2019
SLET Commission releases the cut off of SET 2019. There are two kinds of cut off for SET (SLET) 2019. First is the minimum qualifying marks and second is the subject-wise, category-wise, paper-wise and overall cut off marks. Candidates need to secure both the cut off marks to be considered eligible for the recruitment. The examination authority also releases a list of the successful candidates with their roll numbers and the cut off marks according to the two papers and their category. As per the eligibility of SET, top 6% of the candidates appeared in Paper I and II with 40% marks (General) and 35% marks (reserved category) will be considered qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professors.
SET (SLET) Selection Procedure 2019
Selection process of SET (SLET) 2019 includes appearing in Paper I and II and obtaining the pass certificate/eligibility certificate. To be considered eligible as Assistant Professor across the colleges/institutes and universities of the 7 northeastern states, candidates need to secure the minimum qualifying cut off marks.
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