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State Level Proficiency Test - 2017 

Circular Reg. No. 537/11, 

Velachery Chennai – 600042, India 



The 6th State Level Proficiency Test (SLPT-2017) is jointly organized by Prof. Ramasubbu Jeyaraman Science Foundation and SSN College of Engineering, Chennai on 12th February 2017. 

The SLPT-2017 will be conducted at six centres viz. Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli. Successful students will be recognized with the Proficiency Certificate. Selected students will get free registration for the Chemistry Research Drive residential programme, to be conducted during May 2017.

 Interested students are required to register for SLPT-2017 online at on or before 29th January 2017

click here for online registration 


Date: 12-02-2017 (Sunday) Time: 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM 


Reporting Time: 9.30 AM 

Question Format: Objective type (UGC-CSIR NET Model) 

Eligibility: I &II-year M.Sc. / M. Phil. Students / Research Scholars who have not cleared NET 

Student Identity: Student ID or Letter from HOD is required at the time of examination 


1. Chennai, Tambaram. (For any queries, contact 9841480671)

 2. Government Arts College, Race Course Road, Gopalapuram, Coimbatore - 641018 (For any queries, contact 9244645744)

3. Periyar Government Arts College, Silver Beach Road, Devanampattinam, Cuddalore - 607001 (For any queries, contact 9488014549) 

4. Madura College, Vidhya Nagar, Madurai - 625011 (For any queries, contact 9620632200)

 5. National College, Dindigul Road, Tiruchirappalli - 620001 (For any queries, contact 9790180077)

 6. Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli. (For any queries, contact 9366720833)




Important Dates
Online Form Submission12th April 2016
Last date for Applying Online & generation of filled Bank Challan for Fee.12th May 2016
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of (SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI BANK)13th May 2016
Date of examination10th July 2016

In anticipation of not many major changes in July 2016 CBSE NET Complete Notification, providing below details with reference to the Previous Notification released by CBSE for December 2015 NET Exam.

Examination Schedule National Eligibility Test (NET) 10th July, 2016 (SUNDAY)


PaperMarksNumber of Question


FirstI10060 out of which 50  question to be attempted1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.) IST
SecondII10050 questions all are  compulsory1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.) IST
ThirdIII15075 questions all are  compulsory2½ Hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.) IST

Examination Fee:

  • Rs.600/- for General
  • Rs.300/- for Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer), as per the Central list of OBC available on website:
  • Rs.150/- for SC/ST/PwD

Eligibility Criteria


i)Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (list attached page No. 21 to 47) in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science etc. (list of subjects of post graduation attached at page No. 18 to 19) are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes(OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/ persons with disability(PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

ii)Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of Junior Research Fellowship/eligibility for Assistant professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination OR equivalent with at least 55% marks(50% marks in case of OBC(Non- creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD(persons with disability) category candidates. Such candidates must complete their P.G degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

iii)The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991(irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

iv)Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only. The candidates, whose post graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No.14 (on page 11), may appear in a related subject.

v)Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to CBSE. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/CBSE at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

vi) Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (


(i)Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 28 years as on 01.06.2016. A relaxation up to 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC (Non- creamy layer, as per the Central list of OBC available on website: ) SC/ST/PWD categories and to women applicants. Relaxation will also be provided to the candidates having research experience, limited to the period spent on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, subject to a maximum of 5 years, on production of a certificate from appropriate authority. Three years relaxation in age will be permissible to the candidates possessing L.L.M. Degree. Total age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not exceed five years under any circumstances.

(ii)Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.


i) NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/ Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of the Ph. D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.

ii)The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from appearing in NET.

iii)For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st Dec 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st Dec 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.