SET Exam 2023

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SET Exam

Symbiosis International organizes the SET exam every year as a central part of its admission process for several undergraduate programs such as BBA and BCA. It is a computer-based test conducted via online mode. Symbiosis International comprises a total of 15 constituent institutions spread across Pune, Noida and Hyderabad. Apart from the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), the university also organises three more entrance exams, i.e. SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SIT EEE), Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) and Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) for its several bachelor’s degree programs offered in Management, Design, Engineering, Computer Studies, Liberal Arts, amongst others. This blog aims to provide you with a comprehensive guide on the SET exam, its eligibility criteria, exam pattern as well as syllabus.

Exam Overview

ParticularsFeatures of SET Exam
Conducting AuthoritySymbiosis International University, Pune 
Courses OfferedBachelor’s Degrees
Top CollegesSymbiosis Institutes of Computer Studies
and Research (SICSR)
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS)
Total Marks120 Marks 
Total Number of Questions60 Questions 
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration90 minutes
SET Exam Marking SchemeFor every correct answer: +1
No Negative Marking
FeesOne Session: 1750 INR Two Sessions: 3500 INR
PatternThe exam is divided into 4 sections as follows:
-General English
-Quantitative Analysis
-Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning
-General Knowledge/Awareness

SET Exam 2023 Important Dates

Before elaborating on the chief essentials of the SET exam, it is important to highlight the notifications for 2023. The authorities have not released any official notification, take a look at the below table comprising of the tentative dates of this exam:

SET Event Important Dates 2023
RegistrationThird week of January 2023
Application DeadlineLast week of April 2023
Admit Card First week of May 2023
SET Exam 2023Second week of May 2023
Result 2023Last week of May 2023

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SET Exam 2023 Eligibility

Symbiosis International has specified certain eligibility requirements for candidates wanting to pursue an undergraduate program from the university. Here is a list of prerequisites for the SET exam that you need to fulfil in order to be qualified for your chosen bachelor’s degree course at the university:

  • Candidates must have completed their 10+2 examination in a stream pertaining to their field from interest from a recognized board or its equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks. Those who belong to SC/ST category have a relaxation of 5% i.e. they need a basic minimum of 45% marks.
  • Candidates appearing for their 12th standard examination, they need to submit a passing certificate to become eligible for admission. 
  • If the student applying for this exam has completed their 12th standard through a foreign board, they are required to obtain a certificate that is equivalent to the above-mentioned certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 

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SET Exam Registration 2023

The process of application of the SET exam is quite a simple one and is bifurcated into the following five steps:

  • Filling the Application Form – The application form of the exam is available online at the official website of SET exam. You need to create an account as a new user after which you can fill the exam form.
  • Downloading the Admit Card – The candidates can download the admit card for the exam from the online portal once the notification is out. Once you have received your admit card, check the SET exam centre and date and wrap your test preparation accordingly.
  • Appearing for the Exam – Don’t forget to be fully prepared on the day of the SET exam. Moreover, the applicants need to carry any of the identity proof documents to the examination hall such as Aadhar card, driving license, etc. 
  • Check the SET Results – The SET exam results are announced almost a week after the examination. Your scores result will determine where you are eligible for WAT/PI round. The cut-offs are announced by individual schools under the Symbiosis International. The results will be followed by the announcement of the application process pertaining to that school. For this, it’s recommended that you check the particular websites of schools that feature on the top of your list. 
  • Appearing for the Personal Interview Round– If you have qualified for the cut-off under the SET exam results, the next step is to get ready for the interview round. The interview will be taken by the school you have qualified for and the admission committee will assess if you are the right candidate for the course or not.

Download your SET Exam Admit Card 2021

SET Exam Fees

After the registration process, you can move on to the payment section and submit the fee (1,750 INR for the first session and 3,500 INR for the second session) via online banking/credit or debit card.

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Admit Card for SET Exam

Admit card is released one week before the date of the exam and students can download the admit cards online. Here is the step-wise process to download the admit card:

  1. Visit the official website of SET exam
  2. Enter your SET Id and password
  3. Click on admit card option and it will be displayed on your screen
  4. Take two printouts for future reference

Click Here for SET Exam Form 2022

SET Exam Result

Students can check their results online. Look at the step below to know how to check your result:

  1. Visit the official website of SET exam
  2. Enter your SET id and password
  3. Click on scorecard and it will be displayed on your screen
  4. From there, you can download your SET scores

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SET Exam Selection Process

After the examination and result announcement, students are selected based on various criteria. Students are evaluated based on their exam score, written ability test, and personal interview. Only after successful completion of all rounds, students are eligible for UG program admission.


There are few seats registered under different categories. The seat reservation criteria for different categories are as follows:

  • Scheduled Tribe: 7.5% 
  • Scheduled Caste: 15% 
  • Person with Disability: 3% 
  • Wards of people in Armed forces: 5% 
  • Kashmiri migrants: 2 seats above and over the sanctioned intake

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Colleges Participating in SET Exam 2023

After clearing the SET exam 2022 students are eligible for admission to 7 colleges, Here is the list of all colleges:

Name of the InstitutePrograms Offered
SICSR: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, PuneBCA, BBA (IT)
SCMC: Symbiosis Center for Media and Communication, PuneB.A. (M.C)
SSE: Symbiosis School of Economics, PuneB.Sc (Economics Honors)
SSLA: Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, PuneBachelors of Arts/Science (B.A/B.Sc – Liberal Arts) Honors
SCMS Pune: Symbiosis Center for Management Studies, PuneBBA
SCMS Noida: Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Noida BBA
SCMS Nagpur: Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, NagpurBBA

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SET Exam Pattern

To prepare better for the entrance exam, it is vital that you know that type of question and overall exam pattern. Check out the SET exam pattern

Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline (IBT)
Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions with no negative marking
Language English

SET Exam Syllabus

Before appearing for any entrance exam, it is important to know about the syllabus. There are 4 sections in the SET exam consisting of English, quantitative, logical reasoning, and general knowledge. Here are more details about the syllabus:

Quantitative AptitudePercentage
-Time, Speed and Distance
Profit and Loss
Logical ReasoningBlood Relations
Verbal Reasoning
-Venn Diagram
General Awareness-Current Affairs
Books and Authors
-Countries and Languages

Contact Details

Exam Centers

The SET exam is conducted across India. Here are some of the exam centres are mentioned below:

  • Kanpur
  • Ahmedabad
  • Karnal
  • Ahmednagar
  • Kochi / Ernakulam
  • Ajmer
  • Kolhapur
  • Aligarh
  • Kolkata
  • Allahabad
  • Kota
  • Ambala
  • Kottayam
  • Amravati
  • Kozhikode
  • Amritsar
  • Lucknow
  • Asansol
  • Ludhiana
  • Aurangabad
  • Madurai
  • Bareilly
  • Meerut
  • Bengaluru
  • Mumbai
  • Bhilai
  • Mysuru
  • Bhopal
  • Nagpur
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Nashik
  • Bilaspur
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Chandigarh / Mohali
  • Noida/G Noida/Ghaziabad
  • Chennai
  • Panipat
  • Coimbatore
  • Panjim
  • Cuttack
  • Patiala
  • Dehradun
  • Patna
  • Delhi/NCR
  • Port Blair
  • Dhanbad
  • Pune
  • Dibrugarh
  • Raipur
  • Faridabad
  • Rajkot
  • Gandhinagar
  • Ranchi
  • Gangtok / Bardang
  • Roorkee
  • Guwahati
  • Shillong
  • Gwalior
  • Shimla
  • Hooghly
  • Siliguri
  • Hyderabad
  • Surat
  • Indore
  • Thane
  • Jabalpur
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Jaipur
  • Thrissur
  • Jalandhar
  • Udaipur
  • Jammu
  • Vadodara
  • Jamshedpur
  • Varanasi
  • Jhansi
  • Vijayawada
  • Jodhpur
  • Visakhapatnam

Best Books for SET Exam Preparation

The SET exam is divided into 4 sections and is conducted online. Questions are multiple-choice questions. Now that you are aware of the SET syllabus, here are some important books that will help you in preparing and covering the syllabus in the best way possible. Here are some of the best books for SET preparation:

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi UpadhyayBuy Here
Word Power Made Easy by Norman LewisBuy Here
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit GuhaBuy Here
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS AggarwalBuy Here

SET Exam Question Papers

Previous Year Questions Paper 1
Previous Year Question Paper 2
Previous Year Question Paper 3
Previous Year Question Paper 4


What is SET exam eligibility?

The basic eligibility for the exam is that candidates must have completed their 10+2 examination in a stream pertaining to their field from interest from a recognized board or its equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks.

What is the syllabus of SET?

The SET exam includes 4 sections General English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning.

What is the SET exam fees?

SET exam fees (1,750 INR for the first session and 3,500 INR for the second session) via online banking/credit or debit card.

We hope that this blog helped you in chalking out a preparation plan for the SET exam. If you are preparing for any competitive exam, reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu and we’ll provide you with the best tips and tricks for acing any entrance exam and getting successfully shortlisted for your dream course.

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