SET Exam

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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 of 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.

SET Exam: Key Details 

The following table enlists the various details about the SET exam that you should know about.

Particulars Features of SET Exam
Conducting Authority Symbiosis International University, Pune 
Courses Offered Bachelor’s Degrees
Top Colleges Symbiosis Institutes of Computer Studies
and Research (SICSR)
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS)
Total Marks 150 Marks 
Total Number of Questions 150 Questions 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Exam Duration 2.5 hours
SET Exam Marking Scheme For every correct answer: +1
No Negative Marking
Mode of Examination Online
Fees One Session: 1750 INR Two Sessions: 3500 INR
Pattern The exam is divided into 4 sections as follows:
General English: 40 questions
Quantitative Analysis: 40 questions
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning: 30 questions
General Knowledge/Awareness: 40 questions

SET Exam: Crucial Dates

Before elaborating the chief essentials of the SET exam, it is important to highlight the notifications for 2020. Take a look at the below table comprising of the important dates of this exam:

Examination Form Release 28th January 2021 
Last Date to Fill the Examination Form 4th Week of April 2020 
Last Date for Fee Submission   4th Week of April 2020 
Examination Admit Card Release Date April 2020 (Last week)
Date of Exam 1st May 2021
Date of Result Declaration 2nd Week of May 2021

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SET Exam: Eligibility Criteria

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.
  • The seat reservation criteria for different categories is 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
  • 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). 

Application Process 

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. 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.

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.

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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