SET Exam

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
-Quantitative Analysis
-Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning
-General Knowledge/Awareness

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Latest Updates

Due to Covid-19, the conducting authorities have made changes in the SET exam. It will be conducted through internet-based or online mode. There is an option of a proctored exam as well. The total no. of questions is reduced and the duration will be 90 minutes only. SET slot booking is now closed and admit card is available on the official website.

Download your SET Exam Admit Card 2021

SET Exam 2021 Important Dates

Before elaborating on 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:

Registration and Payment Last Date 28 June 2021
Slot Booking 29 June to 1 July 2021
Admit Card 29 June to 1 July 2021
SET Exam Date 10 July 2021 to 13 July 2021 (02:30 pm to 04:00 pm)
Result 27 July 2021

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SET Exam 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 fulfill in order to be qualified for your chosen bachelor’s degree course at the university:

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  • 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 2021

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.

Click Here for SET Exam Form 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.

Admit Card

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

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The result of the SET exam 2021 will be released on 27 July 2021. 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

SET 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 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

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Colleges Participating in SET Exam 2021

After clearing the SET exam 2021 students are eligible for admission to 7 colleges, Here is the list of all colleges:

  1. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, Pune
  2. Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication, Pune
  3. Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune
  4. Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune
  5. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies- Pune
  6. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-Noida
  7. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-Nagpur

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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 Mode Computer Based Test (CBT) mode
Exam Language Hindi
Total No. of Questions 70
Total Marks 70
Sections -General English
-Analytical & Logical Reasoning
-General Awareness

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:

English -Synonyms
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage
-Time, Speed and Distance
Profit and Loss
Logical Reasoning Blood Relations
Verbal Reasoning
-Venn Diagram
General Awareness -Current Affairs
Books and Authors
-Countries and Languages

Contact Details

  • Symbiosis Test Secretariat
  • Address: Lavale, Mulshi, Pune – 412115,
  • Email: 
  • Contact Number: 020-39116226/27
  • Website: 

Exam Centers

SET exam is conducted across India. Here are some of the exam centers 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 Preparation

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 Upadhyay Buy Here
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis Buy Here
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha Buy Here
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal Buy Here


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 date?

SET exam date for 2021 is scheduled to take place from 10 July 2021 to 13 July 2021 (02:30 pm to 04:00 pm).

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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