SET Exam Syllabus – Detailed Symbiosis Entrance Test Syllabus in PDF

SET Exam Syllabus

SET Exam Syllabus – Check here detailed Symbiosis Entrance Test Syllabus, Get SET syllabus in PDF free Download

SET Exam Syllabus

Symbiosis International University or SIU conducts Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) every year for admission to various courses being offered at its affiliated institutions. The courses offered are for Law, Management (BBA), IT & Computer Application, Design, Technical and Health Sciences (Medical Technology) programmes at the undergraduate level. The symbiosis entrance test/exam  is conducted at more than 17 centres across the country. The symbiosis entrance test(SET) will consist of 5 question papers. The test will be conducted in two sessions – Morning and Afternoon.

SET Exam is conducted for following streams:

  • Law
  • Design
  • General
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences

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Symbiosis Entrance Test Syllabus – Check SET Exam Syllabus 2018

Aspirants can check the detailed syllabus, topics to prepare for each subject for different streams that comes under the SET exam.


SET Exam Syllabus for General

Subjects Topics To Be Covered
General English
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Analogy
  • Grammar – Prepositions, Articles
  • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Discount
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Algebra
  • Number System
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
General Awareness
  • Companies and founders
  • Sports
  •  Awards
  • Books and authors
  • Science
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Arrangement – Seating/Circular
  • Blood Relationship
  • Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Cubes
  • Assumption
  • Syllogisms
  • Venn Diagram


SET Exam Syllabus for Law

Subjects Topics To Be Covered
Logical and Analytical Reasoning
  • Arrangement – Seating/Circular
  • Blood Relationship
  • Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  •  Cubes
  • Assumption
  • Syllogisms
  • Venn Diagram
Legal Reasoning
  • Extracting findings of fact from cases, and the supporting reasoning based on the rules, policies and evidence
  •  Identifying arguments in cases, including policy-based reasoning and evidence-based reasoning, and reasoning about the legal sufficiency of admitted evidence; and
  • Using basic linguistic technology in legal practice.
Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Analogy
  • Grammar – Prepositions, Articles
  • Contextual Vocabulary
General Knowledge
  • Companies and founders
  • Sports
  • Awards
  • Books and authors
  • Science


SET Exam Syllabus for Design

Subjects Topics To Be Covered
Visualization Understanding and visualization of simple and complex 2D & 3D geometric shapes, their manipulations and spatial relationships through representations in pictorial and geometric forms
Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning abilities Ability to read and see objects and information beyond obvious details, make connections, make comparisons, form opinions, draw meanings & conclusions. Analyze your observations, express your point of view and present in a systematic and structured manner.
Creative and Problem Solving abilities Ability to visualize and relate images around us. Ability to identify a problem and attempt to provide solutions
Application of Basic knowledge of Science and Mathematics Observing applications of basic principles of science and mathematics learned up to standard 10th in the day-to-day activities & objects and finding the interesting relevance.
Art, Craft, Culture, Design and Environment: General awareness of Art, Craft, Culture, Design and Environment in Indian as well as in Global context – Various topics and sub-topics, people, material, tools, techniques, issues & concerns, influences, period, and contemporary trends.

SET Exam Syllabus for Engineering & Health Sciences

Subjects Topics To Be Covered
  •  Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  •  Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism: Moving Charges and Magnetism, Magnetism and Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current: Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves: Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices: Semiconductor Electronics
  • Communication Systems
  • Solid State: Classification of solids based on different binding forces
  • Solutions: Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties
  • Electrochemistry: Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity, variations of conductivity with concentration
  • Chemical Kinetics: Rate of a reaction (Average and instantaneous), factors affecting rate of reaction: concentration, temperature, catalyst
  • Surface Chemistry: Adsorption
  •  General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • p – Block Elements: Group 15 Elements, Group 16 Elements, Group 17 Elements, Group 18 Elements
  • d and f Block Elements: Lanthanoids, Actinoids
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamins, Nucleic Acids
  • Polymers: Classification – natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization
  • Chemistry in Everyday life: Chemicals in medicines, Chemicals in food, Cleansing agents
  • Relations and Functions: Types of relations: reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions, composite functions, inverse of a function. Binary operations. Definition, range, domain, principal value branch. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions. Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions
  •  Algebra: Matrices, Determinants
  • Calculus: Continuity and Differentiability, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of the Integrals, Differential Equations
  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry: Vectors, Three – dimensional Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Probability
  • Reproduction: Reproduction in Organisms, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Health
  • Genetics and Evolution: Principles of Inheritance and Variation, Molecular Basis of Inheritance, Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare: Human Health and Diseases, Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production, Microbes in Human Welfare.
  • Biotechnology and its Applications: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes, Biotechnology and its Application
  • Ecology and Environment: Organisms and Populations, Ecosystem, Biodiversity and its Conservation, Environmental Issues

SET Exam Participating Colleges:  The Symbiosis Entrance Test will is a gateway for students seeking admission into following constituent Institutions of the Symbiosis International University:

  • Symbiosis Law School(SLS), Pune
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Noida
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research(SICSR)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS) – Pune
  • Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication (SCMC)
  • Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS) , Noida
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
  • Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts (SSLA)
  • Symbiosis Law School(SLS), Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts(SSCA)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
  • Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)
  • Symbiosis School of Photography (SSP)
  • Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA)

Important Dates for SET exam 2018

Online Application Starts 27th December 2017
Online Registration Last date 20th January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment 14th April 2018
Admit Card Release Date April 2018
SET Exam Date 5th May 2018
Result Declaration May / June 2018


SET Exam Pattern

Here we are providing the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for different streams offered by the Symbiosis Entrance Exam.

  • Symbiosis Entrance Test Duration – The duration of the test will be of 150 minutes and no extra time will be given to the candidates who will report late at the test.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test Question Type  – The test will be an aptitude test and the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions with four answer options for all the papers. There will be no negative marking and all sections will be mandatory.


SET Law Exam Pattern

The time duration will be 2 hours 30 minutes . This is for B.A.LL.B./B.B.A.LL.B.   and other law related courses.

Section Number of Questions Max .Marks
Logical Reasoning 30 30
Legal Reasoning 30 30
Analytical Reasoning 30 30
Reading Comprehension 30 30
General Knowledge 30 30
Total 150 150


SET Design Paper Pattern

The time duration will be 2 hours 30 minutes . This is for B.Arch, B.Design and  and other  related courses.

Section Number of Questions Max .Marks
Design Aptitude 150 150
Total 150 150


SET General Exam Pattern

The time duration will be 2 hours 30 minutes . . This is for BBA, BCA, B.Sc. and other  related courses.

Section Number of Questions Max .Marks
General English 40 40
Quantitative 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150


SET Exam for Engineering  – Exam Pattern

The time duration will be 2 hours 30 minutes . This is for B.Tech  and other  related courses.

Section Number of Questions Max .Marks
Physics 25 50
Chemistry 25 50
Mathematics 50 100
Total 100 200


SET Exam for Heath Sciences – Paper Pattern

The time duration will be 2 hours 30 minutes . This is for medical and nursing related courses.

Section Number of Questions Max .Marks
Physics 25 50
Chemistry 25 50
Biology 50 100
Total 100 200



SET Exam Preparation Tips:

  • Study as per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Make notes for important points as you prepare for each subject.
  • Learn all important formulas and short cut tricks.
  • Practice with SET exam mock tests.
  • Solve previous years SET exam question papers nd model papers.

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