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Symbiosis SET Exam 2024

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : August 2, 2023


Symbiosis International (Deemed University) will start the online registration process for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2024, a university-level entrance test conducted annually for providing admissions to BBA, BCA, BA Mass Comm, BSc Economics Honours, etc.

The university offers programs under 8 different domains that include Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health Sciences, Media & Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Architecture & Design. 

You must have completed class 12 or an equivalent exam from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for the entrance exam.

Read through the post to get a complete insight into the SET 2024 exam dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, etc. 

Latest Updates:

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What is SET Exam? SET Exam is the entrance test conducted by Symbiosis International Univeristy (Deemed University) for undergraduate programs. It assesses aptitude in subjects like Quantitative Aptitude, English, Reasoning, and General Awareness.

The Examination Authorities will release the Symbiosis Entrance Test dates on the official website. Every year, the SET entrance test is conducted in two phases

SET Entrance Exam Dates for both phases will be released in the official brochure.

The Symbiosis Entrance Test last date to fill out the SET application form will be announced on the Symbiosis official website, and the application fee for Symbiosis Entrance Test will have to be paid online or offline. Now you will be able to fill out the SET 2024 Application form.

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SET 2024 Exam Highlights

Features Details
Exam name Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
Conducting Body Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Exam Level University Level
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam mode Online (Computer-based test)
Exam Duration One hour
Selection Process Entrance Exam
Written Ability Test 
Personal Interview
Syllabus General English, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Skills, and General Awareness
Exam pattern Multiple Choice Questions with no negative marking
Language English
Application fees Rs. 1950/-
Number of Seats 760 seats
Courses offered BBA, BCA, BA Mass Communication, BA/BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Economics/Economics (H)
No. of test cities 80
Exam date To be notified
Helpdesk No. 020-61936226/27
Official website http://www.set-test.org/

Symbiosis SET Exam Dates 2024

Symbiosis University will start the online SET application process for the Symbiosis Entrance Test on the official website only.

Go through the table below to know all the important events related to the SET Exam 2024:

Events Dates
SET Registration commences from To be notified
Last Day to fill out SET/SLAT/SITEE 2024 Application Form To be notified
Availability of Admit Card  To be notified
SET 2024 Exam Date To be notified
Declaration of SET Results To be notified

SET Selection Process 2024

There are three stages involved in the selection process of the Symbiosis entrance test: SET 2024 exam, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview.

Based on the marks secured in these stages, you will be called for the SET counselling process

Take a look at the below table to know the weightage of each stage:

SET Participating Colleges SET exam scores (scaled down to 50) WAT score PI scores
SCMS Pune (BBA) 50 30 20
SCMS Noida (BBA) 50 30 20
SCMS Nagpur (BBA) 50 35 15
SSE Pune (B.Sc.(Eco) Hons.) 50 30 20
SSLA (B.A-(Liberal Arts) Hons.)
          (B.Sc.-(Liberal Arts) Hons.)
50 30 20
SICSR(BCA, BBA-IT) 50 30 20
SCMS-Bengaluru (BBA) 50 30 20
SCMS-Hyderabad (BBA) 50 35 15
SSI (B.Sc. (Applied Statistics and Data Science)) 50 30 20
SCMC (BA (MC)) 50 30 10+10(Portfolio/ Studio Test)

SET Mock Test

SET Mock Test

SET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

What are the SET exam qualifications? Before proceeding with the SET registration form, the first and foremost important thing is to check whether you have met the SET Eligibility Criteria prescribed by the exam conducting body.

You are eligible to apply for the SET Exam 2024 if you satisfy the criteria specified below:

  • You must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
  • If you appear for the qualifying exam in 2024, you can also apply for the exam. However, you have to submit the passing certificate at the time of the admission process.

Check out the table below to know the eligibility criteria of SET exam for different courses offered by the university.

Institute Program Eligibility Criteria
SCMS-Pune Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SCMS-Noida Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS]-Noida Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SCMS-Nagpur Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SSE-Pune Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SSLA-Pune Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SCMS-Hyderabad Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SCMS-Bengaluru Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SICSR-Pune Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research[SICSR] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SCMC-Pune Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with a minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)

SET Seat Reservation 2024

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) provides reservations per the UGC guidelines for aspirants belonging to the SC/ST/PwD category.

The reservation rules for admissions at SIU are tabulated below:

Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Differently-abled students 3%
Armed Forces Dependants (Wards of Serving/Retired) 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats per program
International Aspirants 20%

How to Fill SET Application Form 2024?

You can only fill out the application form of SET Exam online from the official website. You can follow the steps listed below while filling out the Application Form for SET 2024 Exam.

  • The initial step is registration. The online window to register for the exam will open after clicking on the "Apply Now" button on the official website.
  • If you have already registered for the exam, click on the "sign-in" button. Otherwise, click on the "register" button.
  • Once you click on the "register" button, you will be redirected to the new page where you need to read all the instructions carefully and then click on the "I Agree" button.
  • In the next step, fill in all the required details, such as your name, date of birth, category, mobile number, e-mail ID, etc., and upload a scanned photo and signature.
  • Next, proceed with payment which can be done through credit, debit, or net banking options.
  • After getting the confirmation, save the page and get the necessary printouts.

 Application fee for SET 2024

You can pay the application fee for SET 2024 online or offline. You have to choose anyone from the following four payment modes:

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft (DD)
Particulars Application Fee
SET Application Fee Rs.1950/-
Program registration fee (mandatory) Rs.1000/-

SET 2024 Exam Pattern

As per the SET Exam Pattern 2024, the test shall be conducted online mode. The SET question paper consists of 60 questions for 60 marks.

The time duration of the exam is 60 minutes, i.e., one hour. There is no negative marking for the Symbiosis Entrance Test.

Check out the table below to learn the detailed paper pattern of =SET 2024 Exam.

Subject Questions Marks
General English 16 16
Quantitative 16 16
General Awareness 16 16
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 12 12
Total 60 60

SET Syllabus 2024

Being aware of the SET Exam Syllabus will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view and focus more on those topics to score good marks in the upcoming exam. 

Look at the table below to learn the detailed syllabus for the SET entrance exam 2024.

Section Important Topics
English Synonyms, Antonyms, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Analogy, Prepositions, Articles, Grammar, Vocabulary.
Quantitative Ability Percentage, Profit and Loss, Discount, Time, Speed and Distance, Algebra, Time and Work, Number System, Permutation and Combination, Probability
Logical Reasoning Arrangements, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, Blood Relationship, Cubes, Assumptions, Series, Venn Diagram, Verbal Reasoning (cause and effect), Coding-decoding
General Knowledge Companies and Founders, Awards, Science, Sports, Books, Authors, Current Affairs

SET Preparation Tips 2024

Following a few expert preparation tips for the SET exam will help enhance your preparation levels and score good marks in the upcoming exam.

To ease your preparation, we have provided some tips provided by our experts at Supergrads.

During the preparation, it is important for you to know your weaknesses and strengths. It will help to build up strong areas and focus on the weaker areas to work hard. Start the preparation with the tough ones and next go to an easier one.

  • Allocate at least 2 hours for each subject in your daily plan and try to finish the planned task on time.
  • To perform well in the General Awareness and General English section, read English newspapers daily. Also, this will help you get a grip on the Vocabulary section. 
  • You will come to know the problem-solving techniques and time management skills by taking the SET Mock Tests regularly.
  • Try to solve the question with one or more methods. By doing this, your accuracy level increases in solving different types of questions.
  •  Also, you must ensure that you are making short notes at the time of preparation for the exam. The notes should include all the important formulas and concepts of each section.

SET Previous Year Papers 

  • Practising SET question papers for previous year's is one of the best-suggested preparation methods by experts.
  • Solving previous year's SET question papers will help improve your time management skills, speed, and accuracy in the final exam.
  • Also, you will get an idea about the difficulty level of questions and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • With the help of previous papers, you can build your confidence levels too.

SET Preparation Books 2024

For successful preparation, refer to the best books for SET exam, which cover all the important topics. You must also ensure that the books explain concepts in depth.

The following are some of the best preparation books for the SET exam.

Subject Book name Author/Publisher
English High School English Grammar and Composition Key Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha 
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant Publications
Logical Reasoning A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma

SET 2024 Admit Card

Admit card of SET Test is an important document without which you will not be permitted to appear for further selection processes of SIU.

You can take the colour print of the SET Admit Card from the official website for both phases. If you apply for multiple tests, you should make sure to carry a separate hall ticket for each test.

Make sure to reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the exam time mentioned in the call letter.

On the day of the exam, you must carry any of the following documents to the exam centre along with the Symbiosis Entrance Test admit card.

  • Passport Photograph
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID
  • PAN card
  • Aadhar Card
  • College/Institute ID

SET 2024 Exam Centers

The SET entrance exam is conducted across 74 cities in the country. You can select up to 3 exam centres as per your choice while filling out the SET 2024 registration form.

Check out the table below to know the list of SET exam centres.

State Cities
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad - Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane
Delhi NCR Delhi-Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida-Greater Noida-Ghaziabad
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota
Haryana Ambala
Punjab Chandigarh- Mohali, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala
West Bengal Asansol, Hooghly-Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri
Karnataka Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru(Mangalore), Belagavi(Belgaum)
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur
Odisha Bhubaneswar, Cuttack
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee
Delhi Delhi/NCR
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Ranchi
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati
Sikkim Gangtok-Bardang
Telangana Hyderabad
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Dhanbad
Kerala Kochi/ Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Goa Panjim-Madgaon
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Meghalaya Shillong
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

SET Result 2024

Symbiosis International University (SIU) will release the SET Exam Result 2024 on the official website.

You can download the scorecard from the official website for a duration of one month after the announcement of the result. 

Each institute will release a merit list of the shortlisted students for the next selection stage, i.e., written ability test and personal interview.

The final admission is provided based on the marks scored by you in the entrance exam, written ability test, and personal interview.

SET 2024 Cut off

Cut Off marks of SET Exam are the minimum qualifying marks that you need to score to be shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process.

The SET Cut Off varies for each course at Symbiosis Institute. Post the declaration of SET 2024 results, the university will release the cut-off on the official website.

Based on the cut-off marks, you are eligible for the next stage of the exam. The following factors are considered while determining the SET cut-off marks for Symbiosis Entrance Test 2024.

  • The number of students appearing for the exam 
  • The number of seats available
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Previous Year Cut Off
  • Category

SET 2024 Counselling

The participating colleges of Symbiosis International University conduct the counselling process after the declaration of results. Based on your result, you shall be eligible for SET Counselling 2024.

After the online test, the next round is GD and PI. Given below is the admission procedure for the SET exam 2024:

  • You will be for counselling based on the marks secured in the online test.
  • You must register for counselling at the respective institution.
  • You need to produce original documents to take part in further counselling rounds.
  • You must fill preferences and pay the requested fee during the counselling process.
  • Seat allotment depends on the choices filled, rank, category, and availability of seats.
  • After seat allotment, you have to complete other admission procedures.

Colleges Accepting SET Score 2024

The SET Exam is conducted for admission into seven institutes of Symbiosis International University.

Below is the list of colleges accepting SET Exam scores.

College Name

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS]- Pune

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS]- Noida

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS]- Nagpur

Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE]- Pune

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA]- Pune

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS]- Hyderabad

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS]- Bengaluru

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research[SICSR]- Pune

Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC]- Pune

Students interested in pursuing undergraduate programs at Symbiosis university through SET 2024 should stay updated with the official website for SET registration dates and other important notifications. Prepare for the SET exam using study materials from SuperGrads. Additionally, enhance your general knowledge by exploring an article dedicated to SET Exam GK questions. Good luck!

Check: GK Question with Answers for SET Test.

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