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The Symbiosis International University has released the admit card for the entrance examination. The SET Exam Date is from July 10-13, 2021 conducted in online mode. 

SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a university-level entrance test for BBA IT, BCA, BA Mass Comm, BSc Economics Honours, BSc Liberal Arts, BA Liberal Arts, and BSc Culinary Arts.

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. 

Read through the post to get complete details about SET Exam 2021. 

SET 2021 Exam Highlights

Name of the exam Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2021
Conducting body Symbiosis International University 
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Duration of SET Exam 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Sections Included General English, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Skills, and General Awareness
Medium of Exam English
Selection Process Entrance Exam followed by GD and PI
Official website

Symbiosis SET Exam Dates 2021

Go through the table below to know all the important events related to the SET Exam Dates 2021:

Events Date
SET Registration began on February 18, 2021
Last Day to fill SET/SLAT/SITEE 2021 Application Form June 04, 2021
Last Day to pay SET 2021 Application Fee June 04, 2021
Availability of Admit Card  July 03, 2021
SET Exam Date o be Notified) July 10-13, 2021
Declaration of SET Results To be Notified

SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Eligibility is the deciding factor to apply for the Symbiosis Entrance Test. This Criteria may vary for different programs. As per the latest SET Notification 2021, the eligibility criteria includes:

  • You must have passed the 10+2 or equal exam in a relevant stream from a recognized board or university with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
  • Students appearing in the 12th standard examination are also eligible.
  • Diplomas in engineering passing candidates can also apply.
  • The age of any applicant should not exceed 25 years.

The criteria for different courses are also different as tabulated below

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

SET 2021 Seat Reservation

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 over and above the sanctioned intake.

How to Fill SET Application Form 2021?

You can fill the SET Online Application only through online mode from the official website. You can follow the steps listed below to fill the form:

  • Visit the official website for SIU.
  • On the homepage, click on the new registration button
  • Read the instructions and fill the form by entering all the details carefully. 
  • Upload necessary scanned documents in the specified format. 
  • 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 2021

You can pay the application fee for SET 2021 in online mode only. The payment methods accepted are Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking. Symbiosis SET 2021 Application Fee is INR 1750 (one program) and the category of the candidate has no effect on the fee amount.

SET Admit Card 2021

  • SET Admit Card is available on the official website since 3rd July 2021.
  • The SET 2021 exam date is scheduled for July 10-13, 2021.
  • The exam is conducted in online mode from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM.

Steps to Download SET 2021 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of SIU.
  • Click on, “Symbiosis SET 2021 Admit Card Release”.
  • Enter your ID and DOB or Password.
  • Your Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Save it and take necessary print outs.

SET Exam Centres 2021

Check the list of exam centers for SET 2021 below:

State Cities
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, G Noida, Ghaziabad, Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Karnal, Panipat
Punjab Amritsar, Chandigarh, Mohali, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala
West Bengal Asansol, Hooghly, Kolkata, Siliguri
Karnataka Bengaluru, Mysuru
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, 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
Kerala Kochi/ Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Goa Panjim
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Meghalaya Shillong
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

SET Exam Pattern 2021

As per the new SET Exam Pattern 2021, the test shall be conducted in an internet-based online test. The university has announced the revised pattern for this year due to current situation across the country. 

The exam will be conducted using Artificial Intelligence and Human Proctoring. 

  • As per the revised pattern, the number of questions has been reduced and the time duration as well. 
  • After the online exam, the Written Ability test will also be conducted on the same day. 
  • The below table shows the revised pattern for SET 2021. 
Subject Questions Marks
General English 16 16
Quantitative 16 16
General Awareness 16 16
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 12 12
Total 60 60

SET Exam Old Pattern

Given below is the detailed exam pattern as per the previous SET Notification 2021. 

  • The exam will be held in online mode only.
  • There are two sessions, morning and evening.
  • The duration of the exam is 150 minutes.

Check out the paper pattern for SET Exam General from the below table.

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Exam Timings
General English 40 40 2 hours
Quantitative 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150

SET Syllabus 2021

SET Syllabus aids the preparation for the SET exam. Find below the Section-wise SET Syllabus. Given below are the important topics in the syllabus as per the latest SET Notification 2021.

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 Arrangement, 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, and Authors, Current Affairs

SET Preparation Tips 2021

Follow the expert preparation tips to clear the Symbiosis Entrance Test in one attempt. Here are a few important preparation tips listed below. Follow them and crack the exam.

  • Be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Know the important topics you need to study and make a note of all the topics.
  • Prepare a study plan as per your interest and complete studying each topic one by one.
  • Ensure to refer to the best study material and books for understanding the concepts in depth.
  • Getting guidance from the top-notch faculties is also one of the methods to score more marks in the exam. Join the best SET Coaching online to understand the topics in a better way.
  • Solve previous year papers to know the difficulty level of the exam and estimate which type of questions can appear in the exam.
  • Attempt mock test series to analyze your preparation levels.
  • Try to do the revision of each topic and be thorough with all topics.

SET Previous Year Papers 

Practicing previous year papers is one of the best-suggested preparation methods by experts. The SET Question Papers will help in knowing the difficulty level of the exam. You can also estimate which type of questions can appear in the exam. As the SET 2021 Exam Date is from July 10-13, 2021, download the free question papers below to enhance your preparation. 

Download SET Previous Year Papers PDF

SET Books 2021

For successful preparation, refer to the best books which cover all the important topics. You must also ensure that the books explain concepts in depth. Here are a few important books tabulated for perfect preparation.

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 Result 2021

  • SET Result 2021 
  • After a month of the exam, SIU will release the SET Result 2021 on its official website.
  • On the basis of the scores, SIU will release the merit list.
  • If your name appears in the merit list, you need to appear for counselling.

How to check the SET 2021 Result?

  • Visit the official website of SIU.
  • Click on the link for Symbiosis SET 2021 Results.
  • Enter your login credentials.
  • Your Result will appear on the screen.
  • Download the result PDF and take printouts for future reference.

SET Cut off 2021

The SET Cut Off varies for each course at Symbiosis Institute. Post SET 2021 result, the cut-offs will be released on the official website. Based on the cut off marks, you will be shortlisted for further process. The further selection process includes WAT/PI rounds by the institutes.

SET Selection Criteria 

There are three stages involved in the selection process i.e. SET 2021 exam, Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview. Based on the marks secured in these stages, you will be called for 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 50 30 20
SCMS Noida 50 35 15
SICSR Pune 50 20 20+10 (academic profile
SSE Pune 50 30 20
SSCA Pune 50 30 20
SSLA Pune 50 30 20

SET 2021 Counselling

Merit lists are prepared after the results are announced. SET Counselling 2021 and seat allocation of all the qualified candidates is scheduled in the month of June 2021.

After the online test, the next round is GD and PI. Given below is the admission procedure for SET exam 2021:

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

Colleges Accepting SET Score

The SET Exam is conducted for admission into seven institutes of Symbiosis International University. Below is the list of colleges accepting SET Exam score.

College Name
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR], Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC], Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Noida
Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts [SSCA], Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Pune
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE], Pune
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA], Pune


When is the SET Exam 2021 conducted?

The SET Exam is scheduled on 27th June 2021 in online mode. But due to the ongoing crisis across the country, the exam date is postponed and the new date shall be announced soon. 

When is the last date for SET Registration?

As per the latest reports, the last date for SET Registration has been extended until 4th June 2021

How many subjects are included in the SET Exam 2021?

As the SET Exam is conducted for three different courses, the syllabus differs. Hence, candidates are advised to go through SET Syllabus carefully and then proceed with preparations. 

What is the validity of SET score?

The SET Score will be valid only for the admission in the academic year 2021-22. 

Is there any negative marking in SET Exam?

No, there is no negative marking in the SET Exam. Hence, it is a great advantage for candidates to answer all questions without leaving anyone. 

How many times is SET Exam conducted?

The SET Exam is conducted only once in a year. It is a national level entrance exam for various Under Graduate courses. 

What is the eligibility for SET 2021 Exam?

Candidates who have completed their 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board with at least 50% aggregate are eligible to apply for SET exam.




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