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SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a university-level entrance test for UG courses offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) affiliated institutes. SET is conducted for BBA IT, BCA, BA Mass Comm, BSc Economics Honours, BSc Liberal Arts, BA Liberal Arts, and BSc Culinary Arts. SET 2021 scores will be valid for admission to SIU’s seven institutes located in Pune. From 2021 onwards, Symbiosis SET Law Test will be known as Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), Symbiosis SET Design Test as Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), Symbiosis SET Engineering Test as SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SITEEE).

SET 2021 Exam Highlights

Name of the exam Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2021
Conducting body Symbiosis International University 
Courses Offered BBA, BCA, BA Mass Communication, BA/BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Eco/Eco(H), BSc Culinary Arts
Starting Date to Apply January 2021
Last Date to Apply April 2021
SET Exam Date Second Week of May 2021
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 https://www.set-test.org/

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What is SET?

SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a university-level entrance test conducted for UG courses offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) affiliated institutes. SET is conducted for BBA IT, BCA, BA Mass Comm, BSc Economics Honours, BSc Liberal Arts, BA Liberal Arts, and BSc Culinary Arts.

  • Candidates passed class 12th or equivalent examination with minimum required marks from any recognized board are eligible for SET 2021.
  • The number of sections in each question paper and the subjects tested vary depending on the type of paper. The total number of questions and total marks is also different. 
  • To qualify in the general SET exam, the questions will be sectioned as General English, Quantitative, General Awareness, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning.
  • To qualify in SLAT the questions will be sectioned as Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and General Knowledge.
  • To qualify in SITEEE, the questions will be sectioned as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • To qualify in SEED, the questions will be on Design Aptitude. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further rounds of GD and PI, for selection.

SET Notification 2021

As per the SET Exam Dates, the official notification, an official document released by the exam officials to explain aspirants about the examination will be released tentatively in January 2021. Know the Important dates, details about the exam, eligibility criteria, examination structure, and other important details that can be found through the official notification from the official website of SET. Before proceeding with the application process, ensure to read the SET Notification carefully. 

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 (Tentative)
SET Registration began on January 2021
Last Day to fill SET/SLAT/SITEE 2021 Application Form April 2021
Last Day to pay SET 2021 Application Fee April 2021
Availability of SLAT 2021 Admit Card  Last Week of April 2021
SET Exam Date Second week of May 2021
Declaration of SET Results June 2021
Cut Off Marks June 2021

SITEEE 2021 Exam Dates

Here are the exam dates tabulated for SITEEE Exam 2021. 

Events Dates (Tentative)
SITEEE Registration starts January 2021
SITEEE Exam Registration ends April 2021
SITEEE Mock practice test date May 2021
SITEEE Online Exam May Second Week 2021
SITEEE Result June 2021
Admission round for SITEEE (SC/ST/KM/DA) To be Notified
Admission round for SITEEE General Category To be Notified

SET Exam Day Instructions 2021

On the day of the Symbiosis Entrance Test, candidates need to follow certain rules and regulations. Check out the instructions listed below to be followed on the day of the exam.

  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic gadgets or smart devices like calculators, watch calculators, alarm clock, digital devices, etc to the exam hall.
  • On the day of the exam, candidates must reach the exam centre 2 hours before the examination begins.
  • The Admit Card will be verified by the authorized invigilator in the exam centre after which candidates need to preserve the admit card safely until the admission process is over.
  • Candidates are not allowed to leave the exam hall until 10:30 in the morning session and until 3:30 PM in the afternoon session.

SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

SET Eligibility Criteria is the deciding factor for any candidate to apply for the Symbiosis Entrance Test. This Criteria may vary for different programs. The eligibility criterion for admission into SIU as per the latest SET Notification 2021 are listed below.

  • Aspiring candidates should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent exam in 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 can be seen below:

Institute Program Eligibility Criteria
SLS-Pune Symbiosis Law School – Pune [SLS-B.A LLB] Hons. Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with minimum 45% or equivalent grade (40% for SC/ST)
Symbiosis Law School – Pune [SLS-B.B.A LLB] Hons.
SLS-Noida Symbiosis Law School – Noida [SLS-B.A LLB] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with minimum 45% or equivalent grade (40% for SC/ST)
Symbiosis Law School – Noida [SLS-B.B.A LLB]
SLS-Hyderabad Symbiosis Law School – Hyderabad [SLS-B.A LLB] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with minimum 45% or equivalent grade (40% for SC/ST)
Symbiosis Law School – Hyderabad [SLS-B.B.A LLB]
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)
SICSR Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR-BBA] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR-BCA]
SID Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID] Standard 12th pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board or equivalent Government approved Diploma with minimum 50% or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST)
SIT Symbiosis Institute of Technology [SIT] Standard 12th pass from any recognized board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject. At least an aggregate of 45% marks or equivalent grade is required (40% 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 to be followed are given 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?

SET Online Application can be filled only through online mode from the official website. Candidates have to apply online for the exam.

  • Visit the official website for SET https://www.set-test.org/ and then click on Register now.
  • Select the New Registration option.
  • For New Registration Enter your details and upload your photo.
  • Make a payment online through credit, debit, or net banking options.
  • After getting the confirmation, save the page and get the necessary print outs.

 Application fee for SET 2021

Candidates 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.


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SET Admit Card 2021

  • SET Admit Card 2021 will be available on the official website from April 20.
  • The exams will be conducted in two sessions, morning and evening sessions.
  • Candidates appearing in both the sessions have to carry the tickets for morning and evening sessions separately.

Steps to Download SET 2021 Admit Card

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

SET Exam Centres 2021

Find below the list of exam centres for SET 2021:

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 SET Exam Pattern 2021, the selection exam is conducted in online mode. Given below is the detailed exam pattern as per the latest SET Notification 2021. 

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

SLAT Exam Pattern 2021

Here is the exam pattern for SLAT Exam 2021. With the right SET Preparation Books, candidates can easily clear the exam in one attempt.

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Exam Timings
Logical Reasoning 15 15 105 minutes (75 minutes for MCQs followed by 30 minutes for WAT) 09:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Legal Reasoning 15 15
Analytical Reasoning 15 15
Reading Comprehension 15 15
General Knowledge 15 15
Written Ability Test (WAT) Yes NA

SET Exam Pattern- General Paper

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 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Quantitative 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150

SEED Exam Pattern 2021

Here is the SEED Exam Pattern 2021 tabulated below. 

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Exam Timings
Design Aptitude 150 150 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Total 150 150

SITEEE Exam Pattern 2021

Go through the exam pattern for SITEEE Exam below.

Subjects Number of questions Total marks Timings and duration
Physics 15 30 90 minutes (2:30 PM to 4:00 PM)
Chemistry 15 30
Mathematics 30 60
Total 60 120

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 SET 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 The arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, Blood Relationship, Cubes, Assumptions, Series, Venn Diagram
General Knowledge Companies and Founders, Awards, Science, Sports, Books, and Authors, Current Affairs
Legal Reasoning Indian Penal Code, Indian Contract Act, Family Law, Legal Miscellaneous, Indian Constitution, Law of Torts
Analytical Reasoning Verbal Reasoning (cause and effect), Ratio and Proportion, Profit, Loss and Discount, Permutation and Combination, Time and Work, Blood Relations, Mensuration, Clocks and Calendar, Number Series, Questions on series, Situation-based Decision Making, Coding-decoding, Number System, Probability, Mixtures

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 easily.

  • Firstly, be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Know the important topics to be studied 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 be asked in the exam.
  • Attempt mock test series regularly 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 and estimating which type of questions can be asked. Download the Free SET previous Year Papers from the below link and enhance your preparation. 

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SET Books 2021

For a successful preparation, ensure to refer the best books which cover all the important topics and concepts in depth. Here are a few important books to be referred 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 will be declared after a month of the exam on its official website.
  • Candidates can check their results on the official website as soon as the result is officially announced.
  • The merit lists will be announced on the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates.
  • Candidates who appear in the merit list will be called for counselling.

How to check the SET 2021 Result?

  • Visit the official SET website.
  • Click on the link for Symbiosis SET 2021 Results.
  • Enter your credentials.
  • Your Result will appear.

SET Cut off 2021

The SET Cut Off for different courses in different Symbiosis Institute is different. The cutoffs will be released post the declaration of the SET 2021 result on the official website. The list of shortlisted candidates will also be released for the further selection process. The admission of the candidates will occur according to the cut-offs. The further selection process includes WAT/PI rounds by the institutes.

SET Merit List 2021

After the result declaration, the exam conducting authority prepares the Merit List based on the scores. The SET Merit List is released category-wise on the official website of SET. The Admissions for Symbiosis Internation University is based on the merit list and candidate's performance in the entrance exam. Apart from Merit List, the exam officials release a separate waiting list which includes the candidate's names. This waiting list depends on the vacant seats available.

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.

Further rounds of GD and PI will be conducted. Given below is the admission procedure for SET exam 2021:

  • Students are selected for the counselling according to their marks obtained in the entrance test.
  • Candidates have to register separately for the counselling at the respective institution.
  • Candidates note down without producing original documents students are not be allowed to participate in the further counselling rounds.
  • During the counselling process, candidates are needed to fill their preferences and pay the requested fee.
  • On the basis of choices filled by candidates, rank, category, and availability of seats, seats will be allotted to candidates.
  • After seat allotment, students have to complete other admission procedures.

Documents Required for SET Exam 2021

Students are needed to bring the original documents along with their attested photocopies for verification. The list of required documents is mentioned here:

  • 10th & 12th class mark sheet.
  • 10th & 12th class passing certificate.
  • Admit card & rank card of the entrance examination.
  • Migration certificate.
  • Transfer certificate or school leaving certificate.
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Address proof.
  • Prescribe fee amount.
  • Category certificate (if applicable).
  • GAP Certificate (if applicable)

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

Entrance Exams organized by Symbiosis International University

The Symbiosis International University conducts four entrance exams that include Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), and SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SIT EEE) and Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) General. Based on these four tests, the admission will be done to the respective course applied for.

Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021

The SET Exam is conducted for admission to Management, Mass Communication, Economics, Liberal Arts, Computer Studies, and Culinary Arts courses. The SET Exam scores are accepted in 8 different campuses of Symbiosis International University. Below is the list of colleges accepting the SET Score.

  • Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture, and Design (SSPAD) – Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS) – Pune, Noida & Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication
  • Symbiosis School of Economics

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT) 2021

The SLAT Exam is conducted for admission into Law courses like BA LLB and BBA LLB. On the basis of the SLAT score, candidates can apply for admission at 4 law schools of Symbiosis International.

  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS) – Pune, Noida, Hyderabad & Nagpur

SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SITEEE) 2021

SITEEE is the Symbiosis Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam conducted for admission to undergraduate programs of Engineering. Below we have mentioned the Symbiosis International campus who accept the score of SITEEE and other national level entrance tests like JEE Mains / MHTCET.

  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)

Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED) 2021

SEED is conducted to take admission in B. Des. program. Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design marks is accepted in 2 campuses of Symbiosis International.

  • Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID) – Pune
  • Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture, and Design (SSPAD) – Nagpur

SET Courses Offered

Symbiosis International University offers various courses. Have a look at the list of courses offered by SIU in each of their Colleges. 

College Name Courses Offered
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR], Pune ·BBA in Information Technology; ·BSc in Information Technology; ·Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC], Pune B.A in Mass Communication
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Noida Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA)
Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts [SSCA], Pune B.Sc in Culinary Arts
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Pune Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA)
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE], Pune B.Sc Hons in Economics
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA], Pune ·B.A in Liberal Arts; ·B.Sc. in Liberal Arts

FAQ's

When is the SET Exam 2020 conducted?

The SET Exam is scheduled on 31st May 2020 in online mode. 

When is the last date for SET Registration?

As per the latest reports, the last date for SET Registration has been extended until 20th May 2020. 

How many subjects are included in the SET Exam 2020?

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 2020-21. 

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 2020 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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