The Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts the entrance exam every year to offer admission into UG courses for various courses like BBA IT, BCA, BA Mass Comm, BSc Economics Honours, BSc Liberal Arts, BA Liberal Arts, and BSc Culinary Arts. Check the detailed SET Exam Analysis 2021 in this post to know about the difficulty level of the exam. 

  • The SET Exam 2021 is conducted in online mode for different disciplines i..e, Engineering (SIT EEE), Design (SEED), Law (SLAT), for management, and other courses (SET).
  • The SET Question Paper includes MCQs for all four disciplines. The number of questions and subjects differ in each question paper.
  • The total time duration to complete the exam is 150 minutes i.e., 2 Hours 30 Minutes.
  • In order to qualify for the next stage, candidates must note that they need to score above the SET Cut off 2021

SET Exam Analysis 2021

Practice SET Previous Year Papers to enhance your last-minute preparation for the exam. As the exam gets over, we will provide the SET Exam Review in this post. Candidates can get the subject-wise SET Exam Paper analysis to know the difficulty level of each subject. As there are four different discipline exams conducted by Symbiosis University, we have tabulated detailed SET 2021 Exam analysis for each discipline below. 

  • The SET 2021 Exam Analysis is designed by taking the feedback from students who appear for the exam.
  • Experts advise that most of the questions are asked from the previous year question papers with a slight in numbers. 

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SET Exam Review 2021

Subject No. of Questions Asked Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30
General Awareness 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40
General English 40
Total 150

SLAT Exam Analysis 2021

Section No.of Questions Good Attempts Difficulty Level
General Knowledge 30
Reading Comprehension 30
Analytical Reasoning 30
Legal Reasoning 30
Logical Reasoning 30
Total 150

SEED Exam Analysis 2021

Section No of Questions Difficulty Level
Design Aptitude 150
Total 150

SIT EEE Exam Analysis 2021

Section Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Mathematics 50
Physics 25
Chemistry 25
Total 100

Subject-Wise SET Exam Analysis 2021

Here is the detailed topic-wise analysis for each subject of the SET Exam 2021.

SET Quantitative Aptitude Analysis 2021

Check out the SET 2021 Exam Analysis for Quant from the below table.

Topics Number of questions
Data Interpretation
Data Sufficiency
Number Series
Time and Work
Permutations and Combinations
Percentage and its applications
Ratio and Proportion
Time, Speed and Distance
Total 40

SET English Language Analysis 2021

The below table shows the SET Exam Review for the English Language.

Topics No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary and its applications
Idioms and Phrases
Fill in the blanks
Total 40

SET General Awareness Analysis 2021

Go through the complete SET Paper Analysis for General Awareness from the below table.

Topics No. of Questions
Current Affairs
Static GK
Books & Authors
Total 40

SET Reasoning Analysis 2021

Check out the detailed SET Exam Review for the Reasoning subject below.

Topics No. of Questions
Verbal Reasoning
Coding and Decoding
Blood Relations
Arrangement and Puzzles
Visual Reasoning
Identify the missing number and Clocks
Total 30

Previous Year SET Exam Analysis 

As the SET Exam is arriving soon, go through the previous year's SET Exam Paper analysis to get an idea about how many questions are asked in each section. For the candidate's reference, we have provided previous year exam analysis for SET. 

SET Exam Analysis 2019

Section Difficulty level Good attempts
Quantitative Ability Easy to moderate 30-35
General English Easy to moderate 29-32
General Awareness Moderate 21-23
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Easy to moderate 24-29

SET Quantitative Ability Analysis 2019

The quant section was overall moderately difficult but there were also a few questions that were relatively easy.

Topics Number of questions
Data Interpretation 3
Data Sufficiency 2
Number Series 4
Directions  4
Average 2
Time and Work 1
Set-Theory 1
Geometry 1
Mensuration 1
Rankings 1
Permutations and Combinations 5
Algebra 2
Percentage and its applications 6-7
Ratio and Proportion 4
Time, Speed and Distance 2

SET General English Analysis 2019

This section was also moderately difficult. Go through the table below to understand the breakup of the section.

Topics Questions
Reading Comprehension 4
Vocabulary and its applications 16-17
Idioms and Phrases 3-4 
Fill in the blanks 5

SET General Awareness Analysis 2019

The section was comparatively easy than the other sections.

SET Logical and Analytical Reasoning Analysis 2019

This section was moderately difficult. Check out the table below to know how many questions are asked from each topic.

Topics Questions
Verbal Reasoning 9
Set-Theory 4
Coding and Decoding 3
Blood Relations 2
Arrangement and Puzzles 5
Visual Reasoning 1
Identify the missing number and Clocks 6

SET Exam Analysis 2018

Section  No. Questions Total Marks Good Score
General English 40 40 25-26
Quantitative 40 40 25-27
General Awareness 40 40 24-25
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30 30 25-26
Total 150 150 99-104

SET English Analysis 2018

This section was very easy and doable.

Topics No. of Questions
RC 4-5
Vocab 8-9
Synonyms 3-4
Antonyms 3-4
implicit-explicit assumptions 1-2
One-Word Substitution 3-4
Idioms & Phrases 3-4

SET Quant Analysis 2018

This section was easy to moderate difficulty level.

Topics No. of Questions
Data interpretation 6-7
Numbers 2
Averages & Percentages 3
simple & compound interest & partnership 2
Time-Speed-Distance, work &effort 6
Mensuration 2
Equations 3-4

SET General Awareness Analysis 2018

Around 40% of the questions were from current affairs topics like awards, sports & personalities. The overall difficulty level was moderate.

SET Logical Reasoning Analysis 2018

This section was overall easy and all the questions were doable.

Topics No. of Questions
Coding & Decoding 3-4
matrix arrangements 8-9
family tree, directions, logical puzzles, odd-man-out  2-3

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SET Exam Review 2017

Topics Level of Difficulty
General English  Moderate
Quantitative Easy to Moderate
General Awareness Moderate
Analytical & Logical Reasoning Moderate

SET English Analysis 2017

Topics Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension 9-10
Word Meaning and Antonyms 8-9
Sentence Correction 1-2
Verbal Analogy 2-3
Parajumbles 2-3
Idioms and Phrases 3-4
Sentence Making 1
Voice 1
Fill in the Blanks 4-5
Prepositions 1-2

SET Quant Analysis 2017

Topics Number of Questions
Arithmetic 17-19
Algebra 4-6
Number System 8-9
Permutation and Combination 2-3
Mensuration 2-3

SET General Awareness Analysis 2017

This section was of Moderate difficulty level. The questions were asked from Current Affairs, business-related, abbreviations of institutions, static general awareness, and Economics and Indian History. 

SET Logical reasoning Analysis 2017

This section was time-consuming. The questions were asked from Coding-Decoding, Series and Arrangement, Missing Numbers, Visual Reasoning, Dictionary Arrangement. Questions from Blood Relations, Statement-Assumption, and Statement-Argument.


How is the SET Exam Analysis prepared?

By taking the feedback from students who appear in the exam, the SET Exam Analysis prepared. 

Is the SET Exam Analysis available for all the disciplines of SET courses?

Yes, candidates can find the detailed subject-wise analysis for each course offered in Symbiosis International University. 

What is the mode of SET Exam and for how many marks is the exam conducted?

The SET Exam is conducted in online mode and the exam is conducted for a total of 150 marks.

Is there any negative marking in SET 2021 Exam?

No, there is no negative marking in SET Exam. Hence candidates can attempt all the questions.

What is the duration of SET Exam 2021?

The SET exam is conducted for two and half hours in online mode.

What is the difficulty level of SET Exam?

As per the previous year trend, the SET exam is moderate level of difficulty. The General Awareness section is slightly difficult compared to other sections.

What is the Good Attempt in SET Exam?

As per the previous year analysis, 99-104 questions with accuracy is considered a good attempt in the SET Exam.

Is there any sectional cut off for SET Exam?

No, there is no sectional cut off marks in SET Exam. However, candidates need to qualify the overall cut off marks to be eligible for counselling stage.

Can I switch between sections in the SET Exam?

Yes, you can switch between sections and questions in the SET Exam. There is no rule of answering the questions in the same order. But try to complete the exam before the allotted time.