SET Exam Analysis 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : August 2, 2023


Summary: In addition to helping participants examine their performance in the exam, SET Exam Analysis 2023 enables them to comprehend the degree of difficulty of the exam amongst other competitors as well. Let's check the SET 2023 Exam Analysis to understand the overall and sectional difficulty levels.

The Symbiosis International University (SIU) successfully concluded the Symbiosis SET Exam Test 1 - May 06, 2023 (Saturday) & Test 2 - May 14, 2023 (Sunday). 

By reading through this comprehensive SET Exam Analysis 2023 guide, you can understand the difficulty level and the kind of questions asked in the exam.

You can also review the analysis from the previous year's paper to learn about the SET Examination's trends. 

Accordingly, to SET Exam Analysis 2023, the paper was easy to moderate

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SET Exam Analysis 2023

To qualify for the next stage, you must score above the SET Cut-off 2023 prescribed by the conducting authorities. 

The overall analysis of the SET exam was easy-moderate difficulty level. 

The total number of questions in each section: 

Section Number of Questions
Quantitative Analysis 16
English 16
General Knowledge 16
Logical Reasoning 12

Quantitative Analysis Section 2023

The difficulty level of this section was moderate

List of the topics from Quantitative Analysis and the number of questions that appeared in the Quantitative Analysis section. 

  • Profit and Loss - 1
  • DI - 1
  • Average - 2
  • TSD - 1
  • Ratio - 1
  • Allegation - 1
  • Higher Maths - 3

Logical Reasoning Section 2023

The difficulty level of this section was easy

List of the topics from Logical Reasoning and the number of questions that appeared in the Quantitative Analysis section.

  • Blood Relation - 1
  • Clock - 1
  • Coding Decoding - 2
  • Series - 1
  • Ratio - 1
  • Calendar - 1
  • CR - 4

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English Exam Analysis 2023

List of the topics from English and the number of questions that appeared in the Quantitative Analysis section.

The difficulty level of this section was, again, easy.

  • Noun - 1
  • Adjectives - 1
  • Conjunctions - 1
  • Adverbs - 1
  • Tense - 1
  • Idioms and phrases - 2
  • Synonyms and antonyms - 2
  • RC, PJ, PC

General Knowledge Analysis 2023

The difficulty level of this section was moderate.

Questions from

  • Award
  • Sports
  • Freedom Fighter
  • River
  • G-20
  • Full forms
  • Questions related to CEOs were asked.

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SET 2023 Exam Expected Cut off

Here is the campus-wise SET expected cut off 2023 is as follows: 

  • Pune Campus - 54+ 
  • Noida Campus - 48+ 

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SET 2022 Exam Analysis

The main highlight was that GK was comparatively tougher compared to other sections. 

Exam Analysis of SET 2022 Highlights 

SET Exam Analysis 2022 highlights are as follows: 

  • The exam was a one-hour exam this year 
  • Overall, the paper was easy
  • The total marks were 60 marks
  • No sectional time limit was there
  • No negative marking. 
  • The exam pattern was 60 questions being divided into 4 sections - 16 questions in QA; 16 questions in English; 16 questions in GK; 12 Questions in LR

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SET Exam Analysis 2022 for Mathematics

The topics asked and the corresponding number of questions are as follows: 

Topics Number of Questions
Number Theory 3
Percentage/ Profit and Loss 2
Data interpretation 1
P&C, Probability 2
Algebra 3
Area and perimeter 1
Average 2
Time speed, and distance 2

SET Exam Analysis 2022 for English

The topics asked, and the corresponding number of questions are as follows: 

Topics Number of Questions
Adjectives 1
Tenses 1
Vocabulary Synonyms 3
Correct the spelling 3
Idioms 2
Figure of Speech 1
Sentence correction 1

SET Exam Analysis 2022 for GK

Most questions were static questions. The topics asked are as follows: 

  • Books (Mr Abdul Kalam's last book) 
  • Days (No tobacco day)
  • Telecommunication 
  • Sports
  • Festivals
  • Capital
  • RBI, Symbol (WHO)
  • Awards (Padmashri but not Khel Ratna) 

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SET Exam Analysis 2022 for LR

The topics asked and the corresponding number of questions are as follows: 

Topics Number of Questions
Syllogism 1
Odd one out 1
Seating arrangement 1
Blood relation 1
Series completion 1
Clocks 1
Figure based Figure based 2
Statement - assumption 1
Strong and weak argument 1
Statement - course of action 1

SET Expected Cut-off 2022

The Expected Cut off 2022 for SET exams is as tabulated below:

Campus SET Expected Cut-off 2022
Pune Campus 48-50
Noida Campus 42-44

SET Exam Review 2021

Practising previous year's SET question papers will enhance your last-minute preparation for the exam. This way, you can improve your speed and know which questions are asked in the exam. 

Here is the detailed SET BBA Exam Analysis 2021 tabulated below. 

  • There was sectional timing in the exam. 
  • For each correct answer, one mark is awarded, while for each wrong answer, no marks are deducted. 
  • Overall the examination was an easy to moderate level of difficulty. WAT was moderate level. 
Subject No. of Questions Asked Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 12 8 Moderate
General Awareness 16 12 Easy
Quantitative Aptitude 16 10 Moderate
General English 16 9 Easy
Total 60 39 Easy to moderate

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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
Linear Equation 1
Speed, Distance & Time 1
Percentage 2
Logarithms 1
Probability 1
Geometry 3
Simple Interest  1
Progression 1
Total 16

SET English Language Analysis 2021

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

Topics No. of Questions
Active & Passive 1
Nearest Meaning of given Sentence 1
Find the right conditional 1
Fill in the blanks 2
Meaning of Quote in Italics 3
Synonyms 1
Past perfect continuous sent 1
Para jumbles 3
Total 16

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SET General Awareness Analysis 2021

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

  • There were questions based on Indian Defence, Sports, and Geography. 
Topics No. of Questions
Current Affairs 7
Static GK 5
Total 12

SET Reasoning Analysis 2021

Check out the detailed SET BBA Exam Analysis for the Reasoning subject below.

Topics No. of Questions
Statement & Cause 1
Clock 1
Coding and Decoding 1
Blood Relations 2
Alphanumeric Series 1
Order & Ranking 1
Calendar 1
Missing Series 2
Logical Sequence 1
Total 12

Previous Year SET Exam Analysis for BBA

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 the previous year's 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 tricky, but there were also a few relatively easy questions.

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

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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 about 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

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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
Para jumbles 2-3
Idioms and Phrases 3-4
Sentence Making 1
Voice 1
Fill in the Blanks 4-5
Prepositions 1-2

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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 about Current Affairs, business-related, abbreviations of institutions, general static awareness, and Economics and Indian History. 

SET Logical Reasoning Analysis 2017

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

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In conclusion, the SET Exam is a challenging and rewarding exam for students aspiring to study at Symbiosis. Scoring well on the SET Exam can lead to an individual achieving a high rating, making them competitive in the job market. With the right amount of preparation and practice, anyone can maximize their potential to do well on the SET Exam.

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