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SET Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit, Qualification Required

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : January 6, 2023


Summary: The Symbiosis Entrance Test is a national-level examination conducted by Symbiosis International University for admissions for bachelor's in various streams. The eligibility criteria for the examination are mentioned in the following article; you can check out all the details required to appear for the examination. Also, check out the age limit, educational qualification, and minimum qualifying marks for the exam.

Symbiosis International University has prescribed specific criteria you need to fulfil before applying for the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET).

The SET exam is to be conducted in two phases: Test 1- on May 6th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Test 2- on May 14th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The eligibility criteria cover various aspects, such as

  • Age limit,
  • Educational qualification,
  • Minimum qualifying marks, and others. 

You need to know the detailed criteria before filling out the online form. You will get disqualified even at the last stage of the admission process if you do not meet the criteria specified by the exam conducting body.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into SET exam eligibility criteria 2023 for different courses offered by the SIU.

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Eligibility Criteria for SET Exam 2023

As said above, you must check whether you have satisfied the criteria or not before filling out the SET Application form 2023.

If you belong to the reserved category, you must produce the supporting category documents during the personal interview (PI) and written ability test (WAT).

Symbiosis University has laid down the SET 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria for various courses such as BBA, B. Sc, BA, etc.

You can go through the detailed eligibility criteria for different courses below.

SET Eligibility Criteria 2023: Age Limit

The first thing you should be concerned about is the age limit criteria.

As per the guidelines published by the authorities, there is no upper age limit to apply for the Symbiosis Entrance Test. However, your minimum age should be above 17 years to qualify for the entrance exam.

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SET 2023 Eligibility: Educational Qualification

The second on the list comes educational qualification. So the following criteria should be fulfilled by you in order to qualify for the exam.

You must have completed your class 12 or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university to apply for the SET Entrance Exam 2023.

If you are appearing for the 10+2 exam in 2023 or waiting for results, you are also eligible to fill out the application form. However, you must submit the passing certificate during the admission process.

SET Exam Eligibility 2023: Minimum Qualifying Marks

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The third criterion on the list is the qualifying marks.

If you belong to the general category, you must have scored at least 50% of the marks or an equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.

As per the official notification, a 5% relaxation is provided in minimum qualifying marks for the reserved category.

You must have scored 45% marks in the qualifying examination if you belong to the SC/ST category.

SET Reservation Policy 2023

Symbiosis International University provides reservations per the UGC guidelines for aspirants in 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 Dependents (Wards of Serving/Retired) for SLS-Pune and SICSR 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats over and above
International Aspirants 20%

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SET 2023 Reservation Policy for Nagpur Domicile

According to the official notice, 25% of seats are reserved for those who are domiciled in Nagpur for five years or more and have completed Class 12 or equivalent exams from the Maharashtra Board.

If you fall under this category, you must carry the following documents during PI and WAT rounds.

  • Domicile certificate issued by the competent authority (Collector's office)
  • Standard class 12th Marksheet
  • If you appear for the Class 12 exam, you must submit a Bonafide certificate from the current institute and a Class 10 mark sheet.

SET Eligibility Criteria 2023 for International Students

As mentioned above, SIU has set aside 20% of the total seats for international students, including Foreign Nationals (FN), Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card Holders, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card Holders, and Non-Resident Indians (NRI).

Let us look at the detailed criteria for those who fall under these categories:

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Foreign Nationals (FN)

You are eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if you have a citizen of any country other than India and hold a foreign passport.

Person of Indian Origin (PIO)

As per the notification released by the Government of India on 9th January 2015, all registered persons of Indian origin shall be treated as Overseas Citizens of India cardholders.

Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)

If you are granted Overseas Citizenship of India and have an OCI card, you can apply for SET Exam 2023 as an OCI.

Non-Resident Indian (NRI)

If you belong to the NRI category, you must meet the following criteria to qualify for the SET entrance exam.

  • You must have appeared for classes 10th or 10+2 (equivalent to the Indian 10th or 12th) outside India.
  • If you have appeared for the 10th standard exam outside India, you must have appeared for the 10+2 exam in India.


Before you start preparing for the SET exam, check out the SET eligibility criteria to check if you are eligible to appear for the exam. Most of the students ignore this important part, which is completely wrong. You can then start with your preparations. If you are having trouble preparing for the examination, you are at the right place. We at SuperGrads help students prepare for the highly aspired competitive exams. With the best faculties, we provide world-class coaching and mentorship to each and every student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. As per the notification, those appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam in 2023 can apply for the SET 2023 exam.
To be eligible for the SET exam 2023, you must have score 50% marks in class 12 or equivalent exam if you belong to the general category while it is 45% for SC/ST category.
There is no upper age limit to apply for the SET Entrance Exam 2023. However, your minimum age should be above 17 years to apply for the exam.
You must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with at least 50% marks to apply for the SET exam.
Yes. SIU provides reservation as per the UGC guidelines for those belonging to SC/ST/PwD category.


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