As we all know, the SET exam has been postponed. Therefore, this is a wonderful opportunity for all of you to enhance your preparation for better results.

Since there is a tough competition, you must prepare really well if you want to get on the top among others. 

Worried about where to begin and how to begin your preparation? If that is so, Don't Worry!!

We have curated the best SET Preparation Tips provided by our experts at SuperGrads (a pioneer in providing the best online guidance for SET).

So, what are you looking for! Follow these tips and better succeed in the upcoming exam.

What are the prerequisites for making the best Study Plan for SET 2021?

Before starting your preparation, you must make a study plan and stick to it. Also, note that you should make the best study plan depending on the number of days left for the SET entrance exam.

  • Firstly, focus on your strengths and weaknesses and allot the time accordingly
  • Allocate at least 2 hours for each subject in your daily plan
  • Try to finish the topics that have more weightage first and then move to other topics
  • Make sure that you give extra for the topics that you feel difficult
  • Try to review your weak areas and work on it
  • Keep sufficient time for revision at the end

How Should I Prepare for the SET Exam 2021?

In the SET exam, you will be tested on four subjects: General English, Quantitative, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. 

You should have a good hold on all these subjects to clear the exam on the first attempt. Also, you should have a strong command of the English Language.

Understand the Syllabus

The first step you should take is to know and understand the syllabus for the SET Exam. Without knowing the SET Syllabus you don't know what to study and what not to study. The exact syllabus of the SET Exam guides you to go on the right path. 

Know the Exam Pattern

You must know the SET Exam pattern to be aware of the total number of questions asked from each section, marking scheme, and time duration for each section. Also, it will give you clarity on the exam on which sections the more weightage is allocated. 

Make Short Notes

At the time of doing revision, you need not study once again all the syllabus topics in brief. So, you must ensure that that you are making short notes at the time of preparation for the exam. The notes should include all the important formulas and concepts of each section.

Know weakness and strengthens

During the preparation, it is important for you to know your weaknesses and strengths. It will help to build up strong areas and focus on the weaker areas to work hard. Start the preparation with the tough ones and next go to an easier one.

During the preparation, you will face many difficult questions, so try to solve the question with one or more methods. By doing this, your accuracy level increases in solving various types of questions.


practicing the questions from the SET Previous Year Papers will help improve your speed and accuracy and also build your confidence levels.  Also, you will get an idea about the difficulty level of questions and the type of questions asked in the exam.

Read News Paper Daily

To perform well in the General Awareness and General English section, read English newspapers daily. Also, this will help you get a grip on the Vocabulary section. 

Make Mocks Your Friends!!

You will come to know the problem-solving techniques and time management skills by taking the SET Mock Tests regularly. These tests will also help analyze your preparation levels for the exam.

Which are the Best Books for SET Preparation 2021?

The following are some of the highly recommended SET Preparation books by experts. You can include these books during your preparation.

Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Mental Aptitude Subhkamna Publications
Logical reasoning and Data Interpretation Arun Sharma
Objective General English S.P Bakshi
Manorama Year Book Malayala Manorama Group

What is the One-Month Study Plan for the SET Exam 2021?

You should plan your last month's preparation smartly as your success mostly depends on it. You need to develop an understanding of the exam and try to put your hard work in the right direction.

Here is the preparation plan that you must follow during your one-month preparation.

Topic Preferred Time Allotment
Reading Newspaper 45 mins
Vocabulary 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 2-2.5 hours
Reasoning 2 hours
General Awareness 1-1.5 hours
Revision for the day and planning for the next day 1.5 hours
Solve Previous Year Papers 2-3 Weekly
Practice Mock Tests 2 Weekly 

Six Months Preparation Strategy for SET Exam 2021

If you are thinking to begin the preparation 6 months before then it is a great idea and you have an ample amount of time for completing the entire syllabus. Divide the preparation into three stages i.e., each stage includes 2 months.

1st & 2nd Month Preparation

  • Be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus of English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and Logical Reasoning.
  • Make a proper study plan for two months and complete studying all the important topics from each subject. 
  • Ensure to finish studying the topics in depth from the best books
  • Choose the books in such a way that they include all the topics and concepts explained in depth.

3rd & 4th Month Preparation

  • Now finish off any left out topics which had to be studied in the previous month.
  • Begin your first stage of revision. Learn shortcuts for solving quant questions, terminologies in English, and logic in Reasoning.
  • Read newspapers and watch the daily news to be well versed in current affairs. 
  • Start solving previous year's papers weekly twice.
  • Attempt mock test series to analyze your preparation levels.

5th & 6th Month Preparation

  • Begin the last stage of revision and revise each topic again.
  • Try to do more and more revision to be perfect in each topic and concept
  • Solve more and more previous year papers 
  • Also, take up the mock test series to know the difficulty level of the question paper

3 Months Preparation Strategy for SET Exam 2021

If you are unable to begin the preparation well in advance, then three months is also quite sufficient to complete the topics. But, it requires regular preparation and consistent hard work.

1st Month Preparation

  • Be thorough with the entire syllabus and exam pattern
  • Know the topics in which you are weak and strong. Make a list of them separately and prepare a study plan. 
  • Try to study for long hours and complete the topics. Read in-depth about each topic from each subject.
  • Choose the right book for reading all topics and be well prepared for the exam.

2nd Month Preparation

  • Watch news and read newspapers regularly to be thorough with the current affairs. 
  • Solve more and more questions from previous year papers 
  • Attempt mock test series and analyze your performance
  • Do your first revise and ensure to glance at the topics quickly
  • Learn shortcuts to answer the quant questions easily.

3rd Month Preparation

  • Begin the last stage of revision and complete studying all the topics well in advance.
  • Try to revise each topic and give it a quick glance.
  • Solve more and more question papers to improve your speed
  • Also, attempt more mock test series to analyze your preparation levels.

Which Type of Questions are Asked in SET Exam?

To help you get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam, we have provided few sample questions that are curated from the previous year's papers.

1. (95.6x 910.3) ÷ 92.56256 = 9?

(A) 13.14 (B) 12.96 (C) 12.43 (D) 13.34 (E) None of these

2. (1024—263—233)÷(986—764— 156) =?

(A)9 (B)6 (C)7 (D)8 (E) None of these

3. Three numbers are in the ratio of 3: 4 :5 respectively. If the sum of the first and third numbers is more than the second number by 52, then which will be the largest number?

(A) 65 (B) 52 (C) 79 (D) 63 (E) None of these

4. What should come in the place of question mark (?) in the number series given below? 25, 34, 52,79, 115,?

(A)160 (B) 140 (C)153 (D) 190 (E)None of these

5. If the fractions8/5,7/2,9/5,5/4,4/5 are arranged in descending order of their values, which one will be fourth?

(A)4/5 (B)5/4 (C)9/5 (D)8/5 (E) 7/2

6. If the area of a circle is 75.44 square cm then what is the circumference of the circle?

(A)29.2 cm (B) 28.9 cm (C)30.8 cm (D) 40.2 cm (E) None of these

7.  What is 50% of 40% of Rs. 3,450?

(A) Rs. 690 (B) As. 520 (C) Rs. 517.5 (D) Rs. 499.2 (E) None of these

8. Which one is the highest mountain in Japan

(A) Mount Kita (B) Mount Aino (C) Mount Yari (D) Mount Fuji


How to prepare for the SET Exam effectively?

You can follow the steps below to prepare for the SET Exam effectively-

The first step should take is to know and understand the syllabus for the SET Exam. Also, know the SET Exam pattern while you are making preparation for the exam. It will give you clarity on the exam on which sections the more weightage is allocated. Ensure that you are making short notes at the time of preparation of the exam.The important factor candidates need to know the weakness and strengthen in the preparation of the exam. Practicing more and more questions you will be able to improve your speed and also you will get confidence on the day of the exam. During the preparation of the exam or solving the questions, you have learned lessons on how time is important in every competitive exam. Analyze the previous year question papers, by doing this you will come to know how the difficulty of question paper pattern, paper trends of the exam. Every year some questions/topics are very difficult to solve than the rest of the question paper. Also, every year some repeated questions will be asked in the exam from the previous year's papers.

Which Books are best for doing the SET Preparation?

The books that you should refer to for SET preparation are as follows-

Quantitative Aptitude

RS Agarwal

Mental Aptitude

Subhkamna Publications

Logical reasoning and Data Interpretation

Arun Sharma

Is it important to attempt and prepare from SET Previous Year Papers?

Yes it is very important that you refer to the SET Previous year papers as these will help you understand the exam pattern,the important topics and provide you with the confidence that you need on the exam day.Moreover, your speed and accuracy will be increased when you solve old papers.Hence,old papers are very effective for SET Preparation.

How many Questions come from each of the sections in SET Question Paper?

The number of questions from each of the sections is given below-

Logical reasoning and analytical ability30
General Awareness40
General English40

Is SET Preparation possible in 1 month?

Yes,it is possible to crack SET Exam with the preparation of 1 month.Hard work , smart Work and consistent revisions can make it possible for you to clear the exam in 1 month.Prepare the complete syllabus strictly. Regularly make revisions and solve Previous Year question papers and SET Mock Tests that cover the syllabus topics. These will be enough to score good marks in the section.

How to score well in Symbiosis Set Exam 2021?

In order to score good marks in Symbiosis Set Exam 2021, you are required to put immense hard work and dedication throughout the preparation time period. Read as per the officially prescribed syllabus strictly, solve as many SET Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests and make sure to identify your weaknesses and work on them.These steps will help you score good marks in SET Exam 2021.

How can I improve my accuracy in the SET exam?

You can easily improve your speed and accuracy in the SET Exam by solving as many sample papers as possible. Practicing mock tests would definitely improve your time management skills and problem-solving techniques. So, it is advisable to solve mock tests on a daily basis.

Is it easy to follow the preparation plan provided in this post?

Yes, our experts have designed the preparation plan which are not hectic and confusing. Each candidate appearing for SET 2021 can go through the plan and prepare accordingly to crack the exam with a high score.