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July 13, 2022

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Symbiosis University conducts the Symbiosis Entrance Test for the admissions of eligible students into various UG courses. Go through the SET BBA exam analysis, essential topics, and questions to understand the difficulty level of the examination and to enhance your preparation. 

There will be four sections in the examination, namely English, Quantitative, Analytical & logical reasoning, and General Awareness, with a total duration of 60 minutes. Going through the previous year's exam analysis will help you better understand the essential topics to focus on for better results.

In this post, our Supergards specialists have compiled the SET Exam Analysis and relevant subjects from the last five years. The takeaways from this post will greatly assist you in refining your preparation for a result-oriented pathway, as well as getting a sense of the number of questions asked from each topic, the difficulty level of the exam, the kind of questions, and more.

SET 2023 Syllabus

Being aware of the syllabus will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view and focus more on those topics to score better in the exam.

Topic  Syllabus
General English Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.
Quantitative  Numbers, BODMAS, HCF & LCM, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability
General Awareness National Insignia & Establishments, Environment, Science & Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Awards, Titles and Honors, Personalities, Books & Authors, Government & Politics, Days & Dates, Arts & Culture, International News/Forums, Business, Economy & Trade
Analytical & Logical Reasoning Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements, Groups & Conditionalities, Logical Series, Selection Criteria, Sequential O/P Tracing, Analogies, Odd one out, Logical Puzzles, Calendar

SET Exam Trend

The following points explain the previous five-year analysis of the type of questions asked, mode of exam, sections involved, and marking scheme. This can help you improve your preparation and score higher.

  • Type of questions:- Multiple Choice Questions MCQs.
  • Sections:- generally four sections, English, Quantitative, Analytical & logical reasoning and General Awareness.
  • Maximum Marks:- The examination generally consists of a total of 60 marks.
  • Marking Scheme:- 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking.
  • Difficulty level:-The overall difficulty level of SET, considering previous years’ examination, is moderate to difficult.
  • English: it is the most scoring section in the examination with about 70-80% of questions from easy to moderate difficulty.
  • Quantitative: it is generally the most challenging section, with about 40-50% of questions of moderate difficulty.

SET Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics and exam analysis

  • Generally, this section has moderate difficulty having 20-30% hard questions.
  • Majorly questions are based on data interpretation, averages, time & speed, and probability.
  • Statistically, 30% of questions are based on profit and loss & Data Interpretation, and the same trend is followed from the past few years.
  • A good score would be anything between 13-14 out of 16 or 90-95% attempt with 90% accuracy.
  • The number of questions asked from different topics and their weightage is plotted below.

The weightage of different topics asked in the quantitative aptitude section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.

Topic  Number of Questions Topic  Number of Questions
Profit and Loss 4 Time and Work 1
Data Interpretation 2 Simple and Compound Interest 1
Percentages 2 Probability 1
Time, Speed, and Distance 2 Geometry 1
Average 1 Set Theory  1
Alligations 1 Algebra 1
Data Sufficiency 1 Series 1
Total 20

SET Analytical Reasoning Important Topics and exam analysis

  • Generally, this section is of moderate difficulty having 20-25% hard questions.
  • Majorly questions are based on Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements, Logical Series, and Selection Criteria.
  • Statistically, 50-55% of questions are based on logical Puzzles and direction tests.
  • A good score would be between 8-9 out of 12 or a complete attempt with 80% accuracy.
  • The number of questions asked from different topics along with their weightage is plotted below.

  • The weightage of different topics asked in the reasoning section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.
Topic  Number of Questions Topic  Number of Questions
Puzzles 5 Calendar 1
Directions 2 Statements 1
Blood Relations 1 Syllogism 2
Coding and Decoding 2 Course of Action 1
Total 15

SET General English Important Topics and exam analysis Generally, this section is the easiest section having about 80% of questions of easy to moderate difficulty. Majorly questions are based on Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Completion, Para Jumbles, and sentence completion-based questions. Statistically, 50-55% of questions are based on reading comprehension and Fill In blanks. A good score would be anything between 13-14 out of 16 or 90% attempt with 85-90% accuracy. The number of questions asked from different topics along with their weightage is plotted below.

  • The weightage of different topics asked in the English section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.
Topic Weightage
Reading Comprehension 5
Antonyms-Synonyms 4
One Word Substitutions 1
Spelling 2
Fill in the blanks, Phrases, Verbs, and Idioms, Sentence correction 8
Total 20

SET General Awareness Important Topics and exam analysis

  • Generally, this section is of moderate difficulty having about 40% of questions of moderate to hard difficulty. 
  • Majorly questions are based on geography, History, Art and Culture, essential organizations, and important dates.
  • Statistically, 60 of the questions are based on static general knowledge.
  • A good score would be between 10-11 out of 16 or 80% attempt with 70% accuracy.
  • The weightage of different topics asked in the GK section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.
Topic Sub-topic
Static GK Geography, history, Art and Culture, essential organizations, and important dates.
Current Affairs Awards and Recognitions, Important Appointments and International Affairs
Total 20

What type of Reasoning Questions are Asked in SET Exam?

In the SET exam, there are 16 analytical and logical reasoning MCQ questions of moderate difficulty. They are generally based on Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements, Analogies, Odd one out, Logical Puzzles, and Calendar based.

Important questions based on Arrangements for SET 2023

Directions for questions 1-2: These questions are based on the information that follows. In a row of soldiers facing North, 

(i) Lambert is 8th to the right of Khurusheva; 

(ii) Mickey is 16th from the left end; 

(iii) Lambert is 16th to the right of Jackson, who is 27th from the right end of the row; 

(iv) Khurusheva is nearer than Mickey to the right end of the row; 

(v) there are 5 boys between Mickey and Khurusheva. 

Q1. How many soldiers are there between Jackson and Mickey? 

(a) One (b) Two (c) Three (d) Data inadequate 

Q2. How far away is Khurusheva from the right end of the row? 

(a) 30th (b) 10th (a) 19th (b) 18th

Directions for Questions 3-4: (Question Category: Matching Puzzle) Study the following information and answer the questions that follow: 

  1. Six picture cards P, Q, R, S, T, and U are framed in six different colors – blue, red, green, grey, yellow, and brown and are arranged from left to right (not necessarily in the same order). 
  2. The pictures are of the king, princess, queen, palace, joker, and prince. 

iii. The picture of the palace is in the blue color frame but is not on card S, and card P, which is of the queen, is in the brown frame and is placed at the extreme right. 

  1. The picture of the princess is neither on card S nor on card T and is not in either the green or the yellow frame. Card R has a picture of the king in a grey frame, and it is fifth from the right and next to card Q having the picture of the prince. 

Q3. If the princess’s card is immediately between the cards of the palace and the prince, then at what number is the joker’s card placed from the left? 

(a) Fifth (b) Second (c) First (d) Data inadequate 

Q4. Which is the correct combination of card and frame colors? 

(a) T-Yellow (b) U-Red (c) Q-Green (d) Data inadequate

Directions for Questions 5 to 6: Study the following information and answer the questions that follow: 

A company is planning to organize 8 lectures—A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H for 3 subjects —Quants, D.I. and English. The lectures are spread over three days. Quants are to be covered first in 3 lectures followed by English and then D.I. in 2 lectures. Lectures A, C, and D have to be different days. (Lectures B and F have to be on the same day), but lecture B cannot be clubbed with A or G or D. Lecture G and H should come on the same day. Lecture A is a lecture on Quants, and Lecture C cannot be on the last day. It is also known that there are at least 3 lectures on day 

Q5. Which of the following pairs of lectures can go along with lecture ‘A’ on Quants? 

(a) B, C (b) G, H (c) D, E (d) Data inadequate 

Q6. Which combination of lectures was arranged on the second day of the series? 

(a) D, E, F (b) B, C, E (c) C, G, H (d) Data inadequate

Directions for Questions 7-8: 

In a bar, there are seven frequent visitors who visit the bar daily. On being asked about their visit to the bar the preceding Sunday, the following were the answers: 

Jai Chand: I came in first, and the next two persons to enter were Sohan Singh and Shail Munshi. When I left the bar, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai were present in the bar. Deepak Garg left with me. 

Jai Prakash: When I entered the bar with Vinod Rai, Jai Chand was sitting there. There was someone else also, but I was not in a position to recognize him. 

Shail Munshi; I went to the bar for a short while last Sunday and met Jai Chand, Sohan Singh, and Deepak Garg there. 

Sohan Singh: I left immediately after Shail Munshi left. 

Deepak Garg: I met Jai Chand, Sohan Singh, Shail Munshi, Jai Prakash, and Vinod Rai during my first visit to the bar. But I got an urgent call and came out of the bar with Jai Chand. When I went to the bar the second time, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai were there. 

Pradeep Kumar: I had some urgent work, so I did not sit in the bar for a long time. Jai Prakash and Deepak Garg were the only people in the bar while I was there. 

Vinod Rai: I was drunk, and I don’t remember anything.

Q7. Who among Jai Prakash and Deepak Garg entered the bar first? 

(a) Jai Prakash (b) Deepak Garg (c) Both entered (d) Cannot be determined 

Q8. Who was sitting with Jai Chand when Jai Prakash entered the bar? 

(a) Sohan Singh (b) Shail Munshi (c) Deepak Garg (d) Pradeep Kumar

Important Syllogism questions for SET 2023

Directions for Questions 1 to 3: In each of the questions below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answers 

(a) if only the conclusion I follow. (b) if only conclusion II follows. 

(c) if either I or II follows. (d) if neither I nor II follows (e) if both follow 

Q1. Statements: 

(A) All cats are dogs. (B) All dogs are brown. 

Conclusions: 

  1. All cats are brown II. All brown are dogs. 

Q2. Statements: 

(A) All computers are Pentiums. (B) Some Pentiums are machines

Conclusions: 

  1. Some computers are machines. II. Some machines are computers. 

Q3. Statements: 

(A) Some apples are fruit. (B) Some fruits are sour. 

Conclusions: 

  1. Some apples are sour. II. Some sours are fruit.

Directions for Questions 4 to 7: In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III, and IV. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. 

Q4. Statements: 

(A) Some apples are fruits. (B) All vegetables are fruits. (C) All fruits are vegetables. Conclusions: 

  1. Some apples are vegetables. II. All vegetables are fruits.

III. All fruits are apples. IV. All vegetables are apples. 

(a) Only I and II follow. (b) Only II follows. (c) Only I and IV follow. 

(d) Only II and IV follow. (e) None of these. 

Q5. Statements: 

(A) Some cars are four-wheelers. (B) All four wheelers are vehicles. (C) Some vehicles are SUVs.

Conclusions: 

  1. Some SUVs are four-wheelers. II. Some vehicles are four-wheelers. 

III. Some vehicles are cars. IV. Some SUVs are cars. 

(a) All follow (b) Only II & III follow 

(c) Only III follows (d) Either III or IV follows (e) None of these. 

Q6. Statements: 

(A) All principals are men. (B) Some women are principals. (C) All humans are women. Conclusions: 

  1. All humans are men. II. Some humans are principals. 

III. Some men are principals. IV. All women are men. 

(a) Only I follow (b) Only II follows 

(c) Only I and III follow (d) Only III follows (e) None of these. 

Q7. Statements: 

(A) Most architects are writers. (B) No writer is a driver. (C) All drivers are architects. Conclusions: 

  1. Some writers are architects. II. All architects are drivers.

III. No driver is a writer. IV. Some drivers are writers. 

(a) Only I follow. (b) Only II and III follow. 

(c) Only I and III follow (d) Either III or IV follows. (e) None of these

Directions for Questions 8 to 10: Each question contains six statements, followed by four options of combinations of any three of the given sentences. Choose the option in which the combinations are logically related. 

Q8. A) All Martians eat sausages. B) All those who eat sausages are not Martians. 

  1. C) All those who eat sausages are herbivorous. D) All Martians are carnivorous.
  2. E) All those who eat sausages are carnivorous. F) Martians are herbivorous. 

(a) BCE (b) ABE (c) ACD (d) ACF 

Q9. A) All lotuses have flowers. B) All lotuses have nectar. 

  1. C) All plants with nectar have flowers. D) All shrubs have lotuses. 
  2. E) All shrubs have nectar. F) Some lotuses have flowers 

(a) BEF (b) BCF (c) BDE (d) ACF 

Q10. A) No summer is a season. B) Some seasons are summers. 

  1. C) Some seasons are winters. D) No seasons are winters. 
  2. E) Some summers are not winters. F) All summers are winters. 

(a) DFA (b) BEF (c) CEB (d) DEB

Important Blood Relation questions for SET 2023

Q1. A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her maternal uncle. The boy is girl’s:

  1. a) Son (b) Uncle (c) Son-in-law (d) cannot be determined 

Q2. Pointing to a photograph, a man tells his friend ‘She is the daughter of the only son of my father’s wife’. How is the girl in the photograph related to the man? 

(a) Daughter (b) Cousin (c) Mother (d) Sister

Directions for questions 3 to 5: Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it. There is a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E, and F. Following information pertains to the members of this family: 

(a) There are two married couples and the family members belong to three generations. 

(b) Each member has a distinct choice of colour among green, yellow, black, white, red and blue. 

(c) No lady member likes green or white colour. 

(d) C, who likes black colour, is the daughter-in-law of E. 

(e) B is the brother of F and son of D and he likes blue. 

(f) A is grandmother of F and F does not like red. 

(g) There is a man who likes green and his wife likes yellow. 

Q3. Which of the following is one of the married couples? (a) CD (b) DA (c) AC (d) none of these. 

Q4. How many male members are there in the family? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 1

Directions for questions 5to 6: Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it. 

(i) In a family of six members A, B, C, D, E and F each one plays one game out of the six games snooker, Carom, Table Tennis, badminton, Bridge and Cricket. 

(ii) Two are married couples. 

(iii) B, who plays carom, is the daughter-in-law of E. 

(iv) A is the father of D, the Table Tennis player, and D is the father of C, who plays cricket. 

(v) F is the brother of (c) 

(vi) Snooker is not played by a female member. 

(vii) E’s husband plays Badminton. 

Q5. Who among them plays bridge? (a) E (b) F (c) A (d) Data Inadequate 

Q6. How is F related to A? (a) Granddaughter (b) Grandson (c) Son (d) Daughter

Q7.

  • A @ B means A is the sister of B 
  • A $ B means B is the mother of A 
  • A + B means A is the brother of B 
  • A = B means B is the father of A. 

Which of the following means M is the maternal uncle of N? 

(a) M = P + Q @ N (b) N + P = Q @ M (c) N @ P $ Q @ M (d) None of these 

What type of Questions are Asked in the English sections of the SET Exam?

In the SET exam, there are 16 English or Verbal ability based MCQ questions of easy to moderate difficulty. They are generally based on CIdioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms and reading comprehension.

Important Vocabulary Questions for SET 2023

Directions(Q.1-Q.9): Select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices. Fill in the blank in the way that best completes the text.

Q1. In Europe, football, otherwise known as soccer, is the most popular sport by several orders of magnitude, whereas in America, fandom is fairly evenly ⸺⸺among a few different sports.

  1. Regarded b. Inspired c. measured d. apportioned

Solution. d. apportioned

Q2. The astrophysicist argues that our books and films about interstellar space travel are a form of mass ⸺ , and that only a miracle could allow a human being to voyage to even the closest star in another solar.

  1. innovation b. delusion c. dementia d. hysteria

Solution. b. Delusion

Q3. On an aptitude test in 1986, an argument posited that the possibility of conducting banking transactions from home was as likely as flying cars, an argument that today sounds ⸺.

  1. prescient b. presumptuous c. paradoxical d. preposterous

Solution. d. preposterous

Prescient - state of knowing everything in advance

presumptuous - a person who does know limits. He will just take the liberty to say whatever he has to say

Paradoxical - contradictory statement

Preposterous - absurd

Q4. Many ⸺ people feared for the life of Ronald Reagan because since 1840 every president elected in a year ending in zero had died in office. 

  1. knowledgeable b. mathematical c. Superstitious d. addled

Solution c. Superstitious 

Important Reading Comprehension questions for SET 2023

(Q.1 - 5) Read the following passage and choose the answer that is closest to each of the questions that are based on the passage.
Supposing half a dozen or a dozen men were cast ashore from a wreck on an uninhabited island and left to their own resources, one of course, according to his capacity, would be set to one business and one to another; the strongest to dig and to cut wood, and to build huts for the rest: the most dexterous to make shoes out of bark and coats out of skins; the best educated to look for iron or lead in the rocks, and to plan the channels for the irrigation of the fields. But though their labours were thus naturally severed, that small group of shipwrecked men would understand well enough that the speediest progress was to be made by helping each other-not by opposing each other; and they would know that this help could only be properly given so long as they were frank and open in their relations, and the difficulties which each lay under properly explained to the rest. So that any appearance of secrecy or separateness in the actions of any of them would instantly, and justly, be looked upon with suspicion by the rest, as the sign of some selfish or foolish proceeding on the part of the individual. If, for instance, the scientific man were found to have gone out at night, unknown to the rest, to alter the sluices, the others would think, and in all probability rightly think, that he wanted to get the best supply of water to his own field; and if the shoemaker refused to show them where the bark grew which he made the sandals of, they would naturally think, and in all probability rightly think, that he didn't want them to see how much there was of it, and that he meant to ask from them more corn and potatoes in exchange for his sandals than the trouble of making them deserved. And thus, although each man would have a portion of time to himself in which he was allowed to do what he chose without let or inquiry - so long as he was working in that particular business which he had undertaken for the common benefit, any secrecy on his part would be immediately supposed to mean mischief; and would require to be accounted for, or put an end to and this all the more because, whatever the work might be, certainly there would be difficulties about it which, when once they were well explained, might be more or less done away with by the help of the rest; so that assuredly every one of them would advance with his labour not only more happily, but more profitably and quickly, by having no secrets, and by frankly bestowing, and frankly receiving, such help as lay in his way to get or to give.

Q1. When a dozen men are cast away on an imaginary island, the best educated would look for metals in rocks because

  1. metals can be used to make weapons.
  2. such an island probably has unexploited resources.
  3. he may find it beneath him to dig or cut or make shoes.
  4. He is suited for such work.

Q2. The author states that any appearance of secrecy or separateness would instantly and justly be looked upon with suspicion. From this statement, we may infer that

  1. what is secret is not what is separate
  2. secrecy is not exactly the same as separateness
  3. it is natural to be suspicious of secrecy
  4. it only takes an instant for a relationship to deteriorate

Q3. The instance of the shoemaker who refuses to show his source and asks for more corn and potatoes is an example of

  1. a substantial bargain.
  2. Unfair practice.
  3. The system of barter.
  4. The intent to make trouble.

Q4. According to the author, whatever one's work might be

  1. hardships are going to be part of it.
  2. one cannot keep complaining.
  3. one should expect others to assure of help and advance our labors.
  4. one must offer help to others in order to receive help.

Q5. The author's belief is that for progress to happen

  1. a team should consist of people with multiple talents.
  2. cooperation among team members is essential.
  3. one must deal with those who are secretive.
  4. transparency among all concerned is mandatory.

Important Parajumbles questions for SET 2022

Q1. In the question below the first and the last statements of the para are fixed and you need to un-jumble the rest of the paragraph and choose the correct option.

  1. Money is not the root of all evils.
  2. Or, what about the desire for power driving people to horrible crimes?
  3. Even purposeless cruelty can be seen in many instances of evil behavior.
  4. For example, neither teachers nor parents profit in any way by torturing children.
  5. The evils of sexual offenders are not motivated by financial gains.
  6. No, we can only say that money is the root of some evil.

(a) QRPS (b) SPQR (c) RSPQ (d) QPRS

Q2. In the question below the first and the last statements of the para are fixed and you need to un-jumble the rest of the paragraph and choose the correct option.

  1. Even the smallest insect of the living world is made up of a large number of cells.
  2. Furthermore, the cells in these small creatures widely differ in their structure and function.
  3. An ant, or a gnat, for example, is composed of hundreds of thousands of cells.
  4. Even a mite has cells making up its skeletal structure, S. It also has cells dedicated to digestive and reproductive functions.
  5. The cell system or small organisms is microscopic but marvelous, isn't it?

(a) SROP (b) QRSP (c) SOPR (d) QPRS

Q3. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and choose the correct option.

  1. Almost a century ago, when the father of the modern automobile industry, Henry Ford, sold the first model T car, he decided that only the best would do for his customers.
  2. Today, it is committed to delivering the finest quality with over six million vehicles a year in over 200 countries across the world.
  3. And for over ninety years this philosophy has endured in the Ford Motor Company.
  4. Thus, a vehicle is ready for the customer only if it passes the Ford Zero Defect Programme.

(a) ABCD (b) ACDB (c) ACBD (d) CDAB

Q4. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and type the correct order.

  1. Some of us, as a result, gain an overall impression of people as either all good or all bad, making further assumptions on this basis.
  2. An example of the assumption some patients make is that doctors with a good "bedside manner" are also more technically competent than others who do not relate as well to their patients.
  3. This is what the psychologists refer to as the halo effect.
  4. We have a strong tendency of associating positive attributes with other positive attributes and negative ones with each other.

Q5. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and type the correct order.

  1. Wal-Mart has increased its Procter & Gamble diaper business by 50 percent and cut inventory by 70 percent because of this collaboration.
  2. Several years ago, senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart met for two days.
  3. As a result of this meeting, a team of Procter & Gamble employees moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart's headquarters, to work with Wal-Mart executives on productivity and quality issues.
  4. They wanted to explore how they could jointly apply quality management principles to the disposable diaper business.\

What type of Questions are Asked in the General Awareness sections of the SET Exam?

In the SET exam, there are a total of 16 general awareness based MCQ questions of easy to moderate difficulty. They are generally based on static GK and Current Affairs.

SET General Awareness important questions 

  1. Which of the following represents the percentage of equity that will be retained by the Government after the disinvestment of HPCL and BPCL, respectively?

a.) 34% and 35% b.) 35% and 34% c.)26% and 12% d.)12% and 26%

  1. Which one of the cellular mobile phone companies has taken up the initiative “Save our Tigers” recently?

a.)Vodafone b.)Aircel c.)Airtel d.)Idea

  1. “Change Your World” is the adline by

a.)Louis Philippe b.)Wills LifeStyle c.)Levis d.)Pantaloons

  1. In India Census is done after a gap of every 

a.)Five years b.)Seven years c.)Ten years d.)Eight years

  1. Q) Which company uses the tagline "Drive your way"?
  2. a) Yamaha b) Toyota c) Erickson d) Hyundai
  1. Q) Rahul Dravid is associated with the advertising campaign of which bank?
  2. a) Bank of Baroda b) Bank of India c) HSBC d) HDFC
  1. Q) What are the types of activity within demand management?
  2. a) Activity-based, Business activity patterns and user profiles
  3. b) Analytical based, Shaping user behaviour
  4. c) Activity-based, Access Management
  5. d) Analytical based, Business activity patterns and user profiles
  1. Q) Who is the Director-General of Bharat Biotech?
  2. a) Krishan M Eila b) Rishikesha T Krishnan c) Dr. Balaram Bhargava d) None of these
  1. only Indian to have received Nobel prize in Economics is

a.) Jagdish Bhagwati b.)A. K Sen c.)Meghnath Desai d.)S. Chakravarthy

  1. Which among the following states of India is best known for Saffron Cultivation? 

a.) Sikkim b.) Meghalaya c.) Jammu & Kashmir d.) Assam 

  1. Which among the following rivers originate in Tibet? 

1.) Sutlej River 2.)Indus River 3.)Ghaghara River

A.) 2 & 3 B.)1 & 2 C.) 1, 2 &3 D.)1 & 3 

  1. “Project Shakti” is the famous CSR initiative of which company? 

a.) ITC b.) Godrej c.) Coca Cola d.) HUL 

  1. 'Ace Against Odds' is an autobiography of which sports person? 

a.) Abhinav Bindra b.) Mithali Raj c.) Sania Mirza d.) Sachin Tendulkar

  1. Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to continuously monitor the solutions to air pollution?

a.) Sunita Narain committee b.) Bhure Lal committee c.) Harsh Vardhan committee d.) C.K Mishra 

  1. Which city hosted the 2nd edition of Nobel Prize Series-India 2018?
  2. ) Panaji b.) Chandigarh c.) New Delhi d.) Kochi 
  1. Which country is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of World Environment Day-2018 event?

a.) South Korea b.) India c.) Norway d.) Belgium

Important Percentage questions for SET 2022

Q1. In a College society election between two candidates, the candidate who gets 30% of the votes polled is defeated by 15,000 votes. What is the number of votes polled by the winning candidate? 

(a) 11,250 (b) 15,000 (c) 26,250 (d) 37,500 

Solution :(c) 26,250

Let the total number of votes be x

⇒ votes polled by winning candidate = (100-30)% of x = 70% of x 

⇒ Now, 70% of x – 30% of x = 15,000 

⇒ 40% of x = 15,000 

⇒ 𝑥 = 15000×100 ∕ 40 = 37,500 

⇒ number of votes polled by winning candidate = 70% of 37500 = 70×37500 ∕ 100 = 26,250

Q2. An empty fuel tank of a car was filled with X type petrol. When the tank was half-empty, it was filled with Y type petrol. Again when the tank was half empty, it was filled with X type petrol. When the tank was half-empty again, it was filled with Y type petrol. What is the percentage of X type petrol at present in the tank? 

(a) 33.5% (b) 37.5% (c) 40% (d) 50% 

Solution :(b) 37.5%

Let us consider the capacity of the tank to be 100 litres.

Initially :X type petrol =100 litres. 

After first operation : 

  • X type petrol =100 ∕ 2 =50 litres; 
  • B type petrol =50 litres. 

After second operation :

  • A type petrol =50 ∕ 2 + 50 =75 litres; 
  • B type petrol =(50 ∕ 2) =25 litres. 

After third operation :

  • A type petrol =75 ∕ 2 =37.5 litres
  • B type petrol = 25 ∕ 2 + 50 = 62.5 litres.
  • Required percentage = 37.5%

Q3. 40% of the students in school play table tennis, 34% of the students play cricket and the number of students who play both table tennis and cricket is 234. The number of students who neither play cricket nor table tennis is 52%. Determine the total number of students in the college?

(a) 750 (b) 960 (c) 900 (d) 850

Solution :(c) 900

Let us consider the total number of students to be 100. 

⇒ Then the number of students who play both the games table tennis and cricket =(34+40) - (48) = 26 

⇒ If 26 students play both table tennis and cricket, then the total number of students= 100 

⇒ Therefore, if 234 students play both the table tennis and cricket, then the total number of students= 100 ∕ 26 × 234= 900

Q3. In a school examination, 65% students passed in Social Science and 60% in Science, 40% passed in both of these subjects Social Science and Science. If 90 students failed in Social Science and Science both, then what is the total number of students?

(a) 600 (b) 650 (c) 700 (d) 750 

Solution :(a) 600

Let the total number of students be x.

Let the number of students passed in Social Science be: A

Let the number of students passed in Social Science be: B

Then, the number of students who failed in Social Science and Science both will be :n(A ∩ B)

  • Therefore, number of students passed in one or Social Science and Science both is given by n (A U B)
  • n A ∪ B = n A + n B − n(A ∩ B) 
  • 65% of x + 60% of x – 40% of x 
  • 65 ∕ 100 𝑥 + 60 ∕ 100 𝑥 − 40 ∕ 100 𝑥 = 85 ∕ 100 𝑥 
  • 17 ∕ 20 𝑥. Filed in both = 𝑥 − 17 ∕ 20 𝑥 = 3𝑥 ∕ 20 . 
  • 3𝑥 ∕ 20 = 90 
  • x= 90×20 ∕ 3=600

Q4. In an examination 80% of students passed in Social Science , 85% in History and 75% in both Social Science and Science. If 40 students failed in both the subjects, find the total number of students.

(a) 350 (b) 400 (c) 450 (d) 600 

Solution :(b) 400

Let us consider the total no. of student be X

Let the number of students passed in Social Science be :A

Let the number of students passed in Science be :B

  • Then, the number of students who passed in both Social Science and Science be :n (A U B)
  • Therefore, number of students who failed in Social Science and Science will be :n(A ∩ B)
  • n A ∪ B = n A + n B − n(A ∩ B) 
  • 80% of X + 85% of X – 75% of X
  • 80 ∕ 100 𝑥 + 85 ∕ 100 𝑥 − 75 ∕ 100 𝑥 = 90 ∕ 100 𝑥 = 9𝑥 ∕ 10 
  • Students failed in both subjects = 𝑥 − 9𝑥 ∕ 10 = 𝑥 ∕ 10 
  • So, 𝑥 ∕ 10 = 40 ∕ x 
  • x = 400

Frequently Asked Questions

With adequate preparation and strategy, you should be able to clear the SET Exam on the first attempt. Joining a good coaching institute for guidance is recommended but not mandatory. In addition, referring to the appropriate books and study materials will aid in passing the exam with good marks.

To score good marks, candidates must follow expert preparation tips. Before you begin your preparation, review the complete test pattern and curriculum for the SET Exam and create a comprehensive study plan. Study each topic by referring to the appropriate SET Books, and make sure to finish studying the topics specified for each day without excuses. Participate in the Mock Test Series on a regular basis to assess your preparation and Solve previous year papers to determine the difficulty level of the paper and to estimate the different types of questions asked in the examination.


The SET BBA Exam Questions paper comprises of questions from four sections: General Awareness, Analytical reasoning, Quantitative and English. There are a total of 60 questions in the exam and each question carries 1 mark. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.


Candidates can understand the exam's difficulty level.
Recognize the successful attempts.
Also, be aware of the types of questions that will be asked in each segment.
According to the SET Exam Analysis, a good attempt depends upon various factors like difficulty level of exam, number of students appearing, etc. Generally speaking, anything between 45-50 correct attempts would be a good attempt.
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SET Exam Important Topics

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 13, 2022

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Symbiosis University conducts the Symbiosis Entrance Test for the admissions of eligible students into various UG courses. Go through the SET BBA exam analysis, essential topics, and questions to understand the difficulty level of the examination and to enhance your preparation. 

There will be four sections in the examination, namely English, Quantitative, Analytical & logical reasoning, and General Awareness, with a total duration of 60 minutes. Going through the previous year's exam analysis will help you better understand the essential topics to focus on for better results.

In this post, our Supergards specialists have compiled the SET Exam Analysis and relevant subjects from the last five years. The takeaways from this post will greatly assist you in refining your preparation for a result-oriented pathway, as well as getting a sense of the number of questions asked from each topic, the difficulty level of the exam, the kind of questions, and more.

SET 2023 Syllabus

Being aware of the syllabus will help you know the important topics from the exam point of view and focus more on those topics to score better in the exam.

Topic  Syllabus
General English Etymology & Roots, Idioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms, Foreign Words Noun & Pronoun Errors, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Tenses, Modifiers & Parallelism, Reading Comprehension, Inference based passages Syllogisms, Logical Consistency, Deductive Reasoning.
Quantitative  Numbers, BODMAS, HCF & LCM, Averages & Percentages, Roots, Indices, Surds, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit & Loss, Algebraic Formulae, Linear & Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Mixtures & Alligations, Time, Speed & Distance, Work Related Problems, Pipes & Cisterns, Geometry: Lines, Angles & Triangles, Polygons, Circles & Mensuration, Permutations & Combinations, Probability
General Awareness National Insignia & Establishments, Environment, Science & Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Awards, Titles and Honors, Personalities, Books & Authors, Government & Politics, Days & Dates, Arts & Culture, International News/Forums, Business, Economy & Trade
Analytical & Logical Reasoning Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements: Linear, Circular, Matrix Arrangements, Groups & Conditionalities, Logical Series, Selection Criteria, Sequential O/P Tracing, Analogies, Odd one out, Logical Puzzles, Calendar

SET Exam Trend

The following points explain the previous five-year analysis of the type of questions asked, mode of exam, sections involved, and marking scheme. This can help you improve your preparation and score higher.

  • Type of questions:- Multiple Choice Questions MCQs.
  • Sections:- generally four sections, English, Quantitative, Analytical & logical reasoning and General Awareness.
  • Maximum Marks:- The examination generally consists of a total of 60 marks.
  • Marking Scheme:- 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking.
  • Difficulty level:-The overall difficulty level of SET, considering previous years’ examination, is moderate to difficult.
  • English: it is the most scoring section in the examination with about 70-80% of questions from easy to moderate difficulty.
  • Quantitative: it is generally the most challenging section, with about 40-50% of questions of moderate difficulty.

SET Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics and exam analysis

  • Generally, this section has moderate difficulty having 20-30% hard questions.
  • Majorly questions are based on data interpretation, averages, time & speed, and probability.
  • Statistically, 30% of questions are based on profit and loss & Data Interpretation, and the same trend is followed from the past few years.
  • A good score would be anything between 13-14 out of 16 or 90-95% attempt with 90% accuracy.
  • The number of questions asked from different topics and their weightage is plotted below.

The weightage of different topics asked in the quantitative aptitude section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.

Topic  Number of Questions Topic  Number of Questions
Profit and Loss 4 Time and Work 1
Data Interpretation 2 Simple and Compound Interest 1
Percentages 2 Probability 1
Time, Speed, and Distance 2 Geometry 1
Average 1 Set Theory  1
Alligations 1 Algebra 1
Data Sufficiency 1 Series 1
Total 20

SET Analytical Reasoning Important Topics and exam analysis

  • Generally, this section is of moderate difficulty having 20-25% hard questions.
  • Majorly questions are based on Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements, Logical Series, and Selection Criteria.
  • Statistically, 50-55% of questions are based on logical Puzzles and direction tests.
  • A good score would be between 8-9 out of 12 or a complete attempt with 80% accuracy.
  • The number of questions asked from different topics along with their weightage is plotted below.

  • The weightage of different topics asked in the reasoning section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.
Topic  Number of Questions Topic  Number of Questions
Puzzles 5 Calendar 1
Directions 2 Statements 1
Blood Relations 1 Syllogism 2
Coding and Decoding 2 Course of Action 1
Total 15

SET General English Important Topics and exam analysis Generally, this section is the easiest section having about 80% of questions of easy to moderate difficulty. Majorly questions are based on Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Sentence Completion, Para Jumbles, and sentence completion-based questions. Statistically, 50-55% of questions are based on reading comprehension and Fill In blanks. A good score would be anything between 13-14 out of 16 or 90% attempt with 85-90% accuracy. The number of questions asked from different topics along with their weightage is plotted below.

  • The weightage of different topics asked in the English section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.
Topic Weightage
Reading Comprehension 5
Antonyms-Synonyms 4
One Word Substitutions 1
Spelling 2
Fill in the blanks, Phrases, Verbs, and Idioms, Sentence correction 8
Total 20

SET General Awareness Important Topics and exam analysis

  • Generally, this section is of moderate difficulty having about 40% of questions of moderate to hard difficulty. 
  • Majorly questions are based on geography, History, Art and Culture, essential organizations, and important dates.
  • Statistically, 60 of the questions are based on static general knowledge.
  • A good score would be between 10-11 out of 16 or 80% attempt with 70% accuracy.
  • The weightage of different topics asked in the GK section of SET 2020 is tabulated below.
Topic Sub-topic
Static GK Geography, history, Art and Culture, essential organizations, and important dates.
Current Affairs Awards and Recognitions, Important Appointments and International Affairs
Total 20

What type of Reasoning Questions are Asked in SET Exam?

In the SET exam, there are 16 analytical and logical reasoning MCQ questions of moderate difficulty. They are generally based on Coding & Decoding, Symbol Based Logic, Family Tree & Directions, Arrangements, Analogies, Odd one out, Logical Puzzles, and Calendar based.

Important questions based on Arrangements for SET 2023

Directions for questions 1-2: These questions are based on the information that follows. In a row of soldiers facing North, 

(i) Lambert is 8th to the right of Khurusheva; 

(ii) Mickey is 16th from the left end; 

(iii) Lambert is 16th to the right of Jackson, who is 27th from the right end of the row; 

(iv) Khurusheva is nearer than Mickey to the right end of the row; 

(v) there are 5 boys between Mickey and Khurusheva. 

Q1. How many soldiers are there between Jackson and Mickey? 

(a) One (b) Two (c) Three (d) Data inadequate 

Q2. How far away is Khurusheva from the right end of the row? 

(a) 30th (b) 10th (a) 19th (b) 18th

Directions for Questions 3-4: (Question Category: Matching Puzzle) Study the following information and answer the questions that follow: 

  1. Six picture cards P, Q, R, S, T, and U are framed in six different colors – blue, red, green, grey, yellow, and brown and are arranged from left to right (not necessarily in the same order). 
  2. The pictures are of the king, princess, queen, palace, joker, and prince. 

iii. The picture of the palace is in the blue color frame but is not on card S, and card P, which is of the queen, is in the brown frame and is placed at the extreme right. 

  1. The picture of the princess is neither on card S nor on card T and is not in either the green or the yellow frame. Card R has a picture of the king in a grey frame, and it is fifth from the right and next to card Q having the picture of the prince. 

Q3. If the princess’s card is immediately between the cards of the palace and the prince, then at what number is the joker’s card placed from the left? 

(a) Fifth (b) Second (c) First (d) Data inadequate 

Q4. Which is the correct combination of card and frame colors? 

(a) T-Yellow (b) U-Red (c) Q-Green (d) Data inadequate

Directions for Questions 5 to 6: Study the following information and answer the questions that follow: 

A company is planning to organize 8 lectures—A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H for 3 subjects —Quants, D.I. and English. The lectures are spread over three days. Quants are to be covered first in 3 lectures followed by English and then D.I. in 2 lectures. Lectures A, C, and D have to be different days. (Lectures B and F have to be on the same day), but lecture B cannot be clubbed with A or G or D. Lecture G and H should come on the same day. Lecture A is a lecture on Quants, and Lecture C cannot be on the last day. It is also known that there are at least 3 lectures on day 

Q5. Which of the following pairs of lectures can go along with lecture ‘A’ on Quants? 

(a) B, C (b) G, H (c) D, E (d) Data inadequate 

Q6. Which combination of lectures was arranged on the second day of the series? 

(a) D, E, F (b) B, C, E (c) C, G, H (d) Data inadequate

Directions for Questions 7-8: 

In a bar, there are seven frequent visitors who visit the bar daily. On being asked about their visit to the bar the preceding Sunday, the following were the answers: 

Jai Chand: I came in first, and the next two persons to enter were Sohan Singh and Shail Munshi. When I left the bar, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai were present in the bar. Deepak Garg left with me. 

Jai Prakash: When I entered the bar with Vinod Rai, Jai Chand was sitting there. There was someone else also, but I was not in a position to recognize him. 

Shail Munshi; I went to the bar for a short while last Sunday and met Jai Chand, Sohan Singh, and Deepak Garg there. 

Sohan Singh: I left immediately after Shail Munshi left. 

Deepak Garg: I met Jai Chand, Sohan Singh, Shail Munshi, Jai Prakash, and Vinod Rai during my first visit to the bar. But I got an urgent call and came out of the bar with Jai Chand. When I went to the bar the second time, Jai Prakash and Vinod Rai were there. 

Pradeep Kumar: I had some urgent work, so I did not sit in the bar for a long time. Jai Prakash and Deepak Garg were the only people in the bar while I was there. 

Vinod Rai: I was drunk, and I don’t remember anything.

Q7. Who among Jai Prakash and Deepak Garg entered the bar first? 

(a) Jai Prakash (b) Deepak Garg (c) Both entered (d) Cannot be determined 

Q8. Who was sitting with Jai Chand when Jai Prakash entered the bar? 

(a) Sohan Singh (b) Shail Munshi (c) Deepak Garg (d) Pradeep Kumar

Important Syllogism questions for SET 2023

Directions for Questions 1 to 3: In each of the questions below are two statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the two given statements as true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts. Give answers 

(a) if only the conclusion I follow. (b) if only conclusion II follows. 

(c) if either I or II follows. (d) if neither I nor II follows (e) if both follow 

Q1. Statements: 

(A) All cats are dogs. (B) All dogs are brown. 

Conclusions: 

  1. All cats are brown II. All brown are dogs. 

Q2. Statements: 

(A) All computers are Pentiums. (B) Some Pentiums are machines

Conclusions: 

  1. Some computers are machines. II. Some machines are computers. 

Q3. Statements: 

(A) Some apples are fruit. (B) Some fruits are sour. 

Conclusions: 

  1. Some apples are sour. II. Some sours are fruit.

Directions for Questions 4 to 7: In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III, and IV. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follow(s) from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts. 

Q4. Statements: 

(A) Some apples are fruits. (B) All vegetables are fruits. (C) All fruits are vegetables. Conclusions: 

  1. Some apples are vegetables. II. All vegetables are fruits.

III. All fruits are apples. IV. All vegetables are apples. 

(a) Only I and II follow. (b) Only II follows. (c) Only I and IV follow. 

(d) Only II and IV follow. (e) None of these. 

Q5. Statements: 

(A) Some cars are four-wheelers. (B) All four wheelers are vehicles. (C) Some vehicles are SUVs.

Conclusions: 

  1. Some SUVs are four-wheelers. II. Some vehicles are four-wheelers. 

III. Some vehicles are cars. IV. Some SUVs are cars. 

(a) All follow (b) Only II & III follow 

(c) Only III follows (d) Either III or IV follows (e) None of these. 

Q6. Statements: 

(A) All principals are men. (B) Some women are principals. (C) All humans are women. Conclusions: 

  1. All humans are men. II. Some humans are principals. 

III. Some men are principals. IV. All women are men. 

(a) Only I follow (b) Only II follows 

(c) Only I and III follow (d) Only III follows (e) None of these. 

Q7. Statements: 

(A) Most architects are writers. (B) No writer is a driver. (C) All drivers are architects. Conclusions: 

  1. Some writers are architects. II. All architects are drivers.

III. No driver is a writer. IV. Some drivers are writers. 

(a) Only I follow. (b) Only II and III follow. 

(c) Only I and III follow (d) Either III or IV follows. (e) None of these

Directions for Questions 8 to 10: Each question contains six statements, followed by four options of combinations of any three of the given sentences. Choose the option in which the combinations are logically related. 

Q8. A) All Martians eat sausages. B) All those who eat sausages are not Martians. 

  1. C) All those who eat sausages are herbivorous. D) All Martians are carnivorous.
  2. E) All those who eat sausages are carnivorous. F) Martians are herbivorous. 

(a) BCE (b) ABE (c) ACD (d) ACF 

Q9. A) All lotuses have flowers. B) All lotuses have nectar. 

  1. C) All plants with nectar have flowers. D) All shrubs have lotuses. 
  2. E) All shrubs have nectar. F) Some lotuses have flowers 

(a) BEF (b) BCF (c) BDE (d) ACF 

Q10. A) No summer is a season. B) Some seasons are summers. 

  1. C) Some seasons are winters. D) No seasons are winters. 
  2. E) Some summers are not winters. F) All summers are winters. 

(a) DFA (b) BEF (c) CEB (d) DEB

Important Blood Relation questions for SET 2023

Q1. A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her maternal uncle. The boy is girl’s:

  1. a) Son (b) Uncle (c) Son-in-law (d) cannot be determined 

Q2. Pointing to a photograph, a man tells his friend ‘She is the daughter of the only son of my father’s wife’. How is the girl in the photograph related to the man? 

(a) Daughter (b) Cousin (c) Mother (d) Sister

Directions for questions 3 to 5: Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it. There is a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E, and F. Following information pertains to the members of this family: 

(a) There are two married couples and the family members belong to three generations. 

(b) Each member has a distinct choice of colour among green, yellow, black, white, red and blue. 

(c) No lady member likes green or white colour. 

(d) C, who likes black colour, is the daughter-in-law of E. 

(e) B is the brother of F and son of D and he likes blue. 

(f) A is grandmother of F and F does not like red. 

(g) There is a man who likes green and his wife likes yellow. 

Q3. Which of the following is one of the married couples? (a) CD (b) DA (c) AC (d) none of these. 

Q4. How many male members are there in the family? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 1

Directions for questions 5to 6: Read the passage below and solve the questions based on it. 

(i) In a family of six members A, B, C, D, E and F each one plays one game out of the six games snooker, Carom, Table Tennis, badminton, Bridge and Cricket. 

(ii) Two are married couples. 

(iii) B, who plays carom, is the daughter-in-law of E. 

(iv) A is the father of D, the Table Tennis player, and D is the father of C, who plays cricket. 

(v) F is the brother of (c) 

(vi) Snooker is not played by a female member. 

(vii) E’s husband plays Badminton. 

Q5. Who among them plays bridge? (a) E (b) F (c) A (d) Data Inadequate 

Q6. How is F related to A? (a) Granddaughter (b) Grandson (c) Son (d) Daughter

Q7.

  • A @ B means A is the sister of B 
  • A $ B means B is the mother of A 
  • A + B means A is the brother of B 
  • A = B means B is the father of A. 

Which of the following means M is the maternal uncle of N? 

(a) M = P + Q @ N (b) N + P = Q @ M (c) N @ P $ Q @ M (d) None of these 

What type of Questions are Asked in the English sections of the SET Exam?

In the SET exam, there are 16 English or Verbal ability based MCQ questions of easy to moderate difficulty. They are generally based on CIdioms & Phrases, Analogies, Antonyms-Synonyms and reading comprehension.

Important Vocabulary Questions for SET 2023

Directions(Q.1-Q.9): Select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices. Fill in the blank in the way that best completes the text.

Q1. In Europe, football, otherwise known as soccer, is the most popular sport by several orders of magnitude, whereas in America, fandom is fairly evenly ⸺⸺among a few different sports.

  1. Regarded b. Inspired c. measured d. apportioned

Solution. d. apportioned

Q2. The astrophysicist argues that our books and films about interstellar space travel are a form of mass ⸺ , and that only a miracle could allow a human being to voyage to even the closest star in another solar.

  1. innovation b. delusion c. dementia d. hysteria

Solution. b. Delusion

Q3. On an aptitude test in 1986, an argument posited that the possibility of conducting banking transactions from home was as likely as flying cars, an argument that today sounds ⸺.

  1. prescient b. presumptuous c. paradoxical d. preposterous

Solution. d. preposterous

Prescient - state of knowing everything in advance

presumptuous - a person who does know limits. He will just take the liberty to say whatever he has to say

Paradoxical - contradictory statement

Preposterous - absurd

Q4. Many ⸺ people feared for the life of Ronald Reagan because since 1840 every president elected in a year ending in zero had died in office. 

  1. knowledgeable b. mathematical c. Superstitious d. addled

Solution c. Superstitious 

Important Reading Comprehension questions for SET 2023

(Q.1 - 5) Read the following passage and choose the answer that is closest to each of the questions that are based on the passage.
Supposing half a dozen or a dozen men were cast ashore from a wreck on an uninhabited island and left to their own resources, one of course, according to his capacity, would be set to one business and one to another; the strongest to dig and to cut wood, and to build huts for the rest: the most dexterous to make shoes out of bark and coats out of skins; the best educated to look for iron or lead in the rocks, and to plan the channels for the irrigation of the fields. But though their labours were thus naturally severed, that small group of shipwrecked men would understand well enough that the speediest progress was to be made by helping each other-not by opposing each other; and they would know that this help could only be properly given so long as they were frank and open in their relations, and the difficulties which each lay under properly explained to the rest. So that any appearance of secrecy or separateness in the actions of any of them would instantly, and justly, be looked upon with suspicion by the rest, as the sign of some selfish or foolish proceeding on the part of the individual. If, for instance, the scientific man were found to have gone out at night, unknown to the rest, to alter the sluices, the others would think, and in all probability rightly think, that he wanted to get the best supply of water to his own field; and if the shoemaker refused to show them where the bark grew which he made the sandals of, they would naturally think, and in all probability rightly think, that he didn't want them to see how much there was of it, and that he meant to ask from them more corn and potatoes in exchange for his sandals than the trouble of making them deserved. And thus, although each man would have a portion of time to himself in which he was allowed to do what he chose without let or inquiry - so long as he was working in that particular business which he had undertaken for the common benefit, any secrecy on his part would be immediately supposed to mean mischief; and would require to be accounted for, or put an end to and this all the more because, whatever the work might be, certainly there would be difficulties about it which, when once they were well explained, might be more or less done away with by the help of the rest; so that assuredly every one of them would advance with his labour not only more happily, but more profitably and quickly, by having no secrets, and by frankly bestowing, and frankly receiving, such help as lay in his way to get or to give.

Q1. When a dozen men are cast away on an imaginary island, the best educated would look for metals in rocks because

  1. metals can be used to make weapons.
  2. such an island probably has unexploited resources.
  3. he may find it beneath him to dig or cut or make shoes.
  4. He is suited for such work.

Q2. The author states that any appearance of secrecy or separateness would instantly and justly be looked upon with suspicion. From this statement, we may infer that

  1. what is secret is not what is separate
  2. secrecy is not exactly the same as separateness
  3. it is natural to be suspicious of secrecy
  4. it only takes an instant for a relationship to deteriorate

Q3. The instance of the shoemaker who refuses to show his source and asks for more corn and potatoes is an example of

  1. a substantial bargain.
  2. Unfair practice.
  3. The system of barter.
  4. The intent to make trouble.

Q4. According to the author, whatever one's work might be

  1. hardships are going to be part of it.
  2. one cannot keep complaining.
  3. one should expect others to assure of help and advance our labors.
  4. one must offer help to others in order to receive help.

Q5. The author's belief is that for progress to happen

  1. a team should consist of people with multiple talents.
  2. cooperation among team members is essential.
  3. one must deal with those who are secretive.
  4. transparency among all concerned is mandatory.

Important Parajumbles questions for SET 2022

Q1. In the question below the first and the last statements of the para are fixed and you need to un-jumble the rest of the paragraph and choose the correct option.

  1. Money is not the root of all evils.
  2. Or, what about the desire for power driving people to horrible crimes?
  3. Even purposeless cruelty can be seen in many instances of evil behavior.
  4. For example, neither teachers nor parents profit in any way by torturing children.
  5. The evils of sexual offenders are not motivated by financial gains.
  6. No, we can only say that money is the root of some evil.

(a) QRPS (b) SPQR (c) RSPQ (d) QPRS

Q2. In the question below the first and the last statements of the para are fixed and you need to un-jumble the rest of the paragraph and choose the correct option.

  1. Even the smallest insect of the living world is made up of a large number of cells.
  2. Furthermore, the cells in these small creatures widely differ in their structure and function.
  3. An ant, or a gnat, for example, is composed of hundreds of thousands of cells.
  4. Even a mite has cells making up its skeletal structure, S. It also has cells dedicated to digestive and reproductive functions.
  5. The cell system or small organisms is microscopic but marvelous, isn't it?

(a) SROP (b) QRSP (c) SOPR (d) QPRS

Q3. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and choose the correct option.

  1. Almost a century ago, when the father of the modern automobile industry, Henry Ford, sold the first model T car, he decided that only the best would do for his customers.
  2. Today, it is committed to delivering the finest quality with over six million vehicles a year in over 200 countries across the world.
  3. And for over ninety years this philosophy has endured in the Ford Motor Company.
  4. Thus, a vehicle is ready for the customer only if it passes the Ford Zero Defect Programme.

(a) ABCD (b) ACDB (c) ACBD (d) CDAB

Q4. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and type the correct order.

  1. Some of us, as a result, gain an overall impression of people as either all good or all bad, making further assumptions on this basis.
  2. An example of the assumption some patients make is that doctors with a good "bedside manner" are also more technically competent than others who do not relate as well to their patients.
  3. This is what the psychologists refer to as the halo effect.
  4. We have a strong tendency of associating positive attributes with other positive attributes and negative ones with each other.

Q5. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and type the correct order.

  1. Wal-Mart has increased its Procter & Gamble diaper business by 50 percent and cut inventory by 70 percent because of this collaboration.
  2. Several years ago, senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart met for two days.
  3. As a result of this meeting, a team of Procter & Gamble employees moved to Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart's headquarters, to work with Wal-Mart executives on productivity and quality issues.
  4. They wanted to explore how they could jointly apply quality management principles to the disposable diaper business.\

What type of Questions are Asked in the General Awareness sections of the SET Exam?

In the SET exam, there are a total of 16 general awareness based MCQ questions of easy to moderate difficulty. They are generally based on static GK and Current Affairs.

SET General Awareness important questions 

  1. Which of the following represents the percentage of equity that will be retained by the Government after the disinvestment of HPCL and BPCL, respectively?

a.) 34% and 35% b.) 35% and 34% c.)26% and 12% d.)12% and 26%

  1. Which one of the cellular mobile phone companies has taken up the initiative “Save our Tigers” recently?

a.)Vodafone b.)Aircel c.)Airtel d.)Idea

  1. “Change Your World” is the adline by

a.)Louis Philippe b.)Wills LifeStyle c.)Levis d.)Pantaloons

  1. In India Census is done after a gap of every 

a.)Five years b.)Seven years c.)Ten years d.)Eight years

  1. Q) Which company uses the tagline "Drive your way"?
  2. a) Yamaha b) Toyota c) Erickson d) Hyundai
  1. Q) Rahul Dravid is associated with the advertising campaign of which bank?
  2. a) Bank of Baroda b) Bank of India c) HSBC d) HDFC
  1. Q) What are the types of activity within demand management?
  2. a) Activity-based, Business activity patterns and user profiles
  3. b) Analytical based, Shaping user behaviour
  4. c) Activity-based, Access Management
  5. d) Analytical based, Business activity patterns and user profiles
  1. Q) Who is the Director-General of Bharat Biotech?
  2. a) Krishan M Eila b) Rishikesha T Krishnan c) Dr. Balaram Bhargava d) None of these
  1. only Indian to have received Nobel prize in Economics is

a.) Jagdish Bhagwati b.)A. K Sen c.)Meghnath Desai d.)S. Chakravarthy

  1. Which among the following states of India is best known for Saffron Cultivation? 

a.) Sikkim b.) Meghalaya c.) Jammu & Kashmir d.) Assam 

  1. Which among the following rivers originate in Tibet? 

1.) Sutlej River 2.)Indus River 3.)Ghaghara River

A.) 2 & 3 B.)1 & 2 C.) 1, 2 &3 D.)1 & 3 

  1. “Project Shakti” is the famous CSR initiative of which company? 

a.) ITC b.) Godrej c.) Coca Cola d.) HUL 

  1. 'Ace Against Odds' is an autobiography of which sports person? 

a.) Abhinav Bindra b.) Mithali Raj c.) Sania Mirza d.) Sachin Tendulkar

  1. Which committee has been constituted by the Union Government to continuously monitor the solutions to air pollution?

a.) Sunita Narain committee b.) Bhure Lal committee c.) Harsh Vardhan committee d.) C.K Mishra 

  1. Which city hosted the 2nd edition of Nobel Prize Series-India 2018?
  2. ) Panaji b.) Chandigarh c.) New Delhi d.) Kochi 
  1. Which country is the global host nation for the 43rd edition of World Environment Day-2018 event?

a.) South Korea b.) India c.) Norway d.) Belgium

Important Percentage questions for SET 2022

Q1. In a College society election between two candidates, the candidate who gets 30% of the votes polled is defeated by 15,000 votes. What is the number of votes polled by the winning candidate? 

(a) 11,250 (b) 15,000 (c) 26,250 (d) 37,500 

Solution :(c) 26,250

Let the total number of votes be x

⇒ votes polled by winning candidate = (100-30)% of x = 70% of x 

⇒ Now, 70% of x – 30% of x = 15,000 

⇒ 40% of x = 15,000 

⇒ 𝑥 = 15000×100 ∕ 40 = 37,500 

⇒ number of votes polled by winning candidate = 70% of 37500 = 70×37500 ∕ 100 = 26,250

Q2. An empty fuel tank of a car was filled with X type petrol. When the tank was half-empty, it was filled with Y type petrol. Again when the tank was half empty, it was filled with X type petrol. When the tank was half-empty again, it was filled with Y type petrol. What is the percentage of X type petrol at present in the tank? 

(a) 33.5% (b) 37.5% (c) 40% (d) 50% 

Solution :(b) 37.5%

Let us consider the capacity of the tank to be 100 litres.

Initially :X type petrol =100 litres. 

After first operation : 

  • X type petrol =100 ∕ 2 =50 litres; 
  • B type petrol =50 litres. 

After second operation :

  • A type petrol =50 ∕ 2 + 50 =75 litres; 
  • B type petrol =(50 ∕ 2) =25 litres. 

After third operation :

  • A type petrol =75 ∕ 2 =37.5 litres
  • B type petrol = 25 ∕ 2 + 50 = 62.5 litres.
  • Required percentage = 37.5%

Q3. 40% of the students in school play table tennis, 34% of the students play cricket and the number of students who play both table tennis and cricket is 234. The number of students who neither play cricket nor table tennis is 52%. Determine the total number of students in the college?

(a) 750 (b) 960 (c) 900 (d) 850

Solution :(c) 900

Let us consider the total number of students to be 100. 

⇒ Then the number of students who play both the games table tennis and cricket =(34+40) - (48) = 26 

⇒ If 26 students play both table tennis and cricket, then the total number of students= 100 

⇒ Therefore, if 234 students play both the table tennis and cricket, then the total number of students= 100 ∕ 26 × 234= 900

Q3. In a school examination, 65% students passed in Social Science and 60% in Science, 40% passed in both of these subjects Social Science and Science. If 90 students failed in Social Science and Science both, then what is the total number of students?

(a) 600 (b) 650 (c) 700 (d) 750 

Solution :(a) 600

Let the total number of students be x.

Let the number of students passed in Social Science be: A

Let the number of students passed in Social Science be: B

Then, the number of students who failed in Social Science and Science both will be :n(A ∩ B)

  • Therefore, number of students passed in one or Social Science and Science both is given by n (A U B)
  • n A ∪ B = n A + n B − n(A ∩ B) 
  • 65% of x + 60% of x – 40% of x 
  • 65 ∕ 100 𝑥 + 60 ∕ 100 𝑥 − 40 ∕ 100 𝑥 = 85 ∕ 100 𝑥 
  • 17 ∕ 20 𝑥. Filed in both = 𝑥 − 17 ∕ 20 𝑥 = 3𝑥 ∕ 20 . 
  • 3𝑥 ∕ 20 = 90 
  • x= 90×20 ∕ 3=600

Q4. In an examination 80% of students passed in Social Science , 85% in History and 75% in both Social Science and Science. If 40 students failed in both the subjects, find the total number of students.

(a) 350 (b) 400 (c) 450 (d) 600 

Solution :(b) 400

Let us consider the total no. of student be X

Let the number of students passed in Social Science be :A

Let the number of students passed in Science be :B

  • Then, the number of students who passed in both Social Science and Science be :n (A U B)
  • Therefore, number of students who failed in Social Science and Science will be :n(A ∩ B)
  • n A ∪ B = n A + n B − n(A ∩ B) 
  • 80% of X + 85% of X – 75% of X
  • 80 ∕ 100 𝑥 + 85 ∕ 100 𝑥 − 75 ∕ 100 𝑥 = 90 ∕ 100 𝑥 = 9𝑥 ∕ 10 
  • Students failed in both subjects = 𝑥 − 9𝑥 ∕ 10 = 𝑥 ∕ 10 
  • So, 𝑥 ∕ 10 = 40 ∕ x 
  • x = 400

Frequently Asked Questions

With adequate preparation and strategy, you should be able to clear the SET Exam on the first attempt. Joining a good coaching institute for guidance is recommended but not mandatory. In addition, referring to the appropriate books and study materials will aid in passing the exam with good marks.

To score good marks, candidates must follow expert preparation tips. Before you begin your preparation, review the complete test pattern and curriculum for the SET Exam and create a comprehensive study plan. Study each topic by referring to the appropriate SET Books, and make sure to finish studying the topics specified for each day without excuses. Participate in the Mock Test Series on a regular basis to assess your preparation and Solve previous year papers to determine the difficulty level of the paper and to estimate the different types of questions asked in the examination.


The SET BBA Exam Questions paper comprises of questions from four sections: General Awareness, Analytical reasoning, Quantitative and English. There are a total of 60 questions in the exam and each question carries 1 mark. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes.


Candidates can understand the exam's difficulty level.
Recognize the successful attempts.
Also, be aware of the types of questions that will be asked in each segment.
According to the SET Exam Analysis, a good attempt depends upon various factors like difficulty level of exam, number of students appearing, etc. Generally speaking, anything between 45-50 correct attempts would be a good attempt.

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