Updated On : July 13, 2022
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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|
|Time, Speed, and Distance||2||Geometry||1|
|Topic||Number of Questions||Topic||Number of Questions|
|Coding and Decoding||2||Course of Action||1|
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.
|One Word Substitutions||1|
|Fill in the blanks, Phrases, Verbs, and Idioms, Sentence correction||8|
|Static GK||Geography, history, Art and Culture, essential organizations, and important dates.|
|Current Affairs||Awards and Recognitions, Important Appointments and International Affairs|
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.
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:
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.
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
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
(A) All cats are dogs. (B) All dogs are brown.
(A) All computers are Pentiums. (B) Some Pentiums are machines
(A) Some apples are fruit. (B) Some fruits are sour.
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.
(A) Some apples are fruits. (B) All vegetables are fruits. (C) All fruits are vegetables. Conclusions:
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.
(A) Some cars are four-wheelers. (B) All four wheelers are vehicles. (C) Some vehicles are SUVs.
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.
(A) All principals are men. (B) Some women are principals. (C) All humans are women. Conclusions:
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.
(A) Most architects are writers. (B) No writer is a driver. (C) All drivers are architects. Conclusions:
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.
(a) BCE (b) ABE (c) ACD (d) ACF
Q9. A) All lotuses have flowers. B) All lotuses have nectar.
(a) BEF (b) BCF (c) BDE (d) ACF
Q10. A) No summer is a season. B) Some seasons are summers.
(a) DFA (b) BEF (c) CEB (d) DEB
Q1. A girl introduced a boy as the son of the daughter of the father of her maternal uncle. The boy is girl’s:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ⸺.
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.
Solution c. Superstitious
(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
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
Q3. The instance of the shoemaker who refuses to show his source and asks for more corn and potatoes is an example of
Q4. According to the author, whatever one's work might be
Q5. The author's belief is that for progress to happen
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.
(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.
(a) SROP (b) QRSP (c) SOPR (d) QPRS
Q3. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and choose the correct option.
(a) ABCD (b) ACDB (c) ACBD (d) CDAB
Q4. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and type the correct order.
Q5. Rearrange the sentences in a logical manner and type the correct order.
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.
a.) 34% and 35% b.) 35% and 34% c.)26% and 12% d.)12% and 26%
a.)Vodafone b.)Aircel c.)Airtel d.)Idea
a.)Louis Philippe b.)Wills LifeStyle c.)Levis d.)Pantaloons
a.)Five years b.)Seven years c.)Ten years d.)Eight years
a.) Jagdish Bhagwati b.)A. K Sen c.)Meghnath Desai d.)S. Chakravarthy
a.) Sikkim b.) Meghalaya c.) Jammu & Kashmir d.) Assam
1.) Sutlej River 2.)Indus River 3.)Ghaghara River
A.) 2 & 3 B.)1 & 2 C.) 1, 2 &3 D.)1 & 3
a.) ITC b.) Godrej c.) Coca Cola d.) HUL
a.) Abhinav Bindra b.) Mithali Raj c.) Sania Mirza d.) Sachin Tendulkar
a.) Sunita Narain committee b.) Bhure Lal committee c.) Harsh Vardhan committee d.) C.K Mishra
a.) South Korea b.) India c.) Norway d.) Belgium
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 ：
After second operation ：
After third operation ：
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)
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
Frequently Asked Questions
How to clear SET in the first attempt?
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How to prepare for the SET exam?
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.
What is the weightage of each section in the SET 2023 exam?
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.
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