About SET Exam – Eligibility, Fee, Application, Notification, Exam Dates etc

Introduction: Are you looking for SET Exam Details? You’re at the right page. Now SET Entrance Exam Notification and Dates have been announced. Applications are invited by Symbiosis International University – Symbiosis Entrance Test or SET for admission to the Under-Graduate Course in Symbiosis International University, Pune and four other cities like Noida, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Nashik. Complete details About SET Exam are prescribed in the below paragraphs.

About SET Exam

About SET Exam

Symbiosis International University which is located in Pune, Maharashtra provides admission to the students who are willing to pursue their under-graduation in Pune at various levels by conducting an entrance examination called Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) followed by the academic year. Let’s go through the details of the exam in the following paragraphs.

Brief Details about SET Exam

Name of the ExaminationSymbiosis Entrance Test
Commonly known asSET
Conducting Authority NameSymbiosis International University, Pune
Examination LevelState Level UG Exam
TypeUnder-Graduation Entrance Exam
Official Websitewww.set-test.org

SET Exam Notification

SET has been announced. If you are willing to prepare for the exam, just go through the particulars of the exam such as eligibility, application details, fees, syllabus, exam patterns, model papers etc. given below:

SET Exam Dates

SET Exam EventsImportant Dates
Registration NotificationDecember
Online registration startsLast week of December 2017
Online registration Last Date3rd week of January 2018
Check Status of registrationJanuary 2018
SET Admit Card4th week of April 2018
Date of Examination1st week of May 2018
Declaration of SET Result3rd week of May 2018
First CounsellingJune 2018
Second CounsellingJuly 2018
Third CounsellingAugust 2018
Open CounsellingAugust 2018

 Note: Under-graduation Entrance Exam Dates not fixed as it is usually conducted in the month of May every year.

Eligibility Criteria

eligibilityThe candidate should pass 10+2 with aggregate of 50% to attain admission in B. Tech or B.A or BBA or LLB. The candidate who wants to pursue BCA or BBA should have eligibility 10+2 with 55% aggregate. There is 5% relaxation provided for reserved category.

SET Application

SET applications are available from last week of December to 20th January. The candidates who are willing to apply for this test can fill the application form before the due date. Fill the application form carefully without any mistakes. Check twice or thrice before submitting the application. Once the application is submitted, the details saved are taken into consideration and it is not possible to make corrections. So fill the application carefully.

How to Apply Online

apply-onlineCandidates who are not aware of filling the applications can go through the following procedure.

Step 1:  Go to the official website link i.e. www.set-test.org.

Step 2:  Click on “New registration” for obtaining application form.

Step 3:  Enter all the details correctly in required fields in the application form.

Step 4:  Upload scanned photograph and signature in required areas in the application form.

Step 5:  Check the details filled in the application before submitting and then submit the application.

Step 6:  After submitting, download the generated application form.

Step 7:  Take print-out for future references.


The registration or application fee for SET exam is Rs.1500/-. The payment can be made either in online or offline mode and should be paid before the due date. The source of online payment is done through Credit cards or Debit cards or Internet Banking whereas the offline payment can be done through challan in Axis Bank or Indian Bank.


syllabusSyllabus for SET is furnished below:

Common Section Syllabus:

Quantitative AptitudeData Interpretation
Quadratic Equations, Bicycle racesGraphs Representing the Area
Simple & Compound Interest, SpeedIntroduction to Data Interpretation
Pipes & Cisterns, Mixtures & AllegationsLine Charts, Pie Charts, Tables & Caplets
Permutations & Combinations, ProbabilityCalculation Techniques, Data Sufficiency
Binomial Theorem, Co-ordinate GeometryBar Graphs, Column Graphs, Venn Diagrams
Averages, Functions, Geometry, InequalitiesLogical Reasoning
Set Theory, Trigonometry & Blood RelationsCritical Reasoning & Cubes to the family tree
Clocks, Ratio & Proportion, Distance & TimeBoolean Logic, Logic based problems, Syllogism
Arithmetic, Geometric & Harmonic ProgressionsLogical Deductions, Logical Links, Binary Logic
Percentages, Mensuration, Logarithms, Profit & LossReasoning Puzzles, Sequencing & Arrangement
Linear Equations, Number systems & Number TheoryCryptographic Decoding on a basic level
Alphabets & Numbers Logic Identification

Verbal Section Syllabus:

Reading ComprehensionVerbal Ability
Identifying Central Points, Cause & Effect QuestionsVerbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Articles, Conjunctions
Specific Detail Questions, Understanding VocabularyPhobias, Manias, Odd One Out Prefixes & Suffixes
Idea Organization Patterns, Identifying Main IdeasDirect & Indirect Speech, Misplaced Modifiers
Identifying Purpose & Tone, Inferential QuestionsPrepositions, Origin of Words ( Latin/Roman)
Facts & Opinions, Global Questions, InferencesPunctuation, Sentence Completion, Analogies
Predicting & Identifying Supporting DetailsRoots, Identifying Errors in Sentences
Recognizing & Evaluating ArgumentsTenses, Synonyms & Antonyms

 Syllabus for Engineering, Health & Biomedical Sciences and Management:

Engineering, Health & Bio-Medical Sciences  Management
Physics (10th & 12th)Quantitative
Chemistry (100th & 12th)Verbal
Mathematics (10th & 12th)

Syllabus for Law and Art, Craft, Culture, Design & Environment:

Syllabus for LawArt, Craft, Culture, Design & Environment
Legal Reasoning – Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, Family LawActions taken by International Organizations like UNESCO, UNICEF etc.
Law of Torts, Indian Contract Act, Labour LawsBasics of Global Life, Issues Faced by People
Intellectual Property Laws, GK in Politics etc.Scarcity of Environmental Basics, Influences
History – Ancient, Medieval, Modern & World HistoryNational & International Trends in Life
Geography, Economics, General SciencePeople, Tools, Materials, Techniques
Science & Technology, Environment & EcologyCultural Progression &  Concerns
Current Affairs – National & International NewsContemporary Trends World- wide.
Most recent & Dominant news in Sports, Science,
Places, People, Economics, Prizes Awarded,
Book Releases and Author Recognitions.

 Syllabus for Media, Communication, and Design:

VisualizationObservational, Perceptual & Reasoning
Simple & Complex 2D & 3D Geometrical ShapesObject Identification, Attention to Details
Understanding Basic Relations of Conversion From One Plane to AnotherRelating to Real Life Scenario using 2D Structures
Effective Forms of Representation in any given PlaneEffective Interpretation, Opinions
Various forms of ManipulationsAnalysis & Expression in a systematic Manner
Science & MathematicsMeanings & Conclusions
Application Observation
Science & Mathematics (10th)Creative & Problem-solving Abilities

 SET Exam Pattern


Name of the ExamSymbiosis Entrance Test
Mode of the ExamOffline Mode (Pen & Paper based)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Exam ShiftsMorning & Afternoon
Duration of Exam2 hours 30 minutes
LanguageEnglish & Hindi
No. of Questions200
Marking SchemeRight answer is awarded 2marks

 Preparation Tips

preparationInstructions given for preparation of exam are called preparation tips and these may be same for all examinations. Let’s look for some of the tips for preparing SET exam.

  • Candidates who are willing to prepare for NATA exam should go through the notification first.
  • Fill the application form, pay fee and take the print out for future references.
  • Practice all the model papers by downloading or purchasing books. Good practice helps the students to score well.
  • Download hall ticket when it is generated and keep it safe until the completion of the exam.
  • Don’t perform any malpractice until the completion of the exam. This leads to bad conduct and the candidate may be debarred from the exam and this spoils the future of the student.

Model Papers

There are various model papers available for preparing exams. The students can either download or purchase books containing model papers. Some model papers are given solutions while some are not. Practicing model papers helps the students to attain good score in examinations.

Download Link of SET Model Papers

Cut Off

TestingCut-off marks for SET are based on various factors like number of candidates appeared for the examination, number of questions in the examination, difficulty level of examination and overall performance level of candidates.

SET Hall Ticket 

Admit card or Hall ticket may be available two weeks before the examination. Candidates should check and then download the hall ticket and keep it safe until the completion of the examination. If it is misplaced, the candidate may not be allowed to the examination. Look down for the process of downloading hall ticket.

How to Download Hall Ticket

downloadStep 1:  First open the official website link i.e. www.set-test.org.

Step 2:  Enter your registration number in the required field.

Step 3:  Click the link for downloading hall ticket.

Step 4:  Download and take print-out of hall ticket.

Step 5:  Admit card contains details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam venue etc.


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