SET 2022 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2022 Notification

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Exam Summary

Exam Name Symbiosis Entrance Test
Commonly Known As SET
Organizing Authority Symbiosis International University, Pune
Official Website
Exam Type National Level Examination
Programs Offered B.Tech, BA LLB, BBA, B.Sc, BA and more
Mode of Exam Online
Number of questions Varies as per the course
Section Varies as per the course
Total Marks Varies as per the course
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 shifts of 2.5 hours each
Eligibility Criteria Varies as per the course
Exam Date The first week of May 2018 (tentative)

What is SET?

SET stands for Symbiosis Entrance Test. It is an entrance examination conducted by the Symbiosis International University, Pune for admission into undergraduate courses of institutes associated with the International University.
BBA LLB candidates have the option to opt for any of the following programmes after successfully passing the Symbiosis Entrance Test:

  • BA LLB
  • B.Des
  • BBA
  • BCA
  • BA
  • B.Sc. Economics (Hons)
  • B.Sc. Liberal Arts
  • B.Tech
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • B.SC MT

In Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) candidates are also admitted through JEE MAIN which is a national level engineering entrance examination.

Structure of SET 2018

SET will be conducted in pen and paper mode (OMR based) only. The examination will be conducted only on the notified date.  SET comprises of these papers:

There will be 150 questions each in law, design, and general papers while health sciences and engineering papers will consist of 200 questions each. The exam will be conducted in two sessions. Each session’s duration will be two and a half hours. Candidates have to appear in their respective shifts i.e. morning or evening.

The questions will be of objective type consisting of four options with only one correct response. There will be no negative marking for an incorrect response to a particular question. Following is the exam pattern for different papers of the examination:

Layout of question paper for Law-

TIMING: 9.30 AM TO 12.00 NOON

Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Logical Reasoning 30 30
Legal Reasoning 30 30
Analytical Reasoning 30 30
Reading Comprehension 30 30
General Knowledge 30 30
Grand Total 150 150

Layout of question paper for Engineering-

TIMING: 2.30 PM TO 5.00 PM

Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 25 50
Chemistry 25 50
Mathematics 50 100
Grand Total 100 150

Layout of question paper for Health Sciences
TIMING: 2.30 PM TO 5.00 PM

Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 25 50
Chemistry 25 50
Biology 50 100
Grand Total 100 150

The medium of the examination will be English only.

SET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the laid down eligibility criteria for SET 2018: –

For BCA:

  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination or diploma in engineering/technology with minimum 50% marks.
  • For SC/ST category candidates requirement of minimum, marks are 45%.

For B.A.L.L.B/B.B.A.L.L.B:

  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination in any stream with minimum 45% marks.
  • For SC/ST category candidates requirement of minimum marks are 40%.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply for the examination given that they have to submit their required documents at the time of admission.

For B.B.A:

  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination in any stream with minimum 50% marks.
  • For SC/ST category candidates requirement of minimum, marks are 45%.

For B.Sc. (Liberal Arts):

  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination in any stream with minimum 50% marks.
  • For SC/ST category candidates requirement of minimum, marks are 45%.
  • Foreign Nationals (FN), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) &NRIs will have to apply through the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE).
  • NRI candidates appearing in the 12th examination in India are also eligible to apply.

For B.Tech:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects with any one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical as an additional subject.
  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination in any stream with minimum 45% marks.
  • For SC/ST category candidates requirement of minimum marks are 40%.

B.Sc. Economics (Hons):

  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination in any stream with minimum 50% marks.
  • For SC/ST category candidates requirement of minimum, marks are 45%.


  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 in any stream or equivalent or 10+3 diploma with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Final year appearing candidates are also eligible to apply given that they have to submit their required documents at the time of admission.

Application Form and Submission Procedure for SET

Candidates will have to register themselves online by visiting the official website SET. The registration will begin in the second week of February 2018 and will stay active until the second week of April 2018.

A candidate has the option to register for one paper from the morning session and one paper from evening session. The onus lies on the candidates to provide correct and accurate information while registration. Details once submitted finally will not be altered in any case.

Candidates have to upload their scanned coloured passport sized photograph at the time of registration in required size and format (jpeg).

The test fees are Rs 1,500/-. The payment window will be available from the second week of February 2018 until the third week of April 2018.

Following payment options are provided to candidates to pay the application fee-

  • Credit Card
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • Net Banking
  • Indian Bank Gateway
  • Cash
  • Payment Advice Form is presented in three parts.

Candidates have to pay Rs 1500/- at any Axis Bank or Indian Bank branch.

  • Student copy is to be kept and the stamped Symbiosis copy is to be sent to the following address:

Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115.

Demand Draft

  • If a candidate opts for demand draft payment option, then he has to submit a crossed demand draft obtained from any nationalized bank amounting Rs 1,500/- in favour of ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ payable at Pune.
  • Stamped Symbiosis copy is to be sent to the following address:

Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115.

The examination fee is non-refundable. In no case, the request for refund of examination fee will be considered by the exam conducting body.

Here is the gist of the steps involved in online application:

  • Fill the online form with correct details by registering on the official website.
  • Upload your recently clicked coloured passport sized photograph.
  • Complete the payment process by using a preferred mode.
  • Download the confirmation page with your application number on it.

SET 2018 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website in last week of April 2018. They have to appear for the test at the specified test center only. In no case, the test city or the test venue will be changed for a candidate.

Candidates must be in possession of their application number in order to download the admit card. Admit card will not be mailed to the candidate or no separate communication will be done regarding this. No duplicate admit card will be issued in case the admit card is lost.

The admit card will bear the following information-

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Photograph
  • Test City
  • Test center address
  • Test timings along with the reporting time.

SET 2018 is scheduled to be conducted in the 1st week of May 2018. The examination will be conducted only once. Hence, those candidates who don’t turn up for the examination will be automatically disqualified from the selection process.

Admission Procedure for SET

After the successful completion of the test, a merit list will be prepared by the exam conducting body. Each institute will be having its own cut off score. The institutes will then announce the list of shortlisted candidates eligible for the further selection procedure. Waitlist can be released by a particular institute if there the availability of seats.

Candidates are expected to visit the website of the Institute for detailed information about the admission process.

Timeline of Admission Procedure 

Here are the important dates that candidates should mark for upcoming SET 2018.


Symbiosis Entrance Test is the entrance exam conducted by the Symbiosis University to offer admissions into undergraduate degree courses in the fields of engineering, health, law, science and design.  The following are the courses that a candidate will be eligible for on writing the SET exam:

  • BTech
  • BA. (MC)
  • BSc (Nursing)
  • BSc (Medical technology)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Law

The notifications for the exam will start from early November 2017 on the institution’s official website. The application form will be released on 27th December 2017 and will close on 20th January 2018.

SET 2018 Syllabus

SET 2018 will have only multiple choice questions and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The exam pattern varies for different streams. Specifically, there are five papers that come under Symbiosis Entrance Test and based on which stream the candidate wants to pursue, he/she has to choose the respective paper.

The following are the sections for each discipline:

  • Engineering – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Health Science – Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Law – Logical reasoning, Legal reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge
  • Design – Design Aptitude
  • Others – General English, Quantitative ability, General Awareness, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning

The following are the topics in the above-mentioned sections:

Subject Topics
Analytical Reasoning .         Probability

·         Mixtures

·         Coding and decoding

·         Number Series

·         Blood Relations

·         Pattern Recognition

·         Profit loss and discount

·         Situation based decision making

·         Clocks and calendars

·         Time and work

·         Number system

·         Areas and volumes

·         Permutation and Combination

·         Ration and Proportions

Legal Reasoning ·         Indian Penal Code

·         Indian Contract Act

·         Family Law

·         Law of Torts

·         Indian Constitution

·         Legal miscellaneous

Logical Reasoning ·         Arrangement

·         Assumptions

·         Venn Diagram

·         Series

·         Syllogism

·         Cubes

General knowledge ·         Awards

·         Science

·         Books and Authors

·         Current Affairs

·         Sports

·         Companies and Founders

·         Science

English ·         Fill in the blanks

·         Analogy

·         Articles

·         Grammar

·         Vocabulary

·         Antonyms

·         Synonyms

·         Error Spotting

Quantitative Ability ·         Percentage

·         Profit and Loss

·         Discount

·         Time, Speed and Distance

·         Algebra

·         Time and Work

·         Probability

·         Number System

·         Permutation and Combination

Physics ·         Electrostatics

·         Electricity

·         Magnetic effects of Current

·         Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

·         Communication Systems

·         Electronic Devices – Semiconductors

·         Atoms and Nuclei

·         Electromagnetic Waves

·         Optics – Ray optics and Wave Optics

·         Dual Nature of Matter

Chemistry ·         Solid State

·         Solutions

·         Electrochemistry

·         Chemical Kinetics

·         Surface Chemistry

·         Periodic Table

·         Coordination Compounds

·         Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

·         Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

·         Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

·         Bio molecules

·         Polymers

·         D and f block elements

·         P block elements

·         Organic Chemistry

·         Chemistry in everyday life

Mathematics Relations and Functions

·         Matrices and Determinants

·         Differential Calculus

·         Integral Calculus

·         3D Geometry

·         Vectors

·         Linear Programming

·         Probability

Biology ·         Genetics and Evolution

·         Ecology and environment

·         Biotechnology and its applications

·         Reproduction

·         Human Welfare

Design Aptitude ·         Visualization

·         Creative and Problem Solving Abilities

·         Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning Abilities

Candidates are requested to go through the entire syllabus before beginning their preparation. The syllabus for each paper is explained in detail on the official website. For physics, chemistry, and mathematics, the syllabus revolves around the 11th grade and 12th grade portions as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

SET 2018 Important Dates

Applicants have to be familiar with the timeline of the exam as this will help them complete the required formalities on time. The following is the timeline for the exam:

Event Date
Start of online registration i.e. release of application forms Last week of December 2017
Last date for registration 2nd week of April 2018
Last date for payment of exam fees 3rd week of April 2018
Release of admit card Last week of April 2018
Exam Date 1st week of May 2018
Result Declaration 3rd week of Ma 2018
Online Payment of universities 4th week of May 2018
Release of shortlisted candidates for the next rounds 4th week of May 2018
Date for next rounds 1st week of June

For a detailed explanation of what the candidates have to do in each stage, the can refer to the official website.

List of SET exam centers

The following are the cities where the exam will be held:

  • Ahmadabad
  • Kochi
  • Bangalore
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Nasik
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Pune
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Noida
  • Gangtok
  • Shilong

The university makes sure that the exam is accessible to all the students and hence tries to give an opportunity to as many students as possible. Applicants are asked to give a preference on the location of the exam center and this gives candidates an opportunity to select the exam center that is most convenient for them.

SET Contact Details

If a candidate needs to reach the conducting authority, then the following are the details:

  • Official Website for the exam –
  • Fax – +91 20 25659209
  • Telephone – +91 20 25671905, +91 20 25671905
  • Email id –
  • Address

Symbiosis Center for International Education

Senapati Bapat Road

Pune – 411004



 Colleges accepting SET score

The following are the list of colleges for which having a SET score is a must.

The following are the colleges for which the SET score is not strictly required.

  • Symbiosis School of Photography, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune
  • Symbiosis College of Nursing
  • Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts, Pune

SET 2018 Results & Cut off

Different Universities will decide on a different cut off for the courses offered. Usually, the cut off marks will be released by the universities as soon as the results are declared. These scores will be available on the official website.

The candidates will have to check the cut off marks specified by each college and compare their own scores. If they have scored more than the cut off then they will be eligible to apply for that particular university. Using the cut-off marks as the minimum marks, different universities will shortlist students for the next rounds, namely written ability test and personal interviews. Different colleges tend to have different cut off percentages and this value also varies according to the category. The cut-off marks for the year 2016 and 2017 as followed at the Symbiosis Law School, Pune is as follows:

Category Cut off for 2016 Cut off for 2017


General 90 92 96 87
Schedule Caste 37 36 27 43
Schedule Tribe 31 36 33 30
Differently Abled 50 55 84 64
Kashmiri Migrant 62 58 37 58
Defense Personnel Wards 76 79 53 51

Ever participating university will have their own cutoffs and it is advised that students take a look at the cut off marks selected by the university before applying.

Score Validity

Candidate’s score in SET is only valid for one year. They will have to take up the exam again the next year if they have missed out on the previous year.

SET Reservations & Seat Distribution

The following are the reservations on seats offered at this university.

Category Percentage of Reservation
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Schedule Caste 15%
Kashmir Migrants 2%
International Students 15%
Differently Abled 3%
Defense Quota 5%

It is advised that all the students go through the seat reservations carefully before applying. For all the students who fall into the above-mentioned categories, it is a must that they show the proof that they belong to the category to avail the benefits of their reservations.

SET 2018 Counseling Schedule

As soon as the results are announced, the institution will release a merit list i.e. a list of shortlisted candidates and waiting list. These shortlisted students will have to go through the next set of rounds namely written ability test and personal interview.  Candidates who clear all the rounds will only be eligible for counseling.

Once the seat allotment is done, candidates are requested to give their confirmation and pay the fees. Candidates who fail to do so will have their seat will be cancelled.

 SET Sample Papers

It is advised that students practice the sample papers and previous year’s question papers before appearing for the exam. This will be extremely helpful and will also introduce the students to the pattern followed in the exam. By doing so, candidates will get an idea of their preparation level and identify their weak points. The previous year’s papers can be found on the official website.

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