SET Exam 2021 | Symbiosis Entrance Test

SET Exam 2021| Symbiosis Entrance Test

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted by Symbiosis International University, Pune for admission in undergraduate courses like BA-LLB, BBA-LLB, BBA-IT, BCA, BBA, BCA, Mass Communication, Nursing, B.Tech, and other programs offered in Symbiosis Institutes under Symbiosis International University (SIU).

SET Exam 2021 | Symbiosis Entrance Test
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What is SET?

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to Symbiosis institutes. SET exam is a gateway for admissions to undergraduate courses such as Management, Law, Engineering, Economics, Design, Mass Communication, Computer Studies, Liberal Arts and Culinary Arts. SET exam 2021 will be conducted on June 27, 2021. The SET admission process has begun and the application window will close on June 4, 2021.

Symbiosis Entrance Test is Mandatory for

SET Exam (Symbiosis Entrance Test) in Mandatory for the Admission Process for the Undergraduate Programmes at below institutes of Symbiosis International University :
– Symbiosis Law School [SLS], Pune
– Symbiosis Law School [SLS], Noida
– Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR], Pune
– Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Pune
– Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication [SCMC], Pune
– Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE], Pune
– Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Noida
– Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID], Pune
– Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts [SSLA], Pune
– Symbiosis Law School [SLS], Hyderabad

Symbiosis Entrance Test is Not Mandatory for :

– Symbiosis institute of Technology [SIT], Pune
– Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences [SIHS], Pune
– Symbiosis College of Nursing [SCON], Pune
– Symbiosis School of Photography [SSP], Pune
– Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA], Pune (For International Baccalaureate (IB)
students are exempt from SET)

Note: The candidate should note that SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test) is only the first step. Each Symbiosis institute has its independent selection process.

SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • The aspirant must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent examinations in relevant stream from a recognised board or university with a minimum 50% aggregate ( 45% for SC/ST category students)
  • Candidates in Class 12 or awaiting their Class 12 result are also eligible to apply but they will have to submit a passing certificate
  • A candidate who has completed Class 12 or equivalent examination from any Foreign Board must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Differently-abled students 3%
Armed Forces Dependants (Wards of Serving or Retired) 5%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats over and above the sanctioned intake.

SET 2021: Highlights

Check out the important highlights and features of the SET exam in the table below to get an overview of the SET 2021 exam.

Features Details
Exam name Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
Conducting body Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Exam level National Level
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam mode Online
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Syllabus General English, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Skills and General Awareness
Exam pattern Multiple Choice Questions with no negative marking
Language English
Application fees Rs 1750
Exam purpose Admission into 8 colleges
Courses offered BBA, BCA, BA Mass Communication, BA/BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Eco/Eco(H), BSc Culinary Arts
No. of test cities 80
Helpdesk No. 040-23417875
Official website

SET 2021: Important Dates and Events

SET events SET dates Salient features
SET registrations begin 18-Feb-2021 Application forms for the new session will be released online on the official website
Last date of application 04-Jun-2021 Candidates will have to fill the SET application form and pay the application fee of Rs 1750
SET 2021 admit card availability 14-Jun-2021 SET 2021 admit cards will be released on the SET official website
SET 2021 exam 27-Jun-2021 SET will be conducted in computer-based test mode
Result declaration 08-Jul-2021 SIU will release an official notification regarding the declaration of the result

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SET Admission Process 2021

SET exam 2021 is a three-step process that includes application submission, SET 2021 exam and Personal Interview/Written Ability Test.

SET Admission Process 2021

STEP 1: Fill the SET application form

The candidates can apply for the SET exam by filling SET 2021 application form available online on the official website. They need to register on the SET website as new users. On successful registration, the candidates will be able to access the application form. Payment of application fee of Rs 1750 can be made online only through net banking or by credit/debit card.

STEP 2: Download SET admit card 

SET admit card will only be issued to registered students. Admit cards for SET will be available in the last week of April 2021. The candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website.

STEP 3: Appear for SET exam 2021

SET exam 2021 will be held on the scheduled date in computer-based test (CBT) mode in various test centres across the country. The candidates must be present at the venue along with the admit cards and one identity proof (Driving license, Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport).

STEP 4: Check SET result 2021

SET result 2021 will be announced on the official website. Selected candidates will be called for WAT/PI round. Each institute will release its own cut off post SET 2021 result. The candidates are advised to check individual websites.

STEP 5: Appear for SET WAT/PI

The candidate must carry all the relevant documents (original and photocopy) to the WAT/PI round. Admission will be granted on the basis of a candidate’s overall performance in SET and WAT/PI.

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) Paper Structure

Symbiosis Entrance Test Structure for Law (Timing : 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon)

S.No. 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
Total 150 150

Symbiosis Entrance Test Structure for Design (Timing : 9:30 AM to 12:00 Noon)

S.No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks


Design Aptitute 150 150
Total 150 150

Symbiosis Entrance Test Structure for General (Timing : 2:30 AM to 5:00 PM)

S.No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks


General English 40 40


Quantitative 40 40


General Awareness 40 40


Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150

Symbiosis Entrance Test Structure for Engineering (Timing : 2:30 AM to 5:00 PM)

S.No. Section No. of Questions Total Marks


Physics 25 50


Chemistry 25 50


Mathematics 50 100
Total 100 200

SET Exam Centres 2021

SET 2021 will be held in as many as 80 test cities. The test centre allotted to candidates for SET exam will be mentioned on their admit card only. Check the list of cities for the SET 2021 exam:

Test cities for SET 2020 exam
Agra Kanpur
Ahmedabad Karnal
Ahmednagar Kochi / Ernakulam
Ajmer Kolhapur
Aligarh Kolkata
Allahabad Kota
Ambala Kottayam
Amravati Kozhikode
Amritsar Lucknow
Asansol Ludhiana
Aurangabad Madurai
Bareilly Meerut
Bengaluru Mumbai
Bhilai Mysuru
Bhopal Nagpur
Bhubaneswar Nashik
Bilaspur Navi Mumbai
Chandigarh / Mohali Noida/G Noida/Ghaziabad
Chennai Panipat
Coimbatore Panjim
Cuttack Patiala
Dehradun Patna
Delhi/NCR Port Blair
Dhanbad Pune
Dibrugarh Raipur
Faridabad Rajkot
Gandhinagar Ranchi
Gangtok / Bardang Roorkee
Guwahati Shillong
Gwalior Shimla
Hooghly Siliguri
Hyderabad Surat
Indore Thane
Jabalpur Thiruvananthapuram
Jaipur Thrissur
Jalandhar Udaipur
Jammu Vadodara
Jamshedpur Varanasi
Jhansi Vijayawada
Jodhpur Visakhapatnam

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