Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)



About Symbiosis International University


Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a multi-disciplinary university offering its students and faculty a vibrant learning ecosystem designed around its multi-cultural and innovative ethos. Established in 1971 by Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, it is a ‘home away from home’ for International students. The Institution is based on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family". The University's name fittingly captures the quintessence of the relationship with International students; a mutually beneficial bond between India and the International student community. Symbiosis is committed to building international understanding by offering quality education and is resplendent of the activities and students of more than 85 countries.

Today the university has 37 Constituents, 7 Research Centres, 9 Support departments and 11 Departments of Skills & Continuing Education across four states and 6 cities in India. All the university campuses epitomize the Symbiosis vision, 'Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education' and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality.

The University offers a variety of programmes at Graduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral and Diploma levels. Programmes are offered in the following eight faculties:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Law
  • Management
  • Computer Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Media & Communication
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Engineering


Symbiosis International University Admissions to Undergraduate Programmes


Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is the gateway for Under Graduate Programmes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). It is a mandatory written test.


Courses Offered by Symbiosis International University


SET General

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication)
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics) Hons.
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BSc – Liberal Arts) Hons.


  • Bachelor of Science (Medical Technology)
  • Bachelor of Science (Radiotherapy)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts and Photography)
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Science (Culinary Arts)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hospitality Management)
  • Bachelor of Architecture


SET BBA Eligibility Criteria


Standard XII (10+2) pass or equivalent examination from any recognized board with minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).


SET - General Admission Process



SET - General Highlights


Name of the Exam

SET - General or Symbiosis Entrance Test - General

Exam Level

National Level

Conducting Body

Symbiosis International University

Mode of the examination

Computer-based examination

Duration of the examination

75 minutes

Language of the examination


Type of Questions

Objective Type Questions (MCQs)

Number of Sections


Total Number of Questions


Total Marks




  • SET-General includes MCQs as well as Written Ability Test (WAT). The time duration for WAT is 30 minutes. Therefore, total time duration for the test is 75 + 30 = 105 minutes.
  • The WAT scores will not be declared with the SET score card.


SET-General Exam Pattern




General English




General Awareness


Analytical & Logical Reasoning














SET-General Marking Scheme

  • +1 mark for each correct answer
  • No negative marking



SET-General Syllabus 


Section 1: General English

  • Synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Articles
  • Antonyms
  • Analogy
  • Grammar
  • Error Spotting
  • Prepositions
  • Vocabulary


Section 2: Quantitative

  • Percentage
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Number System
  • Profit & Loss
  • Algebra
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Discount
  • Time and Work
  • Probability


Section 3: General Awareness

  • Companies and Founders
  • Sports
  • Science
  • Awards
  • Books and Authors
  • Current Affairs


Section 4: Logical Reasoning

  • Arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Verbal Reasoning (Cause and effect)
  • Series
  • Venn Diagram
  • Assumptions
  • Situation based decision making


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