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SET exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


SET or the Symbiosis Entrance Test is a highly esteemed national-level entrance examination overseen and conducted by Symbiosis University. The exam annually offers seats to numerous deserving candidates in various courses spanning multiple institutes under Symbiosis University.

SET 2022 At A Glance

Name of ExamSymbiosis Entrance Test
Conducting BodySymbiosis University
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of PaymentOnline
Selection ProcessSLAT, WAT, Personal Interaction
Official Website

SET 2022 Notification

Symbiosis University is yet to release its official notification, which you can check out here, once released.

SET 2022 Important Dates

The dates for SET 2022 are yet to be released, but candidates can view the dates of SET 2021 to get an idea about the tentative schedule:

SET 2021 Registration Opened18 February 2021
SET 2021 Registration Closed28 June 2021
SET Exam Date 202110 July to 13 July 2021
SET Result 202127 July 2021

Eligibility Criteria for SET 2022

  • Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a graduate degree or a 10+2 pass certificate in any field of study from a government-recognized board or university. Candidates who are awaiting their graduation or 10+2 results can also apply.

Candidates belonging to the General Category must secure a minimum of 45% in their 10+2 or final year aggregate. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the minimum requirement is 40%.

  • Age Limit

Age is no bar for candidates registering for SET 2022. If candidates have honed their skills, they stand a chance, irrespective of their age.

  • Nationality

Candidate must be a citizen of India to appear for the exam.

SET 2022 Application Fee

There is a mandatory application fee of INR 1,950 for all candidates, irrespective of their category, as specified by Symbiosis University.

How to Apply for SET 2022

  • Visit the official website of Symbiosis University.
  • Click on the "Register" option.
  • Fill in your basic details such as name, address, phone number etc.
  • Verify the OTP to confirm your communication details.
  • Read the instructions carefully before filling the SET application form.
  • Fill in your particulars carefully.
  • Upload a clear, scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Take a printout of your application and fee receipt for reference.
  • Once the registration is successful, you will receive the confirmation by SMS or email.

SET 2022 Admit card

After filling the application form, eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official SET website. As of yet, there has been no update on the release date of admit cards.

SET Reservation List 2022

The SET committee has no reservation guideline of its own for SET 2022. Candidates are well-advised to check the official website of their preferred institute to know more about the reservation guidelines followed by the colleges accepting SET as a viable parameter for admission.

SET Selection Process 2022

The selection process consists of the following:

  • Stage-I: SLAT
  • Stage-II: WAT (Writing Ability Test)
  • Stage-III: Personal Interaction

SET 2022 Pattern

Here's a breakdown of the weightage that each section carried in 2021. However , candidates must note that the pattern for 2022 is yet to be released:

SectionsNumber of questionsTotal Marks
General English1616
Analytical and Logical Reasoning1212
Quantitative Aptitude1616
General Awareness1616

SET 2022 Syllabus

The overall syllabus includes the following:

General EnglishSentence Arrangement, fill in the blanks, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Completion, Spotting Error, Idioms and Phrases, Antonyms, Para Completion, Synonyms, Error Correction, Substitution, Active and Passive Voice, Joining Sentences, Error Correction, Prepositions, Passage Completion
Analytical and Logical ReasoningCritical Reasoning, Assertions and Reasons, Assumption Conclusions, Courses of action, Strong and Weak arguments, Family-Based Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Circular Arrangements, Coding and Decoding, Input and Output, Directions
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound interests, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Ratio and Proportion, Number System, Percentage, Sequences and series, Permutation and Combination, Graphs
General AwarenessIndian Economy, Current affairs pertaining to India and the World, Indian Geography, Institutions engaged in environmental conservations at state, national and international level, Environment, Indian Polity

SET 2022 Results

The SET 2022 examination results are yet to be released. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for their results.

SET 2022 Cut-off

It's important to note that different universities have their own cut offs for SET, so candidates are well-advised to check the specific cut offs of the university of their preference. The following table mentions the list of institutes that accept SET as viable eligibility criteria.:

  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Noida
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS UG), Pune
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS UG), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS UG), Noida

SET Exam Analysis

The sections that will feature in the SET 2022 paper are:

  • General English
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

Here are some additional details regarding the exam:

  • SET 2022 will be conducted in an online home proctored environment.
  • The WAT will be of 30 minutes.
  • The Personal Interaction is conducted separately by colleges.
  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark.
  • There is no negative marking.

Difficulty Level

SectionsDifficulty Level
General EnglishEasy to Moderate
Analytical and Logical ReasoningEasy to Moderate
Quantitative AptitudeEasy to Moderate
General AwarenessModerate

Preparation Tips for SET 2022

Candidates preparing for SET 2022 are well-advised to do the following:

  • Solving practice/mock papers will help candidates gauge their preparations well. Getting into a habit of solving 1 model paper a day is a good way of keeping oneself prepared before the exam.
  • Focusing on all-round development instead of studying solely from books is an important part of SET preparations. Candidates should make use of online trial tests and study guides to gain that competitive edge.
  • Keeping an eye on current affairs and local and international news is a big part of learning organically. Working smart is equally important as working hard.

SET Previous Years Question Papers

Candidates can find some previous question papers by following these links:

Candidates can check out the official website for more previous years papers.

Book nameAuthor
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsGuha Abhijit
Data Interpretation and Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashisha
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsGuha Abhijit
Data Interpretation and Data SufficiencyAnanta Ashisha
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
High School English GrammarWren and Martin
Objective General EnglishDr. RS Agarwal and Vikas Agarwal
The Students' Companion BookD Best
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningGautam Puri

Study Plan for SET 2022

Any candidate interested in cracking SET should plan to do the following:

  • Begin with the basics – It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when the syllabus is huge. Compartmentalize the topics, begin with what you know and slowly move towards the harder topics as your confidence grows. Don’t expect to be the best in a day. But with time, you will get there for sure.
  • Practice, practice, and practice – There’s no other way to say it. Practice makes perfect, and this is truer than ever when it comes to SET. Continually revise even the topics you feel comfortable in. Multiple revisions provide a polish and efficiency to your skills which will save invaluable time in the crunch hours of the actual exam.
  • Create an environment of learning – Don’t just devote a certain amount of time to your preparations; instead, try listening to relevant audiobooks in your free time. Learn through sensory and visual cues, watch YouTube videos on the topics which confuse you and do not hesitate to ask your teachers/tutors to guide you when you’re stuck.

Candidates are advised to carry all necessary documents to the exam center. Furthermore, candidates should positively bring the following:

  • Admit Card
  • Government-issued ID for identity verification.

Make sure to keep checking the official website for any new notifications regarding SET 2022. Keep your payment ID handy after paying for your form, as it may be necessary in case of discrepancies.

Start preparations as early as possible and avoid unnecessary stress. Remember, the mind is strongest when it's relaxed. With that said, have faith in your preparations and the hard work you've put in. All the best!