Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) conducts SET Test (Symbiosis Entrance Test) for Undergraduate level BBA courses. This exam helps students enroll in esteemed colleges like SCMS Pune, SCMS Noida, and SCMS Nagpur. In 2020, SET was conducted in an online proctored mode in two parts i.e., SET – A & B. Set – A covers all the other courses offered by SIU except Law, Engineering, and BBA. Set – B covers BBA courses offered by SCMS colleges exclusively. SET is conducted yearly once and SET 2021 is expected to be conducted in May 2021 (second week).


Eligibility For SET A & B

  • Standard XII (10+2) or equivalent examination passed from any recognized board (OR)
  • Equivalent government approved diploma (10+3) with at least 50% marks (45% marks for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes)
  • Candidates in Standard XII or awaiting their Standard XII result are also eligible to apply but they will have to submit a passing certificate
  • A candidate who has completed Standard XII or equivalent examination from any Foreign Board must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Exam Pattern

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a computer-based online test of 2 hours duration. In 2020, the exam pattern was changed as well as the duration of the exam and the scoring pattern. Below is the exam pattern that was used in SET 2020 which will give you a brief idea of how to prepare for the exam.

SET – B 2020 had 5 sections which were divided as shown in the table below: – 


Sr No.TopicsNo of QuestionsMarks Per SectionTotal MarksTime
75 minutes for all
4 sections combined
3General Awareness2020
4Analytical & Logical Reasoning1515
5Written Ability Test(WAT)30 minutes
Any section can be attempted at any time during the 75 minutes allocated for MCQ
No negative marking will be applicable for this test
The Written Ability Section (WAT) will be evaluated only if the applicant has been
shortlisted for further admission process. Subjective essay questions will be included in WAT.
Test duration: 105 Minutes (75 minutes for MCQs + 30 minutes for WAT
Medium of exam: English

How to register for SET 2021?

SET 2021 registration process will be given on the official website, tentatively by January 2021. Following was the registration process for SET 2020.

Candidates can go to the official website – “Click here to know more” (¬ 



 Before proceeding, the candidate should keep the following ready
  • Passport size photo in .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif format (file size not more than 500 kb)
  • Your marks in SSC
  • Your marks in HSC (Candidates to select “Appeared” in case they are awaiting results this year)
  • Your choice of Test (you will not be allowed to change your choice of test after the registration is completed)

Details on This Page


Now, after this, follow the below instructions to register

  • Click on Register (
  • Read the instructions carefully and, only then, click on the ‘I Agree’ button to accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Click on “Save and Continue” after filling in the required details
  • Candidates will receive OTP on the mobile number and email id that they have entered.
  • Enter the ‘OTP’ and submit.
  • After successful registration, the candidate will receive an email & SMS containing SET 2020 ID and password
  • Click “Save & Continue”. Now the Application will redirect you to the Payment page.

Payment Method

After successfully filling the application form, the candidate will be directed to payment of application fees

  • Follow the payment page and you’ll be given the options to either make an Online Payment using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking or obtain a Demand Draft from any Nationalized Bank. This DD should be in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. “Click here to know more”( )
  • SET – B registration fee costs Rs. 1750/-. This is both non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Rs. 1000/- is to be paid for each program in addition to the application fees mentioned above. This is also non-refundable and non-transferable 
  • Kindly note that you will be able to view your Admit card only after you complete the payment as described above. 

Important Dates


StagesDates (Tentative)
SET BBA 2021 application form availabilityFourth week of January 2021
SET BBA 2021 application form last dateThird week of April 2021
SET BBA 2021 Admit CardThird week of April 2021
SET BBA 2021 Exam dateSecond week of May 2021
SET BBA 2021 Results DeclarationThird week of May 2021
SET BBA 2021 ShortlistWill be notified

List of colleges accepting SET Test


List of colleges accepting Set A
Sr No.CollegeLocationApplicable CoursesWebsite Link
1SICSR: Symbiosis Institute of
Computer Studies & Research
2SCMC: Symbiosis Centre for
Media & Communication
PuneB.A. (M.C.)
3SSE: Symbiosis School
of Economics
PuneB. Sc (Economics Hons)
4SSLA: Symbiosis School
for Liberal Arts
PuneBachelor of Arts/Science
(B.A/B.Sc – Liberal Arts) Hons.
5SSCA: Symbiosis School
of Culinary Arts
PuneB.Sc. (Culinary Arts),
B.Sc. (Hospitality Management)


List of colleges accepting Set B
Sr No.CollegeLocationApplicable CoursesWebsite Link
1SCMS – Pune: Symbiosis Centre
for Management Studies
2SCMS – Noida: Symbiosis Centre
for Management Studies
3SCMS – Nagpur: Symbiosis Centre
for Management Studies-Nagpur

SET 2021 Cut-offs

SET Cut-offs as per Reservation Category





SET Cut-Off (Percentile)
Differently Abled Candidates60505844
Kashmiri Migrant Candidates54505151

Weightage Per Section (SET 2020)



Sr No.





SET Exam ScoreWAT scorePI scores
1SCMS – Noida: Symbiosis Centre
for Management Studies
2SCMS – Nagpur: Symbiosis Centre
for Management Studies-Nagpur
3SICSR: Symbiosis Institute of
Computer Studies & Research
502020+10 (academic profile)
4SSE: Symbiosis School
of Economics
5SSCA: Symbiosis School
of Culinary Arts
6SSLA: Symbiosis School
for Liberal Arts

SCMC Pune will have selection criteria as below (SET 2020)

SET score30
PI Score30
WAT Scores10
Studio Test10
Academic Profile20


General English

  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Articles
  • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Grammar – Prepositions, Articles
  • Identification of Common Errors
  • Idioms
  • Prepositions
  • Sentence Construction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Algebra
  • Compound Interest
  • Data Interpretation
  • Decimals
  • Discount
  • Fractions
  • HCF and LCM
  • Mensuration
  • Number System 
  • Number System
  • Percentage
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Trigonometry
General Awareness
  • Awards
  • Books and Authors
  • Business
  • Companies and founders
  • Company Punch-lines/ tag lines
  • Geography
  • History
  • Major Events in Corporate
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Top Officials of Big Companies
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Arrangement – Seating/Circular
  • Assumptions
  • Blood Relations
  • Cause and Effective
  • Clocks
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Cubes
  • Logical Connectives
  • Logical Deduction
  • Logical Matching
  • Number and Letter Series
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Series
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Syllogisms
  • Venn Diagrams

Click Here to Check SET TEST Previous Year Paper Analysis of 2020 , 2019, 2018

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