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 SET stands for Symbiosis Entrance Test. It is a common entrance examination that is conducted for those candidates who are seeking admission to courses like B.A LL.B./ B.B.A LL.B/ B.Des./ BCA/ BBA (IT)/ B.A.(Mass Communication)/ B.Sc (Economics) Hons./ B.A. (Liberal Arts)/ B.Sc (Liberal Arts)/ B.Sc (Culinary Arts)/ B.Tech offered at the Symbiosis International Deemed Universities. Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts the Symbiosis entrance test. The test is held for undergraduate courses of different streams. The SET 2018 will be conducted in an online mode across various cities of India.

SET 2018 Admit card has been released on 21st April 2018. Get the download link of SET 2018 in this article.

From the year 2018 onwards, SET Law test will be known as Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), SET Design test as Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), SET Engineering as SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SITEEE). SET General will continue as SET.

SET 2018 will be conducted as a common entrance examination for the courses mentioned above. All the aspiring students who wish to seek admission to the institutes affiliated to SIU have to first register and fill up the online application form of the same had been made available on the official website from 29th January 2018. The online registration has closed on 14th April 2018. The exam will be conducted on 5th May 2018 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM. SET 2018 Results for each candidate will be released on 14th May 2018.

Until last year, SET umbrella comprised of SET law, SET engineering, SET design and SET general. From this year, SET Law test will be known as Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), SET Design test as Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), SET Engineering as SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SITEEE). SET General will continue as SET.

Registration / Application Form for SET 2018

Symbiosis Entrance Test 2018 registration had been made available on the website on 25th January 2018. All aspiring candidates have to first register themselves first and can register for maximum two examinations; one that will be held in the morning session and the other that will be held in the afternoon session. Candidates will not be allowed to make any changes to the application form after the last date of application submission. During registration, candidates will also be required to upload a scanned image of their recent photograph in not more than a file size of 100 KB. The information entered by the candidate should be accurate and valid. In case the information is found to be incorrect, the candidature of the candidate will be canceled. Applicants also have to make an application payment. This payment can be made through Bill-desk gateway, axis bank gateway, Indian bank gateway or demand draft. If the candidate is paying through demand draft, he/she has to submit a DD of Rs. 1750 from any nationalized bank drawn in the favor of Symbiosis Test Secretariat payable at Pune.


Important Dates of SET 2018

Aspiring candidates who are planning to take the SET 2018 must make sure to go through all the important dates related to exam events. This will give them a time to plan their schedule and make sure that they do not miss out any important date.

Check out the table with all the officially announced dates below:

Events Dates
Online Registration begins 25th January 2018
Last date to register online 14th April 2018
Last date to pay registration fee 14th April 2018
Availability of Admit Card 21st April 2018
Entrance exam Date 5th May 2018
Announcement of results 14th May 2018
Counseling begins First week of June 2018

Eligibility Criteria for SET 2018

Before registering and filling up the online application form of SET 2018, every candidate must make sure that they fit into all the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting authority. The SIU has laid down the eligibility criteria based on certain parameters and only those fulfill all the below mentioned criteria must apply for the exam. In case an ineligible candidate fills the application form, his/her candidature will be canceled at any given point in time.

The SET 2018 eligibility criteria for various courses is given below:

Courses Eligibility criteria
BCA Candidate should have passed class 12th examination or diploma in engineering/ technology with 50% (45% for SC/ST students)
B.A.LL.B./B.B.A.LL.B. Candidate should have passed class 12th examination in any stream with 45% (40% for SC/ST students)

Candidates who have appeared for the examination and are awaiting results are also eligible.

BBA Candidate should have passed class 12th examination from a recognized board with 50% (45% for SC/ST students)
B.Sc (Liberal Arts) Candidate should have passed class 12th examination in any stream with 45% (40% for SC/ST students)

Foreign Nationals(FN), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and NRIs must apply through the Symbiosis Center for International Education (SCIE).

NRI candidates who are appearing for their 12th examination in India are also eligible to apply.

B.Tech Candidate should have passed 10+2 with Physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects with any one of Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical vocational subject.

Must have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST) in the above subjects.

B.Sc Economics


Candidate should have passed class 12th in any stream with minimum 50% marks for general category and 45% marks for SC/ST category candidates.
B. Des Candidate should have passed class 12th in any stream or diploma with minimum 50% marks

Final year appearing candidates can also apply.

Reservation Policy

There are a certain number of seats that are reserved in the institutes affiliated to the university for some categories. The students who belong to such categories can claim the seats under their respective categories provided they fit the eligibility criteria and qualify the exam.

As per the guidelines of UGC 2006, the reservation policy for all the institutes under the symbiosis international university is as follows:

Scheduled Caste – 15%

Scheduled tribe – 7.5%

Differently abled – 3%

Kashmiri migrants – 2 seats per programme

International candidates – 15%

defence quota—5 % for SLS-PUNE, SICSR and SCMS- Pune.


Exam Pattern of SET 2018

Every candidate who is going to appear for the exam must know the exam pattern. The exam pattern of any examination includes information about the exam like the mode of the exam, the duration, marking scheme, the types of questions and the number of questions. Those who are going to take SET 2018 and starting off with the preparation for it soon can have a look at the exam pattern given below:

  1. SET 2018 and SITEEE 2018 will be conducted in the online computer based mode on 5th may 2018 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
  2. The duration of each test is 150 minutes.
  3. All questions will be objective type and will have 4 options.
  4. Questions will be asked from physics, chemistry, and mathematics (for engineering) and will be based on general English, quantitative, general awareness, analytical and logical reasoning (for SET- General).
  5. There will be no provision of negative marking.
  6. All sections will be mandatory to attend.

To understand this clearly, have a look at the tables given below:

For SET- General

Section Number of questions Total Marks
General English 40 40
Quantitative 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150

For SET- Engineering

 Section Number of Questions Total Marks
 Physics 25 50
Chemistry 25 50
Mathematics 50 100
Total 100 200

Preparation Tips for SET 2018

  1. Create a timetable.
  2. Read about all the correct information regarding SET 2018 like the exam pattern and syllabus and collect the right study material.
  3. Practice sample papers that are available online and offline.
  4. Eat healthy food and have a normal sleeping pattern.
  5. Revise whatever you have studied.

Syllabus for SET 2018

The syllabus for SET- engineering will include all the important topics from physics, chemistry, and mathematics from class 11th and 12th standard. General questions will be asked from logical reasoning, analytical reasoning, reading comprehension and general knowledge.

SET 2018 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

 SET 2018 Admit Card has just been released before the scheduled time. Click here to download your admit card of SET 2018.

The SET 2018 Admit Card has been made available for the candidates in the online mode from 21st April – 5th May 2018 2018. Only those candidates who have registered on the official website for the exam will be issued the admit card. Candidates have to take a printout of the hall ticket in colored ink. Black and white print out of the admit card will not be accepted. The applicant also has to paste his/her recent passport size photograph in the space earmarked for it. Every candidate must carry the hall ticket to the exam venue as it will carry important information like the name of the candidate, the exam center details and exam time and date. The absence of the admit card will debar the candidate from taking the exam. The candidate will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without the hall ticket in any given circumstance. On the day of the examination, candidates also have to take one of the photo identity proofs (passport, driving license, Voter ID, PAN card, Aadhar card) along with the admit card. Please note that the candidate will not be allowed to leave the exam center before 3:15 PM.

Result of SET 2018

The exam conducting authority will declare the results for all the candidates who have taken the exam on 14th May 2018. The result will be announced on the official website in the online mode. SET- 2018 results will be released in the form of a scorecard which will be available for 1 month after the results have been announced. All the candidates who are shortlisted based on their score in the entrance examination will be called for Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT). Candidates must note that it is mandatory for every shortlisted candidate to attend the components of PI-WAT to be eligible for admission to any UG programme. Only those candidates who attend all the components of PI-WAT will be considered for the merit/ wait/ rejection list. The final merit list that will contain the SET score and the PI-WAT scores will be released in the first week of June 2018.

Cut-off of SET 2018

The cut-off refers to the minimum marks that a candidate must obtain in order to be eligible for further admission procedure. Every institute affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) will release its own cut-off. The cut-off will be different for each category within each institute.

SET 2018 Participating Institutes

SET is a university level examination conducted by SIU for admission to undergraduate courses. These courses will be offered at the participating institutes of SET 2018. These colleges will offer seats to candidates based on the SET 2018 merit list. Candidates can choose the college of their choice after they are shortlisted for admission procedure.

The list of colleges affiliated to SIU is given below:

  • Symbiosis Law School-[SLS] – Pune
  • Symbiosis Law School-[SLS] – Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research-[SICSR]
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-[SCMS] – Pune
  • Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication-[SCMC]
  • Symbiosis School of Economics-[SSE]
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-[SCMS]-NOIDA
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design-[SID]
  • Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts- [SSLA]
  • Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Hyderabad

There are some institutes that do not require the candidate to take the SET 2018. These institutes provide admission based on the JEE Main score.

These colleges have been listed below:

  • Symbiosis institute of Technology (SIT).
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS).
  • Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON).
  • Symbiosis School of Photography (SSP).
  • Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA):- (For International Baccalaureate (IB) students are exempt from SET)

Counselling of SET 2018

The counselling for SET 2018 will be conducted separately according to each institute policy. After the results have been announced, the candidates will be shortlisted and called for personal interaction and writing ability test or better known as the (PI-WAT) round. The SET scores will carry 50% weightage and PI-WAT will carry 50% weightage. Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institutes. The movement of Waitlist will depend upon the number of vacant seats available. Please note that this admission is provisional and will be confirmed on payment of fees on or before the due date and subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions of the respective programme(s) and in accordance with the rules of the Symbiosis International University.


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