SET Exam 2021, Registration, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Results, Syllabus, Counselling

What is a SET Exam?

A 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 is likely to be conducted in the first week of May 2021. The SET admission process is likely to begin in the last week of January 2021 and the application window will close in the last week of April 2021. SET 2020 results were announced on August 12, 2020.

Please note: 15% seats are reserved for candidates of Nagpur domicile


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

Exam nameSymbiosis Entrance Test (SET)
Conducting bodySymbiosis International (Deemed University)
Exam levelNational Level
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Exam modeOnline
Duration2 hours and 30 minutes
SyllabusGeneral English, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Skills and General Awareness
Exam patternMultiple Choice Questions with no negative marking
Application feesRs 1750
Exam purposeAdmission into 8 colleges
Courses offeredBBA, BCA, BA Mass Communication, BA/BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Eco/Eco(H), BSc Culinary Arts
No. of test cities80
Helpdesk No.040-23417875

SET 2021: Important Dates and Events

Refer to the table provided below for important dates and events. 

SET eventsSET datesSalient features
SET registrations beginLast week of January 2021Application forms for the new session will be released online on the official website
Last date of applicationLast week of April 2021Candidates will have to fill the SET application form and pay the application fee of Rs 1750 
SET 2021 admit card availabilityLast week of April 2021SET 2021 admit cards will be released on the SET official website
SET 2021 examFirst week of May 2021SET will be conducted in computer-based test mode
Result declarationSecond week of May 2021SIU will release an official notification regarding declaration of result

Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • The aspirant must have cleared class 12 or equivalent examinations in relevant stream from a recognised board or university with 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 

The following are the reservation rules that are followed while admitting Indian students:

CategoryReservation percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Differently-abled students3%
Armed Forces Dependants (Wards of Serving or Retired)5%
Kashmiri Migrants2 seats over and above the sanctioned intake.

Colleges Accepting SET 2021 Exam Score

SET exam score will be valid for admission to Symbiosis International University’s eight institutes located in Pune, Nagpur and Noida. To know more about these seven institutes refer to the table below:

Symbiosis Entrance TestApplicable to institutesProgrammes offered
SET A            SICSR: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, PuneBCA
SCMC: Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication, PuneB.A. (M.C)
SSE: Symbiosis School of Economics, PuneB.Sc.(Economics Hons)
SSLA: Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, PuneBachelors of Arts/Science (B.A/B.Sc – Liberal Arts) Hons.
SSCA: Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts, PuneB.Sc. (Culinary Arts)
B.Sc. (Hospitality Management)
SET B    SCMS Pune: Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies- PuneBBA
SCMS Noida: Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-NoidaBBA
SCMS Nagpur: Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-NagpurBBA

Admission Process 2021

SET exam 2020 is a three-step process that includes application submission, SET 2020 exam and Personal Interview/Written Ability Test.

STEP 1: Fill the SET application form

The candidates can apply for SET 2020 by filling SET application form available online on the official website. They need to register on the SET website as a 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 e-admit card were issued to registered students on June 11, 2020. Admit cards for SET (B) was available for download on July 7. The candidates can download their respective admit cards from the official website.

STEP 3: Appear for SET exam 2020

SET exam 2020 will be held on the scheduled date in IBT mode 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 2020

SET result 2020 will be announced on the official website. Selected candidates will be called for WAT/PI round. Each institute will release their own cut off post SET 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.

Exam Centres 2020

SET 2020 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 2020 exam:

Test cities for SET 2020 exam
AhmednagarKochi / Ernakulam
BilaspurNavi Mumbai
Chandigarh / MohaliNoida/G Noida/Ghaziabad
Delhi/NCRPort Blair
Gangtok / BardangRoorkee


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