SET Exam Pattern 2024

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Updated on
April 15, 2024

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2024 dates are May 5 and May 11, 2024. SET exam duration has been reduced to one hour. Now Symbiosis SET 2024 Exam Pattern will consist of fewer questions.


Although SET paper pattern 2024 is an online computer basted test being conducted at test centres, Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, the SET 2024 exam conducting University has kept the option open to conduct the SET 2024 as internet based test and has announced, “Depending on any unavoidable circumstances, the schedules as well as the nature/structure of the test can change, and all tests can be conducted entirely online or entirely offline or in a combination of both modes at the discretion of SIU.”  


SET 2024 is the mandatory entrance test for BBA & other undergraduate programs admission in Symbiosis colleges which are affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. All the Symbiosis institutes accept only SET exam score.


SET Exam Pattern 2024: Key Changes

  • SET Test duration reduced to 1 hour
  • SET 2024 paper pattern consists of 60 MCQs
  • SET Paper pattern 2024 has 4 sections
  • Section of Written Ability Test (WAT) of 30 minutes duration  has been Removed from SET BBA Exam Pattern 
  • Total maximum marks as per revised SET Exam Pattern 2024 are 60
  • There is No Negative Marking in the revised SET BBA Exam Pattern 2024

Symbiosis SET 2024 Exam Pattern: Key Features & Highlights
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is the only entrance exam for admission to BBA and many other undergraduate programmes offered by the SCMS and other Symbiosis institutes. Key highlights of SET 2024 Pattern are:

SET Exam Conducting Body
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune
Admission opportunity through SET exam
BBA/BBA (IT)/BA (MC)/BSc (Eco) in  Symbiosis Institutes
SET 2024 Exam Top BBA colleges
SET Exam Mode
Online Computer Based Test
Maximum Marks in SET Exam 2024
SET 2024 Exam Date
May 5 & May 11, 2024
SET 2024 Exam duration
1 hour from - 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Number of Questions in SET Exam
Type of Questions in SET Exam 2024
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Sections in SET 2024 Exam
Scoring Pattern in SET
+1 Mark for every correct answer
Negative Marking in SET 2024 Exam
No Negative Marking
Number of Answer Options in SET exam
4 Answer Options for Each Question

SET Exam Pattern 2024: Sectional Composition
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2024 is an online exam of 1 hour duration and consists of 4 sections. The sectional composition of SET Pattern 2024 with number of questions and maximum marks assigned for each section are:

Sl No.
Section Name
Number of questions
Total marks
General English
General Awareness
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
60 Questions
60 Marks

Symbiosis SET Exam Pattern 2024: Important Instructions

  • No extra time will be given for candidates who report late at the test centre
  • All the 4 sections are mandatory to attempt
  • Candidates can move from section to other during the overall time limit of SET exam
  • There will not be negative marking for wrong answers in SET 2024 exam

SET Pattern: Exam Difficulty Level
The level of difficulty in SET 2024 pattern, like previous years of SET Pattern, is expected to remain moderate. The standard of the questions in SET 2024 Pattern will be as per class 12 level. Special care is taken to keep the Quant section difficulty level moderate enough so that the candidates from all streams in class 12 can attempt the questions.  Arithmetic remains the main stay in this section.


SET Exam Pattern 2024: Type of Questions
It is very important to know the type of questions and the topics in SET exam on which questions are based:


Section-1: General English – 16 MCQs
This section in SET exam includes questions on Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension passages. Vocabulary and Grammar based questions are an important part of General English section.


Section-2: Quantitative – 16 MCQs
This section in SET exam covers Arithmetic of class 10 standard, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry among other topics.  Besides, you need  to prepare onNumber System, Sequence and Series, Mensuration, Permutations and Combinations, Probability, Equations, Logarithm, Matrices among others.


Section-3: General Awareness- 16 MCQs
General Awareness with 16 questions, is an equally important section in SET exam. Major topics covered in SET syllabus are Current National Affairs, Current International Affairs, Currencies, Capitals, Geography, Books & Authors, Sports among other topics


Section-4: Analytical & Logical Reasoning – 12 MCQs
Reasoning section has 12 questions but is considered as very important section in SET exam. The section is supposed to have moderate level of difficulty but may be more time consuming. Make sure that you have covered all of the topics in this section namely Sequencing and Arrangement, Team Selection, Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Analogy, Statement Argument among others as detailed in SET exam syllabus


After declaration of SET result, candidates are shortlisted for PI round based on their SET Exam score. Candidates are advised to check the respective Symbiosis Institute website for information and dates of Personal Interaction round.

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