SET Syllabus & Preparation 2024

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Updated on
April 15, 2024

Symbiosis SET 2024 exam Syllabus is revised for SET 2024 exam. The exam will be held on May 5 and May 11, 2024 in one hour duration on each date. SET Syllabus 2024 is very much similar to class 12 syllabus for English and class 10 syllabus for Mathematics.


Before we go deep into the SET Syllabus 2024 topics, it is important to know the revised structure and pattern of Symbiosis SET exam 2024 on which the complete SET Paper Syllabus 2024 is based


SET 2024 Syllabus: Question paper is Revised and Divided in 4 Sections
SET BBA exam syllabus 2024 is revised again. The test paper has 4 sections now: General English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning.

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

SET 2024 Syllabus: Important Points

  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2024 is an online exam of 1 hour duration and consists of 4 sections.
  • All the questions in SET Syllabus 2024 are of Multiple Choice (MCQs) type
  • The SET exam duration is reduced to 1 hour
  • The SET BBA Exam Syllabus 2024 will NOT have 5thWAT topic section
  • There is no negative marking in the exam
  • You will get +1 mark for each correct answer and zero mark for wrong answer in SET Paper Syllabus 2024

SET 2024 Syllabus as per Class 12 Standard
The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is an online computer based test which covers questions on major topics of class 12. Except for General Awareness and Reasoning, the candidates can very well prepare for SET exam with their class 12 books.


Since there is no Negative marking in SET 2024, a good guess work can also be made in the exam judiciously keeping in mind that time is not wasted. The Preparation for SET should be based on following important topics in Symbiosis BBA exam SET syllabus 2024.


Section-1: General English
This section in SET 2024 Syllabus includes questions on Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension passages. Vocabulary and Grammar based questions are an important part of General English section. Key topics are:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Para-jumble
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Para Completion
  6. Antonym, Synonym, Confusing Words

SET Preparation Books for English
The basic required Preparation books as per SET exam syllabus are:

  • High School English Composition by Wren & Martin
  • ‘Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha
  • Latest RC Passages and practice questions provided by Study centres
  • Editorial and short articles published in English news papers
  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis
  • Regularly solve the Verbal Ability questions from your study material especially on Para summary, Jumbled Paragraphs  

Section 2: Quantitative
This section in SET 2024 Syllabus includes questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math, Trigonometry among other topics. Arithmetic is given higher weightage in SET BBA Exam Syllabus 2024. Key topics in SET Syllabus for Quant are:

  1. Number System
  2. Percentage
  3. Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  4. Profit, Loss and Distance
  5. Average
  6. Time and Work
  7. Ratio, Proportion and Variation
  8. Time, Speed and Distance
  9. Sequence and Series
  10. Mensuration
  11. Permutations and Combinations
  12. Probability
  13. Equations
  14. Logarithm
  15. Geometry
  16. Coordinate Geometry
  17. Matrices and Determinants

SET Preparation Books for Quantitative as per SET Syllabus
Following books and study material are a good SET preparation tool to cover complete Symbiosis SET 2024 exam Syllabus for Quant during past many years:

  • ‘The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams’
  • Class X CBSE prescribed books on Mathematics
  • ‘How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma, published by MGH Education
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT’ – by Nishit K.Sinha, Published by Pearson
  • Quant study modules by TIME, CL, IMS

Section 3: General Awareness
General Awareness section is Symbiosis SET 2024 exam Syllabus has 16 questions. It is an equally important section in SET 2024. Major topics covered in SET syllabus are:

  1. Current national Affairs
  2. Current International Affairs
  3. Static GK questions like Currencies, capitals, Geography, Books & Authors, based questions
  4. Appointments, Agreements, questions based on constitution
  5. Questions based on Economics, finance

Best Books for SET GK Preparation as per SET Syllabus
Experts have advised to go through the following books, periodicals, newspapers and study material on regular basis:

  • News papers like The Hindu, ToI, Economic Times
  • Current Manorama Year Book
  • Mock tests, sample GK questions provided by top preparation centres like CL, T.I. M.E.
  • Previous SET exam papers

Section-4: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Reasoning section is SET syllabus has 12 questions but is considered as very important section in SET exam. Following are the major topics to be prepared as per SET exam syllabus 2024:

  1. Sequencing and Arrangement
  2. Team Selection
  3. Fact Inference Judgment
  4. Passage Conclusion
  5. Analogy
  6. Statement Argument
  7. Assertions reasons
  8. Family tree
  9. Direction
  10. Series, cause & effect, calendar, distribution

The section is supposed to have moderate level of difficulty but may be more time consuming. Make sure that you have covered all of them.


Best books for preparation on Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Logical reasoning by R.S. Agarwal published by S.Chand& Co
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘Logical Reasoning and data Interpretation for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
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