SET Syllabus 2020

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Updated on
June 14, 2020

Symbiosis SET exam Syllabus is revised for SET 2020 exam. The exam is delayed and will be held on July 19, 2020. SET exam syllabus is very much similar to class 12 syllabus for English and class 10 syllabus for Mathematics.

 

SET 2020 Syllabus: Revised and Divided in 5 Sections
SET 2020 exam syllabus is revised again. The test paper has 5 sections now: General English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning.

Sl No.

Section Name

Number of questions

Total marks

1.

General English

  24

  24

2.

Quantitative

  24

  24

3.

General Awareness

  24

  24

4.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  18

  18

5.

Written Ability Test (WAT)

WAT on One Topic of 30 minutes duration

Based on performance and skill

 

Total

90+WAT

90+WAT

SET 2020 Syllabus: Important Points

  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2020 is an online exam of 2 hours duration and consists of 5 sections.
  • First 4 sections with MCQs are to be attempted in 90 minutes
  • The 5th WAT topic section must be completed within 30 minutes after completion of 4 sections in 90 minutes.
  • Marks will be awarded as per the coherent, meaningful and error free writing skills
  • There is no negative marking in the exam
  • You will get +1 mark for each correct answer and zero mark for wrong answer

SET 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 2020, a good guess work can also be made in the exam judiciously keeping in mind that time is not wasted.

 

Preparation for SET 2020 can be based on following important topics in SET syllabus.

 

Section-1: General English
This section in SET 2020 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 for SET exam 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

  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
Following books and study material have remained a good SET preparation tool for Quant for 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 with 24 questions, is an equally important section in SET 2020. 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 2020 Preparation on GK
It is advisable to go through the following 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 has 30 questions but is considered as very important section in SET exam. Following are the major topics to be prepared for SET 2020:

  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)

Section-5: Written Ability Test (WAT)

  • The section of WAT will be evaluated only if the applicant has been shortlisted for further admission process
  • This is the new section added in SET 2020 for BBA admission
  • This is a descriptive type section
  • Time to write on WAT topic is 30 minutes maximum
  • WAT will include subjective essay questions
  • WAT will have two questions from which the applicant will have to answer any ONE only.
  • If an applicant has answered both the questions in the WAT section, then only the first one among them shall be considered for evaluation.    

WAT Syllabus Topics in SET Exam
There can be any topic under the Sun on which you may be asked to show your writing skills in 30 minutes. The broad theme topics on which writing skills can be tested could be:

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