SET Exam 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Admit Card, Result, Admission, Pattern, Eligibility

Exam Date

Jul 10, 2021

Result Date

Jul 27, 2021

Sep 30, 2021 | Design, Engineering


SET Exam is conducted to offer admission into Symbiosis International University or any of its affiliated institutes with the help of the SET exam 2021. The exam allows admission of the candidates into courses of Law, Design, Engineering, etc. Candidates who wish to get admission into courses offered at the different campuses of Symbiosis International University have to appear for the SET Exam for their respective course of choice. Candidates can go to the official website of the SET Exam and register for the appropriate Exam the website. After the Exam, candidates will undergo counselling and then be offered admission into a course of their choice depending on their performance in the SET Exam and other rounds in the selection process. Want to know how to crack the exam? Follow the preparation tips listed below.

Latest Updates:

  • Jul 27, 2021: The results for SET Exam 2021 have been announced. Candidates who participated in the exam must visit SET 2021 Result for more information.


What is SET Exam?

SET exam full form is Symbiosis Entrance Test, a university-level entrance test conducted by Symbiosis International University, Pune, for admission into various Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

Entrance Exams: Symbiosis International University conducts various entrance exams depending on courses opted, i.e., Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED), SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SITEEE), and Symbiosis Entrance Test (General SET).

Symbiosis Entrance Test [SET]

Level: SET entrance exam is a national-level entrance test conducted once every year.

Conducting Body: Symbiosis International University, Pune has the authority to conduct SET every year for admissions at 14 integral institutions of the Symbiosis International University.

Mode & Date: SET exam notification states that the test will be conducted online, i.e., Computer-Based Test (CBT) for all aspirants.

Candidates should check whether they satisfy the SET Eligibility criteria before applying for the SET Exam. Applicants may read below for more details on the Symbiosis SET exam.

Highlights of SET exam 2021 is given below:

SET Exam Highlights
Exam Name Symbiosis Entrance Test
Conducting body Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune
Exam Level University Level
Category Undergraduate (UG)
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Medium English
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes
Official Website
Helpline Number Email: [email protected] Phone: 020-67298050, 020-28116226/7

SET Exam 2021 Courses Offered

Symbiosis International University offers several courses. Highlights of courses and affiliated institutes under Symbiosis International University are tabulated below:

List of Courses Offered by Symbiosis University
Exam Programs
SLAT Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Laws (BA LLB Hons.)
Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Laws (BBA LLB Hons.)
General SET Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) or BA (MC)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A)-(Liberal Arts)
Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) in Culinary Arts
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in (Economics) Hons.
Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) in Liberal Arts
SEED Bachelor of Design (B.Des)
SITEEE Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
Bachelor of Business Administration Information Technology (BBA-IT)

SET Exam 2021 Dates

Before appearing for SET 2021, exam dates are very crucial from the exam point of view. Applicants who will be appearing for SET 2021 need to be very cautious about events related to exam dates. Candidates need to check for SET exam date 2021 before appearing for the exam.

Registration: Candidates had downloaded the application form on Feb 18, 2021 and the last date to submit the application form was Jun 28, 2021.

Admit Card: The admit card was available online for all the aspirants.

Exam: Symbiosis Entrance Test was conducted online, i.e., the Computer-Based Test (CBT) for all the aspirants.

Results: Results were declared on the official website for all category candidates based on qualified marks.

Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET 2021) will be called for the counselling process.

SET 2021 exam dates are given in the list below:

SET 2021 Exam Dates
Important Events/schedules Exam Dates
Application Form Start Date Feb 18, 2021
Application Form Last Date Jun 28, 2021 (Till Midnight)
Late Date for Application Form Payment Jun 28, 2021 (Till Midnight)
Slot Booking Jun 29, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
Admit Card Availability Jun 29, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
SET 2021 Exam Date Jul 10, 2021 to Jul 13, 2021
Results Announcement Jul 27, 2021

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SET Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Symbiosis International University offers a variety of programs on its campuses. These programs can be found in many streams, including management, design and engineering, law, mass communications, and law. All candidates who wish to study at Symbiosis International university must pass the entrance exam.

Candidates must meet the Symbiosis Interuniversity SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for each program before applying to the 2021 Exam. Each program has its own SET 2021 eligibility criteria. Each program has a different minimum education requirement. Below are the eligibility requirements for each program.

SLAT: Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination in the relevant stream with a minimum of 45% mark for general candidates and 40% for SC/ST candidates from an accredited Board of Education.

SEED: Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination in the relevant stream or 10+3 Diploma exam from a Government Approved Institute with at least 50% marks for general candidates and 45% for SC/ST category candidates from an accredited Board of Education.

SITEEE: Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination in the relevant stream with a minimum of 45% mark for general candidates and 40% for SC/ST candidates from an accredited Board of Education.

General SET: Applicants must have passed the 10+2 examination in the relevant stream with a minimum of 45% mark for general candidates and 40% for SC/ST category candidates from an accredited Board of Education.

Reservation Criteria: UGC guideline 2006: Institutes that fall under the umbrella of a university may have different reservations policies. Below are the highlights of reservation criteria:

Category wise Reservation for SET Exam 2021
Category Percentage of Intake
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Differently Abled 3%
Kashmir Migrants 2 seats per program
International Students 15%
Defense Quota 5% for SLS-PUNE and SICSR

SET 2021 Eligibility for each institute and course differs. The variation of eligibility criteria institute-wise is specified below:

SET 2021 International Students - Guidelines

Some rules and instructions for international students attempting SET 2021 exam are as follows:

  • Admissions of international students are centralized for all constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and are routed through Symbiosis Center for International Education (SCIE).
  • SCIE earmarks 15% of total intake of the respective program for international students which include, Foreign Nationals (FN), Person of Indian Origin (PIO) Card Holders, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card Holders, and Non-Resident Indians (NRI).
  • A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he/she is a citizen of any country other than India and holds a foreign passport.
  • A student is eligible to apply as OCI if he/she is granted with Overseas Citizenship of India and has an OCI card.

Read More: SET Exam Eligibility 2021

SET Exam 2021 Application Form

SET is an entrance exam for law, engineering, design aspirants conducted by Symbiosis International University. The application form for the Symbiosis Entrance Test was filled in online mode. The SET 2021 application process consists of various stages that are mentioned below. The candidates must fill the SET 2021 application form before the application's last date. The candidates must also keep in mind the eligibility criteria while filling the application form for SET 2021 and also meet all the eligibility requirements. The Specifications of the application form are specified as below:

  • Registration Date: The application form was available on the official website of Symbiosis International University from Feb 18, 2021 and the last date to submit the application form was Jun 28, 2021.
  • Registration Fee: Candidates have to pay the registration fee while filling SET 2021 application form of INR 1750 for all candidates. If candidates wish to appear in two entrance tests, i.e., Morning and Afternoon sessions, they should pay INR 3500.
  • Payment Mode: Candidates can pay the application fee online (net banking/debit card/credit card) and offline (demand draft from any Nationalized Bank in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS)” payable in Pune). Contact details must be mentioned if you are paying through the demand draft.

Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS)
Symbiosis International University(Deemed University)

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-28116226/27.

How to Apply for SET Exam 2021?

The SET 2021 application process was held online and comprised various steps. The SET is an entrance test for Symbiosis International University. Candidates who want to study law, engineering, design, undergraduate media courses at the Symbiosis International University have to take the SET 2021 Exam. The SET 2021 Registrations was started from Feb 18, 2021. Students were able to apply online from the official website. Interested candidates can find out the steps involved in the registration process of the SET application form are listed below:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to register themselves with Name, Email, Mobile Numbers, Password, Course, State, and City, and after filling in personal details, click on submit.
  • Step 2: Your email ID and mobile number will be verified for future reference.
  • Step 3: Applicants should fill application form with valid Personal, Academic, and Contact details.
  • Step 4: You have to upload a necessary document (Photograph) in the application form.
  • Step 5: You have to pay the application fee online (debit card/credit card/net banking) or offline (demand draft in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS)” payable in Pune)

SET Exam 2021 Application Fee

Symbiosis SET 2021 application fee is INR 1750 (one program), which is non-refundable. The category of candidates has no effect on the fee amount for taking the exam. Fee can be paid online or offline.

  • Online mode: Credit card, Net Banking, Indian Bank Net Banking
  • Offline mode: Cash and Demand Draft.
SET 2021 Fee details
Category SET Exam Details
Registration Mode Online and Offline
Registration Fee

For One Exam INR 1750

For Two Exams INR 3500

Read More: SET Exam 2021 Application Form

SET Exam 2021 Admit Card

The SET 2021 Admit Card is an important document that contains essential information like the roll number, exam center, exam timings, and exam timings. Below are the details for the SET Exam 2021.

Availability: SET 2021 Admit Card was made available on the official website.

Download: Candidates should download the hall tickets from the university website. They have to enter the SET ID and Password to access the hall ticket.

ID Proof: Candidate must carry anyone government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the admit card.

Details Mentioned on the Admit Card 

The list of particulars that should be present on the SET admit card are as follows:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Roll Number/Application Number of Candidate
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Time
  • Exam Venue
  • Photo and Signature of Candidate
  • General Instruction

Note: Candidates are asked to carefully read the instructions on the admit card and to follow them throughout the exam.

Read More: SET Admit Card 2021

SET Exam 2021 Exam Centres

The online examinations for SET/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE 2021 were conducted across India. The test centre allotted to candidates for the SET exam was mentioned on the admit card.

Centre: SET 2021 was conducted in 80 major cities across India.

Choice of Centre: The candidate should mention the Centre Code and Name of their test center choice while filling the application form.

Change of Centre: No consideration will be given to any request for a change of subject or test centre that the candidate made in their application.

Changes by Authority: Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than one requested by a candidate if the requested city is not being available for any reason.

List of exam centres are tabulated below:

Read More: SET Exam Centers 2021

SET Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have an idea about the exam pattern before appearing for Symbiosis Entrance Test. The examination was conducted for four different programs: General, Law, Engineering, and Design. Specifications involved in SET 2021 Exam Pattern is highlighted below:

SET 2021 Exam Pattern
Category Details
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes i.e. 150 minutes
Negative Marking No Negative Marking
Medium English

Read More: SET Exam Pattern 2021

SET Exam 2021 Syllabus

The official syllabus for the Symbiosis SET has not been defined. The syllabus is very similar to the class 12 syllabus for English and the class 10 syllabus for Mathematics. The SET 2021 Syllabus should be thoroughly studied by the SET 2021 Exam aspirants to avoid missing out on any important topics. The SET 2021 Exam had sections like the English language, Quantitative Aptitude, which will test the candidate's mathematical ability. Logical Reasoning, which will examine the interpretation skills of the candidate, and the General knowledge section, which will assess the candidate for his knowledge in the current affair in India and around the world. All candidates must prepare for the SET 2021 exam by gathering all the study materials such as reference books, notes, previous year question papers, etc.

Most of the basic concepts in the SET 2021 Syllabus can be studied from the standard X and standard XII books. Candidates can use class 12 and class 10 books to understand the concepts and utilize other materials like study guides, practice books, mock tests, and question papers from previous years.

The specification of the SET 2021 syllabus structure is specified below:

Syllabus: SET Exam 2021 Syllabus is decided by conducting authority every year.

Subjects: Question paper comprises topics from English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Analytical & Logical Reasoning.

Reference Books: Candidates can refer to books that are preferred by conducting authority.

SET Exam 2021 Syllabus
Topics Contents
English Reading Comprehension
Synonyms and Antonyms
Verbal Ability
Para Jumbles
Quantitative Aptitude Algebra
Number System
Geometry and Measurement
Permutation and Combination
General Awareness Business and Corporate
Current Affairs
Awards and Entertainment
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Coding
True or False, Probably True or False Statements
Pattern Identification

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SET Exam 2021 Reference Books

In general, all three SET Exams, i.e., SITEEE, SLAT, and SET-B, have some common sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. Candidates must score well in each section of the exam to get a good score. Therefore candidates are advised to prepare well for every section of the exam, which is possible by taking the help of study material like study guides, mock tests, and reference books. There are many reference books available, but choosing appropriate books that cover all the necessary topics and have previous year question papers is essential. It is also important to look for the latest edition of the book as it will have problems and mock papers according to the recent developments.

Important Reference Books for SET Exam 2021

Given below is the list of SET Exam 2021 Reference Books which are helpful for SET 2021 Exam preparation.

SET 2021 Reference Books
Name of the Book Author/Publisher
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination R.S.Aggarwal
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning Dr.R. S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma/Arihant Publications
Objective General English  SP Bakshi/Arihant Publications
Legal Aptitude RK Gupta

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SET Exam 2021 Sample Papers

The SET Exam sample papers are among the most helpful sources for preparing for the SET 2021 exam. The candidates must also keep a check on their progress. The only way to do that is to take mock tests daily or weekly and practicing sample question papers.

Visit the following to take a mock test or a sample paper -

SET Exam 2021 Results

The SET 2021 Results for all three exams were announced after the exam was conducted. The SITEEE 2021 Exam result was announced on the official website, and results of the SLAT 2021 Exam and SET 2021 Exam have been announced on Jul 27, 2021. The scorecards of all these exams are available on the official website of Symbiosis International University (

The merit list was prepared in order of marks scored by candidates. The official conducting authority will declare both the merit list and results.

Result Date: SET 2021 Results was declared on the official website for all category candidates based on qualified marks.

Credentials: Candidates can check their results on the official website in the 'Symbiosis SET 2021 Results' link using their User ID and Password. Save the scorecard and print it out for future references.

Cut-off: SET 2021 Cut-off is a minimum score that will be required to qualify for PI-WAT.

Steps to Check SET Exam 2021 Result

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of the SET 2021 Exam.
  • Step 2: On the website's home page, there will be three options for SITEEE, SLAT and SET-B. Candidates can click on the option for their exam.
  • Step 3:  A screen for login will be shown to the candidate where they will have to use SET ID and password to log in to the account.
  • Step 4: Once the details have been filled in, click on the "Login" button.
  • Step 5: Now, candidates will be able to see the result of the respective SET Exam.
  • Step 6:  Candidates can view and download this SET Exam 2021 Result for further rounds of admission.

Read More: SET Results 2021

SET Exam 2021 Cut Off

Along with the SET Exam 2021 Result declaration, authorities will also publish a cut-off for the exam. The SET Exam 2021 Cut Off is decided by the Symbiosis authorities, and it will be dependent on many different factors. These factors may be several students appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, total seats available because of which cut-off marks will be different every year. The cut-off will vary for each category as well as the educational stream. Authorities will announce cut-offs for each of the SET entrances. Candidates will be able to check the SET Exam 2021 Cut Off on the official website.

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SET Exam 2021 Counselling

Symbiosis International University conducts the SET 2021 Exam as an admission test for the courses offered at the university. Four entrance tests are conducted under the SET 2021 Exam for law, engineering, design, management, etc. Once the SET 2021 Result is declared, the SET 2021 Counselling will begin admitting students into these programs. The date for SET 2021 Counselling is not yet announced, but the university will release the schedule soon on the official website.

The candidates will have to go through further rounds of counselling which consist of personal interviews and WAT. In PI, i.e., Personal Interview, the candidate may be asked about their academic background, fields of interest, extracurricular activities. They may even test candidates for General knowledge. In the WAT, the Written Ability Test, candidates will have to write an essay on any given topic. In some cases, candidates will be asked to write Picture Association Test, i.e., PAT. In addition to these two rounds, there will be document verification. For students applying to media and mass communication studies, there will be a studio test and all the rounds mentioned before. All candidates must take the Personal interview and the Written Ability Test for the SET 2021 counselling process.

Documents Required for SET 2021 Counselling Process

Candidates should carry necessary documents which are listed by the university at the time of counselling. Documents which should be brought without fail at the time of counselling are listed as below:

  • Class X marks sheet and qualifying certificate
  • Class XII marks sheet and qualifying certificate
  • Symbiosis SET 2021 Admit Card
  • JEE Main Score Card
  • Migration and School Leaving Certificate
  • Caste certificate if necessary.

Read More: SET Counselling 2021

SET Exam Contact Details

In case of any discrepancies at any stage of the exam process, you should contact conducting authorities as soon as possible. The following table consists of the contact details of SET exam authorities.

Symbiosis University Contact
Address Symbiosis Test Secretariat Symbiosis International University, Gram- Lavale, Taluk- Mulshi, District: Pune - 412115, Maharashtra
Email [email protected]
Phone 020-67298050, 020-281162267



How many times does Symbiosis Exam is conducted in a year?

It is conducted once a year by Symbiosis International University as an entrance test for different programs offered at the Symbiosis International University. Candidates who get qualified in the SET Exam will be offered seats in these programs after the SET Counselling.

Can I register for SET Exam in offline mode?

No. Application Form for SET Exam will be available for filling in online mode only.

Why SET Exam is required?

SET Exam is an entrance test which is taken by the Symbiosis University for candidates to get admission into various courses of Symbiosis International University and its other affiliated institutes.

Is there any correction facility provided in SET Exam Application Form 2021?

Candidates are informed to fill the application form carefully because there will be no correction facility provided by the authority under any circumstance.

Is there any application fee concession for reserved category students?

No, there is no concession in the SET Application for the reserved category students but there will be reservations for the seats at the time of admission. The number of seats for each reserved category is different.

I have completed my schooling from NIOS. Can I fill application form?

Yes. You are eligible to apply for the SET exam.

I want to get admission in B.Tech and I have a JEE Main scorecard. So still, I have to give SET 2021 entrance test?

No. If you have valid JEE Main score then, you need not appear SET Exam. The JEE Mains score will be considered for admission.

Does my application form fee be refunded if I were to be absent for SET Exam?

No, application fee once paid by candidate is non-refundable. Any request in this regard will not be entertained.

In how many cities are the exam centers for the SET Exam?

The SET Exam is conducted by Symbiosis International University in 80 cities across India. The candidate has the right to choose up to 3 exam centers according to their preference for the SET Exam at the time of the SET Exam Application.

Is it possible to add another session once the SET 2021 Application form is submitted?

No, it is not possible to add another session in the SET Application once it has been submitted. If the candidate wishes to do so, he/she will have to register again for the SET 2021 Exam.

I have scored 45% in class 12, can I apply for the SET Exam?

In this case, whether the candidate can apply for the SET Exam or not depends on which category he/she belongs to. The SET Eligibility Criteria for applying to the SET Exam is 50% in class 12 for General category students and for the candidates belonging to reserved category the SET Eligibility Criteria is 45% in class 12. Hence, if the candidate belonging to the reserved category having a score of 45% or above can apply for the SET Exam, and if the candidate is from the general category he/she must score at least 50%. Candidates should check the SET Eligibility Criteria before applying.


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