Symbiosis Entrance Test 2024 Syllabus

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)’s SET 2023 just got over. Based on the syllabus and the test paper given by the university for the academic year 2023, find below all the necessary information you may require for preparing for SET 2024. This article talks about the exam structure, test pattern, syllabus, section-wise topics, and more.

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SET 2024 Tentative Test Pattern

According to the SET examination format, there will be a total of 60 questions in the question paper, and the allotted time duration will be 60 minutes. The question paper for SET will be categorized into four sections: General Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, and General English. All questions asked will be of MCQ type. Below is a table showcasing the marks breakup for each section

Name of Section

Marks Allotted

General Awareness


Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Techniques


General English




Candidates should also note that there will be no negative marking.

SET 2024 Syllabus

The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is an online test that covers the questions on major topics of class XII. Except for General Awareness and Reasoning, the candidates can prepare for the SET exam with their class XII books. There is no negative marking on the test. Preparation for SET 2024 should be based on the following important topics mentioned in the Symbiosis SET syllabus 2023.


Books to use

General English

Reading Comprehension



Idioms and Phrases

Fill in the Blanks

Para Completion

Antonym, Synonym, Confusing Words

General English

High School English Composition by Wren & Martin

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Nishit K Sinha

English newspapers for Editorial and short articles

‘Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Solve the Verbal Ability questions, especially on Para summary, and Jumbled Paragraphs.

Quantitative Techniques

Number System


Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Profit, Loss, and Distance


Time and Work

Ratio, Proportion, and Variation

Time, Speed, and Distance

Sequence and Series


Permutations and Combinations





Coordinate Geometry

Matrices and Determinants

Quantitative Techniques

‘The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams’ book.

Class X CBSE-prescribed books on Mathematics

How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT book by Arun Sharma, MGH Education publication

‘Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT’ by Nishit K.Sinha, Published by Pearson

Quant study modules by TIME, CL, IMS

General Awareness

Current national Affairs

Current International Affairs

Static GK questions like Currencies, capitals, Geography, Books & Authors, based questions

Appointments, Agreements, questions based on the constitution

Questions based on Economics, finance

General Awareness

Newspapers like The Hindu, ToI, and Economic Times

Current Manorama Year Book

Mock tests, sample GK questions provided by top coaching centers.

Previous SET exam papers

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Sequencing and Arrangement

Team Selection

Fact Inference Judgment

Passage Conclusion


Statement Argument

Assertions reasons

Family tree


Series, cause & effect, calendar, distribution

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, McGraw Hill publication.

‘Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT’ -Nishit K Sinha, Pearson publication

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, those who belong to reserved categories (SC/ST/PwD) will get a 5 percent relaxation of the total criteria. They will be required to have scored 45% aggregate in Class XII.

Yes, you will be required to apply for each course separately. This means you must fill out two separate SET application forms and pay the application fee separately.

The SET 2023 question paper has four sections, i.e, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.

The SET exam is a national-level entrance exam that is conducted only once a year. This year the exam conducted on May 06 & May 14, 2023