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SET BBA 2021 Syllabus - Section-Wise Syllabus, Important Topics, Best Books & Pattern

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: June 23, 2021 | SET

SET is conducted every year for admission to many undergraduate programs such as BBA. Candidates who are appearing for the examination can refer to this article to know all about the syllabus and important topics for SET BBA 2021.

SET BBA Syllabus

SET or Symbiosis Entrance Test is a common entrance examination organised by Symbiosis International University. SET BBA 2021 is about to be conducted from July 10 - 13, 2201.

Admission to many undergraduate programs such as BCA, BBA, BA Mass Communication, BA/ BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Eco/Eco (H) and BSc Culinary Arts will be conducted through SET BBA 2021.

Those who are interested in knowing more about BBA and BBA admissions can check the syllabus of SET 2021 before starting the preparation for SET BBA. It is also advisable to refer to How to Prepare for SET 2021 to know about some of the preparation strategies which will come in handy while preparing for the exam.

Changes Introduced in SET

Before getting into the SET BBA syllabus and important topics, let's take a quick glance at what changes were introduced in SET 2021 last year.

  • SET BBA 2021 will be conducted in the Online Home Proctored Test mode.

  • The SET BBA 2021 exam duration has been reduced to 90 minutes.

  • The total number of questions have also been reduced to 60.

All of the details about the test can be checked in the article given below.

SET BBA 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Colleges

SET BBA 2021 Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the SET BBA 2021 entrance exam are listed below

Name of the examination

Symbiosis Entrance Test for Bachelor of Business Administration

Short Name


Conducting body

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Total number of questions

60 + WAT

Total Marks


Duration of exam

90 minutes

Number of sections


Minimum Eligibility

12th Pass with a minimum of 50%

SET Eligibility Criteria

SET BBA  2021 Important Dates

The table has all the important dates for the SET BBA 2021.



SET 2021 Registration Starts

February 18, 2021

Last Date to Apply for SET 2021

June 4, 2021
June 28, 2021

SET BBA 2021 Exam Date

June 27, 2021
July 10 - 13, 2021

SET BBA 2021 Exam Pattern

Before diving further into the SET BBA 2021 Syllabus, it is important to understand the pattern in which the exam is conducted.


No. of Questions




60 minutes

Analytical & Logical Reasoning


General English


General Awareness



Yes30 minutes


6090 minutes

Also Read: IPU CET 2021 BBA Syllabus: List of Important Topics

SET BBA 2021 Syllabus

The question paper of the SET exam for BBA is divided into four important sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, General English and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. Each section will contain different topics.

SET BBA Syllabus 2021 for Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section of the exam will have mathematical questions. Candidates should practise the maximum number of mathematical questions from 9th to 12th level to score well in this section. This section will include questions from topics such as:


Profit & Loss


Time & Work


Time, Speed & Distance

Permutation & Combination



Number System

Compound Interest


Number System

SET BBA Syllabus 2021 for General English

The General English section of SET BBA will contain questions related to vocabulary and sentence correction. The main aim of this section is to test the writing and grammar skills of the students. Some of the important topics from the General English section are:

Grammar – Prepositions and Articles

Word Formation


Identification of Common Errors

Fill in The Blanks

Contextual Vocabulary

Error Spotting

Verbal Reasoning

Using the Same Word with Different Meaning

One-word Substitution


Sentence Construction


SET BBA Syllabus 2021 for General Awareness

The General Awareness section of the exam will have questions from general topics such as literature, awards, history and sports. Candidates should go through all the major happenings in the past year to score well in this section. Some of the important topics from this section are listed below.

Companies and Their Founders


Books and Authors


Current Affairs


Quotations from Important Personalities



Major Events in Corporate

Company Punchlines

Top Officials of Big Companies

SET BBA Syllabus 2021 for Analytical and Logical Reasoning

The Analytical and Logical Reasoning section of SET BBA 2021 will comprise questions from assumptions, seating arrangements and graphs. This section will have tricky questions to test the time management and problem-solving skills of the candidates. Some major topics included in this section are:



Number and Letter Series

Venn Diagrams


Seating Arrangements

Blood Relations

Logical Matching

Logical Sequences

Logical Deduction

Logical Connectives

Binary Logic


Cause and Effective

Statement and Conclusion

Best Books for SET BBA 2021 Preparation

Candidates can refer to some books to understand more about the Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, General English and Analytical and Logical Reasoning sections. Some of the recommendations are as follows:



Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha

  • NCERT Mathematics Book for 9th and 12th class

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha

General English

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

  • High School English Grammar and Composition Key by Wren and Martin

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Logical Reasoning

  • A modern approach to Logical Reasoning-R.S. Aggarwal

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning for CAT & Other Management Exams by Peeyush Bharadwaj

General Knowledge

  • General Knowledge 2021 by Arihant

  • General Studies by Disha

  • General Knowledge Manual by Pearson

  • General Knowledge by Lucent

  • General Knowledge by Prabhat Prakashan

Also Read: Syllabus of BBA Entrance Exam: Important Topics and Subjects

Candidates can also refer to the previous years' question paper and exam pattern of SET 2021 to know details about the exam structure. The exam pattern of the exam will also help the candidate in understanding the marking scheme.

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