SET BBA 2020 Syllabus: List of Important Topics

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: July 10, 2020

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 2020.

SET BBA Syllabus

SET or Symbiosis Entrance Test is a common entrance examination organised by Symbiosis International University. The exam is conducted for admission to many undergraduate programs such as BCA, BBA, BA Mass Communication, BA/ BSC Liberal Arts, BSc Eco/Eco (H) and BSc Culinary Arts. Those are interested in knowing more about BBA and BBA admissions, can check the syllabus of SET entrance exam before starting the preparation for SET BBA. It is also advisable to refer to how to prepare section of the SET exam to know about some of the preparation strategies which will come in handy while preparing for the exam.

What's New in SET BBA 2020?

Before getting into the SET BBA syllabus and important topics, let's take a quick glance at what is new in SET BBA 2020.

  • This year SET BBA will be conducted using AI technology and human intelligence.
  • The maximum time allotted has been reduced to 2 hours from 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • The total number of questions has also reduced.

SET BBA 2020 Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the SET BBA 2020 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


Total Marks


Duration of exam

120 minutes

Number of sections


Minimum Eligibility

12th Pass with a minimum of 50%

SET Eligibility Criteria

SET BBA Important Dates 2020

The table has all the important dates for the SET B exam 2020.



Infrastructure Readiness Check for SET B 2020

July 9-17, 2020

Slot Booking for SET B 2020

July 14-17, 2020

Exam Day Run Check (DRC)

July 21-24, 2020

SET (B) exam

July 26-29, 2020

Result Announcement

August 7, 2020

Important Topics of SET BBA 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.

Also Read: IPU CET 2020 BBA Syllabus: List of Important Topics

SET BBA Syllabus 2020 for Quantitative Aptitude

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:

PercentageProfit & Loss
DiscountTime & Work
AlgebraTime, Speed & Distance
Permutation & CombinationProbability
HCF and LCMNumber System
Compound InterestTrigonometry
Number System

SET BBA Syllabus 2020 for General English

General English section of the SET exam for 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 general English section are:

Grammar – Prepositions and ArticlesWord Formation
AntonymsIdentification of Common Errors
Fill in The BlanksContextual Vocabulary
Error SpottingVerbal Reasoning
Using the Same Word with Different MeaningOne-word Substitution
AnalogiesSentence Construction

SET BBA Syllabus 2020 for General Awareness

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 FoundersScience
Books and AuthorsAwards
Current AffairsSports
Quotations from Important PersonalitiesBusiness
HistoryMajor Events in Corporate
Company PunchlinesTop Officials of Big Companies

SET BBA Syllabus 2020 for Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Analytical and logical reasoning section of the SET exam 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 SeriesVenn Diagrams
CubesSeating Arrangements
Blood RelationsLogical Matching
Logical SequencesLogical Deduction
Logical ConnectivesBinary Logic
AssumptionsCause and Effective
Statement and Conclusion

Books for SET BBA 2020

Candidates can refer to some books to understand more about the Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, General English and Analytical and Logical Reasoning sectjons. 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 2020 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 2020 exam 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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