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SET Exam Pattern 2023 – Check Type of Questions, Marking

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 10 Apr, 2023 15:59

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SET 2023 Exam Pattern

SET 2023 exam pattern will likely be similar to the last year. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) administers the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) online for enrollment in its undergraduate courses at its Pune and Noida campuses. There are 760 seats available in two divisions at the Symbiosis College of Management Studies.

A candidate searches for the exam pattern of any admissions test before taking it; in a similar manner, being acquainted with the SET 2023 exam pattern is vital for a candidate because it informs him of the questions that he must answer for every one of the 4 segments. The SET 2023 exam will include questions from the sections Analytical and Reasoning Ability, General Knowledge, Quantitative Skills, and General English.

The exam pattern of SET 2023 includes all the relevant information regarding the total number of questions, marking scheme, duration of the entrance exam, and other related information. All in all, candidates must go through the highlights and exam pattern of all three entrance tests under SET 2023 given below to have a detailed knowledge of the exam.

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SET 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights

Tabulated below are the most significant aspects of the SET Exam Pattern that must be focused on:



Exam mode


Test duration

60 minutes 



Type of questions

Objective-type questions

Marks per question

1 mark for SLAT and SET General and 2 marks for SITEEE

Negative marking

There is no negative marking for wrong answers

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SET 2023 Exam Pattern

The SET 2023 exam will be divided into 4 parts. The sectional marks allocation of the written examination is shown in the table below.




General English






General Awareness



Analytical and Logical Reasoning






SET 2023 Exam Pattern: Type of Questions and Topics

It is critical to understand the types of questions asked in each of the four sections; therefore, take a closer look at them to gain a better understanding of the SET BBA qualifying examination.

  • General English Section

The set of problems in the SET General English category is from the Comprehension and Reading ability Section, totaling 16 questions. Questionnaires from the grammatical structures and related sections are also included.

  • General English Section

The set of problems in the SET General English category is from the Comprehension and Reading ability Section, totaling 16 questions. Questionnaires from the grammatical structures and related sections are also included.

  • General Awareness Section

The 16 questions being asked in the SET general knowledge section cover topics such as current events, historical background, geographical features, public administration, national and international politics, publications and authors, significant global events, and many more.

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning Section

The questions in the SET quantitative and reasoning category cover topics like Fact Interpretation Judgment, Verse Conclusion, Sequence analysis and Arrangement, Team Management, Analogy, and Assertion Reasoning, among others. The SET candidate must be especially focused on this section because the level of difficulty of the SET analytical and reasoning section ranges from moderate to challenging. This SET section contains 12 questions.

Key Points for the SET 2023 Exam Pattern

Refer to some important points given below regarding the SET Exam Pattern 2023:

  • SET is divided into 4 parts.
  • For the SET admissions test, there are 60 multiple-choice questions.
  • Each question has four responses, one of which must be highlighted.
  • Each right answer is worth one point.
  • The SET contains no negative marking.
  • The SET has a total of 60 points, followed by a Written Ability Test (WAT).
  • There will be no additional time allowed for entry to the SET examination hall. Students must arrive on time.
  • Students must attempt all 4 parts.
  • Students taking the SET test can alter parts and attempt any section within the time limit.

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Related Questions

Is there an individual section-wise cutoff for SET B general for SCMS Pune BBA? I scored 47 (English - 11, Maths -12, GK - 17, Logical reasoning - 7) But when I logged in to book PI slot, it's showing not selected.

-Harshita VyasUpdated on June 02, 2023 03:55 PM
  • 2 Answers
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

47 is a low score in the SET 2020 exam and not enough to shortlist you to the PI stage for Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune.

You can check the SET 2020 Cut Off to get an idea of the marks required for selection. 2019 cut off for SET went as high as 87 for the General category candidates.

Please also note that sectional cut off is also released by the respective colleges for admission to their BBA courses. Here is a list of BBA colleges in Pune that you can consider for admissions. You …


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-umesh ramgurwadiUpdated on November 24, 2020 12:38 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, according to the official website of Symbiosis School of Economics Pune, the eligibility criteria to apply for B.Sc Economics admission are as follows -

  • Applicants must be at least class XIIth qualified from any recognised Board and from any stream with a minimum overall aggregate score of 50% 

  • SC/ST category applicants must have at least secured 45% overall aggregate in their respective qualifying examinations to be eligible to apply for admission

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  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

To take admission in the Symbiosis Law School, Noida, you must have passed intermediate or its equivalent from a recognised board of education. Candidates must have acquired a minimum aggregate of 45% marks or its equivalent grade in the qualifying exam. 5% relaxation is provided to the SC/ST candidates.

Students are shortlisted for admission at the college based on the institute level law entrance exam named as SLAT. Some colleges that provide direct LLB admission based on class 12th marks can also be checked here.

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