How to Prepare for SET 2020

Subhashri Roy Updated On: 10 Jan, 2020 12:22 IST

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How to Prepare for SET 2020

A good preparation plan plays a significant role when it comes to cracking entrance exams like the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET). Conducted in online mode, SET has been bifurcated as per streams and have been renamed as: SET/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE. The examination will be conducted in different slots in the month of May.

For all those who are seeking admission in undergraduate courses at different institutes of Symbiosis International University (SIU), the following pointers can be really helpful to achieve good marks and qualify in the examination.

Know Your Syllabus: 

When you sit down to study, you should know exactly what you have to study. Without knowing your syllabus thoroughly, you will not be able to make a timetable or plan your preparation. 

Study the Exam Pattern: 

While preparing for the exam, you must also become familiar with the exam pattern by taking sample papers and mock tests. Doing so will improve your chances of performing well in the examination.

Time Management:

One of the most important lessons you learn while preparing for competitive exams is how to manage your time. Students often waste a lot of time thinking about questions in the paper instead of actually solving them. 

Make Short Notes:

Instead of going through all the topics in detail at the time of revision, the smart thing to do is to make short notes during your preparation and ensure that you use them for revision 

Know Your Strengths & Weaknesses:

Another important part of your preparation is to identify your strong and weak areas. This way, you will be able to build on your strengths and work harder on improving your weak points.


When it comes to examinations, practice is all that you need to brighten your chances of scoring well in the exam. If you practice well for the exam, your speed will improve and you will be more confident on the D-day.

Best Books for SET Preparation 2020

  • NCERT of 9th to 12th standard
  • Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning’ by Arun Sharma
  • Mental Aptitude by Subhkamna Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agarwal

SET Mock Tests 2020

If you are planning to take SET this year, then you should practice mock tests on a regular basis. For practice, there are various sources online that offer free mock tests for SET. By practising mock test of SET 2020, you will be able to polish your problem solving and time management skills. Additionally, with more and more practice, you will be able to improve your speed of solving the questions, which will help you on the day of the actual entrance exam.

Important Instructions

  • All the instructions being announced in the examination hall must be followed carefully.
  • For the morning session (Law and Design Test), candidates must reach the test centre latest before time.
  • No extra time will be given to candidates who report late at the test centre.
  • Essentials candidates should bring to the test centre:
    • The SET admit card: Candidates will not be allowed to take the test without an admit card.
    • Photo identity: Candidates need to bring any one of the following:
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • College/Institute identity card
    • Credit card with photograph
    • Voters ID card
    • AADHAR Card (UID Card)
    • Blue/Black ballpoint pen
  • Cell phones, calculators, watch calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with built-in calculators/ memory and any other electronic gadgets will not be allowed in the examination hall.
  • Candidates have to occupy the seat allotted to them by verifying their seat number written on the desk.
  • Invigilator or Symbiosis Test Secretariat representative will stamp and authenticate test takers' admit cards.
  • As soon as aspirants receive the test booklet, they should check it immediately to ensure that all the pages are in order. If not, they must bring it to the notice of the invigilator, who will arrange for replacement of test booklet if required.
  • Candidates are not allowed to leave the hall until the test is over. They will be allowed to leave the hall only after the Answer Sheets and Test Booklets have been collected.
  • Candidates found using any unfair means will forfeit their chance of being considered for admission and will be debarred from receiving SET scores.

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