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SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 23 Oct, 2020 20:57

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SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The SET A/SET B/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE 2021 eligibility criteria include the eligibility norms that aspiring candidates must fulfil in order to sit for the entrance test. It is necessary to fulfil the eligibility conditions to be considered eligible for admissions. As part of SET A/SET B/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates will have to fulfil requirements such as age, qualifying exam and the marks scored by candidates, subject combination in qualifying marks, etc. 

Candidates must go through the following eligibility criteria for different undergraduate courses offered by SIU affiliated colleges:



  • Passed class 12 exam with Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects. Candidates should have had any one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical vocational subject.
  • Should have obtained at least 45% marks (in case of General category) or 40% (in case of SC/ST category) in the subjects mentioned above.
  • Passed 10+2 or diploma in engineering/technology.
  • Should have scored a minimum of 50% marks (in case of General category) or 45% marks (in case of SC/ST category).
  • Passed 12th class examination from a recognised board with minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates).
B.Sc (Liberal Arts)
  • Passed 10+2 in any stream with minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST).
  • NRI candidates taking the final Class 12th exam in India may also apply.
  • NRIs, Foreign  Nationals  (FN) and  Persons of  Indian  Origin  (PIO) must apply through the Symbiosis Center for International Education (SCIE).
  • Passed 12th in any branch with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates).
  • Candidates awaiting results of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply. Such candidates have to submit the passing certificate during the final admission process.
B.Sc. Economics (Hons.)
  • Passed Class 12th in any stream with minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST category).
  • Passed 10+2 in any branch or equivalent or 10+3 diploma with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Final year appearing students may also apply.

Know more about SITEEE/SEED/SLAT Eligibility:

SEED for B.Des Admission

SITEEE for B.Tech Admissions

SLAT for Law Admission


SET Eligibility for International Students

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has set aside 15% of the total seats for international students including Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card Holders, Foreign Nationals (FN), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) Card Holders and Non-Resident Indians (NRI).

For Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)

According to the notification released by the Government of India (GOI) on 9th January 2015, all the currently registered Persons of India Origin (PIO) shall be considered as Overseas Citizens of India cardholders.

For Foreign Nationals

An aspirant is eligible to apply as a Foreign National if he/she is registered as the citizen of any country besides India. He/she must hold a foreign passport. 

For Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)

Candidates who have an OCI card and is granted with Overseas Citizenship of India can be held eligible to apply for SET 2021 as an OCI.

For Non-Resident Indians (NRI)

Aspirants applying for SET 2021 as an NRI shall meet the eligibility criteria mentioned below:

  • Must have appeared for either 10th or 12th examination outside India.
  • Candidates who have appeared for 10th examination outside India must have appeared for the 12th examination in India.

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1. How to Register For SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE?

A candidate can register for one paper from the morning session; viz, Law or Design and one paper from the afternoon session; viz, General or Engineering or Health Sciences.

  • The candidate can register at www.set-test.org
  • This will generate his/her SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE ID.
  • Candidates need not register for SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE if they wish to offer scores of entrance tests other than SET such as JEE (Main). Such candidates may apply directly to the preferred institute. Note: This is also applicable for SSCA (Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts) wherein, the score of NCHMCT JEE is accepted.
  • A candidate must upload his/her latest scanned photograph (in the required format and size) at the time of online registration.
  • A candidate must upload his/her latest scanned photograph (in the required format and size) at the time of online registration.

2. How do I pay the fee to undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International Deemed University?

You may pay online/offline for admission to undergraduate courses of the University. The entrance test registration fee for SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE is Rs. 1750. The same is non-refundable and non-transferable.

3. I have completed the online application form. But I have not taken a print out. How can I get a print out now?

You can go to the apply online page again and enter your personal details and application number. You can then take a printout of the page. 

4. When will I get my Admit Card?

You will have to log on to the SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE official website with your registered User ID to view and print your Admit Card. 
Note: You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of the online application form. 

5. I have received the SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE​ ID & Password, what can I use it for?

You can use the SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE ID/email and password to modify personal details in the SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE application form and to view/print the admit card. If you apply to institutes, which take SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE scores, you should use your SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE ID.

6. My current address is valid only until March-end. Is it possible for me to update and make changes in the address in April?

Yes, you can modify any set of personal details after receiving your SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE ID /email and password.

7. What is the eligibility criteria for SET- General/SLAT/SEED/SITEEE Law?

The candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from any recognised Board with minimum 45% marks (40% for S.C./S.T. candidates). Students of XII grade are also eligible to apply, subject to the submission of passing certificate at the time of final admission.

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FAQs about SET Eligibility

What is the minimum aggregate that is required to apply for BBA through SET?

A minimum of 50% marks in the class 12th exam is required to pursue a BBA programme through SET. Reserved category candidates are given a relaxation of 5% and they can apply with 45% marks.

I have pursued class 12th but do not meet the minimum aggregate score. Can I still apply for SEED?

No, meeting the minimum aggregate score prescribed by the Symbiosis Institute is as important as qualifying the educational qualification making a candidate ineligible for the exam if he/she fails to satisfy any of the two.

I have qualified for a 3 years long diploma but have not completed class 12th. Can I apply for a B.Des programme through SEED?

If you have qualified a 3 years diploma, you can register yourself for the SEED exam.

Can an International Student register for SET?

Yes, International students can register themselves for the SET exam.

Are SLAT, SEED, SET and SIT EEE exams conducted on the same day?

SLAT, SEED, SET General and SIT EEE are SET exams for different courses which are conducted during separate days.

I have not received the result of class 12th, can I apply for SLAT exam?

If you are awaiting the result in the qualifying exam, you can still apply for SLAT, provided that you produce a passing certificate during the final admission process of SET.

Is any relaxation offered in the minimum aggregate score in SET to SC/ST candidates?

Yes, SC/ST candidates are provided with 5% relaxation in the eligibility criteria for the SET exam.

I have completed a diploma. Can I register for a BCA course through SET?

If you have completed a diploma in Engineering or Technology with a minimum of 50% marks for unreserved and 45% for reserved categories, you can register yourself for a BCA programme at the Symbiosis University.

Can I apply for a B.Tech course through SET if I have qualified class 12th in arts?

To apply for a B.Tech course through SET you must have qualified class 12th with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects. Candidates must also have Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Technical vocational subject. It is also crucial to secure 45% for General and 40% for reserved categories in the aforementioned subjects.

What is SET General by the Symbiosis University?

SET General is an entrance exam held by the Symbiosis University which a candidate must qualify to get admission in BBA, BCA, Hotel Management, Liberal Arts, Economics, Culinary Arts and Mass Communication.

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