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SET Syllabus 2021

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

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  1. SET 2021 Syllabus

SET 2021 Syllabus

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a yearly entrance exam for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law, Engineering, Mass Communication, Management, Design, Liberal Arts, Culinary Arts, Computer Studies and Economics. 

Under SET 2021, there are four entrance exams viz. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET)/Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT)/SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SIT EEE)/Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED). The SET Syllabus for all the four entrance tests is different. However, it basically demands a thorough knowledge of the related subject along with an understanding of Logical and Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Legal Reasoning and General Knowledge. 

The weightage and number of questions under each of the topics have been elaborated in SET 2021 Exam Pattern. For candidates to qualify the test, they need to prepare for it in an organised manner for which they can go through the below-mentioned SET syllabus. 

SET Syllabus for SIT EEE (Engineering)


  • Dual Nature of Matter: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism: Moving Charges and Magnetism, Magnetism and Matter
  • Electrostatics: Electric Charges and Fields, Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance.
  • Current Electricity
  • Electromagnetic Waves: Electromagnetic Waves
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current: Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current
  • Optics: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics
  • Electronic Devices: Semiconductor Electronics
  • Communication Systems


  • Algebra: Matrices, Determinants
  • Calculus: Continuity and Differentiability, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of the Integrals, Differential Equations
  • Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry: Vectors, Three- dimensional Geometry
  • Probability
  • Linear Programming
  • Relations and Functions: Types of relations: reflexive, composite functions, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions, inverse of a function. Binary operations. Definition, domain, principal value branch, range. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions. Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions


  • Solutions: Types of solutions, Solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids
  • Electrochemistry: Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, variations of conductivity with concentration, specific and molar conductivity,
  • Solid State: Classification of solids based on different binding forces
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Chemical Kinetics: Rate of a reaction (Average and instantaneous), factors affecting rate of reaction: concentration, catalyst, temperature,
  • Surface Chemistry: Adsorption
  • d and f Block Elements: Lanthanoids, Actinoids
  • p – Block Elements: Group 15 Elements, Group 16 Elements, Group 17 Elements, Group 18 Elements
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes    
  • Coordination Compounds    
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamins, Nucleic Acids
  • Polymers: Classification – natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Chemistry in Everyday life: Chemicals in medicines, Chemicals in food, Cleansing agents

SET Syllabus for SLAT (Law)

Logical and Analytical Reasoning:

  • Arrangement – Circular/Seating
  • Syllogisms
  • Venn Diagram
  • Blood Relationship
  • Series
  • Assumption
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Cubes
  • Assumption

Reading Comprehension:

  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Contextual Vocabulary
  • Analogy
  • Grammar: Prepositions, Articles

Legal Reasoning:

  • Using basic linguistic technology in legal practice.
  • Identifying arguments in cases, reasoning about the legal sufficiency of admitted evidence, including policy-based reasoning and evidence-based reasoning
  • Policies and evidence, Extracting findings of fact from cases, and the supporting reasoning based on the rules, 

General Knowledge:

  • Sports 
  • Books and authors
  • Science
  • Companies and founders
  • Awards

For more details regarding SIT EEE/SLAT/SEED Syllabus 2021, click on the below-mentioned links:

SEED for B.Des Admission

SIT EEE for B.Tech Admissions

SLAT for Law Admission


SET Syllabus for General:


  • Probability
  • Algebra 
  • Discount
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Number System
  • Time & Work
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Profit & Loss

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

  • Series
  • Arrangement – Seating/Circular
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relationship
  • Assumption    
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Venn Diagram
  • Cubes
  • Syllogisms

General Awareness:

  • Books and authors
  • Sports
  • Companies and founders
  • Science    
  • Awards

General English:

  • Error Spotting
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Analogy    
  • Contextual Vocabulary    
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar – Prepositions, Articles

SET Syllabus for SEED (Design)

Art, Craft, Culture, Design and Environment: 

  • General awareness of Culture, Art, Craft, Design and Environment in Indian as well as in Global context – Various topics and sub-topics, issues & concerns, people, material, techniques, tools, period, influences and contemporary trends.

Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning abilities: 

  • Analyze your observations, express your point of view and present in a systematic and structured manner. Ability to read and see objects and information beyond obvious details, make comparisons, form opinions, make connections, draw meanings & conclusions. 


  • Understanding and visualization of simple and complex 2D & 3D geometric shapes, their manipulations and spatial relationships through representations in pictorial and geometric forms

Creative and Problem Solving abilities: 

  • Ability to identify a problem and attempt to provide solutions. Ability to visualize and relate images around us.

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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.

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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.

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