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SET (BBA) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • SET is an aptitude test and objective in nature for all the papers. 
  • Papers: SET (Gen) is conducted in two sessions for FIVE question papers.
  • A candidate may apply to take one paper from each session.
  • Institutes: The constituent institutes use scores of the following for admission.
  • Each question has four options as answers. 
  • All sections are mandatory.
Sr. no. Section Number of Questions Total Marks
1 General English 40 40
2 Quantitative 40 40
3 General Awareness 40 40
4 Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 30
  Total 150 150

Total Duration:- 150 Minutes

Total Marks:- 150

Total Question:-150

Marking Syatem:- There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

 

How to prepare

EXAM SYLLABUS

Communication Ability in English, Aptitude and Reasoning, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness-

Current affairs

         Business

         World Records

         Top officials of big companies

         Famous awards and Prizes

         Books and Authors

         Punch line of companies

         History

         International Organization

         Important Quotations

         Social issues

         Geography

         Sports

         Finance

         Major Corporate news

         Automobiles

         Entertainment

         Politics

         Science

 

English Language- Verbal ability is an important part of every MBA exam. Here are the core topics for verbal section are:

         Reading Comprehension       

         Fill In the Blanks

         Contextual usage of words

         Analogies

         Different usage of same word

         Synonym & Antonyms

         Sentence completion

         Jumbled paragraphs

         Foreign language words used in English

         Sentence correction

         Spot the error

         Idioms

         One word substitution


 

 Quantitative Aptitude-

 Geometry, (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.)

         Ratios and Proportion

         Number system

         Work and time

         Time Distance & Speed

         HCF & LCM

         Algebra

         Profit & Loss

         In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

         Geometric Progression

         Percentages

         Averages

         Partnership

        Time-Speed-Distance

        Data Interpretation      

  

Reasoning- Prepare the following subjects :

Family tree

Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments

Multi-dimensional arrangements

Course of Action

Puzzles

Visual reasoning

Arrangement

Series

Numeric grid

Pie Chart

Blood Relations

Critical Reasoning

Calendars

Coding & Decoding

Syllogisms

Statement Conclusions

Column graphs

Graphs representing Area

 

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on CAT quant syllabus. Here are some core topics that you can expect:

Candidates can safely ignore Trigonometry & Statistics. This topic has a maximum of one to two questions, which are generally easy. Questions related to Data Sufficiency has not been observed so far.

Logical reasoning is comparatively easier than Quant and Data Interpretation in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in the exam 2016. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

While revising GENERAL AWARENESS, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on static topics.

Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of the exam get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed the exam. Some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive. 

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.

Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.

Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

Who is who

What is what

Science scan

Human body

Computers

Landmarks of history

The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information.

Finally, practicing past years' question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.