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SET 2017 Exam Pattern

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2017 is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admission in its various UG programmes. The SET 2017 exam pattern states that there will be five different papers conducted under SET 2017. These papers are – General, Law, Engineering, Health Sciences and Design. Candidates can choose the paper according to the course they want to pursue.

In the morning session, Law and Design papers will be conducted. And, in the afternoon session, General, Engineering and Health Sciences will be conducted. Candidate can opt for two papers but they must be in different sessions.

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SET 2017 Exam Pattern

SET 2017 Exam will be held in online mode. There is no negative marking. Therefore, candidates can attempt all the questions. The SET 2017 exam pattern details are mentioned below:

Mode of testOnline
Format of testObjective
Duration of test2 hours 30 minutes
Timings of SessionsForenoon – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Afternoon – 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Marking SchemeNo negative marking

The number of sections in each question paper and the subjects tested vary depending on the type of paper. The total number of questions and total marks is also different. The details are as discussed below.

Paper nameSectionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
LawLogical Reasoning150 (30 in each section)150
Legal Reasoning
General Knowledge
Reading Comprehension
Analytical Reasoning
DesignDesign Aptitude150150
GeneralGeneral English40 40 40 30150
General Awareness
Analytical and Logical
EngineeringPhysics25 25 5050 50 100
Health SciencesPhysics25 25 5050 50 100

SET 2017 Syllabus

The official syllabus for SET has not been defined. But, there are some general topics that candidates must focus their preparation on. The rough syllabus for Symbiosis Entrance Test is given below.

  1. English
  • Reading Comprehension passages
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Para jumbles
  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  • Algebra
  • Number System
  • Geometry and Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  1. General Awareness
  • Business and Corporates
  • Economics
  • Health
  • Sports
  • Law
  • Current Affairs
  • Awards and Entertainment
  1. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Coding
  • Definitely True or False, Probably True or False statements
  • Pattern Identification

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Preparation Tips for SET 2017

Preparation for any entrance exam is a long process. Candidates need to be able to maintain their energy levels and keep themselves motivated in order to prepare well for SET 2017.

Here are some tips that can help you with your SET 2017 Preparation:

  1. Identify your strong and weak points.
  2. Work on perfecting your strong areas.
  3. Learn which weak areas to avoid answering in the exam.
  4. Don’t undertake any new topics in the days leading up to the exam.
  5. Appear for a lot of mock tests.
  6. Keep a positive frame of mind.
  7. Get enough sleep and eat well.
  8. Take breaks while preparing to ensure freshness.
  9. Practice yoga or exercise to maintain focus and energy.

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SET 2017 Preparation Books

The correct books can help boost your preparation greatly. It is important to choose the right resources while studying for an exam. Here is a list of some books that can be referred during preparation for SET 2017:

  • NCERT books of relevant subject for Class 9th and 12th
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Mental Aptitude by Subhkamna Publications
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma

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SET 2017 Sample Papers

The best way to practice for any exam is to go through previous year question papers for the same. After a candidate has solved the past year papers, he must practice more by solving sample papers and practice sheets.

The sample papers for competitive exams are prepared keeping in mind the type of questions that are asked in the particular exam. Many of the sample paper questions are directly modelled after previous year questions.

Thus, it will be highly beneficial for the candidate to pay attention to solving SET 2017 sample papers. These are available on many websites and can be easily downloaded. A better alternative is to practice mock tests online. Mock tests have fixed time limits that help you get trained for attempting the question paper in a given time period.

Most websites offer an in-depth analysis and score of your mock test. This helps you figure out which areas you need to work on and which are your strong suit. Websites may even provide an overall rank to help you understand your comparative performance.

So, sample papers and mock tests are crucial parts of the SET 2017 preparation process. A candidate cannot deem himself fully prepared unless he has some experience appearing for mock tests.

Studying just the theory of any subject is not enough. You need to practice a variety of questions based on that theory so you can grasp it from every perspective. This is where SET 2017 sample papers can help you greatly and boost your confidence in your preparation levels.

SET Sample Paper English Comprehension

SET Sample Paper Quantitative Aptitude




1 Comment
souvik pati

Does symbiosis law school give 3 years law course(l.l.b) to undergraduate students?

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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