Symbiosis Entrance Test [SET Exam]

SET EXAM 2018 Syllabus

Exam Date : 6th April 2018 To 6th April 2018
Result Date : 19th May 2018

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Syllabus for SET 2018:

The syllabus for Symbiosis Entrance Test depends on the course for which the student is aiming to enroll.

The dominant departments in the syllabus of Symbiosis University which hosts its own set of entrance examinations in various cities:


Health & Biomedical Sciences



Media & Communication



Social Sciences & Computer Studies

Points to remember:

  • Syllabus for the SET 2018 comprises a common section and a department selective.
  • Each of the departments in Symbiosis International University has their own testing areas and syllabus.

Free Mock Test Papers:

Download free Quantitative Aptitude mock test paper here for SET 2018 

Download free English Comprehension mock test paper here for SET 2018 

SET 2018 Common Section Syllabus:

The syllabus for the common section of the test comprises topics as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude: 

  • Pipes and cisterns
  • Averages
  • Binomial theorem
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Functions
  • Geometry
  • Inequalities
  • Linear equations
  • Logarithm
  • Mensuration
  • Mixtures and allegations
  • Number systems and number theory
  • Percentages
  • Permutation and combination
  • Probability
  • Profit and loss
  • Progressions - arithmetic, geometric and harmonic
  • Quadratic equations
  • Bicycle races
  • Clocks
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Set theory
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Speed, distance and time
  • Trigonometry
  • Blood relations

Data Interpretation:

  • Introduction to data interpretation
  • Bar graphs
  • Calculation techniques
  • Column graphs
  • Data sufficiency
  • Graphs representing the area
  • Line charts
  • Pie charts
  • Tables and capelets
  • Venn diagrams

Logical Reasoning:

  • Boolean logic
  • Critical reasoning and cubes to the family tree
  • Logic-based problems
  • Logical deductions
  • Logical links
  • Reasoning puzzles
  • Sequencing and arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Verbal reasoning based on binary logic
  • Cryptographic decoding on a basic level
  • Alphabets and numbers logic identification

Verbal Section 2018 Syllabus:

Reading Comprehension:

  • Facts and opinions
  • Global questions
  • Idea organization patterns
  • Identifying purpose and tone
  • Identifying central points
  • Identifying main ideas
  • Inferences
  • Inferential questions
  • Logical or cause and effect questions
  • Predicting and identifying supporting details
  • Recognizing and evaluating arguments
  • Specific detail questions
  • Understanding vocabulary

Verbal Ability:

  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Articles
  • Conjunctions
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Origin of words(Latin/Roman)
  • Phobias
  • Manias
  • Odd one out
  • Misplaced modifiers
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation
  • Roots and prefixes, suffixes
  • Sentence completion
  • Identifying errors in sentences
  • Synonyms 
  • Tenses

Download free English Comprehension mock test paper here for SET 2018 

SET 2018 Syllabus for Law:

Legal reasoning:

  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Law of Torts
  • Indian Contract Act
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Labor laws etc.
  • SET also tests the students on General Knowledge for which the syllabus is Politics.


  • Ancient, medieval, modern and world
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General science
  • Science and technology
  • Environment and ecology

Current Affairs (Most Important):

  • National and international news
  • Most recent and dominant news in the fields of sports, science, places, people, economics, book releases, prizes awarded and author recognitions.

SET 2018 Syllabus for Engineering:

  • Subjects which have been studied in 10th and 12th are tested on a basic level for securing an engineering seat in Symbiosis Institute of Technology.
  • The subjects which have to be given most importance are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

SET 2018 Syllabus for Media, Communication and Design:


  • Simple and complex 2D as well as 3D geometric shapes
  • Effective forms of their representations in any given plane and various forms of manipulations
  • Understanding basic relations of conversion from one plane to another.

Observational, Perceptual and Reasoning:

  • Object identification
  • Attention to details
  • Effective interpretation
  • Opinions, meanings and conclusions
  • Analysis and expression in a systematic manner
  • Relating to real life scenarios using 2D structures
  • Creative and problem-solving abilities for obtaining solutions

Science and Mathematics:

  • Application observation
  • Science and Mathematics (studied in 10th)
  • Connections

SET 2018 Syllabus for Art, Craft, Culture, Design and Environment:

  • Basics on a global level, people, tools, materials, techniques
  • Culture progression
  • Issues faced by people
  • Scarcity of environmental basics
  • National and international trends in life, influences and concerns
  • Actions taken by international organizations like UNESCO, UNICEF etc.
  • Contemporary trends worldwide

SET 2018 Syllabus for Health and Biomedical Sciences:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Note: The above subjects will be tested only until 10th and 12th standard level. 

SET 2018 Syllabus for Management:

  • Quantitative
  • Verbal. 

Discussion Forum View all 77 Questions

What is the prescribed syllabus for the SET 2017 exam?

Asked By: Sharvari Belliappa ,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

You can refer to the official website for the prescribed syllabus for the SET 2017 exam.

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What is the SET 2017 common section syllabus?

Asked By: Amit S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The syllabus for the common section of the SET test is as follows:

  • Data Interpretation - introduction to data interpretation, bar graphs, calculation techniques, column graphs, data sufficiency, graphs representing area, line charts, pie charts, tables and caselets and venn diagrams.

  • Quantitative Aptitude - pipes and cisterns, averages, binomial theorem, coordinate geometry, functions, geometry, inequalities, linear equations, logarithm, mensuration, mixtures and alligations, number systems and number theory, percentages, permutation and combination, probability, profit and loss, progressions - arithmetic, geometric and harmonic, quadratic equations, bicycle races, clocks, ratio and proportion, set theory, simple and compound interest, speed, distance and time, trigonometry and blood relations.

  • Logical Reasoning and its syllabus ranges from Boolean logic, critical reasoning and cubes to family tree, logic based problems, logical deductions, logical links, reasoning puzzles, sequencing and arrangement, syllogism, verbal reasoning based on binary logic, cryptographic decoding on a basic level, alphabets and numbers logic identification.
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QSyllabus for Law course

Hey, I am interested in doing law. Eager to know the syllabus of law course.

Asked By: durga aurora,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

SET 2017 Syllabus for Law:

  • Legal reasoning - Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, Law of Torts, Indian Contract Act, Family Law, Intellectual property rights, labor laws etc.
  • SET also tests the students on General Knowledge and the syllabus for GK is Politics.
  • History - ancient, medieval, modern and world, geography, economics, general science, science and technology, environment and ecology.
  • Current Affairs (most Important) - National and international news, most recent and dominant news in the fields of sports, science, places, people, economics, book releases, prizes awarded and author recognitions.
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