SET 2017 Notification and Dates | Symbiosis Entrance Test 2017

Symbiosis Entrance Test - 2017 [For Undergraduate Degree Programmes]

Symbiosis Entrance Test SET 2017 is a common written test for the admission processes of undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University [SIU] estd as Deemed to be University

Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a common written test conducted for admissions to various undergraduate programmes offered by Institutes of Symbiosis International University

Through SET 2017, the engineering aspirants can take admission into Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), which offer courses in Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering

SIT also offer admission to students through their JEE Main scores

It is a mandatory written test for the admission process for the undergraduate programmes of the following Symbiosis Institutes namely:
1. Symbiosis Law School-[SLS] - Pune
2. Symbiosis Law School-[SLS] - Noida
3. Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research-[SICSR]
4. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-[SCMS] - Pune
5. Symbiosis Center for Media & Communication-[SCMC]
6. Symbiosis School of Economics-[SSE]
7. Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies-[SCMS]-Noida
8. Symbiosis Institute of Design-[SID]
9. Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts- [SSLA]
10. Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Hyderabad
11. Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts - [SSCA]
Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) also admits students through JEE Main conducted at National level
However, the SET is not mandatory for:
1. Symbiosis institute of Technology (SIT)
2. Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
3. Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)
4. Symbiosis School of Photography (SSP)
5. Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA): [For International Baccalaureate (IB) students are exempt from SET]

Important Dates for SET 2017

Online Registration Closes: 13th April 2017 (Thursday)
Payment Closes on: 17th April 2017 (Monday)
Date of SET-2017 Exam: 06th May 2017 (Saturday)
Symbiosis Entrance Test Time
Law/Design: 09.30 am to 12.00 noon; Engineering/General/Health Sciences: 02.30 pm to 05.00 pm
SET Result: 19th May 2017 (Friday)

Programmes Offered

5 Year Integrated Programmes: B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.) & B.B.A., L.L.B. (Hons)

Other Programs Offered - LLB [3-Year Programme]:This  Programme is available to students who have a graduate degree in any discipline

Post-Graduate Programmes in Law: One-Year LLM Programme with an interdisciplinary approach and strong research orientation is offered with 7 specializations

Diploma: 7 Part-time one year Diploma Programmes and 1 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme are offered as value-addition. Students pursue these programmes alongside their Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programmes

Certificate Programmes: There are 19 Certificate Programmes, which include the muchacclaimed Certificate Programme in European Legal Studies and the Certificate Programme in Securities Laws among others

SET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from any recognized Board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST Candidates)
Students who have appeared for their Standard XII final examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, subject to submission of passing certificate at the time of the final admission

Age Limit
Maximum age limit for five-year course is 20 years for general category and 22 years for SC/ST and Other Backward Communities

The total intake is 300 seats [Inclusive of 180 seats of B.B.A, LL.B (Hons) and 120 seats of B.A, LL.B (Hons.)

B.A., / B.B.A. L.L.B (Hons.):
Separate Merit Lists for B.B.A, LL.B (Hons.) and BA, LLB (Hons.) Programme will be prepared and published. At the time of SET registration, it shall be mandatory for the candidates to clearly indicate the programme to which they wish to apply

SET Admission Procedure

Candidate should note that SET is only the first step. Each Symbiosis institute has its independent selection process

SET-2016 has 5 different papers; namely, General, Design, Law, Engineering and Health Sciences. The test will be conducted in two sessions, Morning and Afternoon
A candidate may take more than one paper. However, he will have to choose one paper from morning session and one paper from afternoon session

Session & Time and Paper/Institutes

Morning Session (09.30 am to 12.00 noon)
Law (Symbiosis Law School [SLS] - Pune, (Symbiosis Law School [SLS] - Noida, (Symbiosis Law School [SLS] - Hyderabad; Design (Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]

Afternoon Session (02.30 pm to 05.00 pm)
General: Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR], Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] - Pune, Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communication [SCMC], Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE], Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] - Noida, Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts [SSLA] Engineering: Symbiosis Institute of Technology [SIT], Health Sciences: Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences [SIHS], Symbiosis College of Nursing [SCON]
A candidate aspiring to pursue an undergraduate program at Symbiosis should carefully follow the actions to be taken in 3 stages mentioned below:

SET 2017 Application Form/Procedure

Register online at

You may register for one paper in the morning; viz, Law or Design and one paper in the afternoon session; viz, Engineering, General or Health Sciences

For Engineering and Health Sciences, if a candidate wishes to seek admission on the basis of any other test other than SET he/she need not register for SET and apply directly to the concerned institute

You need to upload your latest scanned photograph at the time of registration

Follow the instructions for payment of test fee of Rs.1500/- on the SET website. This includes charges for prospectus of the undergraduate programmes at Symbiosis International University

Print "admit card" directly from the SET website from 26th April 2016 (Monday) onwards. Bring the admit card and a photo identity to the test centre. It will be authenticated during the Test (Candidates shall preserve the authenticated admit card till the admission processes of the desired Symbiosis institutes are over. If the admit card is lost, no duplicate admit card will be issued). Appear for the test

Stage-2: Apply online to the desired SIU’s constituent institutes

Candidates can apply to an institute through the SET Website ( Candidates may also apply to the institute through the institute’s Website
To apply for admission to an institute, a candidate must register for the relevant SET paper. For example, to apply to Symbiosis Law School, register for Law paper at SET

Candidates applying to Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) or Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts [SSLA] with other than SET-2016 score should refer to the respective institute websites and apply

Stage-3: Attend further selection process of the chosen institutes, if invited

Each institute has its own cutoff, as mentioned in the Prospectus
The institutes will announce short listed candidates for attending further selection process; the institutes will announce list of short listed candidates and the waiting list
For details of selection process and schedules, please refer to the website of respective institute(s)


While adequate care is taken in ensuring that there are no mistakes in reading the answer sheet by the scanning machine, there is no provision of revaluation of the answer sheet of any candidates

The scores published by the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be final and shall not be subject to any appeal or revaluation

The SET score card will be available on the website for a period of one month from the date of declaration of results i.e. from 20th May  2016 (Friday) to 21st June 2016 (Tuesday)

Those candidates paying through cash or demand draft should ensure that:
i) Bank challan for cash payment, (Axis Bank/Indian Bank) or
ii) Demand Draft along with payment advice form for DD payment reaches

SET Structure

SET is an aptitude test and objective in nature for all the papers. Each question has four options as answers. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. All sections are mandatory
The duration of SET is 150 minutes comprising objective questions
The constituent institutes use scores of the test for admission

Papers: SET 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

Law (09.30 am to 12.00 noon)
1. Logical Reasoning: 30 questions, 30 marks
2. Legal Reasoning: 30 questions, 30 marks
3. Analytical Reasoning: 30 questions, 30 marks
4. Reading Comprehension: 30 questions, 30 marks
5. General Knowledge: 30 questions, 30 marks
Total 150 questions, 150 marks
Design (9.30 am to 12.00 noon.): Design: 150 questions, Marks 150
General (2.30 pm to 5.00 pm)
1. General English: 40 questions, 40 marks
2. Quantitative: 40 questions, 40 marks
3. General Awareness: 40 questions, 40 marks
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 30 question, 30 marks
Total 150 questions, 150 marks
Engineering (02.30 pm to 05.00 pm)
1. Physics: 25 questions, 50 marks
2. Chemistry: 25 questions, 50 marks
3. Mathematics: 50 question, 100 marks
Total: 100 questions, 200 marks
Health Sciences (02.30 pm to 05.00 pm)
1. Physics: 25 questions, 50 marks
2. Chemistry: 25 questions, 50 marks
3. Biology: 50 questions, 100 marks
Total: 100 questions, 200 marks

Test Cities

SET test is conducted in 21 cities. A candidate may choose any one city. The centre and its address will be informed to the candidate on the admit card
Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Noida, Pune and Shillong
*Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested city is not being available for any reason

How to Register For SET-2017

Step 1: 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 Register at This will generate your SET ID
For Engineering and Health Sciences, a candidate need not register for SET if he/she wishes to offer scores of entrance tests other than SET such as JEE (Main). Such candidates may apply directly to the preferred institute; this is also applicable for SSCA (Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts), where the score of NCHMCT-JEE is accepted
You must to upload your latest scanned photograph (in the required format and size) at the time of online registration

Step 2: Pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.1500/- towards the test fee. Candidates have the option of paying through any one of the following five (5) payment methods:

Online Payment through Credit Card: You may pay directly through either Master or Visa card online. Follow the instructions given on the SET Website

Online Payment through Net Banking: You may transfer your SET test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option

Online Payment through Indian Bank Net Banking: You may pay your SET test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account. You can also pay the application fee for various institutes through Indian Bank Internet Banking option

This ‘Payment Advice’ form is presented in three parts. Pay Rs.1500/- in cash at Axis Bank or Indian Bank branches in your city. Refer to the list of branches on the Website. The bank will return two parts of the ‘payment advice’ form to you. The ‘student copy’ is your receipt. Sign the Symbiosis copy of the ‘Payment Slip’ form stamped by Axis Bank or Indian Bank and send it to:
Symbiosis Test Secretariat, Symbiosis International University, Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune-412115

Demand Draft
Get a crossed demand draft for Rs.1500/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune
Sign the single copy of the ‘payment advice’ for Demand Draft and send it along with Demand Draft to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at, Symbiosis Test Secretariat Symbiosis International University Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune-412115

Reservation Policy

As per the UGC guideline 2006, the reservation policy for all the institutes under the University is as given below:

Within the sanctioned intake
SC-15%; ST-7.5%; Differently Abled-3%

Over and above the intake
Kashmir Migrants: 02 seats per program
International Students: 15%
Defence Quota: 05% for SLS-PUNE and SICSR

Admit Card

The SET Test Admit Card should be printed from the SET Website [] which will be available from, Saturday, 22 April 2017 until Saturday, 06th May 2017
Admit Card, along with Photo Identity proof, should be brought to the Test Centre at the time of the test. An acceptable photo identity is any one of the following;
Driving license
College/ Institute Identity Card
Credit card with photograph
Voter ID Card
Pan Card
Please ensure that your latest passport-sized coloured photograph is pasted on the Admit Card at the appropriate place before appearing for the test
For more details, please visit

Symbiosis International University

(Estd u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956 Vide Notification No. F.9.12/2001-U.3 of the Govt. of India) (Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade) Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune-412115, Phone: 020-39116226, Email: [email protected] Website, University website