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Symbiosis Entrance Test 2024 ( SET )

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Updated on Jun 12, 2024 12:53 IST

SET cutoff 2024 is released by the participating SET institutes after the announcement of the SET exam result. SET result 2024 was announced on May 22, 2024. The SET exam 2024 was conducted on May 5, 2024, for test 1, and on May 11, 2024, for Test 2. Although the SET exam was conducted on two days, the SET exam participating institutes only release one consolidated SET exam cutoff list for each institute. SET cut off 2024 is different for all institutes and courses. These cutoffs are available on the official website of each Symbiosis college. After the announcement of SET results and cut-off for the SET exam 2024, a list of shortlisted candidates is also released for the final rounds of selection. The SET counselling schedule was released by the individual SET colleges. Read below to know more about the SET exam cutoff.

Q:   Which are the top colleges that accept SET scores?

A:

 SET scores are accepted in the ten prestigious colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Each institute releases its individual cutoffs and conducts the SET selection process. SET scores will be accepted by the ten Symbiosis institutes in Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Noida. Take a look at the table below to know the SET participating institutes.

Institutes NameCourses offered
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR], Pune

-BBA (IT)

-BCA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Pune

BBA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], NoidaBBA
Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC], Pune B.A Mass Communication
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE], PuneB.Sc Economics Hons.
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA], Pune

-B.A Liberal Arts

-B.Sc Liberal Arts

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Nagpur

BBA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Bangalore

BBA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Hyderabad

BBA

SSI, Pune

B.Sc (AS DS)

 

Q:   What is a good score for SET BBA?

A:

In 2023, SET was conducted in two phase, i.e. Test 01 and Test 02. According to the SET analysis and student's relations, the difficult level of the exam is easy to moderate in both the sessions. A good score in SET BBA exam can be subjective but if we look at the analysis, then the following can be termed as a good score in SET:

Section

Number of Questions

Difficult Level

Good Score

General English

16

Easy

12-14

Quantitative Aptitude

16

Difficult

10-11

General Awareness

16

Easy-Moderate

11-12

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

12

Easy-Moderate

9-10

 

Q:   When will SET cut-offs be announced?

A:

SET cut-offs will be announced after the declaration of the result. The SET scores are accepted by the ten prestigious colleges of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and each individual institute releases their own cutoff after the results are announced. SET results are usually announced in the last week of May, for the both the sessions and other courses. Students can check the same on the official websites of the institutes. The students who match the cutoff criteria will be called for further selection process which includes Group Discussions and Personal Interview . Some institutes also conduct Written Ability Test as a part of the selection process.

 

Factors Determining SET 2024 Cutoff

The following factors determine the SET cutoff. 

  • Number of applicants appearing for Symbiosis Entrance Test
  • Total number of seats available
  • The difficulty level of the exam

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Q:   Who determines the SET cutoff?

A:

SET cutoff is released by the participating institutes after the announcement of the SET result. The ten prestigious Symbiosis Institutes accept SET scores. SET scores are accepted for various undergraduate programmes offered by these institutes. The SET cut-off is different for all institutes and courses. These cutoffs will be available on the official website of each participating college or institute. Candidates who have appeared for the SET exam must meet the cutoff of their preferred institute in order to gain admission to that particular institute.

According to the previous cutoff trends, the SET cutoff generally range from 85-89 for the General category. Last year, the highest SET cutoff was 89 for the General category. Shortlisted candidates who match the cutoff will be called for further selection procedure, which includes, Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

 

Q:   Does Symbiosis International (Deemed University) conduct counselling for BBA admissions through SET?

A:

No, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) does not hold a centralized counseling process for BBA Admissions through SET. The role of Symbiosis University is to only conduct the SET exam and prepare the results. The role in BBA process is only sharing the result/scorecard of candidates with the BBA participating institutes that they have selected in the SET application form. The participating institutes prepare their own merit list and select candidates for admission basis the result shared by Symbiosis University. The minimum eligibility criteria for shortlisting is passing marks in SET. However, the selection is based on cut-offs fixed by the institutes. The institutes accepting SET scores inform students about their shortlist status via e-mail when the admission windows open. Candidates who are expecting a call from the institutes they had selected in the SET application form must keep a check on their email (spam section too) for the interview invitation.

 

SET 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of SET 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

22 May '24

SET result 2024

SET 2024 Expected Cutoff

Refer to the table below to know the expected SET cutoff 2024:

Category Expected SET Cutoff 2024
General 89
SC 50

ST

48
Kashmiri Migrants 55
PwD 45

About SET Cut off 2024

Read below to know more about SET 2024 cutoff:

  1. The candidates will have to apply for admission according to the cut-offs as released by Symbiosis Institutes for their courses.

  2. Candidates will have to appear in Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) as per the schedule released by the participating institutes of SET exam. In 2021, however, WAT was conducted alongside the SET exam due to the COVID-19 restrictions in the country.

  3. Only candidates meeting the cut-off marks of the above-mentioned institutes will be called for PI round.

  4. The application process and GD/PI schedule of these institutes may be different from each other, therefore, the candidates are advised to check the official websites of Symbiosis University and the respective institutes.

  5. The final selection will be based on scaled marks of SET exam, WAT and PI as under 

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Q:   For how long is the SET score valid?

A:

SET score is valid for admission for the same academic year in which the candidate has taken the exam. For example, SET 2024 score will be valid for admission for 2024-2027 BBA batch only. If a candidate wishes to drop a year after taking the SET exam, then they will have to appear for the exam once again next year. They should however check the eligibility or selection criteria to have a clarity of SET score of which session/phase is valid for admission in which academic year. Candidates taking the SET exam, the test takers must not try to use their score for admission more than one year after appearing for it. They should appear for it again and use the latest score for admission.

 

Q:   Are SET cutoffs announced along with SET results?

A:

SET cut offs are not unannounced along with the SET result. Individual participating institutes released their own cutoff and they are known after a few days of result announcement when the colleges start their shortlisting process. The SET scores of the candidates shortlisted for Written Ability Test (What) and Personal Interview PI can be considered the SET cut off for the participating institute. SET cutoff is a major criteria for students to get admissions to their desired colleges. According to the previous years, the SET cutoff in the top institutes generally range from 45 to 89. The SET cutoff varies from one institute to another. The expected SET cutoff for the General category students is 89 and that for those belonging to SC and ST categories is 50 and 48 respectively. These cutoffs may vary after the final SET cutoffs are unannounced by the individual institutes. 

 

SET Cutoff 2023

The SET cutoff 2023 as a part of the SET selection criteria is depicted in the table below:

Category

SCMS Pune, SSE Pune, SSCA Pune, SSLA Pune & SICSR Pune

SCMS Noida

SCMC Pune

SET exam scores

50

50

30

WAT scores

30

35

10

PI scores

20

15

30

Academic profile

NA

NA

20

Studio test

NA

NA

10

Total scores

100

100

100

Symbiosis Cut Off 2023, 2022, 2021 and Previous Years

Refer to the table and infographic below to know the previous years' cutoff trends:

Category

SET Cutoff 2022

SET Cutoff 2021

SET Cut Off 2020

General

89

92

90

SC

50

41

42

ST

48

46

45

Differently Abled Candidates

55

57

55

Kashmiri Migrant Candidates

45

55

55

Previous year SET cutoff

Previous years' SET cutoff

SET Cut off 2024: Symbiosis Colleges and Courses

Refer to the table below to know the SET participating colleges and the courses offered by them.

Institute's Name Courses offered
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR], Pune

-BBA (IT)

-BCA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Pune

BBA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS], Noida BBA
Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication [SCMC], Pune  B.A Mass Communication
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE], Pune B.Sc Economics Hons.
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA], Pune

-B.A Liberal Arts

-B.Sc Liberal Arts

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Nagpur

BBA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Bangalore

BBA

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Hyderabad

BBA

SSI, Pune

B.Sc (AS DS)

Number of Seats at the Affiliated SET Institutes

Check out the table below to know the number of BBA seats available for the students appearing for the SET BBA exam:

Name of the Institute Number of Seats
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune 300 (240 Indian Nationals and 60 PIO/NRI students)
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Noida 150
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science and Research (SICSR), Pune 90

Q:   Do IIMs accept SET scores?

A:

No, IIMs do not accept SET test scores for admission. Iims conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to MBA programmes. Iims such as IIM Indore and IIM Rohtak, which offer integrated management programmes, accept IPMAT scores conducted by them. With the score of the SET test, you can get admission in  Symbiosis colleges. You can get admission in the following top management colleges: 

  1. SCMS Pune
  2. SCMS Noida
  3. SICSR Pune
  4. SSE Pune
  5. SSLA 
  6. SCMC Pune
  7. SCMS Nagpur
  8. SCMS Bangalore
  9. SSI Pune
  10. SCMS Hyderabad
 

Q:   Are SET cutoffs announced along with SET results?

A:

SET cut offs are not unannounced along with the SET result. Individual participating institutes released their own cutoff and they are known after a few days of result announcement when the colleges start their shortlisting process. The SET scores of the candidates shortlisted for Written Ability Test (What) and Personal Interview PI can be considered the SET cut off for the participating institute. SET cutoff is a major criteria for students to get admissions to their desired colleges. According to the previous years, the SET cutoff in the top institutes generally range from 45 to 89. The SET cutoff varies from one institute to another. The expected SET cutoff for the General category students is 89 and that for those belonging to SC and ST categories is 50 and 48 respectively. These cutoffs may vary after the final SET cutoffs are unannounced by the individual institutes. 

 

SET Selection Criteria 2024

The following table depicts the SET selection criteria for different institutes:

SET Participating Colleges

SET exam scores (scaled down to 50)

WAT score

PI scores

SCMS Pune

50

30

20

SCMS Noida

50

35

15

SICSR Pune

50

20

20+10 (academic profile

SSE Pune

50

30

20

SSCA Pune

50

30

20

SSLA Pune

50

30

20

SCMC Pune will have selection criteria as under:

Category

Weightage

SET scores scaled down to 30

30

PI scores

30

WAT scores

10

Studio Test

10

Academic Profile

20

Total

100

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Q:   I have scored 65 marks in SET. Can I get admission in Symbiosis?

A:
The minimum marks required in the entrance exam of Symbiosis for taking admission vary depending on the programme and the institute you are applying for. Symbiosis International University conducts several entrance exams for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by its constituent institutes. The minimum marks required for different programs offered by Symbiosis Institute is as follows: 1. Engineering: The minimum SET score required for admission to engineering programs at Symbiosis Institute is generally around 50-60 marks out of 150. 2. Law: The minimum SET score required for admission to law programs at Symbiosis Institute is generally around 80-90 marks out of 150. 3. Management: The minimum SET score required for admission to management programs at Symbiosis Institute is generally around 70-80 marks out of 150. 4. Mass Communication: The minimum SET score required for admission to mass communication programs at Symbiosis Institute is generally around 65-75 marks out of 150. Meeting the minimum eligibility criteria and minimum SET score does not guarantee admission to Symbiosis Institute. Admission to Symbiosis Institute is based on the merit list prepared by the institute, which takes into account several factors, including SET score, academic performance, and other criteria specified by the institute.
 

Q:   What is the SET reservation criteria?

A:
Symbiosis International adheres to the reservation criteria as per the University of Grants Commission guidelines 2006 reservation policy for all the institutes. The sanctioned intake is as follows: 1. Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15% 2. Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 7.5% 3. Differently Ables- 3% 4. Children/ward of Defense Personnel- 5% for SLS-Pune, SICSR 5. Kashmir Migrants and Kashmir Pandits living in Kashmir Valley- 2 seats 6. International Candidates- Maximum of 20%. .
 

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FAQs Related to SET Cutoff

Check some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on SET cutoff 2024

Q:   Which factors determined the SET cutoff?

A:

Each participating institute released its own SET cutoff. The SET cutoff determined if the candidate will be eligible to appear for the SET selection process which includes Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interviews. The following are the various factors that determined the SET cutoff:

  1. Marking scheme of the exam
  2. The difficult level of the exam
  3. Number of students appearing for the exam
  4. Seats offered by the participating institutes
  5. Previous years' cutoff trends
  6. Reservation policy of institutes
  7. The lowest and average marks scored by the candidates in the exam.
 

Q:   What to do after SET result?

A:
After the declaration of SET result, each participating institute will release a cutoff list to shortlist the candidates. The participating institutes will then call the candidates for the admission process which includes further rounds. If candidates want to apply at colleges other than those selected during the SET application process, then they will have to fill the application form for those other colleges individually. The admission process includes, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates can start preparing for the GD/PI round before or after the SET result announcement. They can join online platforms or coaching institutes for soft skills and personality development. Those who feel dissatisfied with their SET score can opt for re-examination in the next session and improve their score. SET score remains valid for one year for BBA admission. The final admissions will be based on candidates' performance in the SET exam as well as in What/PI/ST rounds.
 

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8 Institutes accepting SET

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 4.2

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    3.9

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.4

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.6

    Value for Money

    4.0

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (63)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 9.10 Lakh
  • |
  • 3 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (Hons.)
  • 4.3

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    4.4

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.5

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.4

    Value for Money

    4.2

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (65)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 10.50 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 14.00 Lakh
  • |
  • 4 years
  • |
  • Full Time
BBA in Information Technology
  • 3.3

    Placements

    3.1

    Infrastructure

    2.9

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    3.9

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.4

    Value for Money

    3.3

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (13)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 5.94 Lakh
  • |
  • 3 years
  • |
  • Full Time

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