SET Preparation Tips

For admission to various undergraduate programmes at the esteemed Symbiosis institutes, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) administers the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), a national-level entrance examination which is expected to be conducted in May 2025. Candidates who intend to take the exam must begin with their preparation now.
SET Exam Preparation Tips
Cracking an exam is not a cakewalk, and it is not easy to grab a seat in one of the most prestigious private varsities, such as Symbiosis. You need to have a really strong strategy to crack this exam. Tips and strategies for preparing for SET 2025 are provided here.
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Be versed with your syllabus
Knowing the syllabus for the entrance exam is the first step towards SET preparation. Dividing the time for your exam is only possible if you are thorough with the syllabus. Therefore, you can analyse the area of your strength and then allocate the time required for each section.
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Understand the exam pattern
Going through the previous year question papers and sample papers helps you figure out the exam pattern. Once you become familiar with the type of questions, you will take lesser time to solve questions. There will be clarity in your mind regarding how to crack the SET exam.
Time management
You have limited time to attempt 4 sections and 60 questions overall. You don’t get the time to ponder which section you will attempt or the questions you want to opt-out or attempt last. Therefore knowing the exam pattern adds to your skill of solving the exam faster.
Prepare Short Notes
Remembering and revising before the exam is crucial for students to perform well. This can be done by preparing short notes. Going through them just a day before the exam will ensure that you remember all that you have prepared, which will boost your confidence in attempting the exam.
Practice
No exam can be cleared sans practice. It’s the most important key for qualifying any exam you want. All the hard work you have put in during months for SET is futile, lest you have practiced sufficiently and are confident about making it to your chosen college and the course.
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SET preparation Books
  • NCERT Books of 9th to 12th class
  • Mental Aptitude by Subhkamna Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Agarwal
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
SET 2025: Exam Day Guidelines
Mentioned below are the SET 2025 exam day dos and don'ts:
  • Before appearing in the exam, candidates must have a printout of their SET admission cards.
  • On the space designated on the admit card, candidates must paste a current, coloured passport-size photo.
  • Candidates may only use a black or blue ballpoint pen and a rough sheet.
  • Candidates are required to keep one form of identification, such as a passport, driver's licence, institute ID card, voter ID, or Aadhar card. Other stationery will not be permitted.
  • During the exam, no electronic devices, including calculators, mobile phones, watch calculators, etc., are permitted.
  • Candidates won't be given any further time.
  • You must attempt all four sections.
  • Before beginning the exam, thoroughly read all of the instructions.
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