How To Prepare for SET in Six Months

SET exam will be held in two phases this year. CollegeKampus shares a few tips and tricks to crack SET exam in six months. Read more in the article below.

Getting admission in a prestigious institute like Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a dream for many. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted for admission to undergraduate courses like BBA, BCA, BA Mass Communication, BA/B.Sc. Liberal Arts, B.Sc. Economic or Economic (H) and B.Sc. Culinary Arts to the Symbiosis University. SET exam will be conducted in two phases this year. With only a few months left for SET exam 2020, Shiksha brings to you a few preparation tips and tricks on how to prepare for SET in six months.

SET Exam 2020: Important Dates and Events

Take a look at the table below to know the important dates and events for SET exam 2020

EventsSET dates
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) registration begin (started)22-Jan-2020
Registrations end30-Jun-2020
Last date of fee payment30-Jun-2020
SET A e-admit card11-Jun-2020 to 14-Jun-2020
SET B admit card release07-Jul-2020
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET A)18-Jun-2020 to 19-Jun-2020
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET B)19-Jul-2020
SET exam time2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
SET A result declaration27-Jun-2020
SET B result announcement27-Jul-2020

SET Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Getting a good score in SET exam requires an understanding of the SET exam pattern and marking scheme. It is necessary to be well acquainted with the pattern to know how to approach the SET question paper. Check out the SET exam pattern and marking scheme in the table below.

FeaturesDetails
Exam ModeComputer Based Test Mode
Test Duration150 minutes
Sections4
Type of QuestionsMCQs (with four options each)
Marks per question1 Mark
Negative MarkingThere will be no negative marking in case of wrong attempts

Knowing the marking scheme will prove to be of big help to the students preparing for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET). Candidates can check the section-wise marks and questions per section for the SET exam in the table below.

SectionQuestionsMarks
General English4040
Quantitative4040
General Awareness4040
Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning3030
Total150150

How to Prepare for SET in Six Months: Knowing the SET Syllabus

The SET question paper comprises of four sections namely, General English, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning. Having an in-depth knowledge of SET exam will help the students to know the important topics and ultimately help them manage their time accordingly. The General English section will test the candidates’ hold over the English language and grammar. The Quant section will be all about the mathematics that you studied in your 10th and 12th standard. To ace the General Knowledge section read the daily newspaper, be aware of the current affairs and learn the important dates and events of history. The last section of the SET question paper will judge the students on their critical and analytical skills. Questions related to blood relations, syllogisms, Venn diagrams, arrangement, coding and decoding, etc. will together form this section.

How to Prepare for SET in Six Months

First Two Months – Complete the syllabus

Start your SET preparation with working on the basic concepts of Quant and Logical Reasoning sections. Make the most use of the first two months on studying the concepts, theories and formulae of all the topics listed under these sections. Make small notes and watch videos related to these sections to clear the concepts. Also start with the sections which you find the most difficult. Also, while you are learning the concepts, make the newspaper your best friend. Give a good enough time to the newspaper and be updated with the latest news and trends. Try to make a weekly plan and follow it with dedication.

Next Two Months – Practice Grammar and Vocabulary

Dedicate the next three months to practicing grammar and improving vocabulary. Also, practice as many mock tests and previous year question papers so as to identify your strong and weak areas. Measure your performance after each mock test and try to improve your score. This will also help you understand the SET exam pattern, weightage of marks for each section, type of questions, etc.

Last Month – Mock Test and Revision

Complete your SET preparation with revision. One month for revision is a good time to brush up all the topics that you have studied and formulae and theories that you have memorized. Divide your days into giving mock tests and revising the topics. Explore tricks and shortcuts to answer the questions accurately and quickly.

The last tip is to stay calm and focused. Stay positive and calmly attempt the SET question paper to fetch a good score in SET exam.

SET Preparation FAQs

Q: When will SET 2020 will be conducted?

A: SET B 2020 will be conducted on July 1.

Q: Which institute will conduct SET 2020?

A: SET 2020 is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Q: How many months are good enough to prepare for SET exam?

A: One must dedicate at least three to six months to prepare for SET exam.

Q: Which is the toughest section of SET exam?

A: One cannot really say which section is the most difficult in SET. However, according to previous years’ applicants, LR has been the toughest. But there are chances of another section to be tough too. Also Read: SET exam analysis

Q: Can I prepare for SET on my own?

A: Yes, you can prepare for SET on your own with self-discipline, hard work and dedication.

Q: Is coaching mandatory for scoring a good percentile in SET?

A: No, it is not mandatory. Taking coaching is an individual choice.

Q: How many questions are asked in SET?

A: This year, SET A question paper will have 28 MCQs and WAT essay based questions and SET B will have 90 questions.

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