SSLA grants a 4-year full-time Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts Degree) and Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts Degree) programme by SET Examinations. The B.A/B.Sc. Degree conferred depends on the Major specialisation preferred. The programme closely reflects international standards for Liberal Arts, where pupils are offered a broad range of learning experiences with a solid foundation in their Majors and Minors.

All you need to know about SET

Syllabus of the Exam


Synonyms Antonyms Error Spotting
Fill in the blanks Analogy Prepositions
Articles Grammar Vocabulary

Quantitative Ability:

Percentage Profit and Loss Discount
Time, Speed and Distance Algebra Time and Work
Number System Permutation and Combination Probability

Logical Reasoning:

Arrangement Coding-Decoding Syllogism
Blood Relationship Cubes Assumptions
Series Venn Diagram

General Knowledge:

Companies and Founders Awards Science
Sports Books and Authors Current Affairs

Analytical Reasoning:

Verbal Reasoning (cause and effect) Ratio and Proportion Profit, Loss and Discount
Permutation and Combination Time and Work Blood Relations
Mensuration Clocks and Calendar Number Series
Questions on series Situation-based Decision Making Coding-decoding
Number System Probability Mixtures
Exam Pattern

SET 2019 will be handled in two sessions, morning and afternoon for 2.5 hours in the online form. The question paper will comprise of 150 MCQs bearing one credit each, in which the candidate has to select one appropriate answer from four options given. There will be no negative marking.

The candidates must regard that they cannot carry a calculator or electronic gadget to the exam centre. Since the SET is an online entrance exam, the applicants will have to key-in or select the correct answer on the computer screen. Thus, it is important for them to exercise at home and familiarise themselves with online examination mode.

The question paper was divided into four sections:

Subject Questions Marks
General English 40 40
Quantitative 40 40
General Awareness 40 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 30
Total 150 150
  • All undergraduates exploring admission to SSLA should sit in the SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test)
  • ICSE, CBSE, HSC: Pupils should have matriculated with at least 50% (Open Category) and 45% (SC, ST) in the 12th Class
  • IB Diploma: student must finish examinations in six subject areas (3 at HL and three at SL) and complete the core provisions (EE, CAS, TOK). Successful IB diploma candidates earn an IB Diploma and the record with Diploma Results declaring “Diploma Awarded.”
  • IB Certificate: undergraduate must have a minimum of 24 credits and has passed a minimum of three titles at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL)
  • GCSE/GCE/IGCSE: student must have a minimum of 5/4 subjects in A, B, C Grades including English at ORDINARY(“O”) Level and 2/3 subjects at ADVANCED (“A”) LEVEL
  • How to Register
  • The application process of SET 2019 is through an online form that needs to be filled and submitted before the last date. The application process is now over.
  • The candidates are required to log in on the official website by a valid email ID and password to enter the application form.
  • The application form should be furnished clearly and with correct information.
  • An incomplete application form will be rejected at the screening level.
  • The candidates will be required to enter details like date of birth, father’s/mother’s name, academic qualifications, permanent address, email ID and phone number.
  • The candidates should keep the following documents available before filling up the form:
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Class X and XII mark sheets
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Photo ID proof
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

Amount of application fee of Rs 1500 can be done online through credit/debit cards or offline through Demand Draft or net banking.

After the SET 2019 result is announced, the aspirants will be required to reserve their seats for PI-WAT by settling Rs 1000 as PI-WAT fee.

Final merit list is published post the PI-WAT process is over. Final admission will be offered by the candidate’s combined score in SET 2019 and PI-WAT.

Selected candidates will be sent the offer letter for admission through email. However, the candidates are encouraged to keep checking the official website regularly.

How to Register
  • Register online on the website (from January 29, 2018 to April 14, 2018) Note: Any Changes in the online application form (except test city preferences and admission category) will be entertained only up to the closing date of Registration i.e. April 14, 2018. No changes shall be permitted after closing date under any circumstances. No change of test city requests will be entertained once candidates have completed their Online SET 2018 registration.
  • Upload your latest scanned colour passport size photo at the time of Online Registration. (Your photograph should not be more than 3 months old).
  • Ensure that the information you have filled is accurate.


  • It is also mandatory to complete the payment process of desired institute for desired programme(s) before the closing date of payment of the respective programme. Payment towards the programme(s) also needs to be done through the website only (
  • For disputes between the candidate and the Symbiosis Test Secretariat, the candidate should first send an Email to with details about his/her grievance. If the candidate is not satisfied with the decision of the Registrar, he/she can appeal to the Ombudsman of the University. Information regarding the same is available in All dispute between the candidate and STS in this regard are subject to the legal jurisdiction of Pune.
  • SET-General 2018 Score will be valid only for admission to select programmes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for the academic year of 2018-19. Admission to the select programmes at SIU are strictly based on merit, assessment of individual performance in the respective Entrance Test for Undergraduate Studies and other processes prescribed by the University. (Note: - SET-General Result will be declared on May 14, 2018 on and will be available up to June 15, 2018).
Application Fee

Symbiosis SET 2019 Application Fee

  • Symbiosis SET 2019 Application Fee is INR 1750 (one program).
  • The fee amount is non-refundable.
  • The category of candidates has no effect on the fee amount.
  • The fee can be paid via online or offline mode as tabulated below:
Mode of Payment Options
Online Credit Card/ Net Banking/ Indian Bank Net Banking
Offline Cash/ Demand Draft
Admit Card

Admit cards for SET 2019 will be ready for download from the at least 15 days before the exam date. Registered candidates can download the admit cards from the official website by logging in through login ID created earlier.

Here’s how to download SET 2019 admit card:

  • Log on to Symbiosis Entrance Test website
  • Click on SET 2019 link
  • Click on admit card link on the page
  • Enter log in credentials
  • Download admit card

Each admit card will contain the following information:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll number
  • Exam date
  • Exam venue
  • Exam time
  • Candidate’s contact details

Candidates must check the admit card thoroughly. In case of any error or misprint, they must contact the admission desk immediately for rectification. The candidates must also keep their admit cards safe as no duplicate admit cards will be issued in case of loss.

After downloading the admit card, they must affix a recent passport size photo on it. Admit card without the photograph will be considered invalid.

The admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination hall. Any candidate found without the admit card will be barred from taking SET 2019. They must carry a secondary ID proof too

Any of the following document is acceptable as secondary ID proof:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • College/Institute ID card
  • Credit Card with photograph
  • Voter ID card
  • Pan card Aadhar card
Important Dates

Ashoka University Undergraduate Admissions Calendar for the August 2019 Intake

Details Date
Online Registration for SET commences January 29, 2018, Monday
SET Test Registration closes 15 April 2018, Sunday
SSLA Registration Closes 16 April 2018, Monday
SET Admit Card Generation 21 April 2018, Saturday
SET Test (General) 2018 5 May 2018, Saturday
SET Test Result 5 May 2018, Saturday
Declaration of Short Listing for PI-WAT 18 May 2018, Friday
SSLA PI-WAT (Tentative) 25 May 2018, Friday - 29 May 2018, Tuesday
Declaration of Merit List - 1 07 June 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment for Merit List - 1 13 June 2018, Wednesday,11:59 pm
Declaration of Merit List - 2 14 June 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment for Merit List - 2 20 June 2018, Wednesday,11:59 pm
Declaration of Merit List - 3 (If required) 21 June 2018, Thursday
Last Date for Payment for Merit List - 3 27 June 2018, Wednesday,11:59 pm
Session Begins for First Years 15 July 2018, Friday,10:00 am

Colleges accepting SET scores

Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA)

How to Prepare

Preparation Tips

GK can be the most scoring subject. One can prepare for GK online on various sites, read newspapers and magazines regularly.

Reasoning could become bit tricky if one hasn't practiced beforehand. Math covers all basic concepts, like profit and loss/ ratio proportion/ algebra. One needs to have a fundamental clarity of the subject.

English is being covered mostly through Reading Comprehensions of a bit advance level as per Undergraduate Entrance Examination level as they are smartly put up questions. They are written in a way to confuse, one just needs to be careful. Previous Year Question Papers will help a lot to practice

As per the strategy to apply

Follow a Time Table

It is really necessary that one makes a time table and strictly follows it and one has a definite idea of what one is required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is required that one has a clear idea of the formulas and concepts other than just memorising things without understanding for the sake of papers. While one might require it for recalling formulas that one memorised but it is important that for things other than formulas, one makes sure that one clears their basics and concepts before getting ahead.

Prepare Notes

It is a necessity to make small notes or flash cards or a comprehensive list of formulas on each completed topic and chapter which will come in as a very useful piece of paper at the time of revisions.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

One should revise concepts from the syllabus of Class XI/XII before starting anything new.

Seek guidance

It is very difficult to know everything in syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. One should seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher for any concept or topic not done well or having confusion in. It is important that one clears their doubts at regular intervals. Having a good instructor might help in such cases.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is difficult to understand. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities, it provides a similar feel of real exams, helps in building speed and confidence

Time management

Time management can be learnt through a lot of practice and regularly giving mock papers. It is important that one practices and practices papers well.

Study Materials:


  • NCERT XI and XII
  • RD Sharma
  • RS Aggarwal

Verbal Ability:

  • Wren N Martin
  • Nesfield

Curated Content

  • Supergrads Courses and Study Material


Q. What degree does Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts grant?

A. The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts grants a four year, full-time, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree program, spread over eight semesters. The degree granted shall be based on the majors and minors chosen for, by the student. For example, those majoring in areas such as Economics, English, Psychology, Business Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, or Political Science & Public Policy will be granted a Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) degree, while those majoring in courses such as Mathematics & Statistics, Biology or Computer Science will be assigned a Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts) degree.

Q. What is the basic course structure at SSLA?

A. There are 19 core courses and eight electives which are compulsory and which every student will complete across the eight semesters along with one major specialisation and one minor specialisation. The students therefore read 19 core (compulsory) courses + 8 general (electives) + 1 Minor specialization subject (6 papers) + 1 Major specialization subject (10 papers)
Specialisation courses (which are in the form of Majors and Minors) are taken in the 2nd semester and are taught from the 3rd semester onwards.