SET BBA 2016 Analysis: Easy to Moderate test with tricky Reasoning section
Urvashi Dalal, 09 May 2016, #SET
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The Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET BBA) 2016 was conducted by the Symbiosis International University in paper-pencil based mode on May 7 from 2:30 to 5 pm across centres. Based on candidate reactions and expert inputs, SET BBA 2016 was of moderate difficulty level. The time constraint wasn’t a concern as there was ample of time to complete the test, due to its moderate difficulty level.

Careers360 presents SET BBA 2016 Analysis by Career Launcher, sharing section-wise topics, difficulty level and expected cutoff for Symbiosis Pune and Noida campus.


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The test had a total of 150 questions with four test areas, namely General English, Quantitative, General Awareness, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The test was conducted for candidates who wish to take admission to SIU 3-year Degree Program in Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA). Questions had 4 options where 1 mark was awarded for a correct answer and there was no negative marking. The sections were separate and were not timed individually.


The pattern of the test was as follows:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
General English4040
General Awareness4040
Analytical & Logical Reasoning3030

According to the analysis by Career Launcher experts, the section wise difficulty level is brought to you in the table below.


Level of Difficulty

General English

Easy to Moderate


Easy to Moderate

General Awareness


Analytical & Logical Reasoning


Section Wise Analysis:


1. General English: This section had 9-10 questions from passages. Most of these were easy in nature. The word meaning questions (synonyms and antonyms) were particularly difficult. Sentence corrections, sentence completion, prepositions, odd word out questions were fairly common.

The questions under this section covered topics like Reading Comprehension, Word Meaning and Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Verbal Analogy, Para jumbles, fill in the Blanks and prepositions.


2. Quantitative: The questions were mostly from Arithmetic. In Arithmetic, questions were asked from Profit-Loss discount and SI/CI. There were 2-3 questions from Time-Speed & Distance and two questions from Time and Work. Overall, this section was easy to moderate. The topics covered under this section were: Arithmetic, Number System, Permutation and Combination, Set Theory and Geometry and Mensuration.


3. General Awareness: The difficulty level of this section was easy. Simple questions asking the abbreviations of institutions were asked in the paper. Easy business related questions figured into the list of questions as well. Current affairs questions were fewer as compared to static general awareness questions. There were a few questions each from Economics and Indian History.


4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning: In this section questions were mostly asked from Coding-Decoding, Series, and Arrangement. There were 4-5 questions based on a Bar Graph and 4-5 questions from Pie-Chart. Verbal logic had 2-3 questions from statement-assumption and statement-argument. One question of word formation and two syllogisms were also there in the paper. This section as compared to English and General Awareness ones was more time consuming.


Overall analysis of SET BBA 2016

Overall, the difficulty level of the paper was from easy-moderate. Time constraint wasn’t so much of a factor. There was ample time especially because of the level of difficulty and the nature of the General Reasoning and some parts of the English section.


Expected Cutoffs


Cut Offs





SET BBA 2016 Result: As per the important dates by Symbiosis University, SET BBA 2016 Result will be announced on May 20, 2016, at around 12 noon. The result will announce the overall scores of the students along with the sectional scores


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I am 12 pass out of 2019 can I give SET exam for BBA in 2020 or not ??? Or what is the age limit for SET BBA exam??

Shreya Singh Student Expert 8th Aug, 2019

Hello student,

Candidates must have scored at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for SC/ST, OBC- NCL, PwD) in Master's Degree or equivalent examination from university recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science and others to be eligible for UGC NET 2019.


Set bba waitlist no 20(sc category) for scms pune after 2nd merit list.have there any chance to get admission in scms pune..?? Please reply

Rudraksh Parey 15th Jul, 2019

there are chances that you might get SCMS pune, as you have very less number for the waiting list and also you belong to SC category so there are very bright chances that you will get the college you want. fingers crossed, and all the best.


I got 84 in set bba. Could I have chance to get PI /WAT.

Akshat Shah 22nd May, 2019

Last year the cutoff of SCMS Noida was 91 marks & Symbiosis law school Noida was 81 marks.

So according to your score you can get a cal from Symbiosis law college..You have very slim chance to get in to SCMS Noida.

For more info about Cutoffs please follow the link below.


Ive got 83 in SET BBA LLB 2019. Is there any chance to get admission in SLS PUNE ?? Either in second or third list ?

Mahima Student Expert 18th May, 2019

The cut off for PI WAT for Symbiosis, Pune in 2018 for the General category was-

B.A LLB- 108 Marks.

BBA LLB- 97marks

For SLS, Noida

BA LLB- 98 Marks

BBA LLB- 91 marks

A similar cut off is expectd this year too. You Will have a fair chance if you score in a similar range. If you've scored around 83 you don't seem to have much chances in either. Please refer to the link below to get more details.
Best of luck

I have got 83 in SET BBA 2019. Are there any chances for getting selected in SCMS Pune, Noida or Hyderabad

Deblina Roy 18th May, 2019

Dear Aspirant, the cut off marks for general category candidates is 81. For SC and st category the marks are 45and 58. So you can go for the counseling process then you will know which college will be the best for you.

The candidates should have passed the 12th class examination with a minimum of 50% marks (for general category) and 45% marks (for SC and st category). 

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