SET Mass Communication is the entrance test conducted for the admissions for the program of Symbiosis BA Mass Communication, offered by the Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Pune. Candidates who have passed their 10+2 level or 10+3 diploma of any approved education boards are eligible to appear for the exam. Students in their final year of these qualifying exams can also apply.

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Symbiosis International University conducted the SET Mass Communication exam 2020 in multiple rounds. The test was conducted this year in online remote mode, due to the COVID-19 situation, where the candidates could appear for the exam from their homes. The different rounds of the test were categorized as SET A, SET B, etc. The marks obtained in these rounds by a candidate led to his/ her selection for the program. SET A exam was conducted on June 27th and SET B was conducted from July 26th to 29th. The result of the exam was declared on August 7th, 2020. This article will give you a comprehensive analysis of the exam.

SET Mass Communication Exam Pattern

Duration of Exam2.5 Hours
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice
Number of Questions150
Marking Scheme1 mark for every right answer,No negative marking

The question paper was divided into 4 sections:

  • General English
  • Quantitative Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning

SET Mass Communication 2020 Analysis

The exam was easy to moderate for most of the candidates who appeared. An overview of the difficulty level and the number of questions asked from each of the sections, based on feedback from the candidates are given below:

SectionDifficulty LevelNumber of Questions
General EnglishLow40
Quantitative AbilityLow to Moderate40
General AwarenessModerate to High40
Analytical and Logical ReasoningLow to Moderate30

Section-wise Analysis of SET Mass Communication 2020

A section-wise analysis of the exam, with the difficulty level and the topics, asked about, are given below:

1. General English

This section is generally the easiest section of the SET Mass Communication exams. The 2020 question paper also saw no difference. The section was easy, with most of the questions about reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. The other topics from which questions were asked are:

  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Proverbs and Prepositions
  • Parts of Speech
  • Analogy
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2. Quantitative Ability

This section of the SET Mass Communication is comparatively easier. Though some of the questions can be tricky, the general nature of all the questions is easy. Most of the questions were based on the mathematics you’ve learned in your school. Questions were asked from the following areas:

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data interpretation
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Series and Sequences
  • Time and Work
  • Percentage and Average
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Geometry
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3. General Awareness

This section of the SET Mass Communication was neither easy nor difficult. The section demanded a lot of preparation from the part of the students. Candidates who keep themselves updated with current affairs found the section comparatively easier than the others. Questions came from national and international events of the previous year as well as basic knowledge from social science topics like history and geography. The topics included in the section are:

  • Current Affairs
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Winners
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Sports
  • Eminent Personalities
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4. Logical and Analytical Reasoning

Though this section of the SET Mass Communication was on the easier side, some of the questions needed complete attention as it was easy to misinterpret the questions and get the answers wrong. The section also consumes a bit of time, so the candidates who had practised doing similar questions and who had improved in their time management found the section to be easier. The topics covered by this section include:

  • Series
  • Blood relations
  • Statement and Inference
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Clock
  • Coding and Decoding

SET Mass Communication 2020 was generally on the easier side of the difficulty spectrum. There was a clear difference between how the exam went for the candidates who prepared very well and those who didn’t. Students updated on current affairs and those who took practice tests with Symbiosis Entrance Test for Mass Communication Sample Papers and bettered themselves in their time management found the exam much easier than the others. Not spending much time on the tricky questions was one of the key factors that enabled candidates to complete their exams well, attempting more questions. Hope this article helped you understand how the Symbiosis Mass Communication Entrance Exam 2020 went.