Symbiosis BBA SET exam is conducted every year screening students for courses in Management, Mass Communication, BCA, etc.  The SET BBA exam was on July 26- July 29, 2020. In the light of the COVID-19 many changes have been put forth in every entrance exam conducted in 2020.

SET BBA is a national level entrance exam for undergraduate programs. Anyone who has passed their 10th and 12th-grade with a minimum of 45% marks is eligible to apply for the exam. This exam is the gateway to get admission to prestigious Symbiosis International (Deemed University). 

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SET Symbiosis BBA 2020 Exam Analysis: Broad Highlights

  • The symbiosis BBA Entrance exam was deferred multiple times due to the pandemic but was finally conducted on July 26th to 29th 2020 at 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm.
  • The mode of the exam was Internet-Based (IBT).
  • SET BBA Exam followed the usual pattern with 4 sections; Quantitative aptitude, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and English.
  • SET BBA 2019 duration was 105 minutes which was reduced to 105 minutes in SET 2020. 75 minutes was allowed for the MCQ section and 30 minutes of the Writing Ability section (WAT).
  • Each correct answer fetched one mark.
  • There was no negative marking.
  • Usually, each section had 40 questions each. This time the Quantitative, General Knowledge, and English sections had 20 questions each whereas the Analytical and Logical Reasoning section had 15 questions.
  • Comparing all the sections, only the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section brought difficulty to the candidates. The rest of the sections were easy to moderate.
  • Overall, the difficulty level of the exam was easy.

SET BBA Exam Pattern

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Awareness2020
Analytical & Logical Reasoning1515
Writing Ability Test (WAT)2NA

Symbiosis BBA SET Exam 2020 Analysis: Sectional Analysis

Given below is the section-wise analysis of SET Exam 2020:

1. English Proficiency
  • This section tests the English proficiency of the entrants. 
  • The total no. of questions was 20.
  • Questions were related to Reading Comprehension, Grammar, and Vocabulary. 
  • Reading comprehension was easy with a passage of 200-250 words about foreign policy. One could score full marks in the section.
  • Few of the vocabulary related questions like antonym-synonym might have been difficult for the candidates.
  • Out of 20 marks, candidates can score up to 15-16 marks

Detailed Breakdown of English Section:

TopicsNo. of Questions
Antonym- Synonyms4
One Word Substitution1
Phrasal Verbs, Correct the sentences, Fill in the blanks8
Reading Comprehension5 (One passage)

PROTIP: Candidates are advised to focus on their grammar and vocabulary to score good marks in this section. 

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2. Quantitative Aptitude
  • The total no. of questions in this section was 20.
  • The majority of the questions from this section were from Arithmetic. 
  • Other topics were Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Averages, Time and Work, Time Speed and distance, etc.
  • The level of difficulty of this section was easy.
  • Candidates can easily score 15+ marks out of 20.

A detailed breakdown of the Quantitative Section:

TopicsNo. of Questions
Profit and Loss4
Time, Speed and Distance2
Data Interpretation2
Time and Work1
Set Theory1
Data Sufficiency1

PROTIP: If you are thorough with the mathematics topics from the 9th grade to 12th grade, this section can be covered perfectly.

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3. General Awareness

  • 20 questions were asked in this section in which 12 of them were related to Static GK and the rest 8 from Current Affairs.
  • Current Affairs questions were mainly based on Awards and Recognitions, International Affairs, Important Appointments, and Sports.
  • Questions from Static GK were based on Geography, History, Art, and Culture.
  • Overall, this section’s difficulty level was moderate-difficult.
  • Candidates are expected to score at least 12+ out of 20.
TopicsNo. of Questions
Static GK12
Current Affairs8

PROTIP: Keeping track of the current affairs and reading the newspaper daily is the only way to be perfect in this section.

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4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • This section had a total of 15 questions.
  • Most questions were puzzle-based with 4 questions set-based. 
  • Syllogism questions were picture based
  • Questions in this section were different from the SET 2019.
  • The Difficulty Level of this section is Moderate.
  • Candidates are expected to score 11+ marks.
TopicsNo. of Questions
Statement and Course of Action2
Blood Relations1

PROTIP: Make sure you focus on practicing the questions from this section a lot rather than just covering the theories.

Overall Symbiosis BBA SET Exam 2020 Analysis

SectionDifficulty Level
EnglishEasy- Moderate
General AwarenessModerate
Analytical & Logical ReasoningVery Easy
Written Ability Test (WAT)Easy
Overall Easy

Overall, the difficulty level of the Symbiosis BBA SET Exam of the year 2020 was easy. All the candidates should cover the syllabus well and go through each year’s exam analysis while preparing for the exam to score maximum marks. You should also check out previous year trends with SET exam analysis 2019.