Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021 is the entrance test that was 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 board are eligible to appear for the exam. Students in their final year of these qualifying exams can also apply.

Symbiosis International University conducted the SET Mass Communication exam 2021 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 included an MCQ test and a Written Ability Test. The marks obtained in these rounds by a candidate led to his/ her selection for the program. The exam was conducted between the 10th and 12th of July. This article will give you a comprehensive analysis of the exam.

Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021

Overview of the Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021

Part 1: MCQ Exam
  • Mode: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for every correct answer. No negative marking
  • Sections:
  1. General English
  2. Quantitative Ability
  3. General Awareness
  4. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Part 2: Written Ability Test
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Students had to write one of the two following topics:
  1. Work from home affecting work-life balance.
  2. It doesn’t matter what you have, what really matters is what you do with what you have.
SET Mass Communication 2021 MCQ Exam 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 of the MCQ test, based on feedback from the candidates are given below:

SectionDifficulty LevelNumber of Questions
General EnglishLow16
Quantitative AbilityLow to Moderate16
General AwarenessModerate to High16
Analytical and Logical ReasoningLow to Moderate12

Section-wise Analysis of SET Mass Communication 2021

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

General English

This section is generally the easiest section of the Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021 exams. The 2021 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:

  • Para jumbles
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Active and Passive Voices
Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021
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:

  • Percentage
  • Logarithm
  • Number Application
  • Sequence and Series
  • Time, Speed, and Distance
  • Geometry
  • Probability
  • Permutations and Combinations
Set 2021
General Awareness

This section of the Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021 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
  • World News and Forums
  • Personalities
  • World Days
  • Government
  • Awards 
  • Sports
  • Establishments
  • Defense
Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021
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 practiced 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
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Family Tree
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear Arrangement
  • Cause and Effect
  • Verbal Analogy
Set 2021

Symbiosis Entrance Test 2021 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 2021 went.

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