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Symbiosis International University (SIU) is a private coeducational, multi-institutional university located in Pune, Maharashtra. The University offers academic programs in seven faculties at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The university has 31 Institutes / Departments spread across 5 campuses located at Pune, Nashik, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida. Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA) is a constituent of Symbiosis International University. SSCA offers a three- year, full-time B.Sc. program in Culinary Arts. B.Sc.(Culinary Arts) degree program prepares students for a wide range of career options such as Chefs, Chef Managers, food critics, food photographers, entrepreneurs, concept developers for health foods and culinary advisors. Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is the common written test for the admission processes for undergraduate studies in the institutes of Symbiosis International University. Each Symbiosis institute has its independent selection process. Students are short listed for personal interview (PI) and written aptitude test (WAT) on the basis of their performance in SET.

COURSE FEE: Rs. 10.50 Lakhs over 3 years

SEATS: Not Available

SET (General) 2020 Eligibility:

Students who wish to pursue B. Sc. (Culinary Arts) program through the institutes of Symbiosis University should appear for SET (General). The eligibility criteria for SET 2020 are as follows:

  • Candidate should have passed 10 + 2 examinations with at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category)
  • Good scores/ranks in any one of the following entrance exams; Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) or National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)-JEE.
  • IB students are exempt from appearing for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) in May.
  • They will however appear for a similar test on the day of their Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) at SSCA.


Selection to SSCA happens through 3 stages.

Stage 1:

Appearing for SET(General) is the first stage. SET is administered in paper and pencil mode. It consists of 150 multiple choice questions to be answered in 2 ½ Hrs. Marking Scheme of the test is 1 mark for every correct answer and no negative marks for incorrect answers or unattended questions.

Section Wise Split-up of SET (General):

Sections Questions
General English 40
Quantitative Ability 40
General Awareness 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30
Total 150

Stage 2 & 3:

Based on the performance in SET, SSCA will short list students for the next stage i.e. Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). Students will have to apply and pay a separate fee for the second and third stage of selection procedure at the time of registration for SET or as per the deadline mentioned in SET information bulletin.


Important dates in SET 2020 calendar are as follows:

Event in SET 2020 Date
Registration start date January 22, 2020
Registration close April 16, 2020
Payment close April 16, 2020
Admit card will be live April 22, 2020
SET Test date May 2, 2020
SET Result May 30 2020

SET 2020 – Detailed Syllabus

Numerical Ability Syllabus

Number system H.C.F and L.C.M Averages
Square roots cube roots Problems of Trains Logarithm
Elementary Mathematics Time and Distance Problem on Ages
Arithmetic Time and Work Boats and Streams
Fractions and decimals Work and Ages Clocks and Calendars
Area and parameter of plain figures Variation Mixtures and Allegations
Volume and Surface are of solid Simplification Pipes and Cisterns
Discounts Chain Rule Races and Games
Mensuration- Areas and Volumes Ratio and Proportion Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Partnerships Profit and Loss Percentage

Logical & Analytical Reasoning Syllabus

Verbal Series and Nonverbal series Code and Decoding Routes and Networks
Complex Arrangements Problems based on Symmetry Analytical Reasoning
Analogies Problem based on Visual-Ability Direction and Distances
Classification Ordering and Sequencing Linear Arrangements
Symbols and Notations Blood Relationships

General Knowledge Syllabus

Sports Scientific Research Important days
History Indian Constitution General Politics
Culture Countries and Capitals Science- Inventions and Discoveries
Abbreviations Knowledge of Current Events India and Its Neighboring Countries
Economic scene International Current Affairs National Current Affairs

English Langauge Syllabus

Tenses Sentence Rearrangement Comprehension
Articles Grammar Word formation
Sentence correction Synonyms Error correction
Passage Completion Antonyms Theme Detection
Sentence completion Conclusion Fill in the Blanks
Subject-Verb Agreement Passage Correction Unseen Passages
Idioms and Phrases