The Symbiosis Entrance Test is one which is conducted by the Symbiosis International University and is a common written test for any candidate who wishes to undertake an undergraduate course with the university. However there are also similar tests conducted by Symbiosis called SIT and SIHS, for which a candidate will have to obtain pertaining details from their website.
There are five different papers which are as follows, General, Law, Engineering, Health Sciences and Design. It is possible for a candidate to appear for more than one paper but it has to chosen from one in the morning session and the other one in the afternoon session. The eligibility criteria for appearing for the Symbiosis Entrance Test is that the candidate should have passed the twelfth standard exams with a minimum of fifty percentage or forty five percentage for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe. There are exceptions for students who are awaiting their exam results, they are also eligible to apply.
The different courses offered by the Symbiosis International University are as follows, Bachelors Degree in Law, Bachelors Degree in Computer Studies, Bachelors Degree in Management, Bachelors Degree in Economics and Engineering, Bachelors Degree in Media and Communication, Bachelors Degree in Design and Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences. To obtain admission in any of the above mentioned courses it is mandatory that they candidate must appear and pass the Symbiosis Entrance Test.
The duration of the examination is two hours and thirty minutes and all the questions are objective type. The pattern for each of the bachelors degree differ according to what degree the candidate has opted for. The following are the patterns that are for specific bachelors degree programs. Law has logical reasoning, legal reasoning, analytical reasoning, reading comprehension and general knowledge all comprising of thirty questions and the same marks. Engineering has physics with twenty five questions, chemistry with twenty five questions and mathematics with fifty questions and all answers carry two marks each. Health Sciences has physics with twenty five questions, chemistry with twenty five questions and biology with twenty five questions, all answers carry two marks each. General has general English with forty questions, quantitative with forty questions, analytical and logical reasoning with forty questions with one mark each for the answers. Design has English with thirty and design aptitude with seventy questions with one mark each for answers.
Like any other entrance test, this one also has coaching specific courses targeted towards the Symbiosis Entrance Test which is available all through the country. One can search for useful tips and patterns followed online as well as in the university’s website.