Symbiosis redesigns entrance test, applicants to appear from home

SET / SLAT / SITEEE to be held on 31st May

Last date of Registration for Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) extended till 20th  May

In a bid to ensure the safety of applicants amidst the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU] recently announced to go online with its upcoming Symbiosis Entrance Test, popularly known as the SET exam along with its entire admission process. The University also announced the extension of the registration date till 20th May 2020. The exam will be conducted on 31st May and will be an online proctored test.

“In these tough times, supporting the potential applicants in their pursuit to achieve goals while also ensuring their safety has been our highest priority. As the unprecedented crisis evolved along with the upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the University decided on transitioning to an online method of conducting the SET exam and extending the registration dates. Leveraging technology in these disrupting times has helped us reimagine the entire process” said a senior functionary of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

The online mode of examination will continue to maintain its standard of offering a valid assessment with critical security protocol required for an online environment. With the changed mode of exam from a computer-based test to an online test, the test format has been redesigned and the time duration has been shortened to a 2-hour test. The SET Exam / SLAT test will now comprise two sections. The first section will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for a duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The second section will be based on essay type questions for a duration of 30 minutes. The second section will only be evaluated if the applicant has been shortlisted for further admission process. While the test structure remains the same, the two sections will assess the applicants’ analytical as well as written ability. The SITEEE test will continue to have MCQs only. A mock test will be organized on 24th May which will help the applicants to get accustomed and give a clear understanding of the online test.

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While the applicants take the test from their home computer, a remote proctor will be monitoring to prevent malpractices. Applicants will need to have a web camera and internet connectivity in order to take the test. The test timing remains the same and will be conducted in two slots, the morning session, will take place from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, and the afternoon session from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

In these disruptive times, SIU has also mapped out the online Personal Interaction (PI) process once the shortlisting is done on 10th June. Shortlisted applicants will be sent an online meeting link through which the PI will be conducted. Like the entrance test, an applicant will also be able to participate in the PI from the safe & secure environment of her/his home.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is nestled on a beautiful 300-acre campus on the outskirts of the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India (in addition to eight campuses in other areas of Pune as well as off-campus centres in Noida, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Nashik).

The genesis of the University stems from the Symbiosis Society, a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation. Its growth reflects the dynamic changes in Indian society. Today, SIU is a clear leader in education with several of its Institutes ranked amongst the best in the country and its alumni occupying leadership positions across the world.

Cutting edge technology, smart classrooms and modern infrastructure positively impact the delivery of world-class education. Diversity in the classroom and faculty rooms, internships and value-added activities lead towards the holistic development of students.

The University aims to inculcate knowledge and hone skills which are vital to the professionals who graduate from the University. For any further information, write to [email protected].

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