SID SET – Symbiosis Institute of Design SET

SET for Design – Symbiosis Institute of Design Symbiosis Entrance Test acronym as SET for Design or SID SET is conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Design for providing admission to 4 Years Bachelors of Design in:

  1. Graphic Design
  2. User Experience Design
  3. Animation Film Design
  4. Video Film Design
  5. Product Design
  6. Interior Space Design
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Fashion Communication

SID SET Exam Eligibility :-

Educational Qualification:

 Aspiring candidate must have passed 10+2 (any stream; eg. Science, Commerce, Arts, etc) or equivalent OR 10+3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education with minimum 50% aggregate marks obtained in the final examination.

Note: Candidate appearing for the final examination of 10+2 grade or 10+3 Diploma program may also apply provided the results of the examination should have been declared by June of the admission year.

The candidate should possess Creative Aptitude & Skills necessary to pursue Design Education as well as adoptability to the situations, which the profession demands.

Important: Candidates with the relevant portfolio would be preferred.  

SID SET Exam Pattern :-

SID SET for Design is a design aptitude test examining color, geometry, visual observations, creative thinking abilities, general design awareness, awareness on Indian culture, craft and traditions, etc. The question paper would consist of 150 objective questions with multiple choices worth 150 marks.

Note: There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. 

SID SET Exam Syllabus :-

SID SET for Design will consists of questions on

  1. Color
  2. Geometry
  3. Visual Observations
  4. Creative Thinking Abilities
  5. General Design Awareness,
  6. Awareness on Indian Culture
  7. Craft and Traditions

SID SET Exam Dates Sid SET normally held in the First week of May.

How to apply for the SID SET?

Aspiring Candidates can follow the following given steps to apply for SID SET.

For Indian Students:

All Indian students are required to take the Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET 2015), which will be held in May, 2016. No candidate is entitled to seek admission to SID without a valid SET score. For that Register online for SET 2015 at Facility of payment of SET fee and printing of Admit Card is available online. A student aspiring to pursue an undergraduate program at Symbiosis needs to follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1 Register online for SET 2016 by paying Rs. 1500/- and appear for the test in May, 2016. You may visit for further details.

Step 2 Simultaneously, apply online to SID for registering your candidature for B. Des program. Click here Use your SET ID and password to Login and register online for SID. Payment of Rs. 1000/- towards registration to B. Des program of SID has to be made using the mode of payments available online.

Step 3 If you are making payment of Rs. 1000/- by DD, Login using your SET ID and password to print the payment advice; put your signature and send it to Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. Payment advice along with the payment instrument (DD) should reach the institute before the due date.

Please note that a candidate has to apply for “SET” online at and to the institute (SID) at separately and both registrations are must to be considered for further selection process.

SET SID Selection Process :-

Admission to B. Des program of SID will be according to the following process.

Level 1           

 The result of SET for Design will be put up on the SET website as per the schedule. If a candidate qualifies SET , he/she would be eligible to appear for SID’s Studio Test.

Level 2           

Studio Test will be conducted only at SID, Pune campus from 1st June to 5th June. If a candidate qualifies the Studio Test, he/she is eligible to appear for Personal Interaction.

Level 3           

Final selection would be based on the cumulative performance of the candidate in SET for Design, Studio Test and Personal Interaction as well as on the basis of the information provided by the candidate in the application form and his/her first preference of the disciplines offered.

For International Students:

All the admissions for international Students are handled only through the Symbiosis International Office. To know the detailed admission procedure for Degree Program of Design, a student needs to log on to website or write us on

Contact (for International Admissions only) Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004 Maharashtra, India Tel: +91 20 25671905 Fax: +91 20 25659209 

SID SET Exam Fee – Examination fee for the SET is Rs.1500 only.

SID SET Exam Contact Details :-

 Symbiosis Institute of Design No.231/3A-4,

Viman Nagar Pune -411014 Phone:65613770

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