Symbiosis Institute of Design

Symbiosis International University is one of the reputed Indian colleges that offer courses in various B. Des programs including fashion design and fashion communication via the Symbiosis Institute of Design or SID. The fashion design students here learn from state of the art facilities and work in the industry of Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle Industry as Fashion Designers, Freelance Design Consultants, Stylists, Costume Designers, etc. Those opting for the Fashion Communication course enjoy learning with the latest technologies and head into the streams of Trend Forecasting, Fashion Journalism, Public Relations, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Advertising, Style Consultants, etc. Along with fashion they also have graduation courses in product design, interior space design, graphic design and industrial design amongst others. All candidates have to take the Symbiosis Entrance Test for getting entry into the above-mentioned programs.

SET 2019 Important Dates

Registration commences on - Thursday,  January 24,  2019
Online registration closes - Monday,  April 15,  2019
Payment closes - Monday,  April 15,  2019
Admit Card - Saturday,  April 20,  2019
Entrance Test Date - Saturday,  May 04,  2019
Entrance Test Time - Design (SEED): 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Test Result - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Symbiosis International University Eligibility Criteria 2019

All candidates applying for the SID B.Design courses should have passed 10 2 (any stream; e.g. Science, Commerce, Arts, etc.). They can also hold an equivalent 10 3 diploma approved by State Board of Technical Education. In both cases, minimum 50% aggregate marks should have been obtained in the final examination to be eligible for this program. Candidates who are appearing for the final examination of 10 2 grade or 10 3 Diploma program can apply too as long as the results are declared by June of the admission year or prior to be eligible for the above mentioned program.

Note -Those students who were not successful in passing their 12th Standard examination but had appeared and passed at the immediate compartmental examination held in the same year, in first attempt will be eligible for provisional admission.

For International Students

All the admissions for international Students would have to apply via 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

Considering the examination is for a creative course, candidates who have creative aptitude and skills in the sector of art, designing, etc. would be preferred. Those with relevant portfolio would be preferred.

Application Process SET

The application process requires the candidate to register online for SET 2019 at Here the student has to fill in the required form along with providing details of course preferred, etc. and then proceed towards the payment section.

Application Fee 2019

To register online for SET 2019 candidates have to Rs. 2500/- (Rs. 1500 for SET 2017 and Rs. 1000 for the institute). This can be done via online payment or net banking and even through credit or debit cards.     

Cash Payment

Payment via cash is possible and the ‘Payment Advice’ form is presented in three parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at Axis Bank or Indian Bank branches in your city. The list of branches is given on the Website. The bank will return two parts of the ‘payment advice’ form to you. The ‘student copy’ is your receipt. Once this is done, you have to sign the Symbiosis copy of the ‘Payment Slip’ form stamped by Axis Bank or Indian Bank and send it to:-

Symbiosis Test Secretariat

Symbiosis International University

Gram: Lavale,
Tal: Mulshi,
Dist: Pune – 412115.

Demand Draft

You can also draw a demand draft from any Nationalized Bank in favor of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune. When filling the form choose the mode of Payment as 'DD Payment' in "Make Payment" Tab. Take a print of the payment advice form, fill in the DD Details, sign and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at-

Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis Test Secretariat,

Gram : Lavale,
Tal : Mulshi
Dist :
Pune- 412115
Phone: 91-020-39116226 / 27

SET 2019 Exam Pattern

The duration for SET is 150 minutes and it is an objective test. The exam will be conducted in two sessions for a total of 5 question papers. Candidates can choose to apply for one paper in each session. On the whole, SET is an aptitude test and is objective in nature (for all the papers). Each question presents four options as answers and there is no negative marking for wrong answers.

The design exam timing is usually 9.30 AM TO 12.00 NOON. All questions are based on design aptitude with a total of 150 marks.

Note- Students have to arrive at exam center around 8.45 AM. They have to carry

  • The SET 2019 admit card: Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the test without the admit card.
  • Photo identity: Bring any one of the following:
  • Passport
  • AADHAR Card (UID Card)
  • Voters ID card
  • Credit card with photograph
  • College/Institute identity card
  • Driving license

Studio Test

Once the students for the B.Design program have cleared their SET, their names or would be available on the website. Along what this, they will be given a date and time to appear for SID’s Studio Test and Personal Interaction. Only if they clear the relevant test would they be granted admission. Final selection takes into account the cumulative performance 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.

SET Test Centers

SET is conducted in 19 cities. A candidate may choose any one city. The center and its address will be informed to the candidate through the Admit Card.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kochi
  • Kota
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik
  • Noida
  • Pune
Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004
Maharashtra, India
Tel: 91 20 25671905
Fax: 91 20 25659209

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