HSEE 2016 (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) is intended to admit students to this programme in two streams: Development Studies and English Studies. The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students, after which they branch out into one of the two streams. The programme has a total of 46 seats; each stream will have 23 seats. Allocations of seats to individual Streams will be made based on the academic performance of students (CGPA) during the first three semesters, students’ preferences, and availability of seats under each discipline.
Schedule for the HSEE 2016 is given below.
|Online application process & exam fee start||16 Dec 2015|
|Last date of submission of application||25 Jan 2016|
|Payment of examination fee through Net Banking/ Credit Card/Debit card||25 Jan 2016 upto 23:59:59 hrs|
|Payment of examination fee through Indian Bank e-challan||28 Jan 2016 upto 15:00:00 hrs|
|Application status check on the website||16 Feb 2016|
|Availability of Admit card||14 Mar 2016|
|Last date to download admit card||16 Apr 2016|
|Exam Date||17 Apr 2016|
|Declaration of Result||11 May 2016|
|Offer letter to candidates starts||12 May 2016|
HSEE 2016 Quick Links
HSEE Application Form
Completed application form has to be submitted online only, along with the scanned photograph, signature and copies of relevant certificates, on or before scheduled date. Candidates can fill online application from the above link. Candidates are advised to must ensure their eligibility before applying online application.
HSEE Eligibility Criteria 2016
Candidates applying for HSEE-2016 must have passed for the first time in 2015 or should be appearing in 2016 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE):
- The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org).
- Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
- Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
- Senior SecondarySchool Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
- Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- H.S.C. vocational examination.
- General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
- High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination.
In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.
Physical Fitness : Every qualified candidate will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available along with the letter of offer of admission. Candidates will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at the Institute.
Nationality : Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for HSEE-2016 (by birth or naturalized) are treated as foreign nationals.
Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE). The programme has a total of 46 seats; each stream will have 23 seats. Allocations of seats to individual streams will be made based on the academic performance of students (CGPA) during the first three semesters, students’ preferences, and availability of seats under each discipline.
Reservation of Seats
Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India.
The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:
- Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) – 27% seats
- Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15% seats
- Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 15% seats
- Persons with Disabilities (PwD) – 3% seats
HSEE Exam Pattern
Type of Question Paper: HSEE-2016 examination is of three hours duration and has two parts. Part I consists of objective type multiple choice questions for 2½ hours duration (150 Minutes), administered through computer. Part II involves essay writing for 30 Minutes to be written on answer sheet distributed to the candidates at the end of Part I.
Part I covers the following topics:
(i) English and Comprehension Skill;
(ii) Analytical and Quantitative Ability;
(iii) General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economics (since Independence), Indian Society, Contemporary World Affairs (post-World War II); and
(iv) Environment and Ecology
Part II requires the candidate to write an essay on general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion.
Language of Question Paper: English.
HSEE Fee Structure
All candidates admitted through HSEE will have to pay the following fees at the time of admission:
|S.No||Item||First Semester(s)||Foreign Nationals|
|1||One Time Payment||Rs. 2,550||US $ 2000 (tution fees) + US $ 261
(towards one time fee, deposits and application cost) for SAARC Countries.
US $ 4000 (tution fees) + US $ 261
(towards one time fee, deposits and application cost) for other countries.
|2||Semester Fees*||Rs. 11,549|
|3||Refundable Caution Deposit||Rs. 2,000|
|4||Hostel Deposit||Rs. 2,000|
|5||Hostel and other Fees+||Rs. 18,150||Rs. 18,150|
All fees are subject to variation from time to time.
* SC/ST students are exempted from payment of tuition fees of Rs.3,000/-per semester irrespective of the parental income.
# Includes mess advance of Rs.12,000/-for 6 months.
The fee structure for subsequent semesters will be made available at the time of admission.
Candidates can download the form of certificate to be produced by OBC-NCL, SC or ST and PWD candidates. Link for certificate formats is given below.
|OBC-NCL||Form of Certificate to be Produced by OBC-NCL Candidates||FORM-OBC-NCL.pdf|
|SC or ST||Form of Certificate to be Produced by SC or ST Candidates||FORM-SC-ST.pdf|
|PwD||Form of Medical Certificate for Persons With Disabilities||FORM-PwD.pdf|
The Chairman, HSEE-2016,
JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai–600036
Phone: (044) 2257 8220
Fax: (044) 22578224
Email: [email protected]
HSEE website: http://hsee.iitm.ac.in