HSEE 2018 Admit Card will be released online by IIT Madras. The admit card for HSEE 2018 will be available for only those candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. The applicants can download the admit card through the direct link which will be given on this page or at hsee.iitm.ac.in. Further, the HSEE Admit Card is a key document and the candidate should have it on the day of the examination.

The HSEE admit card is the key to the examination center. Without this, no candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination. The admit card of Humanities and Social Science Examination will be available to all the registered candidates one month before the commencement of the examination. All the details regarding the HSEE admit card are available here.

HSEE 2018 Admit Card

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE), is a national level examination. usually held in the second or third week of April in various cities across India. It is a computer-based test which is a gateway for admission in Five years integrated masters programme in humanities and social sciences subjects offered by an IIT. You can check the schedule for HSEE 2018 Admit Card in the tablel below.

HSEE 2018 Date
Issuance of HSEE 2018 Admit Card Availability of Admit card 14 Mar 2018
Last date to download the admit card 14 Apr 2018
HSEE 2018 exam date 15 Apr 2018

Download Here: Link to download HSEE admit card will be available at hsee.iitm.ac.in.

HSEE 2018 Admit Card

How to download HSEE 2018 Admit Card?

You can easily download the admit card for HSEE 2018 by following the instructions given below.

  • Click on the link which will be given on this page as soon as the admit card is available.
  • Next, enter details such as Email ID and Password that was provided at the time of registration.
  • Click on login button
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. Candidates must download it and should take laserjet/ inkjet print out of the HSEE 2018 admit card.
  • It should be retained till the admission process is not over.

Details on the HSEE 2018 Admit card

The following information will be indicated on the admit card of HSEE. After downloading the admit card, candidates should cross-check all the details.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Photograph
  • Date of Birth
  • Address and category of the candidate
  • Name and address of the test center allotted.

Note- In case of any discrepancy regarding the admit card,  the candidate should inform the Chairman, HSEE-2018, immediately by phone/email/fax.

Exam Pattern of HSEE 2018

The Humanities and the Social Science Entrance examination will consist of two parts, Part I and Part II. All the question in Part I will be of objective type. Two and half Hours (2 ½ ) will be given to complete the part I of the examination. Whereas, part II involves essay writing for 30 minutes. The examination will be of total 3 Hours duration. Let us take a look at the subjects of part I and II respectively.

Part Subjects
Part I English and Comprehension Skill
Analytical and Quantitative Ability
General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economics
Environment and Ecology
Part II requires the candidates to write an essay on general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion

Syllabus for HSEE 2018

For Part 1: The syllabus for Part 1 for HSEE 2018 is as follows:

  1. English and Comprehension Skill – This section tests the candidate’s ability to understand and use standard English. Questions are related to the following areas:
  • Reading skills
  • Grammar: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of English grammar, including sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions, etc.
  • Vocabulary
  1. Analytical and Quantitative Ability –  Numbers, Algebra, Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Calendar, Basic Statistics – Average, Ratio and proportion, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and time, Discount, Age sums, linear equations, elementary trigonometry. Data interpretation, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, Brainteasers, and Patterns.
  2. General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economics

a. Indian Economy: The concepts and issues covered are:

  • Understanding the Economy: Scarcity, opportunity cost, resource allocation, economic systems and their characteristics, features of market economies, forces of demand and supply, elasticity of demand and supply.
  • Main Features of Indian Economy: Natural resources; human resources -population size and composition, literacy and education, occupational distribution.
  • Major Economic problems: Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality -concepts, measurement, trends, sectoral distribution and policies, inflation – trends, causes and remedies.
  • Economic Growth and Development: Meaning and measurement of economic growth, stages of development, national income concepts and trends, trends in savings and investment; human development index, national policy on education, health and health care policies. Planning in India: Five-Year Plans – objectives, priorities and problems.
  • Sectoral Development: Agriculture – Green Revolution and technological changes, current issues and policies; industry-evolution of industrial policies in India (from 1948), strategies for industrial development, public and private sectors, small and medium industries, infrastructure, transport and communication, service sector etc.
  • Foreign Trade and International Economy: balance of payments, foreign exchange reserves and trade policy, I.M.F., W.T.O., international aid.
  • Money, Banking, and Public Finance: Concepts of money and measures of money supply.

b) Indian Society and Culture:

  • Structure of Indian Society: Caste, Class and Tribe, Institutions of Marriage, Family and Kinship, Political institutions, Demographic Indicators and Trends.
  • Social Change in India: Sanskritization, Modernisation, Westernization and Secularization, Social Movements and Regionalism, Panchayati Raj Institutions & Governance, Affirmative Action Programme of the Government, Commissions and Policy Interventions.
  • Medieval and Modern Indian History: Delhi Sultanate and Mughal era; British Raj; Uprising of 1857; (Social) Reform, and Resistance Movements; Indian National Movement and the Emergence of the Indian nation.
  • Indian Philosophy and Thinkers: Mahavira and Jainism, Buddha and his Teachings, the Charvakins, Orthodox Systems, Sikhism, Sufism, Gandhi and Non-violence.
  • Indian Traditions and Knowledge Systems: Classical dance forms, Architecture, Education, Ethics, Language and Grammar, Painting, Music, Theatre, Textiles Indian Literature, Mathematical and Medical systems.

c) World Affairs

  • Emergence of the US and USSR; emergence of UN system; the Cold War and nuclear race; disintegration of Soviet Union, decline of Communism and rise of nationalism; Arab-Israel conflict; India and the World; NAM and role of India; India-China and India- Pakistan relations, China and the World, conflict and wars.
  • Democracy and Development; Challenges to democracy; North-South divide on issues of development; UN and its various developmental and peacekeeping operations; Nuclearisation and Non-proliferation; India in SAARC and ASEAN; International terrorism, fundamentalism and the War on Terror; Indo-US relations; New centers of power in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
  • Hunger and Poverty; Human Rights, Democracy and Development; Environmental degradation and green politics; Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Deprived Classes and minority politics; Religion in the contemporary world; Culture and Civilization; Globalization and changing economic, cultural and political landscape; Mass media and cultural change; Emergence of various popular mass movements.

d) Environment and Ecology:

  • Global Environmental Picture: Population Growth, Degradation of Soils, Global Atmospheric Changes, Loss of Biodiversity.
  • Ecosystems: Structure of Ecosystems, Biotic Structure, Categories of Organisms, Feeding and Non-feeding Relationships, Ecosystems and how they work, Elements in Living and Non-living Systems, Energy Laws, Nutrient Cycling.
  • Pollution: Major forms of Pollution and their Impact, Primary and Secondary Pollutants, Control Strategies, Indoor Pollutants, Global Warming, International Treaties.
  • Principles of Solar Energy, Hydropower, Wind Power, Biomass Energy, Ocean Thermal Energy, Geothermal Energy, and Tidal power.

For Part 2: Topics for the essay writing in Part 2 will be based on current affairs and general knowledge.

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