HSEE - Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance ExaminationHSEE 2018 – Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) has been announced by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. The HSEE will be held on April 15, 2018, from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm. The qualifying candidates of HSEE will get admission in 5 years Integrated Master of Art (M.A) program.The application form for HSEE 2018 will be available from December 14, 2017. The candidates will be able to apply until January 24, 2018. Candidates can get all the details related to HSEE 2018 such as schedule, programmes offered, admission intake, reservation, syllabus, exam pattern, application procedure, exam fees, documents to be submitted at the time of form filling, admit card issue date, result declaration etc.

Latest: HSEE 2018 exam date has been announced. The application form will be available from December 14, 2017.

HSEE 2018

The course takes an interdisciplinary perspective at intellectual and cultural foundations for the study of human relations in contemporary contexts. The course aims at offering a broader learning to engage into critical thinking and research on ideas. First 2 years of the programme are common to all after that it branches out into two streams:-(i) Integrated M.A. in Development Studies (ii) Integrated M.A. in English Studies. Schedule for HSEE 2018 is given below.

Event Date
Online Application process begins 14 Dec 2017
Payment of Examination Fee starts 14 Dec 2017
Payment of Examination Fee Ends 24 Jan 2018
Final date for Submitting Online Application 24 Jan 2018
Application Status Check date 16 Feb 2018
Admit Card issue 14 Mar 2018
Last date to download issued Admit Card 14 Apr 2018
HSEE-2018 Examination Date 15 Apr 2018
Result Declaration 15 May 2018
Offer Letters to Candidates 16 May 2018

Official Notification for HSEE 2018 by IIT Madras

Programmes Offered

  • Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
  • Integrated M.A. in English Studies

Admission intake HSEE 2018

Admission is done solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE). The programme last year offered a total of 45 seats.

HSEE 2018 Reservation

  • Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) -27%
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)- 7.5%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)- 15%
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)- 03%

HSEE 2018 Syllabus

HSEE-2018 has two parts: Part I and Part II. Syllabus for Part I consists of English (25% marks of Part I), Analytical and Quantitative Ability (25% marks of Part I), and General Studies (in four sub-parts; 50% marks of Part I). Part II involves essay writing.

Part I

(A) English

This section tests the candidate’s ability to understand and use standard English, and to appreciate literary language. Questions are related to the following areas:

(i) Reading skills: Candidates will be required to read the given passage(s) that aim(s) to test their comprehension skills and answer the comprehension questions

(ii) 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.

(iii) Vocabulary: This section is a test of vocabulary and the ability to understand meaning, structure and collocation of words.

(B) Analytical and Quantitative Ability

Numbers, Algebra, Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Calendar,

Basic Statistics – Average, Ratio and proportion, Age sums, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and time, Discount, linear equations, elementary trigonometry.

Data interpretation, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, Brainteasers, and Patterns.

(C) General Studies

  1. Indian Economy
  2. Indian Society and Culture
  3. World Affairs
  4. Environment and Ecology

Part II

This section is descriptive based and candidates get a topic here to write in form of an essay. Topics are current affairs and general knowledge based.

HSEE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for HSEE must have passed any one of the following qualifying examinations listed below:-

  • 12th class conducted by CBSE
  • Intermediate or 2 Pre-University examination recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final examination of the 2 year course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA
  • SSCE (Senior Secondary School Examination) conducted by the NIIT
  • Any Public School equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.  H.S.C. vocational examination
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination

HSEE 2018 Exam pattern

  • Type of questions– MCQ for Part I and Descriptive for Part II
  • Duration assigned– 150 minutes for Part I and 30 minutes for Part II

HSEE Application Form 2018

Candidates will need to visit the official website at hsee.iitm.ac.in and search for the link apply online. They will then fill up their basic details such as- name, email id, mobile number, gender, nationality, date of birth, choice of city etc. once they register themselves, they will also need to upload their scanned signature and photograph along with their certain documents such as Scanned images of 10th and 12th Certificates, Date of Birth Certificate and OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD category certificate in jpe/jpg. Once all these details are submitted, the second last step is to pay the fees.

Examination Fee

Category Amount to be paid
Female/ SC/ ST/ PwD Rs. 1100/-
All Others Rs. 2200/-

Last time, additional bank service charges are Rs. 35/-. The fee can be paid either through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card or through the Indian Bank Challan generated during the process of application. After paying the fees, the candidate will submit the form finally and take a print of it so that it can be submitted at the time of admission and wherever necessary.

Documents to be submitted along with the application form

  1. Scanned photograph and signatures of the candidate and the Parent/Guardian.
  2. Scanned copy of 10th Class Public Examination certificate for DOB proof.
  3. Scanned copy of 12th Class mark sheet
  4. Scanned copy of category certificate (SC/ST/OBC-NCL)
  5. Scanned copy of PwD certificate

HSEE Admit Card 2018

After successful registration and fee payment through the bank challan or through net- banking/credit-card/debit-card, the candidates will be able to download the issued admit card as per the mentioned date in the schedule.  It may be available from March 14, 2018. The admit card shall bear the candidate’s name, photograph, date of birth, address and category of the candidate along with name and the address of the examination centre allotted. You are advised to carefully examine the admit card for all the entries made therein. Please report any In discrepancy to the Chairman, HSEE-2018.

Examination cities

Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi.

Minimum scores to be obtained by categories

A common rank list shall be prepared for those candidate who are able to secure at least 50% in HSEE-2018. Apart from that, an individual rank list will also be prepared corresponding to OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories. OBC-NCL candidates must score at least 45% whereas SC and ST candidates must score at least 25% in order to be included in the rank list.

HSEE Result 2018

The results shall be uploaded on teh official website at hsee.iitm.ac.in/result/index.php Here the candidates will require to their Registered Email Address/Login ID and Password

Re-grading and Re-totalling

You must note that Part I of the examination is administered through computers, therefore, there is no scope for re-grading and re-totaling of Part I. Moreover, re-grading and re-totaling of Part II is not possible possible as well as marking is done in a highly confidential manner. The answer sheets can not be disclosed to anyone in any way.

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 & other fees per annum) + US $ 261
(towards one time fee, deposits and application cost) for SAARC Countries.
US $ 4000 (tution fees & other fees per annum) + US $ 261
(towards one time fee, deposits and application cost) for other countries.
2 Semester Fees* Rs. 11,813
3 Refundable Caution Deposit Rs. 2,000
4 Hostel Deposit Rs. 3,000
5 Hostel and other Fees+ Rs. 20,750 Rs. 20,750

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.14,000/-for 6 months.

The fee structure for subsequent semesters will be made available at the time of admission.

Past Question Bank

HSEE 2018 Contact

The Chairman, HSEE,
JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai–600036

Phone: (044) 2257 8220
Fax: (044) 22578224
Email: [email protected]

HSEE website: http://hsee.iitm.ac.in

For complete details of the HSEE Download Previous Year – Information Brochure

IIT Madras Admission  Arts and Humanities Entrance Exams

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