HSEE - Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance ExaminationThe application process for HSEE 2018 is over. The last date to submit the HSEE 2018 Application Form was January 24, 2018. Since the application process is now over, the aspirants can check the status of acceptance of the HSEE Application Form. The Application Form Status fo HSEE 2018 can be checked online at, hsee.iitm.ac.in, from, February 16, 2018. The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination is conducted by IIT Madras. This entrance exam is one of its kind, as through the entrance test, the students are shortlisted for admission to the Master programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Institute. Check more details regarding the HSEE 2018 in the article below.

Latest: The candidates can now check the status of acceptance of Application Form. Candidates can check the status through the “Application Form” link provided below.

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
Payment of Examination Fee through bank e-challan Ends 25 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

Programmes Offered

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

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
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the NIOS with a minimum of five subjects.
  • 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 of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

HSEE Application Form 2018

The application form for HSEE 2018 is available now. In order to apply, the candidates need to register first. To register, the candidates will have to enter Name, Date of Birth, Email Address, Password, and Mobile Number. Once, the registration is done, the candidates will have to enter the Personal, Academic, Address, and Examination details.

The candidates will also have to upload the image of a photograph, signature, and required documents. Paying the application fee is mandatory. Else, the application form will not be accepted.  The amount of application fee is as mentioned below.

Category Amount to be paid
Female/ SC/ ST/ PwD Rs. 1200/-
All Others Rs. 2400/-

Additional bank service charges are Rs. 40/-. 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 payment of required fee either through the bank challan or through net- banking/credit-card/debit-card, the candidates can download their admit card for HSEE-2018 from March 14, 2018 (10 AM) onwards till April 14, 2018 (5 PM) from the HSEE-2018 website. The admit card will bear the name, photograph, date of birth, address and category of the candidate along with the name and the address of the examination center allotted. The candidate should carefully examine the admit card for all the entries made therein. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate should inform the Chairman,
HSEE-2018, immediately by phone/email/fax.

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

Test Centers for HSEE 2018

The exam for HSEE 2018 will be held at the following test centers:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Bhopal
  4. Bhubaneswar
  5. Chennai
  6. Coimbatore
  7. Guwahati
  8. Hyderabad
  9. Kochi
  10. Kolkata
  11. Mumbai
  12. New Delhi
  13. Thiruvananthapuram
  14. Varanasi

HSEE 2018 Syllabus

HSEE-2018 has two parts: Part I and Part II. Syllabus for Part 1 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.

Minimum scores to be obtained by categories

Candidates belonging to the general category and OBC category must secure a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories must secure a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. Where only letter grades are mentioned in the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining. In case the candidate does not provide such a certificate, the decision of the HSEE admission committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

HSEE Result 2018

The results shall be uploaded on the 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 as well as marking is done in a highly confidential manner. The answer sheets cannot be disclosed to anyone in any way.

Admission intake HSEE 2018

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.

HSEE 2018 Reservation

  • Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) -27%
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)- 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)- 7.5%
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)- 05%

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. 12,147
3 Refundable Caution Deposit Rs. 2,000
4 Hostel Deposit Rs. 3,000 Rs. 3,000
5 Hostel and other Fees+ Rs. 22,650 Rs. 22,650

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.15,900/-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,

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

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

For complete details of the HSEE 2018 Download – Information Brochure

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