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HSEE 2018

HSEE - Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance ExaminationHSEE 2018 (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) details will be announced by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras.

Application form of HSEE 2018 is soon going to released and desirous candidates can fill it for HSEE 2018 to get admission into five-year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programme. 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.

Candidates will observe here 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.

Expected schedule for HSEE 2018 is given below.

Event Date
Online Application process begins 3rd week of December 2017
Payment of Examination Fee starts 3rd week of December 2017
Payment of Examination Fee Ends 4th week of January 2018
Final date for Submitting Online Application 4th week of January 2018
Application Status Check date 3rd week of February 2018
Admit Card issue 2nd week of March 2018
Last date to download issued Admit Card 3rd week of April 2018
HSEE-2018 Examination Date 3rd week of April 2018
Result Declaration 2nd week of May 2018
Offer Letters to Candidates 2nd week of May 2018

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Programmes offered

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

Admission intake

Admission is done solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE). The programme last year offered a total of 46 seats. Each stream had 23 seats.


  • 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 might follow the same structure as followed in 2017. It shall comprise of two parts: Part I and Part II.

Syllabus for Part I

(A) English- Part I consists of a total of 25% English Questions related to the following areas:

(i) Reading skills: the section aims to test the candidate’s comprehension skills

(ii) Grammar: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of English grammar for instance sentence structure and usage, verb patterns, the use of tenses, articles, and active/ passive constructions etc.

(iii) Vocabulary: it tests candidate’s 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.

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 2nd week of March 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-2017.

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.

Certificate / Letter Formats

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.

Certificate Description Format
SC or ST Form of Certificate to be Produced by SC or ST Candidates FORM-SC-ST
OBC-NCL Form of Certificate to be Produced by OBC-NCL Candidates FORM-OBC-NCL
PwD Form of Medical Certificate for Persons With Disabilities FORM-PwD
Dyslexia Format of Medical Certificate to be Produced by Dyslexic Candidate FORM-DYSLEXIC
Letter Description Format
Scribe Format of Request Letter for Scribe and Extra Time for PwD Candidates FORM-SCRIBE
OBC-NCL Declaration by the candidate in lieu of OBC-NCL Certificate LETTER-OBC-NCL

Past Question Bank


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 HSEE Information Brochure

IIT Madras Admission Home Page All Arts and Humanities Entrance Exams

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