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IIT Madras HSEE 2018 Notification - Exam Dates, Application, Eligibility, Fee

IIT Madras Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras invites applications for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) for the year 2018. IIT HSEE 2018 Entrance Examination is conducted for admission to five year Integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) Programmes, commencing in the session 2018-19

About HSEE 2018           

HSEE (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) is for admission to the five-year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) Programme at IIT Madras for admission in Integrated MA

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is an institute of national importance which offers quality education in Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, Management and Technology at UG / PG level

Courses Offered

HSEE 2018 for admission into the two following courses:

a) Integrated M.A. in Development Studies

b) Integrated M.A. in English Studies

Seats Intake

Total number of seats are 46 (23 seats in each stream)

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

Important Dates

Online Application Process (HSEE website) - Starts: 14th December 2017

Payment of Exam Fee starts: 04rd week of December 2017

Payment of Exam Fee Ends: 04th week of January 2018

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 24th January 2018

Application Status Check on the Website: 03rd week of February 2018

Admit Card can be downloaded from the HSEE Website by Starts: 02nd week of March 2018

Admit Card can be downloaded from the HSEE Website by Ends: 03rd week of April 2018

Examination Date for HSEE-2018: 15th April 2018

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website: 02nd Week of May 2018

Offer Letters to Candidates: 02nd Week of May 2018  


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for HSEE-2018 should have either completed or should be appearing in 2017 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE):

(a) The final exam of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org)

(b) Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Exam conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities

(c) Final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy; senior secondary school exam conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects

(d) Any Public School, Board or University Exam in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

(e) HSC vocational examination

(f) General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level

(g) High School Certificate Exam of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva

Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) exam outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian

In case the Class XII exam is not a public exam, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) exam earlier


Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for HSEE 2018 (by birth or naturalized) are treated as foreign nationals

Percentage of Marks in QE: Candidates belonging to the GEN Category & OBC Category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the QE. Candidates belonging to SC/ST & PwD Categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the QE

Date of Birth: Candidate, whose date of birth falls on or after 01st October 1993, is eligible for HSEE-2018; however, in the case of SC/ST & PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to these categories/ sub-categories born on or after 01st October 1988 are eligible

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

Reservation of Seats

Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Govt. of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

OBC belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) - 27% seats

SC - 15% Seats

ST - 15% Seats

PwD - 03% Seats

Exam Pattern

Type of Question Paper: HSEE-2018 exam 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 India Economics and (iv) Environment and Ecology)

Part II requires the candidates to write an essay on general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion

Language of Questions Paper: English

Cities for HSEE 2018

The entrance exam will be conducted in the following 12 cities: Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram and Varanasi

How to Apply

Application for the HSEE-2018 is only through online mode. Candidate needs access to a computer with internet connection and a printer

Registration - logon to the site http://hsee.iitm.ac.in, select from the menu "Apply-Online", and follow the instructions on the site

Completed application form has to be submitted online only, along with the scanned photograph, signature and copies of relevant certificates, on or before 24th January 2018. Candidates are advised to ensure their eligibility

Exam Fee & Payment Mode

Candidates must pay the exam fee as applicable is through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/Indian Bank Challan that will be generated during the process of application

Exam Fee for Female/SC/ST/PwD - Rs.1100/-

Exam Fee for All Others - Rs.2200/-

Additionally, the service charges of the Bank will be Rs.35/-

The Exam Fee must be paid either through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card or through the Indian Bank Challan generated during the process of application

IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), Chennai, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, Chennai-600036, Tel.: 044-22578220, Website http://hsee.iitm.ac.in