HSEE Application Form 2020
Bachan Thakur, 06 Sep 2019, #HSEE

HSEE Application Form 2020 – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is to release the HSEE 2020 application form in the second week of December 2020, in online mode. Candidates, aspiring for admissions to Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) programmes must fill the HSEE application form 2020 till the last week of January 2020. The application form of HSEE 2020 will be provided by IIT Madras at the official website hsee.iitm.ac.in. HSEE 2020 registration cum application fee can be paid in two modes – online and offline. For offline payment, candidates will get one extra day than the online payment. Before initiating the HSEE application process, candidates are advised to keep all the required documents with them and should be well aware about its eligibility criteria. HSEE will be conducted in the third week of April. Further, the step by step process of HSEE application form 2020 has been explained below for your easy understanding.

HSEE Application Form 2020 Dates



HSEE application process begins

Second week of December 2019

Payment of Examination Fee - Starts
Payment Option A: Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts
Payment Option B: Indian Bank Challan – Begins

Second week of December 2019

Deadline for online application fee payment (Option A)

Last week of January 2020

Last Date for submission of online application form payment made by Option B

Last week of January 2020

Application status

From second week of February to last week of February 2020

HSEE Admit Card 2020 availability

Third week of March 2020

HSEE 2019 exam

Third week of April 2020

HSEE result 2020

Second week of May 2020

Offer letter download

Second week of May 2020

What to keep ready before filling HSEE Application Form 2020

The following documents have to be kept ready (scanned copies) before filling the application form of HSEE:

  1. Scanned images of photograph and Signature

  2. Class 10th marksheet

  3. Class 12th marksheet

  4. Category certificate

  5. PWD certificate

  6. Credit/Debit Card to pay application fee

Documents to be Uploaded - Size/Dimension/Format






greater than 20 kb and less than 40 kb

3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height)

jpg/jpeg format only


greater than 10 kb and less than 30 kb

3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (height)

jpg/jpeg format only

All other documents

greater than 100 kb and less than 500 kb


jpg/jpeg format only

How to fill HSEE Application Form 2020

There may be some terms which may not be easy to understand for aspiring candidates of HSEE. Thus, to help them fill the HSEE application form 2020, we bring a complete yet easy stage-wise process of HSEE 2020 application filling, with explanation of all the steps involved. Know how to fill HSEE application form 2020.

Steps to fill HSEE Application Form 2020

Step 1 – Registration: As you begin the process of HSEE 2020 registration, the first stage to complete is online registration. Candidates have to visit the official website hsee.iitm.ac.in and click on “Online registration for HSEE 2020” button.

Step 2 - An instructions page will open. Reading all the instructions carefully must be mandatory for candidates as lot of things become very clear from these instructions only.

Check Instructions Page Image


Step 3 – Click on “Apply online” button to fill the application. You have to click on “login” button here for new registration. 1567758798372

Apply Online Window


Step 4 – Fill up the following details

  • Name of candidate (As per 10th certificate)

  • Select date of birth

  • Enter email ID

  • Confirm email address

  • Create password

  • Retype password

  • Enter mobile number

Fill HSEE Application Form 2020 (Check Image below)


After entering/selecting these details and clicking on “Register” button, a message on top of the login page will appear saying “You have been registered successfully. Your registration details are given below.” Note and keep all the entered details with you for future reference.

Stage 5 – Now click on “Go to log in page” (Check Image below)


Step 6 – Fill the application form by providing all the personal and academic details. Check what you have to enter here at this stage below.


HSEE 2020 Application Form - Details to be entered at this stage

Personal Details – Name of the parent/guardian (as per 10th certificate) and select nationality

Academic Details – Year of passing 10th or equivalent and year of passing or appearing 12th or qualifying exam

Personal Details – Gender, category, PWD status, mailing address, area/street name, city/distt name, state, pin code

Examination Details – Exam city choice 1 and choice 2

Personal/Communication Details Window


After entering these details, click on “Continue” button

Step 7 – Upload Documents: Click on choose file and upload the scanned images of photograph, signature, category certificate, PWD certificate, 10th and 12th marksheets from the place you have saved them.

Click on “Upload Images” button

Upload Images Window


Step 8 – This is the last stage wherein you have to pay the HSEE 2020 application fee via online or offline mode.

Fee Payment Mode

Payment Means

Application Fee

Online Fee Payment

Netbanking/Credit/Debit card

Rs. 2400 (General category)

Offline Fee Payment

e-challan of Indian Bank

Rs. 1200 (SC/ST/PWD)

Additional bank service charges (Rs.40) will be applicable.

HSEE Application Fees 2020 - Online Payment

Candidates making fee payment through online mode can make use of net banking/credit or debit card. Once the fee payment is done, candidates must take printout of the acknowledgment page. If no acknowledgment page is generated, then this means that the transaction has been cancelled. The amount deducted will be refunded to the candidates in a few days. In such a case, candidates have to make another/fresh transaction and ensure that the acknowledgment page is generated.

HSEE 2020 Application Fees - Offline Payment

Candidates making fee payment via offline mode have to generate e-challan from the application form of HSEE 2020. The challan will carry all required details along with fee amount to be paid. After taking a print out of the challan, candidates have to take it to the nearest branch of Indian Bank for making fee payment. Acknowledgment page through this mode can be generated from the official website only after 48 hours of the payment. To generate the HSEE application fee payment acknowledgment, candidates have to use registered email ID and password. If the system or website fails to generate the acknowledgment page, then the candidates should contact the HSEE Office and get the transaction details updated.

What to check on HSEE 2020 Application Fee Challan:

Check if all the following details are there on the e-challan of the Indian Bank:

  • Challan Number

  • Branch

  • Code

  • Transaction No./Journal No.

  • Date of Payment

Note: It must be ensured that the seal of the bank branch and the signature of the bank official are available on the e-challan.

Points to note about Challan

  • It can only be generated between 8 am to 8 pm.

  • The challan remains valid for 10 days (or) fourth week if January (whichever is earlier) only.

  • Sometime MUP Ref Number does not appear on the challan. In such a case, generate it after some time (between 8 am and 8 pm).

HSEE Application Form 2020 - Print

Post the fee payment and generating acknowledgment page, candidates must take print out of the filled in application form of HSEE 2020. Details on the hard copy of HSEE application form can be referred for future references.

HSEE Application Status 2020

IIT Madras will also provide a facility for checking application status from the second week of February 2020. Registered candidates can track the status of their application form of HSEE online. By using this facility of HSEE application status, candidates will get to know whether their application has been accepted or rejected. To check the application status, they have to log in to their HSEE 2020 account by entering their email ID and password.

HSEE Application Queries 2020

Any kind of correspondence or communication pertaining to HSEE 2020 or HSEE application form must be addressed to the Chairman, HSEE 2020, JEE Office, I.I.T. Madras, Chennai – 600036.


Phone: (044) 2257 8220 Fax: (044) 22578224 Email: [email protected] HSEE website: http://hsee.iitm.ac.in

HSEE 2020 Exam Centres

IIT Madras is to conduct HSEE 2020 exam across various exam centres in 16 cities across India. While filling the HSEE 2020 application form, candidates have to choose 2 exam centre cities from the list available. These HSEE exam centres 2020 must be chosen depending on their distance from their residence. Candidates must select the exam centres of HSEE which are closest to their residence, so that they can reach the exam venue easily on the exam day. The name and details of the exact HSEE 2020 exam centre (allotted to the candidates) will be available on the admit card of HSEE.

HSEE Exam Centres 2020
















New Delhi




HSEE Admit Card 2020

The exam conducting body (IIT Madras) will release the HSEE 2020 admit card in the third week of March 2020, in online mode. Candidates can continue to download the admit card till the exam date. It is to be noted that the admit card of HSEE can be downloaded only by the successfully registered candidates. The hall ticket will have details like name and admit card number of the candidate, photograph and signature, exam centre venue details, category, parents name and exam day instructions. While accessing the HSEE 2020 admit card, candidates must cross-check all the details on it and see if they are correct. After downloading, two or more copies of printout of HSEE admit card must be taken to avoid loss of a single copy. This admit card has to be taken to the exam centre on the exam day.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - HSEE Application Form 2020

Question: Which IIT will conduct HSEE 2020?


IIT Madras will conduct HSEE 2020 exam for admission to Humanities and Social Sciences Programmes.

Question: How many seats are available through HSEE 2020?


There are a total of 46 sanctioned seats out of which two streams: (1) Development Studies and (2) English Studies have equal (23) seats each.

Question: When can I apply for HSEE 2020 and in which mode?


You can start applying for HSEE 2020 application from the second week of December 2019. The application form of HSEE will be available in online mode.  

Question: Will there be any application correction facility?


There may be an application correction for HSEE, however, there is no official date or information about this so far. We will update any available information regarding this as and when the officials release it.

Question: How do I know that my application has been accepted?


IIT Madras will release an application status facility wherein you can know the acceptance or rejection status of your HSEE application from the second week of February 2020.

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