The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination or HSEE is a national level entrance test conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras every year for the admissions to the five-year integrated master's programme in humanities and social sciences offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Institute. HSEE 2020 will be a computer-based exam which will be conducted on April 19, 2020, in various cities across India. The admit card of HSEE 2020 will be released on March 18, 2020. Candidates who wish to apply for the exam must make sure to check the eligibility criteria, minimum marks and qualifying exam mentioned to apply for the examination.
Upcoming Dates and Events
11 Dec, 2019 - 22 Jan, 2020
Application - For Online payment Mode | Mode: Online
11 Dec, 2019 - 23 Jan, 2020
Application - For Offline payment Mode | Mode: Online
17 Feb, 2020 - 06 Mar, 2020
Application Status | Mode: Online
19 Apr, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
18 Mar, 2020 - 19 Apr, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
15 May, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
16 May, 2020
Offer letter - Start Date | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
04 Nov, 2019
Advertisement | Mode: Online
The eligibility criteria of HSEE 2020 mentions the minimum marks required by candidates to apply for HSEE 2020. Candidates who wish to appear for the entrance exam could check the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned. Candidates who wish to apply for HSEE 2020 could check here the eligibility criteria
Candidates must have passed any one of the given qualifying examinations -
The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
The final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
H.S.C. vocational examination.
Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities
High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
The application process of HSEE 2020 will be divided into two parts. Given below is the detailed description of the application process of HSEE 2020.
Before applying candidates needed to first complete the registration process. In the registration, process candidates needed to give a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. Candidates must note that all the further communications related to HSEE 2020 will be made through the email ID provided by the candidate during the registration process.
Documents to be Uploaded
Date of Birth Certificate
OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD category certificate (if applicable) must be in jpg/jpeg format only.
List of Documents to be uploaded
Candidates must pay the Application fee through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/Indian Bank challan which will be generated during the process of application.
Fields to be filled in the Application Form of HSEE 2019
The following fields have to be filled in the application form.
Name of the Candidate
Candidates must enter their name in capital letters as given in the High School (10th standard) certificate. Leave one blank box between consecutive words of the name.
Candidates must choose category General, SC, ST or OBC-NCL from the drop-down box. Category once declared cannot be changed at a later date. Candidates must note that if they fail to produce the necessary certificate, the candidate will be considered as a general category (GE) candidate.
Candidates can choose the gender from drop-down box as appropriate.
Choose from the drop-down box as appropriate.
Date of Birth
Select the date, month and year of the birth as per the English Calendar and as recorded in the High School Class 10 certificate.
Complete Postal Address
Here, the complete postal address to which all communication is to be sent must be entered. The address must include C/O name if required, and other details including the PIN CODE.
Enter a valid e-mail address.
Enter 10-digit valid mobile number and/or the landline number with STD code. Mobile number will be used by the institute to communicate important messages in the form of “SMS”
Choice of City of Examination
Candidates can select an exam centre of their convenience from the drop-down box of the different cities where HSEE 2020 will be conducted.
The HSEE exam pattern 2020 mentions the types of questions and the sectional division and duration to attempt each section. HSEE 2020 will be conducted for a total duration of 3 hours where candidates will have to answer both multiple choice and descriptive type of questions. Candidates who wish to appear for HSEE 2020 can check their exam pattern here.
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Topics in Part I
Part II will contain descriptive questions. Candidates need to answer an essay on a general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion.
HSEE 2020 admit card will be released on March 18, 2020. The admit card of HSEE 2020 will be available to download until April 19, 2020. The admit card will contain the details of the exam centre such as the exam centre address and the reporting time for the exam.
The admit card will be available to only those candidates who have completed the application form of HSEE 2020 along with the application fee. The HSEE 2020 admit card will contain the following details -
The candidate is expected to carefully examine the HSEE admit card for all the above-mentioned entries on the HSEE 2020 admit card.
In case of any discrepancy, the candidate must inform the Chairman, HSEE, immediately by phone/email/fax.
The HSEE 2020 result will be released on May 15, 2020. A common merit list will be prepared for those candidates who have qualified with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the entrance exam. A separate merit list will be prepared for candidates belonging to the reserved categories.
Candidates belonging to the OBC-NCL should score 45 per cent in the examination to qualify.
Candidates belonging to SC and ST categories must score at least 25 per cent in the examination
A Common Rank List (CRL) will be prepared for PwD candidates. PwD candidates must score at least 25 per cent in the examination to qualify.
In case of a tie in both Part II and aggregate marks, the candidate who scores more marks in the “General studies” section of Part I will be given a higher rank. If a tie occurs in all of the aggregate, Essay writing, and General studies marks, then, the candidate who scores more marks in the “Analytical Abilities” section of Part I will receive a higher rank. If a tie occurs after all the above-mentioned tie-breaking criteria, the candidate will be given the same rank.
Dear Aspirant, I am giving you a important table and it will help you,
HSEE 2020 - IIT Madras will conduct HSEE 2020 entrance exam on April 19. Check dates, a...
HSEE Result 2020 - IIT Madras will release HSEE 2020 result on May 15, in online mode. ...
HSEE Syllabus 2020 - Candidates can download HSEE 2020 syllabus to know the topics and ...
HSEE Application Form 2020 – IIT Madras will release the HSEE 2020 application form on ...
HSEE Question Papers 2020 - Candidates can download here IIT HSEE previous years questi...
Your () brochure has been successfully mailed to your registered email id “”.
The Question containing Inaapropriate or Abusive Words
Question lacks the basic details making it difficult to answer
Topic Tagged to the Question are not relevant to Question
Question drives traffic to external sites for promotional or commercial purposes
The Question is not relevant to User
Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile