About HSEE 2020

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.

HSEE 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination
Short Exam Name HSEE
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level University Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2400 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Seats 52 Seats

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HSEE 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

19 Apr, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

03 Apr, 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

17 Feb, 2020 - 06 Mar, 2020

Application Status | Mode: Online

11 Dec, 2019 - 23 Jan, 2020

Application - For Offline payment Mode | Mode: Online

11 Dec, 2019 - 22 Jan, 2020

Application - For Online payment Mode | Mode: Online

04 Nov, 2019 - 11 Dec, 2019

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HSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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 

Minimum Eligibility

  • Candidates belonging to the general category and OBC category must secure a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 
  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories must secure a minimum of 55 per cent aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 
  • If the qualifying marks are released in the form of grades, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining. 

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 is divided into two parts. Given below is the detailed description of the application process of HSEE 2020. 

Registration

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

Photograph

  • Given here are the size and dimension details of the images to be uploaded.  The scanned image of the photograph must be in jpg/jpeg format only. 
  • The size of the photo image must be greater than 15 kb and less than 40 kb 
  • The dimension of the photo image must be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5cm (height) only.

Signatures: 

  • The scanned images of the signature must be in jpg/jpeg format only. 
  • The size of the signature image must be greater than 10 kb and less than 30 kb 
  • Dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 (height) only. 
  • Supporting Documents: Scanned images of class 10 Certificate/10+2 certificate (if available)

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

  • Scanned photograph and signatures of the candidate. 
  • Scanned copy of 10th Class Public Examination certificate for Name and proof of date of birth.
  • Scanned copy of 10+2 Class mark sheet (if already passed 10+2 examination). 
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (SC/ST/OBC-NCL-Undertaking).

Application Fee

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. 

  • Female candidates and SC, ST, PwD candidates have to pay Rs. 1200/- 
  • While candidates belonging to the General/ OBC category have to pay - Rs. 2400/-. 
  • Additional service charges Rs.40/-.of the Bank also has to be paid by the candidates.

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. 

Category

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.  

Gender

Candidates can choose the gender from drop-down box as appropriate.  

Nationality 

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.  

E-mail address

Enter a valid e-mail address.

Mobile/Phone Number

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.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 2400
SC, ST PWD Offline, Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1200

English and comprehension skill-

English and comprehension skill: Unit 01
Reading skills
English and comprehension skill: Unit 02
Grammar
English and comprehension skill: Unit 03
Vocabulary

Analytical and quantitative ability+

Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 01
Numbers
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 02
Algebra
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 03
Highest common factor (HCF) and lowest common multiple(LCM)
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 04
Calendar
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 05
Basic statistics -average
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 06
Ratio and proportion
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 07
Profit and loss
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 08
Percentages
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 09
Simple and compound interest
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 10
Work and time
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 11
Discount
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 12
Age sums
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 13
Linear equations
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 14
Elementary trigonometry
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 15
Data interpretation
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 16
Analytical reasoning
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 17
Logical reasoning
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 18
Brainteasers
Analytical and quantitative ability: Unit 19
Patterns

General studies+

General studies: Unit 01
Indian economy
General studies: Unit 02
Indian society and culture
General studies: Unit 03
World affairs
General studies: Unit 04
Environment and ecology

Current affairs and general knowledge

HSEE 2020 Exam Pattern

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.   

Section

Duration

Medium

Type of questions

Part I

2.5 hours

English

Multiple Choice Questions

Part II

30 minutes

Descriptive Questions

Topics in Part I

  • English and Comprehension Skill
  • Analytical and Quantitative Ability
  • General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs
  • Environment and Ecology

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

HSEE 2020 admit card will be released on April 3, 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 - 

  • Name of candidate
  • Photograph
  • Date of birth
  • Address and category of the candidate 
  • Name and the address of the examination centre allotted

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.

HSEE 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Varanasi

Documents Required at Exam

  • HSEE admit card
  • A valid photo id

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.

Tiebreaker

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.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Class 10 certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Category certificate
  • HSEE admit card
  • Character certificate

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Questions related to HSEE

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how to mark the answers in HSEE entrance exam since it is compute-based

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

hi,

see in online exam you will get questions on computer screen and you need to click on the correct option on the screen , there will be a timer on the screen where you may know about how many times are left. how exam wise the window screen will be different, so I suggest you to practice some mock test of aptitude which is available on internet  , there you may get the chances to know about online exam.

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how to mark the answers in HSEE entrance exam since it os computer bsaed

Sharon Rose Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hello,

HSEE is conducted in online and offline.Part 1 is conducted in online mode and part 2 is conducted in offline mode.For online exam mode you will be displayed the questions on the computer console and the questions are of Multiple Choice Questions so 4 options will be displayed along with the question, you can click on the appropriate option to mark it as an answer.All the instructions will be displayed prior to exam kindly read them carefully before attempting the exam.

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whether the rough paper will be provided in HSEE exam to do calculations

Sharon Rose Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hello,

Yes, rough sheets will be provided in the examination hall by the invizilators so you don't need to worry about it.After the admit card is released please read all the instructions mentioned in the admit card so that you will not face any problem while appearing in the exam.Carry the required things as mentioned in the admit card.

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how the essay should be written in HSEE entrance exam and what is the format of it

Shiksha 1st Apr, 2020

Hello!

The second part of the HSEE entrance exam is essay writing. A few tips to ace in essay writing in exam are as follows:

  • Do a good research about various topics you come across. Solve the past years question paper and write on the given topics in past.
  • Present you essay in a structured way: 1) Introduction 2)Your views 3) Main body of essay (elaborate key points) 4)a few potential counter-arguements 5) Conclusion
  • Practice and write with time limit whether it's good or bad.
  • Try to replace common words you used in essay with good vocab word.
  • Correct all your mistakes.

I hope this helps.

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how the essay should be written in HSEE entrance exam

Arshi Ahmed 1st Apr, 2020

hello aspirant

well the HSEE entrance exam is of 2 parts .it a computer based exam and the part 1 consists of 4 subparts and the  2nd part is the essay writing and 30 minutes are given.so here are some key points to write essay:

*kindly review previous question papers and gain knowledge on various topics

*divide your essay into 5 parts - introduction,your views on the topic,main body ,adv or dis adv or arguments ,conclusion.

*make sure you make use of idioms and vocabulary.

*donot waste your time on introduction and try to focus on main body.

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