About HSEE 2021
Indian Institute of Madras will begin the HSEE 2021 registration process from February 1. 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. The admit card of HSEE 2021 will be released on May 12, in online mode. 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 2021 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|
|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|
HSEE 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Feb, 2021 - 15 Mar, 2021
Application | Mode: Online
12 May, 2021 - 13 Jun, 2021
Admit Card | Mode: Online
13 Jun, 2021
Exam | Mode: Offline
28 Jun, 2021
Result | Mode: Online
30 Jun, 2021
Score card - Start Date | Mode: Online
HSEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of HSEE 2021 mentions the minimum marks required by candidates to apply for HSEE 2021. Candidates who wish to appear for the entrance exam could check the detailed eligibility criteria mentioned. Candidates who wish to apply for HSEE 2021 can check here the eligibility criteria
- 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 2021 is divided into two parts. Given below is the detailed description of the application process of HSEE 2021.
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 2021 will be made through the email ID provided by the candidate during the registration process.
Documents to be Uploaded
- 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.
- 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).
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 2021
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.
|OBC, General||Online, Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 2400|
|SC, ST||PWD||Online, Offline||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 1200|
HSEE 2021 Syllabus
|Reading comprehension skills of a given passage|
|Sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc|
|Meaning, structure, and collocation of words|
Analytical and quantitative ability
Highest common factor (HCF) and lowest common multiple (LCM)
Ratio and proportion
Profit and loss
Simple and compound interest
Work and time
Brainteasers and patterns
|Understanding the economy: Scarcity, opportunity cost, resource allocation, economic systems and their characteristics, features of market economies, forces of demand and supply, elasticity of demand and supply|
|Main features of Indian economy: Natural resources, human resources-population size and composition, literacy and education, occupational distribution|
|Major economic problems: Poverty, unemployment and inequality-concepts, measurement, trends, sectoral distribution and policies, inflation-trends, causes, and remedies|
|Economic growth and development: Meaning and measurement of economic growth, stages of development, national income concepts and trends, trends in savings and investment, human development index, national policy on education|
|Health and health care policies|
|Planning in India: Five-year plans-objectives, priorities, and problems|
|Sectoral development: Agriculture-green revolution and technological changes, current issues and policies, industry-evolution of industrial policies in India (from 1948), strategies for industrial development|
|Public and private sectors, small and medium industries, infrastructure, transport and communication, service sector etc|
|Foreign trade and international economy: Balance of payments, foreign exchange reserves and trade policy, I.M.F., W.T.O., international aid|
|Money, banking, and public finance: Concepts of money and measures of money supply|
Indian society and culture
|Structure of Indian society: Caste, class and tribe, institutions of marriage, family and kinship, political institutions, demographic indicators and trends|
|Social change in India: Sanskritization, modernisation, westernization and secularization, social movements and regionalism, panchayati raj institutions and governance, affirmative action programme of the government, commissions and policy interventions|
|Medieval and modern Indian history: Delhi Sultanate and Mughal era, British raj, uprising of 1857, (social) reform, and resistance movements, Indian national movement and the emergence of the Indian nation|
|Indian philosophy and thinkers: Jainism, Buddhism, orthodox systems, Sikhism, Sufism, Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|Indian traditions and knowledge systems: Classical dance forms, architecture, education, ethics, language and grammar, painting, music, theatre, textiles Indian literature, mathematical and medical systems|
|Emergence of the US and USSR, emergence of UN system, the cold war and nuclear race, disintegration of Soviet Union, decline of communism and rise of nationalism, Arab-Israel conflict, India and the World, NAM and role of India|
|India-China and India-Pakistan relations, China and the World, conflict and wars|
|Democracy and development, challenges to democracy, north-south divide on issues of development, UN and its various developmental and peacekeeping operations, nuclearisation and non-proliferation, India in SAARC and ASEAN|
|International terrorism, fundamentalism and the war on terror, Indo-US relations, new centres of power in Asia, Latin America, and Africa|
|Hunger and poverty, human rights, democracy and development, environmental degradation and green politics, issues of race, ethnicity and gender, deprived classes and minority politics, religion in the contemporary world|
|Culture and civilization, globalization and changing economic, cultural, and political landscape, mass media and cultural change, emergence of various popular mass movements|
Environment and ecology
|Global environmental picture: Population growth, degradation of soils, global atmospheric changes, loss of biodiversity|
|Ecosystems: Structure of ecosystems, biotic structure, categories of organisms, feeding and non-feeding relationships, ecosystems and how they work, elements in living and non-living systems, energy laws, nutrient cycling|
|Pollution: Major forms of pollution and their impact, primary and secondary pollutants, control strategies, indoor pollutants, global warming, international treaties|
|Principles of solar energy, hydropower, wind power, biomass energy, ocean thermal energy, geothermal energy, and tidal power|
Topics based on current affairs and general knowledge
HSEE 2021 Exam Pattern
The HSEE exam pattern 2021 mentions the types of questions and the sectional division and duration to attempt each section. HSEE 2021 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 2021 can check their exam pattern here.
Type of questions
Multiple Choice 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 2021 Admit Card
HSEE 2021 admit card will be released in online mode on May 12 . The admit card of HSEE 2021 will be available to download until the day of examination. The admit card contains the details of the exam centre such as the exam centre address and the reporting time for the exam.
The admit card is available to only those candidates who have completed the application form of HSEE 2021 along with the application fee. The HSEE 2021 admit card contains the following details -
- Name of candidate
- 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 2021 admit card.
In case of any discrepancy, the candidate must inform the Chairman, HSEE, immediately by phone/email/fax.
HSEE 2021 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- HSEE admit card
- A valid photo id
The HSEE 2021 result will be released in online mode on June 28. A common merit list has been prepared for those candidates who have qualified with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in the entrance exam. A separate merit list has been 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.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Class 10 certificate
- Class 12 mark sheet
- Category certificate
- HSEE admit card
- Character certificate
Questions related to HSEE
Hi, I am a 12th Bio Maths student. Im planning to applear for CLAT, HSEE and IPM . please suggest me a practical schedule to balance between the boards and entrance exams. also among the enterance exams , how can i prioritise, as it is includes different areas of study?
You are a bio maths student means you are a science student. You have your 12th board examination as well as your entrance examination. Not to worry , keep calm at first. 1st of all you can schedule your daily life. Like your rising time and your sleeping time. Then you can divided your study time also. Like you can select which time you want to study for board and which time you want to study for entrance examination. You will give CLAT, HSEE and IPM examination. So for those examination you have to practice a lot and practice mcq also. And for board examination you have to practice long term questions answers. So just fixed your time table and don't waste any extra minutes of yours. Because once you study hard you can good result in board and also crack any entrance examination also.
All the best.
is there coaching class for hsee
There are many coachings for HSEE exam. Basically that will be a third party information so, we don't have coachings name. But you can definitely get the name of coachings in the internet. So, surf on the Internet, gather knowledge, check records for that coaching, then only choose that coaching.
Moreover you can check out the following link to know more about HSEE exam :-
If I am very weak In every aspect related to clat ailet and hsee what should I do in my future?
From your profile it seems you're a law aspirant in 11th, if you're interested in pursuing law as a career, then you have to overcome your weaknesses whatever it is, because that's the only way to fulfill your dream. there is nothing that can't be changed or improve upon if consistent efforts are put, there is still enough time left to appear for law entrance exam, since both CLAT and AILET is conducted at national level, hence the competition is huge, but this should act as inspiration to excel the best as per your ability, and you're already a humanities student hence studying various aspects of law will not be that difficult, you may have to deal with sections like english, legal aptitude, general awareness, aptitude but then with practice and consistent efforts you can do fairly well, have confidence in your abilities, we all have our own share of weaknesses whether it comes to any subject or even in person, but don't let your fear hold back you to chase your dreams, as there is time left for you to appear in the entrance exams, get yourself acquainted with the paper pattern and syllabus, choose the right study materials, go through previous year paper, apply mock tests on regullar basis, and you'll surely be able to see improvements from your side, and don't lose hope, or hold back yourself, you have to rise above all your weakness if you want to achieve your dream, if you need any other help or suggestions you can reach out to us anytime.
Did the 2021 HSEE Application start?
The application for HSEE Exam 2021 , has not started yet. But it is expected to start soon. IIT Madras will provide the online facility for HSEE 2021 registration to candidates from the third week of December 2020 at hsee.iitm.ac.in. So, you can check this link for more updates. You can also refer to the link given below, to get more info.
Hope it helps.
How to register for HSEE Entrance Examination?
You can apply for HSEE - 2020 only by online mode through the official website of HSEE - 2020 (hsee.iitm.ac.in)
After applying you have to pay the examination fee as applicable through Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card / Indian Bank e-challan.The e-challan will be generated during the process of application. The examination fee for SC, ST and PwD candidates is Rs.1200/-. The examination fee for All other Candidates is Rs. 2400/-. Additionally, service charges of the Bank will be Rs.40/-.
for detailed application procedure follow this link to the official website of hsee :-
Hope this helps,
All the best!