Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) 2019
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                                                         HSEE is conducted by IIT Madras to shortlist aspirants for admission in five year integrated Master of Arts (MA) programme offered by the college. The first two years of the MA programme offered at IIT Madras are the same. However, after that the course branches into two streams – Integrated MA in Development Studies and Integrated MA in English Studies. Total number of seats on offer in IIT Madras’s MA course are 46 (each year).

                                                         Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) is of three hours duration. The test paper comprises of multiple choice questions (MCQs) as well as descriptive question. The test is extremely competitive and out of the total number of students who appear for HSEE, only 2% are shortlisted for admission.
Important Dates
Events Date
Start Date to Fill HSEE Application Form UPCOMING 12th December 2018
Last Date to Fill Online Application Form through Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card 23rd January 2019
Last Date to Fill Online Application Form through Indian Bank Challan 24th January 2019
Start Date to Check Application Status for HSEE 2019 13th February 2019
Start Date to Download HSEE Admit Card (10 am onwards) 20th March 2019
Last Date to Download HSEE Admit Card (Till 9 am) 21st April 2019
HSEE 2019 Exam 21st April 2019
Declaration of HSEE Result 13th May 2019
Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidate 14th May 2019
Eligibility Criteria
                                                         Candidates meet HSEE 2019 eligibility criteria if they have cleared any of the below mentioned examinations with qualifying marks in 2017 or are appearing for them in 2019:

• The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities
• Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.
• Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
• Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
• Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.
• HSC vocational examination.
• General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
• High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
                                                         The official website informs: “Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class XII examination”. It further states, “In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier”.
                                                        To meet the eligibility criteria for HSEE exam, candidates should have secured atleast 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam if they are from General or OBC category. On the other hand, SC, ST and PwD category candidates meet HSEE 2019 eligibility criteria if they have secure minimum 55% marks in aggregate in the qualifying exam. “Where only letter grades are mentioned in the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining. In case the candidate does not provide such a certificate, the decision of the HSEE admission committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final”, informs the official website of IIT HSEE.

Age Limit: General category candidates are eligible to apply for HSEE 2019 if they are born on or after October 1, 1994. SC/ST/PwD candidates are given age relaxation of 5 years. 
HSEE 2019 Exam Centers
                                                        HSEE 2019 test centres have been declared. HSEE exam is scheduled to be conducted across 16 test cities. Candidates can view IIT HSEE 2019 test centres which are listed below: Ahmedabad , Bengaluru , Bhubaneswar , Chennai , Coimbatore , Guwahati , Hyderabad , Indore , Jammu , Lucknow , Kochi , Kolkata , Mumbai , New Delhi , Pata , Thiruvananthapuram

                                                        The official website informs: “A candidate has to give two choices for the exam centre. If sufficient number of candidates are not available at any of the above listed cities, the same may be dropped, and the candidates will be allocated a centre of second choice in the other city”.
HSEE 2019 Exam Pattern
                                                        HSEE 2019 exam pattern is such that the exam is divided into two parts. HSEE Part I comprises of objective type questions that candidates need to attempt in 2½ hours duration whereas Part II is a descriptive test that is of 30 minutes duration. The question paper is in English language and candidates need to complete the entire HSEE entrance exam in 3 hours duration. At the end of HSEE Part I exam, answer sheets are distributed to aspirants to attempt the question asked in Part II of the entrance exam for IIT Madras admissions 2019.

HSEE Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, aspirants are awarded one mark. There is no negative marking in IIT HSEE.
HSEE 2019 Result
                                                        HSEE result is declared on the official website of IIT Madras. The result of IIT HSEE 2019 is released in the form of a merit list which informs the name and other details of candidates shortlisted for admission. Apart from this, a separate merit list is released with names of candidates who have secured minimum 50% marks in Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam for IIT Madras admissions. A separate rank list is published for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL and PwD categories.

                                                        Result for IIT HSEE is usually declared in the month of May. Further, candidates are informed that all of them need to check their result for the humanities entrance exam online only as no one would be intimated the result by any other means such as post/email/SMS.
HSEE 2019 Admit Card
                                                        HSEE admit card is made available on the official website of IIT Madras. The admit card for IIT HSEE is issued for only those candidates who have duly filled and submitted their application form for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam. Candidates are informed that all of them have to download their HSEE hall ticket from the official website of the exam as no hard copy of the same would be sent to them through post or by any other medium.