Humanities & Social Sciences Entrance Examination

IIT HSEE 2018 | Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has invited applications for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) for the year 2018.

HSEE 2018 Entrance exam is conducted for admission to 5year Integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programmes, commencing in the session 2018.

Streams Offered

  • Integrated M.A. in Development Studies Integrated
  • M.A. in English Studies

A brief description of each stream of the programme is given below:

Development Studies: This stream addresses questions of “order and change” in a globalizing world and aims to explore available approaches to fostering development, understood broadly as the goal of providing people the freedom to make their lives better.

English Studies: The English Studies stream has been designed for students with sensitivity for literary and linguistic analyses.

It provides an understanding of literatures in English from around the world with special emphasis on current debates in literary theory, lesser-known literatures and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach.


Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE); the programme has a total of 46 seats each stream will have 23 seats

Allocations of seats to individual streams will be made based on the academic performance of students (CGPA) during the first 3 semesters, student’s preferences, and availability of seats under each discipline

IIT HSEE Exam Date 2018 | HSEE 2018 Exam Date

Online Application Process (HSEE website) – Starts: December 14th 2017

Payment of Exam Fee starts: 04th week of December 2017

Payment of Exam Fee Ends: 04th week of January 2018

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: January 24th 2018

Application Status Check on the Website: 03rd week of February 2018

Admit Card can be downloaded from the HSEE Website by Starts: 02nd week of March 2018

Admit Card can be downloaded from the HSEE Website by Ends: 03rd week of April 2018

Examination Date for HSEE-2018: April 15th 2018

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website: 02nd Week of May 2018

Offer Letters to Candidates: 02nd Week of May 2018

HSEE Eligibility | IIT HSEE Eligibility 2018

Qualifying Examination (QE)

Applicants applying for HSEE-2018 must have either completed or should be appearing in 2016 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE).

The final exam of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (

Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy; senior Secondary School Exam 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 recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

HSC vocational examination.

General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (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.

Applicants who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) exam outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian.

In case the Class XII examination is not a public examination, the Applicant must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.

IIT HSEE Age Limit: Applicant, whose date of birth falls on or after 1st October 1992, is eligible for HSEE-2018; however, in the case of SC/ST & PwD Applicants, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., Applicants belonging to these categories/sub-categories born on or after 1st October 1987 are eligible.

HSEE 2018 Exam Cities

The entrance exam will be conducted in the following nine cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram

IIT HSEE 2018 Admit Card | HSEE Admit Card

After successful registration and payment of required fee through bank challan / demand draft (DD), the Applicants can download their admit card for HSEE-2018 from March 2018, 10.00 am onwards upto April 2018, 05.00pm from the HSEE-2018 website

The admit card will bear the name, photograph, date of birth, address and category of the Applicant along with name and the address of the HSEE-2018 centre.

IIT HSEE Exam 2018 Application Procedure | HSEE Application Form 2018

Application for the HSEE-2018 is only through online mode

Registration: Log on to the website and select from the menu apply online and follow the instructions on the website Enter all the data as per the instructions

The website will prompt you to save your data on the system when necessary

After successfully entering the data, click the finalize button

After this, you cannot edit your application

The system will then generate a printed version of your application along with the Indian Bank Challan Registration is complete only after the payment of examination fee

Exam Fee: Applicants must pay the examination fee as applicable through the challan (generated during registration process) of Indian Bank

The examination fee for General/OBC (NCL) male Applicants is Rs.1600/-

The examination fee for SC/ST/PwD male Applicants is Rs.800/-

In addition, a processing fee of Rs.10/- will be collected by the bank

There is no examination fee for female Applicants of all categories

Payment: Go to any branch of the Indian Bank and pay the examination fees by the challan generated online

Mention/check your application number on both the copies of the challan generated during the online application registration process

Alternatively, you may pay the examination fee through demand draft (DD), in case there is no Indian Bank branch in your place

The demand draft should be drawn in favor of “IIT Madras HSEE-2018”, payable at Chennai and the bank charges will be borne by you

Send the completed application form, an attested copy of your 10th/10+2 certificate/date of birth certificate, an attested copy of category certificate, if applicable, and the institute copy of the Indian Bank challan or demand draft in an A4 size envelope and post it by speed post or registered post to the Chairman, HSEE-2017, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036 on or before 24th January 2018, 05.00 p.m.

IIT HSEE 2018: Notification, Exam, Eligibility, Application, Exam Date
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