HSEE 2019 – Notification, Apply Online, Application Form, Syllabus

HSEE 2019 Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Date :

To get the admission in IIT’s in the discipline of humanities at the branch of IIT, Madras, the only gateway is IIT’s HSEE. IIT Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination is the examination which is held for providing admission in the 5 year integrated course of M.A. after the completion of class 12th examination. The discipline of humanities is a multi-disciplinary programme  which covers many different subjects like English, international relations, foreign languages, culture studies, economics, sociology, philosophy, drama & theatre and much more.

HSEE notification

Students studying this course make the strong foundation in the subjects related to social sciences and they prepare for the Civil Services Examination. So, the candidates interested in pursuing their studies from IIT Madras in humanities have to appear in HSEE 2019, a national level exam. The shortlisted candidates will get admission in the course of 5 year integrated Master of Arts. This course focuses on encouraging the critical thinking. In starting, first two years of 5 year course will be same for all the students but then they have to select from the following:

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

46 seats are sanctioned for this programme.

IIT HSEE 2019 Official Notification

Interested students should keep an eye on the official notification of IIT HSEE 2019. The admission for the session 2019-20 is soon going to start at the end of this year. Official notification link will be updated here after release of IIT HSSE 2019 notification.

HSEE 2019 Important Dates

Here, we present the tentative dates for HSEE 2019 to assist the candidates in the preparation of HSEE. The official notification with all the important dates will get released soon in the coming few months.

Commencement of HSEE applicationII week of December 2018
Commencement of paying HSEE application fees 2019II week of December 2018
Last date for the payment of application feesIII week of January 2019
End date for the submission of HSEE application formIII week of January 2019
Last date for the payment of application fees via bank e-challanLast week of January 2019
Date for checking application statusII week of February 2019
Issue of HSEE admit CardII week of March 2019
Last date for the download of HSEE admit cardII week of April 2019
Exam Date of HSEE 2019III week of April 2019
Declaration of HSEE result 2019II week of May 2019

HSEE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for HSEE 2019 must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the desirable course. Passed candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria in order to appear in the entrance examination of humanities. They should have completed either of the following examination or appearing in one of them.


  • Final examination of 10+2 that is conducted by a State or Central Board that must be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Pre-university examination (intermediate or 2-year) that is conducted either by a University of Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination which must be conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling and the students must have studied minimum of 5 subjects.
  • H.S.C. Vocational Examination
  • Either High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office of Geneva.

In case, when the candidates has completed the class 12th not from India and that too not from the Board specified above, then, those candidates have to present the certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to prove that the examination which they have passed is equivalent to the Class 10+2 examination.

Percentage in Qualifying Examination

Candidates who belong to General Category and OBC category must have obtained minimum score of 60% as the aggregate marks in class 12th. However, there is a relaxation in minimum qualifying marks for the candidates of reserved category. Candidates of reserved category have to score minimum of 55% marks in the last qualifying examination.

Date of Birth

Interested candidates whose DOB falls either on or after October 01,1994 can apply for HSEE 2019. However, candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD category have the relaxation of 5 years.

Date of birth mentioned in the certificate of class 10th and 12th will be considered and during the submission of original documents, these certificates are required to confirm the date of birth. Failing to submit these documents will lead to disqualification of candidates.

HSEE 2019 Application Form

HSEE application form will be filled before the completion of deadline only. It will be advisable to fill and submit the complete application form in order to prevent from last minute problems. The mode of application is online only. No hard copy of application form will be sent to the IIT.

  • Before filling application form, registration part is an important part to complete as it will generate the registration ID and Password.
  • These information is required to proceed with filling up of HSEE application form.
  • Candidates must ensure that during registration process, they have vaild email ID along with the mobile number.
  • They should also get the scanned copy of their signature, photograph and required documents as failing to upload these will result in failure of submission of application form.
  • In the last, don’t forget to pay the application fees as it is important and mandatory to pay the application fees for the successful submission of application form.

After the successful submission of everything in the whole process of application form, one can check his/ her status online on the official website.

Documents needed at the time of submission of application form

  • Scanned photograph
  • Scanned signature
  • Class 10th certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Category certificate, if applicable
  • PwD certificate, if applicable

Application fee

However, the application fee is different for different categories.

General CategoryRs. 2400/-
SC/ST/PwD/Female candidatesRs. 1200/-

In addition, they will also pay RS 40 as the service charge of the Bank. It will be paid either via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or challan of Indian Bank. It is non-refundable.

HSEE 2019 Exam Pattern

The exam paper will have only Multiple Choice Questions in Part 1 whereas in Part 2, there will be descriptive question only.

Time allotted for Part 1 is 150 minutes and for Part 2 is 30 minutes.

HSEE 2019 Syllabus

There are two parts in HSEE 2019: Part 1 and Part 2.

Part 1:

This section will include the questions from the areas mentioned below:

  • English: It will test the ability of the candidate to understand English Language and use of it.
    • Reading Skills
    • Grammar
    • Vocabulary
  • Analytical and Quantitative Ability: It will analyse the analytical skills of the candidates in addition to quantitative abilities.
    • Data interpretation, Brainteasers, Logical reasoning, Analytical reasoning and Patterns
    • Algebra, Numbers, Average, Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Calendar, elementary trigonometry Basic Statistics, Ratio and proportion, Work and time, Profit and Loss, linear equations, Discount, Percentages, Simple Interest, Compound Interest and Age sums.
  • General Studies:
    • Indian Economy:
      • Understanding the Economy
      • Main features of Indian Economy
      • Major Economic problems
      • Economic growth and development
      • Sectoral Development
      • Foreign Trade and International Economy
      • Money, Banking and Public Finance
    • Indian Society and Culture
    • World Affair
    • Environment And Ecology

Part 2:

This section will consist of essay writing that will be on the basis of general knowledge and current affairs.

HSEE 2019 Admit Card

Candidates will download HSEE Hall Ticket 2019 as no admit card will be sent through via post. It is an important document which includes important information related to candidate and exam. Without HSEE admit card, they will not be permitted in the exam hall.

HSEE 2019 cut off

To qualify the written examination of IIT Madras HSEE, one need to attain cut off marks. It will be the basis of HSEE merit list and admission will be offered on HSEE merit list.

HSEE 2019 Result

It will be declared online on the official website. One can check the HSEE result 2019 with the help of their registration ID.


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