IIT Madras HSEE 2020 (Postponed): New Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Process, Selection Procedure and Exam Pattern

HSEE 2020, scheduled on July 28, 2020, has been postponed. HSEE is conducted by IIT Madras for admission to five-year integrated M.A course. Class 12 from a recognised board is the major eligibility criterion for HSEE.

IIT Madras HSEE 2020 (Postponed): New Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Process, Selection Procedure and Exam Pattern

HSEE 2020, which is scheduled to be conducted on July 28, 2020, has been postponed. New exam date will be announced soon. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madrasconducts HSEE (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) for admission to a five-year integrated M.A course in two streams, i.e. English Studies and Development Studies. The first two years of this five-year intergraded course will be the same for both the two streams and the allocation of the stream will be based on the students’ preferences.

HSEE 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for HSEE 2020 can be checked here -

Registration start dateDecember 11, 2020
Registration last dateJanuary 23, 2020
HSEE 2020 Admit CardDelayed
HSEE 2020 Exam DatePostponed

Eligibility Criteria for IIT Madras HSEE 2020

  • Class 12 pass from a recognised board. Candidates who are pursuing Class 12 can also apply.
  • Candidates who passed or are pursuing final year course of Joint Services Wing of National Defence Academy can also apply.
  • Class 12 NIOS students with a minimum of five subjects are also eligible for HSEE.
  • International students who passed Class 12 from a recognised board can also apply for the IIT Madras HSEE entrance exam.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Class should be 60% marks for General and OBC categories, 55% for Reserved and PWD categories.
  • The upper age limit is 25 years for General and OBC categories, and 30 years for reserved categories.
  • Candidate can also have qualified High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

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IIT Madras HSEE Application Process 2020

  • The online application form needs to be filled for HSEE.
  • Visit the official website of HSEE IIT Madras
  • Complete the "Registration" on the official website
  • After the registration process, login with login credentials
  • Fill the application form with personal, educational/ academic and contact details
  • Upload the scanned copies of signature, photograph and supporting documents
  • Pay the application fee
  • The application fee for female and reserved category candidates is Rs. 1,200
  • The application fee for General and OBC category is Rs. 2,400

IIT Madras HSEE Selection Process

  • IIT Madras will prepare a common rank list of all the candidates who score above 50% in HSEE.
  • A separate rank list will be prepared for SC/ ST, PwD and OBC-NCL categories.
  • OBC-NCL candidates must score at least 45% marks in HSEE to feature in the rank list.
  • SC/ ST and PwD categories must score at least 25% marks in HSEE to feature in the rank list.
  • General and OBC category students must score 50% marks in HSEE.
  • The seat allocation is made on the basis of merit and availability of seats.

IIT Madras HSEE Exam Pattern

  • HSEE Exam is divided into Part I and Part II.
  • Part I exam will have multiple-choice questions, and the duration of the exam is 2 ½ hours.
  • Part II consists of Essay Writing, and the duration is 30 minutes.
  • The HSEE question paper will be in the English language.
  • For better performance in Part I, students will have to focus more on the topics related to Environment and Ecology, World Affairs, Indian Society and Culture, Indian Economy, English Language and Comprehension and Analytical and Quantitative Ability.

Candidates who have applied for HSEE 2020 can download the admit cards from March 18, 2020 onwards.


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