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IIT HSEE 2019: Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Process

IIT HSEE 2019 | Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) 2019

IIT HSEE 2019: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has invited applications for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) for the year 2019. HSEE 2019 Entrance exam is conducted for admission to 5year Integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programmes, commencing in the session 2019.

Streams Offered

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

Also See: MA Admission

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 Dates 2019



Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee – Starts
Payment Option A:
Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts
Payment Option B:
Indian Bank Challan – Starts
December 12, 2018
Last Date for submission of online application
1) for payment made by Option A – Ends 1) January 23, 2019
2) for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been completed by January 23, 2019) – Ends 2) January 24, 2019
Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Applicants – Starts February 13, 2019
Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Applicants – Starts March 20, 2019
Admit card can be downloaded from the HSEE Website by Applicants – Ends April 21, 2019
Examination Date for HSEE 2019 April 21, 2019
Declaration of Result on HSEE Website May 13, 2019
Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Applicants – Starts May 14, 2019

IIT HSEE 2019 Eligibility

Qualifying Examination (QE)

Applicants applying for HSEE-2019 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 (www.aiuweb.org).

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 1994, is eligible for HSEE-2019; 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 1989 are eligible.

HSEE 2019 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 2019 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-2019 from March 20, 2019, 10.00 am onwards upto April 21, 2019 from the HSEE-2019 website http://hsee.iitm.ac.in

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-2019 centre.

IIT HSEE Exam 2019 Application Process

Application for the HSEE-2019 is only through online mode

Registration: Log on to the website http://hsee.iitm.ac.in 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-2019”, 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-2019, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036 on or before 24th January 2019, 05.00 p.m.

IIT HSEE Exam Pattern

Type of Question Paper: HSEE 2019 exam is of three hours duration and has two parts. Part I consists of objective type multiple-choice questions for 2½ hours duration (150 minutes), administered through computer. Part II involves essay writing for 30 minutes to be written on answer sheet distributed to the candidates at the end of Part I

Part I covers the following topics: (i) English and Comprehension Skill; (ii) Analytical and Quantitative Ability; (iii) General Studies covering the areas of India Economics and (iv) Environment and Ecology)

Part II requires the applicants to write an essay on general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion

Language of Questions Paper: English

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