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IIT Madras: Humanities And Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) 2020
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Admission Notice - IIT Humanities And Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) 2020

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IIT Madras: Humanities And Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) 2020
Category : PG Admissions 2020
Published : On December 1, 2019 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Online Application process (HSEE website) - Starts 11th December 2019
Payment of examination fee through Indian Bank challan / Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card - Starts 22nd January 2020
Payment of examination fee through Indian Bank challan / Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card - Ends 23rd January 2020
Last date for submission of online application 22nd January 2020
Admit Card availability for download from the HSEE website by candidate - Ends 19th April 2020
HSEE-2019 Examination 19th April 2020
Declaration of result on HSEE website 15th May 2020
Offer Letters to Candidates - Starts 16th May 2020

IIT Madras has invited applications for the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination for admission to its integrated MA program in Development Studies and English Studies.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research.


Duration: 5 years


Candidates applying for HSEE-2020 must have passed for the first time in 2019 or should be appearing in 2020 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE):

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.

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.

Percentage of Marks in QE:

The candidates belonging to the general category and OBC category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the QE. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the QE. In case 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 such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, the decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Date of birth:

Candidate, whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1995, is eligible for HSEE-2020. However, in the case of SC, ST and PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to these categories / sub-categories born on or after October 01, 1990 are eligible. The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std. / 12th Std.) first Board / Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce a scanned copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as a proof of their age and at the time of admission original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.

Cities for HSEE-2020 :

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

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 to a center in any of the other cities. The address of an Examination Centre for a candidate will be mentioned in the Admit Card, which can be generated online. Request from a candidate for change of city/town allotted to him/her will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

Examination fee: Rs 2400 (for SC/ST/PD (male) candidates is Rs.1200)
Note: No examination fee for female candidates.

Examination fee has to be paid through the Indian Bank challan generated online during the application registration process.
Note: a processing fee of Rs.40 will be charged by the bank (for challan).
through Demand Draft (DD) in favor of “IIT Madras HSEE-2020”, payable at Chennai and the bank charges to be borne by the candidate.
Note: DD allowed only if the town/place doesnot have a branch of Indian Bank.

How to apply:

Application for the HSEE-2020 is only through online mode through the website:

Print the completed application form and affix a colour photograph (against white background). Signatures of the candidate and the parent/guardian are required at the specified places in the form.
Details of the challan or DD to be filled in and checked. Print out of the filled in application along with required documents should be sent to the Chairman, HSEE 2020, JEE office, IIT Madras, Chennai-600036 so as to rech on or before prescribed date.

More Details can be available from the institute website.

Contact Details
 Address  : Chairman, HSEE, JEE Office
IIT Madras, Chennai-600036
 Phone  : 044 - 2257 8220
 Fax  : 044 - 2257 8224
 Mobile  :  
 E-mail  : Contact I
 Website  :



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