HSEE 2018 (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) 2018
Exam Date: 15/04/2018 Exam State: All India Last Date: 24/01/2018

Exam Details
HSEE 2018
The Chairman, HSEE - 2018JEE Office, IIT Madras
Chennai - 600 036
Phone: 044 2257 8220
Fax: 044 2257 8224
e-mail: hsee@iitm.ac.in

The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination or HSEE is a national level entrance test conducted every year by Indian Institute of Technology Madras for admission to the master programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Institute. The test is completely computer based and is usually conducted in the second or third week of April in various cities across India. The HSEE started in the year 2006 coinciding with the launch of the M.A. programme at IIT Madras. This is the only test of its kind, which admits students to a five year integrated masters programme in humanities and social sciences subjects offered by an IIT.

List of Test States:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Varanasi


Candidates applying for HSEE-2018 must have passed any one of the following qualifying examinations for the first time in 2017 or should be appearing in 2018. 

  • The final examination 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 examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination 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.
  • H.S.C. vocational examination.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (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.

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: Candidates belonging to the general category and OBC category must secure a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.

Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories must secure a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 

In case the candidate does not provide such a certificate, the decision of the HSEE admission committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.

Age: Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible for HSEE-2018. However, in the case of SC, ST and PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD and born on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible.

Admission process

Candidate can apply for HSEE - 2018 ‘ON-LINE’ only through the official website of HSEE 2018 (hsee.iitm.ac.in).

Examination Fee: Candidates must pay the examination fee as applicable through Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card / Indian Bank challan that will be generated during the process of application. The examination fee for Female, SC, ST and PwD candidates is Rs.1200/-. The examination fee for All other Candidates is Rs. 2400/-. Additionally, service charges of the Bank will be Rs.40/-.

The fee may be paid either by Netbanking/credit/debit card or through e-challan of Indian Bank.

A candidate is allowed to submit only one Application Form. Multiple Applications of a candidate are liable to be rejected.

All correspondence related to HSEE – 2018 should be addressed to the Chairman, HSEE - 2018, JEE Office, I.I.T. Madras, Chennai – 600036.

Candidates should check the HSEE website for the status of their applications after February 16, 2018.



Important Dates

HSEE 2018 Dates/Notification

Examination Date for HSEE 2018: April 15, 2018

Online Application process (HSEE website) - Starts: December 14, 2017

Payment of Examination Fee through Indian Bank Challan / Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card - Starts: December 14, 2017

Payment of Examination Fee through Indian Bank Challan / Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card - Ends: January 24, 2018

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

Application Status Check on the Website: February 16, 2018

Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates – Starts:  March 14, 2018

Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates - Ends:  April 14, 2018

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website: May 15, 2018

Offer Letters to Candidates - Starts: May 16, 2018


For More Information Please Visit: http://hsee.iitm.ac.in