HSEE 2021 Notification

IIT Madras is an institute of national importance as well as the centre of excellence for higher studies in India. The institute offers excellent quality education in different streams like Humanities, Management, Technology, Sciences and Engineering. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the first departments at IIT Madras. The department offers multi-disciplinary courses in the diverse streams like Economic, English Development Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Health Studies, International Relations, Politics and Sociology. The department also offers Doctoral programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences along with undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.
Besides, the institute introduced five-year integrated Masters of Arts programmes in Development Studies and English Studies. For admissions to five-year integrated programme, IIT Madras conducts HSEE or Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam. For 2021 admissions, IIT Madras will be conducting HSEE 2021 on 13th June 2021, for which the institute will start the applications from February 1, 2021. There are 58 seats in the five-year integrated MA programme. Candidates seeking admissions to the above-mentioned programmes are required to sit for the HSEE examination. The exam will take place across 16 cities of India. Hence, the exam is a national level examination.
Since the HSEE 2021 notification is out, here is some more important information about HSEE that you must know.
HSEE 2021: Important Facts
Examination Name
Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination
Conducting Body
IIT Madras
Abbreviated Name
Examination Level
Examination Type
Examination Mode
Partly (Online and Offline)
Programmes Offered
Integrated M.A in Development Studies and Integrated M.A. in English Studies
Intake Capacity
HSEE 2021: Important Dates
Release of Notification
28 December 2020
Online Application Starts
1 February 2021
Last Date for Submission of Online Application
  1. Payment via Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card
  2. Indian Bank Challans
  1. 15 March 2021
  3. 16 March 2021
Check Application Status
31 March – 30 April, 2021
Admit Cards Download Starts
12 May – 13 June 2021
HSEE 2021 Exam Date
13 June 2021
Copy of Candidate responses to be available on the website by
21 June -23 June 2021, 5:00 PM
Declaration of Results
28 June 2021
Selected candidates can download Offer Letter by
30 June 2021
HSEE 2021: Key Facts
  • IIT Madras will conduct HSEE 2021 for admissions to its five-year integrated programme M.A. in Development Studies and M.A. in English Studies.
  • The multi-disciplinary programmes offered by the institute are designed specifically to provide students with an exposure to different streams of studies, as well as to help them become competent and have a firm perspective.
  • HSEE 2021 exam will be of 3 hours duration and will be divided in two parts –Part 1: MCQs (150 minutes) and Part 2: Essay Writing (30 minutes).
  • Part 1 of HSEE is segregated into 3 sections –English and Comprehension Skills, Analytical and Quantitative Ability and General Studies. HSEE 2021 has a negative marking in Part 1.
  • The General Studies section has the highest weightage over the other sections.
  • Part 2 of HSEE is of 100% weightage and contains no negative marking.
  • The institute does not accept any requests for re-grading and re-totalling. Part 1 of the exam is administered by the computers, whereas the Part 2 – Essay Writing involves multiple checking by the invigilators and is done in a highly confidential and impersonal way.
Hope the article provides the important information about HSEE 2021 and meets your requirements. However, for any other information you can visit the official website of HSEE, i.e., hsee.iitm.ac.in.
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