IIT Madras Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) 2013

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)-2013
Five year Integrated Master of Arts (M.A) Admission-2013

  • Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)
  • The five year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programme is designed to meet the needs of students who seek a broader learning forum and who appreciate the unique design of inter-disciplinary studies
  • The programme encourages students to engage in critical thinking and research on ideas, people, society and the human condition
  • HSEE-2013 is intended to admit students to this programme in two streams
  • Development Studies, English Studies
  • The first two years of the curriculum are common to all students, after which they branch out into one of the two streams

Seats: 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


  • Candidates applying for HSEE-2013 should have either completed or should be appearing in 2013 in any one of the following qualifying examinations
  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/state board, such as CBSE, New Delhi, CISCE, New Delhi etc
  • Intermediate or two year Pre-university examination conducted by a recognized board/university
  • Final examination of the two year course of the joint services wing of the National Defence Academy
  • General certificate education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  • High school certificate examination of the Cambridge University
  • Any public school/board/university examination in India or in any foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system
  • HSC vocational examination
  • Senior secondary school examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five Subjects
  • The candidates belonging to the general category and OBC (CL/NCL) must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the qualifying examination
  • If any board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on 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

Age Limit:

  • A candidate, whose date of birth falls on or after 01st October, 1988, is eligible for HSEE-2013
  • However, in the case of SC/ST/PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, (candidates belonging to these categories/subcategories born on or after 01st October, 1983 are eligible)
  • The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th/12th std) first Board/Pre-University certificate will be taken as authentic

Foreign Nationals:

  • Admission to the M.A. program for all foreign nationals will be made through HSEE-2013 only
  • The eligibility requirements for foreign nationals will be same as those meant for the general category candidates in India

Exam Centres: The entrance exam will be conducted on 21st April, 2013, Sunday, 10.00 a.m .to 01.00 p.m. in the following cities

Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram

The address of an exam centre for a candidate will be mentioned in the admit card, which can be generated online

Admit Card:

  • After successful registration and payment of required fee through bank challan/demand draft, the candidates can download their admit card for HSEE-2013 from 18th March, 2013, 10.00 a.m. onwards upto 18th April, 2013, 05.00 p.m. from the HSEE-2013 website http://hsee.iitm.ac.in
  • The admit card will bear the name, photograph, date of birth, address and category of the candidate along with name and the address of the HSEE-2013 centre
  • The candidate should carefully examine the admit card for all the entries made therein

Merit List:

  • Rank list will be prepared based on the aggregate marks obtained in HSEE-2013
  • A common rank list made up of candidates who score at least 50% in HSEE-2013 will be prepared
  • Separate rank lists will be prepared corresponding to OBC (NCL)/SC/ST/PD categories
  • Candidates of OBC (NCL) category must score at least 45% in HSEE-2013 examination in order to be in the OBC rank list
  • Candidates of SC/ST categories must score at least 25% in the HSEE-2013, in order to be in their respective rank lists
  • A common rank list will be prepared for PD candidates
  • To be in the PD rank list, candidates must score at least 25% in the HSEE-2013 exam in aggregate
  • The ranks/scores of the candidates will be available for viewing in the HSEE website on 15th May, 2013

Application Form: Application for the HSEE-2013 is only through online mode

  • 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
  • Candidates 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 candidates is Rs 1600/-
  • The examination fee for SC/ST/PD male candidates is Rs 800/-
  • In addition, a processing fee of Rs 10/- will be collected by the bank
  • There is no examination fee for female candidates of all categories
  • 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, in case there is no Indian Bank branch in your place
  • The demand draft should be drawn in favor of IIT Madras HSEE-2013, 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-2013, JEE Office,
IIT Madras,

on or before 28th January, 2013, 05.00 p.m.

Candidates should check the HSEE website for the status of their applications after 15th February, 2013

Important Dates

  • Online application process (HSEE website) starts: 19th December, 2012
  • Online application process (HSEE website) ends: 18th January, 2013
  • Payment of examination fee through Indian Bank challan starts: 19th December, 2012
  • Payment of examination fee through Indian Bank challan ends: 25th January, 2013
  • Last date for receiving completed application from the candidate by registered or speed post: 28th January, 2013
  • Admit card availability for download (from HSEE website) by candidates starts: 18th March, 2013
  • Admit card availability for download (from HSEE website) by candidates ends: 18th April, 2013
  • HSEE-2013 online examination: 21st April, 2013

Result declaration on HSEE website: 15th May, 2013

Offer letters to candidates starts: 16th May, 2013

I am pursuing my second year

lalit aradhya g's picture

I am pursuing my second year Intermediate, Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Examination, and the second year exams would be over by 20 march, 2013. The intermediate Pass Certificate and the marks sheets would be available only by May 2013. (Date not known).. By what date i should be submitting my Intermediate Marks sheets in should i be selected in HSEE 2013? Also, may please provide syllabus and model papers for the HSEE 2013 for guidance. With regards. lalit

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