Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) is conducted by IIT Madras allow candidates to take admission in five-year integrated Master of Arts (MA) programme offered by the college. HSEE is conducted by IIT Madras to shortlist aspirants for admission in five year integrated Master of Arts (MA) programme offered by the college. The first two years of the MA programme offered at IIT Madras are the same. However, after that the course branches into two streams – Integrated MA in Development Studies and Integrated MA in English Studies. Total number of seats on offer in IIT Madras’s MA course is 52 (each year). In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the institute has decided to conduct this year’s entrance exam in online mode, including Part-II, which is the essay section. Candidates who want to write the essay in pen and paper, can do so by selecting the option while downloading the HSEE admit card, which has been released online on September 1, 2020.

Candidates meet the HSEE 2020 eligibility criteria if they have cleared any of the below-mentioned examinations with qualifying marks in 2018 or are appearing for them in 2020:

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognised 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 recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • HSC 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.

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Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee 11-Dec-2019
Last date for submission of online application 23-Jan-2020
Checking of Application Status from HSEE website – Starts 17-Feb-2020
Checking of Application Status from HSEE website – Ends 6-Mar-2020
Release of HSEE Admit Card 1-Sep-2020
Last date to claim HSEE Admit Card 9-Sep-2020
HSEE Exam Date 9-Sep-2020 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Declaration of HSEE Result 30-Sep-2020
Date to download offer letters for successful candidates 30-Sep-2020