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HSEE 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination 2021 or HSEE 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to M.A. (Development Studies) (Integrated) and M.A. (English Studies) (Integrated). HSEE 2021 is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

HSEE for the year 2021 has been announced by Indian Institute of Technology Madras and will be held on 13/06/2021. The application forms will be available from 01/02/2021 till 15/03/2021. The exam is in online mode. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 12/05/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 28/06/2021.

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To get all details about HSEE 2021 Download Brochure

HSEE 2021 Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

HSEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

A Candidate should have appeared any one of the following qualifying examinations for the

first time in either 2020 or 2021.

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
  • 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.
  • Class XII skill courses of CBSE.
  • 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.

There are no restrictions on the number of attempts for the HSEE 2021 Exam.

Nationality of Candidate

In HSEE 2021, the following people of nationalities can apply:

1. Indian Nationals

2. NRIs

3. OCIs

4. PIOs


HSEE 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 01/02/2021 15/03/2021
Admit Card Release Date 12/05/2021 13/06/2021
HSEE 2021 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 13/06/2021
  • Declaration of result 28/06/2021 -
    To get all details about HSEE 2021 Download Brochure

    HSEE 2021 Prospectus

    Link: View/Download

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    Test Centre Details

    • The information of the Test centre allocated is provided along with admit card.
    • It includes the address of the centre.
    • One should locate the centre on Google Maps.
    • It is a good practice and strongly advised to visit the centre one day before to know about the time taken to reach the centre. By doing so one can reach well in time on the examination day. It prevents wastage of time trying to locate the centre and thus avoids the stress created if the centre is not easy to find.

    Important Dates : 

    Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee - Starts
    Payment Option A:
     Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts
    Payment Option B:
     Indian Bank Challan - Starts

    01 February 2021

    Last Date for submission of online application

    for payment made by Option A - Ends

    for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been  completed by March 15, 2021) - Ends

    15 March 2021

    16 March 2021

    Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Candidates31 March 2021 to
    30 April 2021
    Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates12 May 2021 to
    13 June 2021
    Examination Date for HSEE-202113 June 2021
    Copy of candidate responses to be available on the HSEE - 2021 website

    21 June 2021 to

    23 June 2021 05:00 pm

    Declaration of Result on HSEE Website28 June 2021
    Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates – Starts30 June 2021

    HSEE 2021 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    All OthersRs.2400/-
    SC / ST / PwDRs.1200/-

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    General Instructions for filling up the Application Form

    Students applying for the HSEE 2021 have to fill up the application form on the official site.

    A student can submit the application for only once; multiple forms will be rejected.

    The submission is ONLINE only

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of HSEE 2021

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity
    • Qualification details
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format (size between 15 kb–40 kb) Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format (size between 10 kb–30 kb)
    • Functional e-mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone numbers can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility, UPI or PAYTM Service is a must.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form:

    Step-1: Students have to register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created.

    Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections.

    Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature and Left Thumb Impression.

    Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI / PAYTM

    Important Instructions about Application Process

    1. All steps have to be completed before you can submit the form.

    2. Incomplete forms will be rejected.

    3. Please keep visiting the HSEE 2021 official website for the latest updates.

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    HSEE 2021 Syllabus

    Syllabus for HSEE 2021 Exam

    The Questions for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus as notified in the Prospectus or Information Brochure of HSEE 2021 exam as set by the Governing body.

    This syllabus can also be viewed in the prospectus or Information Brochure of HSEE 2021 Exam


    Subjects for HSEE 2021 Exam

    PART I

    • English and Comprehension skill
    • Analytical and Quantitative Ability

    General Studies

    • Indian Economy
    • Indian Society and Culture
    • World Affairs:
    • Environment and Ecology


    • Topics for the essay writing in Part II will be based on current affairs and general knowledge.  The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated  with examples, wherever possible.

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    HSEE 2021 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 12/05/2021
    Admit Card Download End Date 13/06/2021    8:00 am

    Admit Card Download Url

    Link: View/Download

    HSEE 2021 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 13/06/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    Preparation for the Exam Day
    • The Admit card should be downloaded and printed Immediately.
    • A few copies of the Admit Card should be kept in reserve as these are also used at the time of admission and counselling.
    • Photo to be fixed on the admit card, if required
    • Documents to be taken to the Exam centre should be kept ready.
    • Copy of the photo may be required to be taken to the Test Centre.
    • Stationary related articles as mentioned should be kept ready.
    Before entering the Exam Centre
    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card.
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually, no bags are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones/pager / wireless set/scanner/camera or any such electronic/digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.

    After entering the centre

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat.
    • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
    • Smoking is not allowed.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet/cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.

    More Information

    The mode of availability of the admit card is online.

    Admit Card can be downloaded from the official site

    The Admit Card for HSEE 2021 can be accessed using the Registration number and Date of Birth.

    The admit card of HSEE 2021 contains a lot of information including

    • Name
    • Roll Number
    • Test Centre
    • Date and time of the Exam
    • Exam day instructions
    • Documents to carry for the exam
    • Dress Code
    • Exam Day instructions
    To get all details about HSEE 2021 Download Brochure

    HSEE 2021 Results

    Result Declaration28/06/2021

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