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IIT Madras HSEE 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination : Indian Institute of Technology

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Organisation : IIT Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
Entrance Exam : HSEE-2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination
Date of Examination : 16, April 2017

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Admission is solely through Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE). The programme has a total of 46 seats; each stream will have 23 seats.

Related : IIT Madras HSEE 2016 Eligibility :

Allocations of seats to individual streams will be made based on the academic performance of students (CGPA) during the first three semesters, students’ preferences, and availability of seats under each discipline.

HSEE – 2017 is of three hours duration and has two parts. Part I consists of objective type multiple choice questions for 2½ hours duration (150 Minutes), administered through computer. Part II involves essay writing for 30 minutes to be written on answer sheet distributed to the candidates at the end of Part I.

Eligibility Criteria :
Qualifying Examination :
Candidates applying for HSEE-2017 must have passed any one of the following qualifying examinations for the first time in 2016 or should be appearing in 2017.
** 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.
** 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.

Application Procedure :
Application for HSEE-2017 is only through online mode. The procedure is given below. Candidate needs access to a computer with Internet connection and a printer.

I. Registration: Log on to the site in and select from the menu “Apply Online” and follow the instructions on the site. Enter all the data as per the instructions. The site will prompt to save the data on the system when necessary.

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II. Upload scanned (a) Photograph, (b) Signatures and (c) Supporting Documents: Photograph: The scanned image of photograph should be in jpg/jpeg format only. The size of the photo image must be greater than 15 kb and less than 40 kb and the dimension of the photo image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5cm (height) only.

Signatures: The scanned images of signature should be in jpg/jpeg format only. The
size of the signature image must be greater than 10 kb and less than 30 kb and the
dimension of signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 (height) only.

Supporting Documents: Scanned images of 10th Certificate/10+2 certificate (if available)/Date of Birth Certificate/OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD category certificate (if applicable) should be in jpg/jpeg format only.

After successfully entering the data, click the ‘finalize’ button. After this, the details cannot be edited.

III. Examination Fee: Candidates must pay the examination fee as applicable is through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/Indian Bank challan that will be generated during the process of application. The examination fee for female candidates and SC, ST, PwD candidates is Rs. 1100/- and for all other candidates it is Rs. 2200/-. Additionally, the service charges of the Bank will be Rs.35/-.

IV. Payment by Indian Bank e-challan: A bank challan of Indian Bank will be generated during the online process of application. The candidate has to go to any branch of the Indian Bank along with a printed challan and pay the fee. The candidate must verify that the application numbers on both the copies of the challans are the same as that in the application.

Check the challan details at the specified places in the application: Challan No.; Branch Code; Transaction No./Journal No.; Date of Payment. Ensure that the seal of the bank branch and the signature of the banker are affixed on the challan in the space provided.

V. Payment by Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card: The candidate has to select the option to pay the application fee and follow the online instructions to complete the payment. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the acknowledgement page.

VI. Last Date:
Completed application form has to be submitted online only, along with the scanned photograph, signature, copies of relevant certificates and payment details of examination fee through either offline mode (system generated Indian Bank challan) or online modes (net banking/credit cards/debit cards) on or before January 27, 2017.

For all completely submitted application including fee, the receipt of application online will be reflected on the HSEE website. Candidates can check the HSEE website for the status of their applications after February 17, 2017.

Important Dates :
Online Application process (HSEE website) – Starts December 17, 2016
Payment of Examination Fee through Indian Bank Challan / Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts December 17, 2016
Payment of Examination Fee through Indian Bank Challan / Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Ends January 27, 2017
Last Date for Submission of Online Application January 27, 2017
Application Status Check on the Website February 17, 2017
Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates – Starts March 14, 2017
Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates – Ends April 15, 2017
Examination Date for HSEE-2017 April 16, 2017
Declaration of Result on HSEE Website May 9, 2017
Offer Letters to Candidates – Starts May 10, 2017

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