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IIT Madras Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam 2021 :

Organisation : IIT Madras
Exam Name : HSEE 2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination
Last Date : March 16, 2021
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The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination or HSEE is a national level entrance test conducted every year by Indian Institute of Technology Madras for admission to the master programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the institute.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Date of Birth:
Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1996 are eligible for HSEE-2021. However, in the case of SC, ST and PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD and born on or after October 01, 1991 are eligible.

The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std./12th Std.) first Board/ Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce a scanned copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as proof of their age and at the time of admission original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.

How To Apply?

All applications are to be made through online mode. Visit:

Exam Fee

SC / ST / PwD : Rs. 1200/-
All Others : Rs. 2400/-

Important Dates

Activity Date
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
February 01, 2021
Last Date for submission of online application 1) March 15, 20212) March 16, 2021
1) for payment made by Option A – Ends
2) for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been completed by March 15, 2021) – Ends
Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Candidates March 31, 2021 to April 30, 2021
Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates May 12, 2021 to June 13, 2021
Examination Date for HSEE-2021 June 13, 2021
Copy of candidate responses to be available on the HSEE – 2021 website June 21, 2021 to June 23, 2021, 05:00 PM
Declaration of Result on HSEE Website June 28, 2021
Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates – Starts June 30, 2021


The Chairman, HSEE – 2021
JEE Office, IIT Madras
Chennai – 600 036

Phone: 044 2257 8220

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