IIT Madras HSEE 2022: Dates (Revised), Application Form, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus & Results

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam 2022 ( HSEE )


Admit Card: 13 Jul '22 - 31 Jul '22

Arpta Singh

Arpta SinghSenior Executive – Content

Updated on Jun 20, 2022 18:23 IST

HSEE 2022 exam has been resecheduled by IIT Madras, exam conducting body. Along with the exam schedule, HSEE 2022 application deadline was extended from May 31 to June 5. Earlier, application deadline was extended from April 27 to May 31. HSEE registration process started on March 9. As per the latest official notification, revised HSEE 2022 exam date July 31. Earlier, HSEE exam was scheduled to be held on June 12, 2022. 

Candidates can check the below space to know more about the application form, exam schedule, result and other exam related important details here.

What is HSEE?

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) is conducted by IIT Madras and allows candidates to take 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). The official dates for HSEE 2022 have been released and the national-level entrance exam is scheduled to be held on June 12, 2022. 

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HSEE Exam Highlights

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Examination Name

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Examination Level


Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Examination mode


Examination Type


Exam Fee

INR 2400 (Offline) INR 2400 (Online)

Medium of Exam


Mode of Application


Mode of Counselling


Programmes Offered


Seats Offered


HSEE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who are aspiring to apply for the HSEE 2022 exam, need to check the below mentioned eligibility criteria for the same:

Age Limit: General category candidates are eligible to apply for HSEE 2022 if they are born on or after October 1, 1995. SC/ST/PwD candidates are given age relaxation of 5 years. 

Candidates meet the HSEE 2022 eligibility criteria if they have cleared any of the below-mentioned examinations with qualifying marks in 2018 or are appearing for them in 2022:

  • 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.

The official website informs: “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”. It further states, “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”.

To meet the eligibility criteria for HSEE exam, candidates should have secured atleast 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam if they are from General or OBC category. On the other hand, SC, ST and PwD category candidates meet HSEE 2019 eligibility criteria if they have secure minimum 55% marks in aggregate in the qualifying exam.

“Where only letter grades are mentioned in 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 the candidate does not provide such a certificate, the decision of the HSEE admission committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final”, informs the official website of IIT HSEE.

HSEE 2022 Important Dates

HSEE 2022 examination schedule has been announced by the exam conducting body. Candidates can check the below given table to know about all the important details related to exam dates and events:

HSEE 2022 Exam Events  

HSEE 2022 Exam Dates  

HSEE 2022 official notification  


Release of HSEE Application Form  


Last Date to Apply for HSEE  

27-Apr-2022 31-May-2022 05-Jun-2022 

Last Date for submission of online application for payment by through Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card

31-May-2022 05-Jun-2022

Last Date for submission of online application for payment by Indian Bank Challan


HSEE Application Status Check Option  

20-Jun-2022 to 24-Jun-2022

Release of Admit Card  

13-Jul-2022 to 31-Jul-2022

HSEE 2022 Exam  

12-Jun-2022 31-Jul-2022

Candidate’s response sheet for Paper I to be available online 

08-Aug-2022 to 10-Aug-2022

Online display of provisional answer keys for Paper I


Declaration of HSEE Results  


Candidate registration/choice filling for stream in integrated MA

18-Aug-2022 to 22-Aug-2022

Seat Allocation for successful candidates will be available on


HSEE Admission Process

Candidates can check the below mentioned step-by-step admission procedure before applying for the HSEE 2022 exam:

Step 1: Registration

To fill the HSEE 2022 application form, candidates will have to log on to the official website of the exam and select from the menu “Apply Online” and follow the instructions on the site. The applicant has to enter all the data as per the instructions. The site will prompt to save the data on the system when necessary. Once the candidate has entered the details such as name, email-ID and phone number, the applicant will receive a confirmation mail, which consists of the HSEE 2022 registration number and password.

Step 2: Fill HSEE Application Form

Once the candidate has successfully registered themselves, the aspirant can fill the HSEE application form. The application fee needs to be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/Netbanking/ Indian Bank challan. 

(Click here to know how to fill HSEE application form)

Step 3: Get HSEE Admit card

Once the candidate has successfully filled and submitted the HSEE application form, the candidate will have to download their respective HSEE admit card, which will be available online on the official website of HSEE which will be released two weeks before the exam. Candidates are advised that the university will not send the HSEE admit card via post or courier and can only avail the admit card from the exam website.

(Click here to know how to download HSEE admit card)

Step 4: Appear for IIT HSEE 2022

The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE) is of three hours duration and consists of two parts. HSEE Part I consists of objective type questions and Part II of IIT HSEE comprises of an essay question. Candidates are advised to go through the exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus of HSEE.

(Click here to know about HSEE Exam Pattern and Marking scheme)

Step 5: Check HSEE Result

The HSEE 2022 results will be released on the official website of the exam page. A common rank list is released with names of candidates who have secured at least 50% marks in the exam. Apart from this, separate HSEE merit lists are released for each category.

(Click here to know hot to check HSEE results)

Step 6: Counselling

After the HSEE 2022 results have been declared, the counselling and admission process will commence. The college will release a merit list after the results have been declared, where candidates who meet the qualifying cutoff marks, will be called for counselling in Integrated MA programmes offered by IIT Madras.

Also Read: HSEE 2022 Exam Pattern

Exam Centres

HSEE 2022 exam centres have not been announced yet. However, candidates can check the below given table to know about HSEE 2021 exam centres for reference: 

HSEE Exam Centres 2021














New Delhi



Also Read: HSEE Syllabus 2022

The official website informs: “A candidate has to give two choices for the exam centre. If a sufficient number of candidates are not available at any of the above-listed cities, the same may be dropped, and the candidates will be allocated a centre of second choice in the other city”.

Also, university informs that “request from a candidate for change of city/town allotted to him/her will NOT be entertained under any circumstances”.

FAQs on HSEE 2022

Q. When will the registration process for HSEE 2022 exam start?

A. The registration process for HSEE 2022 exam started on March 9 and concluded on June 5, 2022.

Q. When will HSEE 2022 exam be conducted?

A. HSEE 2022 exam is cheduled to be held on July 31, 2022. 

Q. How do I get admission to MA programme at IIT Madras?

A. The candidate has to appear for the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE). Students who clear the written examination, will have to appear for a Personal Interview (PI). Students who make the merit list, are offered admission to the programme. 

Q. What is the duration of the programme?

A. The Integrated MA Programme duration is of 5-Years.

Q. What streams are offered through HSEE?

A. The streams offered through HSEE are as follows:
  • Integrated MA in Development Studies
  • Integrated MA in English Studies

Q. What is the seat intake for the MA programme?

A. The MA programme has a total of 52 seats and each stream will have 26 seats.

Q. How many students appear for HSEE?

A. In 2019, a total of 3,464 students appeared for HSEE examination.

Q. What percentage marks are required to secure admission in IIT Madras?

A. The candidate needs to secure a minimum of 60% in HSEE in order to qualify for the Personal Interview round.

Q. Is HSEE conducted in pen and paper test?

A. Yes. The HSEE paper is conducted in offline mode i.e., pen and paper test. There are two parts which need to be attempted.

Q. What is the application fee for HSEE Exam?

A. The application fee for HSEE is as follows:
  • SC/ST/PwD- INR 1,200
  • All Others- INR 2,400

Q. Is admission to MA programme done on the basis of cut-off?

A. No. The selection criteria is as such that students have to appear for the HSEE exam and a personal interview. Students who clear the two rounds are offered admission to the programme.

Q. Can foreign students apply for admission?

A. Yes. Foreign students have to also appear and clear the HSEE exam to get admission to the programme. 

Q. Can Science students apply for admission to HSEE?

A. Yes. Students from any stream can apply for admission to MA programme. Judgement will be done on the basis of marks secured in the HSEE examination and the Persoanl Interview.

Q. Is re-totalling done after the HSEE results are out?

A. No. There is no re-totalling done for HSEE.

HSEE 2022 Contact Information

The Chairman, HSEE

JEE Office,

IIT Madras


Fax: (044) 22578224

Email: hsee@iitm.ac.in

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