HSEE 2022 Counselling - Process, Marks & Reservation Criteria

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam 2022 ( HSEE )

Results On: 17 Aug '22

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Updated on Jun 6, 2022 11:44 IST

After the HSEE 2022 results, the counselling and admission process will commence. Aspirants who have cleared the round will have to download the provisional offer letter which will be available on the official website of HSEE. Candidates who meet the qualifying cutoff marks, will be offered letters in Integrated MA programmes by IIT Madras. Candidates who do not appear in person for the counselling session at IIT Madras will lose their candidature for admission. The candidate will be intimidated personally about the counselling schedule which will contain the date, time and venue of when the candidate has to submit their documents and pay their admission fees to complete the admission process.

Percentage of Marks in HSEE

Candidates belonging to the general category and OBC category must secure a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD categories must secure a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination. 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.

Documents needed for HSEE 2022 Counselling

HSEE 2022 Application Form

Class 10 passing certificate

HSEE 2022 Admit Card

Class 12 passing certificate

HSEE 220 Rank Card

Category certificate

Physical fitness certificate

Graduation Degree

HSEE Reservation Criteria

Candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Government of India. Candidates belonging to the SC, ST, OBC-NCL and Pwd categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion. The extent of the reservation are as follows:


Seat Reservation







PwD (Person with disabilities)


The MA programme has a total of 46 seats. Each stream will have 23 seats. Allocations of seats to individual streams will made based on the performance of students.

Important notes during HSEE counselling

  • Admissions are subject to verification of facts from the original certificates/documents of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission, their admission will be cancelled. The decision of the HSEE-2022 admission committee regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final.
  • A candidate must satisfy all the aforesaid eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for appearing in HSEE-2022 and admission.

HSEE Counselling FAQs

Q. Will the counselling session happen in person or online?

A. Successful candidates will have to visit IIT Madras to complete their counselling session. An official date and time will be intimidated to the candidate on their mail.

Q. How many seats are reserved for PwD?

A. 5% seats will be reserved for PwD students. Candidates need to secure 25% to be eligible for admission.

Q. Is the HSEE scorecard required for the counselling session?

A. Yes. The candidate will have to download and take a print out of their HSEE scorecard as it will be required for the counselling session.

Q. What are the total seats offered for MA Programme?

A. A total of 52 students of all categories will be selected. 26 students per stream.

Q. What is the first time payment of the fees?

A. The candidate has to pay a one-time payment of INR 3,550.

Q. If I cannot make it for the counselling date, can I come the other day?

A. A set date and time will be scheduled for the counselling session. Students who do not make it on time, their seat might be offered to the next candidate in the rank list.

Q. How do I have to pay the fees??

A. The candidate will have to submit a Demand Draft at IIT Madras to pay the fees.

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