HSEE Preparation 2022: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam 2022 ( HSEE )


Results On: 17 Aug '22

Arpta Singh

Arpta SinghSenior Executive – Content

Updated on May 31, 2022 19:44 IST

In order to get admission in IIT Madras, one needs to work hard, prepare well and study according to the syllabus in order to ace the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE). It is no child’s play to get admission at IIT Madras and students from all around the nation apply for admission. Only 43 lucky students who work hard and prepare well are able to get admission in the institute.

HSEE Exam Highlights

Examination Name

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Examination Level


Examination mode

Partly (Offline and Online)

Examination Type


Programmes Offered


Seats Offered

46 (23 seats each)

Step by Step Preparation Process

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned step by step process on how to prepare well for HSEE 2020 which is as follows: 

Step 1: Understand the HSEE Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme.

Step 2: Know the HSEE syllabus.

Step 3: Get study material, previous years question papers, prep books.

Step 4: Create a day to day and weekly time table on how much material you can study on a daily basis.

HSEE Exam Pattern

It is important for the candidate to know the exam pattern before appearing for the national-level entrance exam. One should know the mode, medium, level, duration and other details of the entrance exam. Will the question pattern be in MCQ format or have long answer questions? Once you understand the pattern, you know what you can expect. 

HSEE Marking Scheme

Students should also know the HSEE marking scheme along with the pattern. You have to know the minute details as it can help you prepare better and hence you have better chances of scoring. You will not have much trouble once you have the pattern in mind and know what to expect in terms of the marking scheme. There will be no time wastage during the entrance exam. 

HSEE Syllabus

One needs to get the prescribed syllabus for the course applied for. From what you have learnt in your class 11 and 12 to what you have done your graduation in, one needs to know all the topics and subjects which can come in the entrance exam. From reading skills to grammar to current affairs, one needs to go through all the details as they will be tested on all aspects. 

How to Prepare for HSEE

Create a Time Table - The first thing one should do is create a time table. How much syllabus can you cover on an hourly, daily and weekly basis. Once a time schedule is created, one can complete their syllabus on time and also have time to revise. 

Get Prep Books - Also get as many prep books as you can so that you understand the content of the syllabus on a detailed basis and can know about pointers which can help you easily understand the syllabus. Be it any course, one needs to be thoroughly prepared in order to ace the national-level entrance exam. 

Solve Sample Papers: The best way to know the exam pattern and marking scheme is by solving the previous years' question papers. Through the question papers, one understands the type of questions asked earlier, which sections carry more marks and how the marking is done. The best way is by solving the question papers according to the duration of the exam. Through that, you can test yourself and learn where your strengths are and where your weaknesses lie. 

Revise: Study what you have learnt by revising them at the end of the day. By revising, you can remember better what you have studied. For example, if you have opted for History, dates are the most important part of the subject.

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