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HSEE 2018

  • HSEE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras to grant admission to its Humanities and Social Sciences programs in the post graduate level.

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) 2018

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) 2018

Venue: Pan India
Exam Date: 15-4-2018, Sunday. 10:00 to 13:00 Hours.

What is the test about?

HSEE is held to test the merit of candidates who wish to pursue education with subjects like Humanities and Social Sciences in masters level from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). 

Who is eligible?

The candidates must have passed one of the following examinations:

  • The 12th Class examination conducted by the CBSE.
  • The Intermediate or 2 Pre University exam that is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Final exam of the 2 years’ course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA.
  • The NIIT conducted Senior Secondary School Examination.
  • High School Certificate Examination.
  • General Certificate Examination (Sri Lanka, Cambridge, or London).

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?


  • English.
  • Analytical and Quantitative Ability.
  • General Studies.

Duration: 3 hours. 


  • Exam is divided in 2 parts.
  • Part I consists of objective type multiple-choice questions.
  • Part II involves essay writing.
  • Questions are asked in English.

Key dates for application and registration

Online Application to begin from 14-12-2017. Final Date for Submission of Admission Forms: 24-1-2018.

Who conducts the test?

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.


Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Room No.: HSB 333
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, India 600 036.
Tel: +91 44 2257 4500
Fax: +91 44 2257 4502
E-Mail: hshead@iitm.ac.in


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