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ABOUT: The Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam (HSEE)-2020, is intended to admit students to the five-year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras. Students are admitted to this programme in two streams: Development Studies and English Studies.

Candidates belonging to the General, GEN-EWS and OBC-NCL 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.

Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1995 are eligible for HSEE-2020.

Online Application starts: December 11th, 2019
Application last date: January 22nd, 2020
Exam date: April 19th, 2020

Exam fee: SC, ST, PWD : 1200; Others: 2400
Exam duration is three hours duration and has two parts. Part I consists of objective type multiple choice questions for 2½ hours duration (150 minutes), administered through computer. Part II involves essay writing for 30 minutes to be written on answer sheet distributed to the candidates at the end of Part I.
Part I covers the following topics: (i) English and Comprehension Skill; (ii) Analytical and Quantitative Ability; (iii) General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs ; and (iv) Environment and Ecology.
Part II requires the candidates to write an essay on general topic involving description, or/and reflection or/and discussion.

Number of seats: The programme has a total of 52 seats; each stream will have 26 seats. Allocations of seats to individual streams will be made based on the academic performance of students (CGPA) during the first three semesters, students’ preferences, and availability of seats under each discipline
For further information: http://hsee.iitm.ac.in/

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