HSEE IIT Madras Notification 2022 & Exam Dates

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras will conduct the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination or HSEE 2022. It is a national level exam conducted for the admission of 10 + 2 eligible candidates to the master programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Institute. The test is completely computer based and is usually conducted in the second or third week of April in various cities across India.
If you are eager to enter the University then you are advised to fill the Application Form carefully by referring to the guidelines laid down by the university well before the last date to prevent last-minute hassles.

  • Before filling the Application Form 2022, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates can fill the Application Form only through the online mode.
  • Application form is expected to start tentatively from the first week of March 2022.
  • Aspirants should follow the guidelines given here to fill out the Online Application Form without making any mistakes.
  • The application process requires registration, filling in details, uploading scanned images, and finally paying the application fee.
  • Applicants must have completed the 12th grade or equivalent assessment from a recognized university or board to qualify for the HSEE.

HSEE Application Form 2022

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the conducting body shall release the HSEE 2022 Online Application Form tentatively from the first week of February 2022, on its official website. The submission of the application for the recruitment will be subject to various Eligibility Criteria laid out by the authority, depending upon the level of the exam.

  • Completed application has to be submitted online only, tentatively on or before March 15, 2022.
  • Candidates belonging to GEN-EWS category must upload a scanned copy of the GEN-EWS-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid GEN-EWS certificate tentatively by May 30, 2022
  • Candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category must upload a scanned copy of the OBC-NCL-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid OBC-NCL certificate tentatively by May 30, 2022.
  • Check the Online/Offline payment details in the application form.
  • Obtain category certificate(s) as applicable, in the prescribed format(s) as given in the Information Brochure.
  • Candidates are advised to check the status of their application at the HSEE official website
  • The examination fee is non-refundable.
  • For any enquiry, candidates may write to hsee@iitm.ac.in.

HSEE 2022 Application Form Highlights

Important points and tentative dates regarding Application Form are tabulated below:-

Exam Name

HSEE 2022

HSEE Notification Release Date

February, 2022

HSEE Form Filling and Payment Mode

Online

HSEE Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Last Date to Fill the Application form

March, 2022

Documents Required for HSEE

10th and 12th Certificates, Degree/Diploma Certificate, Caste Certificate for SC/ST Candidates, Scanned Copies of Photo and Signature

HSEE Application Form Dates

The HSEE 2022 Exam Dates are yet to be announced by the official authorities. Below mentioned are the tentative dates of some of the important events related to the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam:-
Events:-

Events

Dates

Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee - Starts 

Payment Option A: Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts 

Payment Option B: Indian Bank Challan - Starts

First Week of February, 2022

Last Date for submission of online application

1) for payment made by Option A - Ends

March 15, 2022 

2) for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been completed by March 15, 2022) - Ends

March 16, 2022

Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Candidates

March 31, 2022 to April 30, 2022

Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates

July 21, 2022 to August 07, 2022

Examination Date for HSEE-2022

Second Week of August, 2022 

Copy of candidate responses to be available on the HSEE - 2022 website

August 16, 2022 to August 18, 2022, 05:00 PM

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website

Last Week of August, 2022

Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates – Starts

Last Week of August, 2022

NOTE: The dates mentioned above are tentative. It will be updated once it is released by the exam conducting Authority.

Documents Required to Apply for HSEE 2022 Application form

Candidates need to have the below-mentioned documents in hand before filling the application form in place.

Marksheets

It is mandatory to upload Class X, or DOB certificate for age verification and scanned copy of 10+2 class mark sheet (if already passed 10+2 examination). Applicants need to upload a scanned copy of it in a pdf format.

  • The size should be between 50 kb to 100 kb.
  • The scanned document should be clear and visible

Applicant's Photograph

  • The photo needs to be in JPEG format. Otherwise, the form would be refused by the officials.
  • The photograph must be a recent passport size color picture.
  • The size of the photo image must be greater than 15 kb and less than 40 kb and the dimension of the photo image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5cm (height) only.
  • Applicants must ensure that the picture is in color taken against a light-colored, ideally white background.
  • Caps, hats, and dark glasses in the image are not acceptable
  • The applicant in the photo should be in front of the camera.

Scanned Copy of Signature

Candidates must upload a scanned copy of their signature. The same signature as that on the official documents, such as Aadhaar Card, Passport, etc. The applicant would be disqualified if the signature on the call letter signed at the time of the test, does not match the signature on the application form.

  • The scanned images of signature should be in jpg/jpeg format only
  • The size of the signature image must be greater than 10 kb and less than 30 kb and the dimension of the signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 (height) only.
  • The signature should be in a running hand, not in block letters.
  • It should also be on white paper with black or blue ink.
  • The scanned image should be clear and visible

Caste Certificate

Those who belong to the reserved categories should apply with their official caste certificates. They'll require a necessary caste certificate for verification purposes. 

  • Scanned copy of category certificate (GEN-EWS-Undertaking / OBC-NCL-Undertaking / SC / ST). See FORM-GEN-EWS-UNDERTAKING, FORM-OBC-NCL-UNDERTAKING, FORM-SC/ST
  • Scanned copy of PwD/Dyslexia/Scribe certificate, if applicable. See FORM-PwD(II), FORM-PwD(III), FORM-PwD(IV), FORM-DYSLEXIC-1, FORM-DYSLEXIC-2, FORMSCRIBE / COMPENSATORY TIME.
  • Scanned copy of category certificate should be in jpg/jpeg format only.

How to fill the HSEE Application Form 2022?

The applicant must fill out their application form online on the official website. Applicants can follow the steps set out below to complete the application form.

Step 1: Fresh Registration for new Candidates

  • Visit the official website hsee.iitm.ac.in.
  • On the Homepage click on the “Online registration for HSEE 2022”, a new login page will appear on the screen with the instructions. 
  • To avoid any future issues, carefully read all of the instructions shown on the screen.
  • Click the "Proceed to Apply Online" tab after reading all of the steps.
  • Details that candidates need to provide to create their Name, mobile number, Email ID, DOB and password and then click on the Submit button.
  • Remember the password filled here for creating Log In. 
  • Press the “Register” button. the details provided by the applicant in their login ID cannot be modified at a later stage. Thus, they need to fill in this information very carefully. Upon successful registration, the applicant’s login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address. Applicants should save this email for future reference.

Note: Kindly note that the Email-ID and Date of birth as filled by you will be used to login to the website to fill the online application form.

Step 2: Essential documents to be made ready

Keep the following details/documents/information ready with you before you start filling out your online application.
Personal details 

  • Educational qualification details 
  • Image of scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format and size should be between 15 kb and less than 40 kb and the dimension of the photo image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5cm (height) only.
  • Image of scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format and size should be between 10 kb and less than 30 kb and the dimension of the signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 (height) only.
  • Scanned copy of category certificate in jpg/jpeg format.

Step 3: Fill the Application Form

  • Login using your Login ID and Password sent to the candidate via email by clicking on the Login tab to Complete the Process.
  • Enter the verification code as shown and press the Submit button.
  • Please fill in the details on the online application form. Because your eligibility will be determined on the basis of the information you submit, you are expected to exercise adequate caution and provide the specifics of your qualifications, etc. correctly.
  • Enter other related data such as examination center choice, parent details, gender, nationality, academic details, address, and contact information.
  • Please save the details as you fill out the online application form by clicking the SAVE" button.
  • If you want to change some of the data, you can do so by logging in again. After editing the details, make sure you save the details by clicking the Save" button.

Step 4: Uploading documents

  • Click on the link to ‘Upload Documents/Images’
  • Browse to the location where the scanned photo was saved, pick the Photograph, and press the Upload button. 
  • Follow the same steps to upload the photograph, and other supporting documents, and then press the Next button.

Step 5: Pay Application Fee 

Before sending the Online form, applicants are advised to preview the application form by pressing the "Back" button as there is no correction window. Applicants may pay their application fee online via Debit Card or Netbanking. Keep your Debit Card/Internet Banking information handy.

  • Candidates are required to read the undertaking and accept the same.  
  • In case you wish to edit any information relating to Personal Details, Qualification Details, and/or Experience Details; you can do so by logging in again, and after editing the information, make sure to save the information again by pressing the “Save” button.
  • Tap on the "Make Payment" tab, you will be redirected to the bank's website where you have to make payment using any of the following options listed above.
  • Application fees will depend on the category of the candidate.
  • Now enter your Net Banking Account or Debit Card information to continue with the transfer. When your payment has been authenticated, the system will lead you to the final application form.
  • You'll get a self-generated Web Application No. after you've successfully completed your payment. After a successful transaction, the candidate will receive a preview of the application with the application number.
  • Applicants are advised to receive a printout of the complete application for approval. The applicant should carefully preserve its application number for the production of call letters and all other information for further processes.

Instructions For Filling Up The HSEE 2022 Online Application Form

The candidates are advised to go through the Eligibility criteria carefully and acquaint themselves with all requirements in respect to filling up of the Online Application Forms for the HSEE.

  • It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to make sure that he / she is eligible and fulfills all the conditions prescribed for admission. The fee paid for application for admission shall not be refundable. 
  • If ineligibility of a candidate is detected at any stage before or after examination / declaration of result or during any stage of the programme, his / her candidature / admission will be canceled without any notice, disciplinary action will be taken against him / her and entire fee will also be forfeited. 

Candidate should read the details asked to fill in the online application form given below carefully before filling the form

Events

Dates

Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee - Starts 

Payment Option A: Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts 

Payment Option B: Indian Bank Challan - Starts

First Week of February, 2022

Last Date for submission of online application

1) for payment made by Option A - Ends

March 15, 2022 

2) for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been completed by March 15, 2022) - Ends

March 16, 2022

Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Candidates

March 31, 2022 to April 30, 2022

Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates

July 21, 2022 to August 07, 2022

Examination Date for HSEE-2022

Second Week of August, 2022 

Copy of candidate responses to be available on the HSEE - 2022 website

August 16, 2022 to August 18, 2022, 05:00 PM

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website

Last Week of August, 2022

Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates – Starts

Last Week of August, 2022

EXAMINATION CITIES FOR HSEE-2022

The entrance examination will be conducted in the following 16 cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram. 

  • Additional cities may be added depending upon the pandemic situation and information regarding this will be updated in the website.
  • A candidate has to give two choices for the exam center. Every attempt will be made to allot the center of his/her first choice. 
  • In extreme cases, the candidate may be allotted the center/city of his/her second choice. 
  • If a sufficient number of candidates is not available at any of the above listed cities, the same may be dropped, and the candidates will be allocated to a center of second choice in the other city. 
  • The address of an examination center for a candidate will be mentioned in the Admit Card, which can be generated online.
  • Requests from the candidate for change of city/town allotted to him/her will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

HSEE 2022 Exam Pattern

Applicants must be aware of the syllabus, exam pattern, and the expert suggested tips before beginning their preparation for the examination, as they can help improve their preparation.

  • Part I will be conducted in online mode and Part II will be essay writing where the student can give it in online mode. However, candidates wishing to write essays in offline mode (using pen and paper) will also be allowed to do so, upon request.
  • The exam pattern will consist of Part I three sections, English and Comprehension Skill, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs, and Environment and Ecology.
  • Part II students will be asked to choose ONE topic from a given list and write an essay (approximately 300 words).

HSEE Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Name 

HSEE

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Madras

Exam Level

National level

Exam Date

To be notified

Sections

  • Part I four sections, English and Comprehension Skill, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs, and Environment and Ecology.
  • Part II students will be asked to choose ONE topic from a given list and write an essay (approximately 300 words).

Exam Mode

Computer-based test and on request offline mode

Question Type

Part I : Multiple Choice Questions

Part II : Essay Writing

Total marks

Part I : 144 Marks

Part II: 30 Marks

Exam duration

Total time for Part I is 150 minutes (09.00 am to 11:30 am).

Total time for Part II is 30 minutes (11.30 am to 12.00 noon).

Negative Marking

(-0.25)

HSEE 2022: Sectional Weightage

The HSEE exam pattern consists of specifics such as maximum marks, subjects, marking scheme, and duration of the examination. Aspirants can go through the sectional weightage to understand the importance of different sections.

HSEE Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Percentage Weightage

Time Duration

English and Comprehension Skill

36 questions

36

25%

Analytical & Quantitative Ability

36 questions

36

25%

General Studies-Indian Economy

18 questions

18

12.5%

General Studies-Indian Society and Culture

18 questions

18

12.5% 

General Studies-World Affairs

18 questions

18

12.5% 

General Studies-Environmental and Ecology

18 questions

18

12.5% 

Total

144 questions

144

150 minutes

HSEE 2022 Marking Scheme

As per the Exam Pattern trend, each question will be carrying 1 mark in the question paper. There is a negative marking of 0.25  for each wrongly answered question. 

Question

Marks

Each Correct Answer

+1 marks

Each wrongly Answered Question

-0.25 Mark

Unattempted questions

No marks

HSEE 2022 Syllabus

The HSEE 2022 exam is based on Current affairs, General Knowledge, General Studies, Logical and Analytical Reasonings, and English Proficiency. So, once you've gone through the entire syllabus and ideas, you can progress toward your objective by practicing and developing your aptitude for questions.
HSEE 2022 Syllabus: Indian Institute of Madras releases HSEE syllabus every year, HSEE 2022 syllabus is divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. 
Syllabus for HSEE 2022 Part I consists of 

  • English (25% marks of Part I)
  • Analytical and Quantitative Ability (25% marks of Part I)
  • General Studies (in four sub-parts; 50% marks of Part I).

Indian Economy
Indian Society and Culture
World Affairs
Environment and Ecology

Syllabus for HSEE 2022 Part II consists of

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated

It is important for all the candidates appearing for HSEE 2022 2022 to know the syllabus before they start preparing for the entrance exam.

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination PART I Syllabus

English

This section tests the candidate’s ability to understand and use standard English, and to appreciate literary language. Questions are related to the following areas:

  • Reading skills: Candidates will be required to read the given passage(s) that aim(s) to test their comprehension skills and answer the comprehension questions. (Or This section tests candidates’ reading comprehension skills of a given passage.) 
  • Grammar: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of English grammar including sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc. 
  • Vocabulary: This section is a test of vocabulary and the ability to understand meaning, structure and collocation of words

Analytical and Quantitative Ability

This section tests the candidate’s analytical skills and quantitative abilities. Questions are related to the following areas:

  • Integers/fractions: In this Section Basic Integer and Fraction questions will be asked. 
  • Data interpretations (bar graphs, pie charts etc.): In this section questions from basic types of charts and graphs will be asked. The most common types are line graphs, bar graphs and histograms, pie charts, and Cartesian graphs. 
  • Time, distance and work: In this section the speed formulas, time and distance aptitude questions will be asked. 
  • Averages: In this section questions will be asked from the three main types of average: mean, median and mode. 
  • Simple and compound interest: Simple interest is based on the principal amount of a loan or deposit. And compound interest is based on the principal amount and the interest that accumulates on it in every period. 
  • Elementary Trigonometry: This section is concerned with the shape of individual objects, spatial relationships among various objects, and the properties of surrounding space.
  • Profit and loss: This section is based on basic profit and loss conceptual questions.
  • Ratio proportion and variation: This section is based on Ratio, proportion and variation conceptual questions.
  • Algebra: This section is based on Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws.
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple, Calendar, Percentages, Discount, Age, Sums, Linear equations, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning Brain-teasers and patterns, 

General Studies

A) Indian Economy:

This section is intended to test the understanding of some basic economic concepts and awareness of key issues pertaining to the Indian economy with a focus on the developments after independence. The concepts and issues covered are:

  • Understanding the Economy: Scarcity, opportunity cost, resource allocation, economic systems and their characteristics, features of market economies, forces of demand and supply, elasticity of demand and supply.
  • Main Features of Indian Economy: Natural resources; human resources -population size and composition, literacy and education, occupational distribution.
  • Major Economic problems: Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality -concepts, measurement, trends, sectoral distribution and policies, inflation – trends, causes and remedies.
  • Economic Growth and Development: Meaning and measurement of economic growth, stages of development, national income concepts and trends, trends in savings and investment; human development index, national policy on education, health and health care policies. Planning in India: Five-Year Plans – objectives, priorities and problems.
  • Sectoral Development: agriculture – Green Revolution and technological changes, current issues and policies; industry-evolution of industrial policies in India (from 1948), strategies for industrial development, public and private sectors, small and medium industries, infrastructure, transport and communication, service sector etc.
  • Foreign Trade and International Economy: balance of payments, foreign exchange reserves and trade policy, I.M.F., W.T.O., international aid.
  • Money, Banking and Public Finance: Concepts of money and measures of money supply.

B) Indian Society and Culture:

  • Structure of Indian Society: Caste, Class and Tribe, Institutions of Marriage, Family and Kinship, Political institutions, Demographic Indicators and Trends.
  • Social Change in India: Sanskritization, Modernisation, Westernization and Secularization, Social Movements and Regionalism, Panchayati Raj Institutions & Governance, Affirmative Action Programme of the Government, Commissions and Policy Interventions.
  • Medieval and Modern Indian History: Delhi Sultanate and Mughal era; British Raj; Uprising of 1857; (Social) Reform, and Resistance Movements; Indian National Movement and the Emergence of the Indian nation.
  • Indian Philosophy and Thinkers: Jainism, Buddhism, Orthodox Systems, Sikhism, Sufism, Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Indian Traditions and Knowledge Systems: Classical dance forms, Architecture, Education, Ethics, Language and Grammar, Painting, Music, Theater, Textiles Indian Literature, Mathematical and Medical systems.

C) World Affairs:

  • Emergence of the US and USSR; emergence of UN system; the Cold War and nuclear race; disintegration of Soviet Union, decline of Communism and rise of nationalism; Arab-Israel conflict; India and the World; NAM and role of India; India-China and India- Pakistan relations, China and the World, conflict and wars.
  • Democracy and Development; Challenges to democracy; North-South divide on issues of development; UN and its various developmental and peacekeeping operations; Nuclearisation and Non-proliferation; India in SAARC and ASEAN; International terrorism, fundamentalism and the War on Terror; Indo-US relations; New centres of power in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
  • Hunger and Poverty; Human Rights, Democracy and Development; Environmental degradation and green politics; Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Deprived Classes and minority politics; Religion in the contemporary world; Culture and Civilization; Globalization and changing economic, cultural and political landscape; Mass media and cultural change; Emergence of various popular mass movements.

D) Environment and Ecology:

  • Global Environmental Picture: Population Growth, Degradation of Soils, Global Atmospheric Changes, Loss of Biodiversity.
  • Ecosystems: Structure of Ecosystems, Biotic Structure, Categories of Organisms, Feeding and Non-feeding Relationships, Ecosystems and how they work, Elements in Living and Non-living Systems, Energy Laws, Nutrient Cycling.
  • Pollution: Major forms of Pollution and their Impact, Primary and Secondary Pollutants, Control Strategies, Indoor Pollutants, Global Warming, International Treaties.
  • Principles of Solar Energy, Hydropower, Wind Power, Biomass Energy, Ocean Thermal Energy, Geothermal Energy, and Tidal power.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination PART II Syllabus
  • Topics for the essay writing in Part II will be based on current affairs and general knowledge. The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated with examples, wherever possible.

TENTATIVE HSEE 2022 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

Only candidates that comply with the HSEE eligibility criteria can register for the entrance test.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: Qualifying Examination

A Candidate should have appeared in any one of the following qualifying examinations for the first time in either 2021 or 2022.

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. 
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized 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 is recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities. 
  • H.S.C. vocational examination. 
  • Class XII skill courses of CBSE. 
  • 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.

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.
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.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: AGE RELAXATION

The HSEE 2022 age relaxation differs depending on the Category. Candidates are expected that their date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1997 to be eligible for the admission process.  However, in the case of SC, ST and PwD candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years.

  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD and born on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible.
  • The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std./12th Std.) the first Board/ Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic
  • Candidates must produce a scanned copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as proof of their age and at the time of admission the original certificate has to be produced.
  • If a candidate takes admission on the basis of a false age claim or is not able to produce the original at the time of admission, the admission of such a candidate shall be canceled with forfeiture of entire fees paid, as and when such cases are detected.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: Disqualifications

  • Students will have to check the eligibility criteria prior to filling the application form. Without checking eligibility, if any is found to be not eligible for the admission process, in such case their candidature will be canceled. 
  • If a candidate takes admission on the basis of a false claim, the admission of such a candidate shall be canceled with forfeiture of entire fees paid, as and when such cases are detected.
  • Therefore candidates should proceed to the registration form only after checking the eligibility.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: Nationality

  • Only Indian/ Overseas Citizens of India / Nepal Citizens candidates are eligible for admission through this admission brochure subject to fulfillment of eligibility and admission criteria. 
  • For admission of students who are not citizens of India, can also apply under the "Foreign Candidate" category.
  • Those who are in the category of International candidates (NRI), will also have to submit relevant documents related to their nationality.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: RESERVATION POLICY

Indian nationals 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 GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion. 
The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

  • General belonging to Economic Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) 
  • Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) 
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) 
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) 
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

General belonging to the Economic Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)

10% of seats are reserved for GEN-EWS. 
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those General category candidates who satisfy the conditions given in the OM No.20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit a scanned copy of the GEN-EWS-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid GEN-EWS certificate. 
Candidates belonging to the General are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general, i.e., unreserved category, and they will be eligible for the OPEN seats – the seats for which everyone is eligible. 

Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)

27% of seats are reserved for OBC - NCL.
The backward class should be in the updated central list of OBCs. Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general, i.e., unreserved category, and they will be eligible for the OPEN seats – the seats for which everyone is eligible. 
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit a scanned copy of the OBC-NCL-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid OBC-NCL certificate.

Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)

15% seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% seats are reserved for ST. 
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective lists of corresponding states published by the Government of India. 
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit a scanned copy of the certificate online, failing which the candidate will be considered as a general category candidate. If selected, the candidate must produce the original certificate at the time of admission, failing which he/she will be treated as a general category candidate. 

Persons with Disabilities (PwD):

5% of seats are reserved in every category, i.e., GE, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST.
Benefit would be given to those who have SEVERE dyslexia or at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability i.e., locomotor, visual. Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this sub-category. 
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit online a scanned copy of the certificate issued by a district medical board/competent authority in the prescribed format. 
If selected, the candidate must produce the original certificate at the time of admission, failing which the offer of admission will be canceled. 

PwD candidates using the services of a scribe / without scribe will get a compensatory time of 50 minutes in Part I and 10 minutes in Part II. To avail the compensatory time (with scribe / without scribe), the candidate must submit a request letter to the Chairman, HSEE-2021 along with a copy of the PwD certificate (before the deadline for the online registration). 
If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe / compensatory time, and consequently one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. 
If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will be canceled.

Documents Required to Support HSEE Exam Eligibility 2022

You are required to present the following documents in support of eligibility while during the counseling process to get admitted. 

  • Class 10th and Class 12th (attested by gazetted officer or self) original marksheets, Certificate of evidence if the candidate has pursued education via distance learning, Character or conduct certificate from the head of the institution which the candidate has last attended (The certificate must not be older than 6 months). An undertaking if the result of the qualifying examination is awaited
  • Income and asset certificate to be produced by economically weaker sections.
  • Category certificate (for the unreserved category)
  • PwD category certificate
  • Medical certificate 
  • Request letter for scribe / compensator extra time to be produced by relevant PwD candidates

HSEE Preparation Tips

Here are a few crucial tips and tricks that will help you prepare for your Exam

  • Firstly, take a proper look at the precise Syllabus and exam pattern. Learn each concept of the prescribed syllabus and important topics from recommended books.
  • Make sure you make notes which include important points during your study. Those notes will help during the revision period.
  • After studying all the subjects according to the latest syllabus and exam pattern, start your evaluation during which you need to solve the Sample Papers.
  • Try to attempt the easier questions first as it will increase your confidence.
  • Solve one question paper in a day so that you can have time to improve on the weak areas or wherever you go wrong.
  • Check all your answers after solving, and allot marks yourself for every question and then analyze your performance and start correcting your mistakes.
  • Try as many mock tests as you can. Practice until you have perfected that part.
  • After completing each section, attempt the section-wise tests to evaluate your preparation.
  • Make a list of your mistakes and try to improvise on the same thing.
  • Make sure you follow up on your study plan regularly, consistency and perseverance are of the utmost importance to excel in the exam.

Important Books For Preparation Of HSEE Exam.

Hence, to make you worry a little less and study a little more, we have compiled a Section-wise booklist for HSEE that is recommended by toppers.

English proficiency

English proficiency assesses the candidates' reading abilities. The candidates' comprehension abilities are evaluated. 

Book Name

Author

Link

Objective General English 

R. S. Aggarwal 

Click Here

High school English grammar and composition

wren & martin

Click Here

Word Power Made Easy 

Norman Lewis 

Click Here

Analytical and Quantitative Ability

Candidates will be required to assess, and examine Analytical and Quantitative Ability questions. This section assesses the applicants' basic mathematical calculations’. They will have to answer the questions based on their knowledge.

Book Name

Author

Link

Quantitative Aptitude

R. S. Aggarwal 

Click Here

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Click Here

Course books for 8th, 9th and 10th standard.

NCERT

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Click Here

501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book 

Learning Express

Click Here

General Studies

Candidates will be required to assess, examine, and complete arguments presented in general English. This section assesses the applicants' General awareness’. They will have to answer the questions based on their knowledge.

Book Name

Author

Link

History Of Modern India

Bipin Chandra

Click Here

Manorama Year Book

Mammen Mathew

Click Here

Objective General Studies

O P Varma

Click Here

Pratiyogita Darpan

Editorial Board : Pratiyogita Darpan

Click Here

HSEE IIT Madras Notification 2022 & Exam Dates

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras will conduct the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination or HSEE 2022. It is a national level exam conducted for the admission of 10 + 2 eligible candidates to the master programme offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) of the Institute. The test is completely computer based and is usually conducted in the second or third week of April in various cities across India.
If you are eager to enter the University then you are advised to fill the Application Form carefully by referring to the guidelines laid down by the university well before the last date to prevent last-minute hassles.

  • Before filling the Application Form 2022, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates can fill the Application Form only through the online mode.
  • Application form is expected to start tentatively from the first week of March 2022.
  • Aspirants should follow the guidelines given here to fill out the Online Application Form without making any mistakes.
  • The application process requires registration, filling in details, uploading scanned images, and finally paying the application fee.
  • Applicants must have completed the 12th grade or equivalent assessment from a recognized university or board to qualify for the HSEE.

HSEE Application Form 2022

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the conducting body shall release the HSEE 2022 Online Application Form tentatively from the first week of February 2022, on its official website. The submission of the application for the recruitment will be subject to various Eligibility Criteria laid out by the authority, depending upon the level of the exam.

  • Completed application has to be submitted online only, tentatively on or before March 15, 2022.
  • Candidates belonging to GEN-EWS category must upload a scanned copy of the GEN-EWS-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid GEN-EWS certificate tentatively by May 30, 2022
  • Candidates belonging to OBC-NCL category must upload a scanned copy of the OBC-NCL-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid OBC-NCL certificate tentatively by May 30, 2022.
  • Check the Online/Offline payment details in the application form.
  • Obtain category certificate(s) as applicable, in the prescribed format(s) as given in the Information Brochure.
  • Candidates are advised to check the status of their application at the HSEE official website
  • The examination fee is non-refundable.
  • For any enquiry, candidates may write to hsee@iitm.ac.in.

HSEE 2022 Application Form Highlights

Important points and tentative dates regarding Application Form are tabulated below:-

Exam Name

HSEE 2022

HSEE Notification Release Date

February, 2022

HSEE Form Filling and Payment Mode

Online

HSEE Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Last Date to Fill the Application form

March, 2022

Documents Required for HSEE

10th and 12th Certificates, Degree/Diploma Certificate, Caste Certificate for SC/ST Candidates, Scanned Copies of Photo and Signature

HSEE Application Form Dates

The HSEE 2022 Exam Dates are yet to be announced by the official authorities. Below mentioned are the tentative dates of some of the important events related to the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam:-
Events:-

Events

Dates

Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee - Starts 

Payment Option A: Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts 

Payment Option B: Indian Bank Challan - Starts

First Week of February, 2022

Last Date for submission of online application

1) for payment made by Option A - Ends

March 15, 2022 

2) for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been completed by March 15, 2022) - Ends

March 16, 2022

Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Candidates

March 31, 2022 to April 30, 2022

Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates

July 21, 2022 to August 07, 2022

Examination Date for HSEE-2022

Second Week of August, 2022 

Copy of candidate responses to be available on the HSEE - 2022 website

August 16, 2022 to August 18, 2022, 05:00 PM

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website

Last Week of August, 2022

Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates – Starts

Last Week of August, 2022

NOTE: The dates mentioned above are tentative. It will be updated once it is released by the exam conducting Authority.

Documents Required to Apply for HSEE 2022 Application form

Candidates need to have the below-mentioned documents in hand before filling the application form in place.

Marksheets

It is mandatory to upload Class X, or DOB certificate for age verification and scanned copy of 10+2 class mark sheet (if already passed 10+2 examination). Applicants need to upload a scanned copy of it in a pdf format.

  • The size should be between 50 kb to 100 kb.
  • The scanned document should be clear and visible

Applicant's Photograph

  • The photo needs to be in JPEG format. Otherwise, the form would be refused by the officials.
  • The photograph must be a recent passport size color picture.
  • The size of the photo image must be greater than 15 kb and less than 40 kb and the dimension of the photo image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5cm (height) only.
  • Applicants must ensure that the picture is in color taken against a light-colored, ideally white background.
  • Caps, hats, and dark glasses in the image are not acceptable
  • The applicant in the photo should be in front of the camera.

Scanned Copy of Signature

Candidates must upload a scanned copy of their signature. The same signature as that on the official documents, such as Aadhaar Card, Passport, etc. The applicant would be disqualified if the signature on the call letter signed at the time of the test, does not match the signature on the application form.

  • The scanned images of signature should be in jpg/jpeg format only
  • The size of the signature image must be greater than 10 kb and less than 30 kb and the dimension of the signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 (height) only.
  • The signature should be in a running hand, not in block letters.
  • It should also be on white paper with black or blue ink.
  • The scanned image should be clear and visible

Caste Certificate

Those who belong to the reserved categories should apply with their official caste certificates. They'll require a necessary caste certificate for verification purposes. 

  • Scanned copy of category certificate (GEN-EWS-Undertaking / OBC-NCL-Undertaking / SC / ST). See FORM-GEN-EWS-UNDERTAKING, FORM-OBC-NCL-UNDERTAKING, FORM-SC/ST
  • Scanned copy of PwD/Dyslexia/Scribe certificate, if applicable. See FORM-PwD(II), FORM-PwD(III), FORM-PwD(IV), FORM-DYSLEXIC-1, FORM-DYSLEXIC-2, FORMSCRIBE / COMPENSATORY TIME.
  • Scanned copy of category certificate should be in jpg/jpeg format only.

How to fill the HSEE Application Form 2022?

The applicant must fill out their application form online on the official website. Applicants can follow the steps set out below to complete the application form.

Step 1: Fresh Registration for new Candidates

  • Visit the official website hsee.iitm.ac.in.
  • On the Homepage click on the “Online registration for HSEE 2022”, a new login page will appear on the screen with the instructions. 
  • To avoid any future issues, carefully read all of the instructions shown on the screen.
  • Click the "Proceed to Apply Online" tab after reading all of the steps.
  • Details that candidates need to provide to create their Name, mobile number, Email ID, DOB and password and then click on the Submit button.
  • Remember the password filled here for creating Log In. 
  • Press the “Register” button. the details provided by the applicant in their login ID cannot be modified at a later stage. Thus, they need to fill in this information very carefully. Upon successful registration, the applicant’s login credentials will be sent via email to the registered email address. Applicants should save this email for future reference.

Note: Kindly note that the Email-ID and Date of birth as filled by you will be used to login to the website to fill the online application form.

Step 2: Essential documents to be made ready

Keep the following details/documents/information ready with you before you start filling out your online application.
Personal details 

  • Educational qualification details 
  • Image of scanned photograph in jpg/jpeg format and size should be between 15 kb and less than 40 kb and the dimension of the photo image should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5cm (height) only.
  • Image of scanned signature in jpg/jpeg format and size should be between 10 kb and less than 30 kb and the dimension of the signature image should be 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 (height) only.
  • Scanned copy of category certificate in jpg/jpeg format.

Step 3: Fill the Application Form

  • Login using your Login ID and Password sent to the candidate via email by clicking on the Login tab to Complete the Process.
  • Enter the verification code as shown and press the Submit button.
  • Please fill in the details on the online application form. Because your eligibility will be determined on the basis of the information you submit, you are expected to exercise adequate caution and provide the specifics of your qualifications, etc. correctly.
  • Enter other related data such as examination center choice, parent details, gender, nationality, academic details, address, and contact information.
  • Please save the details as you fill out the online application form by clicking the SAVE" button.
  • If you want to change some of the data, you can do so by logging in again. After editing the details, make sure you save the details by clicking the Save" button.

Step 4: Uploading documents

  • Click on the link to ‘Upload Documents/Images’
  • Browse to the location where the scanned photo was saved, pick the Photograph, and press the Upload button. 
  • Follow the same steps to upload the photograph, and other supporting documents, and then press the Next button.

Step 5: Pay Application Fee 

Before sending the Online form, applicants are advised to preview the application form by pressing the "Back" button as there is no correction window. Applicants may pay their application fee online via Debit Card or Netbanking. Keep your Debit Card/Internet Banking information handy.

  • Candidates are required to read the undertaking and accept the same.  
  • In case you wish to edit any information relating to Personal Details, Qualification Details, and/or Experience Details; you can do so by logging in again, and after editing the information, make sure to save the information again by pressing the “Save” button.
  • Tap on the "Make Payment" tab, you will be redirected to the bank's website where you have to make payment using any of the following options listed above.
  • Application fees will depend on the category of the candidate.
  • Now enter your Net Banking Account or Debit Card information to continue with the transfer. When your payment has been authenticated, the system will lead you to the final application form.
  • You'll get a self-generated Web Application No. after you've successfully completed your payment. After a successful transaction, the candidate will receive a preview of the application with the application number.
  • Applicants are advised to receive a printout of the complete application for approval. The applicant should carefully preserve its application number for the production of call letters and all other information for further processes.

Instructions For Filling Up The HSEE 2022 Online Application Form

The candidates are advised to go through the Eligibility criteria carefully and acquaint themselves with all requirements in respect to filling up of the Online Application Forms for the HSEE.

  • It will be the sole responsibility of the candidate to make sure that he / she is eligible and fulfills all the conditions prescribed for admission. The fee paid for application for admission shall not be refundable. 
  • If ineligibility of a candidate is detected at any stage before or after examination / declaration of result or during any stage of the programme, his / her candidature / admission will be canceled without any notice, disciplinary action will be taken against him / her and entire fee will also be forfeited. 

Candidate should read the details asked to fill in the online application form given below carefully before filling the form

Events

Dates

Online Application and Payment of Examination Fee - Starts 

Payment Option A: Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card – Starts 

Payment Option B: Indian Bank Challan - Starts

First Week of February, 2022

Last Date for submission of online application

1) for payment made by Option A - Ends

March 15, 2022 

2) for payment made by Option B (step -2 must have been completed by March 15, 2022) - Ends

March 16, 2022

Application Status can be Checked from the HSEE website by Candidates

March 31, 2022 to April 30, 2022

Admit Card can be Downloaded from the HSEE Website by Candidates

July 21, 2022 to August 07, 2022

Examination Date for HSEE-2022

Second Week of August, 2022 

Copy of candidate responses to be available on the HSEE - 2022 website

August 16, 2022 to August 18, 2022, 05:00 PM

Declaration of Result on HSEE Website

Last Week of August, 2022

Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates – Starts

Last Week of August, 2022

EXAMINATION CITIES FOR HSEE-2022

The entrance examination will be conducted in the following 16 cities: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna and Thiruvananthapuram. 

  • Additional cities may be added depending upon the pandemic situation and information regarding this will be updated in the website.
  • A candidate has to give two choices for the exam center. Every attempt will be made to allot the center of his/her first choice. 
  • In extreme cases, the candidate may be allotted the center/city of his/her second choice. 
  • If a sufficient number of candidates is not available at any of the above listed cities, the same may be dropped, and the candidates will be allocated to a center of second choice in the other city. 
  • The address of an examination center for a candidate will be mentioned in the Admit Card, which can be generated online.
  • Requests from the candidate for change of city/town allotted to him/her will NOT be entertained under any circumstances.

HSEE 2022 Exam Pattern

Applicants must be aware of the syllabus, exam pattern, and the expert suggested tips before beginning their preparation for the examination, as they can help improve their preparation.

  • Part I will be conducted in online mode and Part II will be essay writing where the student can give it in online mode. However, candidates wishing to write essays in offline mode (using pen and paper) will also be allowed to do so, upon request.
  • The exam pattern will consist of Part I three sections, English and Comprehension Skill, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs, and Environment and Ecology.
  • Part II students will be asked to choose ONE topic from a given list and write an essay (approximately 300 words).

HSEE Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Name 

HSEE

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Madras

Exam Level

National level

Exam Date

To be notified

Sections

  • Part I four sections, English and Comprehension Skill, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs, and Environment and Ecology.
  • Part II students will be asked to choose ONE topic from a given list and write an essay (approximately 300 words).

Exam Mode

Computer-based test and on request offline mode

Question Type

Part I : Multiple Choice Questions

Part II : Essay Writing

Total marks

Part I : 144 Marks

Part II: 30 Marks

Exam duration

Total time for Part I is 150 minutes (09.00 am to 11:30 am).

Total time for Part II is 30 minutes (11.30 am to 12.00 noon).

Negative Marking

(-0.25)

HSEE 2022: Sectional Weightage

The HSEE exam pattern consists of specifics such as maximum marks, subjects, marking scheme, and duration of the examination. Aspirants can go through the sectional weightage to understand the importance of different sections.

HSEE Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Percentage Weightage

Time Duration

English and Comprehension Skill

36 questions

36

25%

Analytical & Quantitative Ability

36 questions

36

25%

General Studies-Indian Economy

18 questions

18

12.5%

General Studies-Indian Society and Culture

18 questions

18

12.5% 

General Studies-World Affairs

18 questions

18

12.5% 

General Studies-Environmental and Ecology

18 questions

18

12.5% 

Total

144 questions

144

150 minutes

HSEE 2022 Marking Scheme

As per the Exam Pattern trend, each question will be carrying 1 mark in the question paper. There is a negative marking of 0.25  for each wrongly answered question. 

Question

Marks

Each Correct Answer

+1 marks

Each wrongly Answered Question

-0.25 Mark

Unattempted questions

No marks

HSEE 2022 Syllabus

The HSEE 2022 exam is based on Current affairs, General Knowledge, General Studies, Logical and Analytical Reasonings, and English Proficiency. So, once you've gone through the entire syllabus and ideas, you can progress toward your objective by practicing and developing your aptitude for questions.
HSEE 2022 Syllabus: Indian Institute of Madras releases HSEE syllabus every year, HSEE 2022 syllabus is divided into two parts: Part I and Part II. 
Syllabus for HSEE 2022 Part I consists of 

  • English (25% marks of Part I)
  • Analytical and Quantitative Ability (25% marks of Part I)
  • General Studies (in four sub-parts; 50% marks of Part I).

Indian Economy
Indian Society and Culture
World Affairs
Environment and Ecology

Syllabus for HSEE 2022 Part II consists of

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated

It is important for all the candidates appearing for HSEE 2022 2022 to know the syllabus before they start preparing for the entrance exam.

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination PART I Syllabus

English

This section tests the candidate’s ability to understand and use standard English, and to appreciate literary language. Questions are related to the following areas:

  • Reading skills: Candidates will be required to read the given passage(s) that aim(s) to test their comprehension skills and answer the comprehension questions. (Or This section tests candidates’ reading comprehension skills of a given passage.) 
  • Grammar: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of English grammar including sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc. 
  • Vocabulary: This section is a test of vocabulary and the ability to understand meaning, structure and collocation of words

Analytical and Quantitative Ability

This section tests the candidate’s analytical skills and quantitative abilities. Questions are related to the following areas:

  • Integers/fractions: In this Section Basic Integer and Fraction questions will be asked. 
  • Data interpretations (bar graphs, pie charts etc.): In this section questions from basic types of charts and graphs will be asked. The most common types are line graphs, bar graphs and histograms, pie charts, and Cartesian graphs. 
  • Time, distance and work: In this section the speed formulas, time and distance aptitude questions will be asked. 
  • Averages: In this section questions will be asked from the three main types of average: mean, median and mode. 
  • Simple and compound interest: Simple interest is based on the principal amount of a loan or deposit. And compound interest is based on the principal amount and the interest that accumulates on it in every period. 
  • Elementary Trigonometry: This section is concerned with the shape of individual objects, spatial relationships among various objects, and the properties of surrounding space.
  • Profit and loss: This section is based on basic profit and loss conceptual questions.
  • Ratio proportion and variation: This section is based on Ratio, proportion and variation conceptual questions.
  • Algebra: This section is based on Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws.
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple, Calendar, Percentages, Discount, Age, Sums, Linear equations, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning Brain-teasers and patterns, 

General Studies

A) Indian Economy:

This section is intended to test the understanding of some basic economic concepts and awareness of key issues pertaining to the Indian economy with a focus on the developments after independence. The concepts and issues covered are:

  • Understanding the Economy: Scarcity, opportunity cost, resource allocation, economic systems and their characteristics, features of market economies, forces of demand and supply, elasticity of demand and supply.
  • Main Features of Indian Economy: Natural resources; human resources -population size and composition, literacy and education, occupational distribution.
  • Major Economic problems: Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality -concepts, measurement, trends, sectoral distribution and policies, inflation – trends, causes and remedies.
  • Economic Growth and Development: Meaning and measurement of economic growth, stages of development, national income concepts and trends, trends in savings and investment; human development index, national policy on education, health and health care policies. Planning in India: Five-Year Plans – objectives, priorities and problems.
  • Sectoral Development: agriculture – Green Revolution and technological changes, current issues and policies; industry-evolution of industrial policies in India (from 1948), strategies for industrial development, public and private sectors, small and medium industries, infrastructure, transport and communication, service sector etc.
  • Foreign Trade and International Economy: balance of payments, foreign exchange reserves and trade policy, I.M.F., W.T.O., international aid.
  • Money, Banking and Public Finance: Concepts of money and measures of money supply.

B) Indian Society and Culture:

  • Structure of Indian Society: Caste, Class and Tribe, Institutions of Marriage, Family and Kinship, Political institutions, Demographic Indicators and Trends.
  • Social Change in India: Sanskritization, Modernisation, Westernization and Secularization, Social Movements and Regionalism, Panchayati Raj Institutions & Governance, Affirmative Action Programme of the Government, Commissions and Policy Interventions.
  • Medieval and Modern Indian History: Delhi Sultanate and Mughal era; British Raj; Uprising of 1857; (Social) Reform, and Resistance Movements; Indian National Movement and the Emergence of the Indian nation.
  • Indian Philosophy and Thinkers: Jainism, Buddhism, Orthodox Systems, Sikhism, Sufism, Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Indian Traditions and Knowledge Systems: Classical dance forms, Architecture, Education, Ethics, Language and Grammar, Painting, Music, Theater, Textiles Indian Literature, Mathematical and Medical systems.

C) World Affairs:

  • Emergence of the US and USSR; emergence of UN system; the Cold War and nuclear race; disintegration of Soviet Union, decline of Communism and rise of nationalism; Arab-Israel conflict; India and the World; NAM and role of India; India-China and India- Pakistan relations, China and the World, conflict and wars.
  • Democracy and Development; Challenges to democracy; North-South divide on issues of development; UN and its various developmental and peacekeeping operations; Nuclearisation and Non-proliferation; India in SAARC and ASEAN; International terrorism, fundamentalism and the War on Terror; Indo-US relations; New centres of power in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
  • Hunger and Poverty; Human Rights, Democracy and Development; Environmental degradation and green politics; Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Deprived Classes and minority politics; Religion in the contemporary world; Culture and Civilization; Globalization and changing economic, cultural and political landscape; Mass media and cultural change; Emergence of various popular mass movements.

D) Environment and Ecology:

  • Global Environmental Picture: Population Growth, Degradation of Soils, Global Atmospheric Changes, Loss of Biodiversity.
  • Ecosystems: Structure of Ecosystems, Biotic Structure, Categories of Organisms, Feeding and Non-feeding Relationships, Ecosystems and how they work, Elements in Living and Non-living Systems, Energy Laws, Nutrient Cycling.
  • Pollution: Major forms of Pollution and their Impact, Primary and Secondary Pollutants, Control Strategies, Indoor Pollutants, Global Warming, International Treaties.
  • Principles of Solar Energy, Hydropower, Wind Power, Biomass Energy, Ocean Thermal Energy, Geothermal Energy, and Tidal power.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination PART II Syllabus
  • Topics for the essay writing in Part II will be based on current affairs and general knowledge. The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated with examples, wherever possible.

TENTATIVE HSEE 2022 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

Only candidates that comply with the HSEE eligibility criteria can register for the entrance test.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: Qualifying Examination

A Candidate should have appeared in any one of the following qualifying examinations for the first time in either 2021 or 2022.

  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. 
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized 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 is recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities. 
  • H.S.C. vocational examination. 
  • Class XII skill courses of CBSE. 
  • 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.

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.
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.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: AGE RELAXATION

The HSEE 2022 age relaxation differs depending on the Category. Candidates are expected that their date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1997 to be eligible for the admission process.  However, in the case of SC, ST and PwD candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years.

  • Candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD and born on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible.
  • The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std./12th Std.) the first Board/ Pre-University Certificate will be taken as authentic
  • Candidates must produce a scanned copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as proof of their age and at the time of admission the original certificate has to be produced.
  • If a candidate takes admission on the basis of a false age claim or is not able to produce the original at the time of admission, the admission of such a candidate shall be canceled with forfeiture of entire fees paid, as and when such cases are detected.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: Disqualifications

  • Students will have to check the eligibility criteria prior to filling the application form. Without checking eligibility, if any is found to be not eligible for the admission process, in such case their candidature will be canceled. 
  • If a candidate takes admission on the basis of a false claim, the admission of such a candidate shall be canceled with forfeiture of entire fees paid, as and when such cases are detected.
  • Therefore candidates should proceed to the registration form only after checking the eligibility.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: Nationality

  • Only Indian/ Overseas Citizens of India / Nepal Citizens candidates are eligible for admission through this admission brochure subject to fulfillment of eligibility and admission criteria. 
  • For admission of students who are not citizens of India, can also apply under the "Foreign Candidate" category.
  • Those who are in the category of International candidates (NRI), will also have to submit relevant documents related to their nationality.

HSEE ELIGIBILITY: RESERVATION POLICY

Indian nationals 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 GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD categories will be declared as qualified on the basis of a relaxed criterion. 
The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:

  • General belonging to Economic Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) 
  • Other Backward Classes belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) 
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) 
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) 
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

General belonging to the Economic Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)

10% of seats are reserved for GEN-EWS. 
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those General category candidates who satisfy the conditions given in the OM No.20013/01/2018-BC-II dated January 17, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit a scanned copy of the GEN-EWS-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid GEN-EWS certificate. 
Candidates belonging to the General are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general, i.e., unreserved category, and they will be eligible for the OPEN seats – the seats for which everyone is eligible. 

Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)

27% of seats are reserved for OBC - NCL.
The backward class should be in the updated central list of OBCs. Candidates belonging to the creamy layer of OBC are NOT entitled for reservation. Such candidates are treated as belonging to the general, i.e., unreserved category, and they will be eligible for the OPEN seats – the seats for which everyone is eligible. 
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit a scanned copy of the OBC-NCL-Undertaking. They are required to upload the valid OBC-NCL certificate.

Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)

15% seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% seats are reserved for ST. 
The benefit of reservation will be given only to those castes and tribes that are mentioned in the respective lists of corresponding states published by the Government of India. 
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit a scanned copy of the certificate online, failing which the candidate will be considered as a general category candidate. If selected, the candidate must produce the original certificate at the time of admission, failing which he/she will be treated as a general category candidate. 

Persons with Disabilities (PwD):

5% of seats are reserved in every category, i.e., GE, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC and ST.
Benefit would be given to those who have SEVERE dyslexia or at least 40% impairment irrespective of the type of disability i.e., locomotor, visual. Leprosy-cured candidates who are otherwise fit to pursue the course are also included in this sub-category. 
While submitting the completed application, the candidate must submit online a scanned copy of the certificate issued by a district medical board/competent authority in the prescribed format. 
If selected, the candidate must produce the original certificate at the time of admission, failing which the offer of admission will be canceled. 

PwD candidates using the services of a scribe / without scribe will get a compensatory time of 50 minutes in Part I and 10 minutes in Part II. To avail the compensatory time (with scribe / without scribe), the candidate must submit a request letter to the Chairman, HSEE-2021 along with a copy of the PwD certificate (before the deadline for the online registration). 
If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe / compensatory time, and consequently one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. 
If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will be canceled.

Documents Required to Support HSEE Exam Eligibility 2022

You are required to present the following documents in support of eligibility while during the counseling process to get admitted. 

  • Class 10th and Class 12th (attested by gazetted officer or self) original marksheets, Certificate of evidence if the candidate has pursued education via distance learning, Character or conduct certificate from the head of the institution which the candidate has last attended (The certificate must not be older than 6 months). An undertaking if the result of the qualifying examination is awaited
  • Income and asset certificate to be produced by economically weaker sections.
  • Category certificate (for the unreserved category)
  • PwD category certificate
  • Medical certificate 
  • Request letter for scribe / compensator extra time to be produced by relevant PwD candidates

HSEE Preparation Tips

Here are a few crucial tips and tricks that will help you prepare for your Exam

  • Firstly, take a proper look at the precise Syllabus and exam pattern. Learn each concept of the prescribed syllabus and important topics from recommended books.
  • Make sure you make notes which include important points during your study. Those notes will help during the revision period.
  • After studying all the subjects according to the latest syllabus and exam pattern, start your evaluation during which you need to solve the Sample Papers.
  • Try to attempt the easier questions first as it will increase your confidence.
  • Solve one question paper in a day so that you can have time to improve on the weak areas or wherever you go wrong.
  • Check all your answers after solving, and allot marks yourself for every question and then analyze your performance and start correcting your mistakes.
  • Try as many mock tests as you can. Practice until you have perfected that part.
  • After completing each section, attempt the section-wise tests to evaluate your preparation.
  • Make a list of your mistakes and try to improvise on the same thing.
  • Make sure you follow up on your study plan regularly, consistency and perseverance are of the utmost importance to excel in the exam.

Important Books For Preparation Of HSEE Exam.

Hence, to make you worry a little less and study a little more, we have compiled a Section-wise booklist for HSEE that is recommended by toppers.

English proficiency

English proficiency assesses the candidates' reading abilities. The candidates' comprehension abilities are evaluated. 

Book Name

Author

Link

Objective General English 

R. S. Aggarwal 

Click Here

High school English grammar and composition

wren & martin

Click Here

Word Power Made Easy 

Norman Lewis 

Click Here

Analytical and Quantitative Ability

Candidates will be required to assess, and examine Analytical and Quantitative Ability questions. This section assesses the applicants' basic mathematical calculations’. They will have to answer the questions based on their knowledge.

Book Name

Author

Link

Quantitative Aptitude

R. S. Aggarwal 

Click Here

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Click Here

Course books for 8th, 9th and 10th standard.

NCERT

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Click Here

501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book 

Learning Express

Click Here

General Studies

Candidates will be required to assess, examine, and complete arguments presented in general English. This section assesses the applicants' General awareness’. They will have to answer the questions based on their knowledge.

Book Name

Author

Link

History Of Modern India

Bipin Chandra

Click Here

Manorama Year Book

Mammen Mathew

Click Here

Objective General Studies

O P Varma

Click Here

Pratiyogita Darpan

Editorial Board : Pratiyogita Darpan

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Frequently Asked Questions

HSEE 2022 syllabus is a course-planning tool. It will help the candidate to prepare and organize the course. By knowing the syllabus candidates can make their targets.

And once candidates have gone through the entire syllabus and ideas, they can progress toward objectives by practicing and developing aptitude for questions.

The completion of the syllabus is the first milestone; the true journey of practicing and developing strategies for answering difficult questions begins once you have completed your syllabus.

Once you complete the syllabus, you have taken your first step toward your objective. Now you must choose a topic each week and extensively go over it by practicing questions from study material and previous year questions.

The examination authorities have not yet published a comprehensive examination pattern and syllabus. It is expected to have two Parts:

Part I four sections, English and Comprehension Skill, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, General Studies covering the areas of Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs, and Environment and Ecology.

Part II students will be asked to choose ONE topic from a given list and write an essay (approximately 300 words)


The basic eligibility criteria for the HSEE exam 2020 are:

Candidates should have passed Intermediate(10+2) from CBSE or any other recognized board and English as one of the core subjects. 

A candidate must be a citizen of India.

Candidates are expected that their date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1997 to be eligible for the admission process. 


The first and main step before starting your preparation is to get acquainted with the detailed syllabus and exam pattern. The candidate should be aware of how many questions will be coming from each section in the examination. This process will help them to plan their studies accordingly. Secondly, students should prepare a proper plan and strategy for completing the entire syllabus within the allotted time, giving enough importance to the revision phase.

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