Applications are invited by IIT Madras for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSSE) - 2017 for admission into MA programmes in various disciplines of social sciences and humanities. Examination fee is Rs. 1100 for female / SC/ ST/ PwD candidates and Rs. 2200 for all other candidates.

Streams offered:

1) Integrated MA in Development Studies
2) Integrated MA in English Studies

Candidates should have passed in 10 + 2 of any stream and board with at least 60 percent marks.

Question Paper Pattern:

HSEE - 2017: Duration is 3 hours and has two parts.

Part - I consists of objective type multiple choice questions for
2 and a half hours duration (150 minutes). It is computer based test.

Part II: It 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 Economics (since Independence), Indian Society, Contemporary World Affairs (post - World
War II); 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.

Application Procedure:

Candidates may apply online only through website hsee.iitm.ac.in . Last date for the submission of online applications is 27 January 2017. Previous question papers are also available on the institute website.

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