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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) conducts Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) for admission to its five-year Integrated M.A. programme.

MA PROGRAMME:-
 
Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
Integrated M.A. in English Studies
 
HSEE 2020 Eligibility -
 
Qualifying Examination -
 
Candidates applying for HSEE 2020 must have passed any one of the following qualifying examinations for the first time in 2019 or should be appearing in 2020.
 
The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (www.aiuweb.org).
 
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 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.
 
Percentage of Marks in Qualifying Examination -
 
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. Where only letter grades are mentioned in the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent marks, and submit it at the time of joining. In case the candidate does not provide such a certificate, the decision of the HSEE admission committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.
 
Date of Birth -
 
Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1995 are eligible for HSEE 2020. However, in the case of SC, ST and PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to SC, ST, and PwD and born on or after October 01, 1990 are eligible. The date of birth as recorded in the High School (10th std./12th Std.) 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 original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.

HSEE Registration / Application Form

HSEE 2020 Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website - http://hsee.iitm.ac.in from 11th December 2019 to 22nd January 2020.

 

HSEE Exam Dates

HSEE 2020 Date:-  19th April 2020, 10:00 IST and 13:00 IST

 
 
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.
 

 


HSEE Syllabus

HSEE 2020 Syllabus:-

PART I
 
i. English and Comprehension skill
 
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.
 
ii. Analytical and Quantitative Ability 
 
This section tests the candidate’s analytical skills and quantitative abilities. Questions are related to the following areas:
 
Numbers, Algebra, Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Calendar, Basic Statistics – Average, Ratio and proportion, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Simple and Compound Interest, Work and time, Discount, Age sums, linear equations, elementary trigonometry. Data interpretation, Analytical reasoning, Logical reasoning, Brainteasers, and Patterns.
 
iii. 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.
 
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, Theatre, 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 IndiaPakistan 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.
 
PART II
 
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.

 

Paper Pattern

HSEE 2020 Pattern:-

HSEE 2020 is of 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. One hour compensatory (extra) time will also be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability.
 
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.
 
Language of Question Paper - English.

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HSEE Notification

HSEE 2020 Notification:-

 

Apply online at website - http://hsee.iitm.ac.in from 11th December 2019 to 22nd January 2020
 
Download Admit Card from - 18th March 2020
 
HSEE 2020 Date - 19th April 2020
 
Declaration of Result on HSEE Website - 15th May 2020 
 
Offer letter can be downloaded from the HSEE website by Successful Candidates Starts - 16th May 2020.
 



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