HSEE 2023: Result, Cutoff

Parvathy Krishnakumar
Parvathy Krishnakumar

Updated on - Mar 5, 2023

HSEE 2023 notifications will soon be released on the official website. Candidates must enter their registered email id and password to complete the application procedures. Candidates can register choice filling for stream in required courses during the given timelineCandidates should check the official website for any information related to HSEE 2023.

HSEE 2023 is the national-level entrance exam conducted by IIT Madras for admission to the master's program offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Science. Candidates who intend to pursue an integrated MA in English and Development Studies can apply for the same. HSEE is the only test that admits candidates to five years integrated master's program in Humanities and Social Science subjects.

Through HSEE 2023, several aspirants secure admission to the Master’s programs offered by the institute. All the important details about HSEE 2023 can be found on this page.

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About HSEE 2023

HSEE is conducted by the Department of Humanities and Social Science, IIT Madras, every year. Through this annually conducted entrance examination, the candidates can take admissions to the integrated Master’s program in Development Studies and English Studies. The important highlights of the HSEE 2023 exam are as follows.

HSEE Exam Highlights 2023
Exam Name HSEE
Full Form of HSEE Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam
Exam Level National
Conducting Body IIT Madras
Application Mode Online
Language English
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Official Website www.hsee.iitm.ac.in
Helpdesk 044 22578220
[email protected]

HSEE 2023 Courses Offered

The courses offered through HSEE 2023 are below. 29 seats are offered for each course.

  • Integrated MA in Development Studies
  • Integrated MA in English Studies.

HSEE Important Dates 2023 

HSEE Important Dates 2023 will be announced on the official website by the examination conducting authorities. Candidates can check the official website for any update related to HSEE 2023. Find all the important dates related to HSEE 2023 mentioned below.

HSEE Important Dates 2023
Event Date (Tentative)
Release of HSEE Application Form 2023
Mar 2023
Last Date to Apply Online for HSEE 2023 Jun 2023
Last Date to Pay Application Fee Offline Jun 2023
Application Status Checking Window Jun 2023
HSEE Admit Card 2023 Availability Jul 2023
HSEE 2023 Exam Date Jul 2023
Availability of HSEE 2023 Paper I Response Sheets Aug 2023
HSEE 2023 Paper I Provisional Answer Key Release Aug 2023
Declaration of HSEE Results 2023 Aug 2023
Choice Filling Window for Integrated M.A Program Aug 2023
Release of Seat Allocation List Aug 2023

HSEE Eligibility Criteria 2023

Applicants have to refer to HSEE Eligibility Criteria 2023 given below and ensure that they satisfy all the conditions, as prescribed by IIT Madras before filling out their application form.

HSEE 2023 Qualifying Examination

Applicant should appear for either of the below-mentioned qualifying examinations either in 2022 or should be appearing in 2023.

  • Class 12th examination conducted by the Central Board or a State Board, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the NIOS
  • HSC Vocational Exam, or CBSE’s skill course for class 12
  • An Intermediate or 2-year Pre-University exam from a university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
  • Candidates who have or will complete the two-year course of the Joint Service Wing, NDA in 2021 or 2023.

HSEE 2023 Age Specifications

HSEE 2023 age limit varies as per the category to which the applicant belongs. The specifications are discussed below.

HSEE Age Limit 2023
Category Date of Birth
General and other UR Categories The candidate should be born on or after Oct 1, 1997
SC, ST, PwD/PH The candidate should be born on or after Oct 1, 1992

The date the candidate claims to be born must be the same as the date of birth mentioned on the Class 10 and 12 qualifying certificate or marks statement.

HSEE Eligibility Criteria 2023 for Foreign Applicants

Candidates who are not citizens of India or fall under the PIO or OCI categories, and whose parents do not meet the aforementioned conditions either, will be considered Foreign Nationals. Candidates who reside in foreign countries must satisfy either of the following qualifying examination-specific HSEE Eligibility Criteria 2023.

  • Applicant must have qualified for the class 12 equivalent examination from an educational institute recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Applicant must have qualified for the General Certificate Education (GCE) examination from London, Cambridge, or Sri Lanka, at an Advanced (A) level.
  • Candidate should have passed the High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University, or the International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • Candidates who have completed the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India, from a board that is not specified above, should produce a certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities, stating that the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Indian Class XII examination.

HSEE Application Form 2023

IIT Madras will activate the application status-checking option for HSEE 2023 on the official website. Candidates can check the status of their application to know if their application form is approved or rejected. The last date to check the application status online will also be announced along with other dates.

HSEE Application Form 2023 last date will be published on the official website. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Steps to Check HSEE 2023 Application Status

Candidates can follow the steps below to check their application status for HSEE 2023.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of HSEE.
  • Step 2: Click on the respective link to check the application status.
  • Step 3: Enter the registered email ID or login ID, and password, and log in.
  • Step 4: Check if the application form submitted is approved or rejected.

HSEE 2023 Registration

The application process for HSEE 2023 should be carried out online. Candidates require a desktop/laptop computer and a stable internet connection to apply. The detailed process to apply for HSEE 2023 is discussed below. The first step is to register for HSEE. The candidates could follow the below-given steps to register for the examination.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website created for HSEE 2023: hsee.iitm.nic.in
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button created.
  • Step 3: Enter the name, date of birth, and contact information.
  • Step 4: To complete the registration, check the inbox for the email received from HSEE-IITM’s end. The email shall contain the login credentials which is required to access the user accounts.

Filling Out HSEE Application Form 2023

Once the candidates log in, they can fill out the online application form for HSEE 2023. The information which the candidates have to enter is below.

  • Name of the candidate, as given on the class 10 scorecard.
  • Name of the candidate’s parents or guardian, as mentioned on the candidate’s class 10 scorecard.
  • Gender
  • O.B.
  • Nationality
  • Residential address
  • School details
  • Contact Details: email ID and mobile number
  • Exam Centre: The candidates had to enter two exam centres in order of preference.
  • Category: The candidate had to choose one out of GE, GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, or ST.
  • PwD: If the applicant is a person with 40% or more disability, or dyslexia, they had to choose “yes” from the drop-down menu.

Note: Candidates belonging to any of the reserved or PwD categories are required to upload documents/certificates testifying the same.

Documents Required to Fill HSEE Application Form 2023

Candidates are required to upload scanned copies of the below-listed documents along with the HSEE application form 2023.

  • A latest passport-sized photograph (coloured)
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Marks statement of class 10
  • Marks statement of class 12
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)

HSEE Application Form 2023 Document Specifications

Candidates will have to resize their documents as per the below-given specifications. The forms sent with documents which do not meet the below-mentioned specifications will be rejected.

HSEE Document Specifications 2023
Images to be Uploaded Dimensions

Size: Between 15 and 40 kb
Dimension: 3.5 * 4.5 cm
Format: jpg/ jpeg


Size: Between 10 and 30 kb
Dimension: 3.5 * 1.5 cm
Format: jpg/ jpeg

HSEE Application Form 2023 Fee Payment

Application form fees can be paid online, as well as offline modes. The last date to deposit the fee via both modes will be different.

HSEE Application Fee 2023
Category Fee/ Amount
General and OBC INR 2400
SC, ST, PwD, and Female INR 1200

Modes of Payment

Candidates can pay the fee online, using their credit cards, debit cards, or via net banking. This can be done till the last date of application form submission. The candidates opting for the offline mode of payment will have to draw an Indian Bank E-Challan. The last date to pay the fee via offline mode will also be informed along with the other dates.

HSEE Admit Card 2023

IIT Madras releases HSEE Admit Card 2023 on the official website a few days before the examination. The document will bear the candidate’s personal, contact, and other exam-specific details, such as the roll number, address of the exam centre, etc. Candidates must download the admit cards using their login credentials generated at the time of application, and carry them to the exam centre. They will not be allowed to appear for the exam without their admit cards.

Steps to Download HSEE Admit Card 2023

Candidates can download HSEE 20232 admit cards by following the below-mentioned steps.

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of HSEE 2023.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Download HSEE 2023 Hall Ticket' link under the 'News Update' section, on the homepage.
  • Step 3: Enter the login ID/registered email ID and password.
  • Step 4: Proceed further by clicking on the 'Login' button.
  • Step 5: The admit card will now be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 6: Take a printout of the HSEE Admit Card 2023.
  • Step 7: Download the softcopy of the document and preserve it for future reference.

Issues While Downloading HSEE Admit Card 2023

Candidates may face certain issues at the time of downloading the HSEE 2023 hall ticket. They must not panic. The problems may be a result of the following reasons.

Server Issues or Slow Internet

Due to several people attempting to download the hall ticket at the same time, the servers may malfunction. Even if the internet connection is not up to the mark, the candidates may face difficulty in accessing the hall tickets. In such cases, the candidates should wait for a few hours, and try to download it again later, preferably from a different server.

Incorrect Credentials

Several times, the candidates forget their login credentials and hence, are unable to access the HSEE hall ticket. To help candidates stuck in such situations, the conducting authorities provide the facility to reset their passwords. Candidates must click on the 'forgot password' link provided on the login page. The password reset link will then be sent to their respective email accounts.

Downloading Admit Card on Mobile or Tablet

Downloading the admit card on a mobile phone or tablet is not advised. The candidates may face difficulties in doing so. The candidates need to download the admit card on a PC, using one of the recommended browsers. 

Incomplete Registrations

Hall tickets will only be issued to those candidates who complete their registration on time and pay the due application fee. The candidates who fail to do so will not be able to download the hall ticket. 

HSEE Exam Centres 2023

HSEE 2023 will be held in 16 cities across the country. The candidates can go through the list provided below, and choose the test centre closest to them.

HSEE Exam Centres 2023
HSEE Exam Centres 2023
Ahmedabad Bengaluru
Chennai Bhubaneswar
Coimbatore Guwahati
Hyderabad Indore
Jammu Kochi
Kolkata Lucknow
New Delhi Patna
Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram

HSEE Exam Pattern 2023

HSEE 2023 question paper will be divided into two parts. The first part will require the candidates to answer various multiple-choice questions. Whereas, the second part will have essay-writing questions. The highlights of the HSEE Exam Pattern 2023 are given below.

HSEE Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights
Exam Duration

Part 1: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Part 2: 30 Minutes

Language English
Exam Mode Offline

HSEE Syllabus 2023

The question paper will be divided into two parts. The first part will comprise English, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, and General Studies. The second part will have Essay Writing questions.

The syllabus for paper 1 is as follows.

HSEE Syllabus 2023
Subject Topics
English Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary
Analytical and Quantitative Ability Numbers, Algebra, HCF, LCM, Calendar, Basic Statistics, Averages, Profit and Loss, Ratios and Proportion, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Work and Time, Age, Discounts, Linear Equations, Elementary Trigonometry
General Studies

Indian Economy
Indian Society and Culture
World Affairs
Environment and Ecology

Candidate may be asked to write an essay on any of Current Affairs, History, Geography, Politics, Sports, or any other subject.

HSEE Results 2023

HSEE Results 2023 will be declared on the official website in the form of a scorecard. Candidates will be able to download the same by logging in using their credentials. The steps to do so are given below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of IIT Madras’ HSEE.
  • Step 2: Find the tab for HSEE Result 2023, and click on it.
  • Step 3: Candidates will now be asked to enter their registered email ID/login ID, and password.
  • Step 4: Upon submitting the details, the candidates will be able to access their scorecards.

Details Mentioned on HSEE 2023 Scorecard

Candidates will find the following details on their scorecards:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number
  • Scores obtained
  • Rank obtained
  • Qualifying status.

HSEE Cut Off 2023

Category-wise qualifying marks for HSEE are given below.

HSEE Qualifying Marks 2023
Category Score
General 50%
SC, ST, PwD 25% Aggregate

The top scorers of the exam will be calculated to participate in the counselling.

HSEE 2020 Cut Off

HSEE cut off 2020 is provided below in the table. The cut off for the current academic year will be similar to the previous years’ data. The candidates must check the cut off marks below to get an idea about HSEE Cut Off 2023 marks.

HSEE Cut Off 2020
Candidate Category Minimum Cut-Off Marks
General Category 51%
Other Backward Class (OBC) 47%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 25%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 25%
Person with Disability (PwD) 25%

HSEE 2023 Reservation of Seats

There are 58 seats in total. As per the Indian government’s guidelines, a certain percentage of seats shall be kept reserved for candidates belonging to minority communities and categories. The precise reservation of seats is tabulated below.

Reservation in HSEE-IITM 2023
Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD/PH 5%

HSEE Answer Key 2023

HSEE 2023 exam provisional answer key for Paper- I will be released before announcing the results. The candidates can download the provisional answer key from the official website, hsee.iitm.ac.in. The result will be announced based on the final answer key.

HSEE Contact Details 2023

In case of any queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the contact details given below.

The Chairman, HSEE - 2023,
JEE office, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.

Phone Number: (O44) 2257 8220

Email ID: [email protected]

Official Webiste: www.hsee.iitm.ac.in


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