Indian Institute of Technology


Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE- 2007)

IIT Madras offers a Five Year Integrated M.A. degree programme in Development Studies Economics and English Studies.

Examination Date May 20, 2007 (Subday: 1000 – 1300 hrs
Examination Centres Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi

All Indian and Foreign Nationals seeking admission to the above – mentioned programme must appear in HSEE – 2007


Candidates who have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination or appearing in 2007 with minimum 60 % marks in aggregate [55% in case of SC/ST and Persons with Disabilities (PD)] are eligible.

If any Board awards only letter-grades, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying equivalent percentage marks. In case the respective Board awards letter-grades without providing norms for converting them to equivalent percentage marks, the norms decided by HSEE-2007Committee shall be final.

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1982 are eligible for HSEE-2007. However, in case of SC/ST and PD candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by five years, i.e. SC/ST and PD candidates born on or after October 1, 1977 are eligible.

Pattern of Examination:

One objective type question paper of 3 hour duration in English and Comprehension skill, Analytical and Quantitative ability and General Knowledge covering the areas of Indian Economy since independence, Indian society, Contemporary World Affairs (Post-world war II) and Environment and Ecology.

Syllabus for this examination is available on the website and will also be given in the Information Brochure of HSEE-2007.

Language of the Question Paper: English

Reservation of Seats:

15% for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates with relaxed qualifying norms for admission.

3% for PD, including leprosy-cured candidates, who are otherwise fit to pursue the course and who qualify for admission under relaxed norms relevant for this category.

Reservation for OBC candidates, if any, would be communicated through newspaper advertisements/IIT Madras website as and when the government order for the same is issued.

Application Form and Information Brochure (Application Material):

Information Brochure contains details regarding application procedure, syllabus for HSEE-2007 examination centres, details of course fees.

Important dates regarding Application Material:

Sale of application material commences on : 29-01-2007

Last date for Postal request for Application Material : 26-02-2007

Last date for receipt of Completed Application Form at IIT Madras : 05-03-2007

Cost of Application Material including Examination fee:

Rs.300/- for SC/ST and all female candidates

Rs.600/- for all other candidates

Application can also be obtained in person at Canara Bank, IIT Madras Branch, IIT Campus, Chennai 600036 by paying cash until 05-03-2007.

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