Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination 2006 (HSEE-2006)

IIT Madras, a leader in the field of technical education, now offers a unique and innovative Fiver year integrated Masters Programme, leading to M.A degrees in 3 disciplines, viz. Development studies, Economics and English studies.

The admission is solely through HSEE-2006. The total intake will be 30 in the three disciplines put together. Allocation of seats to individual disciplines will be made at the end of the third semester.

Examination Date: 21.05.2006(Sunday Forenoon)

Examination Centres: Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

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 examination is given in the Admission brochure.


  • Minimum 60% marks in aggregate (55% for SC/ST and persons with Disabilities (PD)) in (10+2) or equivalent examination.
  • In case the respective boards award letter grades without providing a norm for converting them to equivalent percentage marks, the norms decided by the HSEE Committee shall be final.
  • A candidate can have only two attempts to write HSEE-in the year in which he/she passes the qualifying examination and/or in the following year.

Application form along with the Admission Brochure can be obtained by post from the Chairman, HSEE-2006, JEE Office, IIT Madras, Chennai 600036 by sending a request from 13.02.2006 to 13.03.2006 along with a self-addressed envelope (30*25cm) and a demand draft for Rs.600/- (Rs.300/- in case of SC/ST/PD/Female candidates) drawn on any nationalized bank in favour of IIT Madras payable at Chennai. The envelope must be super scribed “Request for application for HSEE-2006”. Application form can also be obtained in person in the above address up to 20.03.2006.

The completed application form along with the enclosures should reach the above address on or before 20.03.2006.

Chairman, HSEE -Committee

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