Monday, December 19, 2011

IIT Madras- Applications for HSEE 2012

 Applications invited by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) 2012 for admission into Five Year Integrated Master of Arts (M.A) in disciplines such as Development Studies and English Studies.

1.Qualifying Examinations :
Candidates applying for HSEE-2012 should have either completed or are appearing in 2012 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE) :
  • The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central / State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi; etc.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Exami-nation conducted by a recognized Board /  University.
  • Final Examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) Exami-nation (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University.
  • Any Public School / Board / University Exami-nation in India or in any foreign country recog-nized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 system.
  • H.S.C. Vocational Examination.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects.
One should note that courses which are preparatory in nature, without offering any degree are not considered equivalent to 10+2 system.
In case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level. This is in addition to passing in the qualifying examination with aggregate marks relevant to the category of the candidate.

2.Percentage of Marks in QE:
The candidates belonging to the general category and OBC (CL/NCL) category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the QE. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and PD categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the QE. If any Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on 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, such a certificate is not provided by the candidate, the decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding his/her eligibility shall be final.
3. Date of Birth:
A Candidate, whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1987, is eligible for HSEE-2012. However, in the case of SC, ST and PD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to these categories / subcategories born on or after October 01, 1982 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 copy of this certificate along with the completed Application Form as a proof of their age and at the time of admission original certificate has to be produced failing which they will be disqualified.

4.Physical Fitness:
All qualified candidates will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available to them along with offer of admission letter. They will be admitted only if they are physically fit for pursuing a course of study at the Institute.
 5.Important Notes:
(i)   Admission to a candidate will stand cancelled, if the proof of having passed the QE, as per the eligibility criteria specified in Section 11.2 of Information Bulletin, is not submitted to the Institute latest by September 30, 2012.
(ii)   Admissions are subject to verification of facts from the original certificates / documents of the candidates. If an applicant is found ineligible at a later date even after admission, his/her admission will be cancelled. The decision of the HSEE Admission Committee regarding the eligibility of any applicant shall be final. 
(iii) A candidate must satisfy all the aforesaid eligibility criteria in order to be elligible for appearing in HSEE-2012 / admission


The HSEE2012 examination is of three hours duration and has two parts.
Part I is a purely objective type multiple choice question paper for  2½ hours administered through computer.
It covers questions on English and Comprehension Skills, 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 & Ecology.  Syllabus for the examination is here as well as in the Information Brochure.
Part II is an essay writing for ½ hour to be written on answer paper which will be distributed to the candidates at the end of Part I.
Language of Question Paper: English.


The online application fees ( Exclusive of Bank Charges )
Rs. 1600/- (for general category, OBC students)
Rs. 800/- (SC/ST, Physically Disabled).
No Application fee for Female candidates.

Pay by :
Indian Bank Challan at any branch of Indian Bank across the country.
Account Payee Demand Draft drawn in any nationalised Bank in favour of:

Chairman, HSEE, IIT Madras,
payable at Chennai.
Note: Indian Bank will charge Rs. 10/- as their processing fee. For DD the Banks will charge a suitable additional amount. Payment must be made during December 20, 2011 to January 25, 2012.

Online Application starts
10:00 hours on December 20, 2011
Online Application Ends
17:00 hours on January 20, 2012
Receipt of Completed Application
17:00 hours on January 31, 2012
Dispatch of hall tickets Ends
17:00 hours on March 30, 2012
HSEE-2012 Examination
10:00–13:00 hours on May 06, 2012
Result declaration on Website
10:00 hours on June 04, 2012
Offer Letters to Candidates (first round) starts
10:00 hours on June 06, 2012
Offer Letters to Candidates (final round) ends:
17:00 hours on July 19, 2012
The date of the examination will remain unaltered even if it is declared as a public holiday.

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