Thursday, 3 December 2015

IIT HSEE 2016, Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam 2016

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras invites applications for Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) for the year 2016. IIT HSEE 2016 Entrance exam is conducted for admission to five year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programmes, commencing in the session 2016-17
HSEE (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination) is for admission to the five-year integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) Program at IIT Madras for admission in Integrated MA
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is an institute of national importance which offers quality education in Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, Management and Technology at UG, PG level
HSEE 2016 is for admission into the two following courses:
a.     Integrated M.A. in Development Studies
b.     Integrated M.A. in English Studies
Candidates applying for HSEE-2016 should have either completed or should be appearing in 2015 in any one of the following qualifying examinations (QE):
a.     The final exam of the 10+2 system, conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities website
b.     Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Exam conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
c.      Final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy; senior secondary school exam conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects
d.     Any Public School, Board or University Exam in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
e.     HSC vocational examination
f.       General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
g.     High School Certificate Exam of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva
Candidates who have completed Class XII (or equivalent) exam outside India or from a Board not specified above should produce a certificate from the Association of Indian
In case the Class XII exam is not a public exam, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) exam earlier
Nationality: Candidates who are NOT citizens of India at the time of registering for HSEE 2016 (by birth or naturalized) are treated as foreign nationals
Percentage of Marks in QE: Candidates belonging to the GEN Category & OBC Category must secure a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the QE. Candidates belonging to SC, ST & PwD Categories must secure a minimum of 55% in aggregate in the QE
Date of Birth: Candidate, whose date of birth falls on or after 01st October 1991, is eligible for HSEE-2016; however, in the case of SC,ST & PwD candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e., candidates belonging to these categories, sub-categories born on or after 01st October 1986 are eligible
Physical Fitness: Every qualified candidate will have to submit a Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed format that will be made available along with the letter of offer of admission
Reservation of Seats
Indian nationals belonging to certain categories are admitted under the seats reserved for them in accordance with the rules of the Govt. of India. The categories and the extent of reservation are as follows:
OBC belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) - 27% seats
SC - 15% Seats
ST - 15% Seats
PwD - 03% Seats
Type of Question Paper: HSEE-2016 exam 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 writting for 30 minutes to be written on answer sheet distributed to the candidates at the end of Part I
Part I covers the following topics: (i) English and Comprehension Skill; (ii) Analytical and Quantitative Abilitiy; (iii) General Studies covering the areas of India Economics 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
Langauge of Questions Paper: English
Cities for HSEE-2016
The entrance exam will be conducted in the following 10 cities: Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram
Application for the HSEE-2016 is only through online mode. Candidate needs access to a computer with internet connection and a printer
Registration - logon to the site website in select from the menu “Apply-Online”, and follow the instructions on the site
Completed application form has to be submitted online only, along with the scanned photograph, signature and copies of relevant certificates, on or before 25th January 2015. Candidates are advised to must ensure their eligibility before applying online application
Exam Fee and Payment Mode
Candidates must pay the exam fee as applicable is through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Indian Bank Challan that will be generated during the process of application
For General & OBC (NCL) Male Rs. 2000/-; Female Rs. 1000/- and 3rd Gender
candidates is Rs. 2000/-
For SC, ST, PwD Candidates Male Rs. 1000/-; Female Rs. 1000/- and 3rd Gender
candidates is Rs. 1000/-
Additionally, the service charges of the Bank will be Rs. 30/-
Payment by Indian Bank e-challan: A bank challan of Indian bank will be generated during the online process of application; candidate has go to any branch of the Indian Bank along with a printed challan and pay the fee
For more details, refer prospectus or website
Important Dates:
Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 25th January 2016
Date of HSEE-2016 Exam: 17th April 2016 (Sunday, 10.00 am to 01.00 pm)
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