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HSEE Syllabus 2021: Check Latest HSEE Section Wise Detailed Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous Year Question Papers at hsee.iitm.ac.in

HSEE Syllabus 2021: The HSEE 2021 Syllabus and admission notification will be released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Part 1 and Part 2 of the HSEE Syllabus 2021. English (25 per cent of Part I marks), Analytical and Quantitative Capacity (25 per cent of Part I marks), and General Studies (25 per cent of Part I marks) are included in the HSEE Syllabus 2021 for part I. (in four sub-parts; 50 per cent marks of Part I). Candidates can check the HSEE Syllabus 2021 and start preparing for the exam. Follow Fresherslive to get the latest and upcoming HSEE 2021 Syllabus.

Keerthika | Updated: May 10, 2021, 17:05 IST

HSEE Syllabus 2021: Check Latest HSEE Section Wise Detailed Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous Year Question Papers at hsee.iitm.ac.in

HSEE Syllabus 2021: Check Latest HSEE Section Wise Detailed Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Previous Year Question Papers at hsee.iitm.ac.in

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HSEE Syllabus 2021

New Update on 10.05.2021: The HSEE 2021 syllabus, as well as the admission notification, will be released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Part 1 and Part 2 of the HSEE 2021 syllabus are split into two sections. English (25 percent of Part I marks), Analytical and Quantitative Capacity (25 percent of Part I marks), and General Studies (25 percent of Part I marks) make up part I of the HSEE Syllabus 2021. (in four sub-parts; 50 percent marks of Part I). Essay writing is part of the HSEE syllabus in part II. Before beginning their training for the HSEE test, candidates should review the HSEE 2021 syllabus. All HSEE 2021 applicants should familiarise themselves with the topics and subjects before beginning their preparation for the entrance exam. Due to COVID-19, the HSEE 2021 entrance exam has been postponed. Read the article below for more information on the HSEE entrance exam syllabus as well as other specifics such as exam pattern, question papers, and mock tests.

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HSEE 2021 Syllabus - Available | Exam Postponed

New Update on 06.05.2021: HSEE 2021 Syllabus - The officials of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is releasing the HSEE Syllabus 2021on the official website. Humanities and Social Science Entrance Examination syllabus are updated according to the examination pattern of the test. The HSEE 2021 admission is also going to release online mode. The HSEE 2021 Syllabus is divided into two parts, part 1 and part 2, and HSEE 2021 scheduled for 13th June 2021 has been postponed due to pandemic situation. The revised date for the examination will be announced at a later stage. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the examination. Candidates can check the syllabus and start preparing for the exam. Follow Fresherslive to get the latest and upcoming HSEE 2021 Syllabus.

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HSEE 2021 Syllabus Overview



Examination Name

Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination

Conducting body

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Abbreviated Name


Examination level


Examination type


Examination mode

Partly (Online and Offline)

Programmes offered

Integrated M.A in Development Studies and Integrated M.A in English Studies

Official Website


HSEE 2021 Syllabus Key Dates



Release of the official brochure

December 28, 2021

Online registration begins

February 1, 2021 (Released)

Last date for application submission and online fee payment

March 31, 2021

HSEE 2021 application fee payment via e-challan mode

April 1, 2021

HSEE Application status online window

March 31 to April 30, 2021

Release of HSEE 2021 admit card

May 12, 2021

Conduct of HSEE 2021 exam

June 13, 2021 - Postponed

Copy of candidate's response

June 21 to 23

Declaration of the HSEE result

June 28, 2021

The download of the offer letter by selected candidates

June 30, 2021

HSEE 2021 Syllabus




Part I

Analytical and Quantitative Ability

  • Numbers
  • Algebra

  • Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple

  • (LCM)

  • Calendar

  • Basic Statistics – Average, Ratio and proportion

  • Profit and Loss

  • Percentages

  • Simple and Compound Interest

  • Work and time

  • Discount

  • Age

  • Sums

  • Linear equations

  • Elementary Trigonometry

  • Data interpretation

  • Analytical reasoning

  • Logical reasoning Brain-teasers and patterns

English and Comprehension Skills

  • Reading skills
  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

General Studies

  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Society and Culture

  • World Affairs

  • Environment and Ecology

Part II

  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs

  • The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated.

The candidates can check the topics wise HSEE 2021 syllabus for both parts of the question paper. Following is the break up of the HSEE syllabus, mentioning the important units and topics that candidates must study to prepare for the entrance examination.



World Affairs

  • The emergence of the US and USSR

  • The emergence of the UN system

  • the Cold War and nuclear race

  • The disintegration of the Soviet Union, the decline of Communism and the rise of nationalism

  • Arab-Israel conflict

  • India and the World

  • NAM and role of India

  • India-China and India-Pakistan relations, China and the World, conflict and wars

Indian Society and Culture

  • Indian Traditions and Knowledge Systems (Classical dance forms, Architecture, Education, Ethics, Language and Grammar, Painting, Music, Theatre, Textiles Indian Literature, Mathematical and Medical systems)

  • Indian Philosophy and Thinkers (Jainism, Buddhism, Orthodox Systems, Sikhism, Sufism, Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)

  • Medieval and Modern Indian History (Delhi Sultanate and Mughal era; British Raj; Uprising of 1857; (Social) Reform, and Resistance Movements; Indian National Movement and the Emergence of the Indian nation)

  • Social Change in India (Sanskritization, Modernisation, Westernization and Secularization, Social Movements and Regionalism, Panchayati Raj Institutions & Governance, Affirmative Action Programme of the Government, Commissions and Policy Interventions)

  • Structure of Indian Society (Caste, Class and Tribe, Institutions of Marriage, Family and Kinship, Political institutions, Demographic Indicators and Trends)

Indian Economy

  • Money, Banking and Public Finance (Concepts of money and measures of the money supply)

  • Foreign Trade and International Economy (balance of payments, foreign exchange reserves and trade policy, I.M.F., W.T.O., international aid)

  • Sectoral Development (agriculture – Green Revolution and technological changes, current issues and policies; industry-evolution of industrial policies in India (from 1948), strategies for industrial development, public and private sectors, small and medium industries, infrastructure, transport and communication, service sector etc.)

  • Economic Growth and Development (Meaning and measurement of economic growth, stages of development, national income concepts and trends, trends in savings and investment; human development index, national policy on education, health and health care policies. Planning in India: Five-Year Plans - objectives, priorities and problems)

  • Major Economic problems (Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality - concepts, measurement, trends, sectoral distribution and policies, inflation - trends, causes and remedies)

  • Main Features of Indian Economy (Natural resources; human resources -population size and composition, literacy and education, occupational distribution)

  • Understanding the Economy (Scarcity, opportunity cost, resource allocation, economic systems and their characteristics, features of market economies, forces of demand and supply, the elasticity of demand and supply)

HSEE Exam Pattern 2021


Question Type

Time Duration


Part I


2 hours and 30 minutes

English, Quantitative Ability and General Studies

Part II


30 minutes

Essay Writing

The medium of the HSEE 2021 question papers will be English. As per the exam pattern of HSEE 2021. The question paper of HSEE will be divided into two parts, Part 1 and Part 2. The total duration of the HSEE exam is 180 minutes. The total duration of Part 1 and Part 2 is 150 minutes and 30 minutes. Part 1 consists of computer-based questions from various topics such as general studies, analytical and quantitative aptitude. In Part 2 of the HSEE question paper, candidates have to write an essay on a general topic.



English and Comprehension Skills

25 % of Part I Question Paper

Analytical and Quantitative Ability

25 % of Part I Question Paper

General Studies

50 % of Part I Question Paper

Essay Writing

100 % of Part II Question Paper

HSEE Previous Year Question Papers

The question paper of HSEE 2021 is divided into two parts, part 1 and part 2. The medium of the HSEE question paper 2021 will be English only. The candidates who wish to appear for the IIT Madras' entrance examination must solve the HSEE previous year question papers. Part 1 of the HSEE 2021 question paper will contain multiple-choice questions, and part 2 contain descriptive type questions.

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HSEE 2021 Admit Card

The HSEE 2021 Admit Card is an important document that every Candidate must carry on the day of the exam. Candidates have to download the HSEE 2021 Admit Card before the exam; the exam admits card is the most important exam to attend.

HSEE 2021 Results

The HSEE 2021 Results will be released soon on the official website, and Candidates can check their results by logging with details on the web portal. Moreover, the officials will shortlist the candidates based on the merit score generated in the HSEE 2021 Entrance Exam.

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Syllabus 2021 - FAQ

1. What is the duration of the HSEE 2021 exam?  

The examination of HSEE 2021 conducted for three hours.

2. Why is the HSEE syllabus 2021 important?  

The syllabus of HSEE 2021 helps students know all the important topics and units and better understand the break-up of certain topics and subjects for the entrance test.

3.  Is there any negative marking in the HSEE examination?

No, there is no negative marking for incorrect response in the HSEE examination.

4.  In what mode will the HSEE exam be conducted?  

The HSEE exam will be conducted partly online and partly in offline mode.

5.  How many are HSEE exam centres allotted?  

There 16 exam centres allotted for the national level examination of HSEE.

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