HSEE 2021 Result: Date (28 Jun), Download Rank List Here

HSEE 2021 Result – IIT Madras will announce the result for HSEE 2021 on June 28, 2021. Candidates who qualify Humanities & Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE) are granted admission Integrated 5 year MA programme. The candidates who qualify the examination are awarded ranks. But in order to be included in the rank lists, the candidates need to secure the minimum marks specified by IITM. The candidates who qualify the entrance test are issued the offer letter. Check more details about HSEE 2021 result from this page such as process to check the result, tie-breaking criteria, rank list etc.

HSEE 2021 Result

The streams that are offered through HSEE are Integrated MA in Development Studies and Integrated MA in English Studies. The candidates must note that HSEE 2021 result can be checked via online mode only. Separate performance cards are not sent individually to the candidates. Check the important dates regarding HSEE 2021 result from below.

HSEE 2021 ResultDates
Exam date13 Jun 2021
Result declaration28 Jun 2021
Availability of offer letter for successful candidates30 Jun 2021

Check Result Here: The candidates can check HSEE 2021 result as per the schedule given above at hsee.iitm.ac.in.

HSEE 2021 Cut Off

There is a minimum cut off for Humanities & Social Sciences Entrance Examination. Candidates score more than the cut off marks are awarded a rank. The minimum cut off marks for HSEE 2021 are as follows:

To be included in the Common Rank List, the candidates need to secure at least 50% in HSEE 2021. For other categories, have a look at the table given below:

CategoryPercentage of marks in HSEE 2021
GEN – EWS and OBC – NCL45%
SC / ST25%
PwD 25%

How to Check HSEE 2021 Result?

The candidates can check HSEE result via online mode only. Check the steps given below to check HSEE 2021 result.

Step 1: First of all, click on the direct link given above on this page.

Step 2: A new page will open after following the step given above. Here, enter your email id / login id and password.

Step 3: Next, click on the ‘login’ button.

Step 4: Then, check the result displayed on the screen and download it.

Step 5: At last, take a printout of it for future references.

Note: Keep in mind that admission in the respective programme is given after the verification of all facts, eligibility, documents / certificate of the candidates. If any candidate is found to be not eligible at a later date even after the admission then their admission shall be cancelled.

The decision of HSEE 2021 admission committee on the eligibility of the students shall be final.

Compilation of HSEE 2021 Result

The candidates can check the details given below to know how the result for HSEE is compiled.

Release of answer key: First of all, answer key of HSEE 2021 is released. It is provided for Part-I of the exam.

Determination of scores: Once the answer key is finalized, marks are calculated. To calculate the scores, the marking scheme set by IITM is referred.

Rank List: After the calculation of the scores, the rank lists are published. It is prepared according to the total marks obtained in HSEE 2021.

  • A common rank list is prepared for the candidates who secure at least 50% in HSEE 2021.
  • Separate rank lists are prepared for GEN – EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD category candidates, as per the cut off mentioned above.

Details About Common Rank List for PwD candidates

HSEE 2021 Tie-Breaking Criteria

It is natural that candidates with higher aggregate marks in HSEE 2021 are given a better rank. However, if two or more candidates obtain the same aggregate marks then the following tie-breaking criteria is followed.

  • First of all, the candidate who scores more marks in Part II (Essay) is given a better rank.
  • If the still occur in both Part II and aggregate marks, the candidate with higher marks in the “General Studies” section of Part I is given a better rank.
  • If there is still a tie, then the candidate with higher marks in “Analytical Abilities” is awarded a better rank.
  • If the tie still occurs, then the same rank shall be given.

HSEE 2021 Re-Grading and Re-Totaling

Part I is administered through computers, so there is no scope for re-grading or re-totaling of Part I. On the other hand, the grading of “Essay Writing” is carried out in a highly confidential and impersonal manner with many checks.

Therefore, there is no provision of re-totaling and re-grading of any of the Parts of HSEE 2021.

Seat Intake of IIT Madras in MA Programme

The admission in the stream of MA programme is done solely according to the marks obtained in HSEE. Check the seat intake given below in each stream.

Integrated MA in Development Studies29
Integrated MA in English Studies29

Note: The allocation of seats into individual streams is done according to the performance of the students in 3 semesters (CGPA), student’s preferences and availability of seats in the respective discipline.

IITM Seat Reservation Criteria 2021

Check the table given below to check the seat reservation criteria of IITM.

CategoryPercentage of Reservation
GEN – EWS10%
OBC – NCL27%


The unfilled seats that are reserved under GEN-EWS and OBC-NCL category shall be de-reserved to OPEN Category. However, the vacant seats of SC and ST category shall not be de-reserved for any category.

The reservation of PwD candidates is horizontal and hence, the unfilled seats shall be de-reserved. Unfilled SC-PwD seats shall be converted to SC category and so on.

IIT Madras Fee Structure 2021

At the time of admission, the qualified candidates of HSEE 2021 have to pay the fees given below.

ParticularsIndian NationalsForeign Nationals
One time paymentRs 3,550Rs 18,500
Semester Fee *Rs 11,400Rs 3,07,900
Refundable Caution DepositRs 2,000Rs 2,000
Estt. ‘A’ ChargesRs 6,000Rs 6,000
Gymkhana FeeRs 1,500Rs 1,500
Medical Insurance Premium Rs 1,600Rs 1,600
Refundable Hostel DepositRs 3,000Rs 3,000
Hostel and Other Fees #Rs 21,115Rs 21,115


*; This in the table represents that SC / ST / PwD candidates are exempted from paying the tuition fee of Rs 3000 per semester irrespective their parental income.

#; This in the table shows the inclusion of mess advance of Rs 19,365 per semester.

HSEE 2021 Offer Letter and Physical Fitness Certificate

The candidates who successfully qualify HSEE are given the offer letter for admission. This offer letter can be downloaded from the official website, hsee.iitm.ac.in.

Only those candidates are granted admission into the course who are physically fit to pursue it. So, to get the offer letter, every candidate who has to qualify HSEE and must submit a Physical Fitness Certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed format. This physical fitness certificate is uploaded along with the offer letter.

About Integrated MA Programme

The Integrated MA programme is of 5 year duration. The other key points of the programme are:

  • The programme is designed in such a way that it caters to the needs of the students who seek broader learning.
  • The programme encourages the students to dwell in critical thinking and do research on ideas, people, society, environment, and the human condition.
  • The first two years of the curriculum are common to all the students. After this, they get branched into their respective streams.

About HSEE 2021

Humanities & Social Sciences Entrance Examination is an examination that is conducted by IIT Madras. The test consists of two parts in total; Part I and Part II. There are multiple-choice questions in Paper I and essay type question in Part II. The total duration of the exam is 3 hours.

HSEE is held in the online mode; where the candidates can write the essay question (Part II) in the space provided question paper using the keyboard. They can also opt to answer the essay question in pen and paper mode. Part I comprises of the questions from English and Comprehension Skill, Analytical and Quantitative Ability, General Studies and Environment and Ecology. Part II comprises of the essay question based on GK and Current Affairs.

About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is a public and technical university located in Chennai, India. IITM is an institute of national importance. It was established in the year 1959. It has been ranked as the top engineering college from the year 2016-2020 by NIRF. It was also ranked 270 in the year 2020 in the QS World Rankings of 2020.

IIT Madras offers UG, PG and Research degrees across 16 disciplines in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Management.

Frequently Asked Questions on HSEE 2021 Result

Ques. Where can I check HSEE 2021 result?

Ans. You can check HSEE 2021 result at hsee.iitm.ac.in.

Ques. How can I check result?

Ans. To check the result, you need to enter your email id / login id and password.

Ques. Will be I sent the scorecard?

Ans. No, you can download the scorecard online only.

Ques. How many seats are there for MA programme in IITM?

Ans. There are total 59 seats; 29 seats in each discipline.

Ques. How is the rank list for HSEE 2021 prepared?

Ans. The rank list is prepared according to the aggregate marks in HSEE.

Ques. What is the offer letter?

Ans. The offer letter is a kind of gateway for entry into MA programme. The offer letter is only issued to the candidates who have qualified HSEE.

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