HSEE 2021 Syllabus; Exam Pattern & Previous Question Papers

HSEE 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern is discussed here. The applicants who are preparing for the IIT Madras HSEE for Admission to Integrated MA Courses can follow this page for the latest information on Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Here, the Exam pattern and also the Previous year questions are enclosed to help the aspirants prepare in the best possible manner. Hopefully, this will be useful for the preparation.

IITM Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination Syllabus

Name of the AuthorityIIT Madras
Exam NameHumanities and Social Science Entrance Examination or HSEE
CategoryEntrance Test
Application ModeOnline
Opening Date of Application1st Feb 2021
Closing Date for ApplicationMarch 31, 2021
Examination CentreThroughout India
Hall Ticket Release DateUpdate Soon
HSEE 2021 Exam DateUpdate Soon
Page CategoryEntrance Syllabus
Official Websitehsee.iitm.ac.in

IIT Madras is going to conduct the HSEE 2021 in the coming time. Thus, the aspirants can go through the section below to cover the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the test. The Exam Pattern of the HSEE shall enable the aspirants to know the questions topics, mark distribution etc. Hence, refer to these and prepare an effective study plan.

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IIT Madras HSEE Exam Pattern 2021

The HSEE Test Pattern present here helps you get awareness about Subjects to Prepare, Examination Scheme and Test Duration. Actually, IITM HSEE has two parts: Part I and Part II. The details of the Examination is discussed here as follows –

Part I of the Examination

HSEE-2021 will have 128 questions carrying 144 marks in total spread over SIX sections and time allocated is 150 minutes. The Exam Topics & other details are as follows –

S.No.SubjectNo. of QsMarks
2.Analytical and Quantitative Ability3636
3.General Studies-Indian Economy1818
4.General Studies-Indian Society and Culture1818
5.General Studies-World Affairs1818
6General Studies-Environmental and Ecology1818
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • Negative mark of 0.25 is applicable for each wrong answer.
  • Total mark of Part I Exam is 144.
  • Total time for Part I Exam is 150 minute.

Part II Details

The Part II Details of the HSEE 2021 will be essay writing on current affairs and general knowledge. The essay should build an argument, demonstrate a clear perspective and be substantiated with examples, wherever possible.

  • Total time for Part II is 30 minutes.
  • Total mark is 30.
  • The essay should be approximately of 300 words.

HSEE Syllabus for Part I Examination

The Part I Examination of HSEE shall have primarily three topics – English, Analytical and Quantitative Ability and General Studies. Thus the topics wise syllabus is available here for the willing candidates.

English and Comprehension skill Syllabus

This section tests the candidate’s ability to understand and use standard English, and to appreciate literary language. Questions are related to the following areas:

Reading skills: Candidates will be required to read the given passage(s) that aim(s) to test their comprehension skills and answer the comprehension questions. (Or This section tests candidates’ reading comprehension skills of a given passage.)

Grammar: This section tests the candidate’s knowledge of English grammar including sentence structure and usage, the use of tenses, verb patterns, articles, and active and passive constructions etc.

Vocabulary: This section is a test of vocabulary and the ability to understand meaning, structure and collocation of words.

Analytical and Quantitative Ability Syllabus

This section tests the candidate’s analytical skills and quantitative abilities. Questions are related to the following areas:

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, Brainteasers, and Patterns.

General Studies Syllabus

Indian Economy:

This section is intended to test the understanding of some basic economic concepts and awareness of key issues pertaining to the Indian economy with a focus on the developments after independence. The concepts and issues covered are:

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

Main Features of Indian Economy: Natural resources; human resources -population size and composition, literacy and education, occupational distribution.

Major Economic problems: Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality – concepts, measurement, trends, sectoral distribution and policies, inflation – trends, causes and remedies.

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.

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.

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

Money, Banking and Public Finance: Concepts of money and measures of money supply.

Indian Society and Culture:

Structure of Indian Society: Caste, Class and Tribe, Institutions of Marriage, Family and Kinship, Political institutions, Demographic Indicators and Trends.

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.

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.

Indian Philosophy and Thinkers: Jainism, Buddhism, Orthodox Systems, Sikhism, Sufism, Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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

World Affairs:

Emergence of the US and USSR; emergence of UN system; the Cold War and nuclear race; disintegration of Soviet Union, decline of Communism and 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.

Democracy and Development; Challenges to democracy; North-South divide on issues of development; UN and its various developmental and peacekeeping operations; Nuclearisation and Non-proliferation; India in SAARC and ASEAN; International terrorism, fundamentalism and the War on Terror; Indo-US relations; New centres of power in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Hunger and Poverty; Human Rights, Democracy and Development; Environmental degradation and green politics; Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Deprived Classes and minority politics; Religion in the contemporary world; Culture and Civilization; Globalization and changing economic, cultural and political landscape; Mass media and cultural change; Emergence of various popular mass movements.

Environment and Ecology:

Global Environmental Picture: Population Growth, Degradation of Soils, Global Atmospheric Changes, Loss of Biodiversity.

Ecosystems: Structure of Ecosystems, Biotic Structure, Categories of Organisms, Feeding and Non-feeding Relationships, Ecosystems and how they Work, Elements in Living and Non-living Systems, Energy Laws, Nutrient Cycling.

Pollution: Major forms of Pollution and their Impact, Primary and Secondary Pollutants, Control Strategies, Indoor Pollutants, Global Warming, International Treaties.

Principles of Solar Energy, Hydropower, Wind Power, Biomass Energy, Ocean Thermal Energy, Geothermal Energy, and Tidal power.

IIT Madras HSEE Previous Question Papers

In addition to the HSEE Syllabus 2021, here the HSEE Previous Year Question are shared for the willing candidates. Aspirants can refer to these questions available below to prepare exactly as per the question trend.

2020 Question PaperDownload
2019 Question PaperDownload
2018 Question PaperDownload

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