HSEE Syllabus PDF Humanities & Social Sciences Exam Pattern PDF

January 20, 2023

HSEE Syllabus

The HSEE Syllabus & Exam Pattern in the form of a PDF file also is now provided in this article for the upcoming Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination. The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras will conduct the Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination on given below at various venues across the nation. The candidates should start the HSEE Exam Preparations hard as per given the latest syllabus and exam pattern to crack the test easily...

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Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination

Course Name & Seats

05 Years Master of Arts programme in the following streams-

Development Studies- 23 Seats

English Studies- 23 Seats

Total- 46 Seats

Physical Fitness

The candidates will have to produce the physical fitness certificate from the medical practitioner...

HSEE Exam Centres-




New Delhi

Patna and












Examination Cities

HSEE Exam Pattern Details-

The objective type multiple choice questions will be asked in the HSEE Entrance Examination...

Duration of the Test- 150 Minutes

Part 1-

English & Comprehension Skill - 25% Marks

Analytical and Quantitative Ability- 25% Marks

General Studies- 50% Marks- (Indian Economy, Indian Society and Culture, World Affairs, Environment and Ecology)

Part 2-

Duration of Essay Writing - 30 Minutes

Essay Writing in English on the General Topic...

HSEE Syllabus Details-

PART I- English

Ability to understand English

Use Standard English

To appreciate literary language

Reading skills

Comprehension skills

Answer the comprehension questions

Grammar -

Knowledge of English grammar

Sentence structure and usage

Use of tenses

Verb patterns


Active and passive constructions


Test of vocabulary

Ability to understand meaning, structure and collocation of words

Analytical and Quantitative Ability-

Analytical skills and quantitative abilities



Highest Common Factor (HCF)

Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)


Basic Statistics


Ratio and proportion

Profit and Loss


Simple and Compound Interest

Work and time


Age sums

Linear equations

Elementary trigonometry

Data interpretation

Analytical reasoning

Logical reasoning



General Studies

Indian Economy-

Indian Economy basic economic concepts and awareness

Understanding the Economy


Opportunity cost

Resource allocation

Economic systems and their characteristics

Features of market economies

Forces of demand and supply

The 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-


Unemployment and Inequality




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


Transport and communication

Service sector

Foreign Trade and International Economy-

Balance of payments

Foreign exchange reserves and trade policy



International aid


Banking and Public Finance

Concepts of money

Measures of the money supply

Indian Society and Culture-

Structure of Indian Society: Caste, Class and Tribe

Institutions of Marriage, Family

Kinship, Political institutions, Demographic Indicators and Trends

Social Change in India-



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

Resistance Movements

 Indian National Movement and the Emergence of the Indian nation

Indian Philosophy and Thinkers-



Orthodox Systems




 Swami Vivekananda

 Rabindranath Tagore

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Indian Traditions and Knowledge Systems-

Classical dance forms




Language and Grammar




Textiles Indian Literature

Mathematical and Medical systems

World Affairs-

The emergence of the US and USSR

The emergence of the UN system

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

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

The cultural and political landscape

Mass media and cultural change

The 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


Essay writing on general knowledge

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