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IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - February 1st 2018

IMU CET 2018 exam will be conducted in online mode only. IMU CET 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on Saturday May 27, 2018 afternoon between 02:00 pm and 05:00 pm in a single shift.

Candidates should be aware of IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern in order to perform well in the test. There will be 200 MCQ type questions that would be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, GK, English, and Aptitude. Candidates who want to seek admission in  B.Tech will be tested for their knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, GK, and aptitude whereas candidates aspiring for MBA admissions will be tested for their proficiency in Quantitative, verbal, Data interpretation, and logical reasoning abilities. The total time allotted for both the tests is 3 hours each. No negative marking is applicable in the IMU CET 2018 Exam.

Candidates who want to appear for IMU CET 2018 should go through the IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus carefully. Candidates should know about the important chapters and instructions to be followed while taking an online test.


The following table gives information about the highlights of IMU CET 2018:

Mode of ExamOnline only
Number of Questions asked200 MCQ Type
Maximum Marks200
Duration of Exam3 hours (180 minutes)
Sections in Paper6 (PCM, GK, English, Aptitude)
Negative markingNot applicable

Exam Pattern in Detail

The IMU CET Exam Pattern 2018 is vividly explained below:

Mode IMU CET 2018 will only be held in online or Computer Based Mode. Candidates should note that there is no option to give an offline test. Candidates will have to mark answers on the computer screen.

Exam Duration

Time allotted for the test is 3 hours. The exam will be held in a single slot, as given below.

  • 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm


The following is the IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern for Common Online CET for all UG Courses except BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce):

No. of Questions200 multiple choice questions
SectionsEnglish, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Level of examination+ 2

Candidates can refer the following table for Exam Pattern of Online CET for Lateral Entry of DNS-passed students to 2nd Year of B.Sc (Nautical Science):

No. of Questions200 multiple choice questions
SectionsEnglish, General Knowledge, Computer Science, Physics, Electricity, Electronics and Mathematics
Level of examination+ 2

The following table exhibits the Exam Pattern for Common Online CET for the MBA (Port and Shipping Management and International Transportation and Logistics) and the M.Sc (Commercial Shipping and Logistics): 

No. of Questions120 multiple choice questions
SectionsQuantitative ability, Data interpretation, Verbal ability and Logical reasoning

The following is the Exam Pattern for Common Online CET for M.Tech (Marine Technology and Management), M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) and M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering) programmes:

No. of Questions120 multiple choice questions
SectionsEnglish, Mathematics and one of Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering/Civil Engineering

Subject Wise Number of Questions

There will be total of 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, General Knowledge and Aptitude. Subject wise bifurcation of questions is tabulated below:

SubjectNumber of Questions
General Knowledge25

However, IMU reserves the right to change the distribution, types and level of difficulty of the questions asked from time to time.

Types of Questions

Questions in the test will be Objective type Multiple Choice questions. For every question, four options will be given out of which only one option will be correct. Candidates have to appear for either of the two groups.

Important Topics in Physics

  • The Physics paper in IMU CET 2018 will comprise of 50 questions.
  • There will be no negative marking.   

Following are the important chapters that candidates can prepare for Physics Section:

Laws of Motion & WorkEnergy and Power
Properties of MatterElectrostatics
Current ElectricityMagnetic Effects of Electric Current
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current OpticsDual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics
Nuclear PhysicsSemiconductor Devices and their Applications
Important Topics for Chemistry
  • The Chemistry paper in IMU CET 2018 will comprise of 25 questions.
  • There will be no negative marking.

Some of the most important topics in Chemistry paper of IMU CET 2018 include:

Atomic Structure, p,d and f – Block ElementsCoordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry
ThermodynamicsChemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics
ElectrochemistryIsomerism in Organic Compounds
Alcohols and EthersCarbonyl Compounds,
Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives--

Important Topic of Mathematics

  • The Mathematics paper in IMU CET 2018 will comprise of 50 questions.
  • There will be no negative marking.   

Some of the most important topics in Mathematics paper of IMU CET 2018 include:

Matrices and their ApplicationsTrigonometry and Complex Numbers
Analytical Geometry of two dimensionsVector Algebra
Analytical Geometry of Three DimensionsDifferential Calculus
Integral Calculus and its ApplicationsDifferential Equations
Probability DistributionsDiscrete Mathematics

Marking Scheme

There will be maximum 200 Marks allotted for the test and each correct answer be awarded 1 mark. There is no negative marking applicable for the test.

Maximum Marks200
Marks awarded for each correct answer1 Mark
Negative MarkingNot Applicable


The syllabus of IMU CET 2018 exam would be similar to the Class XI and Class XII prescribed syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, GK, English, and aptitude of CBSE/ISE/State Boards.

Candidates can refer to the books that are prescribed for their Class XI and XII syllabus or can take reference from the books for other national level entrance examinations like JEE Main, JEE Advanced and BITSAT etc. List of some books is also tabled below for your reference.

For General Knowledge and aptitude portion candidates can follow books Like Lucent General Knowledge and RS Aggarwal Quantitative Aptitude respectively.

IMU CET 2018 Physics Recommended Books

Candidates can follow the following books to prepare for Physics Section:

BookAuthorISBN No.
NCERT part 1&2 class 12thNCERT8174506314 & 8174506713
Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma Vol 1 & 2H.C.Verma8177091875 & 8177092324
Understanding Physics seriesD.C. Pandey9350941732

IMU CET 2018 Chemistry Recommended Books

Candidates can follow the following books to prepare for Chemistry:

BookAuthorISBN No.
NCERT chemistry Part 1 and Part 2 for Class XIINCERT8174506489 & 8174507167
Physical Chemistry by P.BahadurP.Bahadur9382314431
Organic Chemistry by Arihant (Theory & Paper)O.P. Tandon9382314415
JEE Main Chemistry Previous year PapersArihant9350947994

IMU CET 2018 Mathematics Recommended Books

Besides NCERT Books for class XI and Class XII, candidates can follow the following Mathematics Book to prepare for the test.

BookAuthorISBN No.
Arihant Maths Series by S.K. Goyal for in-depth understanding and practiceS.K.Goyal35203290X

IMU CET 2018 English Recommended Books

English can be prepared from the book listed below:

BookAuthorISBN No.
Wren and Martin for high school EnglishWren and Martin8121900093

Important Instructions

It is important to keep certain instructions in mind while appearing for an online test. Candidates can follow the following instructions in the online IMU CET 2018 Exam:


  • On the allotted computer, candidate’s details (Name, photograph etc.) will be displayed on the screen.
  • At the scheduled time (usually 10 minutes before the exam), candidates have to enter ‘Username’ as instructed in Admit Card.
  • After entering Username and Password click on “Sign In” button.

Reading Instructions

  • Read instructions carefully as they will provide the entire exam related information.
  • Click on “I am ready to begin” button. The test will start at scheduled time only
  • Timer count starts post clicking the button “I am ready to begin”.

Test Taking Process

  • Candidates can click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen to go to that numbered question directly.
  • You have to select any answer out of the four options, by clicking on the circle button in front of the option.
  • To change the already chosen answer, circle button of another option can be clicked. In order to cancel the answer, click on Clear response button.
  • To save your answer, it is necessary to click on the Save & Next button, otherwise it will not be saved.
  • In order to mark the question for review, click on the Mark for Review & Next button. If a question is answered and marked for Review, that answer will be considered in the evaluation.
  • Submit button will not be available till the completion of the exam time. System will automatically submit the test after Exam Closure time.
  • Exam summary will be displayed on the screen with Subject Name, Number of questions answered, not Answered, marked for review, and not visited.
  • Please confirm by clicking ‘Yes’ button


  • The countdown timer will start ticking down after you click the button “I am ready to begin”.
  • Candidates can refer to the timer to check the time left in completion of the test.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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