IMU CET 2018

    Gauren Bhardwaj Gauren Bhardwaj
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    Indian Maritime University conducts an annual, national level entrance exam, IMU Common Entrance Test (IMU CET) for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The entrance exam grants students’ admission to courses offered by its five campuses (Cochin, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam). The exam will be held in the last week of May 2018 (tentative).

    • The mode of the exam is online, that is it will be conducted in a computer based test.
    • Candidates will be asked multiple choice questions.
    • Candidates will be asked questions to check their knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Aptitude for B. Tech and M. Tech
    • Candidates applying for MBA will be judges on their proficiency in Quantitative, verbal, Data interpretation, and logical reasoning abilities.
    • The total time allotted for both the exams is 3 hours each. No negative marking will be applicable in IMU CET 2018.

    IMU CET 2018 Application Form will be available from the last week of March 2018 and the process will continue till the first week of May 2018 (tentatively). Candidates will have to visit the IMU CET website to fill out the application form.

    IMU CET 2018 Highlights Table

    ExamIndian Maritime Institute Common Entrance Test (IMU CET
    IMU CET 2018 Conducting BodyIndian Maritime University
    Mode of IMU CET 2018 ApplicationOnline
    Mode of IMU CET 2018 ExamOnline
    Medium of IMU CET 2018 ExamEnglish
    Duration of IMU CET 2018 Exam3 hours
    Duration of Exam3 hours (180 minutes)
    Total Marks200

    IMU CET 2018 Dates

    Candidates who want to appear for IMU CET 2018 should keep these important dates related to the release of the notification, last date of application, expected date of announcement of results etc. in mind. Candidates must keep a track of the following important dates that are applicable to IMU CET 2018:

    IMU CET Online Applications will be available fromLast week of March, 2018
    Last date to submit the IMU CET Applications1st Week of May, 2018
    IMU CET 2018 admit card available from2nd week of May, 2018
    IMU CET Exam is scheduled onLast week of May, 2018
    IMU CET Result Declaration1st week of June, 2018
    IMU CET Counselling begins on1st and 2nd week of June, 2018
    IMU CET BBA Last date for registration2nd week of June, 2018
    Publication of 1st list of selected candidates2nd week of June, 2018
    Last date for payment of IMU CET admission fee for selected candidates3rd week of June, 2018
    Publication of 2nd list of selected candidates3rd week of June, 2018
    Last date for payment of admission fee for selected candidates1st week of July, 2018
    Document Verification for IMU CET2nd or 3rd week of July, 2018
    Commencement of academic session 2018-192nd week of July, 2018

    Candidates must note that the dates mentioned above are tentative and are subjected to change at the discretion of the exam conducting body, Indian Maritime University. Candidates are advised to visit the official website of the university on a regular basis to keep a track of the dates and keep themselves updated with the exam process and dates.

    IMU CET 2018 Eligibility

    Candidates who are seeking admission to Indian Maritime University through IMU CET must keep the following eligibility criteria in mind. They must note that failing to fulfill the eligibility criteria would lead the concerned exam conducting authority to cancel their application at any point of the examination process.

    The detailed eligibility criteria are mentioned as follows:

    • Only unmarried candidates will be considered eligible for IMU CET exam.
    • Candidate must have a valid passport or must have applied for one before taking admission through CET.
    • Candidates should have a minimum age of 17 years to abe eligible for IMU CET 2018. The maximum age should not exceed 25 years. Both the maximum and minimum age will be considered true from 1st August, 2018.
    • Candidates applying in marine courses would be required to produce a medical fitness certified by  any doctor approved by the Director General of Shipping.
    • Candidates applying for engineering (including lateral courses) / B.Sc / Diploma courses must have studied and passed their last qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at plus two level with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate. They would also be required to score minimum of 50% marks in English at plus two level.
    • Candidates have to appear or qualify the  plus two exam on or before May 31, 2018 to be considered as eligible for admissions.

    Course-wise Eligibility Criteria

    DNSPass 10+2/ equivalent examination with PCM and English.(PCM: 60%). ORB.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the year, with an average of not less than 50% of marks in the final year.OR B.E/B.Tech. Degree from I.I.T or from a college recognized by AICTE with an average of not less than 50% of marks in the final year. AND The candidates should have obtained 50% marks in English language at 10th or 12th Std. or in the Degree course conducted by recognized Board or any University. 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST category candidates.
    B.ScPass 10+2/ equivalent examination (PCM: 60% & English: 50%). 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Candidate.
    B.TechPass 10+2/ equivalent examination (PCM: 60% & English: 50%). 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Candidate.
    B.Tech Lateral EntryPass Diploma in Engineering OR Pass 10+2/ equivalent examination (PCM: 60% & English: 50%). 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Candidate.
    MBABachelor Degree with 50% minimum marks. 50% marks in English Subject in Class 10th/12th/ UG Degree. 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Candidate.
    M.TechGraduation or Equivalent with 60% aggregate marks. 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Candidate.

    IMU CET 2018 Application Form

    Candidates need to apply for IMU CET 2018 through online mode only. Candidates must note that no mode of offline application would be entertained or is valid for IMU CET. IMU CET 2018 will allow students to appear for the entrance exam for the following courses:

    • B.Tech Marine Engineering
    • B.Tech in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    • B.Sc Nautical Science
    • B.Sc Ship Building and Repair
    • Diploma in Nautical Science
    • M.Tech in Marine Technology and Management
    • MBA

    Candidates must keep their academic certificates, mark sheet and other documents ready with them for reference purpose when they sit to fill out the application form. Candidates can make an application to IMU CET 2018 by following the steps mentioned below.

    • Visit the official website of the IMU.
    • Click on the link IMU CET 2018 application.
    • Fill in your academic and other required personal details along with preference of the exam center.

    Documents required for IMU CET 2018 

    Candidates will have to submit the following documents to complete the application process for IMU CET 2018:

    • Scanned copy of the candidate’s 10th board mark sheet
    • Scanned copy of the candidate’s 12th board mark sheet
    • Scanned copy of the candidate’s mark sheet from undergraduate level
    • Scanned copy of the candidate’s passport size photograph
    • Scanned copy of the candidate’s signature
    • Community certificate wherever applicable

    Application Form Fee 

    To complete the application process, candidates need to pay the application fee.

    CategoryApplication fee to be paid (in INR)

    Candidates have to click on the submit button to submit their application. Candidates will get a registration or application number which would be generated after they have successfully submitted their application form. Candidates should note down this number for all future reference and correspondence.

    Candidates must note that they can make changes to the application form as many times as they want before submitting it and paying the application fee. No changes will be allowed once the candidate has submitted his / her application form.

    IMU CET 2018 Admit Card

    Admit cards for IMU CET 2018 exam would be published on the official website from the 2nd week of May, 2018 onwards. Candidates will be able to download their admit card as soon as they are published by the official exam conducting body. Candidates will have to log in to the official Indian Maritime University website using their application or registration number and password in order to download their admit cards. Candidates must check the following on their admit card and alert the exam authorities in case of any discrepancy:

    • Candidate’s name
    • Candidate’s date of birth
    • Candidate’s photograph and signature
    • Candidate’s exam center

    Candidates are advised to take multiple copies of their IMU CET 2018 admit card and keep them safely. They will have to carry the admit card with them at every stage of the admission process. Candidates must keep in mind that only the candidate can use his / her admit card. It is a legally punishable offence to impersonate and use someone else’s admit card.

    For any discrepancy in the information given on the admit card, candidates can contact the exam authorities at:

    Indian Maritime University

    East Coast Road


    Chennai - 600119

    Tel: +91 (44) 2453 0343 / 345

    IMU CET 2018 Exam Centers

    Candidates would be allowed to take IMU CET 2018 exam at the center of their choice. They have to choose their preferred exam center while filling up the application form. The exam can be taken at following centers:   

    • Agra              
    • Ahmadabad
    • Bangalore
    • Bhopal
    • Bhubaneswar                   
    • Chandigarh           
    • Chennai                  
    • Cochin                     
    • Coimbatore            
    • Dehradun              
    • Faridabad
    • Guwahati
    • Hyderabad
    • Jaipur
    • Kanpur
    • Kolkata
    • Kota
    • Lucknow
    • Meerut
    • Muzaffurpur
    • Mumbai
    • Nagpur
    • New Delhi
    • Noida
    • Patna
    • Pune
    • Raipur
    • Ranchi
    • Shimla
    • Siliguri
    • Srinagar
    • Trivandrum
    • Varanasi
    • Vishakhapatnam


    IMU CET 2018 exam is conducted in online mode only. There would be 200 MCQ type questions that would be asked from areas like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, GK, English, and Aptitude.

    The details of the exam pattern are tabled below.

    Mode of ExamOnline
    Medium of ExamEnglish
    Duration of Exam3 hours (180 minutes)
    Marks allotted for each question1
    Total Marks200
    Negative MarkingNot applicable
    Number of Sections6 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Knowledge, English, Aptitude)

    Candidates must note that for MBA, questions based on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will not be asked but questions based on aptitude and general knowledge will be given stress on.


    The syllabus of IMU CET 2018 exam would be similar to the Class XI and Class XII syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, GK, English, and aptitude of CBSE/ ISC/ State Boards. Candidates can refer to the books that are prescribed for their Class XI and XII academic curriculum or can take reference from the books for other national level entrance exam like JEE Main, JEE Advanced and BITSAT etc. for preparation of IMU CET 2018.

    For General Knowledge and aptitude portion in MBA and other courses, candidates can refer books Like Lucent General Knowledge and RS Aggarwal quantitative aptitude respectively. For MBA, candidates should stress on general knowledge and current affairs related to economics and business.

    Syllabus for Nautical Science/ B.Sc Nautical Science/ Maritime Science/ Shipbuilding and Repair/ B.Tech Marine Engineering/ Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringEnglish (25), General Knowledge (25), General Aptitude (25), Physics (50), Chemistry (25), Mathematics (50).
    Syllabus for MBAEnglish (30), General Knowledge (30), General Aptitude (30), Basic Accounting (20), Elements of Economics (30), Maritime Affairs (30), Basic Maths (30)
    Syllabus for LLMEnglish (30), General Knowledge (30), General Aptitude (30), Law of Contracts (10), Law of Torts (10), Basic Principle of International Law (10), Law of Treaties (10), Intellectual Property Rights (10), Property Law (10), Jurisprudence (10), Environmental Law (10), Indian Legal History (10), Indian Constitutional Law (10), Sale of Goods Act, 1930 (10)

    IMU CET 2018 Preparaation Books

    List of some books is tabled below for your reference:

    IMU CET 2018​ Physics

    BookAuthorISBN No.
    NCERT part 1 and 2 class 12thNCERT8174506314 and 8174506713
    Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and 2H.C. Verma8177091875 and 8177092324
    Understanding PhysicsD.C. Pandey9350941732

    IMU CET 2018 Chemistry

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

    IMU CET 2018 Mathematics

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

    IMU CET 2018 English

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


    IMU CET 2018 Result will be declared on the official Indian Maritime University website The candidate will have to enter his / her registration number to check the results. The results will be available for download in the pdf format only. Candidates are advised to download this score card and print it out for all future references. The tentative date for announcement of IMU CET 2018 results is the last week of May, 2018.

    Steps to download the score card for IMU CET 2018:

    • Candidates will have to visit the official Indian Maritime University website.
    • Candidates will have to clink on the link for downloading results.
    • Candidates will now have to enter their registration number.
    • The results will now open on a new pdf file.
    • Candidates will have to save this file and take as many printouts as required.


    The candidates who will be shortlisted (either in 1st or 2nd list) would be called for counselling at the five campuses of IMU. Counselling would be done in online mode only and candidates would not be required to present themselves for the counselling at some centers. Seat allotment would be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the CET exam plus his suitability based on physical, medical and other related standards. IMU requires eligible candidates to present physical fitness and eyesight fitness certificates to be able to sit for the online counselling. Indian Maritime University can debar a candidate from sitting for the online counselling if they find the candidate deemed unfit for the same.

    Candidates will be required to pay a free of ₹ 10,000 to Indian Maritime Institute as counselling fees. Candidates must note that this fee is non refundable irrespective of the candidate’s admission status.

    Reservation of Seats

    15% of seats are reserved for Indian Nationals belonging to eligible candidates from scheduled castes, 7.5% are reserved for eligible candidates from scheduled tribes and 27%seats are reserved for eligible candidates from other backward classes. For candidates from scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, a relaxation of 5% is allowed on the marks.

    Documents Required during Counseling

    Candidates must carry the following documents with them for verification purpose during the counseling round. Candidates are advised to carry at least two photocopies of each document for a hassle free counseling process.

    • Candidate’s mark sheet from class 10th board exam
    • Candidate’s mark sheet from class 10th board exam
    • IMU CET 2018 Admit Card
    • IMU CET 2018 Score Card
    • IMU CET 2018 Counseling call letter
    • Cast Certificate (If Applicable)



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