IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern

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    IMU CET is the popular name for Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test. Indian Maritime University is a central university providing quality education in the field of maritime.

    • It is a computer based online entrance test.
    • Exam contains only multiple-choice questions, 200 in number.
    • The level of the examination is 12th standard (10+2) for UG courses.
    • The syllabus differs for UG and PG programmes.
    • Questions are asked form General aptitude, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    IMU CET 2018 is the entrance test for admission into Undergraduate and Post graduate programmes offered by the university in academic session 2018-19. Students willing to study areas like Oceanography, Maritime history and marine engineering can apply for this examination.

    IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Let us take a quick glance at IMU CET 2018 exam.

    Name of the examIMU CET 2018
    Mode of the examComputer based (online) exam
    Number of Papers1 (separate papers for UG and PG courses)
    Number of SectionsVaries according to the paper
    Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (objective type)
    Number of Questions200
    Duration of the exam180 Minutes (3 hours)
    Language of the examEnglish

    IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern Detail

    IMU CET 2018 is the entrance test to get into many courses available at Indian Maritime University like B.Tech, B.Sc., BBA etc. Also admission into post graduate courses like M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc etc. is given on basis of performance in the same examination. Let’s have a look at IMU CET 2018 Examination pattern:

    Both the papers, be it for UG or PG follow the same basic pattern, the level of exam and syllabus differs.

    IMU CET Exam Pattern for UG Courses

    Name of the examIMU CET 2018
    Course offeredB.Sc. and B.Tech (UG courses)
    SubjectsB.A (Hons.) in Arts and B.A (Hons.) in Social Sciences
    Mode of the examOffline (Pen Paper based)
    Number of setsThree
    Number of Sections in paper6
    Number of questions200
    Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    Duration of the exam180 Minutes
    Level of the exam12th Standard (10+2)
    Total Marks200

    IMU CET Exam Pattern for PG Courses

    Name of the examIMU CET 2018
    Course offeredM.Sc., MBA and M.Tech
    SubjectsM.Sc. in Commercial Shipping, M.Tech in Marine Technology/Naval Architecture
    Mode of the examOnline Computer based exam
    Number of Sections in paper4
    Number of questions200
    Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    Duration of the exam180 Minutes
    Level of the examUndergraduate Level (10+2+3)
    Total Marks200

    IMU CET 2018 for UG programmes has questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, General Aptitude and General Knowledge. The skeleton of the question paper is as follows:

    Subject NameNumber of Questions
    General Aptitude25
    General Knowledge25
    English language25
    Total number of questions = 200

    Topics for IMU CET 2018 PG admission test are

    For MBA:

    Name of the subjectNumber of questions
    Logical Thinking50
    Quantitative Capacity50
    Data Understanding50
    Verbal Ability50
    Total questions = 200

    For M.Tech:

    Name of the subjectNumber of questions
    General Aptitude50
    General Knowledge50
    Mathematics and Engineering50
    Total questions = 200

    IMU CET 2018 Marking Scheme

    These rules are followed while checking the answers of IMU CET exam:

    • There are total 200 questions in the paper.
    • Each question carries one mark, which is awarded for correct answer.
    • Three hours is the maximum time to attempt the question Paper.
    • There is no negative marking for incorrect responses.
    • Questions left unanswered are not processed.
    • Only multiple-choice question are there, no special type of questions are asked.
    • Same marking scheme is followed in all the subjects.

    IMU CET 2018 Syllabus

    The two papers organized for UG and PG courses have different subjects, as it is obvious. Let us look into them one by one.

    IMU CET 2018 Syllabus for UG programmes

    English Syllabus for IMU CET 2018:

    Important Topics in English
    Reading ComprehensionAdvanced Writing SkillsSynonyms and Antonyms
    Parts of SpeechTensesMeaning of Words
    SentencesProverbsLiterature and Long reading

    General Aptitude Syllabus for IMU CET 2018:

    Important Topics in General Aptitude
    Numerical AptitudeGraphsHistograms and Tables
    Data SufficiencyData InterpretationAbstract Reasoning
    Company InformationVerbal ReasoningCommunication

    General Knowledge about Geography and Current Affairs is included in the Syllabus.

    Physics syllabus for IMU CET 2018:

    Important Topics in Physics
    Units and DimensionsMotion in One dimensionMotion in two and three Dimensions
    Laws of MotionWork, Energy and PowerRotational Dynamics
    GravitationSolids and FluidsOscillations
    WavesHeat and ThermodynamicsTransference of Heat
    ElectrostaticsCurrent ElectricityThermal Effects of Current
    MagnetismAlternating CurrentRay Optics
    Wave OpticsElectromagnetic WavesElectron and Photons
    Atoms and MoleculesSemi-ConductorsModern Physics

    Chemistry syllabus for IMU CET 2018:

    Important Topics in Chemistry
    States of MatterAtomic StructureSolutions
    Chemical ThermodynamicsEquilibriumElectrochemistry
    Chemical KineticsSurface ChemistryPeriodic properties
    Chemical BondingMetals and Non MetalsCoordination Compounds
    Nuclear ChemistryHydrocarbonsHalogens
    PolymersBiomoleculesEnvironmental Chemistry

    Mathematics syllabus for IMU CET 2018:

    Important Topics in Mathematics
    SetsRelations and FunctionsComplex Numbers
    Matrices and DeterminantsQuadratic EquationsPermutations and Combinations
    Mathematical InductionBinomial TheoremSequences and Series
    Differential CalculusIntegral CalculusDifferential Equations
    GeometryVector AlgebraStatistics

    IMU CET 2018 Syllabus for PG programmes

    For PG courses, these subjects are there:

    For M.Tech:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering

    For others:

    • Quantitative ability
    • Data interpretation
    • Verbal ability
    • Logical reasoning

    Recommended Books for IMU CET 2018

    S.NoBook NamePublisher/Author
    1.IMU-CET - Gateway To Maritime EducationSubodh Kumar
    2.IMU CET 2017 Question Bank2IMU

    Important Instructions

    These things should be known to a candidate sitting for IMU CET:

    • To go to a question, candidates are required to click on the question number in the question palette.
    • Candidates should click on ‘save’ to save the answer for the question and then got to the next question.
    • By clicking on the question paper button, candidates are able to view all the problems.
    • Candidate can change his/her answer, going back to the question by click on the question number from the left panel.
    • Electronic gadgets like pagers, phones and calculators are not allowed in the exam centre.
    • The test is an online test, so no time can be given additionally to any candidate.
    • In case of any problem with the computer system, student should contact the invigilator immediately.
    • Sheets and papers for rough work are not allowed in the examination hall.



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