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IMU CET 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - June 02, 2017

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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