IMU (Indian Maritime University) CET 2018

Last Updated - March 01 2018

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

  • Aspirants will be asked multiple choice questions.
  • Aspirants will be asked questions to check their knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Aptitude for B. Tech and M. Tech
  • The method of the exam is online, that is it will be organizeed in a computer-based test.
  • Aspirants applying for MBA will be judged 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 eligible in IMU CET 2018.

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

Highlights Table of IMU CET 2018

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

Important Dates for IMU CET 2018

Aspirants who seeking to appear for IMU CET 2018 should keep these important dates concerned to the announce of the notification, last date of application, expected date of releasement of results etc. in mind. Aspirants must keep a track of the following important dates that are eligible 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 hall ticket 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 Counseling 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 aspirants2nd week of June, 2018
Last date for payment of IMU CET admission fee for selected aspirants3rd week of June, 2018
Publication of 2nd list of selected aspirants3rd week of June, 2018
Last date for payment of admission fee for selected aspirants1st 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

Aspirants must note that the dates mentioned above are tentative and are subject to change at the discretion of the exam organizing body, Indian Maritime University. Aspirants 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 procedure and dates.

Eligibility for IMU CET 2018

Aspirants who want admission to Indian Maritime University via IMU CET must keep the following eligibility criteria in mind. They must note that failing to fulfil the eligibility criteria would lead the related exam organizing authority to cancel their application at any point of the examination procedure.

The detailed eligibility criteria are mentioned as follows:

  • Aspirants applying in marine courses would need to produce a medical fitness certified by any doctor approved by the Director General of Shipping.
  • Aspirants 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 an at least 60% marks in aggregate. They would also need to score at least of 50% marks in English at plus two level.
  • The aspirant must have a valid passport or must have applied for one before taking admission via CET.
  • Aspirants should have an at least age of 17 years to be applicable for IMU CET 2018. The maximum age should not exceed 25 years. Both the maximum and at least age will be considered true from 1st August 2018.
  • Only unmarried aspirants will be considered applicable for IMU CET exam.
  • Aspirants have to appear or qualify the plus two exams on or before May 31, 2018, to be considered as applicable 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 a personal 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 recognised by AICTE with an average of not less than 50% of marks in the final year. AND The aspirants should have obtained 50% marks in the English language at 10th or 12th Std. or in the Degree course organizeed by recognised Board or any University. 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST category aspirants.
B.ScPass 10+2/ equivalent examination (PCM: 60% & English: 50%). 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Aspirant.
B.TechPass 10+2/ equivalent examination (PCM: 60% & English: 50%). 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Aspirant.
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 Aspirant.
MBABachelor Degree with 50% at least marks. 50% marks in English Subject in Class 10th/12th/ Under Graduate Degree. 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Aspirant.
M.TechGraduation or Equivalent with 60% aggregate marks. 5% relaxation in eligibility marks for SC/ST Aspirant.

Application Form of IMU CET 2018

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

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

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

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

Documents need for IMU CET 2018 

Aspirants will have to submit the following documents to clear the application procedure for IMU CET 2018:

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

Application Form Fee 

To clear the application procedure, aspirants required to pay the application fee.

CategoryApplication fee to be paid (in INR)

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

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

Hall Ticket for IMU CET 2018

Admit cards for IMU CET 2018 exam would be published on the official website from the 2nd week of May 2018 onwards. Aspirants will be able to download their hall ticket as soon as they are published by the official exam organizing body. Aspirants 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 hall tickets. Aspirants must check the following on their hall ticket and alert the exam authorities in case of any discrepancy:

  • Aspirant’s exam centre
  • Aspirant’s date of birth
  • Aspirant’s photograph and signature
  • Aspirant’s name

Aspirants are advised to take multiple copies of their IMU CET 2018 hall ticket and keep them safe. They will have to carry the hall ticket with them at every stage of the admission procedure. It is a legally punishable offence to impersonate and use someone else’s hall ticket. Aspirants must keep in mind that only the aspirant can use his / her hall ticket.

For any discrepancy in the information given on the hall ticket, aspirants can contact the exam authorities at:

Indian Maritime University

East Coast Road


Chennai - 600119

Tel: +91 (44) 2453 0343 / 345

Exam Centers of IMU CET 2018

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

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


IMU CET 2018 exam is organizeed in online method 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 format are tabled below.

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

Aspirants 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. Aspirants 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 levels 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, aspirants can refer books Like Lucent General Knowledge and RS Aggarwal quantitative aptitude respectively. For MBA, aspirants should stress on general knowledge and present affairs concerned 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)

Preparation Books for IMU CET 2018

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 Earlier year PapersArihant9350947994

IMU CET Mathematics 2018

BookAuthorISBN No.
Arihant Maths Series by S.K. Goyal for in-depth understanding and exerciseS. 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 Aspirants are advised to download this scorecard and print it out for all future references. The results will be available for download in the pdf pattern only. The aspirant will have to enter his / her registration number to check the results. The tentative date for releasement of IMU CET 2018 results is the last week of May 2018.

Steps to download the scorecard for IMU CET 2018:

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


The aspirants who will be shortlisted (either in 1st or 2nd list) would be called for counseling at the five campuses of IMU. Seat allocation would be done on the basis of aspirant’s performance in the CET exam plus his suitability based on physical, medical and other concerned standards. IMU requires applicable aspirants to current physical fitness and eyesight fitness certificates to be able to sit for the online counseling. Counseling would be done in online method only and aspirants would not need to current themselves for the counseling at some centres. Indian Maritime University can prohibit an aspirant from sitting for the online counseling if they find the aspirant deemed unfit for the same.

Aspirants will need to pay a free of ₹ 10,000 to Indian Maritime Institute as counseling fees. Aspirants must note that this fee is non-refundable irrespective of the aspirant’s admission status.

Reservation of Seats

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

Documents Need during Counselling

Aspirants must carry the following documents with them for verification purpose during the counselling round. Aspirants are advised to carry minimum two photocopies of each document for a hassle-free counselling procedure.

  • IMU CET 2018 Counselling call letter
  • Aspirant’s mark sheet from class 10th board exam
  • IMU CET 2018 Hall Ticket
  • IMU CET 2018 Score Card
  • Cast Certificate (If Eligible)
  • Aspirant’s mark sheet from class 10th board exam

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