IMU CET 2020: Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date : August 16, 2020
Result Date : August 30, 2020

Want to do Maritime Courses? Want to study Maritime is one of the best colleges in India? Give the IMU CET 2020 and get into the best college in India.

Latest Update:

  • July 2, 2020: The IMU CET 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on August 16, 2020. The detailed exam schedule will be updated shortly.


What is the IMU CET?

IMU CET 2020 is a National level entrance exam conducted for the candidates of India for admissions in the Maritime courses.

  • Background: The Indian Maritime University has it's headquarters at Chennai and has its regional campuses at Mumbai, Cochin, Visakhapatnam, and Kolkata and the new headquarters building is being worked at 300 acres of land arrive apportioned to IMU at Semmancherry, Chennai which lies in the middle of East Coast Road and Old Mahabalipuram Road.
  • IMU CET Exam Level: IMU CET 2020 is a National level examination conducted by the Indian Maritime University, Chennai.
  • IMU CET 2020 Courses: Candidates can seek admissions for B.Sc, M.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA and MBA courses in the Marine field. For admissions in various MBA programs, the candidates can appear for exams like GMAT, MAT, etc.
  • Frequency: IMU CET is conducted once a year usually in the month of May/June and the interested candidates are expected to make use of this opportunity.
  • IMU CET Authority: Indian Maritime University, Chennai has the complete rights for conducting the IMU CET 2020 examination and to allocate the seats for the interested candidates.
IMU Highlights
Exam Name Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
Acronym IMU CET
Conducting body Indian Maritime University, Chennai
Application Fee For General- INR 1000/-; For SC/ST- INR 700/-
Question Type Multiple choice questions with a single correct response
Total Questions 200 Questions
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Marking Scheme For every correct response (+) 1 mark
Negative Marking No Negative marking

IMU CET 2020 Exam Dates

Application Form: Candidate can start applying for Examination from July 1, 2020 and the CET 2020 application process will end on July 26, 2020 for UG/PG course and 15th May 2020 for BBA course.

Admit Card: The IMU CET 2020 admit card will be available from July 26, 2020.

All the IMU CET 2020 Important Dates is given below:

IMU CET 2020 Important Dates
Application Form begins July 1, 2020
Application Form ends July 26, 2020
Admit Card releases July 26, 2020
Exam Date August 16, 2020
Result Announcement August 30, 2020
Counselling August 30, 2020

IMU CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to give IMU Exam must ensure that they are qualifying the eligibility criteria given by Indian Maritime Univerisity, The detailed eligibility criteria for the exam is given below;

  • IMU CET 2020 Educational Qualification: For B.Sc, 10+2/ equivalent (PCM-60% and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination). In the case of SC/ST candidates, there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.

  • IMU CET 2020 Age Limit: The minimum age is 17 years and the maximum age should be 25 years on or before August 1 2020 (5 years relaxation for reserved candidates), unmarried and physically fit.

How to Prepare for IMU CET 2020?

Preparation for IMUCET or any entrance exam for that matter needs mainly three things. Those things are determination, patience, and perseverance. You need a strong determination to crack the exam at any cost. You need the enormous patience to go through every step needed to achieve your goal. Finally, you need the perseverance to not be disappointed even when faced with difficulties along the way. So make sure you are in possession of these three things before you start your preparation.

Brush Up the Fundamentals

The sections of English Proficiency and Mathematics are purely concept-driven. So, everyone should be brushing up on their concepts to develop the required levels of competence for the exam. If you are strong on the basics then you will be able to answer the question however the way they have twisted it. The first stage of the preparation involves concentrating mainly on the basic concepts of all the subjects.

Intense Practice Sessions

The sections of Logical Reasoning and some parts of English Language Proficiency can only be answered if you have enough practice with those types of questions. Gather as many practice papers, mock tests, and other stuff so that you could practice as much as you can. Intense practices make you familiar with the structure and type of questions in these sections.

Increase your Knowledge through Reading

The section of General Awareness contains questions that are based on current affairs and other such things. So you need to develop a very important habit of reading newspapers, blogs, and magazines daily. This will increase your knowledge about the things that are happening around you. If you develop this habit, you will be able to answer the General Awareness section in the least amount of time, so that you could use the rest of the time to answer the other sections.

IMU CET 2020 Registration

Candidates can fill the IMU CET 2020 Application Form through the official website and should upload their scanned signature, photograph, 10th Mark Sheet, and Caste certificate (SC/ST).

  1. Visit the official website of the IMU (
  2. Click on the link IMU CET 2020 application.
  3. Fill in your academic and demographic details along with the preference of the exam centre.

Pay the stipulated application fee. The details related to the application fee are mentioned below.

IMU Application Fee
Category Fee
General INR 1000/-
OBC INR 1000/-
SC INR 700/-
St INR 700/-

IMU CET 2020 Syllabus

While preparing for the IMU CET Exam candidate must prepare according to the syllabus prescribed by Indian Maritime University, No need of studying anything extra than the syllabus because all the questions will come within the IMU CET 2020 Syllabus.

For UG Programmes: The syllabus for all the UG programs offered are - English, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics at Class 12 level.

For MBA and M.Sc Programmes: The syllabus for MBA and M.Sc programs includes Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, and Logical Reasoning.

IMU CET 2020 Exam Pattern

IMU CET 2020 will be held in Online Mode (computer-based) and the duration of the exam is 3hrs.

IMU CET 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam Online only
Number of Questions asked 200 MCQ Type
Maximum Marks 200
Duration of Exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
Sections in Paper 6 (PCM, GK, English, Aptitude)
Negative Marking Not applicable

IMU CET 2020 Exam Centres

  • Synchronous: The IMU CET 2020 exam will be held at the 36 different IMU CET 2020 centres simultaneously in a single shift usually in the afternoon time.
  • Locations: Some of the exam centres are located in these cities - Agra, Kota, Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Varanasi, etc.

IMU CET 2020 Admit Card

The IMU CET Admit Card will be issued only through online mode and the registered students can download the IMU CET 2020 admit card same from the internet on the official website.

Login Credentials: The IMU CET 2020 Admit Card contains important details such as the name of the applicant, registration number, date of the examination, etc.

How to download IMU Admit Card?

The candidate needs to follow these steps for downloading the admit card.

  • Go to the IMU official website and log in by entering your credentials.
  • Enter your Application number, date of birth, and Email ID.
  • Download and take the print out of the admit card.

IMU CET 2020 Reference Books

  • For UG Programmes: Candidates applying for UG programs through IMU CET 2020 can refer the A.S Agarwal for General Aptitude and the NCERT Class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics books for conceptual topics.
  • For MBA and M.Sc Programmes: Candidates applying for MBA and M.Sc programs through IMU CET 2020 can refer the general aptitude books such as Fast Track Apti Cracker, Aptitude by A.S Agarwal, etc.

IMU CET 2020 Results

The IMU CET 2020 Results will be announced on August 30, 2020 and the registered students can download their results on the official website.

Cutoff: Depending on the number of candidates applied for IMU CET 2020 the cutoff will be decided and will be published by the Indian Maritime University.

How to download IMU CET Results?

For downloading IMU Result student need to follow given below steps;

Step 1: Visit the official website of IMU.

Step 2: Click on the “IMU 2020 Results” link.

Step 3: Provide your hall ticket number and other information required.

Step 4: The result will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Download the result in PDF format and check your result.

IMU CET 2020 Counselling

Aspirants who are shortlisted will have to participate in the online counselling of IMU CET 2020.

  • They will have to register themselves for the online IMU CET 2020 counselling for the programs that are offered in various IMU campuses.
  • Before the candidates choose the program and institute in which they wish to do the admission, they will have to first pay the non-refundable counselling fee of INR 10,000 either through net banking, credit, or debit card for registration.
  • Candidates will be allotted the seat to the IMU CET Campus on the basis of their rank in the IMU CET 2020 exam, the category of the candidate, choice of program, and campus; the number of seats that are available.
  • After the allotment of seats, candidates will be issued a provisional seat allotment letter, which they can download once they logged in.
  • Once the seat is allotted to the hopefuls, they will have to pay a non-refundable program fee of INR 25,000 before the stipulated date.

Note: The IMU CET 2020 counselling is only for the programs that are offered at the five campuses of IMU CET. The affiliated colleges will conduct their counselling separately and aspirants will have to apply directly for admission to these institutes.

IMU CET Courses Offered

Under Graduate Course:

IMU CET UG Courses
IMU CET 2020 Programmes Course Duration
B.Tech in Marine Engineering 4 Years
B.Tech in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering 4 Years
BBA in Logistics, Retailing & E-commerce 3 Years
B.Sc in Maritime Science 3 Years
B.Sc in Nautical Science 3 Years
B.Sc in Ship Building & Repairs 3 Years
Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) leading to B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science) 1 Year

Post Graduate Course:

IMU CET PG Courses
IMU CET 2020 Programmes Course Duration
M.Tech in Marine Engineering & Management 2 Years
M.Tech in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering 2 Years
M.Tech in Dredging & Harbour Engineering 2 Years
M.Sc in Commercial Shipping and Logistics 2 Years
MBA in Port & Shipping Management 2 Years
MBA in Internation Transportation & Logistics Management 2 Years
Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering (PGDME) 1 Year

IMU CET Paper Analysis

  • Physics Section: Physics section was direct with 50 questions altogether. Questions were not much tedious but rather were minimal dubious. It comprised of questions related to 4 questions on Nuclear Physics, 5 on Energy and Power, 7 on Electrostatics, 5 on Properties of Matter, 9 questions on Laws of Motion and Work, 7 questions on Semiconductor Devices, 8 questions on Current Electricity, 5 questions on Magnetic Effects.
  • Chemistry Section: Chemistry section had 25 questions altogether with direct trouble level. Questions were additional tedious here. Subjects incorporated into this area were: 5 questions on Electrochemistry, 3 on Thermodynamics, 6 on Carbonyl Compounds, 3 on Atomic structure, 4 on Carboxylic Acids, 4 on Chemical Equilibrium.
  • Mathematics Section: Questions in Mathematics section area took up more often than not of the understudies consequently considered as the most troublesome segment. Altogether, it had 50 questions. The topics were of 3 questions on Matrics, 9 on Trigonometry, 7 on Vector Algebra, 3 on Differential Calculus, 5 on Differential Equations,6 on Probability Distributions, 4 on Integral Calculus, 6 on Discrete Mathematics, 7 on Series Completion.
  • English Section: English Section was considered as the most effortless by the competitors. It was the slightest tedious. The segment contained 25 questions altogether. Topics covered were: 2 questions on Passage Completion, 7 on Error Correction, 8 on Cloze Test, 8 questions on Comprehension Passage i.e. 2 passages with 4 questions each.
  • Aptitude Section: Aptitude Section was the trickiest segment of the exam included 25 questions altogether. Different subjects covered were: 5 questions on Series completion, 3 on Blood Relations, 4 on Directions, 5 on Puzzles, 4 on Data sufficiency, 4 on Arrangements.
  • General Knowledge Section: General knowledge area tested the General Awareness of the applicant and had 25 questions altogether contained different topics as 5 questions on Business News, 4 on International News, and 8 on National News.

Contact/Helpline Details

IMU CET Contact Details
Campus Name Address Phone Email
Chennai Campus Indian Maritime University, East Coast Road, Semmencherry Chennai - 600119 +91 (44) 2453 9020 [email protected]
Cochi Campus Indian Maritime University, NH-47A, Near Alexander Parambithra Bridge, Matsyapuri (P.O.), Willingdon Island, Cochin 0484 2989402 [email protected]
Kolkata Campus Indian Maritime Univesity, Kolkata Campus P - 19, Taratalla Road, Kolkata - 700088 (033) 2401 4673/ 76 & 78 [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

IMU CET 2020 is a National level entrance exam conducted for the candidates of India for admissions to the Maritime courses.

IMU CET is conducted only once in a year. The examination is held in online mode and will be 3 hours long.

If you really wanted to join merchant navy as an officer clear your 12th with 60% marks. then go for the IMU entrance exam. well, you want to join merchant navy just after your 10 then you can go as a crew member on board. you have to do the GP rating course.

It is a Common Entrance Test for Indian Maritime University.

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Colleges which accept [IMUCET]

Want to get in ?
diploma in nautical science, batch of 2016
20 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

One should score more than 60% marks in PCM to seek admission and also appear for IMUCET.

Want to get in ?
Marine engineering, batch of 2021
13 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

One should have 75% in PC in their 12tyh Board. Age limit is 25 years. You can take as many attempts as you want within 25 years of age. Nowadays IMUCET is the examination held to take admission in IMU courses. For admission in Kolkata campus which is best of India, you need rank within top 600 if you are in general.

Want to get in ?
Btech Marine engineering, batch of 2018
05 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

A student should have a minimum of 60% marks in his 12th board. One should also have 75% marks in his English subject in 12th board. One has to write IMUCET entrance exam to get the admission. For general category, the rank should be below 2,000.

Want to get in ?
Diploma in nautical science , batch of 2018
03 Feb 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility criteria for doing diploma in nautical science (DNS) is PCM with 60% aggregate and must have to clear IMUCET entrance exam.

Want to get in ?
Ravi Ranjan
B.Tech Marine Engineering, batch of 2020
22 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

To get admission in this college, you have to qualify for IMUCET exam conducted by Indian Maritime University, Chennai. According to your CET Rank, the student will be allowed.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2021
21 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the IMUCET exam and must have passed the 12th with minimum of 60% marks in PCM from a recognized institute. The candidate must pass the medical test.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2019
12 Dec 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

 IMUCET is the main exam.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2020
14 Nov 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Candidate must clear the IMUCET exam and must have passed the 12th with minimum of 60% marks from the recognized institute to get admission in this college. The cutoff rank must be below 1500 for general category.

Want to get in ?
DNS, batch of 2018
13 Oct 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The admission is based on the IMUCET rank.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2017
12 May 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • You have to fill TMISAT nd IMUCET to get into Tolani Maritime Institute.
  •  The college is autonomous and admission process is based on their interest.

Discussion Forum

My subject in 12th was PCB. can I apply for this exam?

My subject in 12th was PCB. can I apply for this exam?

Asked By: Priyanka Sahi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Priyanka,

No, you cannot apply for the exam. Check the IMU CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria to see if you can apply.


What is the exam pattern format for the UG class?

What is the exam pattern format for the UG class?

Asked By: Saptarshi Pathak,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Saptarshi,

The exam pattern for a different course is different. for UG course, check the link.


My birth date is in April

Sir, My date of birth is 02 - 01 - 2001. am i eligible to fill the form?

Asked By: Paras bawa,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Paras,

yes, you are eligible to fill the form. to know more about the IMUCET exam Eligibility Criteria


I have scored 59.33% in 12th. can i apply?

Asked By: Priya Rajgire,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Priya,

No, you cannot apply. 60% is required for the 12th standard. To know more about the IMUCET Exam Eligibility Criteria.

For MBA Amission

Which MBA course is best in IMU,.,........?

Asked By: Sahil,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hey Sahil

In IMUCET exam all MBA courses are equally good.


Merchant Navy career option?

How is Merchant Navy better than any other career option?

Asked By: Sheela Kumar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A student who passes his/her 10+2 exams and takes up any stream for further studies spends at least another 4 years in college before becoming eligible for a job in the particular stream.

 Whereas a candidate who joins Merchant Navy has to undergo only 1 year of training at an approved institute and then starts earning whilst doing the onboard training. Moreover, undergo only 1 year of training at an approved institute and then starts earning whilst doing the onboard training. 

Moreover, the stipend received during the training period itself is higher than the starting salaries in many career streams ashore.

At the age of 21 when a normal student graduates from any stream and starts looking for a job, the candidate who has joined Merchant Navy has already completed his/her training and starts working as an officer on board the ship and earns wages to the tune of more than 1 Lakh rupees per month.

Why Join Merchant Navy?

Why should one Join Merchant Navy?

Asked By: Ramesh Desai,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Merchant Navy is a very lucrative career, some of the many attractions of this profession are listed below:-

  • High income ( Tax-Free)
  • Independence and responsibility at a young age
  • Quick promotions
  • No expenses whilst on board ( High-class accommodation and cuisine)
  • Travel around the globe and experience the world
  • Adventure – No two days on the ship are the same
  • Long Vacations – Time to pursue your hobbies
  • Future opportunities to pursue a career ashore

Courses Offered by Indian Maritime University

what are the Courses Offered by Indian Maritime University

Asked By: Arbaz Khan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • B.Tech Marine Engineering
  • BSc. Ship Building and Repair
  • BSc. Nautical Science
  • BSc. Maritime Science
  • M.Tech Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • M.Tech Dredging and Harbour Engineering
  • MBA Port and Shipping
  • MBA Logistics
  • MBA Infrastructure
  • PG Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • LLM in Maritime Law

Exam Dates and Month

What are the exam dates and months for IMU CET Exam 2017?>

Asked By: Bairav Gowda,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Here, we are providing the tentative date schedule for year 2017:

Events of IMU CET 2017 Dates (tentative)
Online Registration Starts 1st week of April 2017
Online Registration Last Date 2nd week of May 2017
Admit Card Download 3rd week of May 2017
Date of Entrance Exam 1st week of June 2017
Result Publication Date 2nd week of June 2017
Online Counselling Start Dates 2nd week of June 2017
Document Verification Dates 1st week of July 2017

Course Commences from 1st August,2017.

IMU-CET Online Exam Pattern:

IMU-CET is a Computer based CET exam consisting of 200 Multiple choice type questions. Exam duration is of 3 hours.

IMU-CET Exam pattern/Question paper of UG programme consists of

  • English                               :                25 questions                              
  • General Knowledge         :                25 questions                
  • General Aptitude             :                25 questions
  • Mathematics                     :                50 questions
  • Physics                               :                50 questions
  • Chemistry                          :                 25 questions

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test – IMU CET-2017

What are the important things to know about the Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test – IMU CET-2017?

Asked By: Calvin G,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

IMU CET 2017 is a national level entrance exam conducted by Indian Maritime University, Chennai for students who want to seek admission in B.Sc, B.Tech, MBA and M.Tech courses in the Marine field.

The Indian Maritime University was founded in 2008 and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Marine. The registration process begins in the first week of April and the entrance test is conducted in the first week of June every year. Applicants can get details such as Application form, eligibility, exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, Admit card, etc. at the official website of the university.