IMU CET 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Registration, Official Website, Admission, Latest News

Exam Date

Mar 14, 2021

Result Date

Mar 22, 2021

May 6, 2021 | Engineering , Management


Want to pursue Maritime courses in one of the finest colleges of India? Give the IMU CET 2021 exam conducted by the Indian Maritime University, Chennai, to pursue various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Latest Updates:

  • March 22, 2021: The results for the IMU CET 2021 for the DNS Program has been released. The exam was conducted on March 13, 2021. For more information, Visit IMU CET 2021 Results page.


What is the IMU CET?

About IMU CET exam: IMU CET 2021 is a National level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Maritime University for all the candidates of India to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Maritime University.

About Indian Maritime University: The Indian Maritime University (IMU) was established on November 14, 2008. The IMU has it's headquarters in Chennai. It has its regional campuses in Mumbai, Cochin, Visakhapatnam, and Kolkata. The new headquarters building is being worked at 300 acres of land arrived apportioned to IMU at Semmancherry, Chennai, which lies in East Coast Road and Old Mahabalipuram Road.

Level of Exam: The IMU CET 2021 is a National level examination conducted by the Indian Maritime University, Chennai.

Courses Offered: Candidates can seek admissions for B.Sc, M.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA and MBA courses in the Marine field. For admissions to various MBA programs, the candidates can appear for exams like GMAT, MAT, etc.

Frequency: The IMU CET is conducted once a year, usually in May/June. The interested candidates are expected to use this opportunity.

Conducting Authority: Indian Maritime University, Chennai, has the complete rights to conduct the IMU CET 2021 examination and allocate the seats for the interested candidates.

The exam details of IMU CET are tabulated below.

IMU CET 2021 Highlights
Elements Details
Exam Name IMU CET
Full form Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
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 + 1 mark awarded for each correct response.
No negative marking applicable

IMU CET 2021 Exam Dates

Since the admission will be granted on the basis of HSC/ PUC/ Intermediate Examination, the conducting authority would not be releasing any admit cards. Candidates can check the latest IMU CET 2021 Important Dates published by the Indian Maritime University below.

IMU CET 2021 Important Dates
IMU Events Dates
IMU CET 2021 Application Form Start Date Feb 10, 2021
IMU CET 2021 Application Form Last Date Feb 28, 2021
IMU CET 2021 Admit Card Release Date Mar 4, 2021
IMU CET 2021 Exam Date Mar 13, 2021
IMU CET 2021 Result Publication Date Mar 22, 2021

Read More: IMU CET Exam Dates 2021

IMU CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are willing to give IMU CET 2021 exam must ensure that they meet all the criteria given by the Indian Maritime Univerisity. The eligibility criteria are different for each undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The detailed eligibility criteria for the exam is given below.

Age Criteria

The age criteria for both UG and PG courses for different category students are given below.

Undergraduate Program

The candidate should be 17 years as on October 05, 2021, and the maximum age limit is 25 years.

  • General: 25 years
  • OBC/ NCL: 28 years
  • SC/ST: 30 years

Note: For female candidates, a relaxation of 2 years will be applicable.

Postgraduate Program

There are no age limit restrictions for candidates who apply for the postgraduate course.

Educational Qualifications

The educational qualification for different program that comes under IMU CET are given below:

BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce)

  • The candidates must have passed class 12th in any stream with a minimum aggregate of 60% score.
  • The candidate should also have obtained minimum 50% marks in English subject in 10th or 12th examination.

MBA Program

  • The candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in undergraduation to be eligible for the MBA program.

M.Tech (Marine Engineering and Management)

  • The candidates must have completed their undergraduate in B.E. / Mechanical Engineering/ B.Tech in Marine Engineering / Naval Architecture from a UGC recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 60% score.

The educational qualification given below is common for the given program - B.Tech (Marine Engineering), B.Sc (Nautical Science), 1-Year Diploma in Nautical Science, B.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) and B.Sc (Ship Building and Repair)

  • The candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and a minimum aggregate of 60% score.
  • The candidate should also have obtained minimum 50% marks in English subject in 10th or 12th examination.

How to Prepare for IMU CET 2021?

Preparation for IMUCET or any entrance exam needs mainly three things. Those things are determination, patience, and perseverance. Candidates need a strong determination to crack the exam at any cost. Candidates will need enormous patience to go through every step needed to achieve their goals. Finally, perseverance to not be disappointed even when faced with difficulties along the way. The candidates must focus on these things before starting the 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, you will be able to answer the question however they have twisted it. The first stage of the preparation involves concentrating mainly on the basic concepts of all the subjects.

Intense Practice Sessions

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 they could practice. Intense practices will make candiadtes familiar with the structure and type of questions in these sections.

Increase Knowledge through Reading

The section of General Awareness contains questions that are based on current affairs and other such things. So develop a habit of reading newspapers, blogs, and magazines daily. This will increase knowledge about the things that are happening around in the world. Developing this habit will help candidates answer the General Awareness section in the least amount of time, so that they could use the rest of the time to answer the other sections.

Read More: IMU CET Eligibility Criteria 2021

IMU CET 2021 Application Process

Candidates must fill the IMU CET 2021 application form before Feb 28, 2021 to be considered for the admission to various courses. Candidates can fill the IMU CET 2021 Application Form through the official website.

How to fill the IMU CET 2021 Application Form?

Follow these steps to fill up the IMU CET 2021 Application Form:

  1. Candidates need to first visit the official website of the IMU
  2. On the homepage of the website, click on the application form link and read the instructions given and click on the checkbox before filling the application form.
  3. Enter all the personal details such as candidate's name, parent's name, communication address, email ID and phone number, religion etc. Enter the education details such as board name, 10th and 12th marks, year of passing etc.
    1. Fill in the exam centre from dropbox. Upload all the mandatory documents that include passport-sized photographs and signatures and other educational certificates such as class 10th and 12th mark certificates. The candidate must also upload the caste certificate (if applicable).
  4. The last step is to pay the IMU CET 2021 application fee through credit/ debit/net banking. The details related to the IMU CET 2021 application fee are mentioned below. After payment, candidates need to take the printout of the completed application form for future reference.

Documents required for filling IMU CET 2021 Application Form

Candidates must have these documents while filling the IMU CET 2021 Application Form.

  • Photograph
  • Scanned Signature
  • Class 10 mark sheet as proof of date of birth
  • Class 12 mark sheet/degree certificate (wherever applicable)
  • Scanned copy of SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/General-EWS certificate (if applicable)
  • Other relevant certificates (wherever applicable)

IMU CET 2021 Application Fee

The application fee of IMU CET 2021 is tabulated below.

IMU CET 2021 application fee
Category Fee
General/OBC INR 1000

Read More: IMU CET Application Form 2021

IMU CET 2021 Exam Pattern

IMU CET 2021 will be held in Online Mode (computer-based) and the duration of the exam is 3 hours.

IMU CET 2021 Exam Pattern
Elements Details
Mode of Exam Online only
Number of Questions asked UG Program: 200 MCQ Type (except BBA), PG Program: 120 MCQ Type
Maximum Marks 200
Type of Questions Multiple-choice questions
Exam Medium English
Duration of Exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
Sections in Paper 6 (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Knowledge, English, Aptitude)
Negative Marking Not applicable

Section-wise distribution of Questions

Candidates can also check the section-wise distribution of questions in the table below.

Papers Number of Questions
English 25
General Knowledge 25
General Aptitude 25
Chemistry 25
Physics 50
Mathematics 50
Total 200

Read More: IMU CET Exam Pattern 2021

IMU CET 2021 Syllabus

While preparing for the IMU CET 2021 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 2021 Syllabus

For UG Program

The syllabus for all the UG programs offered includes sections like English, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics at Class 12 level.

For MBA and M.Sc Program

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

The detailed syllabus of IMU CET exam are listed below:


  • Laws of Motion & Work
  • Energy and Power
  • Properties of Matter
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current Optics
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Semiconductor Devices and their Applications


  • Atomic Structure, p, d and f – Block Elements
  • Coordination Chemistry and Solid State Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Equilibrium and Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Isomerism in Organic Compounds
  • Alcohols and Ethers
  • Carbonyl Compounds,
  • Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives


  • Matrices and their Applications
  • Trigonometry and Complex Numbers
  • Analytical Geometry of two dimensions
  • Vector Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and its Applications
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability Distributions
  • Discrete Mathematics

General Aptitude

  • Fill in / Completion of series based on Pattern / Logic, Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Odd Man Out
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Structural Analysis
  • Syllogism (Logic Syllogism (Logic-based questions)
  • Boat & Streams
  • Numerical Computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Time & Work
  • Calendar
  • Clocks
  • Stocks
  • Time & Distance
  • Height & Distance
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Logic Reasoning
  • Fault Diagnosis
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Ratio
  • Numerical Reasoning


  • Parts of Speech
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Meaning of words/phrases
  • Tenses
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Idioms

Read More: IMU CET Syllabus

IMU CET 2021 Exam Centres

The IMU CET 2021 examination for undergraduate and postgraduation was scheduled to be held on Mar 13, 2021 in 2 batches in 84 cities across India. Candidates must know that venues may be increased or decreased depending on the strength of applicants registering for the IMU CET 2021 examination.

  • While registering for the IMU CET 2021 examination, candidates can give three preferences for the test cities where they would like to take the exam.
  • Candidates belonging to Andaman and Nicobar Island or who have stayed there for more than 5 years will have a separate CET for undergraduate program which will be conducted by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration on behalf of the Indian Maritime University. All the exam centres conducting IMU CET 2021 are listed in the table below.
IMU CET 2021 Exam Centres
Agra Ahmedabad Aligarh Allahabad
Anantapur Bengaluru Bankura Bhagalpur
Baroda Bhatinda Bhopal Bhubaneshwar
Bokaro Calicut Chandigarh Chennai
Chhapra Cochin Coimbatore Dehradun
Delhi Dhanbad Durgapur Faizabad
Faridabad Gaya Ghaziabad Gorakhpur
Gurgaon Guwahati Hissar Hubli
Hyderabad Indore Jabalpur Jaipur
Jalandhar Jammu Jamshedpur Jodhpur
Kannur Kanpur Karimnagar Karnal
Kolkata Kollam Kota Kottayam
Lucknow Madurai Mangalore Meerut
Mumbai Muzaffarpur Mysore Nagpur
Noida Nasik Patna Pune
Purnea Raipur Rajahmundry Ranchi
Rourkela Sagar Salem Sambalpur
Shimla Siliguri Solapur Srinagar
Surat Thanjavur Thrissur Tirupati
Trichy Trivandrum Udaipur Varanasi
Vellore Vijayawada Vizag Warangal

Read More: IMU CET Exam Centers 2021

IMU CET 2021 Admit Card

The IMU CET Admit Card will be issued only through online mode. The registered students can download the IMU CET 2021 admit card same from the official website.

Login Credentials: The IMU CET 2021 Admit Card contains important details such as the name of the applicant, registration number, date of the examination, etc.

How to download IMU CET Admit Card?

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

  1. Go to the IMU official website.
  2. Log in by entering the login credentials.
  3. Enter the application number, date of birth, and Email ID.
  4. Download the admit card and take the printout of the same.

IMU CET Admit Card Content

The admit card of IMU CET contains several details. Candidates must preview the admit card. If they found any errors, they can immediately contact the exam officials. The details present in the admit card of IMU CET are listed below.

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicant’s photo
  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Date of birth
  • Caste category
  • Exam date
  • Exam venue
  • Reporting time
  • Other guidelines to follow during the exam

Documents to be carried with IMU CET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates must carry these documents along with the IMU CET Admit Card.

  • PAN card
  • Aadhar card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Voter ID card

Important Points related to IMU CET Admit Card

  • All candidates must carry the IMU CET admit card at the exam centre.
  • Do not share IMU CET 2021 admit card with any other candidate.
  • If asked by the invigilator for the IMU CET Admit Card, show them the admit card.
  • Do not make any changes in the details given on the IMU CET admit card.
  • Follow the instruction given on the admit card
  • Keep the admit card safe until the exam process completes successfully

Read More: IMU CET Admit Card 2021

IMU CET 2021 Reference Books

  • For UG Program: Candidates applying for UG programs through IMU CET 2021 can refer to 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 Program: Candidates applying for MBA and M.Sc programs through IMU CET 2021 can refer to the general aptitude books such as Fast Track Apti Cracker, Aptitude by A.S Agarwal, etc.

Read More: IMU CET Books 2021

IMU CET 2021 Results

IMU CET 2021 rank card will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the HSC/PUC/Intermediate examination. The registered students will be able to download their results from the official website. Candidates will be issued a rank certificate based on the normalization method set by the IMU. The result for IMU CET for DNS February batch has been released on Mar 22, 2021.

Cutoff: Depending on the number of candidates applied for IMU CET 2021, the cutoff will be decided and published by the Indian Maritime University.

How to download IMU CET Results?

For downloading the IMU 2021 result, candidates need to follow the below steps.

Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website of the IMU.

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the “IMU 2021 Results” link.

Step 3: Provide IMUCET 2021 hall ticket number and other information required.

Step 4: The IMU CET 2021 result will be displayed on the screen. Candidates can download the results in PDF format and take the printout.

IMU CET Scorecard Content

The following details are present in the scorecard of IMU CET.

  • Applicant’s name
  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Date of birth
  • Parents’ name
  • Caste category
  • Marks obtained
  • Rank Obtained

The authority has released the BBA First List for the Admission process. Candidates can visit the official website to check the list and follow these steps to download the list.

  1. Visit the official website of IMU CET.
  2. Click on the link that is displaying the BBA Results-First List and Registration Portal.
  3. Click on BBA Results-First List.
  4. Candidates will be able to view the list.

Read More: IMU CET Results 2021

IMU CET 2021 Counselling

Aspirants who are shortlisted will have to participate in the online counselling of IMU CET 2021. Candidates must note that the online counselling will happen in 2 phases.

Phase 1

  • Candidates with IMU CET 2021 rank certificate will be provided with an online portal to select the program and the campuses they desire to take admission.
  • Candidates must register on this portal by making a non-refundable online payment of INR 10,000 towards counselling fee through net banking, credit, or debit card.
  • The candidate should choose multiple options in the order of their choice
    • Courses/program based on the candidate's eligibility criteria.
    • IMU campuses where the above-desired courses/program are taught.

Phase 2

  • A seat will be provisionally allotted to the candidate from the list of options provided by them based on rank, category of the candidate, and availability of seats.
  • After the seats are allotted, the candidates must confirm the seat by paying the program fee of INR 25,000.
  • Candidates who confirm the allotted seat will be issued with the Provisional Allotment Letter which has to be produced at the time of verification along with original mark sheets, certificates, physical fitness certificate on the mentioned date.
  • Candidates who do not pay the program fee and fail to confirm before the last date will be considered as drop out and will not be allowed for subsequent admission up-gradation or seat allotment.
  • Candidates whose names are not published in the IMU's admission list will be entitled to a refund after deducting the administrative charges of 10% of the Counselling Fee. The amount will be refunded to the account from which the candidate made the transaction.
  • It is advised that the candidates may choose as many options as possible based on the IMU CET 2021 eligibility criteria to increase their chances for allotment of seat.

Read More: IMU CET Counselling 2021

IMU CET 2021 Admission

The candidates will be issued rank certificates based on the normalization method. Candidates must remember that the last date to apply for admission through IMU CET is extended to Feb 28, 2021.

IMU CET 2021 Courses Offered

Under Graduate Course:

IMU CET UG Courses
IMU CET 2021 Program 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 2021 Program 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

Undergraduate Schools under IMU

The Indian Maritime University offers various Undergraduate program under the following Schools

School Program offered Location
School of Nautical Studies 3 Year B.Sc

1-Year DNS
School of Marine Engineering and Technology 4-year B. Tech
Port and
School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering 4 Year B. Tech
Architecture &
3 Year B.Sc (Ship
Building and
Offered only in
one Affiliated
School of Maritime Management BBA (Logistics,
Retailing and eCommerce)
and Kochi

Postgraduate Schools under IMU

The Indian Maritime University offers various Postgraduate program under the following Schools

School Program Location
School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering M.Tech (Naval
Architecture and
Ocean Engineering)
M.Tech (Dredging
and Harbour
School of Marine Engineering & Technology M.Tech (Marine
Engineering and
PGDME Mumbai
School of Maritime Management MBA (Port &
MBA (International
Transportation &
Kolkata and
School of Nautical Studies M.Sc
Shipping and
Mumbai &

Contact/Helpline Details

Candidates can contact the given below address for any queries related to exam or admission process.

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]


What is the IMU CET?

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

How many times IMU CET is conducted in a year?

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

Can I join Merchant Navy after 10th?

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.

What is the total intake capacity/seats offered by Indian Maritime University for their UG and PG courses?

As per the official website of IMU, there are 981 and 170 seats offered for Undergraduate programmes and Postgraduate courses respectively under IMU. There are around 2330 seats offered by IMU affiliated universities.


Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, [LBSIM] New Delhi



Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, [MRIIRS] Faridabad



Xavier Institute of Social Service,  [XISS] Ranchi



LPU, Jalandhar

MBA~B.Tech (Total Fees) Rs. 760000


Siva Sivani Institute of Management, [SSIM] Secunderabad

PGDM (Total Fees) Rs. 6,50,000


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