IMU CET Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Attempts

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Mar 19, 2024

IMU CET 2024 eligibility criteria are set by the conducting body of the exam. Indian Maritime University, Chennai, conducts IMU CET 2024 for aspirants who wish to enrol in the various courses offered by the university. Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered here.

The national-level exam has a set of compulsory requirements to be met by applicants to attempt the examination. Hence, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Candidates can scroll down to find the set of eligibility criteria needed to participate in the examination. 

IMU CET Eligibility Criteria 2024 Details

Candidates who are eligible for IMU CET 2024 exam can fill out the application form. Candidates will need to prepare according to the syllabus for scoring a good mark. The eligibility criteria define certain protocols to be followed by the candidates to apply for any course. The eligibility criteria are defined by the examination conducting authority.

The candidate must ensure that he or she satisfies all the requirements specified by the authorities for the exam as per the eligibility criteria, or else his or her candidate will be cancelled. Eligible candidates can get admission through IMU CET after qualifying for the exam. Before taking admission to any of the courses, the candidates are advised to apply for a passport.

Note: Married candidates are not eligible to appear for the exam.

Age Limit for IMU CET 2024

The candidate's minimum age must be 17 years, and the maximum age must be 25 years. There is an age relaxation of 5 years for reserved candidates.

Medical Fitness for IMU CET 2024

Candidates who want to seek admission in any of the marine courses must provide a medical fitness certificate from any of the doctors approved by the Director-General of Shipping to satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Physical Fitness for IMU CET 2024

Candidates, who seek admission to marine courses (DG Shipping-approved courses) have to produce a medical fitness certificate which is approved by the Director-General of Shipping.

  • Candidates with disabilities (DA), are not eligible for admission to the marine programme.
  • Candidates have to physically fit & meet the medical necessities as specified by DGS guidelines.
  • Candidates must have good binocular vision. Their vision should be 6/6 (normal) in each eye separately.
  • Candidates joining B. Tech (Marine Engineering) degree course, their vision should be unaided 0.5 (6/12) in each eye or 0.67 (6/9) in the better eye and 0.33 (6/18) in the other eye.
  • For DNS: Those who applied for DNS, B.Sc. (Nautical Science) & B.Sc. (Maritime Science) degree course, their vision should be unaided 1.0 (6/6) in the better eye and 0.67 (6/9) in the other eye.

Course-Wise Eligibility for IMU CET 2024

As there are multiple courses and programmes offered through the examination, there are various IMU CET educational qualifications needed for each course. The course-wise eligibility related to IMU CET exam is tabulated below:

IMU CET 2024 CATEGORY-WISE ELIGIBILITY
Programmes

Campus Location

Eligibility
BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce): Non-Residential Chennai and Cochin 10 + 2/equivalent (Minimum 60% of Aggregate marks in any stream and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.) Note1: The percentage of the aggregate marks will be calculated by considering the marks scored in English subject plus the marks scored in Major Subjects (excluding other languages). Note 2: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.
1-Year DNS programme leading to B.Sc (Applied Nautical Science) - Residential Mumbai & Chennai 10+2/ equivalent (PCM-60%) OR B.Sc (PCM)/ B.Sc (Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the years) with marks not less than 60%, OR B.E./B.Tech from IIT or college recognised by AICTE with marks not less than 50%. Note: English Marks are to be 50% or more in any one of the above examinations. In the case of SC/ST candidates, there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.
3 Year B.Sc (Nautical Science) - Residential Chennai, Mumbai, Cochin 10+2/ equivalent (PCM-60% and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.) Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.
3 Year B.Sc (Maritime Science) - Residential Mumbai 10+2/ equivalent (PCM-60% and the minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th/12th Examination.) Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks.
4-year B.Tech (Marine Engineering) - Residential Kolkata, Mumbai 10+2/ equivalent (PCM - 60% and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.) Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks, it will not apply to English marks. 
4 Year B.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) - Residential Vishakhapatnam  10+2/equivalent (PCM -60% and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.) Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks. 
3 Year B.Sc (Ship Building and Repair) - Residential Offered only in Affiliated Institutes from Academic Year 2017-18 onwards 10+2/equivalent (PCM- 50% and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th Examination.)Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates, there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks. 
M.Tech (Marine Engineering and Management) - Residential  Kolkata BE/B.Tech in Marine Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Naval Architecture with at least 60% marks from a recognized University. OR Associate Member of Institution of Engineers Part A and B in Mechanical Engineering with at least 60% marks(by examination). OR MEO Class I Certificate of Competency. Note 1: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks. Note 2: Candidates under all categories must appear for the IMU’s Common Entrance Test (CET) and qualify in order to be eligible for admission to this programme. However, candidates with prescribed GATE/GRE Scores are exempted from IMU’s CET. 
PGDME - Residential  Mumbai Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical & Automation Engineering / Naval Architecture, from a College approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or the IITs.candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering) from IMU, are also eligible for admission to this course. Fulfilling additional requirements of D.G. Shipping that of a minimum of 50% marks in the final year and a minimum of 50% marks in English in the 10th or 12th standard is a must. 
M.Sc (Commercial Shipping and Logistics) Mumbai & Chennai  Category-I: A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from recognized universities and a minimum of 50% marks in English subject in 10th / 12th / UG Degree. Note: In the case of SC/ST Candidates, there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however it will not apply to English Marks. Candidates under this category must appear for the IMU’s Common Entrance Test (CET) and qualify in order to be eligible for admission to this Programme. OR Category-II: 50% of seats in each IMU Campus where M.Sc (Commercial Shipping & Logistics) is being offered shall be reserved for seafarers with Master (FG) Certificate of Competency or MEO Class I Certificate of Competency. There will be no CET for Category II candidates. If the number of applications from qualified seafarers is less than the number of reserved seats, the vacant seats will be allotted to the candidates from Category-I. If the number of applications from qualified seafarers is greater than the number of reserved seats, then IMU will conduct a separate Offline Entrance Test for selecting Category-II candidates for the Programme. 
M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)  Vishakapatnam  Engineering Graduate in Mechanical/ Civil/ Marine /Naval Architecture or equivalent with 60% aggregate. Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks. 
 M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering)
MBA (Port & Shipping Management) Chennai and Cochin  A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from Recognized universities. A minimum of 50% marks in English subjects in 10th / 12th / UG Degree. Note: In the case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however it will not apply to English marks. 
MBA (International Transportation Logistics Management) Chennai, Cochin and Kolkata 

Reservation for IMU CET 2024

The reservation policy related to IMU CET entrance exam eligibility for all the categories of candidates who are applying for IMU CET exam is tabulated below:

Reservation for IMU CET 2024
Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
Differently Abled 3%

IMU CET Eligibility Reservation

Eligible candidates can get admission to the colleges through IMU CET after clearing the cut-off marks. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can proceed with submitting the application form and the fee payment for the same. Candidates are advised to finish the payment before the application portals end.

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