IMU CET 2022: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

IMU CET 2020: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

The IMU is a central university in India, which deals with the wide range of topics related to the sea, covering oceanography to maritime law and history, this includes various practical topics like search & rescue at sea and transportation of dangerous goods. The University was established in 2008 with headquarters in Chennai and it is UGC approved.


Indian Maritime University plays a major role in the development of human resource for the maritime sector. IMU also offers great job opportunities both on campus and off campus, which further enhance student’s career. To get admission into any of the IMU College, students have to clear the IMU CET Exam.

IMU CET Exam 2020

IMU CET (Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test) will be conducted by the Indian Maritime University (IMU). IMU CET is a national level entrance exam organized once in every year to offer admissions into various Under Graduate & Post-Graduate courses. The exam will have separate entrance papers for the various programmes. Admission will be provided in five regional campuses located in Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Visakhapatnam.


Candidates can read this complete article to know more about the IMU CET Application Form 2020 including details like application form dates, eligibility criteria and much more.

IMU CET 2020 Highlights

Mode of Exam

Online only

Number of Questions asked

200 MCQ Type (for other exams)

Purpose of Exam

Admission in undergraduate and integrated marine engineering courses in IMU

Sections in Paper

5 (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English, Aptitude)

Negative marking

Not applicable

Exam Duration

3 Hour (180 minutes)

Exam Level


Official Website

IMU CET 2020 Important Dates



Release date of application form

First week of April 2020

Last Date to submit Application Form

Second week of May 2020

Admit Card Release

Third week of May 2020

IMU CET 2020 Exam

First week of June 2020

Result Declaration of IMU CET 2020

Second week of June 2020

Counselling process for UG & PG (except BBA)

Second week of June 2020

Second list release for selected candidates

Second week of July 2020

Third list release for selective candidates (if required)

Second week of July 2020

Certificate Verification+-

Last week of May 2020

IMU CET Affiliated Institutes

IMU CET affiliated institutes are those colleges in India that will accept the score or result of IMU CET Exam which is conducted by India Maritime University as entrance exam for various under-graduate & post-graduate courses for Marine / Sea / Ocean Study 


This year a total of 21 affiliated colleges will be participating in the exam with total intake of approx. 2330 students. Candidates should have a look at the list to know about the colleges.


This will help them choose the best college for them.

  • Yak Education Trust, Mumbai
  • Vishakhapatnam Maritime Institute, Pune
  • Training Ship Rahman, Mumbai
  • Tolani Maritime Institute, Pune
  • The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai
  • Southern Academy of Maritime Studies, Chennai
  • Sri Ram Institute of Marine Studies, New Delhi
  • International Maritime Institute, New Delhi
  • Park Maritime Academy, Coimbatore
  • Maritime Training Institute, (SCI) Mumbai
  • Maritime Training Institute, (SCI) Tuticorin
  • Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Mumbai
  • HIMT College, Chennai
  • Euro Tech Maritime Academy, Cochin
  • Dr BR Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair
  • College of Ship Technology, Palakkad
  • Coimbatore Marine College, Coimbatore
  • Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Mumbai

IMU CET 2020 Application Process

The University has released the application form for IMU CET 2020 online on its official website. To apply for the entrance exam, aspirants have to first register by entering their basic details like their name, date of birth, category. Once the IMU CET registration is done candidates will receive an email / SMS for the IMU CET login details. Thereafter, candidates have to log in and fill the main application form.

Application Fee- To submit the IMU CET application form, candidates need to pay the following amount of the application fee. Candidates can check the amount to be paid from below:


IMU CET Application Form Fee


INR 1000/-


INR 700/-


Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the IMU CET application fee by online mode only through credit / debit card / net banking

Steps to Apply for IMU CET 2020 Application Form

Refer below all important steps to complete the registration process:


Step 1:First of all, candidates have to start with the basic registration by providing in the details such as name, date of birth, email id, mobile number, and so on.


Step 2:Next, click on the “Send mobile OTP” button and enter the OTP as received on your phone number.


Step 3:After OTP verification, submit the registration form. On doing so, candidate receives the application number and password for IMU CET 2020 login. Remember, the application number works as the user id at the time of login.


Step 4: Thereafter, click on the “login” button which appears on the screen and proceed further by proving user id and password.


Step 5: Now, candidates have to make the payment of the application fee, provide the details such as educational, personal and test centre choice and upload the images as per the prescribed format.


Step 6: Lastly, submit the form and take a print out of it for future reference.

IMU CET 2020 Admit Card Released

The facility to download the IMU CET Hall Ticket 2020 will be provided from third week of May 2020. The examination will be organized in first week of June 2020. The IMU CET Result 2020 will be announced in the second week of June 2020. At the exam centre, the student of IMU CET 2020 shall be provided the original admit card. Only then, you will be able to sit for the exam. Also, keep your admit card properly even after your exam is over as it will be required at the time of admission of the successful candidates


Along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to bring along a valid photo ID proof such as your passport, voter id card, pan card, driving license etc.

Steps to download IMU CET 2020 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official website.

Step 2: On the right side of the homepage, you will see the “Announcements” section.

Step 3: Choose the “CET Admit Card 2020” link on the “Announcements” section.

Step 4: Fill the details (Application Number and Date of Birth) and submit.

Step 5: Your IMU CET 2020 Admit Card appears on the screen.

Step 6: Take a printout of the same for future use.

Note:  Candidates will be informed about the availability of Admit Cards through email or SMS. Candidates are also advised to visit the website of IMU’s periodically to keep themselves updated on new announcements and changes if any.

IMU CET 2020 Exam Centres

IMU CET 2020 Exam Centres have been set up in 36 cities across the globe. The IMUCET Test Centre will be allotted to the candidate by the automated system. But one can be allotted with the exam city of their choice; therefore it is still advisable to fill the IMU CET 2020 Form at the earliest to ensure that you get the preferred Exam Centre. Below are some of the few cities for exam:







New Delhi






IMU CET 2020 Exam Patterns

  • Mode of Exam - Computer based Exam
  • Medium (Language) - English
  • Questions Type – The question paper will contain multiple choice questions
  • Mode of Exam - Computer based Exam
  • Number of Questions – 200 multiple questions 





25 Ques

General Knowledge

25 Ques

General Aptitude

25 Ques


50 Ques


50 Ques


25 Ques


200 Ques

IMU CET 2020 Fee Structure

  • IMU CET 2020 fee structure is not yet out, but students can take fair idea from previous year fee structure.

IMU CET 2020 Marking Scheme

There is not very complicated marking scheme for IMU CET, which is explained below:


  • +1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer

  • No negative marking will be done for wrong answer     

IMU CET 2020 Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Castes  


Scheduled Tribe   


Other Backward Class (OBC)


Differently Abled(DA)


IMU CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for Entrance Test which includes the Age limit for Admission in Indian Maritime University 2020, Indian Maritime University Admission Qualification as follows:


Age Limit requirement

General – minimum age: – 17 years and maximum age: – 25 years on or before 01st August 2020 

SC/ST candidates get a maximum age relaxation of 5 years

Marital Status – Only unmarried candidates are eligible to apply.

IMU CET 2020 Syllabus

IMU CET Syllabus cover 5 subjects i.e.


Units and Measurement, Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions, Description of Motion in One Dimension, Laws of Motion, Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia, Work, Energy, and Power,  Gravitation, Oscillations, Solids and Fluids, Waves, Transference of Heat, Heat and Thermodynamics, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Magneto statics, Ray Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, ,Wave Optics, Electron and Photons, Solids and Semi-Conductors Devices,  Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei, and so on


Some Basic Concepts, Atomic Structure, States of Matter, Solutions, Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Energetics and Thermodynamics, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry, Surface Chemistry, Rates of Chemical Reactions and Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Families Periodic Properties, Chemistry of Non-Metals – 1, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Chemistry of Non-metals-II, Chemistry of Lighter Metals, Chemistry of Representative Elements, Heavy Metals, Transition Metals Including Lanthanides, Nuclear Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry and Organometallics, Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons, Some Basic Principles, Organic Compound Containing Halogens, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Bio Molecules and Biological Processes, Synthetic and Natural Polymers, Chemistry In Action, Environmental Chemistry, etc.


Sets, Relations, and Functions, Matrices and Determinants, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Mathematical Induction and Its Application, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem and Its Applications, Differential Calculus, Sequences and Series, Integral Calculus, Two-Dimensional Geometry, Differential Equations, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Vector Algebra, Probability, Statics, Trigonometry, Dynamics, etc.


Reading Comprehension, Literature & Long Reading Text, Phrasal verbs, Parts of Speech, Meaning of words/ phrases, Advanced Writing Skills, Synonyms and Antonyms, Idioms, Tenses, etc.

General Aptitude

Numerical aptitude, Data interpretation, Abstract reasoning, Ability to read graphs & tables, Data Sufficiency, Company Information, etc.

IMU CET 2020 Preparation Tips


Below are the various IMU CET preparation tips to improve your exam preparation:

  • Candidates must concentrate on exam pattern & syllabus according to the course they have opted.

  • Candidates must keep a track of latest news through newspaper, television media, and internet for General knowledge part.
  • Candidates should make a proper time-table & follow the schedule on regular basis.
  • Attempt mock test to know preparation standards
  • Make short notes for each topic & revise them

IMU CET 2020 Mock Test


The candidate must practise for IMU CET 2020 Mock test for effective preparation for their exams. Solving the mock test is of great help to the candidate to understand the overall difficulty level of the exam. 


The mock tests are released by the authorities conducting exam to help candidate get familiar with the computer-based examination. It benefits the students before the actual exam in the form of a link. 


Solving mock tests will help students evaluate and analyse the types of questions which are asked in the exam, difficulty level of questions and topics which are most frequently asked. 

IMU CET 2020 Result


IMU CET 2020 Result will be announced online in the second week of June 2020. The result details can be checked by the students by logging in with the registered credentials.


Also, the scorecard will be released online. Overall rank & marks scored by the candidates in each section will be mentioned in the score-card.


By checking the score-card/result details, candidates will get to know their qualifying status for counselling process.

IMU CET 2020 Answer Key


IMU CET Answer Key 2020 may be released by Indian Maritime University once the entrance exam has been successfully conducted for the candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam. Indian Maritime University does not publish the answer key of IMU CET, however, if the IMU CET answer key 2020 is released, it will be made available on this page. The answer key of IMU CET 2020 will contain the correct responses to questions asked in the entrance examination.

With the help of IMU CET Answer Key, candidates can calculate their probable score, and get a fair idea about their chances of getting admission in the university. Furthermore, to calculate the scores correctly, candidates must know the marking scheme of IMU CET 2020. Candidates are awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and there is no negative marking in the entrance EXAM

IMU CET 2020 Counselling


After the declaration of the result, shortlisted candidates have to register for counseling procedures. The online counseling registration will start in June 2020. The online counseling will be limited for admission into IMU campuses only


The affiliated institutions will not be included in the online counseling process. Candidates, those qualified the IMU CET 2020 exam may approach the Institution directly. The counseling procedure is given below.


Counselling Requirements:

  • The verification of documents will be done from the first week of July to the last week of July 2020.
  • Candidates who are called for counselling are required to register themselves for the counselling process, at the official website of the university
  • Candidates are required to bring their original documents and certificates during counselling. If the applicants fail to bring the required documents and certificates then their admission gets cancelled.
  • Also, note that the applicants are not allowed to bring downloaded mark-sheets and certificates.

  • The counselling session will include document verification, physical fitness clearance and so on.

IMU CET 2020 Frequently Asked Question

Ans 1. Here are some of the books that are good for IMU CET 2020

  • IMU-CET – Gateway to Maritime Education Paperback.
  • IMU CET Complete Syllabus Theory Book (Revised and updated edition)
  • IMU CET 2019 Question Bank with Sponsorship Guide (DOUBLE PACK) Paperback.

Ans 2. Candidates must pass 10th and 12th level from any recognized board.

Ans 3. Candidates should have cleared class 12th with a minimum aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Candidates should have secured at least 50% marks in English.

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