IMU CET exam

IMU CET - syllabus, eligibility criteria and cutoff

IMU CET is an entrance exam conduct by Indian Maritime University. Students who are interested in Merchant navy field participate in  IMU CET exam to get admission in different Indian Maritime University. IMU provides different undergraduate, post graduate and research courses for students , like Bsc , DNS and B.Tech . CET is a national level exam conducted twice a year.

IMU CET exam pattern

In difficulty level; IMU CET exam is quite easy as compared to JEE mains . Previous year around 25000 students applied for 966 seats of 6 India Maritime Universities. Also remaining students get chance to get admission in IMU affiliated universities .

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IMU CET 2020 overview              



Exam name                          

IMU CET (Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test )           

Conducting Body  

Indian Maritime University

Examination Level  

Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Exam Mode



English & Hindi

Exam Duration 

3 hours

Courses Offered

B.Tech/M.Tech , Bsc/Msc , DNS

No. of Test cities

36 cities across India

Official website

imu cet exam

Courses offered by IMUs

  • BTech in Marine Engineering (4 years)
  • BTech in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (4 years)
  • BSc in Nautical Science (3 years)
  • BBA in Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce (3 years)
  • BSc in Ship Building & Repair (3 years)
  • Diploma in Nautical Science (1 year)
  • MTech in Marine Engineering & Management (2 years)
  • MTech in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (2 years)
  • MTech in Dredging & Harbour Engineering (2 years)
  • MBA in Port & Shipping Management (2 years)
  • MBA in International Transportation & Logistics Management (2 years)
  • MSc in Commercial Shipping & Logistics (2 years)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering (PGDME) (1 year)
  • PhD and MS


IMU CET eligibility criteria


Students who are interested to apply for IMU CET exam must look at the eligibility criteria for IMU CET 2020. Eligibility criteria varies for course to course.


  • Candidates applying for engineering (lateral also)/B.Sc/Diploma/ courses must have studied and passed examination in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at plus two level with minimum 60% in aggregate. They would even be required to score minimum of fifty percentage marks in English at plus two level.
  • Candidate must have applied for passport before taking admission through CET.
  • Minimum age of candidate should be 17 years and Maximum age shouldn't exceed 25 years. Both the ages that's maximum and minimum would be counted as on August 2020.
  • Candidates applying in marine courses would be required to take the medical fitness certified by Doctors approved by Director General of Shipping.


Age Limit

Candidates’ age should be in between 17 years to 25 Years. Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC) & Schedule Tribe (ST) category will get relaxation of 5 years.

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IMU CET 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The exams are going to be held in online mode where MCQ type questions are asked.
  • Exam will be of 120 marks. For each correct answer candidates will be awarded with 1 marks and there is no negative marking.
  • The exam tests candidate aspiring for B.Tech and M.Tech program for his or her knowledge in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, GK, and aptitude.
  • Candidates aspiring for MBA admissions are tested for his or her proficiency in Quantitative, verbal, Data interpretation, and logical reasoning abilities.

Mode of Exam

Online only

Number of Questions asked

120 MCQ Type

Duration of Exam

3 hours (180 minutes)

Sections in Paper

6 (PCM, GK, English, Aptitude)

Negative marking

Not applicable



Marking scheme in IMU CET 2020



Number of Questions



General Knowledge


General Aptitude











IMU CET Syllabus 2020

The subject-wise syllabus list is given below

IMU CET Syllabus – English 

  1. The English section consists of the topics listed as follows:
  2. Parts of Speech
  3. Meaning of words/phrases
  4. Synonyms and Antonyms
  5. Phrasal verbs
  6. Tenses
  7. Idioms
  8. Reading Comprehension
IMU CET Syllabus – General Aptitude

The topics within the General Aptitude section is as follows:
  1. Syllogism
  2. Data Sufficiency
  3. Data Interpretation
  4. Pipes & Cisterns
  5. Boat & Streams
  6. Numerical Computation
  7. Numerical Estimation
  8. Odd Man Out
  9. Time & Work
  10. Calendar  and Clocks
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Height and Distance
  13. Analytical Reasoning
  14. Logical Reasoning
  15. Abstract Reasoning
  16. Mixture & Allegation
  17. Ratio  and Proportion
  18. Numerical Reasoning
  19. Mechanical Reasoning

IMU CET Syllabus – General Knowledge

This section consists of two sections namely – Basic GK and Current Affairs

  • The GK section consists of topics such as History, Geography, Indian Constitution, Books and Authors, Countries – Capitals & Currency, Inventions and Discoveries, etc.
  • On the opposite hand, the Present Affairs section will have questions supported the current world situations in various fields like Sports, Finance, Economy, Business, Politics, Awards, Science and Technology, etc.

IMU CET Syllabus – Chemistry

  1. Similar to class 12th chemistry syllabus and therefore the topics are listed below:
  2. Some basic concept
  3. States of Matter
  4. Atomic Structure
  5. Solutions
  6. Chemical Energetics and Thermodynamics
  7. Chemical Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reaction and Electrochemistry
  9. Rates of Chemical Reaction and Chemical Kinetics
  10. Surface Chemistry
  11. Chemical Families Periodic properties
  12. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  13. Chemistry of Non-Metals – 1
  14. Chemistry of Non-Metals – 2
  15. Heavy metals
  16. Chemistry of Lighter Metals
  17. Chemistry of Representative Elements
  18. Transition metals including Lanthanides
  19. Co-ordination Chemistry and Organo Metallics
  20. Nuclear Chemistry
  21. Purification and characterisation of Organic Compounds
  22. Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  23. Hydrocarbons
  24. Organic compound Containing Halogens
  25. Organic compound containing Nitrogen
  26. Synthetic and Natural Polymers
  27. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  28. Biomolecules and Biological Process
  29. Chemistry In Action
  30. Environmental Chemistry
IMU CET Syllabus – Physics

Similar to class 12th Physics syllabus and therefore topics are listed below:
  1. Units and Measurement
  2. Description of Motion in One Dimension
  3. Description of motion in Two and Three Dimensions
  4. Laws of Motion
  5. Work, Energy and Power
  6. Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia
  7. Gravitation
  8. Solids and Fluids
  9. Oscillations
  10. Waves
  11. Heat and Thermodynamics
  12. Transference of Heat
  13. Electrostatics
  14. Current Electricity
  15. Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents
  16. Magnetic Effects of Currents
  17. Magneto statics
  18. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents.
  19. Ray Optics
  20. Wave Optics
  21. Electromagnetic Waves
  22. Electrons and Photons
  23. Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
  24. Solids and Semi-Conductors

IMU CET Syllabus – Mathematics

The mathematics syllabus is additionally supported class 12 level and therefore the syllabus is listed as follows:

  1. Sets, Relation and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers
  3. Matrix and Determinants
  4. Quadratic Equation
  5. Permutations and Combinations
  6. Mathematical Induction and It’s Application
  7. Binomial Theorem and It’s Application
  8. Sequence and Series
  9. Differential calculus
  10. Integral Calculus
  11. Differential Equations
  12. Two Dimensional geometry
  13. Three Dimensional Geometry
  14. Vector Algebra
  15. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  16. Probability
  17. Trigonometry
  18. Statistics
  19. Dynamics

Best books for IMU CET

IMU CET 2020 Physics



NCERT part 1&2 class 12th


Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma Vol 1 & 2


Understanding Physics series

D.C. Pandey

IMU CET 2020 Chemistry 



NCERT chemistry Part 1 and Part 2 for XII


Physical Chemistry by P.Bahadur


Organic Chemistry by Arihant (Theory & Paper)

O.P. Tandon

JEE Main Chemistry Previous year Papers


IMU CET 2020 Mathematics



Arihant Maths Series by S.K. Goyal for in-depth understanding and practice


IMU CET 2020 English



Wren and Martin for high school English

Wren and Martin


IMU CET 2020 cutoff

The cutoff for IMU CET exam depends on number of scholar applied, total seats, difficulty level of exam and lots of other factor.


 All the best!!

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