Common Entrance Tests for Admission in IMU

Common Entrance Tests for Admission in IMU

Common entrance Tests for Admission in IMU

IMU currently offers various UG programmes i.e. School of Nautical Studies, School of Marine Engineering , School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering. Only unmarried applicants are eligible to apply for DNS, B.Sc [Nautical Science] and B.Sc [Maritime Science].  Applicants desirous of joining these courses are advised to apply for Passport before taking admission.

Common Entrance Tests for Admission

All admissions to the various UG and PG candidates of the IMU and its Affiliated Institutes will be through All-India Online Common Entrance Tests (CETs).

There will be a CET common to all UG candidates. There will be a CET common to the 2 MBA programmes; another CET common to the 2 M.Tech programmes.

The results of the CETs are valid for the particular Academic session only.

Application Fee is RS. 1000 for General candidates and Rs. 700 for Scheduled Caste [SC] /Scheduled Tribe [ST] candidates.

The Syllabus for CET for UG programmes will be Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, English, General Knowledge and Aptitude at Plus 2 level (CBSE, ISE and State Boards).

The Syllabus for the CET for the 2 MBA programmes to be follows as:- Quantitative ability, Data interpretation, Verbal ability and Logical reasoning.

The Syllabus for the CET for the 2 M.Tech programmes to be follows as:- English, General Knowledge, Aptitude, Mathematics and General Engineering.

The questions will be of multiple choice type. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Candidates who are shortlisted based on CET scores will be required to register for Online Counseling for allotment of seats to the various Programmes of IMU Campuses and will be followed by verification of original mark sheets and certificates, physical fitness clearance, etc.

From this onwards online counseling will be limited to admissions in to IMU Campuses only. Affiliated Institutes will not be included for the process of online Counseling. Students who have cleared the CET and are desirous of seeking admissions to Affiliated Institutes may approach the Institutes directly.

N.B Admissions to Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Applied Nautical Science) programme in Affiliated Institutes are open only to [sponsored candidates], i.e. candidates sponsored by Ship Owning or Managing Companies who qualify in IMU’s CET for UG programmes.

Salient features of IMU’s Online CETs

The Indian Maritime University has been conducting Online CETs from 2014 onwards. All the stages from application to publication of results are now online.

There are some facility has been available

  • Online Registration of Applicants with facility to upload photographs, scanned signatures, scanned copy of the 10th Std Mark sheet as proof of Date of Birth and scanned copy of the SC/ST certificate where applicable. The candidates will be able to make payment for the Registration Fees Online and download and print the filled-in application in standard formats. For Online Registration, applicants should visit the website of the Indian Maritime University at and click on the CET hyperlink.
  • Facility for applicants to download their Hall Tickets/Admit Cards with the name of the Test Venue indicated.
  • Automated e-mails/SMS will be sent to every registered applicant on successful registration of Application, uploading of Hall Ticket, publication of results, etc.
  • Evaluation of answers and publication of CET results within 5 days.

Candidates are requested to visit IMU’s website periodically to keep track of new announcements and changes if any. IMU shall not be responsible if any candidate is put to hardship because he did not keep himself abreast of the latest developments.

The Computer-based CETs for IMU’s UG and PG programmes will be held simultaneously in the following 34 cities across India:-

GuwahatiNew Delhi


Note: For Candidates native to Andaman & Nicobar Islands or domiciled there for at least five years, a separate CET for UG programmes only will be conducted by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration on behalf of IMU. Candidates desirous of joining MBA/M.Tech programmes must apply online for IMU’s CETs. The Applicants can give 3 preferences for the cities where they wish to take the CET while registering online.

While every effort will be made to accommodate an Applicant within his 3 preferred cities, the IMU reserves the right to divert Applicants to the nearest cities if sufficient number of candidates are not forthcoming in certain cities and also if there are too many candidates for a particular city. If there is a large number of applicants for certain a city, the IMU/Service Provider may arrange multiple Test Venues in such cities.

The name and address of the Test Venue will be indicated on the Hall Ticket/Admit Card and Applicants are requested to be present at the Test Venue at least 30 minutes before the time of commencement of the CETs.


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