IMUCET 2019 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2019 Notification

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Brief Summary

Exam Name Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As IMU CET
Organizing Authority Indian Maritime University
Official Website  http://imu.edu.in/index.php?prod_id=460
Exam Type University Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered Diploma, Engineering, Management Courses
Mode of Exam Computer based
Number of questions English- 25

General Knowledge- 25

General Aptitude- 25

Chemistry- 25

Mathematics- 50

Physics- 50

Section English, General Knowledge, General Aptitude, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Total Marks 200
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 3 hours
Eligibility Criteria Varies as per the course
Exam Date 2nd June 2018

What is IMUCET?

IMU CET stands for Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test. It is an entrance examination conducted by the Indian Maritime University, which was established in 2008. The examination is conducted for those candidates who seek admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the marine field at Indian Maritime University and its affiliated institutions.

IMU campuses are present in these cities:

  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Cochin

 Structure of IMUCET exam

IMU CET will be conducted as a computer-based examination. The examination will be conducted in the first week of June 2018 in selected cities of India. The test will be will be having questions from these papers:

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • General Aptitude
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

Questions: There will be 25 questions each in English, General Knowledge, General Aptitude, and Chemistry while Physics and Mathematics papers will consist of 50 questions each. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.

Marks: The questions will be of objective type consisting of four options with only one correct response. One mark will be given for a correct answer. There will be no negative marking for an incorrect response to a particular question.

Medium: The medium of the examination will be English only.

Following is the exam pattern for different papers of the examination:

Section No. of Questions Total Marks
English 25 25
General Knowledge 25 25
General Aptitude 25 25
Mathematics 50 50
Physics 50 50
Chemistry 25 25
Grand Total 200 200

IMUCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the laid down eligibility criteria for IMU CET 2018: –

  • The minimum age limit is 17 years.
  • The maximum age should not be greater than 25 years on or before 1st August 2018.
  • Candidates have to apply for a passport before seeking admission.
  • The candidates who are interested in taking admission in marine courses will have to obtain a medical certificate supporting their fitness by a doctor approved by Director General of Shipping.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible for IMU CET provided that they have to pass their qualifying examination by 31st May 2018.

Physical Fitness:

  • The candidates who are interested in taking admission in marine courses will have to obtain a medical certificate supporting their fitness by a doctor approved by Director General of Shipping.
  • Candidates must meet the fitness criteria laid down by DGS guidelines. Those candidates who are suffering from any type of disability will not be considered for admission in marine courses.

Eye Sight:

  • A good binocular vision is required.
  • The vision should be 6/6 (normal) in each eye separately.
  • Candidates who will opt for 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.
  • An applicant applying for DNS, B.Sc. (Nautical Science) & B.Sc. (Maritime Science) degree course should have a vision unaided 1.0 (6/6) in the better eye and 0.67 (6/9) in the other eye.

Eligibility Course Wise-

For Diploma in Nautical Sciences (DNS):

  • Candidates have to pass their 12th examination or an equivalent examination with minimum 60% marks with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their subjects.

Or

  • Candidates must be having B.Sc./B.Tech degree from an AICTE recognized university. B.Sc. students must be having a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics with Electronics and Physics as their subjects in one of the years.
  • In B.Sc./B.Tech the minimum percentage required is 50%.

For B.Sc:

  • Candidates have to pass their 10+2 or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their major subjects.
  • Minimum percentage required in PCM is 60%.
  • Candidates must be having at least 50% marks in English.

For B.Tech (Lateral Entry):

  • Candidates must be having a diploma in engineering.

For M.B.A:

  • Candidates have to past their bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum marks required for graduation is 50%.
  • At least 50% marks are required in English at 10th/12th/Graduation level.

For B.Tech:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination without any compartmental subjects.
  • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English has to be compulsory subjects.
  • A minimum of 60% marks is to be secured in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics whereas at least 50% marks is required in English.

For B.Tech:

  • Candidates have to pass their graduation from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of 60% marks is required in the qualifying examination.

SC/ST candidates will get a relaxation of 5% in terms of requirement of minimum percentage in the qualifying exam.

Application forms and submission procedure

Step-1: Candidates will have to register themselves online by visiting the official website of IMU CET. The registration will begin in the first week of April 2018 and will stay active until the second week of May 2018.

Step-2: Candidates are required to upload their scanned photograph, signature, 10th standard mark sheet photocopy and category certificate (SC/ST, if applicable) in the prescribed format.

Step-3: Candidates are expected to download and print the filled-in application in a standard format (preferably pdf). After the successful submission of the application form, a confirmation e-mail or SMS will be sent to the candidates.

Application Fee

The examination fees are Rs 1,000/- for general candidates. Candidates having SC/ST certificate are required to pay Rs 750/- as examination fees. The payment window will be available from the second week of April 2018 until the third week of May 2018. Applicants can pay the examination fees using either online or offline mode. Following are the available options for payment of fees:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking
  • E- Challan

The examination fee is non-refundable. In no case, the request for refund of examination fees will be considered by exam conducting body.

Here is the gist of the steps involved in online application:

  • Fill the online form with correct details by registering on the official website
  • Upload your recently clicked coloured passport sized photograph, signature, 10th standard mark sheet photocopy and category certificate (SC/ST, if applicable).
  • Complete the payment process by using a preferred mode.
  • Download the confirmation page with your application number on it.

Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website in the third week of May 2018. Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website regarding the same. They have to appear for the test at the specified test center only. In no case, the test city or the test venue will be changed for a candidate.

Candidates must be in possession of their application number in order to download the admit card. Admit card will not be mailed to the candidate or no separate communication will be done regarding this. Only those candidates who have successfully completed the payment process will be issued admit cards. No duplicate admit card will be issued in case the admit card is lost.

The admit card will bear the following information-

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Photograph
  • Test City
  • Test center address
  • Test timings along with the reporting time.

IMU CET is scheduled to be conducted in the 1st week of June 2018. The examination will be conducted only once. Hence, those candidates who don’t turn up for the examination will be automatically disqualified from the selection process.

Admission Procedure

After the successful completion of the test, a merit list will be released of shortlisted candidates by IMU. Successful candidates will then have to register themselves for online counselling. Online counselling will be conducted for IMU campuses only.

For admission in IMU affiliated institutes, the candidate has to himself/herself approach the institute. While attending the counselling procedure, candidates have to ensure that they are in possession of all the required documents. Following is the distribution of reserved seats:

Category Reservation
Scheduled Castes 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Physically Handicapped 3%

Candidates are expected to visit the website of the Institute for detailed information about the admission process.

Notification

The notification for IMU CET 2018 has not been released yet but last year i.e. in the year 2017, the Registration for both the UG and PG programs opened on the 25th of March. The registration went on until 8thMay 2017.

Syllabus

The syllabus and pattern for each CET vary according to the program one wishes to be admitted into. The following table indicates the syllabus.

Common Online CET for all UG Programmes [except BBA (Logistics, Retailing, and E-Commerce) programme] ·         No. of Questions – 200 multiple choice questions.

·         Syllabus – English, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics at Plus 2 level.

Common Online CET for the MBA (Port and Shipping Management), MBA (International Transportation and Logistics) and the M.Sc (Commercial Shipping and Logistics) programmes ·         No. of Questions – 120 multiple choice questions.

·         Syllabus – Quantitative ability, Data interpretation, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning.

Common Online CET for M.Tech (Marine Technology and Management), M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) and M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering) programmes ·         No. of Questions – 120 multiple choice questions.

·         Syllabus – English, Mathematics and one of Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering/Civil Engineering.

The questions in all the different CET’s will be of multiple choice type. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

IMUCET 2018 Important Dates

The dates for IMU CET 2018 have not been released but they will be similar and have the same time frame as IMU CET 2017.

Date of commencement of Online Registration In the last week of March 2018 [Last year: 25th March 2017]
Last date for Online Registration (except BBA program)  In the first/second week of May [Last year: 08th May 2017]
Hall Ticket will be available for download from In the second week of May [Last year: 12th May 2017]
Date for Computer Based CET In the last week of May 2018 [Last year: 27th May 2017]
Date for Publication of Results 31 st May 2017 In the last week of May 2018 [Last year: 31st May 2017]
Date(s) of Online Counselling for all UG & PG Programs In the first week of June 2018 [Last year: 02nd June 2017]
Last date for Online Registration for all UG & PG In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 16th June 2017]
Publication of First List of Selected Candidates In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 17th June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in First List In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 27th June 2017]
Publication Of Second List Of Selected Candidates In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 28th June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in Second List In the first week of July 2018 [Last year: 04th July 2017]
Certificate Verification In the second/third week of July [Last year: 10th July 2017 to 16th July 2017]
Date of Commencement of Programs In the last week of July 2018 [Last year: 17th July 2017]

The above dates are not for the BBA Program. The counseling process varies for the BBA Program.

List of IMUCET Examination Centres

Last year, the exam was conducted in 36 different cities and will mostly be conducted in the same cities again. Those cities are:

·         Agra

·         Guwahati

·         New Delhi

·         Ahmedabad

·         Hyderabad

·         Noida

·         Allahabad

·         Jaipur

·         Patna

·         Bangalore

·         Kanpur

·         Pune

·         Bhopal

·         Kolkata

·         Dehradun

·         Muzaffarpur

·         Varanasi

·         Faridabad

·         Raipur

·         Bhubaneswar

·         Kota

·         Ranchi

·         Chandigarh

·         Lucknow

·         Shimla

·         Chennai

·         Madurai

·         Siliguri

·         Cochin

·         Meerut

·         Srinagar

·         Coimbatore

·         Mumbai

·         Trivandrum

·          Nagpur

·         Visakhapatnam

Contact Details

The Contact Details for the Indian Maritime University in Chennai is as follows:

Address:

Indian Maritime University
East Coast Road, Uthandi
Chennai – 600119

Telephone Number: +91 (44) 2453 0343 / 345

Fax: (044) 24530342

Email: [email protected]

To contact the other campuses,

IMU Kochi Campus
(Located on NH47- A),
Near Alexander Parambithara Bridge,
Willingdon Island-South end,
Reclamation Area.
Kochi- 682003Telephone Number:0484 2989404.
Email: [email protected] Management Block
Dept. of Maritime Management,
Bristow Road,
Willingdon Island,
Kochi- 682003

Telephone Number: 0484 2668641.

IMU Mumbai Campus
TS Chanakya
Karave, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai- 400706.
Telephone Number : (022) 27703876 / 27701935
Fax No.: (022) 27700398
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.imumumbai.comMERI, MUMBAI
Haybunder Road,
Mumbai- 400033.Telephone Number : (022) 23723577 / 23725987 / 23774261,
Fax No: (022) 23753151
Website: www.imumumbai.com

LBS, MUMBAI
Haybunder Road,
Mumbai- 400033.

Tel: (022) 23719932/35/36/40/41/44/46
Fax No.: (022)
Website: www.imumumbai.com

IMU Kolkata Campus
Marine Engineering & Research Institute
P 19, Taratalla Road,
Kolkata – 700 088.Telephone Number: (033) 2401 4673 / 76 & 78
Fax : (033) 2401 4333.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.merical.ac.inIndian Institute of Port Management
Subhas Bhavan,
2nd Floor, 40,
Circular Garden Beach Road,
Kolkata – 700 043.

Tel : (033) 2439 4123/4124
Fax : (033) 2439 7179 / 0097.

IMU Visakhapatnam Campus
NSDRC
Gandhigram,
Visakhapatnam – 530 005.Telephone Number: (0891) 257 8360 / 257 8364.
Fax : (0891) 257 7754.Email: [email protected]
Website: www.imuv.edu.in

List of colleges accepting IMUCET score

The India Maritime Universities located in 5 cities accept the IMU CET score [For respective UG and PG programs]. They are:

  • India Maritime University, Chennai
  • India Maritime University, Mumbai
  • India Maritime University, Cochin
  • India Maritime University, Vishakhapatnam
  • India Maritime University, Kolkata

Besides this, there are also affiliate institutes that accept these scores. But, the counseling procedure for these institutes varies from that of IMUs. There are a total of 24 such colleges. Some examples of these institutes are:

  • Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, Mumbai
  • Applied Research International, New Delhi
  • Coimbatore Marine College, Coimbatore
  • College of Ship Technology, Palakkad
  • B R Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Port Blair

IMUCET Results

Last year the IMU CET result was declared on the 31st of May, 2017. The dates for IMU CET 2018 are yet to be released but they will be around that time frame. The result can be obtained from the official website which is http://www.imu.edu.in/index.php?id=1.

Cut-Off

The Indian Maritime University does not declare any kind of cut off marks for admission to its various campuses. Rather, it just lets the candidate know whether they have qualified for admission or not. Hence there is a qualifying rank as opposed to qualifying mark.

But, each program in each campus has a varying cutoff after each list based on the category of the candidate.

The cut off for 2017-

Category Cut-off (Rank)
General Category 15924
OBC (NCL) Category 17008
SC Category 17830
ST Category 17802

Score Validity

The score from IMU CET is valid only for the duration of 1 year i.e. on appearing for IMU CET 2018 that score will only be valid for admission for the academic year 2018-2019.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The reservation for various programs across the IMU campuses is 15% of the total seats are reserved for eligible candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), 7.5% of Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% Seats are reserved for Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates belonging to Non- creamy layer (NCL).

Besides this, a regional reservation also exists. Some UG seats are reserved for candidates from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands, Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim) and Jammu & Kashmir.

A maximum number of seats reserved in a given Academic Year for the U.G Program across all the IMU Campuses should be as follows:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 20 seats
  • Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands – 10 seats
  • Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim) – 40 seats
  • Jammu and Kashmir – 10 seats

IMUCET 2018 Counselling Schedule

The counseling information for IMUCET 2018 hasn’t been released yet but it is likely to parallel the previous year’s schedule. The schedule for various UG and PG course (excluding BBA):

Date(s) of Online Counselling for all UG & PG Programs In the first week of June 2018 [Last year: 02nd June 2017]
Last date for Online Registration for all UG & PG In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 16th June 2017]
Publication of First List of Selected Candidates In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 17th June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in First List In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 27th June 2017]
Publication Of Second List Of Selected Candidates In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 28th June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in Second List In the first week of July 2018 [Last year: 04th July 2017]
Certificate Verification In the second/third week of July [Last year: 10th July 2017 to 16th July 2017]
Date of Commencement of Programs In the last week of July 2018 [Last year: 17th July 2017]

For BBA

Date of commencement of Online Registration In the last week of March 2018 [Last year: 25th March 2017]
Last date for Online Registration for BBA program In the first week of June 2018 [Last year: 6th June 2017]
Publication of First List of Selected Candidates In the second week of June 2018 [Last year: 9th June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in First List In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 19th June 2017]
Publication Of Second List Of Selected Candidates In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 20th June 2017]
Certificate Verification for First List of Selected Candidates and payment of Semester Fee. In the third week of June 2018 [Last year: 20th and 21st June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in Second List In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 23rd June 2017]
Publication of the third List (if any) In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 24th June 2017]
Deadline for Online Payment of Program Fee for candidates selected in the third List for BBA Program In the last week of June 2018 [Last year: 27th June 2017]
Certificate Verification for Second and Third list candidates In the last week of June [Last year: 28th June 2017 to 29th June 2017]
Date of Commencement of Programs In the last week of July 2018 [Last year: 17th July 2017]

Sample Paper

It is important to go through and solve previous year sample papers and model test papers. It not only gives you a way ahead but also makes you understand the pattern of questions.

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