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IMU CET 2018 will be conducted by Indian Maritime University for admission to various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes offered by IMU and its affiliated Institutes. The admission in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) is done on the basis of All India Common Entrance Tests conducted every year popularly known as IMU CET for the following courses mentioned below except for the BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce) which is the new course introduced by the IMU this year and this programme is exempted from IMU CET. IMU CET is done only for the admission in the courses mentioned below. 

  • B.Sc. Nautical Science  - 3 years
  • B.Sc. Ship Building and Repair-  3 years 
  • Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) 1 year leading to B.Sc. Nautical Science
  • BBA (Newly Introduced)-  The Indian Maritime University has introduced a new course i.e BBA (Logistics, Retailing and E-Commerce) from the academic year 2017-18 and there will be no CET for the admission in this programme. The candidates applying for the BBA programme also need to register. The details regarding the eligibility criteria, application fee and other details are available towards the end of this page.
  • MSc in Commercial Shipping and Logistics - (Newly Introduced, Candidates need not appear in IMU CET for admission in this programme )
  • M.Tech in Marine Technology and Management (Newly Introduced)

IMU CET 2018 Dates


Event Dates 2017 Dates 2018
IMU CET Online Application Begins 25 March 2017 March 2018
IMU CET Online Application Ends 8 May 2017 First Week of May 2018
IMU CET  Admit Card 12 May 2017 Second Week of May 2018
IMU CET Exam Date 27 May 2017
Fourth Week of May 2018
IMU CET Result 
31 May 2017 Fourth Week of May 2018
Counselling for UG, PG Programmes 2 June to 16 June 2017 First and Second Week of June 2018
IMU Secon List of Shortlisted Candidates
28 June 2017 Fourth Week of June 2018
Last date to apply for BBA Programme 16 June 2017 Third Week of June 2018
Certificate Verification 10 to 16 July 2017 Second Week of July 2018
Date of Commencement of
17 July 2017 Third Week of July 2018


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IMU CET Eligibility criteria

Age: The candidates must be minimum 17 years and not more than 25 as on 17 July 2018

Academic Qualification:

  • The Candidate who have passed Class 12 or equivalent in the first attempt. Candidate must have appeared in the qualifying exam on or after 1 August 2018.
  • Those appearing in Class 12 (Qualifying Exam) can also appear for IMU CET 2018 provided they appear in the Qualifying exam before 31 May 2018.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for IMU Admission in B.Sc/ B.Tech

Course  Minimum Aggregate Marks
in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Marks in English
DNS  leading to B Sc Nautical Science 60% 50%
B. Sc Nautical Science 60% 50%
B.Tech. Marine Engineering 60% 50%
(Ship Building and Repair)
50% 50%

In case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks. 

Course wise Eligibility requirement for Admission in IMU

The eligibility criteria required for the admission in various courses are different. Therefore, the candidates are suggested to go through the eligibility criteria of the course they are opting for before filling the application form. The criteria for the different courses are given below.

For DNS B.Sc Nautical Science & B.Sc Maritime Science

  • Candidates who will be selected for DNS, B.Sc. (Nautical Science) & B.Sc. (Maritime Science) Should have a 6/6 (normal) in each eye.They are not allowed to wear glasses.
  • Admissions to Diploma in Nautical Science leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science) programme in IMU Affiliated Institutes is open only to "sponsored candidates" i.e. candidates sponsored by Ship Owning or Managing Companies who qualify in IMU’s CET for UG programmes.
  • A Diploma in Nautical Science calls for minimum 60% secured as aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Electronics and Mathematics in Class 12 or equivalent.
  • Only unmarried candidates are eligible to apply for DNS, B.Sc (Nautical Science) and B.Sc (Maritime Science).

For B.Tech Courses

  • Candidates joining B.Tech.(Marine Engineering) Degree course, distance vision (unaided 0.5 (6/12) in each eye or 0.67 (6/9) in better eye and 0.33 (6/18) in another eye. Normal colour vision shall be tested by Ishihara test chart.
  • For candidates joining T.S. Chanakya, MERI, Mumbai and MERI, Kolkata their eyesight standard should conform to the New Entry Standard as per Mercantile Marine Department of Government of India.

For BBA ((Logistics, Retailing and ECommerce)

  • The candidates should have passed 10+2/ equivalent with minimum 60% of aggregate marks in any stream and with the minimum of 50% marks in English subject in Class 10/ 12 examinations.
  • The percentage of the aggregate marks will be calculated by considering the marks scored in English subject plus the marks scored in the major subjects. However, the other languages will not be included in this calculation.
  • In case of SC/ST candidates there will be a 5% relaxation in eligibility marks; however, it will not apply to English marks

IMU CET Application form and Admit Card

The candidates will be able to apply for IMU CET 2018 ONLY online. There is no offline process of filling the IMU CET 2018 Application Form. Candidates may apply through online mode by visiting the official website. Candidates have to keep a soft copy of their digital photo, signature and Class 10 Mark Sheet ready before they start filling the IMU CET 2018 application form. 

The Applicants can give 3 preferences for the cities where they wish to take the CET while registering online. IMU CET 2018 Application Form has to be filled in two stages.  The Online Registration Process will be considered complete in all respects only when both the stages have been done correctly. Once the payment details have been updated the Online Registration Process is complete then no further editing will be possible. 

  • Stage 1: Furnish all the details in the Application Form.
  • Stage 2: Candidates have to pay the IMU CET 2018 Application Fees Online.

IMU CET 2018 Application Form

IMU CET 2018 Admit Card

The IMU CET admit card will be available in May 2018 and the candidates who have successfully filled the application form will be able to download the admit card.Candidates will also get automated notification via SMS or Email regarding the availability of the IMU CET Admit Card 2018.

They need to log in to their account using the Application Number or User id and Password. The complete details regarding the IMU CET Admit Card will be available on the link given below. The candidates are suggested to follow the link given below.

IMU CET Admit Card - Download Here


The application fee for the courses offered through IMU CET and BBA (Logistics, Retailing and ECommerce) is different.The fee has to be paid through online mode only that is credit card/debit card/net banking. The Application fee once paid by the candidates is non-refundable. The candidates can also check the Annual Course Fee structure 2018 on this page below.

IMU Application Fee for B.Tech/ B.Sc/ BBA

Particulars General Category Reserved Category
B.Tech/ B.Sc Rs. 1000 Rs. 700
BBA Rs. 200 Rs. 140


IMU Annual Fee Structure for B.Sc/ B.Tech and BBA


Annual Fees Structure of  DNS Course leading to B.Sc. (Nautical Science)/ B.Sc. (Nautical Science) / B.Sc. (Maritime Science) programme: 


Total Fees for an Academic Year 

B.Sc. (Nautical Science)
& B.Sc. (Maritime Science) 

Rs. 2,25,000

B.Tech (Marine Engineering)

Rs. 2,25,000

B.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)

Rs. 2,25,000


Fees for this programme will be intimated shortly

IMU CET Result and Counselling

IMU CET result will be declared after the successful conduct of the exam at the official website of Indian Maritime University. Once the result gets declared, the same will be available on this page. The candidates need to keep themselves updated on the official website of the motachashma for all the latest updates regarding the IMU CET result.

After the declaration of the IMU CET result, the selection process for the admission in the university will be started and the candidates will be selected on the basis of the selection criteria. The important information regarding the same is given below.

  • Physical Fitness Test: As per the guidelines laid down by the Director General of Shipping, Mumbai all the candidates need to clear the physical fitness test which is essential for admission.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate: The prospective candidates are required to produce a medical fitness certificate in the prescribed format issued by a Medical Officer approved by Directorate General of Shipping
  • All the desirous candidates who wish to join these courses are advised to apply for Passport before taking admission.

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IMU CET 2018 Counselling

The shortlisted candidates will be called for Counselling at designated IMU Campus(es) and will involve verification of original mark sheets and certificates, physical fitness clearance, and allotment of seats in the IMU Campuses or Affiliated Institute

IMU counselling will be done in online mode, the candidate need not have to be physically present for the counselling. Online counselling will be done for allotment of seats in IMU campuses only.  To get the complete information, the candidates are suggested to follow the link below.

Know about IMU Counselling

IMU CET Exam pattern

  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, English, General Knowledge and Aptitude at Plus 2 level (CBSE, ISE and State Boards).
  • Type of Question: Multiple Choice Question
  • Total number of questions: 200

IMU CET 2018 question paper will be multiple choice type with four options to choose from, out of which only one is the correct answer. The list of the subjects and the marks distribution for each subject is given in the table below.











General Aptitude





IMU CET 2018 Syllabus

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, English, General Knowledge and Aptitude at Plus 2 level (CBSE, ISE and State Boards).

IMU CET 2017 Syllabus:

IMU CET Important details

IMU CET 2018 will be conducted in 35 centres across the country. Until the last year, the IMU CET was conducted in 34 centres. From this year, one more centre is now added by the Indian Maritime University. The IMU CET exam will be conducted in 35 centres. The name of the centres is given in the table below.

IMU CET Test Centres




































New Delhi



Reservation of Seats in Indian Maritime University

Category Percentage of Reserved Seats
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
Disabled Candidates 3%


Merchant Navy Courses in India 

IMU CET Status of Admission

Number of Registered Candidates

The total number of candidates who registered for IMU CET in the year 2016-17 increased to 22, 495 while it was 16,694 in 2015 and 14,751 in 2014. The total number of registered candidates increased by the following manner in the three consecutive years:

  • 2014- 1603
  • 2015-1966
  • 2016-2977

Total Number of Students admitted to IMU Campuses for UG programmes

Total Number of Students admitted to IMU Campuses for UG programmes

IMU CET Brochure 2017 - Click Here

IMU CET Contact

Indian Maritime University,
East Coast Road,
Uthandi, Chennai – 600119
Tel: +91 (44) 2453 0343 / 345 
VC's Office Fax: +91 (44) 2453 0335
Registrar's Office Fax: +91 (44) 2453 1084

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