Common Entrance Tests for Admissions



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


This year's CET is scheduled to be held on 09th May 2015 from 2 pm to 5 pm.


No candidate shall be admitted to any Programme by an Affiliated Institute unless


(i) The Institute has valid provisional Affiliation for the programme from IMU and

(ii) The candidate has passed the IMU CET.


There will be a CET common to all UG programmes.



There will be a CET common to the 2 MBA programmes; another CET common to the 2 M.Tech programmes; and yet another CET for the programme.


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/Scheduled Tribe 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 Syllabi for the CETs for PG programmes will be as follows:


-         For the 2 MBAs -    i) Quantitative ability, ii)Data interpretation, iii) Verbal ability and iv) Logical reasoning


-         For the 2 M.Techs - English, General Knowledge, Aptitude, Mathematics and Engineering.



The questions will be of multiple choice type.


Candidates who are shortlisted based on CET scores 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 Institutes.



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.


Important Announcement: Computer-based (Online) CETs


The Indian Maritime University has switched over to Computer-based CETs on the pattern of IIT-JEE from 2014 onwards. The CETs for the August 2014 batch and for the February 2015 batch of DNS were conducted in this manner. The CETs for the August 2015 batch of admissions will also be Computer-based.


The following facilities have been made available:



-      Online Registration of Applicants with facility to upload photographs, scanned signatures and SBI challans and to download and print filled-in application in standard formats. For Online Registration, Applicants should visit the website of the Indian Maritime University at click on the CET 2015 hyperlink.


-      Facility for Applicants to download their Hall Tickets/Admit Cards with the name of the Test Venue indicated.


-     Automated e-mails/SMS 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.   




 Details of Computer-based CETs 2015


The Computer-based CETs for IMU's UG and PG programmes are scheduled to be held on 09th May 2015  Afternoon between 2 pm and 5 pm in a single shift.


They will be held simultaneously in the following 35 cities across India:


Agra Hyderabad Patna
Ahmedabad Jaipur Port Blair
Allahabad Jodhpur Pune
Bangalore Kanpur Raipur
Bhopal Kolkata Ranchi
Bhubaneswar Kota Shimla
Chandigarh Lucknow Siliguri
Chennai Meerut Srinagar
Cochin Mumbai Trivandrum
 Coimbatore  Muzaffurpur  Varanasi
Dehradun Nagpur  Visakhapatnam
Guwahati New Delhi  


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 cities, 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.




Important Dates for CET 2015



  Last date for Online Registration
22nd April 2015
  Hall Ticket can be downloaded
From 27th April 2015
Date of Computer-Based CETs
9th May 2015 between 2pm - 5pm
Date of Publication of Results
13th May 2015
Date(s) of Counselling for all UG & PG Programmes
20th May 2015 to 19th June 2015
  Certificate Verification
29th June 2015 to 24th July  2015
Date of Commencement of Programmes
3rd August 2015


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