IMU-CET 2024: Your Complete Guide to the Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test

8 February, 2023

IMU-CET 2024: Your Complete Guide to the Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on IMU-CET 2024, the Common Entrance Test conducted by the Indian Maritime University. If you aspire to pursue a career in the maritime industry, IMU-CET is a crucial step towards realizing your dreams. In this blog, we will provide you with all the essential information, preparation strategies, and expert tips to help you excel in this highly competitive entrance exam. From understanding the exam structure and syllabus to effective study techniques and recommended resources, we have got you covered. Whether you are aiming for a career in marine engineering, nautical science, or other maritime disciplines, our guide will navigate you through the intricacies of IMU-CET 2024 and empower you to achieve success. Join us as we embark on this enlightening journey towards securing your place in the Indian Maritime University and fulfilling your aspirations in the captivating world of maritime professions.

What is the merchant navy?

The merchant navy is the backbone of a country’s international trade as well as its import-export business. To transport and deliver commodities from one country to another, merchant navy ships employ a large number of people every year. 

To learn more visit: What is Merchant Navy: Career, Scope & High Salary Jobs in India

Difference Between Indian Navy, Merchant Navy & Coast Guard?

A lot of people who wish to make a career at sea often get confused between these three fields. However, there is a huge difference in these fields.

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What is DG Shipping?

The Directorate General of Shipping, a department within the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways of the Government of India, handles all administrative things like the development of the shipping industry, maritime education and training, and other related topics. 

To learn more visit: DG Shipping Official Website

How to join the Merchant Navy after the 12th?

The Merchant Navy is a glamorous and exotic career option for people who wish to join the Merchant Navy after completing 12th,Courses to join the Merchant Navy after 12th:

  • Diploma in Nautical Science
  • B.Sc in Nautical Science 
  • B.Tech in Marine Engineering 

To learn in detail about these courses and the process to apply in a DG Approved Academies:,

Visit this link: Merchant Navy after 12th

What is IMU-CET 2024?

IMU-CET is a computer-based  entrance examination conducted by Indian Maritime University which is mandatory for students who want to take admission in UG and PG Maritime Courses in India.

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Indian Maritime University (IMU) Campuses Counselling Dates & other details

Indian Maritime University (IMU) Campuses and other Details are mentioned below.

For IMU CET 2024 counseling, candidates will be allotted seats based on their ranks, preferences, and seat availability. Continue reading to find out more about IMU CET Counseling 2024.

Start of counseling registration –                                 June -2024
Final date to register for counseling –                         July-2024
Release of first admission list –                                   July-2024
Last date for acceptance of allotted seat –                  July-2024
Certificates Verification                                              July-2024
Release of second admission list                               July-2024
Last date for acceptance of allotted seat                    July-2024
Release of third admission list                                Aug-2024
Last date for acceptance of allotted seat                      Aug-2024
Release of upgradation list                                           Aug-2024
Registration for spot round                                        Aug-2024
Certificate verification                                                Sept-2024
Spot Round                                                                Sept-2024

Check if you are Eligible for IMU-CET 2024

This eligibility checker will help you find out if you are eligible for IMU-CET 2024 or any other course to join the merchant navy where IMU-CET is not mandatory. For example read: Merchant Navy courses after the 10th

What is Sponsorship?

Sponsorship in the Merchant Navy means that you have been promised by a company that upon completion of your pre-sea training you will be trained on-board their ship and provided placement where you are also entitled to receive a stipend during your training period.

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What are psychometric tests?

Psychometric tests examine the theories and methods for evaluating personality characteristics and cognitive function using various tests, measures, and models.

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Psychometric Tests Preparatory Content 

  • Introduction to Psychometric Test:
  • WAT (Word Association Test):
  • TAT / PPT (Thematic Apperception Test/ Picture Perception Test):
  • SRT (Situation Reaction Test):
  • Non-Verbal Communication:
  • SD (Self-Descriptive Test):

D.G Approved Academies in India 

When a student is applying for a course, whether it is for the Merchant Navy or any other field, it is very important for him/her to choose the right college.

Here is a list of academies you can apply to after clearing your IMU-CET exam. Remember, you need to apply to these academies simultaneously when you are applying for IMU-CET 2024.

Diploma in Nautical Science

Diploma in Nautical Science is an Indian Maritime University (IMU) affiliated Pre-Sea Training program, certified by DG Shipping, This 1 year course of Pre-Sea Training divided into 2 semesters, each of 6 months. 

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B.Sc in Nautical Science

B.Sc, in Nautical Science is a three-year undergraduate program, approved by the DG Shipping, Ministry of Shipping (Government of India). After completing this course, the student can join a ship as a cadet.

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B.Tech in Marine Engineering  

B.Tech. in Marine Engineering is a 4-year degree course that leads to a Class IV Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency awarded by the Ministry of Shipping (Government of India). This is a fully residential course comprising 8 semesters and includes training in Ship-in-Campus during the 7th semester. This course begins in August every year. 

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