IMU CET 2021: DNS February Batch – Rank Card (Out), Result, Login, Syllabus

IMU CET 2021 – IMU Rank card of online proctored CET for DNS course is available now. IMU CET 2021 Rank card can be download online at Indian Maritime University was conducted Common Entrance Test (IMU CET) on 13th March, for admission to DNS programmes. In the current pandemic situation, the university conducts IMU CET as an online entrance test in batches to maintain social distancing. IMU was established in 2008 under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India with its headquarters in Chennai. Through the IMU CET exam, candidates are offered admission to various courses like B.Tech, B.Sc, BBA, B.Sc, DNS, M.Tech, MBA, M.Sc, etc. Interested candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria. Candidates can get complete details of IMU CET 2021 including exam date, application form, syllabus, pattern, how to apply, courses here.

IMU CET DNS February 2021

IMU CET campuses are located in Cochin, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Visakhapatnam. The Institute conducts the DNS entrance test in the CBT mode. However, after the pandemic, the upcoming exam is conducted in the online proctored mode.

Latest – IMU CET 2021 Rank Card for DNS Programme February session is out. Check Here

Latest – IMU CET 2021 Result for DNS Programme February session has published. Check Here

The IMU CET DNS February 2021 information brochure is out. Download Here

IMU CET Result 2021

The exam conducting body has released the IMU CET Result online at Applicants can check their results by downloading the rank list PDF. The result shows the qualification status of the candidates. The result is sent to the candidates through SMS and email.

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test Admission Dates 

Important dates to note for IMU CET DNS February 2021 are as follows.

Starting date of online registration10 Feb 2021
Closing date of online registration28 Feb 2021
Downloading hall tickets04 Mar 2021
IMU CET Exam date13 Mar 2021
Date of publication of the result on the website22 Mar 2021
Issue of Rank Card26 Mar 2021
Commencement of Academic Session01 Apr 2021

Download IMU CET Model Papers

About the Indian Maritime University

The Indian Maritime University also called IMU was established on 14th November 2008 as teaching-cum-affiliating university. It has its headquarters in Chennai. The university offers maritime studies, training, and research. It mainly focuses on areas like oceanography, environmental studies, maritime history, and laws, maritime security, transportation of dangerous cargo, and other related fields. It also has 18 affiliated universities under it.

List of the Campus and Institutes under IMU

Navi Mumbai CampusTraining Ship Chanakya
Mumbai Port CampusLal Bahadur Shashtri College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research and Marine Engineering Research Institute
Kolkata CampusMarine Engineering Research Institute and Indian Institute of Port Management
Visakhapatnam CampusThe National Ship Design and Research Centre
Chennai CampusNational Maritime Academy
Kochi Campus was established in 2009

Programmes Offered by the Institute

The following courses are offered by the Indian Maritime University at its own campus and affiliated campus. Candidates can check the list below of the course details offered by the campus. 

Undergraduate Course ProgramsPostgraduate Course ProgramsPostgraduate Diploma ProgramsResearch Programs
B.Tech (Marine Engineering)M.Tech (Marine Engineering and Management)1-Year PGDME conducted at Mumbai Port CampusPhD and M.S (Research)
B.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)M.Tech (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering)
B.Sc (Nautical Science)M.Tech (Dredging and Harbour Engineering)
BBA (Logistics, Retailing, and E-Commerce)MBA (Port and Shipping Management)
B.Sc (Ship Building and Repair). This course program is offered by only one affiliated institute.MBA (International Transportation and Logistics Management)
1 Year Diploma in Nautical Sciences (DNS)M.Sc in Commercial Shipping and Logistics

Eligibility Criteria for IMU CET 2021

The eligibility criteria are the most important factor in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Candidates who are willing to apply must check the eligibility criteria. The criteria include the age limit, educational qualifications, physical fitness, eye-sight etc. Hence, the applicants can check the eligibility criteria for all the courses below.

Under the Nautical Sciences program, two courses are offered- 3-Year B.Sc Nautical Science, and 1-Year DNS Programme (2 batches, August and February of every year). The B.Sc Nautical Sciences courses are offered in Chennai, Navi Mumbai, and Cochin campus. DNS programme is offered in Navi Mumbai and Chennai campus. 

Common Eligibility Criteria

  • Only unmarried candidates are eligible for DNS and B.Sc (Nautical Science).
  • Candidates must have a passport. The name must be the same as given in the 10th class certificate.

Age-Limit Criteria

  • The minimum age of the candidate (general category) and lateral entry is 18 years and the maximum age of the candidate is 25 years as on 5th October 2021.
  • Age relaxation of 5 years is applicable for SC/ST category.

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates have to score a minimum of 60% marks in PCM in 10th and 12th examination. The minimum passing marks in English subject must be 50% marks.
  • 5% relaxation is applicable in the eligibility marks for SC/ST category. It is not applied for English marks.
  • However, 5% relaxation is applicable in English for the native candidates of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar islands (who belong to SC/ST category).

Candidates must note that the above age and educational qualification criteria are applicable for the following programmes: School of Nautical Sciences, School of Marine Engineering and Technology, School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, School of Maritime Management.

IMU CET BBA Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for the BBA Course is entirely different than other courses. The admission of the applicants is not through the Common Entrance Test. The selection of the candidates is done based on the merit scores.

  • Candidates must have passed 12th class exam from a recognized Board/University. They have to upload their mark sheet while filling the application form.
  •  Applicants who are waiting for their 12th class results can edit the marks and upload the scanned copy of the mark sheet later. While registering, they have to select the “Awaiting Results” option.
  • Candidates who have applied for BBA and are also interested in other UG Programs have to fill the separate application form and pay fees separately.

IMU CET Postgraduate Eligibility Criteria

IMU offers postgraduate courses under the following schools- School of Marine Engineering and Technology, School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, School of Maritime Management and School of Nautical Sciences. 

Age Criteria

  • There is no age restriction to apply for IMU CET PG Courses. However, the age limit for PGDME course is 28 years with an age relaxation of 3 years for OBC, 5 years for SC/ST, and additional 2 years for female candidates.
  • Candidates must be an engineering graduate in Mechanical/Civil/Marine/Naval Architecture with a minimum qualifying mark of 60% marks.
  • 5% age relaxation is applicable for the reserved category candidates.
  • Candidates who have qualified GATE/GRE are exempted from IMU-CET 2021. These applicants are considered for admissions against residuary seats.

IMU CET MBA Eligibility Criteria

The School of Maritime Management offers two courses- MBA Programme in Port and Shipping Management and International Transportation and Logistics Management. The eligibility criteria are as follows-

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks from a recognized university.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in English subject must be 50% in 10th, 12th, and UG Degree.
  • There is no age restriction.
  • 5% relaxation is applicable to the eligibility marks. However, it is not applicable to English subjects.

Medical Fitness (Physical Fitness, EyeSight) Criteria

Candidates who are willing to take admissions in DNS, B.Sc Nautical Sciences, B.Tech in Marine Engineering and PGDME must be physically fit and must satisfy all the requirements as specified by the authority. Whereas, candidates seeking admission for Non-Marine programmes have to submit a Physical Fitness Certificate from a registered medical practitioner.

IMU CET Application Form 2021

The registration process for IMU CET 2021 begins from February 10, 2021. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria are eligible to fill the application form. The mode of filling and submitting the application form is online. The university releases separate application form for the BBA and UG and PG Courses. Candidates who submit the IMU B.Tech/BBA application form successfully can appear the entrance test. 

How to Apply for IMU CET 2021?

The step by step process to fill the IMU CET entrance application form are as follows-

  • Candidates have to first visit the official website and click on the application link. 
  • New candidates have to register first. For the registration process, the applicants have to provide their basic details such name, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail id etc.
  • After the completion of the registration, the applicant receives a registered user id and password. Now, they have login using the credentials to complete the rest of the details. 
  • Fill in the other details such as personal, educational details, etc.
  • Candidates can select upto three exam centre preferences in the application form.
  • After filling all the details, upload the photograph and signature. The photo must be taken on or after 1st January 2021. It should have the name and date of birth at the bottom section of the photograph. 
  • Then candidates have to make the payment of the application form and submit it.

Application Fees of IMU CET 2021

The application fees of BBA application form and UG/PG form is different. Candidates who have applied for BBA but are interested to apply for B.Tech or M.Tech programs have to fill the separate application form. The fee costs (as per last year’s data) are provided below. 

  • The application fee cost for UG (B.Tech) and PG courses is Rs 1000/- for General, OBC-NCL candidates. SC/ST candidates have to pay Rs 700/- for registration.
  • The registration fees for BBA admission is Rs 200/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs 140 for SC/ST applicants.

The application fees are non-refundable and have to be paid online through Internet banking, credit or debit card. 

Exam Pattern of IMU B.Tech CET

Candidates who are appearing the exam must check the exam pattern of the Indian Maritime University. The exam pattern is different for UG, MBA, and PG Courses. Candidates can check last year’s exam pattern below. 

IMU CET Exam Pattern for UG Programmes

  • The mode of the exam is online.
  • The exam time duration of the exam is 3 hours.
  • The questions are asked in the English language.
  • A total of 200 MCQs are asked in the exam.
  • Each question carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking.
  • The question paper is divided into six sections- Maths (50 questions), Physics (50 questions), Chemistry (25 questions), English (25 questions), GK (25 questions), and General Aptitude (25 questions). 

IMU CET MBA Exam Pattern 2021

  • The mode of the exam is online.
  • A total of 120 questions are asked in the examination.
  • The questions are asked in the English language.
  • Total marks of the question paper are 120 marks.
  • Each question carries 1 mark. There is no negative marking.

IMU CET M.Tech Courses Exam Pattern

  • A total of 120 questions are asked in the examination.
  • The mode of the exam is online.
  • The questions are asked in the English language.
  • Total marks of the question paper are 120 marks.
  • Each question carries 1 mark. There is no negative marking.

Online Proctored Test Features

The selection test is conducted in the online proctored method due to the pandemic situation. In an online proctored test, candidates can take the test from their home using a computer with a webcam and good internet connectivity. Check out some of the most important features of the test below.

  • Test Timing – 11.00 AM to 02.00 PM
  • Number of Questions – 200
  • Type of Questions – MCQ
  • No negative marking
  • No other device except desktop/laptop is allowed.
  • Headphone are not permitted. Candidates must have facilities of speaker with their device.

Syllabus of IMU B.Tech/ M.Tech/MBA CET 2021

The conducting body releases the complete syllabus along with the IMU CET 2021 Information Brochure. Candidates can check the subjects and topics of the entrance test below.

Undergraduate Syllabus of IMU Entrance Test

Questions are asked from English, General Aptitude, Physics, Chemistry, and Maths at Class 12th level. 

EnglishSynonyms and AntonymsParts of speechIdioms and PhrasesTensesComprehension passages
General Aptitude and ReasoningMixture and allegationPipes and cisternNumerical computationAlgebraClocks and calendarTime and distanceHeights and distanceData interpretationCritical reasoningWord groupsStructural analysisOdd man outBoats and StreamsAnalytical reasoningRatioAbstract reasoning 
General KnowledgeBasic GK QuestionsCurrent affairs
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics12th standard level questions

Syllabus of IMU MBA CET and M.Sc

The syllabus of IMU MBA CET and M.Sc Entrance Test is as follows-

  • Quantitative ability
  • Data interpretation
  • Verbal ability and
  • Logical Reasoning

Indian Marine Institute CET M.Tech Syllabus

The entrance test syllabus of M.Tech Common Entrance Test is as follows-

  • Logical reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • Questions from the respective course you have applied for- Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

IMU CET 2021 Online Proctored Test Features

In 2021, the IM CET for admission to DNS in IMU affiliated maritime institutes is being conducted as an online proctored test. Candidates can check out the key features in the table below.

Exam Date13 Mar 2021 (Saturday)
Exam Timings11.00 AM to 02.00 PM
No. of Questions200
Type of QuestionsAll objective
Negative markingNot applicable
Duration3 hours
System RequirementsDesktop/Laptop with internet connection, speaker & webcam

IMU CET Admit Card 2021

IMU CET Admit Card releases a week before the date of the exam. Candidates who are appearing the entrance test have to download the admit card from the official website. The admit card can be downloaded online only. To download the hall ticket, the applicants have to enter the application number and password. The admit card carries complete details of the exam and the candidate.

How to download the IMU CET Hall Ticket?

The step by step process to check to download the hall ticket is as follows-

  • Candidates have to first visit the official website of the
  • Then click on the hall ticket link available on the homepage.
  • Enter the application number and password and submit.
  • The hall ticket is then displayed on the screen.
  • Check all the details carefully and download the exam admit card. 
  • Take the printout of the hall ticket. 

IMU Counselling 2021

The university conducts the counselling process soon after the release of the result. The counselling is conducted online in two phases to offer admission to its six campuses. 

  • In the first phase, the conducting body releases a rank certificate on the portal. Candidates whose name is on the rank list have to select the programmes, and register themselves by paying a counselling fee of Rs 10,000/-.
  • In the phase II counselling process, based on the rank, social category of the applicant, and availability of the seats, the candidates are allotted seats.
  • After the allotment of the seats, the candidates have to pay a program fee of Rs 25,000 (non-refundable).
  • Candidates who confirm their seats are issued with a Provisional Allotment Letter which has to be produced along with mark sheets, certificates etc. at the time of verification.
  • Candidates can select as many choices they want at the time of counselling registration.

Counselling Schedule of IMU Campus (for all programmes) except BBA

EventsTentative Schedule
Starting date of counselling online registration1st week September 2021
Last date of registration2nd week of September 2021
List of the first selected candidate’s list3rd week of September 2021
Last date to make the payment online
Release on the second list of selected candidates
Release of the 2nd candidate’s list
Deadline of online payment
Release of the third list of selected candidates 
Deadline of online fee payment
Certificate verification for admission of students in affiliated institutes
Certificate verification and Biometric verification for IMU Campuses
Biometric verification for admission of applicants in affiliated institutes
Date of commencement of programmes (subject to the availability of classes in the view of the exams)

Reservation of Seats in IMU Campus

The reservation of the seats for the candidates in Indian Maritime University is as follows-

CategoryReservation of the seats
Scheduled caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
General EWS10%
  • 5% of the seats are reserved for the PWD candidates in BBA programmes.
  • There is a reservation of the seats in UG Courses in IMU campuses for the students from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Minicoy islands, eight North-Eastern States (including Sikkim) and Jammu and Kashmir termed as “Special States”
Andaman and Nicobar Islands20 seats
Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands10 seats
Eight North Eastern States (including Sikkim)40 seats
Jammu and Kashmir10 seats

The allocation of the seats from the above mentioned “Special States” is done after the release of the second list based on the residual seats.

IMU CET Affiliated Institutes

The affiliated institutes of Indian Maritime University are-

Name of the instituteLocation 
Anglo-Eastern Maritime AcademyMumbai
Applied Research InternationalNew Delhi
Coimbatore Marine CollegeCoimbatore
College of Ship TechnologyPalakkad
Dr. B R Ambedkar Institute of TechnologyPort Blair
Euro Tech Maritime AcademyCochin
HIMT CollegeChennai
International Maritime InstituteNew Delhi
MMTI’S Education & Research TrustMumbai
Park Maritime AcademyCoimbatore
Maritime Training InstituteSCI (Mumbai)
Maritime Training Institute(SCI) Tuticorin
RL Institute of Nautical SciencesMadurai
Samundra Institute of Maritime StudiesMumbai
Sriram Institute of Marine StudiesNew Delhi
Southern Academy of Maritime StudiesChennai
The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime StudiesMumbai
Tolani Maritime InstitutePune
Training Ship RehmanMumbai
Vishwakarma Maritime InstitutePune
Yak Education TrustMumbai

So, these are the complete details regarding the IMU CET 2021. For any queries, candidates can contact at

Admission Notification for DNS Programme February 2021 – Download PDF Here


Q 1: When does the Indian Maritime University release the application form?

Ans: The university releases the application form on February 10, 2021

Q 2: What is the mode of the IMU B.Tech application form?

Ans: Candidates have to fill the application form online only.

Q 3: What is the selection procedure of the IMU CET?

Ans: Applicants are selected based on the common entrance test marks.

Q 4: What is the age eligibility criteria of IMU 2021 CET?

Ans: The minimum age of the candidate (general category) and lateral entry is 18 years and the maximum age of the candidate is 25 years as on 5th October 2021.

Q 5: What is the mode of the counselling?

Ans: The mode of the counselling is online. Candidates have to register and submit the choices as per their preferences.

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