IMUCET MBA Syllabus 2024: Download Latest Syllabus PDF

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test 2024 ( IMUCET )

Exam On: 8 Jun '24

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IMU CET 2024 Syllabus: Candidates can check here the IMU CET syllabus for IMU CET UG, PG, Diploma and PhD courses. IMU CET is held at the national level and in CBT mode. The syllabus of IMU CET is issued on the official website - To prepare for the IMU CET exam, candidates must know the syllabus. The questions in IMU CET are asked based on the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Maritime University. To attain familiarity with the CBT mode candidates are advised to take mock tests available on the IMU website. To understand the exam topics, download the IMU CET syllabus PDF below from this page. Download the IMU CET syllabus here and get useful preparation tips and recommended books for the exam here.

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IMU CET 2024 Syllabus for BSc (NS), BTech (ME), BTech (NAOE), DNS

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Electric Charges and Fields

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Current Electricity

Current Electricity

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Moving Charges and Magnetism

Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves

Electromagnetic Waves


Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Atoms and Nuclei



Electronic Devices

Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits





Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties - relative lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult's law, elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties, abnormal molecular mass, Van't Hoff factor.


Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity, variations of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch's Law, electrolysis and law of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell-electrolytic cells and Galvanic cells, lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, Nernst equation and its application to chemical cells, Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells, corrosion.

Chemical Kinetics

Rate of a reaction (Average and instantaneous), factors affecting rate of reaction: concentration, temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction, rate law and specific rate constant, integrated rate equations and half-life (only for zero and first order reactions), concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment). Activation energy, Arrhenius equation.

Surface Chemistry

Adsorption - physisorption and chemisorption, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis, homogenous and heterogenous activity and selectivity; enzyme catalysis colloidal state distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspension; lyophilic, lyophobic multi-molecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation, emulsion - types of emulsions.

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Principles and methods of extraction - concentration, oxidation, reduction - electrolytic method and refining; occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminum, copper, zinc and iron

p - Block Elements

Group 16 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, dioxygen: Preparation, Properties and uses, classification of Oxides, Ozone, Sulphur - allotropic forms; compounds of Sulphur: Preparation Properties and uses of Sulphur-dioxide, Sulphuric Acid: industrial process of manufacture, properties and uses; Oxoacids of Sulphur (Structures only).


Group 17 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens, Preparation, properties and uses of Chlorine and Hydrochloric acid, interhalogen compounds, Oxoacids of halogens (structures only).


Group 18 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses.

‘d’ and ‘f’ Block Elements

General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics of transition metals, general trends in properties of the first row transition metals - metallic character, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation, preparation and properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4.


Lanthanoids - Electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity and lanthanoid contraction and its consequences.


Actinoids - Electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanoids.

Coordination Compounds

Coordination compounds - Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds. Bonding, Werner's theory, VBT, and CFT; structure and stereoisomerism, importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative inclusion, extraction of metals and biological system).

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, optical rotation. Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (Directive influence of halogen in monosubstituted compounds only).


Uses and environmental effects of - dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT.

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only), identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols, mechanism of dehydration, uses with special reference to methanol and ethanol.


Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophillic substitution reactions, uses of phenols.


Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses.

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Aldehydes and Ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes, uses.


Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses.

Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines.


Cyanides and Isocyanides - will be mentioned at relevant places in text.


Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry


Carbohydrates - Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccahrides (glucose and fructose), D-L configuration oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen); Importance of carbohydrates.


Proteins -Elementary idea of - amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, structure of proteins - primary, secondary, tertiary structure and quaternary structures (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins; enzymes. Hormones - Elementary idea excluding structure.


Vitamins - Classification and functions.

Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA


Copolymerization, some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polythene, nylon polyesters, Bakelite, rubber. Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers

Chemistry in Everyday life

Chemicals in medicines - analgesics, tranquilizers antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.


Chemicals in food - preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants.Cleansing agents- soaps and detergents, cleansing action.




Relations and Functions

Types of relations: reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one andonto functions, composite functions, inverse of a function.

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Definition, range, domain, principal value branch. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions. Elementary properties of inverse trigonometric functions.


Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero and identity matrix, transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew symmetric matrices.


Operation on matrices: Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar. Simple properties of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Non- commutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix (restrict to square matrices of order 2).Concept of elementary row and column operations. Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse, if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries).


Determinant of a square matrix (up to 3 x 3 matrices), properties of determinants, minors, co-factors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. Consistency, inconsistency and number of solutions of system of linear equations by examples, solving system of linear equations in two or three variables (having unique solution) using inverse of a matrix.

Continuity and Differentiability

Continuity and differentiability, derivative of composite functions, chain rule, derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, derivative of implicit functions. Concept of exponential and logarithmic functions.


Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions. Logarithmic differentiation, derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms. Second order derivatives. Rolle’s and Lagrange's Mean Value Theorems (without proof) and their geometric interpretation.

Applications of Derivatives

Applications of derivatives: rate of change of bodies, increasing/decreasing functions, tangents and normals, use of derivatives in approximation, maxima and minima (first derivative test motivated geometrically and second derivative test given as a provable tool). Simple problems (that illustrate basic principles and understanding of the subject as well as real-life situations).


Integration as inverse process of differentiation. Integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, Evaluation of simple integrals of the following types and problems based on them.


Definite integrals as a limit of a sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof).Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals.

Applications of the Integrals

Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, circles/ parabolas/ellipses (in standard form only), Area between any of the two above said curves (the region should be clearly identifiable).

Differential Equations

Definition, order and degree, general and particular solutions of a differential equation. Formation of differential equation whose general solution is given. Solution of differential equations by method of separation of variables, solutions of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree. Solutions of linear differential equation of the type:


Dy/dx + py = q, where p and q are functions of x or constants.


D?/d? + px = q, where p and q are functions of y or constants.


Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines and direction ratios of a vector. Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector, addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Definition, Geometrical Interpretation, properties and application of scalar (dot) product of vectors, vector (cross) product of vectors, scalar triple product of vectors.

Three - dimensional Geometry

Direction cosines and direction ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian equation and vector equation of a line, coplanar and skew lines, shortest distance between two lines. Cartesian and vector equation of a plane. Angle between (i) two lines, (ii) two planes, (iii) a line and a plane. Distance of a point from a plane.

Linear Programming

Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objective function, optimization, different types of linear programming (L.P.) problems, mathematical formulation of L.P. problems, graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions (bounded or unbounded), feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints).


Conditional probability, multiplication theorem on probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes’ theorem, Random variable and its probability distribution, mean and variance of random variable.

General Aptitude

  • Abstract Reasoning

  • Mechanical Reasoning

  • Mixture & Allegation

  • Ratio

  • Numerical Reasoning

  • Height & Distance

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Logic Reasoning

  • Fault Diagnosis

  • Calendar

  • Clocks

  • Stocks

  • Time & Distance

  • Odd Man Out

  • Boat & Streams

  • Numerical Computation

  • Numerical Estimation

  • Time & Work

  • Syllogism (Logic Syllogism (Logic based questions)

  • Fill in/Completion of series based on Pattern/Logic, Data Sufficiency

  • Data Interpretation

  • Pipes & Cisterns

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Word Groups

  • Instructions

  • Structural Analysis


  • Tenses

  • Phrasal verbs

  • Idioms

  • Parts of Speech

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Meaning of words/phrases

IMU CET 2024 Syllabus for MBA (PSM) & MBA (ITLM)

The syllabus for MBA (PSM) & MBA (ITLM) is as follows:

  • Quantitative ability
  • Data interpretation
  • Verbal ability and Reasoning

IMU CET 2024 Syllabus for All MTech Programmes

The syllabus for all PG courses includes:

  • Logical reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • One of Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Marine Engineering /Naval Architecture based on the subject selected by the candidate

IMU CET 2024 Syllabus for PhD

Part 1: Multiple Choice Questions – 120 (Time duration is 2 hours)

  • Syllabus: General Mental Ability, Knowledge of Maritime sector & Knowledge of the School / Area of Research.

Part 2: Essay Test (Time duration is 1 hour)

  • Syllabus: Relevant topic related to the School / Research Area 

IMU CET 2024 Exam Pattern

IMU CET exam pattern will let the candidates know how the entrance examination will be conducted. Details such as the exam mode, duration, type of questions, marking scheme and more are available through the IMU CET exam pattern. Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern along with the IMU CET 2024 syllabus to perform well during the entrance examination.

The exam pattern of IMU CET 2024 as per the model question papers is as follows:

  • Mode of the exam: Computer-based test
  • Language: English
  • Time duration: 3 hours
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Marking scheme: - 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

IMU CET exam pattern for all UG courses (except BBA)


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IMU CET exam pattern for MBA courses


Number of Questions

Logical Reasoning


Verbal Ability


Data Interpretation


Quantitative Ability




IMU CET exam pattern for MTech courses


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Subject-based (Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Marine Engineering /Naval Architecture)




IMU CET 2024 Preparation Tips

Some of the important preparation tips for IMU CET 2024 are given below. 

  • Firstly, the candidates are advised to check the official exam pattern and syllabus of IMU CET 2024 beforehand. This will allow the candidates to be well prepared for the upcoming examination as they are familiar with all of the required information.
  • Next, the candidates will have to prepare a personalized timetable where they will have to plan out their study schedule. The timetable should cover the entire syllabus well before the examination date and also include separate time for revisions and mock tests.
  • While studying important and difficult topics, the candidates should ensure that they are taking notes. These notes can be carried by the candidates and studied anytime anywhere. 
  • Mock tests should be attempted regularly as it will help the candidates to know their commonly made mistakes and work on them. 
  • Candidates should ensure that do daily revision so that they have less chance of forgetting what they had earlier studied. 

Recommended Books for IMU CET 2024

Candidates can check below some of the most recommended books for the IMU CET exam:

Books for IMU CET UG:

  • IMU CET Exam Full Package by WAY2SHIP
  • Guide for IMU-CET Entrance by Maritime360
  • IMU CET Gateway To Maritime Education English by Subodh Kumar
  • IMU CET Complete Syllabus Theory Book (Revised and updated edition) by Subodh Juyal
  • IMU-CET 2024 Full Package by IMU360
  • IMU CET Study Material by 2IMU
  • IMU CET 2024 Question Bank With Sponsorship Guide by 2IMU
  • Complete Package for IMU CET & Sponsorship Test by 2IMU
  • IMU CET Question Bank by 2IMU
  • IMU CET Previous 10 Years Question Bank by 2IMU
  • IMU CET Entrance Exam Books Full Package 2024 by 2IMU

Books for IMU CET PG:

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • How to Crack Test of Reasoning by Jaikishan
  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
  • Quicker Maths by M. Tyra 
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
  • Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Disha Publications
  • Mechanical Engineering Handbook of Mechanical Engineering by Arihant Experts 
  • Mechanical Engineering by S.Chand
  • Handbook of Civil Engineering by G.K Publications
  • Civil Engineering by S Chand
  • Naval Architecture for Marine Engineering by Richard Pemberton

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