IMUCET 2020: All You Need To Know

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Indian Maritime University(IMU) is one of the most prestigious educational institutes in the country which offers an array of courses at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. To secure admission in these courses, the students have to undertake certain entrance level tests. Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU-CET) is one such exam which you have to qualify to pursue MBA courses namely Port and Shipping Management and International Transportation & Logistics Management. The registration fee of this national level exam for the General/OBC-NCL category students is Rs 1,000 while for those belonging to SC/ST, the fee is Rs. 700. Before moving to the intricate details regarding the exam, let us first understand the 2 types of MBA courses which you can study by qualifying IMUCET 2020. 

MBA Programs of IMU 

IMU has multiple campuses that are spread pan-India and offer an array of programs. As far as its MBA in International Transportation & Logistics Management is concerned, the course is offered at the Chennai and Cochin branch. While MBA in Port and Shipping Management is offered at all the campuses i.e. Chennai, Cochin, Kolkata, and Visakhapatnam branches. Listed below are the programs which you enroll after clearing IMUCET: 

MBA in Port and Shipping Management

Through this 2-year program, the enrolled individuals will be trained and equipped with skills that can be used effectively in various managerial positions in the shipping and port industry. Furthermore, by imparting theoretical and multi-disciplinary knowledge in an array of areas, the students will be made proficient to handle the integrated domain of Shipping and Transport. 

MBA in International Transportation & Logistics Management

This MBA program which runs for a duration of 2 years, aims to develop the skills of the students pertaining to the shipping industry. The course curriculum will impart diverse knowledge about the strategies and operations involved in the industry with respect to international logistics. Apart from this, the students will also get an in-depth knowledge of transport management, supply chain, and logistics.

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IMUCET Exam Pattern

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IMUCET is conducted by the Indian Maritime Institute online or computer-based mode. The exam consists of four sections namely, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. These sections together offer 120 questions in the multiple-choice format (MCQ) which have to completed in 3 hours. While for every correct answer, 1 marks will be awarded, there will be no negative marking in the test. As such, no detailed syllabus has been provided by the university for the exam.

Note: The IMU holds the right to change the types, level of difficulty and the internal distribution of the questions.

IMUCET: Eligibility and Documents

To appear for the IMUCET, the candidates also have to satisfy certain prerequisites. The eligibility criteria for both programs have been listed below: 

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from any recognized University.
  • They must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in their bachelor’s degree.  
  • The applicants should also have a minimum of 50% marks in English in 10th or 12th. 
  • For the SC/ST candidates, there is a relaxation of 5% in the marks and not for English subject. 

Essential Documents 

There are some necessary documents that the candidates have to provide to complete their online registration. Apart from the application form in the standardized format, listed below are some other essential documents which have to be included while registering for the IMUCET: 

  • Scanned passport size photograph and candidates signature.
  • Class 10th mark sheet which would be used as a proof of date of birth.
  • Mark sheet of class 12th.
  • Degree Certificate
  • The candidates falling under the SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/ General-EWS categories have to provide their certificates regarding the same. 

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Important Note

  • If you are enrolled in an undergraduate program and are currently in the final year, then you have to mention ‘result awaiting’ in the academic details status. Further, there will also be a provision to enter the aggregate marks of 1st and 2nd year. (3rd year in the case of candidates who are enrolled in a 4-year program).
  • From 3rd-5th March 2020, there will be a document verification session. Those who have completed their undergraduate degree have to present a provisional certificate. While the candidates waiting for their final year’s result have to present an application form, issued by the head of the department or university stating that their result will be declared by 30.08.2020
  • For the IMUCET, candidates have to provide a written application stating that if by 30.08.2020 they fail to present the Provisional Certificate or are unable to clear a subject, they will have to vacate the seat.
  • There will be no remuneration of the program fee Rs. 25,000 and counselling fee of Rs. 10,000  in the above-mentioned scenario. 

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IMUCET Exam Dates

It is important to note that the admission process for the exams is now closed and the test will be held on 04th January 2020, Saturday in the 11 am-2 pm slot. For those who have already filled in the application forms here are the important notification dates. The information tabulated below can also be useful for those who want to appear for the IMUCET next year:

Event  Dates 
Date for downloading Admit Card  28.12.2019
Date of the exam 04.01.2020
Announcement of Result   10.01.2020
Online Counselling Registration  20.01.2020 – 30.01.2020
1st list of selected candidates  04.02.2020
Last date for online payment (1st list 07.02.2020
2nd list of selected candidates  11.02.2020
Last date for online payment (2nd list) 14.02.2020
3rd list of selected candidates (optional) 18.02.2020
Document Verification 2nd-5th February 2020
Classes will commence from 3rd August 2020

Note: It is advised to keep yourself updated with any changes from the official website of the university.

Exam Centres 

The IMUCET exam will be conducted on the above-mentioned date across various cities in India. The exam has to be completed between 11 am- 2 pm in a single shift at the centres present in the following cities: 

Patna  Jaipur  Hyderabad  Lucknow 
New Delhi Kolkata  Guwahati  Bhopal 
Chennai Mumbai  Kochi  Banglore 

Note: While filling out the application form, the students have to provide 3 preferences from the cities where they can take the examination. The complete address of the exam centers will be mentioned on the admit cards. As per exam authorities, the students are advised to assemble at the venue 1 hour prior to the exam.  

Thus, IMUCET is a golden opportunity for those who want to enroll in management courses from one of the renowned Indian university. But if you are planning to pursue an MBA from abroad and are not sure about the process then experts at Leverage Edu will lend a helping hand. The counsellors will not only assist with the Visa interview but will also help in completing the admission related formalities and Since the deadlines for the September 2020 intake are closing soon, it becomes all the more important to take guidance to complete the process!

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