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Indian Institute of Maritime Studies Entrance Exam(IIMSEE) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

a. Paper I – Engineering (1 hour)

1. Engineering Knowledge,

  • Basic General Engineering Knowledge, Electricity, Heat Engines, Mechanics & Theory of Machines, Hydraulics, Electronics, Strength of Materials, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.

2. Mechanical Aptitude, Abstract Reasoning.

3. General Knowledge, English

b. Paper II – Psychometric Test (1 hour)

Test duration- 2 hours

Marking System – 1 mark would be awarded for each correct.


How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote

learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is

important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before

moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered

topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be

regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII basic concepts

Make sure that you revise the basic concepts from the syllabus of these classes before

starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate

courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check


Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of

preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then

it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your

doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class

is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid

roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions

altogether, it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers

available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and

have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the

given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination.

A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but

also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve

their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance

Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is

important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you

stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer

the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a

chance of getting it right.

Duration : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

a. Please do not apply, if you do not satisfy above eligibility criteria. b. All correspondence at selection stage will be done on e-mail. c. All applicants must have an e-mail id and mention the same in the application form. d. Candidates are advised to check their eyesight to ensure it meets requirements as specified above. e. All expenses incurred by way of travelling, boarding, lodging etc. for the purpose of this selection, will have to be borne by the candidate. Candidates travelling to Vasco da Gama, Goa from outside Goa, and need a place to stay, may click here to see the list of Hotels in Vasco da Gama. (Note: We do not have a tie up with the hotels displayed in the list. The information displayed is freely available and is compiled for candidates convenience and they may stay at their own risk.) f. Any candidate found using unfair means or having made false representations will be disqualified. g. It has been brought to our notice that some agents / persons are charging a fee from the prospective candidates to facilitate selection at IMS,Goa. Please be advised that we have NO such agreement with any agents nor any individual or Company, for the purpose of selection of candidates. h. Medical standards in merchant marine are very strict. Furthermore the nature of work involved demands a tough constitution and sailing on merchant ships for upto 10 months at a time. If the candidates have any doubts about meeting these requirements, they are advised to reconsider their decision to join this field.