INET Exam 202

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INET stands for the Indian Navy Entrance Test and is conducted for recruiting applicants in the various branches of the Indian Navy at the level of executive, educational and technical. Here is a blog that will help candidates who want to be a part of the Indian Navy and want to sail through the INET Exam.

Name of ExamINET
Full-Form Indian Navy Entrance Test
Conducting AuthorityIndian Navy
Posts Various 
Exam FrequencyTwice in a year
Mode of INET 2021 ExamWritten 
Exam Duration 2 hours 
Selection Process 1. INET Examination
2. SSB Interview
3. Medical Test
4. Merit List
Job LocationAcross India
Mode Of ExamOnline
Application FeeUR/OBC: INR 215
Female/SC/ST : NIL
Official Website 

INET COVID-19 Update

The current pandemic situation in India is getting worse as the number of cases increasing every day is exceeding the cases of the previous date. Considering the situation the official authority of INET has cancelled the June session of INET 2021. The admission will be done through SSB interview & medical test only. 

What is INET? 

INET stands for Indian Navy Entrance Test. INET is a National Level Entrance Examination used to recruit personnel for the Indian Navy. The Indian Naval Academy is in charge of it. The INET test is comparable to the AFCAT exam, which is used to recruit officers for the Indian Air Force. The main distinction is that the INET test is used to select individuals for the Indian Navy. INET has a number of open positions for various positions. Unmarried male and female applicants are eligible to take this exam. The test will be administered online (computer-based) and will consist of multiple-choice, objective-type questions.

Why Join the Indian Navy?

  • A strong navy is an important element of every maritime nation.
  • The navy plays a crucial role during distress and natural disasters
  • Over 97% of India’s national trade is carried out by the sea making it one of the most important parts of the Indian economy
  • You get to visit number of foreign ports where you can meet new people
  • It can help you prove and hone your leadership skills
  • The experience of an Indian navy can shape your future from financial benefits to unparalleled career growth

INET 2023 Important Dates (January Session)

On November 1, 2021, the INET 2021 application form for the January session was available. Though the official dates for the year 2023 have not yet been announced, the following are the tentative dates:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Start of INET 2023 Application processNovember, 2022
Last date to Apply for INET 2023December, 2022
Admit card Release DateLast week of January, 2022
INET 2023 Exam DateTo be announced
INET 2023 Result DateTo be announced

Note: Considering the COVID-19 situation in India, the official authority of INET has cancelled the June session of INET 2021. The admission will be done through SSB interview & medical test only. 

INET Selection Process 

  1. INET Registration – The application form is released on the official website. You have to pay the application fee and register yourself for the INET exam.
  2. Shortlisting Applicants – The candidates are shortlisted and if they meet the eligibility criteria only then the application can proceed to the next stage.
  3. SSB Interview – SSB interview consists of two stages. Stage 1 includes Officer Intelligence Rating tests and Picture Perception & Description Test. Stage 2 consists of Psychology Tests, Group Testing Officer Tasks, and interview rounds. Candidates can only stage 2 after they have cleared stage 1.
  4. Medical Test – After clearing the SSB interview the selected candidates are required to clear the medical round. Only the medically fit candidates can proceed further. There is no relaxation for anyone.
  5. Merit List – The merit list is released based on the SSB interview and medical round. The selected candidates also receive appointment letters.

Application Form

Applicants can apply for INET (Indian Navy Entrance Test) through the online mode from the official website. Here is the step-wise process to fill INET application:

  • Visit the official website of INET.
  • Click on the “Apply Online” tab & you will be redirected to another page.
  • Create a new account & log in with the details sent on your registered email id to start filling the INET application form.
  • Fill in your personal & academic details.
  • Upload the necessary documents (Signature & photograph)
  • Pay the application fee & take two printouts of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee

To complete the application process of INET all applicants to pay the application fee. Application Fee can be paid through Debit/Credit card or internet banking. The application fee amount for the general & OBC category is Rs. 215/- & for SC/ST/Female candidates don’t have to pay any application fee.

Eligibility Criteria 

Before applying for INET you should check if you are eligible for the exam. INET eligibility criteria depend on the post you are applying for: 

Job ProfileEducational QualificationAgeGender
SSC Naval Armament Inspection Cadre (NAIC)BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marksBorn between January 02, 1996, and 1st July 02, 2001Male and Female
SSC ATC, SSC Observer, SSC Pilot (MR), and SSC Pilot (Other than MR)BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks minimum of 60% aggregate marks in 10th and 12th class minimum of 60% in Englishborn between January 02, 1996, and January 01, 2000.Male and Female
SSC LogisticsGraduate in  BE/BTech
MBA in first MBA/MCA/M.Sc IT/B.Sc/B.Com with PG Diploma in Finance with 60% score
born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st July 2001.Male and Female
SSC X (IT)BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marksBorn between 2nd January 1996 and 1st July 2001.Only Male
SSC General Service (GS/X)/Hydro CadreBE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marksborn in between January 2, 1996, and July 1, 2001Only Male
SSC Engineering  Branch (GS)BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marksborn between 2nd January 1996 and 1st July of 2001Only Male
SSC EducationM.Sc (Maths/Operational Research) and B.Sc (Physics) with a minimum 60% scoreborn between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January of 2000.Only Male

Exam Pattern

Before appearing for an exam, applicants must know about the exam pattern. Knowing the exam pattern beforehand helps students in preparing, planning & can also develop an exam strategy accordingly. There is a total of 4 sections in the INET exam & each section has 25 questions. The weightage of each section is 100 marks. Here is the exam pattern of INET: 

Exam LanguageEnglish
Total no. of questions100
Question TypeMCQs, Objective Type Questions
Exam Duration2 Hours
Marking Scheme+4 for a correct answer-1 for the wrong answer
Total sections4 Sections

INET Syllabus

Knowing about the exam syllabus helps applicants to evaluate his/her strong topics & topics that require more effort at the time of preparation. There are 4 sections in INET written exam & Here is the syllabus of the INET Exam: 

EnglishLogical Reasoning & Numerical Ability
Usage of Words 
Sentence Completion 
Punctuations Vocabulary 
Antonyms and Synonyms 
Parts of Speech
Direct and Indirect Speech 
Idioms and Phrases
Active and Passive Voice
Numerical, Reasoning, and Associative Ability
Coding and Decoding
Missing Numbers
Decimal Fraction
Ratios and Proportion
Average and Volume
Time and Work
Speed and Distance
Market Price 
Cash Price
Profit and Loss
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Mensuration Formulas 
General ScienceMathematics Aptitude & General Knowledge
Nature of Matter
Electricity and its Applications
Force and Gravitation
Newton’s Laws of Motion
Energy and Power
Metals and Non-Metals
Sound and Wave
Atomic Structure
Carbon and its Compounds 
Periodic Table
Acids, Bases & Salts
Nutrition and Health Physiology and Human Diseases
Number Systems
Basic Trigonometry
Probability and Set Theory
History of India
Geography Climate / Environment
Constitution of India
Freedom Movement
Important National Facts
Sports, and Championships
Books and Authors
Defence and Wars
Geographical Neighbours
Countries- Languages, Capitals, Currencies
Common Abbreviations
Eminent Personalities
National –Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sport/ Flag/ Emblem etc
Discoveries and Current Affairs

Physical and Medical Criteria for Indian Navy Entrance Test

All the candidates have to be medically fit to be a part of the Indian navy. There is no relaxation in this. However, the relaxation is given to candidates holding domicile in height and weight.

Admit Card

The INET admit Card is released a few weeks before the date of examination. Without the admit card, no student will be allowed to enter the INET examination centre. Check the details on your admit card, if there is any incorrect information raise a ticket to the concerned department. Also, carry a valid identification card on the day of the exam along with an INET admit card. Here are the steps to download the INET Admit card: 

  • Visit the official website of INET.
  • Click on admit card link/notification.
  • You will be redirected to another page & you can log in with your username & password.
  • Download the admit card displayed on your screen & take two printouts.

Examination Centre

The INET Centres are available to applicants who submit their applications by the due date. They can choose the centre as per their preference and availability of the centre. Your letters cum Admit cards have the details of your location of exam, time and date. Once you have opted for the centre, it will not be changed in any condition. 

INET 2023 Cut-offs

After the exam, the predicted cut-off will be updated. The expected cut-off is calculated by taking into account a variety of criteria such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates, and the number of openings.

Previous Year Cut-off Trend (2020)

The table below displays the minimal grades necessary for selection into various INET 2020 positions:

PostSSB Cut off
SSC GS Engineer162
SSC GS (X)158
SSC Hydro176
SSC Log178
SSC Edu155
SSC Pilot (MR)225
SSC Pilot (Other)197

Note: The cut-off trends change for various jobs and must thus be examined properly. Examining the previous year’s cut-off allows you to estimate the preliminary cut-off for the current year and plan appropriately.

INET 2023 Result and Merit List

The applicant must get the minimum qualifying marks in each section in order to be qualified for the final merit in the INET test. After the results are announced, candidates can verify them by following the procedures below:

  • Visit the Indian Navy’s official webpage.
  • Click the ‘Login’ button in the upper right corner.
  • Log in with your registered email address and password.
  • Click on the ‘View Result for INET Officer’ button.
  • The outcome will be shown on the system and may be downloaded by clicking the ‘Download’ button.

INET 2023 Vacancy

The vacancy list is announced by the official authority of INET every year. The INET 2021 vacancies have not been released yet. There are slight changes in posts every year for an idea of no. of vacancies & post we have presented last year vacancies. The vacancies are for the post in executive, technical & education Branch. Here is the list of vacancies for INET previous year:

Executive Branch

SSC Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre6 Posts
SSC ATC 4 Posts
SSC Observer 6 Posts
SSC Pilot3 Posts
SSC Pilot  (Other than MR)6 Posts
SSC Logistics11 Posts
SSC X (IT) 10 Posts
SSC General Science/Hydro Cadre 30 Posts

Technical Branch 

SSC Engineering Branch (General Science)26 Posts
SSC Electrical Branch (General Service) 27 Posts

Education Branch

SSC Education15 Posts

Career Prospects

This is a professional path with a lot of room for advancement. The starting rank is Sub Lieutenant, and with experience, you can advance to higher ranks. The following is a step-by-step progression that a Sub Lieutenant is likely to experience throughout his or her career:

  • Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Captain
  • Commodore
  • Rear Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Admiral

INET Salary Structure

INET gives you the opportunity to serve your nation, a reputed job profile, and also a well-paying job with additional benefits and perks. Here is the salary structure along with some job profiles:

Job ProfilePay LevelSalary (in ₹)
Lieutenant Commando1169,450-2,07,200
Rear Admiral141,44,200-2,18,200
Vice Admiral & Equivalent162,05,400-2,24,400

INET Books

There are plenty of books available in the market but applicants must refer to the right books. With the help of the right books, students can prepare better & ace their exams. With the number of books available, it becomes difficult to select the right one. Here are the books suggested by toppers for preparation & revision of the INET examination. Here is the list of books.

Objective General English by SP BakshiClick Here to buy
Word Power Made Easy by Norman & LewisClick Here to buy
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS AggarwalClick Here to buy
Analytical Reasoning by MK PandeyClick Here to buy
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh VermaClick Here to buy
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit GuhaClick Here to buy
Source: Arpit Choudhary

Contact Details

In case of any queries or doubts regarding the INET Exam you can contact the below mentioned contact details:

  • Address: Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment, IHQ MoD (N), New Delhi
  • Email ID: [email protected], [email protected] 
  • Phone No: 1800-419-2929 (Toll-Free only from Monday to Sunday between 8 AM to 8 PM)


How many times INET is conducted in a year?

INET is conducted twice a year. The first session is conducted in January and the second session in June.

Can girls join Indian Navy?

Yes, girls can join Indian and are eligible for most of the posts except a few which are SSC Pilot (other than MR), SSC Observer, SSC ATC, SSC Naval Armament Inspection Cadre

What is the educational qualification required for INET?

Every post requires different educational qualifications. Most of the posts require a minimum of 60% in BE/ B.Tech.  

Is there any negative marking in the INET exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking in the INET exam. For every wrong answer, one mark is deducted.

What is the syllabus for the INET exam?

INET exam has four sections. Section I of English, Section II of Reasoning and Numerical Ability, Section III of General Science and Mathematical Aptitude, and Section IV of General Knowledge.

How are candidates shortlisted for an SSB interview?

Candidates are shortlisted based on their rank in the INET exam.

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  1. This information was very useful I just wanted to know the syllabus for this INET exam so that I can also prepare for this exam.

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  1. This information was very useful I just wanted to know the syllabus for this INET exam so that I can also prepare for this exam.

    1. Hi, Mrunal! We are glad we were able to provide you with a complete guide on INET Exam. For more such content, keep yourself updated on our upcoming blogs.
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      Types of TOEFL Exam
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