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 Exam||INET|
|Full-Form||Indian Navy Entrance Test|
|Conducting Authority||Indian Navy|
|Exam Frequency||Twice in a year|
|Mode of INET 2021 Exam||Written|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Selection Process||1. INET Examination
2. SSB Interview
3. Medical Test
4. Merit List
|Job Location||Across India|
|Mode Of Exam||Online|
|Application Fee||UR/OBC: INR 215
Female/SC/ST : NIL
This Blog Includes:
- INET COVID-19 Update
- What is INET?
- Why Join the Indian Navy?
- INET 2021 Important Dates (January Session)
- INET Selection Process
- Application Form
- Application Fee
- Eligibility Criteria
- Exam Pattern
- INET Syllabus
- Physical and Medical Criteria for Indian Navy Entrance Test
- Admit Card
- Examination Centre
- INET 2021 Cut-offs
- INET 2021 Result and Merit List
- INET 2021 Vacancy
- Career Prospects
- INET Salary Structure
- INET Books
- Contact Details
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 2021 Important Dates (January Session)
On November 1, 2021, the INET 2021 application form for the January session will be available. Though the official dates for the year 2021 have not yet been announced, the following are the tentative dates:
|Start of INET 2021 Application process||November 1, 2021|
|Last date to Apply for INET 2021||December 1, 2021|
|Admit card Release Date||January 28, 2022|
|INET 2021 Exam Date||February 1, 2022|
|INET 2021 Result Date||March 1, 2022|
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
- 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.
- Shortlisting Applicants – The candidates are shortlisted and if they meet the eligibility criteria only then the application can proceed to the next stage.
- 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.
- 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.
- Merit List – The merit list is released based on the SSB interview and medical round. The selected candidates also receive appointment letters.
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.
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.
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 Profile||Educational Qualification||Age||Gender|
|SSC Naval Armament Inspection Cadre (NAIC)||BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks||Born between January 02, 1996, and 1st July 02, 2001||Male 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 English||born between January 02, 1996, and January 01, 2000.||Male and Female|
|SSC Logistics||Graduate 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% marks||Born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st July 2001.||Only Male|
|SSC General Service (GS/X)/Hydro Cadre||BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks||born in between January 2, 1996, and July 1, 2001||Only Male|
|SSC Engineering Branch (GS)||BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 60% marks||born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st July of 2001||Only Male|
|SSC Education||M.Sc (Maths/Operational Research) and B.Sc (Physics) with a minimum 60% score||born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January of 2000.||Only Male|
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:
|Total no. of questions||100|
|Question Type||MCQs, Objective Type Questions|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for a correct answer-1 for the wrong answer|
|Total sections||4 Sections|
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:
|English||Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability|
Usage of Words
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
Ratios and Proportion
Average and Volume
Time and Work
Speed and Distance
Profit and Loss
LCM and HCF
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
|General Science||Mathematics 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
Carbon and its Compounds
Acids, Bases & Salts
Nutrition and Health Physiology and Human Diseases
Probability and Set Theory
|History of India
Geography Climate / Environment
Constitution of India
Important National Facts
Sports, and Championships
Books and Authors
Defence and Wars
Countries- Languages, Capitals, Currencies
National –Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sport/ Flag/ Emblem etc
Discoveries and Current Affairs
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.
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.
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 2021 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:
|Post||SSB Cut off|
|SSC GS Engineer||162|
|SSC GS (X)||158|
|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 2021 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 2021 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:
|SSC Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre||6 Posts|
|SSC ATC||4 Posts|
|SSC Observer||6 Posts|
|SSC Pilot||3 Posts|
|SSC Pilot (Other than MR)||6 Posts|
|SSC Logistics||11 Posts|
|SSC X (IT)||10 Posts|
|SSC General Science/Hydro Cadre||30 Posts|
|SSC Engineering Branch (General Science)||26 Posts|
|SSC Electrical Branch (General Service)||27 Posts|
|SSC Education||15 Posts|
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 Commander
- Rear Admiral
- Vice 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 Profile||Pay Level||Salary (in ₹)|
|Vice Admiral & Equivalent||16||2,05,400-2,24,400|
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 Bakshi||Click Here to buy|
|Word Power Made Easy by Norman & Lewis||Click Here to buy|
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal||Click Here to buy|
|Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey||Click Here to buy|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma||Click Here to buy|
|Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha||Click Here to buy|
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@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone No: 1800-419-2929 (Toll-Free only from Monday to Sunday between 8 AM to 8 PM)
INET is conducted twice a year. The first session is conducted in January and the second session in June.
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
Every post requires different educational qualifications. Most of the posts require a minimum of 60% in BE/ B.Tech.
Yes, there is a negative marking in the INET exam. For every wrong answer, one mark is deducted.
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.
Candidates are shortlisted based on their rank in the INET exam.
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