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INET 2024 Exam

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About INET Exam

Indian Navy is expected to release INET 2022 notification in November 2022 for the courses commencing at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala. he notification will be released to select eligible male and female candidates for short service commission/permanent service commission officers in executive, technical, and education branches. Interested candidates can apply for INET 2022 exam till December 2022. The exam will be conducted in February 2023 tentatively across various designated centres. Approximately, 8000 candidates are selected for SSB interview based on INET scores. The SSB interview will be conducted tentatively in April 2023 at Bangalore / Bhopal/ Visakhapatnam/Kolkata. The final merit list of all candidates will be prepared based on INET scores and SSB interview. Read below for more details on INET exam such as important dates, selection process, eligibility criteria, FAQs, and many more.

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, INET exam for June 2021 session was cancelled. Selection of candidates was done based on shortlisting, SSB Interview, and medical. 

INET Exam Date

INET dates will be announced along with the notification. The table below contains the tentative INET dates related to the application process, exam, SSB interview, etc.

Events Dates (Tentative) Details


November 2022

The notification will be released online in PDF form

Application form

November to December 2022

Candidates need to fill the application form online only


February 2023

INET exam will be conducted across various cities spread throughout the country

Admit card

Last week of January 2023

The admit card will be released online and candidates need to download it by logging with the required credentials

SSB interview

April 2023

The SSB interview comprises two stages

INET Eligibility

Before applying for the INET 2022 test, applicants must thoroughly understand the examination’s INET Eligibility Criteria. The first step in exam preparation is to understand the qualifying requirements. Following are the criteria:

  1. Nationality: All applying candidates must be Indian nationals.
  2. Age limit: Candidates must be between 18- 24 years old to apply for the INET 2022 test, which varies for different posts. Candidates can check post wise INET 2022 Age limit in the linked article.
  3. Education: Aspirants must have a graduation degree to be able to apply for INET 2022. 

INET Vacancy

The vacancies will be declared along with the official notification. However, a detailed vacancy list for previous year is as follows:

Job Profile Vacancies
SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre 6
SSC Observer 6
SSC Pilot (MR) 3
SSC Pilot (Other) 6
SSC Logistics 11
SSC General Service (Hydro) 30
SSC General Service (Engg Branch) 26
SSC General Service (Electrical) 27
SSC Education 15
Total 144

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INET Admit Card

It is highly advised that you should download the admit card within a few days after it is released on the official website. This will save you from last minute hustle and chaos. Candidates will not be allowed in the exam hall without the hard copy of admit card. The following paragraph explains the step by step procedure to download the admit card of INET 2022 :

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the Admit Card link on the homepage of the website
  3. Login using the registered email ID and password
  4. The Admit Card will be displayed on the screen
  5. Download the admit card and take a print out to be carried to the exam venue

After downloading the admit card, candidates are advised to check for any discrepancy in the admit card and report the same, if any.

INET Salary

The salary of an Indian Navy officer depends upon various factors such as designation and level. The starting salaries of various posts are:

Designation Level Pay Band (INR)
Sub Lieutenant 10 56,100 - 1,77,500
Lieutenant 10B 61,300 - 1,93,900
Lieutenant Commander 11 69,400 - 2,07,200
Commander 12A 1,21,200 - 2,12,400
Captain 13 1,30,600 - 2,15,900
Commodore 13A 1,39,600 - 2,17,600
Rear Admiral 14 1,44,200 - 2,18,200
Vice Admiral 15 1,82,200 - 2,24,100
Vice Admiral and Equivalent 16 2,05,400 - 2,24,400
DGAFMS 17 2,25,000
VCNS/C in C/ Equivalent 17 2,25,000
CNS/Equivalent 18 2,25,000

INET Selection

Indian Navy selection procedure is based on 3 major steps :

Stage Weightage
INET exam 50%
SSB Interview 50%
Medical Examination Test for fitness
  • The candidates have to acquire the minimum cut off marks in the INET exam so that they qualify for the SSB Interview. The candidate has to score a minimum of 40% in each section of INET exam
  • Candidates who clear the SSB Interview, have to undergo a medical test in order to check their fitness levels
  • The final merit is prepared on the basis of marks in INET examination and SSB Interview

INET Syllabus

Section Topics
English Comprehension, Usage of Words, Antonyms and Synonyms, Sentence completion / Corrections, Punctuations, Grammar, Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Parts of Speech, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice
Reasoning and Numerical Ability Spatial, Unscrambling, Numerical, Reasoning and Associative Ability, Time and Work, Sequences, Spellings, Speed and Distance, Coding and Decoding, Percentage,Missing Numbers / Series Completion, Cash Price, Decimal Fraction, Ratios and Proportion, Average and Volume, Profit and Loss, Market Price, Expenditure Problems, Factoring (LCM and HCF), Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mensuration Formulas
General Science and Mathematical Aptitude Nature of Matter, Magnetism, Universe, Energy and Power, Electricity and its Applications, Force and Gravitation, Metals and Non Metals, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work, Heat, Temperature, Light, Current, Measurements, Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic Structure, Chemistry – Carbon and its Compounds, Periodic Table, Acids, Bases & Salts, Food, Nutrition, Health Physiology, Human Diseases and Basic Computer Science Arithmetic Ability, Number Systems, Algebra, Statistics, Basic Trigonometry, Geometry, Probability and Set Theory
General Knowledge History of India, Geography, Civics – Constitution of India, Art, Freedom Movement, Culture, Dance, Religion, Heritage, Important National Facts, Economics, Politics, Sports and Championships, Defence and Wars, Entertainment, Books and Authors, Awards, Geographical Neighbours, Countries – Languages, Capitals, Currencies, Common Name, Full Forms, Eminent Personalities, Abbreviations, National – Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sport/ Flag/ Emblem and Current Affairs

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INET Exam Pattern

  • The recruitment process consists of three steps : Written INET exam, SSB Interview and Medical Examination
  • The INET examination paper is divided into 4 sections
  • There are a total of 100 questions in the paper
  • Only the candidates who clear the INET exam will be eligible for SSB interview
  • The paper will be of multiple choice questions
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers
  • Each correct answer awards 4 marks while for each incorrect answer, 1 marks will be deducted
  • The candidate has to score a minimum of 40% in each section

Written Exam Pattern

An online screening test consists of a single paper divided into 4 sections ; each carrying 25 questions and 100 marks. The examination will most likely be conducted in the month February 2022.

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Cut Off
English 25 100 2 hours (cumulative) 40%
Reasoning and Numerical Ability 25 100 40%
General Science and Mathematical Aptitude 25 100 40%
General Knowledge 25 100 40%

INET Cut off

The below table shows the minimum marks required for selection into different posts of INET 2022 :

Post SSB Cut off
SSC GS Engineer 162
SSC GS (X) 158
SSC Hydro 176
SSC Log 178
SSC Edu 155
SSC Pilot (MR) 225
SSC Pilot (Other) 197

The cut off trends are different for different posts and hence must be checked accordingly. Studying the past year cut off helps in estimating the tentative cut off for the present year and preparing accordingly.

INET How to Apply

Candidates who have not applied for INET 2022 and wish to apply but are confused about the application procedure to be followed, can follow the below mentioned while applying :

  • Go to the Indian Navy’s official website (
  • Candidates visiting the website for the first time have to register themselves by clicking on the ‘Register’ button
  • They have to register using any Govt/State issued Photo ID or using Aadhar Card
  • Next, enter the required details such as academic details, address, personal details, email ID and phone number.
  • Upload the scanned copies of relevant documents and set a password
  • Using the registered email ID and password set, login using the ‘Login’ tab on the homepage
  • Apply for the exam by clicking on ‘Apply Now’
  • All the details and information of the candidate will be collected from the profile built during registration and can’t be edited
  • Pay the application fee through online modes of payment
  • Take a print out of the application form and confirmation page

Application Fees 
  • The payment can be done using Debit Cards (Rupay/Visa/Master Card/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking or through mobile wallets
  • Payment of application fees can be done through online mode
  • After successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated
  • Take a print out as per necessity
  • Application fees varies from candidates to candidates as per the categories :
Category Application Fees
UR/OBC INR 215/-
Female/SC/ST NIL

‚Äč Documents Required

Indian Navy has declared a detailed list of documents to be uploaded. All the documents must be in JPG/FITT format. The list of documents is as follows :

  • Original Certificates
  • Marksheets of 10th, 12th and Graduation
  • Domicile Certificate
  • NCC Certificate (if held)
  • Signature
  • Recent passport size photograph

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) INET Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of INET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the INET exam. The syllabus of INET comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of INET syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of INET Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the INET exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the INET Exam?
A. To prepare for INET exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download INET Exam Syllabus PDF?
A. Candidates can download INET exam syllabus PDF from our website for free. Candidates need to only register with us to download the exam syllabus.

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