INET Exam 2021: Application Form, Notification, Syllabus, Exam Centers, Admit Card, Result, Counseling

This Indian Navy can be considered one of the most prestigious naval forces in the world. Tell me that this Indian Navy works to protect our country above, below, and below the sea surface.

This INET exam provides a golden opportunity for the wards of defense personnel and other general candidates who are looking for an opportunity to serve their country. Interested candidates must check eligibility criteria, application form, exam date, and other important information given below.

What is INET 2021?

Know about this INET exam: INET stands for Indian Naval Entrance Examination. This INET is a national-level entrance examination conducted for the selection of staff for the Indian Navy.

It is operated by the Indian Naval Academy. This INET exam is similar to AFCAT which is conducted to recruit Indian Air Force officers. But the only difference is that the INET examination is conducted for the selection of personnel for the Indian Navy.

It is for the Short Service Commission (SSC) officer posts by the Indian Navy. Applications are invited to the Executive, Educational, and Technical branches through the Indian Navy Entrance Examination. In this INET, many vacancies have been made available for various posts.

This exam is released only for unmarried male and female candidates. This exam will be conducted in online mode (computer-based). And it also has many objective-type based questions. This evaluation scheme incorporates negative marking.

INET Exam 2021 Highlights

Exam Names Indian Navy Entrance Test
Acronym INET
Conducting Authorities Indian Naval Academy
Levels National
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Mode of INET 2021 Exams Written
Exam Durations 2-hours
Official Website

INET 2021 Exam Date

This INET is conducted with two sessions each year, which are held once in January and once in June. Due to this COVID-19 pandemic, the examination date of INET 2021 has not been announced yet.

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As soon as the information about the exam date is received through the official website of INET, then you will reach you through this article.

INET 2021 January Session

Events Dates(Tentative)
Start of INET 2020-21 Application process November 29, 2019
Last date to Apply for INET 2020-21 December 19, 2019
Admit card Release Date January 28, 2021
INET 2020-21 Exam Date February 20, 2021
INET 2020-21 Result Date March 30, 2021

INET 2021 June Session

This INET 2021 June session notification has been delayed. This Indian Naval Academy has not launched any official notification regarding the delay in notification on the official website. Admit card and examination date will also be announced on the release of the Iah-wise notification.

Events Dates
Start of INET June 2020-21 Application process July 2021 To be notified soon
Last date to Apply for INET June 2020-21 July 2021 To be notified soon
Admit Card Release Date To be notified soon
INET June 2020-21 Exam Date To be notified soon
INET June 2020-21 Result Date To be notified soon

INET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

For this INET exam, the basic eligibility criteria include education qualification and age limit. All candidates apply for only one job based on their educational background for which they are eligible. Detailed educational norms and age limits can also be read and viewed below.

Job Profile Education Criteria Age Limit
SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre, NAIC (Male/F) The Must-have passed SSC, HSC, and B.E/B.Tech with a mini of 60 percent marks 19 to 24 year
SSC ATC (Male/F)
  • Completed 10th and 12th with 60% marks
  • Possess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks
20 to 24 year
SSC Observer (Male/F) 18 to 23 year
SSC Pilot (MR) (Male/F)
SSC Pilot (Other than MR) (Male)
SSC Logistics (Male/F) B.E/B.Tech in any stream or MBA/MCA/M.Sc/B.Sc/B.Com with PG Diploma in Finance with 60% marks 19 to 24 year
SSC X IT (Male/F) B.Sc (IT)/MCA/M.Sc (IT)/ B.Tech (Computer/IT) with 60% marks 19 to 24 year
SSC General Service Hydro Cadre (Male) B.E/B.Tech in any specializations with a min of 60% 19 to 24 year
SSC Engg. Branch General Service (Male) B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Marine/Instrumentation/Production/Aeronautical 19 to 24 year
SSC Electrical General Service (Male) B.E/B.Tech in Electronics/Electrical/Power with mini 60% marks 19 to 24 year
SSC Education (Male/F) M.Sc (Maths/Operational Research) or B.Sc (Physics) with a mini of 60% marks 20 to 24 year

INET 2021 Admit Card

This INET Exam 2021 Admit Card will be released temporarily 1 week before the commencement of the examination. You will be able to download this admit card through the official website.

In which the hall ticket contains the date, time, and place of the allotted examination centers. It should be noted by the candidates present that without the admit card, they do not get permission to sit for the INET Exam 2021. Know more about this INET 2021 Admit Card.

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This was issued on 28 January 2021, the admit card for the INET January session. And it has postponed the issuance of admit card for the June session due to the delay in registration of the application form.

How to download INET Admit Card?

You can follow the following step-by-step procedure to download the INET admit card:

  • Step 1: The Candidates need to visit the official website of the Indian Navy i.e.
  • Step 2: Then the candidates have to search and click on the admit card link for the INET 2021 exam. Then it takes you to the login page.
  • Step 3:Now after reaching the login page, candidates have to enter their login credentials. The INET 2020-21 Admit Card is displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4:It is necessary for all the candidates to download and take a printout of the admit card, and it is very important to preserve it till the recruitment process is over.

Details in the INET 2021 Admit Card

After downloading this INET 2021 Admit Card, candidates are required to carefully check all the details of the option given below. If there is any malfunction in the admit card then the conduct can raise concern for the authority.

  • The Candidate’s name
  • Registration No.
  • Application No.
  • Father’s names
  • Categories
  • Genders
  • Exam date and times
  • Exams Centre and Complet Address
  • Photograph and signatures
  • Exams day guidelines

INET 2021 Result and Merit List

It is announced that the final result for INET and SSB interview is cumulative weighting for both simultaneously. The INET result for the January session is expected to be announced on March 30, 2021.

It will be announced soon after the INET 2021 result exam for the June session. All the candidates who have to pass medical, they are invited for training according to the All India Merit and according to the availability of vacancies for the opted course.

How to check INET 2021 Results?

All the candidates should follow the step-by-step below to easily check the INET 2021 results.

Step 1: First of all, visit the official website of the Indian Navy.
Step 2: Now, after the home page arrives, click on the login option.
Step 3: Login using these credentials, submit the captcha, and also click on the “Login” option.
Step 4: The candidate has to click on the result option, and you will see the merit list.
Step 5: Download this merit list and keep it safe for your future purposes.

INET 2021 Exam Pattern

As for the syllabus of this exam, it is very important to know about the overall structure and exam pattern of the INET 2021 exam. All the candidates should check the exam pattern given below.

  • This INET 2021 exam pattern consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type questions from English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability, General Science and Mathematics Aptitude, and General Knowledge. Each section consists of 25 questions.
  • It consists of 100 marks in the maximum marks of each section and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • For each of these correct responses, four points are awarded. For every incorrect response, there is a deduction of one mark. It also requires the candidates to be cautious while answering the questions as it has the ability to get negative marking.
Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English 25 100 2 hours
Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability 25 100
Generals Science 25 100
Maths Aptitude & General Knowledge 25 100
Total 100 400

INET 2021 Syllabus

This syllabus of the INET exam helps you to find out what is going to be asked in the exam. That is, the pattern of questions also changes on an annual basis, but the core syllabus is the same.

If in any case, if the syllabus of the INET exam changes, it is reported here. This INET 2021 question paper is based on the topics covered with the following topics:

  • English
  • Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability
  • General Science & Mathematical Aptitude
  • Generals Knowledge

The full detailed syllabus for the INET 2020-21 exam are given below:

It requires understanding, use of words, sentence completion/correction, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, antonyms and synonyms, parts of speech, direct and indirect speech, idioms and phrases, active and passive voice. etc

Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability

Some spatial, numerical, logic and associative ability, decimal degrees, sequences, spelling, untruth, speed and distance, coding and decoding, missing numbers/series completions, ratios & ratios, averages and volumes, time and function, market value, cash value, Expense Problems, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Factoring (LCM and HCF), Simple Interest and Compound Interest, must be the menstrual formula (calculating the length, width or height of squares, rectangles, cubes, etc.).

General Science & Mathematical Aptitude

Nature of Matter, Universe, Electricity and its Applications, Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work, Energy, and Power, Heat, Magnetism,  Temperature, Light, Current,  Periodic Table, Metals & Non-Metals, Measurements, Algebra, Basic Trigonometry, Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic Structure, Chemistry – Carbon and its Compounds,  Acids, Bases & Salts, Food, Nutrition and Health Physiology, & Human Diseases and Basic Computer Science Arithmetic Ability, Number Systems, Geometry, Statistics, Probability, and Set Theory.

General Knowledge

The Full history of India, Geography, Climate / Environment, Civics – Constitution of India, Art, Culture, Dance, Politics, Heritage, Religion, Freedom Movement, Books and Authors, Important National Facts, Economics, Sports & Championships, Entertainment, Awards, Defence & Wars, Geographical Neighbours, Countries –Languages, Capitals, Currencies, Common Name, Full Forms, Abbreviations, Eminent Personalities, National – Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sports/Flags/ Emblem, etc, Discoveries & Current Affairs.

INET 2020-21 Application Form

The Candidates desirous of joining the Indian Navy are required to fill the INET 2020-21 application form before the last day. These interested candidates can fill the application for INET Exam 2021 only online mode from the official website. For this January session, all the candidates applied from November 29, 2019, to December 19, 2019. It has been delayed due to an epidemic in the application form for the June session.

How to apply for the INET 2021 exam?

  • visit Indian Navy’s official website (
  • The Candidates visiting the website for the first times have to registers themselves by clicking on the ‘Registers option
  • It has to be registered using any government/state-issued photo ID or Aadhaar card.
  • Next, it is necessary to fill in the required details like educational details, address, personal details, email ID, and phone number.
  • Upload scanned copies of all relevant documents and also have to set a password
  • Using this registered email id and password set, you can login using the ‘Login’ tab on the homepage.
  • Apply for the examination by clicking on the ‘Apply Now, option
  • All the details and information of all the candidates are collected from the profile created during registration, and it is not edited.
  • The application fee is paid through online mode
  • Make a print out of this application and confirmation page

Application Fees of INET 2021

  • This payment is made through a debit card (RuPay / Visa / MasterCard / Maestro), credit card, internet banking or mobile purse.
  • This application fee is paid through online mode
  • After successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt is generated.
  • Take a print out as per your requirement
  • Your application fee varies from candidates to candidates according to the categories:
Category Application Fees
UR/OBC INR 215/-
Female/SC/ST NIL

Documents Required

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

  • Originals Certificates
  • Marksheets of 10th, 12th, and Graduations
  • Domicile Certificates
  • NCC Certificate
  • Signatures
  • Recent passports size photographs

INET 2021 Exam Centres

It is conducted in the following examination centers INET 2021. All the candidates have to select the examination city at the time of filling the INET 2021 application form.

These military SSBs are located at these places where candidates are tested. Candidates who are shortlisted for SSB are reimbursed with travel expenses, candidates are required to ensure that they bring the INET 2021 Admit Card along with a government ID proof to the examination center, failing which, However, candidates are not allowed to enter the examination hall.

SSB Centres for INET Exam
Bangalore Bhopal
Coimbatore Vishakhapatnam

INET 2021 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for the Indian Navy is as follows:

1. INET Examination

The Candidates who have successfully filled the application will have to take the INET exam. The mode of communication used between this exam authority and the candidates will be in online mode, which means that all candidates will receive notifications about the exam through email or phone numbers.

2. Shortlisting for SSB

All the candidates have been shortlisted in Bangalore / Bhopal / Coimbatore / Visakhapatnam / Kolkata on 20 April 2020 for Bangalore (for Pilot and Observer candidates only) and other branches/entries.

At the time of this SSB round, candidates have to face two stages: this Stage-I and Stage-II. Candidates who fail in Stage-I are sent back on the same day. Candidates who qualify in Stage-I will remain and will have to face further visits.

3. Medical

Candidates who are recommended for selection by the board, undergo a medical examination before joining. Candidates who are selected for the post of the pilot will have to undergo the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) after the aviation medical examination.

4. Merit List and Appointment Letter

This final merit list is released by the Indian Navy based on the combined marks of INET and SSB. Those candidates who are declared medically fit, are appointed for training based on the availability of vacancies in the cadre/branch as per the All India Merit.

Post SSB Training

All the selected candidates are to be nominated as officers on the post of Deputy Lieutenant. Candidates of this Merchant Navy who have a Government of India, Shipping and Transport Certificate of Competition as either a second Mate, Mate or Master as Acting Lieutenant.

Except for the officers of this IT cadre, all other officers will have to undergo a 22-week Naval Orientation Course at Naval Academy, Ezhiwala. The SSC (IT) officers have a 4-week Naval Orientation Course at the same venue.

Regulations for INET Exam

After these regulations, the rest and guidelines will be provided with clarity about you before appearing for the INET exam.

Medical Standards

All the candidates recommended by this SSB will have to undergo medical as per the Navy rules. No exemption is provided to any candidate on medical grounds.

Relaxation in Height and Weight

The Government provides height relaxation by the Indian Navy to the occupants of certain specific states. You can get information about it through the official website

Group Insurance and Gratuity

These selected candidates receive basic insurance cover up to INR 1 Crore and this deployed officer is given a gratuity as per rules in the Navy.

Leave Entitlements

When all the candidates are in training, they are given cards according to the training policies. After their training after the commission is given, then the officers have eligibility for annual and contingency leaves as per the existing rules.

Tenure of Commission

  1. For Short Service Commission: The tenure of all the candidates is 10 years which can be extended to 4 years in 2 years (2 years + 2 years).
  2. For Permanent Commission: All candidates also get pension service for 20 years and will be able to work till retirement age.

INET 2021 Vacancy

All vacancies are declared with official notification. However, a detailed vacancy list of the 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

INET 2021 Salary Structure

The salary of an Indian Navy officer depends on various factors like designation and level. And these are also the starting salaries of various posts:

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

Some of the perks of the officers:

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  • Flying
  • Submarine
  • Marcos
  • Diving Qualified
  • Seagoing
  • Technical
  • Instructor
  • Hard area
  • Uniform
  • House rent
  • Transport
  • Insurance

INET 2020-21 Cutoff

In order to be eligible for this SSB round, candidates have to get minimum marks. These qualified candidates are called for SSB through email and their registered mobile number.

The cutoff for this INET is merit in nature for all classes. However, the total marks obtained must also be more than the specified cutoff marks.

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