INET 2021 notification will likely be released in the month of November 2020 and the last date to apply will be in December 2020. The application fee is INR 215 for unreserved/OBC candidates while women candidates and SC/ST candidates are exempted from any fees
The examination will be tentatively held in the month of February 2021 for which the candidates can apply on https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/
A Sub Lieutenant posted through INET at level 10 gets a pay of INR 56,100 - 1,77,500 along with many other perks and allowances
The INET examination offers entry-level job designations such as Lieutenant or Commander. If you want to be a part of this organization, this is the best way to begin your career. The following table depicts different factors of the exam that one should know about :
|Name of Exam||Indian Navy Entrance Test|
|Organization Name||Indian Navy|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee||UR/OBC : INR 215
Female/SC/ST : NIL
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Job Location||Across India|
Though the official dates for the year 2021 are not released yet, the tentative dates are as follows :
|Release of Application Form||Nov 2020|
|Last Date to Apply||Dec 2020|
|Exam Date||Feb 2021|
|Result for Officers Entry for Jan 2022||March 2021|
For the INET exam, the basic eligibility criteria consist of education qualification and age limit. Candidates can apply only for one job profile for which they are eligible, based on their educational background. The detailed educational criteria and age limit is specified below :
|Job Profile||Education Criteria||Age Limit|
|SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre, NAIC (M/F)||Must have passed SSC, HSC and B.E/B.Tech with minimum of 60% marks||19 to 24 years|
|SSC ATC (M/F)||
||20 to 24 years|
|SSC Observer (M/F)||
18 to 23 years
|SSC Pilot (MR) (M/F)|
|SSC Pilot (Other than MR) (M)|
|SSC Logistics (M/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 years|
|SSC X IT (M/F)||B.Sc (IT)/MCA/M.Sc (IT)/ B.Tech (Computer/IT) with 60% marks||19 to 24 years|
|SSC General Service Hydro Cadre (M)||B.E/B.Tech in any specialization with minimum of 60%||19 to 24 years|
|SSC Engg. Branch General Service (M)||B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Marine/Instrumentation/Production/Aeronautical||19 to 24 years|
|SSC Electrical General Service (M)||B.E/B.Tech in Electronics/Electrical/Power with minimum 60% marks||19 to 24 years|
|SSC Education (M/F)||M.Sc (Maths/Operational Research) or B.Sc (Physics) with minimum of 60% marks||20 to 24 years|
Candidates who have not applied for INET 2021 and wish to apply but are confused about the application procedure to be followed, can follow the below mentioned while applying :
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 :
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 2021 :
After downloading the admit card, candidates are advised to check for any discrepancy in the admit card and report the same, if any.
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 2021.
|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%|
|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|
The SSB interview is conducted in two stages. The stages are as follows :
Stage 1 : Intelligence Test, Discussion and Picture Perception
Stage 2 : Psychological Testing, Group testing and Interview
Indian Navy selection procedure is based on 3 major steps :
|Medical Examination||Test for fitness|
The expected cut off will be updated after the exam is conducted. Expected cut off is measured taking into consideration, various factors such as difficulty level of exam , number of candidates and vacancies
The below table shows the minimum marks required for selection into different posts of INET 2020 :
|Post||SSB Cut off|
|SSC GS Engineer||162|
|SSC GS (X)||158|
|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.
A key criteria of the INET examination is that the candidate has to acquire the minimum qualifying marks in each section in order to be eligible for the final merit. After the results are declared, the candidates can check it using the following steps :
The vacancies will be declared along with the official notification. However, a detailed vacancy list for previous year is as follows:
|SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre||6|
|SSC Pilot (MR)||3|
|SSC Pilot (Other)||6|
|SSC X IT||10|
|SSC General Service (Hydro)||30|
|SSC General Service (Engg Branch)||26|
|SSC General Service (Electrical)||27|
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|
|VCNS/C in C/ Equivalent||17||2,25,000|
Some of the allowances that officers get :
Based on the post and job role of an officer, they receive some of these allowances :
There is a huge scope of growth in this career path. The basic designation is of a Sub Lieutenant which can be promoted to higher designations with experience. The following is the step wise growth that a Sub Lieutenant is likely to have over it’s career :
Ques. What is INET?
Ans. Indian Navy is the naval branch of Indian Armed Forces. Every year, the Indian Navy conducts an entrance exam named INET for recruiting employees for various posts. It is a national level entrance exam conducted by Indian Navy
Ques. What is the salary of an INET Officer?
Ans. The basic designation assigned after clearing INET examination is of Sub Lieutenant. The basic pay of a Sub Lieutenant is INR 56,100 - 1,77,500 along with many other allowances and perks.
Ques. When can I apply for INET 2021?
Ans. The official notification for INET 2021 will be most probably released in the month of November 2020 and the application form can be filled till December 2020.
Ques. When will INET 2021 be conducted?
Ans. Though the Indian Navy has not declared the official date for INET 2021, most probably it will be held in the month of February 2021.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.