INET 2021: Application Process, Eligibility, Admit Card and Career

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Apr 8, 2021

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

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. 

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INET Highlights

INET 2021 Highlights

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
Post Various
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee UR/OBC : INR 215
Female/SC/ST : NIL
Mode of Exam Online
Selection Process
  1. INET Examination
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Medical Test
Job Location Across India
Official Website
INET Important Dates

INET 2021 Important Dates

Though the official dates for the year 2021 are not released yet, the tentative dates are as follows :

Event Date
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
INET Eligibility

INET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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
  • Completed 10th and 12th with 60% marks
  • Possess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks
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
INET Application Process

INET 2021 Application Process

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 :

  • 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 of INET 2021

  • 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

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
INET Admit Card

INET 2021 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 2021 :

  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 Exam Pattern

INET 2021 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

INET 2021 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 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%
General Knowledge 25 100 40%

INET 2021 SSB Interview

  • Shortlisted candidates are called for SSB Interview on basis of INET rank cum preference and choice
  • Candidates need to qualify all sections in INET exam
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed through mail or through SMS
INET Syllabus

INET 2021 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

INET 2021 SSB Interview Syllabus

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

INET 2021 Selection Procedure

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 2021 Cutoffs and Results

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

INET 2021 Previous Year Cut off Trend

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 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 Results

INET 2021 Result and Merit List

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 :

  • Visit the official website of Indian Navy
  • Click on the ‘Login’ button at top right corner
  • Login using the registered email ID and password
  • Click on ‘View Result for INET Officer’
  • The result will be displayed on the system and can be downloaded by clicking ‘Download’ link
INET Vacancy

INET 2021 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
INET Salary Structure

INET 2021 Salary Structure

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

Some of the allowances that officers get :

Based on the post and job role of an officer, they receive some of these allowances :

  • Flying
  • Submarine
  • MARCOs
  • Diving Qualified
  • Sea Going
  • Technical
  • Instructor
  • Hard Area
  • Uniform
  • House Rent
  • Transport
  • Insurance

INET 2021 Career Prospects

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 :

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


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.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


suneesh kumar s
Which place in selection?
abdul nazir

Once you are selected, you will placed anywhere in India as there are vacancies at different locations throughout the country. Selection process however includes 3 steps of INET examination, SSB interview and medical test before final selection. There are various posts available for both male and female candidates. 

suneesh kumar s
How many members are joining
abdul nazir

INET 2021 is conducted by Indian Navy for multiple vacancies across India. To apply for the posts available, both male and female candidates are eligible. Once the entrance test is conducted, candidates are selected on the basis of interview process followed by medical test. Find more details at INET exam 2021.

sourajit mukherjee
How many vacancies are announced in total?
kavita rani

A total of 144 vacancies are announced in 2021, while include SSC General Service (Engg Branch) 26, SSC General Service (Electrical), 27; SSC Education, 15. Further details related to the same are mentioned here.

What will be the weightage of interview round?
kavita rani

Hi Deviingh. INET exam will have a weightage of 50%, while SSB Interview will hold the remaining weightage. For other details, you must click here.

gouri kumari
What is included in the General Science and Mathematical Aptitude section?
kavita rani

Hi Gouri. Some of the important topics that will be asked in the exam include Magnetism, Universe, Force and Gravitation, Metals and Non Metals, Current, Measurements, Sound and Wave Motion, among others.

puja sao
Can I pay the fees in an offline mode?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. No the payment needs to be done online only, candidates can use their Debit Cards (Rupay/Visa/Master Card/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking or mobile wallets to make the transfers.

lakshay kakkar
What is the qualification required to apply for SSC Engg. Branch General Service (M)?
kavita rani

Candidates applying for this post must have B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Marine/Instrumentation/Production/Aeronautical, and they musts be aged between 19 to 24 years. All other details are here.

sandesh kumar
What is the qualification required to apply for SSC Engg. Branch General Service (M)?
abdul nazir

To be eligible for SSC Engg. Branch General Science (M) you must have passed B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical/Marine/Instrumentation/Production or Aeronautical engineering. Also the age must be between 19 to 24 years to be eligible. There are several posts under SSC but you can apply for a single post based on educational background.

nafisa khatoon
What are the qualifying marks for graduation?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Candidates need to get at least 60% score in the graduation and at least 60% score in both 10th and 12th standards to get considered for this exam.
Detailed information is mentioned here.

nafisa khatoon
What is INET?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. Indian Navy Entrance Test or INET is a national-level entrance exam taken for selecting Officers in various branches/entries of Indian Air Force such as Executive, Educational and Technical. The exam is taken two times in a year.
Detailed information is mentioned here.

Can a pregnant woman apply for the exam?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. For the same you need to get in touch with the exam authorities.
Further details related to the eligibility criteria are mentioned here.

koyena biswas
Is the medical exam mandatory?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Candidates recommended for SSB are supposed to undergo a medical examination. Candidates for Pilot entry are required to undergo PABT (Pilot aptitude battery test) followed by Aviation medical examination.
Further details related to the exam are mentioned here.

fauzia shahid
When is INET admit card released?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. The Indian Navy is expected to release the admit card for the Indian Navy Entrance Test in the month of February 2021. Check other details here.

mohammed najamuddin
What are the different stages in SSB interview?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. The interview round include two major stages, including Stage I, which includes an Intelligence Test, Picture Perception, and Discussion test and Stage II which include tests like Psychological testing, Group testing, and interview.
Candidates who have cleared the INET exam will be called for the SSB interview. Get more information from here.

nafisa khatoon
Is there any relaxation in height and weight?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. No relaxation is given on medical ground. Height should not be less than 157cm for male and 152 cm for female. Relaxation in Height and Weight. Relaxations in height are permissible to candidates that have domicile of specific regions.

utkarsha khatri
Is there any age limit for the INET 2021 examination?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Candidates who are born in between January 2, 1996, and July 1, 2001, are eligible to apply for INET exam.
Further details related to the same are mentioned here.

Will there be any face-to-face interview in the seection process?
kavita rani

Hi Nishu. Candidates who have applied for the exam will be invited for the screening, which include SSB Interview.
Further details related to the selection process is mentioned here.

sheetal chib
Will the examination be an objective type test?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. The INET examination paper is segmented into 4 sections, and multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam.
Read here for more details.

puja sao
What is the total number of vacancies for INET 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. INET vacancies are is released separately for Technical, Executive and Education Branch. Last year, close to 140 vacancies were announced for June 2021 session. For January 2021, a total of 144 vacancies were announced. Read here for more details.

ananya pandey
Do I need to submit the hard copy of the application form?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. You need to refer to the official website and apply online link only. Application form can be submitted online only.
Check out other details related to the exam here.