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

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Oct 21, 2020

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

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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

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.

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


kashish tomar
Is there any relaxation in application fees for women?
kavita rani

Hi Kashish. The application fee for the candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC category is INR 215 while women candidates and SC/ST candidates are exempted from any fees.
Further details are mentioned here.

sandesh kumar
How to download the result or INET 2020 examination?
kavita rani

Hi Sandesh. Refer to the official website of Indian Navy, tap on the 'Login' button presented on the home page at the right corner. Candidates have to mention their login details to access further.
Further details are mentioned here.

utkarsha khatri
Is there any negative marking in the INET 2020 written examination?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Yes, there will be a negative marking for each wrong answer. For each correct answer, candidates will get 4 marks while for each incorrect answer, 1 marks will be deducted
Check out details related to the exam here.

shruti verma
How many sessions of the INET exam are conducted?
kavita rani

Hi Shruti. INET exam is conducted in two sessions every year, once in January and once in June.
Check out details related to the exam here.

Is there any relaxation in upper-age limit for women candidates?
kavita rani

Hi Muheshraaj. No relaxation is granted to the candidates. You can get more details here.

tanishka shah
Can a final year student of Graduation apply for INET?
kavita rani

Hi Tanishka. Candidates applying for this post must have completed 10th and 12th with 60% marks Possess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks. These eligibilities are for the candidates applying for SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre, NAIC (M/F).
Check other details are here.

Where the candidates undergo training?
kavita rani

Hi Rashmi. Selected candidates are granted Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) and will supposed to undergo training at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Kerala. INET exam is taken two times in a year.
Check other details here.

divakar sharma
What is the type of commissions given under INET?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) is the officers' entry under the control of IHQ MoD (Navy)/ DMPR that caters to both Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC). The INET exam is taken two times in a year.
Further details are available here.

sheetal chib
Has the exam date been announced by the conducting body?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. The exam is scheduled to be held in Feb, 2021. For this exam, the minimum eligibility criteria include education qualification and age limit.
Further details are available here.

What are minimum qualifying marks in graduation?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. Candidates must get at least 60% score in the graduation and Minimum 60% score in both 10th and 12th standards to apply for this exam.
Further details are mentioned here.

Do I have to submit a hard copy of the submitted application form via post?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. Refer to the official website and on the homepage click on the apply online link. Application form can be submitted online only .
Further details are mentioned here.

On which site will the official notification be available?
kavita rani

Hi Neha. INET 2021 notification will be announced on the official website only. Details like application process, application fee, deadline, etc. is mentioned here.

avinash sahu
What is the salary structure of the INET?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. The salary of an Indian Navy officer is based upon various factors like designation and level. The starting salaries of Sub Lieutenant varies from INR 56,100 to 1,77,500. Other details are here.

avinash sahu
What is the total number of vacancies for the exam?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. Indian Navy announced a total of 121 vacancies in 2020 that were available for a number of several posts such as SSC Naval Armament Inspection Centre (NAIC), SSC Observer, SSC ATC, SSC Pilot, etc. Other details are here.

tejas sangar
Hello sir, I'm studying in 11th std and it's my desire to give INET examination.....please do tell me which post I shall be able to apply after 12th boards.....and more eligibility criteria(if there)
abdul nazir

Hi Tejas, Unfortunately there are several posts available but for every one a degree is mandatory, some requires an engineering degree while other requires other UG degree qualifications. The eligibility related to academic varies accordingly. To know details you can visit INET 2021 exam.

sunny pandey
how to prepare for inet navy exam?
kavita rani

Hi Sunny. Candidates must stay well aware of the latest INET Syllabus, stay updated with Current Affairs.
Think Logically for Reasoning. Also refer to the other preparation tips mentioned here to do well in the exams.

koyena biswas
how to apply for inet exam?
kavita rani

Hi KOyena. Candidates planning to join the Indian Navy must fill the INET application form before the last day. Interested candidates can apply for INET exam 2021 via online mode only from the official website.
Further details are presented here.

suraj kumar singh
Sir I am in 7th semister of Btech and I have an aggregate Mark's till 7th semister is 76%...but I dont have my degree right now .can I apply this form ????
arvind kumar

Hi Suraj, Greetings from Collegedunia. INET examination offers entry-level job designations. You can apply for the exam. For more details visit: INET 2021

Is graduation compulsory for ssc atc and ssc observer?

Hi Preeti

You need a graduation degree to apply for SSC Exam. Visit on our official website of INET Eligibility to check the entire eligibility criteria of the exam.

nabinjyoti karmakar
When will be the notification of INET be released?