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INET EXAM Notification 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


Indian Navy Entrance Test, commonly known as INET & is conducted to recruit applicants in the various branches of the Indian Navy at the educational, executive & technical levels. Here is an article that will help candidates who want to be a part of the Indian Navy & sail through the INET examination.

Note: Considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation in India, the official authority of INET has cancelled the June session of INET 2021. The admission will be done through the SSB interview & medical test only.


Exam nameIndian Navy Entrance Test
Organization nameIndian Navy
Application modeOnline
Exam modeOnline
Selection ProcessSSB Interview, INET Examination, Medical Test
Job LocationAcross India
Official Website


EventsDates (Tentative)
Start of INET 2021 Application process1 November 2021
Last date to Apply for INET 20211 December 2021
INET 2021 Result Date1 March 2022


PostAge LimitEducation Criteria
SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre, NAIC (M/F)19 to 24 yearsMust have passed SSC, HSC and B.E/B. Tech with a minimum of 60% marks
SSC ATC (M/F)20 to 24 yearsPossess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks & Completed 10th & 12th with 60% marks
SSC Observer (M/F)18 to 23 yearsPossess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks & Completed 10th & 12th with 60% marks
SSC Pilot (MR) (M/F)18 to 23 yearsPossess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks & Completed 10th & 12th with 60% marks
SSC Pilot (Other than MR) (M)18 to 23 yearsPossess an engineering degree in any stream with 60% marks & Completed 10th & 12th with 60% marks
SSC Logistics (M/F)19 to 24 yearsB.E/B. Tech in any stream or MBA/MCA/M.Sc./B.Sc./B. Com. with PG Diploma in Finance with 60% marks
SSC X IT (M/F)19 to 24 yearsB.Sc. (IT)/MCA/M.Sc. (IT)/ B. Tech (Computer/IT) with 60% marks
SSC General Service Hydro Cadre (M)19 to 24 yearsB.E/B. Tech in any specialization with minimum of 60%
SSC Engg. Branch General Service (M)19 to 24 yearsB.E/B. Tech in Mechanical/ Marine/ Instrumentation/ Production/ Aeronautical
SSC Electrical General Service (M)19 to 24 yearsB.E/B. Tech in Electronics/ Electrical/ Power with a minimum 60% marks
SSC Education (M/F)20 to 24 yearsM.Sc. (Mathematics/Operational Research) or B.Sc. (Physics) with minimum a of 60% marks


OBC/ URINR 215/-
SC/ Female/ STNIL


  • Go to the Indian Navy's official website.
  • Register yourselves by clicking on the Register button.
  • They may register using any Govt/ State issued Photo ID/ using Aadhar Card.
  • Next, enter the required address, academic details, personal details, email ID & phone number.
  • Upload the scanned copies of relevant documents & set a password.
  • Using the registered email ID & password, log in using the 'Login' tab on the homepage.
  • Apply for the examination by clicking on 'Apply Now'.
  • Applicants can collect all the details & information of the candidate from the profile built during registration & cannot be edited.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Take a printout of your application form & confirmation page.


The vacancies are announced by the official authority of INET annually. The INET 2021 vacancies have yet not been released. There are slight changes in posts each year, for an idea of the number of vacancies and posts we have brought you last year vacancies. The vacancies are for technical, executive, & education Branches. Here is the list of vacancies for INET previous year:

Executive Branch

SSC Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre6
SSC Observer6
SSC Pilot (Other than MR)6
SSC Pilot3
SSC Logistics11
SSC General Science/Hydro Cadre30
SSC X (IT)10
SSC General Science/Hydro Cadre30

Technical Branch

SSC Electrical Branch (General Service)27 Posts
SSC Engineering Branch (General Science)26 Posts

Education Branch

SSC Education15 Posts



The application form will be released on the official website. You need to pay the application fee & register yourself for the INET examination.

Shortlisting Applicants:

The candidates are shortlisted & if they meet the eligibility criteria, the application can proceed further.

SSB Interview:

SSB interview consists of two stages. Stage-I includes Officer Intelligence Rating tests & Picture Perception & Description Test. Stage-II consists of Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests & interview rounds. Candidates can only proceed to stage II after they have cleared stage I.

Medical Test:

After clearing the interview, the selected candidates must clear the medical round. Only medically fit candidates can proceed further. There is no relaxation for anyone.

Merit List:

The merit list is announced based on the SSB interview & medical round. The selected candidates also receive appointment letters.


The candidate must get the minimum qualifying marks in each section to qualify for the final merit in the INET 2021. After the announcement of results, candidates can verify them by following the steps below:

  • Visit the official webpage of the Indian Navy's.
  • In the upper right corner, click the 'Login' button.
  • Log in with your registered email address & password.
  • Click on the 'View Result for INET Officer' button.
  • The result will be shown on the system & may be downloaded by clicking the 'Download' button.


After the examination, the predicted cut-off will be updated. The expected cut-off is calculated by considering various criteria such as the difficulty level of the examination, number of candidates & the number of openings. The cut-off trends change for various jobs & must thus be adequately examined. Examining the previous year's cut-off enables you to estimate the preliminary cut-off for the current year & plan appropriately.

SSC GS (X)158
SSC GS Engineer162
SSC Log178
SSC Hydro176
SSC Pilot (MR)225
SSC Edu155
SSC Pilot (Other)197


PostSalaryPay Level
Sub-LieutenantINR 5,6100 - INR 1,75,00010
LieutenantINR 61,300 - INR 1,93,90010B
Lieutenant CommandoINR 69,450 - INR 2,07,20011
CaptainINR 1,30,600 - INR 2,15,90013
CommodoreINR 1,39,600 - INR 2,17,60013A
Rear AdmiralINR 1,44,200 - INR 2,18,20014
Vice Admiral & EquivalentINR 2,05,400 - INR 2,24,40016
CNS/EquivalentINR 2,50,00018


The candidates shortlisted for INET get the chance to be a part of the Indian Navy. The work profile in the Indian Navy for the post mentioned has incorporated essential duties & responsibilities. The prime intention of the Indian Navy is to provide security & manage menaces all across the marine border of the country. Candidates shortlisted through INET will be a necessary part of the system that works the ship & also uses the ship as a means of tactical warfare. Read the complete Job responsibilities below:

Sub Lieutenants:

Sub Lieutenants are subordinates/ assistants to Lieutenants & are expected to carry out all the tasks of a Lieutenant. Sub Lieutenants are assigned to the sea to Watch-keep the ocean from threats. They are accountable for keeping an independent watch at sea or in the harbour.


The team member is accountable for advising the Commanding Officer in several situations. Candidates selected as Lieutenants are required to be at the peak of their professional knowledge. They are presumed to know everything about their particular specialization to carry out specified duties effectively. A Lieutenant is designated on the staff of certain Flag Officers as the Flag Lieutenant. They should read signals passed between the ships; they look after the crew & guide them with directions.

Lieutenant Commander:

Lieutenants who order on the ships are known as Lieutenants Commander. They are the commander in more small warships. They have the supreme right to instruct & guide the crew with necessary actions on the ship.


They conduct various warships. The primary job responsibilities include maintaining the crew & has the official power to control a submarine, frigate, destroyer, aviation squadron, or small shore activities.


The duties & responsibilities of a Captain are multifarious. Onboard, Captain's authority is supreme & unquestioned. While he is in command, he is entrusted with the safety of the ship & all the men on board. The main responsibility of the Captain is to be conscious & led to the custom of the Captain being the last to abandon ship in case of any emergency or danger.


Commodore is a superior naval rank used in many navies, equivalent to Brigadier & Air Commodore superior to a navy captain. As an official rank, a commodore's main task is to lead a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a more significant task force/ naval fleet commanded by an admiral.

Rear Admiral & Vice Admiral:

A rear admiral might command a carrier-cruiser group, an amphibious group, or an expeditionary strike group. A rear admiral serves as deputy to a more extensive command—a vice-admiral commands & orders in various fleets.


Current Affairs- This examines an aspirant's thorough knowledge of the society they reside in. Learning about international events is also essential, but knowing one's district, state, and country should be considered the foundation for preparation. This provides significant help in serving the nation well accordingly.

Read newspapers- The obsolete idea of keeping one updated through newspapers about what's happening in and around has made a remarkable revival through competitive exams; the aspirants are therefore suggested to have a desire for more than one newspaper a day.

Personality & Communication skills- The interview phase is a very significant part of the examination. It would be best if you addressed your thoughts transiently to the interviewers. Therefore, it is highly recommended to prepare for the interview several times, polishing your communication skills. Body language is one such property to be taken care of in an interview. The interview phase of the INET is not designed to judge one's expertise on a subject. However, a candidate has to answer all the questions with honesty.

By the end of this day, you will already be equipped with all information you need about the high-esteemed INET exam, and now you must have a well-structured plan. If you still do not have the zeal to move ahead, know that the examination knocks at the door!