Now, candidates can enter Indian Navy through INET

The new test, being held for the first time, will hire officers for permanent and short service commission.


The Indian Naval Entrance Test (INET) will take place in September this year at various centres across the country. The exam, which is being conducted for the very first time, will shortlist candidates for permanent commission and short service commission.

Till now, the practice was to shortlist candidates through the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or the University Entry Scheme and then put the selected candidates through the Staff Selection Board (SSB) interview.

However, a new system has been put into place now. From now on, candidates will be shortlisted for SSB interview on the basis of their performance in the online Indian Naval Entrance Test or INET(officers).

The online exam will test the candidates on English, general science, reasoning and numerical abilities, mathematical aptitude and general knowledge. Each of the four sections of the test will have to be passed by the candidate to be eligible for the SSB interview.

The performance onf the candidate in the INET(officers), SSB interview as well as the medical examination that ensues, will together decide the candidate’s appearance and position on the merit list.

Once selected, the candidates will receive basic training at the Indian Naval Academy.

As per the new process, applications will be invited twice a year, that is, every six months, through advertisements. Information pertaining to the entries, eligibility, and so on will be available on the website. The website will also offer options for candidates to fill in their personal details, educational qualifications and also upload all the relevant documents.

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