INET 2023: Application Form (Soon), Exam Date, Admit Card

Rajalakshmi BK
Rajalakshmi BK

Updated on - Nov 30, 2023

INET 2023 official notification will be released by the Indian Navy on the official website. Candidates must keep an eye on the website for updates.

The Indian Navy is one of the most prestigious naval forces globally. Indian Navy is responsible for safeguarding our country above, on and below the ocean's surface. INET exam is a golden opportunity for the wards of defence personnel and other general candidates looking for an opportunity to serve the country. Interested candidates must check the eligibility criteria, application form, exam dates and other important information.

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About INET 2023

INET full from is Indian Navy Entrance Test. INET is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted to select staff for the Indian Navy. The Indian Naval Academy conducts it. INET exam is similar to AFCAT, which is held to recruit officers for Indian Air Force. However, the only difference is that the INET exam is held to select the personnel for the Indian Navy.

Indian Navy has invited applications for Short Service Commission (SSC) Officer Posts in Executive, Educational and Technical branches through the Indian Navy Entrance Test 2023 (INET). There are several vacancies available for different posts in INET. This navy entrance exam 2023 is open for unmarried male and female candidates. The examination is conducted in Online mode (Computer-based) and will have multiple choice-based, objective-type questions. Negative marking is included in the scheme of valuation. 

INET Exam Highlights

INET Exam Highlights
Exam Name INET
Full Form Indian Navy Entrance Test
Conducting Authority Indian Naval Academy
Level National
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Mode of INET 2023 Exam Written
Exam Duration 2 hours
Official Website

INET 2023 Exam Date

The INET will be held in two sessions every year, once in January and June. INET 2023 exam date has not been declared yet due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the tentative Indian Navy Entrance Test 2023 exam dates are mentioned below.

INET 2023 January Session

The tentative dates for the INET 2023 application form for the January session will be tabulated below.

INET 2023 January Session
Events Dates
Start of INET 2023 Application process To Be Announced
INET Last Date to Apply 2023 To Be Announced
Admit card Release Date To Be Announced 
INET 2023 Exam Date Nov 2023
INET 2023 Result Date  Nov 2023

INET 2023 June Session

The Indian Naval Academy has not released any official notification regarding the delay in the INET notification 2023 on the official website. The admit card and INET exam date will be announced when the official INET 2023 notification is released.

INET 2023 June Session
Events Dates
Start of INET June 2023 Application process  To Be Announced
Last date to Apply for INET June 2023  To Be Announced
Admit Card Release Date  To Be Announced
INET June 2023 Exam Date  To Be Announced
INET June 2023 Result Date  To Be Announced

Read More: INET Exam Date

INET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring to write the Indian Navy Entrance Test 2023 exam and join the Indian Navy must check the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam. There are several posts for which INET 2023 is conducted. For some posts, only male candidates are eligible to apply. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor's Degree in the course specified by the conducting body. Candidates should ensure that they satisfy INET exam eligibility before applying for the exam.

For the posts such as SSC ATC/SSC Observer/SSC Pilot [MR]/SSC Pilot [other than MR], candidates can refer to the detailed INET exam eligibility.

  • A candidate should have secured a minimum of 60% marks in B.Tech/B.E. from a university/institute recognized by AICTE.
  • The age limit of a candidate applying should be 18 to 23 years.

Read More: INET exam eligibility

INET 2023 Application Form

Candidates aspiring to join the Indian Navy must fill the INET application form 2023 before the last day. Interested candidates can apply for the INET exam 2023 online only from the official website. For the January session, candidates could apply from #application_from_date to #application_to_date. The application form for the June session has been delayed due to the pandemic.

How to apply for the INET 2023 exam?

A step-by-step procedure to register for the INET entrance exam 2023 is given below:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website of the Indian Navy, i.e.
  • Step 2: Upon landing on the home page, the candidate must find the "Apply Online" tab and click on it.
  • Step 3: After clicking that option, the candidate will be taken to a new page where they have to create an account if they have not created it before. Candidates will have two options to register: With Aadhar or without Aadhar. Otherwise, if the candidate has created an account before, they need to log in to their existing account.
  • Step 4: Upon creating a candidate new account, they will be sent their password on their email ID.
  • Step 5: Upon successfully logging in, the candidate will need to fill the form with their personal and academic details per their Matriculation certificate such as Full name, date of birth, mobile number, parent's name, permanent address, religion, category, etc.
  • Step 6: All the documents like mark sheets of 10th, 12th, Semester V to VII of B.Tech/B.E must be uploaded. Candidates should also upload a recent passport-sized photograph and signature.
  • Step 7: To complete the candidate application form for INET 2023 exam, they need to pay the application fee. It has to be paid with a Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking. Once the payment is made successfully, candidates can take the printout of the application form for future reference.

INET 2023 Application Fee

Students will be asked to pay the fee to finish their registration process before the INET last date to apply 2023. There are charges for the candidates belonging to General and OBC candidates. However, no charge is levied on the registration of SC/ST and women candidates. INET 2023 application form fee is provided in the table below:

INET Application Fee
Category Fee
General/OBC INR 215
SC/ST/Women Exempted

Note: It is to inform the candidate that their application would be considered incomplete without paying the application fee. Once candidates have paid the fees, they should download their application form and print it out for their SSB interview.

INET 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for the INET exam 2023 will be released tentatively a few days before the commencement of the examination. The admit card will be released on the official website. Hall Tickets will contain the allotted exam centres' date, time, and place. It should be noted down by the appearing candidates that without an admit card, they would not be allowed to sit for the INET exam 2023. Learn more about INET 2023 Admit Card.

The admit card for the INET January session was released on #admit_card_date. However, the admit card release for the June session has been postponed due to the delay in the application form registration.

How to download INET Admit Card?

You can follow the following step-by-step procedure to download the INET admit card:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website of the Indian Navy, i.e.
  • Step 2: Upon landing on the home page, click on the Careers tab. Candidates need to search and click on the admit card link of the INET 2023 exam. It will take you to the login page.
  • Step 3: After reaching the login page, candidates need to enter their login credentials. The INET 2023 admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4: Candidates must download and take a printout of the admit card, and preserve it till the recruitment process is over.

Details in the INET 2023 Admit Card

After downloading the INET 2023 admit card, candidates must check all the details carefully, which is mentioned below. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, they can raise the concern to the conducting authority. 

  • Candidate's name
  • Registration number
  • Application number
  • Father's name
  • Category
  • Gender
  • Exam date and time
  • Exam Centre and Address
  • Photograph and signature
  • Exam day guidelines

Read More: INET 2023 Admit Card

INET 2023 Exam Centres

Navy Entrance Exam 2023 will be conducted in the following exam centres. Therefore, candidates are required to select the exam city when filling the INET 2023 application form.

Military SSB's are situated where the candidates will be tested. Candidates who will be shortlisted for SSB will be reimbursed with the travel expense, which will be equivalent to the fare of 3rd Tier AC. Candidates must ensure that they bring the INET 2023 admit card and a Government ID proof to the exam centre, failing to which, candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

INET Exam Centres
SSB Centres for INET Exam
Bangalore Bhopal
Coimbatore Vishakhapatnam
Kolkata -

INET 2023 Exam Pattern

Just like the exam syllabus, it is also important to know about the overall structure and exam pattern of the INET 2023 exam. Therefore, candidates can check the exam pattern given below.

  • INET 2023 exam pattern comprises 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type questions from English, Reasoning & Numerical Ability, General Science and Mathematics Aptitude & General Knowledge. Each section comprises 25 questions.
  • The maximum marks for each section comprise 100 marks, and the total duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • For every correct response, four marks will be awarded. There will be a deduction of one mark for every wrong response. Candidates need to be cautious while answering questions as it has the potential to get a negative marking.
INET 2023 Exam Pattern
Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English 25 100 2 hours
Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability 25 100
General Science 25 100
Mathematics Aptitude & General Knowledge 25 100
Total 100 400

INET 2023 Syllabus

INET Exam Syllabus will help you figure out what will be asked in the exam. However, the pattern of questions can change every year, but the core syllabus remains the same. If, in any case, if the INET exam syllabus changes, the same will be notified here. INET 2023 question paper will be based on the topics covered from the following subjects:

  • English
  • Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability
  • General Science & Mathematical Aptitude
  • General Knowledge

The Detailed Syllabus for the INET 2023 exam is given below

Comprehension, Usage of words, Sentence Completion/Corrections, Punctuations, Grammar, Vocabulary, Antonyms and Synonyms, Parts of Speech, Direct and Indirect Speech, Idioms and Phrases, Active and Passive Voice. etc

Logical Reasoning & Numerical Ability

Spatial, Numerical, Reasoning, and Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings, Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding, Missing Numbers / Series Completion, Decimal Fraction, Ratios and Proportion, Average and Volume, Time and Work, Speed and Distance, Market Price, Cash Price, Expenditure Problems, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Factoring (LCM and HCF), Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mensuration Formulas (Calculation of length, breadth or height of the square, rectangle, cube, etc.

General Science & Mathematical Aptitude

Nature of Matter, Universe, Electricity and its Applications, Force and Gravitation, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Work, Energy, and Power, Heat, Temperature, Light, Current, Magnetism, Metals and Non-Metals, Measurements, Sound and Wave Motion, Atomic Structure, Chemistry – Carbon and its Compounds, Periodic Table, Acids, Bases & Salts, Food, Nutrition and Health Physiology, and Human Diseases and Basic Computer Science Arithmetic Ability, Number Systems, Algebra, Basic Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, Probability, and Set Theory.

General Knowledge

History of India, Geography, Climate / Environment, Civics – Constitution of India, Art, Culture, Dance, Heritage, Religion, Freedom Movement, Important National Facts, Economics, Politics, Sports and Championships, Entertainment, Books and Authors, Awards, Defence and Wars, Geographical Neighbours, Countries –Languages, Capitals, Currencies, Common Name, Full Forms, Abbreviations, Eminent Personalities, National – Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sport/Flag/ Emblem, etc, Discoveries and Current Affairs.

INET 2023 Result and Merit List

INICET Results will be released on the official websiteThe candidates can download the result sheet from the official website. The qualified candidates are eligible to take up admission for the Postgraduate course (MD, MS, DM, MCh, and MDS) at the Institute of National Importance (INI) for medical education.

Final results for INET and SSB interviews will be announced together, taking a cumulative weightage for both. The INET 2023 result for the June session will be declared soon after the examination. The candidates who will pass the medical will be invited for training as per all India merit and the availability of vacancies for the opted course.

How to check INET 2023 Results?

Candidates should follow the below step-by-step to check the INET 2023 results easily.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Indian Navy.
  • Step 2: Upon landing on the home page, click on the login option.
  • Step 3: Login using the credentials, submit the captcha and click on the "log in" option.
  • Step 4: Candidates will need to click on the results option to see the merit list.
  • Step 5: Download the merit list and keep it safe for future purposes.

Read More: INET Results 2023

INET 2023 Cutoff

The candidates have a minimum number of marks that has to be achieved by the candidates to be eligible for the SSB round. Qualified candidates will be called for SSB through email and their registered mobile number. INET exam Cutoff is the qualifying in nature for all the sections. However, the total marks should also be more than the specified cutoff.

INET 2023 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for the Indian Navy is as follows:

  • INET Examination - Candidates who have applied to fill the applications successfully will need to give INET exam. The mode of communications used between the exam authority and the candidates will be online, which means candidates will receive notifications about the exam via email or phone.
  • Shortlisting for SSB - Candidates will be shortlisted April 20, 2020, onwards at Bangalore (for Pilot & Observer candidates only) and Bangalore/Bhopal/Coimbatore/Vishakhapatnam/Kolkata for other branches/entries. At the SSB rounds, the candidates will have to face two stages: Stage-I and Stage-II. Candidates who will fail in Stage-I will be sent back on the same day. The candidates who qualify for Stage-I will stay and face further rounds.
  • Medical - Candidates recommended for selection by the board will undergo medical examination before their joining. Candidates opting for the post of Pilot will have to undergo Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) followed by the Aviation Medical Examination.
  • Merit List and Appointment Letter - The Indian Navy will issue the final merit list based on the combined marks of INET and SSB. Candidates who will be declared medically fit will be appointed for the training as per all India merit based on the availability of vacancies in cadre/branch.

Post SSB Training

Selected candidates will be enrolled as officers in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. Merchant Navy candidates who have Government of India, Ministry of Shipping & Transport Certificate of Competency (Foreign going) either as a Second Mate, Mate or Master will be inducted as Acting Lieutenant.

Except for the officers of the IT cadre, all other officers will be undergoing 22 weeks Naval Orientation Course at Naval Academy, Ezhimala. SSC (IT) officers will have four weeks of Naval Orientation Course at the same venue.

Regulations for INET Exam

Following regulations, relaxations and guidelines will provide candidates with clarity about what is expected out of them before appearing for INET Exam.

Medical Standards

All candidates recommended by the SSB will have to undergo medical as per the regulations of the Navy. Therefore, no relaxations will be provided on medical grounds to any candidate.

Relaxation in Height and Weight

Candidates holding the domicile of certain specific states will be given a relaxation in height by the Indian Navy. Candidates can read more about that on the official website.

Group Insurance and Gratuity

Selected candidates will get a basic insurance cover up to INR 1 crore (when contributing), and gratuity will be granted as per the rules in the Navy to the deployed officer.

Leave Entitlements

When the candidates are on training, they will be granted leaves as per the Training policies. After their training, the officers will have the entitlement to Annual and Casual leaves as per the extant regulations.

Tenure of Commission

  1. For Short Service Commission: Candidates will have a tenure of 10 years which can be extended up to 4 years in 2 terms (2 years+2 years).
  2. For Permanent Commission: Candidates will be serving for 20 years on a pension and will be able to work until the age of superannuation.

Read More: INET Cut Off

INET 2023 Vacancies

The INET vacancies for 2023 will be announced along side the offcial notification, however, candidates can check the 2020 vacancies below for reference.

Indian Navy released a total of 121 vacancies in 2020 which are available for a number of posts like SSC Naval Armament Inspection Centre (NAIC), SSC Observer, SSC ATC, SSC Pilot (MC and other than MC), SSC Logistics and more.

For Executive Branch

Vacancies for the following posts are available under the Executive branch for the Indian Navy. Some vacancies are available for both Men & Women. While posts some posts are only for Men.

Vacancies for Executive Branch of Indian Navy
Name of Post Number of Posts Gender
SSC Naval Armament Inspection Cadre (NAIC) 06 Men & Women
SSC ATC 04 Men & Women
SSC Observer 06 Men & Women
SSC Pilot (MR) 03 Men & Women
SSC Pilot (Other than MR) 06 Men
SSC Logistics 11 Men & Women
SSC X (IT) 10 Men
SSC General Service (GS/X)/Hydro Cadre 30 [27 (GS/X) + 3 (Hydro)] Men

For Technical Posts

Posts for the Technical Branch in the Indian Navy are given as follows. These posts are available only for male candidates.

Vacancies for Indian Navy Technical Branch
Name of the Posts Number of Posts Gender
SSC Engineering Branch (General Service) 26 Men
SSC Electrical Branch (General Service) 27 Men

For Educational Branch

Vacancies for Educational Branch for the Indian Navy are as follows. These posts are only available for men.

Vacancies for Indian Navy Educational Branch
Name of the Post Number of Posts Gender
SSC Education 15 Men & Women

These INET Vacancies are available separately for Men and Women and collectively for both as well.

INET Helpdesk

In case of any queries related to the INET 2023 exam, candidates can contact the recruitment helpline address and phone number which is provided below.

  • Address: Directorate of Manpower Planning and Recruitment, IHQ MoD (N), New Delhi
  • Email ID:, 
  • Phone No: 1800-419-2929 (Toll-Free only from Monday to Sunday between 8 AM to 8 PM)


Are female candidates eligible to apply for the INET exam?

Yes, girls are eligible to apply for the exam for a number of posts within the navy. Some are SSC Naval Armament Inspection Cadre, SSC Observer, SSC ATC, and SSC Pilot (other than MR)

What is INET?

INET stands for the Indian Navy Entrance Test. It is an entrance test conducted to recruit individuals for the Indian Navy at permanent short service posts.

Is there an age limit to apply for the INET exam?

Yes, there is an age limit to apply. It varies for the different positions applicable within the Indian Navy. Go through INET eligibility.

How are the candidates shortlisted into the merit list for the INET 2023 exam?

The candidates are shortlisted based on the marks they have scored in the INET 2023 exam and their SSB Interview.

What are the different stages in the SSB Interview?

There are two stages in the SSB Interview: Stage 1 - Intelligence test, Discussion test, and Picture perception. Stage 2 - Psychological test, Group Test, and Interview.

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