INET, also known as Indian Navy Entrance Test, is an online entrance exam for recruitment of officers for the Indian Navy. This test follows the line of the AFCAT exam which is also known as Air Force Common Admission Test, which is conducted for the recruitment of officers required for the Air force of India. As we, all know INET 2019 notification is out. For more details, click here.

How to give the INET?

The examination shall be a computer-based examination, based on many different centres throughout the country. INET shall be used for the screening for the Short Service Commission Officer candidates and the Permanent Commission, which shall be used for the candidates of all graduate entries other than those screened by the UPSC or University Entry Scheme. Presently, shortlisted officer candidates for the interview conducted by the Services Selection Board are based on the marks scored during the candidate’s graduation or even post-graduation. Therefore, selection for Service Selection Board shall be on the basis of marks scored during the INET examination.

Note: Under the updated guidelines, there shall be only one advertisement for recruitment every six months and therefore the candidate shall have to keep an eye out for entries which they wish to enrol for on the basis of their educational background and their qualifications. Any further details about the same and if in case of any other doubts, the candidate could refer the official announcement available on Candidates’ who are interested in registration are required to fill in the details on the official website along with the candidates personal, educational and correspondence details and upload the scanned copies of their documents. This could be helpful for the candidate when the time of the application for admission window opens for the interested students and helps save the time required for the formality and the documentation. All the candidates who are deemed eligible shall be contacted on their email id’s which have been by the candidate at the time of registration and only during the date when the application submission window opens.

 Which all subjects are required to be prepared for the examination?

INET examination which is conducted for the candidates shall have four separate sections for preparation.

  • English
  • Reasoning and Numerical Ability
  • General Science
  • General Knowledge.

In order to be selected for the Service Selection Board, the candidate has to ensure that they have passed in all four sections, and only then they are considered to be eligible for the call-up. Candidates shall be called for the interview conducted by the Services Selection Board only on the basis of their marks and performance shown in the INET examination as well as their entry preferences. In order to be considered for the final merit list, the candidate has to ensure that they qualify both Service Selection Board examination and the Medical examination. The merit list which shall be put out shall be on the basis of the marks the candidate obtained in the INET examination and the Services Selection Board examination. And the candidates who are selected by the board shall be eligible to undergo the Basic Training at the Indian Naval Academy.

Details regarding INET examination:

The INET examination shall be conducted for a time period of two hours. The examination question paper shall contain 100 questions of Multiple Choice Questions which shall consist of questions based on the English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability, General Science, Mathematical Aptitude and General Knowledge. It shall be noted by the candidate that each section shall comprise of 100 marks and there shall be negative marking of one mark for every incorrect answer.

INET English Syllabus:

Vocabulary Usage.

  • Synonyms and Antonyms- Synonyms are basically the words which have the exact or identical meaning as any other word in a particular language. And Antonym is the opposite of any given word. For example, the antonym for stop is go and the synonym of honest is sincere.
  • Cloze test- A cloze test is a test where there shall be blanks which should be thoroughly read by the candidate and should be filled with the most appropriate word which makes the given sentence meaningful.
  • Fill in the blanks- In this topic, the candidate is required to find a suitable or matching word to write in the blanks. It contains those questions which shall only have blanks. The candidate has to ensure that they read the question carefully and note down the most capable word to fill the blank with.
  • Spelling Test- The candidate should be able to pick out the right words. This can be practised by the candidates by referring to the dictionary and learning the necessary words which the candidate seems to have trouble with.
  • Idioms and Phrases- Idioms and Phrases are the most common question which shall be asked in the question paper. The candidate should remember that this section of the English paper has a very good weightage and they should be prepared accordingly.
  • One word substitution- This is the section where the candidate shall be asked to replace the whole sentence with a single word without distorting the true meaning of the given sentence.
  • A phrase or sentence improvement- Here, the candidate shall be asked to use the most appropriate word or wordings to compliment the sentence.

Grammar usage.

  • Spotting the error/ sentence correction- The candidate has to ensure that they follow the grammatical rules such as subject word agreement, verb time sequences and more.
  • Fill in the blanks- This section contains questions which have blanks which are meant to be filled by the most appropriate wordings which the candidate shall seem correct.
  • Sentence and phrase improvement- This topic is considered to be the extension of the right use of grammar. Where the candidate has to look for the answers which give brief but comprehensive information.
  • Active and passive voice- In this particular topic, the sentence shall be given in either active or passive voice. Four alternatives shall be given out of which the candidate would have to choose any one of the alternatives which give expresses the given sentence in either or passive voice.
  • Direct and indirect speech- In this specific topic, a sentence shall be given in either direct or indirect speech. Four alternatives shall be given out of which the candidate should choose anyone which suits the given sentence.

Reading Comprehension.

Considered to be one of the most important and critical sections of the English language, the candidate is advised to be thorough with this section. In order to do so, the candidate should build up a proper plan to optimize their time and utilize it for the preparation of the subject.

Rearrangement of sentences.

A vital part of the English Language in general, this section is considered to be one of the most repeated sections in any competitive examination. It usually contains a group of jumbled and mixed sentences. All the candidate needs to do is to rearrange the wording given in the question to make them into meaningful sentences. Not only in sentences, but these questions can also be asked for mixed paragraphs.

Mathematics and Numerical Ability Syllabus;

  • Simplification
  • Number series
  • Data interpretation
  • Average
  • Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Algebra
  • Profit and loss
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Time and work
  • Permutation and combination
  • Probability
  • Mixture problems
  • Number system

Reasoning syllabus:

  • Cubes and dice
  • Blood relations
  • Critical reasoning
  • Number and letter series
  • Seating arrangements
  • Venn diagrams
  • Clocks and calendars
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Syllogism

English general knowledge:

  • Current affairs
  • Defence
  • General science
  • Computer knowledge
  • Politics and Government
  • Culture, Books and Awards
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Geography
  • Date and committees
  • Economy
  • Science and Technology
  • History
  • Sports

 Suggested books for reference:

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)- Contains more than 100 sample stories for TAT and PPDT, 60 genuine TAT pictures along with 20 original women pictures of TAT and OLQ’s with explanation for each and every response.
  • Lecturette Topics Part 1- Contains 100 original topics covered from the SSB and the AFSB, contains detailed information with key points, everything is backed by facts and figures, gives all the tips and tricks required to speak to SSB with confidence and contains all the necessary things for Group discussions, personal interviews and current affairs.
  • Word Association Test (WAT)- Contains all 100 WAT original wordings from SSB/AFSB/NSB/ICG, contains three responses for every word, has 300 responses and solutions, OLQ’s are given for every response.
  • Situation React Test (SRT)- Contains all 100 solutions for each situation from the SSB/AFSB/NSB/ICG, and has two responses for each solution, has 200 responses and solutions and OLQ’s are shown and explained for every given response.
  • Officers Intelligence Test (OIR)- Topics which are covered include Cube questions, Dice Questions, Missing Numbers, Find the word, aptitude, series completion, like cubes, idioms, last dictionary word, jumbled words and much more.
  • Books based on Current Affairs
  • Solved Question Paper of National Defence Academy
  • OIR test
  • AFCAT Solved Papers
  • 101 Maths Shortcuts.