Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET 2019) - Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Marking Scheme

Last Modified: 20 Feb 2024

Indian Navy has recently introduced the Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) for Officer Entry. A large section of graduate students have applied for the exam and filled their Online Application Form for INET 2019 through Combined Defence Services. The process to submit online applications conducted from 18th May 2019 and ended on 29th May 2019. As of September 2019, INET (officers) will take place twice a year. This year the Indian Navy Entrance Test is expected to be held in the month end of August 2019 through online mode, while the Admit card will be issued 10 days prior to the exam. Thus, participants have very less time to prepare well for the exam. Here in this article, we have compiled all the necessary information regarding INET syllabus and latest exam pattern, preparing tips, and obtainable marks to qualify the exam.

Indian Navy Entrance Test 2019 – An Overview



Name of the exam

Indian Navy Entrance Test

Conducted By

Indian Navy

Commencement of Application Process

18th May to 29th May

Mode of Application


INET 2019 Exam Date

Month end of August 2019

Conducting phase

Twice in a year


BE/ B.Tech

Selection Process

Online written exam and SSB interview

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INET Recruitment 2019: Vacancy Details

Check out the vacancy details for which INET has introduced:

INET Navy Exam 2019




Naval Orientation Courses (NOC) Regular


Air Traffic Controller


Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre


Information Technology


Technical (Engineering & Electrical)

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Note: Earlier Indian Navy used to complete the recruitment process for officer’s entry through the means of its conducting exam such as NDA, CDS and few direct navy entries only. But as of now, INET will be a great opportunity for the aspirants who were not able to make in other entries.

INET 2019 Distribution of Questions

INET exam is conducted online and comprises of 100 questions which are distributed as listed in the table below:

Subjects/ Sections

Number of Questions

General Science & Mathematical Aptitude


Reasoning & Numerical Ability




General Knowledge




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INET 2019 Marking Scheme

Correct Responses - For every correct response, four marks will be awarded. So, each section in the exam is of total 100 marks.

Incorrect Responses - For every incorrect response, one mark will be deducted. Thus, candidates are advised to answer the questions carefully.

Indian Navy Entrance Test 2019 is a computer-based online written exam which will be conducted at various centres across the country. The exam will be of two hours of duration and will contain 100 Multiple Choice Questions comprises English, mathematical aptitude & numerical ability, general science & general knowledge, reasoning.

Note: For each section, a candidate will have to answer 20 questions and if they submit a correct answer (+1) mark will be awarded to them, while for each wrong answer (-1) will be deducted.

Indian Navy Entrance Test Syllabus 2019

The subjects for INET are Reasoning, English, Mathematical Aptitude & Numerical Ability, General Knowledge & General Science. The complete syllabus for the exam is as follows:

INET English Syllabus:

Vocabulary Usage –

  1. Synonyms and Antonyms
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Fill in the Blanks
  4. Spelling Test
  5. Idioms and Phrases
  6. One-word Substitution
  7. Sentence or Phrase Improvement

Grammar Usage –

  1. Active and Passive Voice
  2. Spotting the Error/ Sentence

Reading Comprehension –

Consider being one of the most critical yet important sections of English Language. Therefore, students are advised to build up a proper plan to utilize their time in this section.

Rearrangement of Sentences –

In this section, students will be asked a group of jumbled and mixed sentences. All the participants need to do is to rearrange the wording given in the question to make them into a meaningful sentence.

INET 2019 Mathematics and Numerical Ability Syllabus:

  1. Average
  2. Algebra
  3. Percentage
  4. Interest
  5. Number Series
  6. Data Interpretation
  7. Mensuration
  8. Simplification
  9. Profit & Loss
  10. Time & Work
  11. Time, Speed & Distance
  12. Ratio & Proportion
  13. Permutation & Combination / Probability
  14. Number System

Indian Navy Reasoning Syllabus:

  1. Blood relations
  2. Critical reasoning
  3. Cubes and dice
  4. Seating arrangement
  5. Number and letter series
  6. Clocks and Calendars
  7. Venn Diagrams
  8. Analytical reasoning
  9. Syllogism

Indian Navy (INET) General Knowledge:

  1. General Science
  2. Computer Knowledge
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Polity & Governance
  5. Defence
  6. Culture, Books & Awards
  7. Geography
  8. Countries and Capitals
  9. Economy
  10. History
  11. Dates and Committees
  12. Science and Technology
  13. Sports

Tips to Crack the Indian Navy Recruitment Exam –

Follow these few tips to qualify for the exam:

  • Be punctual with your preparing schedule.
  • Stay alert with the current affairs.
  • Try to explore important topics first and then go to the rest
  • Cover up the syllabus 2 to 3 weeks before the examination.

Recommended Books for Indian Navy Entrance Test 2019 -

List of best books recommended by the professionals and experts for the exam are as under: