Indian Navy Recruitment Exams 2020 - Complete Details on INET 2020, Sailor MR, and Sailor AA & SSR Exam

Indian Navy Recruitment Exams

For candidates interested in joining the Indian Navy, there are different prospects. The Indian Navy offers various entry schemes and entrance examinations for recruitment. Candidates can join the Navy as Permanent or Short Service Commissioned Officer, Sailors, or Civilians. The article here will discuss the details of all the Indian Navy Recruitment exams, eligibility requirements for each, selection procedure, and other related information.

Aspirants can join the Indian Navy at the following levels:

  • Officers through INET exam
  • Sailors
  • Civilians

For joining the Indian Navy as an Officer

To join the Indian Navy as Officer (Permanent/ Short Service Commission) candidates have various options. These are:

  • INET Exam
  • UPSC NDA & NA exam
  • Direct entry for undergraduate and graduate candidates
  • University Scheme

Here we will be discussing only the first option i.e. INET exam.

Recruitment notifications are released from time-to-time for Sailor and Civilian posts. Candidates must keep a check.

The recruitment process for each category is discussed below.

Indian Navy Recruitment Latest Updates: Indian Navy has successfully conducted the exam for course commencing in January 2021 on 20th February 2020. The SSB interview dates for the same have also been announced in July. INET 2020 notification for June 2021 course has been delayed due to the COVID-19 situation. Candidates must keep a check on the official website for updates.

Indian Navy Recruitment Exams 2020 Important Dates

Indian Navy Sailor Recruitment 2020 (for August 2020 Batch)

Exam Events

Important Dates

Application Process begins

8th November 2019

Last date of application submission

18th November 2019

Sailor AA and SSR exam

August 2020

Indian Navy Sailor Recruitment 2020 (for October 2020 Batch)

Exam Events

Important Dates

Application Process begins

To be announced

Last date of application submission

To be announced

Sailor MR exam

October 2020

Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) 2020 - June 2021 Session

Exam Events

Important Dates

Application Process begins

To be announced

Last date of application submission

To be announced

Exam Date

To be announced


To be announced

Indian Navy Recruitment Exams 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The exam pattern for all the exams is different. Let’s have a quick on the exam pattern of all the exams under the Indian Navy Recruitment process:

For INET Exam

Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) is the officers’ entry exam under the control of IHQ MoD (Navy)/ DMPR. It is conducted for both Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC).

  • INET entrance test - 100 Multiple Choice Questions from Reasoning and Numerical Ability, English, General Science and Mathematical Aptitude, and General Knowledge. The detailed pattern is here:



Maximum Marks

Section 1


25 marks

Section 2

Reasoning and Numerical Ability

25 marks

Section 3

General Science and Mathematical Aptitude

25 marks

Section 4

General Knowledge

25 marks



100 marks

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  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Test

For Sailor Exam

  • Computer Based Test - 100 objective type questions of 1 mark each from English, Mathematics, Science, and General Knowledge topics.
  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Medical Examination

For Civilian Exam

Civilian posts in the Indian Navy comprises Multi Tasking Staff, Fireman, Pest Control Worker, Gardner, Barber, Medical Attendant, Dispatch Rider, etc. The selection for different posts is done differently. For some posts, candidates are selected on the basis of their education qualification while for others, a written exam is required. Skill tests, trade tests, physical endurance tests are also part of the selection procedure. A medical test is mandatory for all the posts. The pattern for the written exam is as under:


Maximum Marks

General Intelligence, Reasoning & Numerical Aptitude


General English


General Awareness


Awareness in relevant field/ trade




Indian Navy Recruitment Exams Syllabus -

The syllabus for all the exams is available online at the official website. Candidates must check the respective exam section for the detailed syllabus. Generally, the question papers consist of questions on English language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and General Knowledge.

INET 2020 Syllabus

Section 1 - English

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

Section 2 - Reasoning and Numerical Ability

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

Section 3 - General Science and Mathematical Aptitude

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

Mathematical Aptitude - Number Systems, Arithmetic Ability, Basic Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Probability and Set Theory.

Section 4 - General Knowledge

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

Indian Navy Sailor Exam Syllabus


Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Motion o System of Particles and Rigid Body/ Gravitation.

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Heat Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity

Magnetic Effect of Current and magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves

Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiations, Atomic Nucleus/ Solid and Semiconductor Devices, Principles of Communication

Metals and Non Metals, Organic Chemistry, Food, Nutrition and Health, Physiology and Human Diseases, Computer Science


Relations and Functions, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, Quadratics Equations, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry

Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates, Straight Lines Family of Straight Lines, Circles

Conic Section, Permutations and Combinations, Vectors, Exponential and Logarithmic Series, Sets and Set Theory, Statistics

Introduction to ThreeDimensional Geometry, Probability Function, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives

Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Determinants, Definite Integrals


Passage, Preposition, Correction of sentences, Change active to passive/ passive to active voice

Change direct to indirect/indirect to direct, Verbs/Tense/Non Finites, Punctuation

Substituting phrasal verbs for expression, Synonyms and Antonyms, Meanings of difficult words

Use of adjective, Compound preposition, Determiners (use of a, the, any etc), Use of pronouns

General Awareness

Culture and Religion, Geography : Soil, Rivers, Mountains, Ports, Inland Harbours, Freedom Movement

Sports: Championships/ Winners/ Terms/ No of Players, Defence, Wars and Neighbours, current Affairs

Common Names, Full forms and Abbreviations, Discoveries, Diseases and Nutrition, Award and Authors, Eminent Personalities

Important National Facts about IndiaHeritage, Arts, Dance, History, National-Languages, Bird, Animal, Song, Flag, Monuments, Capitals & Currencies

Spatial, Numerical, Reasoning & Associative Ability, Sequences, Spellings Unscrambling, Coding and Decoding

Indian Navy Civilian Exam Syllabus

General Intelligence, Reasoning & Numerical Aptitude

Analogies, Space Visualization, Similarities and Differences, Problem Solving, Judgement, Analysis, Visual Memory, Decision Making, Relation Concepts, Discriminating Observation, Verbal and Figure Classification, Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Whole Numbers, Fractions and Relationship between Numbers, Decimals, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Averages, Square Roots, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Interest, Degree & Radian Measures, Height and Distances, Bar Diagram, Pie Chart & Histogram, Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds.

General English

Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Structure, etc.

General Awareness

India and its Neighbouring Countries - Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Economic Scene, General Policy including Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc.

Indian Navy Recruitment Exams 2020 Eligibility

The eligibility requirements for all the levels are different. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria in the respective official notifications. Some of the major requirements are mentioned here:

For Officers - BE/ B.Tech with Physics and Mathematics in class 12th. The discipline of the degree will vary as per the posts.

For Sailors - 10+2 level of education with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects from a recognised board.

For Civilians - As per the trade.

Moreover, the Indian Navy also provides the facility to check the eligibility. Candidates need to fill-in some details and if he/she is eligible, the list of exams will appear. Here is the detailed process for checking the eligibility:

  • Click this link - Eligibility Criteria.
  • Now, select your date of birth, gender, and highest qualification. In case some more fields appear on the basis of your highest qualification, fill them.
  • Once you have provided all the details, click on ‘Check my Eligibility Now’ button.

The exams for which you are eligible will appear on the screen.

Indian Navy Recruitment Exams 2020 Application Process

For all the posts under the Indian Navy Recruitment, the application process is online. Candidates are required to submit the application forms only through the official website. The application forms must be submitted within the specified time for the respective exam. Here is a general application process for all the exams.

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button on the home-page.
  • You will be redirected to the registration page. New candidates need to create an account. Click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • The registration can be done with or without Aadhaar card. Proceed with your preferred option.
  • Complete the further registration process as per the option you have selected.
  • Once the registration process is complete, you will receive a registration ID.
  • Visit the registration window again and login using your credentials.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Filling up the application form requires completing the details, uploading documents, and fee payment.
  • Make sure all the details in the application form are correct and true.
  • You can take a print of the completed application form/ confirmation page.

Application Fee

The application fee also varies from exam to exam. The application fee for Sailor AA and SSR and the INET exam is ₹ 205. The fee has to be paid through the online mode using internet banking, Debit Card/ Credit Card. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category are exempted from application fee payment.

Other Details

Indian Navy Recruitment - INET 2020 Vacancies

Here are the vacancy details for the INET 2020 exam conducted in February 2020. The course will commence in January 2021. The vacancy details for courses commencing in June 2021 will be notified through the official notification.

Posts/ Branch

Number of Vacancies

SSC Armament Inspectorate Cadre, NAIC


SSC Observer


SSC Pilot (MR)


SSC Pilot (other than MR)






SSC Logistics


SSC General Service Hydro Cadre


SSC Electrical Branch General Service


SSC Engg. Brach General Service


SSC Education




Indian Navy Recruitment Admit Card 2020

The admit cards for the Indian Navy exams are uploaded at the official website. Generally, the admit cards are made available two or three weeks prior to the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards using their login credentials. Admit cards are not sent through post to any candidate under any circumstances. Candidates must keep a check at the official website for the admit card.

Indian Navy Recruitment Result 2020

The result for the Indian Navy recruitment exams is released within one month of the exam date. The result can be checked through the official website. After the written examination the result is declared and those who make it to the list of qualified candidates are called for the interview round. The final result is announced after considering candidates’ performance in various phases of the exam.

Indian Navy Recruitment Result 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are the answers to frequently asked questions related to the Indian Navy Recruitment.

Q: When will INET 2020 notification release for June 2021?

The notification has been delayed.

Q: Why is the notification delayed?

The notification has been delayed due to COVID-19 situation.

Q: When will be the notification released?

There is no exact date for the same.

Q: What is the duration of the INET exam?

The duration of the INET exam will be two hours.

Q: Is the INET exam conducted twice a year?


Q: I have secured 55% in graduation. Am I eligible for the INET exam?

No. For appearing in the INET exam, the minimum marks required are 60%. Check the official notification.