INET 2023 Syllabus

The Indian Navy is one of the most prominent naval forces in the world, responsible for protecting our country both above and below the ocean’s surface. The Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) is a national-level entrance test used to select officers for several branches/entries of the Indian Navy, including Executive, Educational, and Technical. Selected applicants are awarded a Permanent Commission (PC) and a Short Service Commission (SSC) and trained at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala, Kerala. The examination is conducted twice a year for unmarried male and female applicants.

The test will be held provisionally in February 2023 at several selected centres, across India. In this article, we will provide the syllabus for the upcoming INET, candidates who wish to apply for the exam must go through the exam syllabus before applying for the exam.

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INET 2023 Syllabus –Download PDF Here

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INET 2023: Overview

Candidates who wish to take the INET (Indian Navy Entrance Test) Examination 2023 should acquaint themselves with the syllabus and test pattern before beginning their preparation for the INET Exam. The INET Examination is a computer-based test, and candidates who pass it will be invited for an interview and a medical examination. It is critical to understand the syllabus in order to pass the test.

  • The exam is divided into four sections: Reasoning, English, General Knowledge and General Science.
  • Each question is worth four marks, and for each incorrect response, one mark is subtracted.
  • Each section consists of 25 questions.
  • To qualify for the INET test, students must score at least 50 percent on the total exam and 40 percent on each part/section.
Type Description
Exam Duration 120 Minutes
Total number of Questions 100
Total Marks 400
  • Reasoning & Numerical Ability
  • English
  • General Science & Mathematical Aptitude
  • General Knowledge

INET 2023- Syllabus for Written Exam

The first stage of the INET will be an online test. The online examination will be for 400 marks. The online examination syllabus is divided into 4 broad sections:

  • Reasoning and Numerical Ability
  • English Language
  • Mathematical Aptitude and General Science
  • General Knowledge
Section Topics
Reasoning and Numerical Ability
  • Speed and Distance
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Percentage
  • Unscrambling
  • Market Price
  • Expenditure Problems
  • Factoring (LCM and HCF), Numerical
  • Reasoning and Associative Ability
  • Missing Numbers / Series Completion
  • Spatial
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration Formulas
  • Average and Volume
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Work
  • Sequences
  • Spellings
  • Cash Price
  • Decimal Fraction
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Sentence completion / Corrections
  • Punctuations
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Usage of Words
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Phrases, Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Parts of Speech
General Science and Mathematical Aptitude
  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Probability and Set Theory
  • Nature of Matter
  • Magnetism, Universe
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Work, Heat
  • Temperature
  • Energy and Power
  • Electricity and its Applications
  • Force and Gravitation
  • Periodic Table
  • Metals and Non Metals
  • Light, Current
  • Measurements
  • Atomic Structure
  • Sound and Wave Motion
  • Acids, Bases & Salts
  • Food
  • Nutrition
  • Health Physiology
  • Human Diseases
  • Basic Computer Science Arithmetic Ability
  • Chemistry – Carbon and its Compounds
  • Number System
General Knowledge
  • Religion
  • Heritage
  • Important National Facts
  • Countries – Languages
  • Capitals, Currencies
  • Common Name
  • Full Forms
  • Eminent Personalities
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • History of India
  • Geographical Neighbours
  • Abbreviations
  • National – Bird/ Animal/ Monuments/ Flower/ Anthem/ Sport/ Flag/ Emblem and Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • Civics – Constitution of India
  • Art
  • Freedom Movement
  • Culture
  • Dance
  • Sports and Championships
  • Defence and Wars
  • Entertainment
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards

Download the official syllabus for the INET Exam here:

INET 2023: SSB Interview

After qualifying the test candidates are called for SSB Interview. The Service Selection Board (SSB) interview is more than just a standard interview. The SSB lasts a few days (5-7 days). In this interview, candidates are assessed for their OLQs (Officer Like Qualities) in their personalities. The interview is divided into two parts:

  • Stage 1 consists of an intelligence test, a discussion, and a picture perception test.
  • Stage 2 consists of psychological testing, group testing, and an interview.

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Frequently Asked Questions about INET Eligibility Criteria


Is Hindi included in the INET Syllabus 2023?

No, the syllabus includes English language, Reasoning & Numerical Ability, General Knowledge, and General Science.

How much is the weightage given to the General Knowledge section in the INET?

There are 25 questions asked from GK section which comprises of 100 marks.

Is Hindi a medium of INET?

No, the medium of the exam is English.

Is current affairs a part of INET 2023 Syllabus?

Yes, current affairs can be asked in the General Knowlege section of the exam. It is worth 100 marks.
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