How To Join INA
There are two steps of Joining INA through INET. First one is Passing INET Written exams & the second one is clearing a subsequent interview often called as NSB Interview
INET Exam Structure
This is an objective type paper on the computers (Multiple choice questions). INET written exam consists of Only 1 Paper.
The syllabus is exactly that of “AFCAT” , Air Force Officers Written exam. This exam is not difficult to clear if you prepare well.
After the exam, a cut off marks will be decided. If your total score exceeds or is equal to the cut off; only then you will be considered passed. You will get to know the details of your paper after the result is declared.
Once you have cleared your written exam, you will get a call for interview often called as NSB Interview (Naval selection Board interview)
When is INET Exam?
AFCAT exam is conducted twice in a year. To appear in the exam one has to apply online 2-3 months prior to the exam date when the applications are out. INET exam was suspended temporarily due to Covid 19 Pandemic
Applications are out on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
What is the Eligibility for INET Exam?
|Your age should be between
Note: Age limit is at the time of “joining academy”
|Minimum of 60% in B.E, BTech from a AICTE recognised university.
PABT is compulsory for flying branch.
MBA, B.Sc/B.Com/M.Sc, MCA
or PG Diploma in Finance / Logistics / Supply Chain Management,
Material Management are eligible for certain branches.
|Male & Female
Those having CPL are eligible for flying branch. Merchant navy second mate, mate or master is eligible upto 29 years.
INET Exam Interview
After clearing your exam, you will receive a call letter for AFSB interview. Once you are recommended by the Interview Board, you will undergo a total medical examination. At this stage if you are declared medically unfit you will be sent back. As soon as you are declared medically fit, your name will be accommodated in the Merit List.
As per the vacancy, those topping merit list are called for joining the Course. Rest of the candidates will be considered merit out and have to undergo the same procedure again from scratch including written examination.
Training at Indian Naval Academy
All your expenses will be borne by the government. You will be provided with all basic necessities and leisure wherever required.
Over these benefits you are also liable to receive stipend per month. The stipend keeps accumulating till your Passing out parade (POP) and total sum can be encashed at the end.
Once you are commissioned as an officer, your starting salary will range anywhere around 100k keeping aside all other benefits and perks