A new entrance scheme has been launched by the Indian Navy called the Indian Navy Entrance Test or INET for the entry of officers. The entrance examination will ensure that the direct entry officers will be given to those after their graduation.
Till now the shortlisting process of the candidates was done by the Services Selection Board or SSB. The selection was done on the basis of the scores that were obtained by the candidates in their graduation and post-graduation, especially for particular entries. After the introduction of the Indian Navy Entrance Test (Officers), SSB will be considering the scores that the candidate will obtain in the INET (Officers) conducted for the year of admission.
In a statement made by the Indian Navy, states that they will be conducting the Indian Navy Entrance Test as a computer-based test. They added that they will be holding the examinations in September this year. This will be the first-ever INET (Officers) examinations that will be conducted the statement added.
Through the Indian Navy Entrance Test (Officers), candidates will be selected for permanent as well as short-service commission officers. This will be applicable for the candidates who have completed their graduation or are in the final year. The will run alongside the screening process that is conducted by the University Entry Scheme (UES) or Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), sources state.
The Indian Navy Entrance Test (Officers) will be conducted every 6 months. The announcement for the same will be made once every six months as well. Therefore, all interested candidates are advised to be up to date with the dates of the examinations and get themselves enrolled in the field that they wish to join, as per the academic qualification of the candidate.
The entrance examination will be conducted in four different sections, viz. English, General Knowledge, Reasoning & Numerical Ability and General Science & Mathematical Aptitude. For the candidates to be called by the SSB, they will be required to pass in all of the sections of the examinations. If they pass, the candidates, the candidates will then be further screened basis the entry preference that they filled up as well as the score obtained in the INET (Officers).