Now, Navy to conduct entrance tests for officers post graduation
Indian Navy will now conduct entrance tests for direct entries of officers after graduation. The Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) will be held twice a year starting this September. The INET is a new computer-based examination and will be held along with the University Entry Scheme (UED) Combined Defence Services (CDS), Naval Academy exam and National Defence Academy.
Presently officers are shortlisted for interviews by the Services Selection Board on the basis of marks scored in graduation or post-graduation for certain entries while the UPSC conducts the written exam. But now INET will be held to recruit officers for Permanent Commission and short service commission officer candidates for all graduate entries. The INET will be held in English, reasoning and numerical ability, general science, Mathematical aptitude and general knowledge, says a report.
Spokesperson of the Indian Army tweeted on Tuesday, “#IndianNavy introduces Indian Navy Entrance Test (Officers) for all graduate entries. INET (Officers) shall be conducted twice a year w.e.f. Sep 19. University Entry Scheme (UES) and Combined Defence Services (VDS) entries to continue as hitherto.”
In another development the Indian Navy chief admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday inaugurated the Navy’s fifth Service Selection Board (SSB) at Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas. During a brief address he said, “This would require us to recruit the best men and women who will eventually lead our navy in overcoming challenges.”
The candidate will be selected on the basis of merit.