INET 2 2020 Preparation Strategy | Aim 225+ Marks

INET Preparation Strategy
INET Preparation Strategy

INET Preparation strategy was highly demanded by defence aspirants as they were conducted about the new INET Exam Pattern and types of questions asked in INET exam. In INET Exam 2019, aspirants failed to score good marks as a result of which overall cut off of INET exam was dropped. But this will not be the case in upcoming INET 2020-21 Exam because awareness about INET Exam has increased and many aspirants apply for INET exam these days.

So, we have made INET Preparation Strategy to score 225+ Marks in INET 2 2020 Exam.This INET Preparation will be completely based on self study. I will tell you important books as well as important chapters to study so that you can attempt maximum correct marks in actual exam.

INET Preparation Strategy 2020

INET Preparation is similar to AFCAT preparation in some aspects. There are few differences in strategy which you need to understand. If you are looking for single best book for INET exam, then it is not going to work. In INET preparation, we will study from 3-4 different books for different sections of INET Exam. Because probability of scoring high in INET exam increases if you have studied from the best books available for each section of INET exam.

Instead of directly beginning with the best sources of INET exam, we will begin with the INET Exam Pattern 2020. Because you can do more targetted study if you have a bird’s eye view of INET exam. Moreover, you can analyse the strong and weak areas of INET Paper.

INET Exam Pattern 2020 (Overview)

INET Exam is conducted twice a year (September and February). INET Exam is conducted in 3 major stages:

  • INET Written Exam
  • SSB Interview
  • Clearing SSB Medicals and Final Merit List

INET written Exam consists of only 1 paper where questions are asked from 4 different sections. Let us have a overivew of INET Written Exam:

Number of Papers in INET Exam 1 Paper only
INET Written Exam marks 400 Marks
Total Number of Questions 100 Questions
Marks Alloted for 1 Question 4 Marks
Marks deducted for 1 wrong Answer 1 Mark
Minimum Overall Passing Marks 50%
Sectional Cutoff of INET Exam 40%

4 Sections from which questions are asked in INET Exam 2020 are as follows:

Subject Number of Questions
English 25 Questions
General Knowledge 25 Questions
Reasoning and Numerical Ability 25 Questions
General Science and Mathematical Aptitude 25 Questions
Total Questions 100 Questions

Weightage of INET Questions

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Reasoning and Numerical Ability
  • General Science and Mathematical Aptitude

Realistic Target Setting for INET Exam

Many aspirants keep their target unrealistic which is difficult to achive. So, considering pratical situations, we will set a realistic target in INET Exam 2020 which is achievable with our INET strategy 2020.

Questions to Attempt: 65-66 Questions
Correct Questions (Minimum) 59 Questions
Wrong Answers (Maximum) 7 Questions
Our Final Score 236-9.33-=226.67 Marks

Attempting 59-60 questions out of 100 is a realistic target. Accuracy of those 59 questions can be achieved if you will study from the best INET Books given in this article.

After attempting 59-60 questions, even if we have done 7 questions wrong, our target of 225 marks can be achieved..!

There is no upper limit of attempting questions with accuracy. But make sure you atleast meet this realisitc target so that you get an INET SSB Call!

INET Exam Maths Preparation

Important Maths (Numerical Ability) Topics for INET Maths:

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Permutation & Combination / Probability
  • Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Mixture Problems
  • Number System
  • Data Interpretation
  • Average

One stop solution for INET Maths preparation is Fast Track Arithmetic Book by Arihant Publication. Cover all the above topics in terms of theory as well as numerical practice from this book.

Why Fastrack Arithmetic book is best for INET exam?

  1. Every topic of this book contains Difficulty-wise exercises. It has Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 which has questions in increasing order of difficulty. This enables you to solve basic questions first, build concepts and then move forward towards difficult questions.
  2. Each chapter has “Fastrack tips” (shortcut tips) which are highly helpful in final exam.
  3. A to Z coverage of these maths topics plus previous year questions of various similar exams are periodically added in this book.

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Also Check: INET Exam Pattern (Must Know things about INET Exam)

INET Exam Reasoning Preparation

Important Reasoning Topics for INET Reasoning Section:

  • Syllogism
  • Blood relations
  • Critical reasoning
  • Number and letter series
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Seating arrangement
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Analytical reasoning

Best book for INET Reasoning section is Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Agarwal. Second half of this book is the most important section which will yield maximum questions in INET exam. So, study only second half section of this book and practice A to Z image related questions for developing the logic of reasoning questions.

Get Latest Version of R S Agarwal Verbal and Non Verbal Book: Click Here

Also Check: INET Syllabus (Chapter-wise Weightage!)

INET Exam GK Preparation (General Awareness)

In terms of INET GK preparation, you need to focus mainly on 3 sections:

  1. Static GK (80%)
  2. Military Exercises, Currency, Capital & other defence news (10%)
  3. Current Affairs (Important schemes and issues happening around) (10%)

Important Topics to cover in static GK Syllabus of INET:

  • Polity & Governance
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • History
  • Culture, Books & Awards
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Defence
  • General Science
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Important Dates and Days
  • Science and Technology

Best source of covering Static GK for INET exam is Lucent GK Book. It is small sized book (compact book) which covers majority of INET GK Syllabus for all subjects. For current affairs and defence news, check our dedicated page on current affairs.

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Also Check: INET Cut off Marks (Last Year cut off analysis)

INET Exam English Preparation

INET English preparation cannot be done in less time span. Developing comprehension skills, good vocabulary and grammar skills demand regular practice from best grammar books along with reading atleast 1 newspaper article daily!

Before seeing the best books, let us check out the english topics from which questions are asked in INET Exam.

  • Comprehension
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Idiom and Phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Correct Spelling
  • Cloze Test

Please do not search for shortcuts in English Preparation. Because level of English questions of INET Exam is high!

Your INET English Preparation must be done from these 3 sources:

  1. Studying grammar topics from Wren and Martin English Grammar Book. You will not find above topics in this grammar book. But clearing basic grammar concepts is very crucial.
  2. Read daily 1 Newspaper article daily. It will help you develop comprehension skills as well as build vocabulary.
  3. Solve English Questions from previous Year Question papers of INET or even AFCAT Exam.

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Completing the syllabus is not a major task in INET exam as it can be done in 3-4 months (Maximum). What actually matters is your revision and practice of questions which will yield you success in actual INET exam.

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