List of Indian Army Ranks And Salary
Indian army is the largest branch of the Indian army with 1,129,900 active troops and 960,000 reserve troops. It is a great honour and matter of pride to work in the Indian Army and serve the nation by protecting its borders and civilians. Indian army offers great opportunities for the youth to contribute to the development of the country with benefits and promotions. The ranks in the Indian Army varies greatly depending on the post level. Candidates looking forward to joining the Indian Army must be aware of the ranks and level of posts. We are providing you with the complete list of Indian army ranks along with the pay scale and level of posts.
Categories of Indian Army Ranks
There are 3 types of categories in the Indian Army that decides the rank of a particular post:
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Indian Army Ranks for Commissioned Officers
The highest-rank of the Indian Army is the rank of General, held by the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army (COAS). New officers in the Indian Army are commissioned at Lieutenant rank. The cadets recruited through NDA examination are appointed at the post of Lieutenant. Later on, they move up higher on the ranks depending upon the years of service. Check out the list of ranks of commissioned officers given below:
|Rank||Level||Salary (In Rs)|
|Lieutenant||Level 10||56,100 -1,77,500|
|Captain||Level 10 B||61,300- 1,93,900|
|Major||Level 11||69,400 – 2,07,200|
|Lieutenant Colonel||Level 12A||1,21,200 – 2,12,400|
|Colonel||Level 13||1,30,600-2, 15,900|
|Major General||Level 14||1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale||Level 15||1, 82, 200-2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale||Level 16||2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)||Level 17||2,25,000 (fixed)|
|COAS- Field Marshal||Level 18||2,50,000 (fixed)|
Indian Army Ranks for Junior Commissioned Officers
Junior Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army are equivalent to Group B non-gazetted officers. The ranks of Naib Subedar, Subedar and Subedar Major are included in this category. Check out the rank wise level of posts and their pay scale:
|Name of the Post||Level||Pay Scale|
|Naib Subedar||Level 6||9300-34800|
|Subedar Major||Level 8||9300-34800|
Indian Army Ranks for Other Ranks
Other ranks in the Indian Army include soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers. The Sepoy is the initial level of rank for the soldier. Check out the pay scale and level of ranks for non-commissioned officers.
|Name of the Post||Level||Pay Scale|
|Lance Naik||Level 3||5200-20200|
Indian Army Rank List FAQs
Q. What is the highest rank in the Indian Army?
The highest-rank of the Indian Army is the rank of General, held by the Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army (COAS).
Q. What is the lowest rank in the Indian Army?
The Sepoy is the lowest rank in the Indian Army.
Q. What is the first rank of commissioned officers.
New officers in the Indian Army are commissioned at Lieutenant rank.