List of Indian Army Ranks And Salary As per 7th Pay Commission

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:

  1. Commissioned Officers
  2. Junior Commissioned Officers
  3. Other Ranks (Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers)

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
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
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 Level 7 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
Sepoy Level 3 5200-20200
Lance Naik Level 3 5200-20200
Naik Level 4 5200-20200
Havaldar Level 5 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.

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