Exam Notification 2023

Ranking System In Indian Army

Indian Army is the second largest Army in the world having 1, 23,117 active troops and 9, 60,000 reserved troops. It is also the largest part of Indian Armed forces.

Serving our Nation is the most prestigious job among all. Indian Army gives this chance to every Indian student in many ways or we can say through various examination. Every Year Indian Army recruits lakhs of candidates to join the force on various posts. With every post it also gives ample opportunities for personal and professional growth through promotions.

All those candidates aspiring to be an Indian Army Personnel must be aware of the different ranks of Indian Army so as to know their career growth. This ranking system will also help them to know about the different posts in Indian Army.

Here we are providing an article on the different ranks and insignia of Indian Army:

The ranks of Indian Army are divided into three categories:

(i) Commissioned Officers

(ii) Junior Commissioned Officers ( JCO)

(iii) Non-Commissioned Officers (OR’s i.e. Other ranks)

RANKING SYSTEM OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS:

RANKS

INSIGNIA

INFANTARY AND OTHER ARMS

CAVALRY AND ARMOUR

Sepoy   Plain Shoulder Badge
Lance Naik Acting lance daffadar Single rank chevron
Naik Lance daffadar Two rank chevrons
Havildar Daffadar Three rank chevrons

RANKING SYSTEM OF JUNIOR – COMMISSIONED OFFICERS:

RANKS

INSIGNIA

INFANTARY AND OTHER ARMS

CAVALRY AND ARMOUR

Naib Subedar Naib Risaldar One gold star with stripe
Subedar Risaldar Two gold stars with stripe
Subedar major Risaldar major Gold national emblem with stripe

RANKING SYSTEM OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS:

RANKS

INSIGNIA

COLLAR PATCH

Lieutenant Two five-pointed stars.
Captain Three five-pointed stars.
Major National emblem.
Lieutenant Colonel National emblem over five-pointed star.
Colonel National emblem over two five-pointed stars Crimson patches with golden braids
Brigadier National emblem over three five-pointed stars in a triangular formation. Crimson patches with One golden star
Major General Five-pointed star over crossed baton and saber. Crimson patches with Two golden stars
Lieutenant General National emblem over crossed baton and sabre. Crimson patches with Three golden stars
General National emblem over a five-pointed star, all over a crossed baton and saber. Crimson patches with Four golden stars
Field marshal National emblem over a crossed baton and saber in a lotus blossom wreath. Crimson patches with Five golden stars

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