Indian Army Rank Wise Salary Chart – Basic, Grade Pay And Total

The Indian Army  is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian army assures and makes certain that every civilian can assuredly retreat to slumber whilst they are guarding the border of the nation round the clock, with their lives with highly developed and technically advanced weapons and best strategic planning. The Indian Army has a regimental system, but is operationally and geographically divided into seven commands, with the basic field formation being a division. It is an all-volunteer force and comprises more than 80% of the country’s active defence personnel. It is the 2nd largest standing army in the world, with 1,129,900 active troops and 960,000 reserve troops. The army has embarked on an infantry modernisation programme known as Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS), and is also upgrading and acquiring new assets for its armoured, artillery and aviation branches.


Now a days getting a secure job which have good salary and can give pride and honor in the society are really hard to find. Candidates are working on such department where they are getting paid less or have to work in bad environment. So if candidates have a urge to serve there country and want to earn a decent and honored life. Then they should join the Indian Army. Working for the nation and serving the motherland is the best thing one individual can do. So if candidates want a good life ,then should probably join the department.



Ser. No
(1) Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms) SSLC / Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 32% in each subject. No percentage considered in case candidate has passed with higher qualification ie 10+2 and above. 17 ½ – 21 Yrs
(2) Soldier (Technical) (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject. (Simple Pass in 10+2 with requisite subjects is acceptable upto 31 Mar 2013). 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(3) Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject. Should have studied and passed English and Maths/Accts Book Keeping in Class X or Class XII with 40% marks in each subject. In case of graduate with Maths and English as subject in BSc, the stipulation of 40% in each subject in Class X or Class XII is waived off. In case of graduate without English and Maths /Accounts / Book Keeping, he should have scored more than 40% in English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping at least once in Class X or Class XII. 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(4) Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject. OR In case the candidate has a BSc Degree with (Botany / Zoology / Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Class-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in Class XII also. 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(5) Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms) 10th Simple Pass/ ITI (except Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper-who may be 8th Simple Pass). 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(6) Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers) BA/BSc with Maths. Must have also passed 12thclass(10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects. 20-25 Yrs
(7) Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms) Graduate in any discipline. In addition requisite qualification in his own religious denomination. 27-34 Yrs
(8) Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps) 10+2 or equivalent exam and Diploma / Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery Hotel Management and Catering Technology from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory. 21-27 Yrs
(9) Havildar Education (Army Education Corps) Group X – MA / MSc / MCA or BA / BSc / BCA / BSc (IT) with B Ed Group Y – BSc/BA/BCA/B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.) 20-25 Yrs


Post Pay Band Grade Pay Military Service Pay# X Group Pay *
Sepoy 5200-20200 2000 2000 1400
Naik 5200-20200 2400 2000 1400
Havaldar 5200-20200 2800 2000 1400
Nb Sub 9300-34800 4200 2000 1400
Subedar 9300-34800 4600 2000 1400
Sub Major 9300-34800 4800 2000 1400

RANK     PAY BANDS/SCALE         Appointment PAY         MSP         Probation Period
LIEUTENANT                                    PB-3/15600-39100     5400     6000     On Commission
CAPTAIN                                            PB-3/15600-39100     6100     6000     On completion of 2 Yrs
MAJOR                                                PB-3/15600-39100     6600     6000     On completion of 6 Yrs
LT COLONEL                                     PB-4/37400-67000     8000     6000     On completion of 13 Yrs
COLONEL                                           PB-4/37400-67000     8700     6000     On selection basis

BRIGADIER                                        PB-4/37400-67000     8900     6000
MAJOR GENERAL                            PB-4/37400-67000     10000     NIL
HAG SCALE                                          67000 –79000     NIL     NIL


The official website of Indian army is Candidates can check all the details of the Indian army from the official website. Candidates can also apply for various post coming in the army. Candidates can also check there upcoming results in the official website.


Candidates who are applying for various post coming up in Indian army must be thinking of how they can prepare for the exam so that they get selected for the post. So candidates you don’t need to worry about anything. They are in the right place. From here you can get the examination pattern, syllabus and physical examination test pattern, in order to prepare well for the exam.


For paper- I:

Paper Topic
  • Arithmetic
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics

For paper- II:

General Ability Topic
Part A English
Part B General Knowledge is sub divided in some sections1.Section A (Physics)

  • Matter
  • Motion
  • Force
  • Gravitation
  • Work and Energy
  • Light
  • Heat
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Sound
  • Wave Motion
  • Domestic electric circuit
  • Sun as a source of energy
  • Fuels
  • Heat engines
  • Nuclear energy

2. Section B (Chemistry)

  • Nature and Behavior
  • Electrochemical cell
  • Classification of elements
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Extraction of metals
  • Chemical bond
  • Electrolysis
  • Water
  • Air

3. Section C (General Science)

4. Section D (History, Freedom Movement etc)

5. Section E (Geography)

6. Section F (Current Event)


  • Sports
  • Politics
  • International summits
  • International events
  • Abbreviations
  • Awards and Honors


Test The following tests will be concluded under Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) :

  • 1.6 km run for Endurance.
  • Pull Ups on Beam (Under Grip) for Strength.
  • 9 feet Ditch for Courage.
  • Zig-Zag Balance for Agility.

Marking System System of awarding marks for various categories are as under:

1.6 Km Run Pull Ups
(a) Soldier (General Duty) 60 40 Qualified Qualified
(b) Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical / Technical / Nursing Assistant Qualified* Qualified # -do- -do- Candidate required to qualify only. However entries of marks obtained to be made in Manual Board Proceedings and RMDS.
(c) Tradesmen 60 40 -do- -do-
(d) Havildar Education / Havildar Survey Automated Cartographer Qualified* Qualified# -do- -do-
(e) JCO Religious Teacher Qualified $ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
(f) JCO Catering * Qualified* Qualified# Qualified Qualified
(g) Direct Havildar (Meritorious Sportsmen) 60 40 Qualified Qualified

* – 1.6 Km run in max 6.20 mins.
# – Min 6 Pull Ups
$ – 1.6 Km run in max 8 mins

1.6 Km Run

For Soldier General Duty Only

  • Upto 5 mins 40 secs – 60 Marks (Group I)
  • From 5 mins 41 secs to 6 mins – 48 Marks (Group II)

For All Category less Soldier General Duty Only

  • Upto 5 mins 40 secs – 60 Marks (Group I)
  • From 5 mins 41 secs to 6 mins to 20 secs – 48 Marks (Group II)
  • Above 6 mins 20 secs – Fail

Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 Km Run for Hilly Terrain Areas

Timings applicable for conduct of 1.6 Km run in hilly terrain will be as under:

  • Upto 5000 feet – As per paragraph 4.
  • Between 5000 feet to 9000 feet – Additional 30 secs extra given to each group.
  • Between 9000 feet to 12000 feet – Additional 120 secs extra given to each group.

Aptitude Test

Aptitude Test is conducted in order to ensure that the individuals being selected in the tradesmen category are suited for the job, which they are expected to perform, it is desirable that at the screening stage itself the candidates are subjected to an aptitude test.


Candidates who are applying for various post should follow these steps:

  • First visit the official website(given above)
  • Then click on the new recruitment link
  • Then enter all the important details
  • Then enter your latest passport size photo followed with your signature
  • Then complete the payment process
  • Then candidates can keep the application form for future use.

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