Commissioned Officers

Commissioned Officers of the Indian Army

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Rank – Field Marshal

Insignia – National emblem over a crossed twirly doo and saber in a lotus bloom wreath

The Field Marshal rank is the most astounding rank in the Indian Army. It is a stately or wartime rank and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and Field Marshal KM Cariappa have been the main two officers to be hoisted to the rank of Field Marshal.

Rank – General

Insignia –National emblem over a five-pointed star, both over a crossed twirly doo and saber

Aside from the privileged rank of Field Marshal, this is the most elevated rank held by an Army officer. It is just the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) who holds this rank.

Retirement – After 3 years as COAS or at the age of 62, whichever is earlier

Rank – Lieutenant General

Insignia – National emblem over crossed baton and saber

Lieutenant officers are named just by choice (following 36 years of appointed administration) and may hold the situation of a Vice Chief of Army Staff or Army Commanders.

Retirement – At the age of 60

Rank – Major General

Insignia – Five-pointed star over crossed baton and saber

Major Generals are promoted by selection (after 32 years of commissioned service).

Retirement – At the age of 58

Rank – Brigadier

Insignia – National emblem over three five-pointed stars in a triangular formation

Brigadiers are advanced by choice (following 25 years of dispatched benefit)

Retirement – At the age of 56

Rank – Colonel

Insignia – National emblem over two five-pointed stars

Colonels might be advanced by determination (following 15 years of appointed administration) or might be advanced (time-scale) following 26 years of charged administration. Time-scale Colonels may, be that as it may, just hold the arrangement of a Lt. Colonel.

Retirement – At the age of 54

Rank – Lieutenant Colonel

Insignia – National emblem over five-pointed star

Timebound promotion on completion of 13 years commissioned service.

Rank – Major

Insignia – National emblem

Timebound promotion on completion of 6 years commissioned service.

Rank – Captain

Insignia – Three five-pointed stars

Timebound promotion on completion of 2 years commissioned service

Rank – Lieutenant

Insignia – Two five-pointed stars

Rank achieved on commissioning into Indian Army as an Officer

Junior Commissioned Officers of the Indian Army

Rank – Subedar Major (Infantry) or Risaldar Major (Cavalry and Armoured Regiments)

Insignia – Gold national emblem with stripe

Promotion by selection

Retirement – After 34 years service or at the age of 54, whichever is earlier

Rank – Subedar (Infantry) or Risaldar (Cavalry and Armoured Regiments)

Insignia – Two gold stars with stripe

Promotion by selection

Retirement – After 30 years service or at the age of 52, whichever is earlier

Rank – Naib Subedar (Infantry) or Naib Risaldar (Cavalry and Armoured Regiments)

Insignia – One gold star with stripe

Promotion by selection

Retirement – After 28 years service or at the age of 52, whichever is earlier

Non Commissioned Officers of the Indian Army

Rank – Havildar (Infantry) or Daffadar (Cavalry and Armoured Regiments)

Insignia – Three rank chevrons

Promotion by selection

Retirement – After 26 years service or at the age of 49, whichever is earlier

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Rank – Naik (Infantry) or Lance Daffadar (Cavalry and Armoured Regiments)

Insignia – Two rank chevrons

Promotion by selection

Retirement – After 24 years service or at the age of 49, whichever is earlier

Rank – Lance Naik (Infantry) or Acting Lance Daffadar (Cavalry and Armoured Regiments)

Insignia – One rank chevron

Promotion by selection

Retirement – After 22 years service or at the age of 48, whichever is earlier

Soldiers

Rank – Sepoy

Insignia – Plain shoulder badge

The Sepoys identify themselves according to the Corps that they serve in. For example, a sepoy from Signals will identify him as Signalman, from Infantry as RIfleman and from the Armoured Corps as Gunner.

Recruitment Process

General Duty

Educational Qualification: Those who passed in SSLC or Matric with minimum 45 percent marks or aggregate and 33 percent in each subject.

Age – 17 1/2 to 21 years

Marital status – Unmarried Male

Physical Standards – The physical eligibility criteria is varying according to the region wise but in general

  • The minimum height: 167 cm
  • The weight: not be less than 50 kg
  • The minimum chest: must be 77 cm and expansion a minimum of 5 cm

Competitors must be free from every single transferable illness, contaminations and cardiovascular sicknesses, eye and ENT hindrance.

In the wake of finding the promotion on the web or TV or Employment News, applicants should apply by filling in a shape. Select hopefuls will be approached to show up for a physical wellness test. The individuals who are shortlisted will be sent in for therapeutic tests and again those regarded qualified will be managed a composed test (GK, Math, and Computer mindfulness)

Officers Selection

Permanent Commission

National Defence Academy (Pune)

Competitors may show up for UPSC Exam in the wake of passing Class XII. Shortlisted competitors will be approached to show up for a 5 day Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview which incorporates physical tests. Restorative tests will likewise be controlled. Cadets going out will be offered a decision of administration (Army, Navy, Air Force). After around three of preparing here the cadets are sent to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, for a time of 1 year before authorizing.

Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE)

Competitors may show up for the CDS Entrance Exam led by UPSC in definite year of their graduation or on the off chance that they have a graduate degree. In the wake of clearing the SSB and Medical tests they are drafted into the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, to prepare for year and a half before appointing.

University Entry Scheme (UES)

Hopefuls in the pre-last year of Engineering may apply through the UES. Shortlisted hopefuls will then be point by point for preparing at IMA, Dehradun, for a time of one year. On fruition of the course the officers will be allowed one year risk date for status, advancement, and additions.

Technical Graduate Course

This is like the UES however is pertinent to competitors in conclusive year of BE or B Tech or have finished BE or B Tech.

AEC (Men)

Hopefuls who have passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc/M.Com/MCA/MBA (in subjects according to Notification) with first or second division marks are qualified to apply. Following a year of preparing applicants are allowed lasting commission.

Officers Training Academy, Gaya

Competitors having passed 10+2 exams with 70 percent stamps in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics may apply contingent upon the cut-off declared in the warning. After SSB meet the qualified cadets are sent to OTA, Gaya, for essential military preparing and specialized preparing.

Short Service Commission

The Army likewise offers Short Service Commission (SSC) for men and ladies for a time of 10 or 14 years.

The SSC passage might be for any of the classifications – Technical, Non-Technical, JAG, or NCC section.

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