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Pakistan Army Ranks and Badges, Salary / Pay Scale Information 2021

Following are the details related to Pakistan Army Ranks and Badges, Salary / Pay Scale Information 2021 but before we go towards the Ranks / Badges and Salary Information let’s discuss What is Pakistan Army? When it came into existence and how many troops are currently serving in it.

The Pakistan Army is the land warfare uniformed branch of the armed forces of Pakistan. It came into existence on 14 August 1947 as Pakistan appeared on the map of the world. It has a very special place in the military forces of Pakistan because it has served the Nation at any time of need. It has a little connection with pre-1947 British Indian colonial policy and military experience of the Indian Army. It has about 550,000 troops and around 500.000 reserves, 185,000 National Guards, 6599 Civilian Personnel and 316 manned aircraft. Its headquarters is located in GHQ Rawalpindi.

The main motto of the Pakistan Army is Jihad to fight for the prosperity of Islamabad in the way of Almighty and have fear of Almighty Allah and taqwa. The defence day is celebrated on 6 September. It has fought a number of the wars and defeated the enemies with great sand bravery. Following are the wars which are properly fought at borers such as 1947 AND 1965 Pak – Indo War, 1971, Pak Liberation War.

So as Pakistan is playing its role since the beginning till today its services are remarkable they never ever care for their lives and shed their blood for their nation and save their world from terrorism and for that, they are struggling day and night without any rest.

The operation ZARB-E- AZB was started on 15th June 2014 and launched in North Waziristan and till today it’s going on. Mainly this operation was started by some different groups including Tehreek-e- Taliban, Lashkar-e- Jhangvi, Al Qaeda, Haqqani networks and so on. During this operation, soldiers have killed many places of terrorists and clear the areas by drone attacking and destroyed ample of terrorists belonging from different groups which give training individuals to attack the targeted place and also guide them to do self-suicide attacks in order to kill the humans and they are own self also.

Pakistan Army officers receive a number of the awards for his services and accomplishments which includes Nishan-e- Haider, Sitara-e-Jurat, Hilal-e- Imtiaz, Tamgha-e- Imtiaz and many more awards. The words in praise of our remarkable Army never ends because its service is tremendous and great and are written in history and remembered by all of us.

Ranks and Badges of Army:

Ranks of Pakistan is allocated in two different categories such as Officers Ranks starting from Field Marshal to Second Lieutenant and Non-Commissioned Officers starting Subedar-Major / Risaldar-Major to Sepoy/Soldier and there are some other ranks from Battalion Havildar Major to Company Quartermaster Havildar which can be examined from the following.

Commissioned Officers Ranks:

In the Pakistan Army, the commanding officers are known Commissioned Officers. Initially, an individual selected as Second Lieutenant and year after year on the basis of knowledge and battlefield experience it promoted to Lieutenant and so on to Field Marshal. From the following, you can examine the exact rank and pay scale of Pakistan Army Commissioned Officers.

Pakistan Army Ranks


Non-Commissioned Officers Ranks/Badges:

Following list is provided for the Non-Commissioned Officers and it starts from the Lance Naik towards the Subedar-Major / Risaldar-Major. Initially, individually appointed as Sepoy in Pakistan Army but after the 2 to 4 years service it promoted to Lance Naik and becomes Non-Commissioned Officer in Pakistan Army. So, examine the following image to understand the order of Non-Commissioned Officer.

Pakistan Army Ranks

Other Ranks in Pakistan Army:

There are some other ranks which are appointed by the senior Havildars such as starting from Company Quartermaster Havildar, Company Havildar Major, Battalion Quartermaster Havildar and Battalion Havildar Major. The ranks/badges for these positions can be examined from the following image.

Pak Army Badges Rank with Orders

Pakistan Army Pay Scales & Ranks with Order
Ranks Pay Scales
Field Marshal: 5 stars Field Marshal: BPS- Apex scale
General: 4 stars General: BPS- Apex scale
Lieutenant General :3 stars Lieutenant General: BPS 22
Major General: 2 stars Major General: BPS -21
Brigadier: 1 star Brigadier: BPS- 20
Colonel Colonel: BPS- 19
Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel: BPS-18
Major Major: BPS- 18
Captain Captain: BPS -17
Lieutenant Lieutenant: BPS-17
2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant: BPS-17
Subedar-Major Subedar Major: BPS- 16
Subedar Subedar: BPS- 15
Naib Subedar Naib Subedar: BPS -13 or 14
Battalion Havaldar Major Battalion Havaldar Major: BPS-11 or 9
Battalion Quartermaster Havildar Battalion Quartermaster Havaldar: BPS 11 or 9
Company Havildar Major Company Havaldar Major: BPS 11or 9
Company Quartermaster Havildar Company Quartermaster Havaldar: BPS-11 or 9
Havaldar Havaldar: BPS- 7 or 8
Naik Naik: BPS-7 or 6
Lance Naik Lance Naik: BPS- 6
Soldier Soldier: BPS-5

These are the pay scales of Army members as per the information provided at Wikipedia in which all categories are mentioned in ascending order and sequence wise all these officers follow all the rules and regulations of their seniors in a proper way. We are proud of the Army.

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  1. M. Rehan says:

    Agr koi issb Ka form bhej da or us ko call letter na aya to Wo kia kare kun Ka mujhay nhi mila. ma na sab initial test clear kia thay . kia mujhay dobara try krna pare ga…..?

    1. Mahnoor says:

      ap nearest selection centre se rabta kren aur visist kren phr apko pta lgega.

      1. M Rehan says:

        Agr dates nikal gai hoi to dobara krna pare ga ya late comers Ka b test ho jata ha kun Ka prospect pa issb Ka test ki validity btai gai ha bs

        1. Mahnoor says:

          Exactly, ap wair kren newwer vacancies ke liye.

  2. Shahzil says:

    aur jab eyesight theek hojaiy to

    1. Mahnoor says:

      to ap zaroor join kren.

  3. Shahzil says:

    jin ki eyesight week ho woh army join karsaktey hain???

  4. farman khan says:

    what documents are required for issb plz give me detail plzzzzzzz

  5. Zubair Sharif says:

    Please tell me how I can cancel my registration for Junior Commissioned Officer. The reason of cancellation is the I am not able to reach for test tomorrow.So please help me how I can cancel my registration which I have done at last night.

  6. wahab baloch says:

    smoking wale koo army wale uthte hain ke nhiii

    1. Mahnoor says:

      Nopes, immoral persons are not eligible to be hired.

      1. Mr Army says:

        yes, smoking walay log ja sktay hain army main easily

        1. Mahnoor says:


      2. latif says:

        Yes they can go…….
        But one should not do such silly things it doesn’t suit on such respectable ones….

        1. Mahnoor says:

          Kindly excuse me what u r saying which thing seems to u silly.

  7. Urooj Ch says:

    i want to join pakistan army as a captain i have done my f.s.c what requirments plzz tell me?

    1. Mahnoor says:

      All the details are lying in the post when u go through the post u will get each and every point.

    2. Faraz says:

      You cannot join for long course.

    3. Atta Rehman says:

      you cannot join as captian. you to clear you issb for taking regular commission as leautinent. for as a captain you have to bsc in engineering (in signals or eme as u like) but then you will not be a regular commission officer

    4. sikandar says:

      u should hav bchlr degree

    5. Mr Army says:

      You have to complete graduation if you want to join

  8. Junaid Khan says:

    I hope some one hear me?
    I want to join Pak army as a lieutenant through soldier.
    i’m joining army as a soldier and after that i want to apply as a lieutenant i have D.A.E Diploma.
    Is it possible any one here to tell me?

    1. capt gohar ali says:


  9. Ehsan Khan says:

    The pay scales of Pakistan Army are listed below:

    Field Marshal : BPS- Apex scale

    General : BPS- Apex scale

    Lieutenant General : BPS 22

    Major General : BPS -21

    Brigadier : BPS- 20

    Colonel : BPS- 19

    Lieutenant Colonel : BPS-18

    Major : BPS- 18

    Captain : BPS -17

    Lieutenant : BPS-17

    2nd Lieutenant :BPS-17

    Subedar Major : BPS- 16

    Subedar : BPS- 15

    Naib Subedar : BPS -13 or 14

    Battalion Havaldar Major : BPS-11or 9

    Battalion Qaurtermaster Havaldar : BPS 11 or 9

    Company Havaldar Major : BPS 11or 9

    Company Quartermaster Havaldar : BPS-11 or 9

    Havaldar : BPS- 7 or 8

    Naik : BPS-7 or 6

    Lance Naik : BPS- 6

    Soldier : BPS-5

    These are the pay scales of Army members in which all categories are mentioned in ascending order and sequence wise all these officers follow all the rules and regulations of their seniors in a proper way. We are proud of Army .

  10. Nauman Ajmal says:

    this is incorrect
    Lt Col 19
    Col 20
    Brig 21
    Maj Gen 22
    Lt Gen Adn Gen apex Scales

    1. Ali Hassan says:

      thanks, do u know the pay scale of PAF’s too? commission and non-commission ranks. e.g junior technician (J.T), corporal technician, senior technician etc etc..

      thanks in advance

      1. lazy says:

        AC (Air Craft Man) BPS-5

        SAC (Senior Air Craft Man) BPS-5

        JT (Junior Technician) BPS-5

        Cap (Corporal Technician) BPS-6

        Snr. Tech ( Senior Technician) 11 or 9

        Chief Tech (Chief Technician) – This rank no more using
        AWO (Assistant Warrant Officer) BPS-13

        WO ( Warrant Officer) BPS-15
        CWO (Chief Warrant Officer) BPS-16

        1. SaadShahzad says:

          Hi My height is 5.2.5 almost 5.3 and i Am very intelligent and a studennt of part 1 so after and with the height of 5.3 will inbe eleigible ?

    2. soldier says:

      no, lt col is 18 scale and col is 19. This page explains them properly:

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