Ranks in Indian Navy

This is the usual question for officer entry at Navy selection boards.  The candidates have to explain it clearly about its sub division as

  • Commissioned Officer and
  • Non - Commissioned Officer

The direct entry for commissioned officer are through clearing the service selection only.  To know more about the entries in navy, click here.

The following are ranks of the commissioned officers in descending order.  i.e. it starts with "sub-lieutenant" and goes up-to "Admiral of the Fleet".

  • Admiral of the Fleet
  • Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub Lieutenant

The promotion after entering as commissioned officer is based on seniority of service and on special promotions based on achievements.


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