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Akbar introduced Mansabdari system in the army in 1571 A.D.

The word "Mansab" means office or rank.

Every officer of the Mughal state held a Mansab and assigned 10 to 10000 cavalry.

There were nearly 33 grades of Mansabdars.

Rajputs and other Hindus and feudarory kings were appointed as Mansabdars.

Mansabdars were recruited, promoted and dismissed by the emperor.

Mansabdars were paid a fixed salary.

The Mugal army consisted infatry, cavalry, elephantry and artillery.

The practice of taking descriptive rolls and branding of horses was followed to prevent corruption.

Akbar intorudiced Mansabdari system in military administration in 1571.