1. Eligibility Conditions
a. Age as on 1 May 2019
Education Age Age Relaxation
(1) Intermediate or Equivalent 17-22 Years
Relaxable for three
months both in upper
and lower age limits
(2) Graduates (2 years
graduation) and Serving PN /
(3) Graduates with 4 years
graduation programme (BS /
BA (Hon) / BBA /BPA)
17-24 Years –
(4) Serving Army Soldiers 17-25 Years –
b. Gender. Male.
c. Marital Status. Unmarried (Married serving personnel of the Armed
Forces over 20 years of age are eligible).
d. Nationality. Citizens of Pakistan and domicile holders of Azad Kashmir /
Gilgit-Baltistan. Upon final selection candidates with dual nationality will
have to surrender nationalities other than Pakistan.
e. Physical Standards
(1) Minimum Height – 5′ – 4″ (162.5 cm)
(2) Weight – As per the Body Mass Index
(1) Marks – FA / FSc / Equivalent
(a) Minimum 60 % marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.
(b) Candidates who secure 60% mks or above in BA / BSc, BA /
BSc (Hons) and BBA / BPA, with 50% mks in FA / FSc are
eligible for PMA Long Course.
(2) Relaxation of Marks – FA / FSc. 55% marks for the candidates
from specified areas with domicile. Areas incl Balolchistan, FATA,
Gilgit-Baltistan, District Neelum Azad Jammu Kashmir, District
Kohistan, Chitral, Dir, Tehsil Bala Kot (Kaghan, Naran) of District
Mansehra in KPK, Tharparker and Tehsil Umer Kot in Sind, District
Rajanpur, Area of Cholistan Desert, Drawar Fort, Salamsar,
Mojgarh and Dingarh of Punjab. Besides being domicile holder,, the
candidates must have been actually studying in the same areas.
(3) Serving Army Soldiers. 50% marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.
(4) Verification of Marks Sheet / Certificate. Candidates not issued
with certificates or in possession of duplicate/revised mark
sheets/certificates of Matric / Intermediate / BA / BSc must get a
Verification Certificate signed by Secretary/Controller Examination of
(5) ‘A’ level candidates applying in Pakistan with aggregate 60% marks
are eligible without seeking equivalence certificate as calculated by
IBCC. However, all the candidates who have passed ‘A’ level and
equivalent examination from abroad or have passed from Pakistan
with the result less than three Cs are required to submit equivalence
certificate issued by IBCC.
2. Ineligibility Conditions
a. A candidate is ineligible if he is twice rejected by ISSB/GHQ/NHQ/AHQ
Selection Board or once rejected by ISSB and once rejected by
GHQ/NHQ/AHQ Selection Board.
b. Permanently declared UNFIT by Appeal Medical Board.
c. Declared unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital except those cleared by
Appeal Medical Board.
d. Declared medically unfit due to Hepatitis B & C (cannot request for Appeal
e. Dismissed/removed/debarred from Government Service including Armed
f. Withdrawn from any Academy / Training Institution of Armed Forces on
g. Withdrawn from any bonded Armed Forces college/institution on
h. Convicted in a Court of Law for an offence involving moral turpitude.
3. Registration and Preliminary Selection Procedure. Candidates can either
register through Internet or by visiting Army Selection and Recruitment Centres
(AS&RCs). Following procedure will be adopted:-
a. Registration Through Internet. A candidate can register on website
www.joinpakarmy.gov.pk. Date and time of test shall be intimated on
internet for which an individual should have e-mail account. Candidate will
report on exact date and time given for preliminary test on computerized
roll no slip. Date once given will not be changed. Candidates will also
bring along all documents mentioned in para 6 and will pay prospectus fee
on the day of test. Candidates MUST attain working knowledge of
computer as registration and tests will be conducted on computers.
b. Registration at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs).
The candidates may report at nearest AS&RCs for registration / allotment
of roll no alongwith necessary documents mentioned in para 6 and the
prospectus fee for completion of registration formalities. The candidates
will bring these documents on the day of test as well.
c. Schedule of Registration / Preliminary Tests. Registration and
Preliminary Tests will be held as per following schedule:-
Registration 8 Oct 2018 – 11 Nov 2018 (Incl Sat and Sun)
14 Nov 2018 -15 Jan 2019 (Except Sat, Sun and
a. The TCC candidates who apply for PMA L/C will also be
considered as Repeater Candidates.
b. Repeater candidates must report at concerned AS&RCs
from 11-13 Nov 2018 for preliminary tests.
d. Preliminary Selection
(1) Written/ Intelligence Tests. Written/Intelligence tests will be
based on multiple choice questions from English, Maths, Pak
Studies, Islamiat and General Knowledge. The candidates declared
successful in written/intelligence tests will undergo physical /
medical tests and interviews at AS&RCs.
(2) Physical Tests. The candidates must qualify the following
physical standards at the time of preliminary selection:-
(a) 1.6 Km Run – 8 minutes
(b) Push Ups – 15 repetitions in 2 minutes
(c) Sit Ups – 20 repetitions in 2 minutes
(d) Chin Ups – 3 repetitions in 2 minutes
(e) Ditch Crossing – 7’.4” x 7’.4” and 4’ deep.
(3) Interview. Successful candidates will be interviewed at AS&RC
and short listed for ISSB test.
(4) Successful candidates will receive notice for ISSB tests through
website as well as call up letter.
4. Further Selection. Candidates who are selected by AS&RCs will be called for
ISSB Test. Medical examination of ISSB recommended candidates will be carried out at
nearby CMHs. The final selection will be made at GHQ on the basis of candidate’s
5. Training Period at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA). 2 Years.
6. Documents Required at AS&RCs
a. Original certificate / detailed Marks Sheet of Matric/FA/FSc/ Equivalent.
b. Computerized National Identity Card for 18 years and above or
Computerized Form “B” alongwith Guardian’s Computerized National
Identity Card (Father or Mother) for less than 18 years of age.
c. One set of attested photocopies of above mentioned documents.
d. 3 x Passport size coloured photos duly attested (front and back) by
Principal/Class-1 Gazetted Officer.
e. Original as well as one photocopy of “NOT RECOMMENDED” letter by
ISSB are also required for “Repeater Candidates”.
Note: – Old National Identity Card and Form “B” will not be accepted.
7. Pakistan Nationals Residing Abroad. Eligible candidates residing abroad are
exempted from Preliminary Selection. However, Defence Attaches will ascertain their
overall suitability, physical deformity and stammering aspects. The candidates are
advised to approach Pakistani Embassies (Military/Defence Attaches) in the country
where residing for issuance of Application Forms. They will submit their Application
Forms alongwith connected documents through Pakistani Embassies by 1 Jan 2019. A
postal order of Rs. 100/- and a Bank Draft of Rs. 500/- in the name of Director General
Personnel Administration, Personnel Administration Directorate, GHQ Rawalpindi will
be attached with the Application Form. Postal address in Pakistan should also be
indicated in the Application Forms so that call up notice for ISSB Tests/ Interviews and
further correspondence to eligible candidates can be made on the given Pakistani
address. No traveling allowance will be admissible for travelling to and from Pakistan.
Note:-If selected candidates for current entry are more than the required induction, the
left over candidates would be considered for next PMA Long Course entry
subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions / merit.
For further details visit
Nearest Army Selection and Recruitment Centres at Rawalpindi, Lahore,
Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Gilgit, Hyderabad, Multan, Muzaffarabad,
Faisalabad, Khuzdar, Pano Aqil and D I Khan.
Email your queries on
For ISSB call up notices visit
To apply for this job please visit www.joinpakarmy.gov.pk.