Selection in ISSB

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A soldier is trained in such a way that he can face the enemy under any circumstances, therefore officers and solders are expected to be coped  with different sort of situation.  Army has to do its job whether it is storm, raining, snowing or intense hot and cold.

Future prospect
Progress in army is depending on the conditions of personal ability and success in the required examination.  Necessary training is provided at the time of up gradation of the position.  It takes normally one year to be lieutenant from second lieutenant, four year from lieutenant to captain and to reach at the slot of major it may take seven years.  Selecting suitable candidates for posts above major, increment is made according to capacity and eligibility. 
Personal characteristic
An officer is expected to observe discipline. The most important quality of an officer in army is his leadership quality for which he must be confidence.  Analytical mind and prompt decision making ability is imperative.  It is necessary for an officer to analyze received information.  He must be proficient in his work and able to communicate his views to other so that he can create sense of comradeship. 

Jobs in  Pakistan Army .. Enlistment in Pakistan Army

There are various opportunities to enlist in Pakistan army as officer.  National dailies publish such details time by time.  These courses are:


Intermediate with 50 percent mark or A-level passed youth can apply for enlistment as an officer in Pakistan army through PMA long course.  Age limit is from 17 years to 22 years for civilian and 17 years to 23 years for serving Armed Forces Personnel.  After qualifying the selection procedure a candidate has to complete two years training and education period in Pakistan military academy, Kakol. Successful completion of PMA long course in Kakol, he is commissioned as sub-lieutenant and is conferred B.A / B.Sc degree.  Applications are invited twice in a year in the months of April and October for admission in PMA long course. 

Selection procedure for PMA Long Course
  • Intelligence/personality tests and Academics written test based on multiple choice questions from English, Maths, Pak-Studies, Islamiat and general knowledge are conducted at AS&RCs.
  • Candidates declared successful in written/intelligence tests will undergo physical, medical tests and preliminary interview at AS&RCs.
  • Candidates qualifying preliminary selection will be sent to ISSB for further tests.
  • Medical examination of ISSB recommended candidates will be carried out at near by CMHs.
  • Final selection is made at GHQ based on overall merit prepared.
A candidate can get himself registered through internet on Pakistan Army for preliminary test.
Candidates can also register themselves at AS&RCs.

Candidate registered at AS&RCs Gilgit will appear for written/other tests at AS&RCRawalpindi.

 2. Direct short service commission / Graduate/Technical Graduate Course
Direct short service commission in  Pakistan Army  can be get after B.A or B.Sc degree.  The same selection procedure is adopted as mentioned above.  60 percent marks in the prerequisite examination are compulsory.  Age limit is 28 years for graduate.  And for those candidates holding M.AM.Sc, Darse-Nizami orM.A Islamiat degree, the age limit is 35 years.  Details of enlistment according to the subject in different core are as under:

B.Sc engineering in

Electrical or Mechanical
Electrical/mechanical core
Signal core
Engineering core
Army Medical core
Army Dental core
Remount and vetnary core
Army education core
Darse-Nizami/MA Islamiat
Religious education branch

Besides army medical core and dental core, other cadets are trained in Pakistan Military Academy Kakol.  Cadets are commissioned in the rank of captain after completing the training.  In case of army education core or its branch of religious education, Ph.D or M.Phil degree holder are given concession in term of age and further seniority in rank too or previous service can also be counted.  After training these cadets get fundamental education about their concerned core and on different occasions further training is arranged along with other officers during service. 

Army Medical College (Pre-medical group)

Those students who have passed FSc in Pre-medical with 65% and their age are between 17, they can apply for admission in Army Medical College for M.B.B.Scourse.  After selection they get the M.B.B.S course done for five years in Army Medical College.  Having completed the training they go to Army Medical core centre for ten week military training.  They were commissioned in the rank of captain after completing this course.  Some seats are reserved for women under this scheme. 

Technical cadet Course (pre-engineering group)

Candidates having FSc pre-engineering can get commission in army  technical cadet course.  Candidates who have secured 60 % marks in FSc along with NCC are eligible to apply for this course.  A test of FSc level comprising questions from physics, chemistry and mathematics is taken.  Successful candidates are called forI.S.S.B tests.  I.S.S.B qualifiers are medically examined in the nearest military hospital.  A final list is prepared and the successful candidates are sent to different colleges of Pakistan Army namely Military College of engineering, military college of signals, college of electrical and mechanical engineering.

Pakistan Military Academy Kakol

PMA Kakol is a training center for those officer selected for Pakistan army.  Those candidates who qualify ISSB tests are admitted to PMA for training.

Pakistan Armed Forces related useful Links

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, PESHAWAR.                          201-5885

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, RAWALPINDI.                        561-34137

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, LAHORE.                               6699-5885

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, MULTAN.                               531-5885

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, HYDERABAD.                         791-5885

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, KARACHI.                              560-5885

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, QUETTA.                               9209-5885

Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, GILGIT                                95885

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