Direct Short Service Commission How to Join Pak Army


Broad Induction Criteria

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Eligibility Conditions

  • Qualification/ Age

    Category/ Qualification
    (Each of the following Corps/ Education Disciplines may differ every time)
    (Education disciplines may differ)
    1 Army Education Corps (AEC) MA/MSc/BS (4 years) in education in following disciplines:- ► Mathematics
    ► Physics
    ► Computer Science
    ► English
    ► Political Science
    ► History
    ► Urdu
    ► Economics
    ► Islamic Studies
    ► Arabic
    ► Management Science
    ► Geography/ GIS

    28 years

    2 Corps of Ordnance (Ord) BE/ BS education in following disciplines: –
    ► Metallurgy Engineering
    ► Textile/ Leather Technology
    ► Plastic/ Wood Technology
    ► Chemical Engineering
    28 years
    3 Psychologist ► M.Sc Psychology 28 years
    4 Corps of Remount Veterinary and Farms Officer (RV&FC) ► DVM or equivalent degree Registered with PVMC
    ► MSc (Hons)/ M Phil (in relevant disciplines) will be given preference

    28 Years
    Serving VASs of RV&FC

    21-35 Years


    Minimum 60% marks in annual system or 2.5 CGPA in science subjects and 50% marks or 2.0 CGPA in Arts subjects from HEC recognized university as a regular student.

    Minimum CGPA 2 out of 4 or 50% marks in annual system for Psychology.
    No 3rd Division through the academic career i.e Matric to MA/MSc/BS.
    PhD will be given preference.

    Candidates only graduated from HEC recognized universities or foreign universities recognized by HEC are eligible.

    Candidates must have attained the entire education (Matric till MA/ MSc/ BS) as a regular student.
  • In-Eligibility Conditions

    A candidate who has been twice “NOT RECOMMENDED” by Inter Service Selection Board for Pakistan Military Academy/ Graduate Course or equivalent Naval/ Pakistan Air Force Courses, however, third chance to appear for commission in AEC is given.
    Permanently declared UNFIT by Appeal Medical Board.
    Declared medically unfit due to Hepatitis B & C (Appeal Medical Board cannot be requested).
    Declared unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital except those cleared by Appeal Medical Board. However, Pakistan Air Force candidates who get medically unfit for flying but fit for ground branches can undergo routine medical examination as normal candidates if they are desirous to join other arms.
    Tested within four months (120 days) gap of previous appearance in Inter Service Selection Board except candidates granted waiver by Director General Parsonnel Administration (DGPA). However, bar of 120 days will not be applicable to candidates appearing in post Graduate General Headquarters/ Naval Headquarters/ Air Headquarters based selection boards.
    Withdrawn from any Academy/ Training Institution of Armed Forces on any ground.
    Withdrawn from any bonded Armed Forces college/ institution on disciplinary grounds.
    Dismissed/ removed/ debarred from Govt Services including Armed Forces.
    Convicted in a Court of Law in Criminal Proceedings.
  • Registration and Preliminary Selection Procedure

    Candidates can register either through Internet or by visiting Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs). Following procedure will be adopted:-

      Registration through Internet. Candidate can register on website Date and time of test shall be intimated on internet for which the individual should have an e-mail account. Candidates will report on exact date and time given for preliminary test on computerized roll number slip. Date once given will not be changed. Candidates will also bring along all documents (mentioned in advertisement) 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.
      Registration at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres. Candidates may report at nearest Army Selection and Recruitment Centres for registration/ allotment of roll number alongwith necessary documents (mentioned in advertisement) and the prospectus fee for completion of registration formalities. Candidates will bring these documents on the day of test as well.
      Academics/ Intelligence Tests. Academics/ Intelligence tests based on multiple choice questions will be conducted at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres on the date given by the computer during the registration process.
      Preliminary Medical Tests. Candidates will undergo initial medical test at AS&RCs.
      Physical Tests. Candidates are required to qualify following physical tests:-
        1.6 km Run – 9 Minutes
        Push Ups – 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes
        Sit Ups – 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes
        Chin Ups – 2 Repetitions in 2 Minute
  • Further Selection Procedure

    Detailed medical examination of candidates recommended by Inter Service Selection Board will be carried out at nearby Combine Military Hospitals. Candidates who are recommended by Inter Service Selection Board will be called for interview by General Headquarters Selection Board. No Travelling Allowance/ Daily Allowance is admissible. Final selection will be made at General Headquarters (GHQ) on the basis of candidates, overall performance.
  • Documents Required at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres

    Original certificates/ detailed marks sheets alongwith two attested photocopies of each educational certificate/ degree/ diploma.

    Candidates serving in government Institutions/ Departments will render No Objection Certificate of the concerned Establishment.

    Attested photo copy of domicile.

    Photocopies of computerized National Identity Card alongwith verification slip obtained by NADRA.

    Crossed postal order of Rs, 100.00 in favour of Director General Personnel Administration (DGPA), General Headquarters Rawalpindi.

    Candidates must bring their degrees duly verified by HEC/ PEC.

    Endorsement of Application Forms. While filling the application forms by successful candidate at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres, must ensure that information be endorsed in the respective paragraph/ columns and no column should be left blank.

    Note: Old National Identity Card will not be accepted.