How to Join Pak Army Regular Commission


Broad Induction Criteria

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Eligibility Conditions

  • Qualification/Age

    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 Pakistan Navy/ Pakistan Air Force Personnel 17-23 Years
    3 Graduates with 4 years graduation programme (BS/ BA-(Hon)/ BBA /BPA) 17-24 Years No age relaxation
    4 Serving Army Soldiers 17-25 Years No age relaxation
    Academic Prerequisites
    Marks – FA/ FSc/ Equivalent
    Minimum 55 % marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.
    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 Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Long Course.
    Marks – FA/ FSc/ Equivalent. 55% marks for the candidates from specified areas with domicile. Areas including Balolchistan, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, District Neelum Azad Jammu Kashmir, District Kohistan, Chitral, Dir, Tehsil BalaKot (Kaghan, Naran) of District Mansehra in KPK, Tharparker and Tehsil UmerKot 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.
    Serving Army Soldiers. 50% marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.
    Hope Certificate. Candidates who have passed Part-I of Intermediate Examination with minimum 60% marks and appeared/ are appearing in Part II/ Final Examination can also apply on “Hope Certificate” by Head of the institutions.
    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 concerned Board/University.
    ‘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.

  • In-Eligibility Conditions

    Twice rejected by Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB).
    Twice screened out by Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB).
    Tested within four months (120 days) gap of previous appearance in Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) except waiver granted by the competent authority. However, bar of 120 days will not be applicable to candidates appearing in General Headquarters (GHQ)/ Naval Headquarters (NHQ)/ Air Headquarters (AHQ) selection board.
    Dismissed/removed/debarred from Government Service including Armed Forces.
    Convicted in a Court of Law for any heinous offence (to be ascertained by the competent military authority).
    Permanently declared UNFIT by Appeal Medical Board (PUF by AMB). Declared unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital except those cleared by Appeal Medical Board. However, Pakistan Air Force candidates who become 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.
    Declared medically unfit due to Hepatitis B & C (AMB cannot be requested).
    Withdrawn from any bonded Armed Forces college/ institution on disciplinary grounds.
    Withdrawn/ discharged/ resigned or purchase of commission from any Armed Forces officers Academy/ Training Institution on any ground.
    Tempering of academic certificates/ forgery/ concealment to get undue advantage will render to applicant permanently ineligible for all types of commission in Armed Forces.
  • 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. A 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 no slip. Date once given will not be changed. 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 along with necessary documents (mentioned in advertisement) and the prospectus fee for completion of registration formalities. Candidates will bring these on the day of test as well.
    Preliminary Selection
    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 Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs).
    Physical Tests. The candidates must qualify the following physical standards at the time of preliminary selection:-
    ► 1.6 Km Run – 8 minutes
    ► Push Ups – 15 repetitions in 2 minutes
    ► Sit Ups – 20 repetitions in 2 minutes
    ► Chin Ups – 3 repetitions in 2 minutes
    ► Ditch Crossing – 7’.4” x 7’.4” and 4’ deep
    Interview. Successful candidates will be interviewed at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs) and short listed for Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) test.
    Successful candidates will receive notice for Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) tests through website as well as call up letter.
  • Further Selection Procedure

    Candidates who are selected by Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs) will be called for Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) Tests. Medical examination of Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) recommended candidates will be carried out at nearby Combined Military Hospitals (CMHs). The final selection will be made at General Headquarters (GHQ) on the basis of candidate’s performance.
  • 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. A postal order of Rs. 100/- and a Bank Draft of Rs. 500/- in the name of Director General Personnel Administration, Personnel Administration Directorate, General Headquarters (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 Inter Service Selection Board (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 Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Long Course entry subject to fulfillment of eligibility conditions/ merit.