Pakistan Army is no doubt is a highly reputable institution of Pakistan. It is the other name of a self-less fleet of the Defenders of Nation that is committed to server Pakistan at any cost in all circumstances. Whatever the situations were, it was always there to serve the country from disaster relief to full-scale peace restoring operations.

Pak Army has announced the opportunities to join it as Captain Through Direct Short Service Commission. The Entry for May 2018 intake is open till February 17, 2018.

Eligibility Conditions Qualification / Age

Category of Selection Qualification Age
AEC MA / MSc in following disciplines:- 28 Years as on
Chemistry 1 May 2018
Biology (Zoology/Botany)
Computer Science
Maths (Statistic)
Islamic Studies
Pakistan Studies
Corps of Ordnance BSc/BE in following disciplines:- 28 years as on
(Ord) ●  Textile / Leather Technology 1 May 2018
●  Plastic / Wood Technology
Corps of Remount DVM or equivalent  degree  Registered Civilians  21-28
Veterinary and Farms with PVMC Years   as   on
Officer  (RV&FC) 1 May 2018
Serving VASs
of RV&FC
21-35  Years  as
on 1 May 2018
Psychologist MA/MSc in following disciplines:- 28 years as on
General Psychs 1 May 2018
Clinical Psychs

Common Features

Minimum CGPA 2.5 out of 4 or 60% marks in annual system in sciences / Cptr Science esp Chemistry, Biology/Zoology, Maths, Economics and Geography.

Minimum CGPA 2 out of 4 or 50% marks in annual system for English, History, slamic Studies, Pak Studies, Urdu, Arabic and Psychology.

No 3rd Division or grade D and only one 2nd Division / Grade C throughout the academic career i.e. Matric to Post Graduations. Except Urdu, Islamic Studies, Pak Studies and History for which more than one 2nd Division shall be acceptable.

MPhil / MS will be given preference.

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

Candidates acquired MA / MSc Degree as private candidates are not eligible.

In case of Islamic Studies, those holding MA Islamic Studies degree as pvt candidates are eligible provided they have


acquired BA/BSc degree as regular candidates.
c. Gender Male
d. Marital Status Married / Unmarried


Citizens of Pakistan and domicile holders of Azad Upon final selection, candidates with dual nationality will have to surrender nationalities other than Pakistani.

Physical Standards

(1) Minimum Height 5’ – 4’’ (162.5 cm)
(2) Weight As per Body Mass Index

Ineligibility Conditions

A candidate with specific higher qualification is eligible even if he is twice rejected by ISSB for PMA / OTS / Graduate Course or equivalent Naval / PAF Courses.

A candidate with specific higher qualification, who is rejected once by ISSB for PMA / OTS / Graduate Course or equivalent Naval / PAF Courses and once rejected for specific higher qualification entry, will not be eligible for third chance.

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.

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 for an offence involving moral turpitude.

Registration and Preliminary Selection Procedure

Candidates can register either through Internet or by visiting Army Selection and Recruitment Centers (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 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.

Registration at AS&RCs

Candidates may report at nearest AS&RCs for registration / allotment of roll number alongwith necessary documents mentioned in para 6 and the prospectus fee for completion of registration formalities. Candidates will bring these documents on the day of test as well.

Schedule of Registration / Preliminary Tests

Registration and Preliminary Tests will be held as per the following schedule:-


(1) Registration 15 January – 17 February 2018
(2) Preliminary Tests 19 February – 27 February 2018

Academics / Intelligence Tests

Academics / Intelligence tests based on multiple choice questions will be conducted at AS&RCs as per following schedule:-

Chemistry 19 February 2018
Biology (Zoology/Botany)
Cptr Sciences 20 February 2018
Economics 21 February 2018
Islamic Studies 22 February 2018
Pakistan Studies
Arabic 23 February 2018
Maths (Statistic)
BE Textile/Leather Technology 26 February 2018
BE Plastic/Wood Technology
RV&FC 27 February 2018
e. Preliminary Medical Tests. Candidates will undergo initial medical
test at AS&RCs.
f. Physical Tests.  Candidates are required to qualify following physical
(1) 1.6 km Run 9 Minutes
(2) Push Ups 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes
(3) Sit Ups 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes
(4) Chin Ups 2 Repetitions in 2 Minutes


ISSB Tests

Short listed candidates will receive intimation for ISSB tests through website as well as call up letters.

Further Selection

Detailed medical examination of candidates recommended by ISSB will be carried out at nearby CMHs. Candidates who are recommended by ISSB will be called for interview by GHQ Selection Board. No TA / DA is admissible. Final selection will be made at GHQ on the basis of candidates, overall performance.

Training Period at PMA

6 Months

Documents Required at AS&RCs

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.

6 x colour photos duly attested (front & back).

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


Note :  Old National Identity Card will not be accepted.


  1. Bond. Finally selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Army for a minimum period of 7 years. The applicability of bond will commence on successful completion of basic military training at PMA Kakul.

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