Join Pakistan Army through 140 PMA Long Course
Registration has been started for 140 PMA Long course. Now candidates can apply for 140 PMA Long course, the details for 140 PMA Long course are given below:
1. Eligibility Conditions
a. Age as on 1 Nov 2017
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 / PAF Personnel 17-23 Years
(3) Graduates with 4 years graduation programme (BS / BA (Hon) / BBA / BPA) 17-24
(4) Serving Army Soldiers 17-25
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) Visual Standard
(a) Distance Vision – With glasses 6/9, 6/12
(b) Near vision – J2, J7 or N8, N12 with or without
(3) 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 inclBalolchistan, 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.
(3) Serving Army Soldiers. 50% marks in FA / FSc and equivalent.
(4) 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.
(5) 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.
(6) ‘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
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
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 any
g. Withdrawn from any bonded Armed Forces college / institution on disciplinary
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 6 Feb– 12 Mar 2017 (Including Saturdays / Sundays)
Preliminary Tests 16 Mar 2017 – 17 Jul 2017
(Except Saturdays / Sundays / Closed Holidays)
Note: Repeater candidates must report at concerned AS&RCs from 13-16 Mar
2017 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 performance.
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 15 Jul 2017. 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