Start your career in Pakistan Army by joining it though Direct Short Service Commission or PMA Long Course as Army is considered as one of the most respectable profession especially in Pakistan, where people are patriotic as well as they are fond of pride and dignity. There are so many various charms in this profession, which includes the authority and the appreciated lifestyle. So that’s why it is one of the desirable professions amongst the modern students. To enhance the career in the Pakistan Army there are two possible alternatives, which can be followed. They both are comprehensively described below.
Career in Pakistan Army PMA long course:
A very typical and most followed path which will heads towards the start of the career in the Pakistan Army is through the long courses offered under the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA). In this path the students who have cleared their intermediate and A-Levels with 50% or more are eligible to apply in it. The age limit for the students, which have opted the PMA courses, is 17 to 25 years. The age limit is extended 3 months on both the upper and lower limit. The 2-year course at Kakol, PMA the selected candidates are being enrolled as sub-lieutenant. The examinations are being taken twice a year in the respective months of April and October.
The selection procedure of the PMA examination is on the basis of the intelligence and personality test and the academic test that is being comprised of closed ended question including the MCQ’s.The subjects taken under consideration in the aptitude test includes English, Math, Pakistan Studies, Islamiyat and the general knowledge. The successful candidates are being preceded to the physical and medical test and later for the preliminary interview. Candidates qualifying preliminary selection will be sent to Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) for further tests. Medical examination of Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) recommended candidates would be carried out at nearby CMHs. Final selection is made at General Head Quarters (GHQ) based on overall merit prepared.
Career in Direct short service commission / Graduate/Technical Graduate Course:
Direct short service commission in Pakistan Army can be getting after B.A or BSc 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.A, MSc, Darse-Nizami or M.A Islamiyat degree, the age limit is 35 years. Details of enlistment according to the subject in different core areas under the courses:
- BSc engineering
- Electrical or Mechanical
- Darse-Nizami/MA Islamiyat
List of Pakistan Army Selection Centers:
- Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, PESHAWAR. 091-201-35885.
- Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, RAWALPINDI 051-561-34137.
- Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, LAHORE 042-6699-35885.
- Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, MULTAN 061-531-35885.
- Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, HYDERABAD 022-791-35885.
- Army Selection and Recruitment Centre, KARACHI 021-560-35885.
- Army Selections and Recruitment Centre, QUETTA 081-2490-35885.
- Army Selections and Recruitment Centre, GILGIT 05811-961-35885.