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Old Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Default ISSB Eligibility Criteria For Pakistan Army, Airforce and Navy

Intermediate or Equivalent 17-22 Years (Relax able for three months both in upper and lower age limit)
Graduates (2 years graduation) and Serving PN / PAF Personnel 17-23 Years
Graduates with 4 years graduation program (BS / BA (Hon) / BBA) 17-24 Years
Serving Army Soldiers 17-25 Years

Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status
Unmarried (Married serving personnel of the Armed Forces over 20 years of age are eligible).

Citizens of Pakistan
Domicile holders of Azad Kashmir / Gilgit-Baltistan.

Upon final selection, candidates have to surrender dual nationalities other than Pakistani.

Physical Standards
Minimum Height 5′- 4″ (162.5cm)
Weight As per the Body Mass Index 2


(1) Marks – FA / FSc

(a) Minimum 60 % marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.
(b) Candidates who secure 60% marks or above in BA / BSc, BA / BSc (Hons) And BBA / BPA, with 50% marks in FA / FSc are eligible for PMA Long Course

(2) Relaxation of Marks

55 % marks in FA/FSc for the candidates from specified area with domicile.

Area including Baluchistan, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, District Neelum Azad Jammu Kashmir, District Kohistan, Chitral, Dir, Tehsil Bala Kot (Kaghan, Naran)of District Mansehra in KPK, Tharparker and Tehsil Umer Kot in Sind, District Rajanpur, Area of Cholistan Desert, Drawer Fort, Salamsar, Mojgarh and Dingarh of Punjab, who have been actually studying in some areas.

(3) Serving Army Soldiers

50 % marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.

(4) Hope Certificate

Candidates who have passed Part-1 of Intermediate Examination with minimum 60% marks and appeared / are appearing in Part-II/Final Examination can also apply on “Hope Certificate” by the 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.

17 – 21 years

Male citizens of Pakistan

Marital Status

Citizens of Pakistan
domiciles holders of Azad Kashmir / Gilgit Baltistan
Upon final selection candidates with dual nationality will have to surrender nationalities other than Pakistani.

Physical standards
Minimum Height 5′-4″ (162.5 cm)
Weight As per Body Mass Index

FSc (Pre Engineering) Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry / Computer Studies / Computer

Science with minimum 65% marks or ‘O’ level passed (English being compulsory) in five

subjects and ‘A’ level passed in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / Computer

Studies/Computer Science in Grade A-C.

(1) Candidates possessing qualifications such as ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level etcetera will be required to obtain Equivalence Certificate and conversion of marks from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), Ministry of Education, and Islamabad and attach it with application form.

(2) Candidates who have passed FSc Part-I Examination with minimum 65% marks and appeared / are appearing in FSc Part-II / Final Examination can also apply on “HOPE Certificates” duly issued by Head of the institutions.

(3) Candidates with Computer Science instead of Chemistry in FSc can apply for Computer Software Engineering only


The physical standards for each post is also different, however armed forces use the following criteria in order to select a fit candidate.

Minimum Height

5′-4″ (162.5cm)

Visual Standards
Distant Vision With glasses 6/9, 6/12
Near Vision J2, J7 or N8, N12 with or without glasses
Average Weight As per given age and height standards

1.6 Km Run 7 ˝ Minutes
Push Ups 15 repetitions in 2 Minutes
Sit Ups 15 repetitions in 2 Minutes
Chin Ups 3 repetitions in 2 Minutes

Swimming has been made mandatory commissioning criteria. Swimming training will be imparted to the selected candidates at PMA, however, those not qualifying will not be granted commission. Candidates should therefore learn swimming before joining PMA in their own interest.
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kindly i need some clarification

An individual who is twice rejected by ISSB on FSc basis. Can he apply for graduate course for last attempt having a masters or bachelors (16 year) degree?


Third chance can only be availed for short service commission?
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that means i am eligible
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Would a private Bachelor(2 years) be eligible for PMA long course or Graduate course? I've done Bachelor as a private candidate, would i be eligible?
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I have done 3 years LLB (Hons) program and my age is 22. Do I fall in the fourth category?
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