PMA Long Course |Registration, Initial & ISSB Test, Complete Joining Procedure|

Pakistan Army announced PMA long Course Online Registration 2021 for commissioned officers. Join Pakistan Army as 17 graded officers as joining on the rank of 2nd Lieutenant through PMA Long course. Pakistan Army offers this course twice a year. PMA long course consists of series as PMA Long Course 148 (2021), PMA Long Course 149 (2021), and so on.

Complete Joining Procedure for PAK Army as an Officer through PMA long Course is here. Read the complete article for PMA long course Joining & PMA Test preparation guidelines.

Join PAK Army PMA Long Course 2021

Young Blood who want to Join Pakistan Army as an officer have to pass through these stages:

  • Registration
  • Initial Test
  • ISSB
  • Medical

70% Recommended Candidates got joining latter (iff their name added into Final Merit List)

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria For PMA Long Course

To Join PAK Army through PMA Long Course. Candidates have to fulfill these eligibility conditions.

  • Age:
    Check given below table for age eligibility conditions.
  • Gender:
    Male candidates can apply In PMA.
  • Marital Status:
    Unmarried ( For serving armed forces over twenty years married are eligible)
  • Nationality:
    All Male Citizens of Pakistan and domicile holders from Azad Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan. (On final selection candidates having dual nationality will have to surrender all other nationalities except Pakistan)
  • Physical Standards:

    • Minimum Height Should be- 5′ – 4″ (162.5 cm)
    • Weight As per the Body Mass Index (check normal BMI values)
  • Education:
    • Minimum 60% marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.
    • Candidates who secure 60% marks or above in BA/BSc, BA/BSc (Hons) and BBA/BPA, with 50% mks in FA/FSc are eligible for PMA Long Course.

PMA Long Course Age Eligibility Conditions

EducationAgeAge Relaxation
Intermediate or Equivalent17-22 YearsRelaxable for three months both in upper and lower age limits
Graduates (2 years graduation) and Serving PIV / PAF Personnel17-23 YearsRelaxable for three months both in upper and lower age limits
Graduates with 4 years graduation programme (BS / BA (Hon) / BBA /BPA)17-24 YearsNo age relaxation
Serving Army Soldiers17-25 YearsNo age relaxation

Relaxation of Marks – FA/FSc

Specified Areas

Candidates with 55% marks from specified areas with domicile.

District KohistanChitralDir
Tehsil Bala Kot (Kaghan, Naran) of District Mansehra in KPKDistrict Neelum Azad Jammu KashrnirTharparker and Tehsil Umer Kot in Sind
District RajanpurDrawar FortArea of Cholistan Desert
SalamsarMojgarhDingarh of Punjab

Note:-   For 55% marks the candidates must have actually studied in the same areas.

Serving Army Soldiers:

For serving Army Soldiers is 50% marks (Marks Relaxation) in FA/FSc and equivalent

‘A’ level candidates:

A level candidates applying in Pakistan having an aggregate of 60% marks are eligible. All candidates who passed A level examination from abroad are required to submit equivalence certificate issued by IBCC.

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Related:- Technical Cadet Course TCC

Ineligibility Conditions:

The given below are ineligible for PMA Registration.

  • Twice rejected by ISSB.
  • Candidate Twice screened out by ISSB.
  • Appear for ISSB Teste within 120 days gap of the previous appearance in ISSB.
  • Who Dismissed, Removed, or Debarred from any Govt Services including Armed Forces.
  • Convicted in a Court of Law for any heinous offense (to be ascertained by the competent military authority).
  • A Candidate who permanently UNFIT by AMB.
  • Medically unfit Candidate (due to Hepatitis B & C).
  • The candidate who Withdrawn from any Armed Forces college or from an institution on disciplinary grounds.
  • Who Withdrawn, discharged, resigned or purchase of commission from any Armed Forces officers Academy, or from Armed Forces Training Institution on any ground.
PMA Long Course Registration Date

 PMA Long Course 148 Online Registration Date:

PMA Long Course Last Date for Registration:

Selection Procedure For PMA Long Course

A candidate has to pass through six initial stages at AS & RS to shortlisted for ISSB test

  1. Online Registration or Registration at AS &RC. For Online Registration Click Here
  2. Initial Test of PMA long course written/ Intelligence test.  PMA Long Course Test Preparation Book
  3. Initial Medical Examination
  4. Physical Test for PMA Long Course
  5. Initial Interview at AS & RC
  6. ISSB Form filling & Submission at AS &RC

Academies For PMA Test reparation

Many academies for PMA and ISSB test preparation like,

  • Noor Force Academy
  • Niazi Force Academy
  • PAK Force Academy for Armed Forces test preparation
  • Forces Academy Lahore For Forces Test Preparation

The Academies PMA Courses Fee Structure is different in each academy and nowadays PMA Long Course fee is 15000-30000 for initial test preparation and also for ISSB fee structure is as

20000-40000 with different terms and conditions.


Candidates, there are a lot of books in the market for the preparation of  initial test of PMA long course. Most of the books consist of old stuff which is not helpful these days to pass PMA initial test.

PAK Army Guide Prepared fully update notes of the initial test of PMA L/C 148. By preparing these notes you can easily pass the initial test from intelligence test to interview.

  • This book instructs you from A to Z what you have to do before giving an intelligence Test, Physical Test, Medical Test, and interview.
  • A complete Guides about verbal & non-Verbal Intelligence tests and you can easily pass the intelligence tests through this book.
  • Academic test is the most important part of the PMA Initial test and this book will help you to clear this test easily.
  • This book contains quick maths TRICKS which asked in the interview of initial or ISSB.
  • To order online click on given bellow PMA 148 Study Note Book Button .
Recommended For Best Preparation PMA Study Notes

PMA Preparation Notes


Shortlisted candidates from AS & RC will receive notice for ISSB Test through the website as well as call up latter at the home address as candidates mentioned in their ISSB form.

  • ISSB Test & Interviews. ISSB test preparation & guideline Book
  • Final Medical Examination. (Final Medical)
  • Selection by GHQ on the overall performance of the candidates. ( PMA Long Course Final Merit List)
  • The Selected Candidates will have to undergo a training period of 2 years at PMA.

Documents Required at AS & RCs

The following documents will be must at arrival AS & RC.

  • All Original certificates, detailed Marks Sheet of Matric (Matric Original Result Card) is necessary.
  • Computerized National Identity Card CNIC if age is 18 years or above. Computerized “B” with Guardian’s Computerized National Identity Card CNIC (Father or Mother) for under 18 years candidates.
  • One set of all attested photocopies
  • 3x Passport size colored photos must duly attested from both sides (front and back) by Principal, Class-1 Gazetted Officer.
  • Original & one Photocopy of ISSB NOT RECOMMENDED is required for Repeater Candidates.

Note: –  Old Computerized National Identity Card will not be accepted

How To Prepare For PMA Long Course Initial And ISSB Test

For PMA long Course Test preparation given below books will be helpful for the Selection Procedure.



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