Now PMA Long Course selection procedure criteria have been hanged. Pakistan Army set points/scores/marks for each process of selection and these marks will be counted in the final merit list of each candidate. Here is the distribution of marks for each process of selection.
PMA Long Course (Definition)
Pakistan Army wants to select suitable candidates for the regular commission officer posts and set a procedure for the selection of these posts. The PMA Long Course selection is for regular commission officers of combat & combat support arms and services.
The PMA Long Course has a duration of 2 years which is further divided into 4 terms of 6 months each. Two-year training at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA).
PMA Long Course selection procedure is announced twice a year usually in March-April & October-November. The number of finally selected PMA candidates is 500 for each course.
PMA Long Course Selection Procedure
The registration for PMA Long Course selection process is simple and a student can register through the internet or at the nearest Army Selection & Recruitment Centres. During the Registration schedule, a candidate can register for PMA Long Course in any of the following ways.
- For online registration visit www.joinpakarmy.gov.pk
- Visit your nearest Army Selection & Recruitment Centres
|Education||Age||Marks %||Age Relaxation|
|Intermediate or equivalent||17-22 Years||Minimum 55% marks in FSc/FA and equivalent||3 months for both upper and lower age limits|
|Graduates (2-year graduation ) Serving Pakistan Army / Pakistan Air Force Personal||17-23 Years||a candidate who scores a minimum of 60% marks in graduation with a minimum of 50% marks in FA/FSc or equivalent.||3 months for both upper and lower age limits|
|Graduates with 4-year graduation program [ BS/BA(HON)/BBA/BPA ]||17-24 Years||candidate with a minimum of 60% marks in a 4-year graduation program [ BS/BA(HON)/BBA/BPA ] with a minimum of 50% marks in FA/FSc or equivalent.||No age relaxation|
|Serving Army Soldiers||17-25 Years||50% marks in FSc/FA or equivalent||No age relaxation|
- Marital Status
Unmarried ( married serving person of Pakistan Armed Forces over 20 years of age )
- Minimum Height
5′ – 4” (162.5 cm)
Asper body mass index (BMI)
the following will be included in the initial test with the weightages assigned in the module.
- Written/Intelligence Test
- Medical Examination
- Physical Test
- Interview by S&RO
1. Written Intelligence Test
This test will be based on MCQs from the following:
- Pak Study
- General Knowledge
Written/Intelligence Test marks
Initial Test is divided into the following portions:
|Intelligence Test||Verbal + Non-verbal|
|Academic Test||Englis, Math, Pak Study, Islamiyat, General Knowledge|
Marks distribution is as follows:
|Verbal Test||86-90 MCQs||30 Minutes||1 mark for each right MCQ|
|Non-verbal Test||86-90 MCQs||30 Minutes||1 mark for each right MCQ|
|Academic Test||50 MCQs||30 Minutes||1 mark for each right MCQ|
Related:- PMA Long Course Test
2. Medical Examination
Candidates who clear the initial test will be called for Medical Examination.
|Eye Test||Eye vision, color blindness|
|Complete Body Test||body checkup to check for a major operation, major injury, Knee knocking, carrying angle of elbow, or any kind of disability|
|ENT Test||ear, nose, and throat test (including teeth test)|
If a candidate has some issue in his medical examination they will refer him to the nearest CMH for a detailed checkup.
3. Physical Test
following criteria have been set:
|1.6 Km Run||8 Minutes||3 marks|
|Pull Ups||3 repetitions in 2 minutes||2 marks|
|Push Ups||15 repetitions in 2 minutes||2 marks|
|Crunches||20 repetitions in 2 minutes||2 marks|
|Ditch Crossing||7.4 feet||1 mark|
Note:- It’s mandatory to pass all events which are mentioned in the above table.
passing all events as given above table is mandatory. A candidate failing, in any event, is considered fail in Physical Test. If a candidate fails in Physical test will not be allowed to submit the ISSB Form.
Related:- Army Physical Test
Candidates who clear the written, medical and physical tests will be interviewed at the end.
S&ROs (rather than brigade-by-formation) and psychologists. Before each candidate is interviewed
An essay of 10 lines should be written in English and Urdu.
Before the interview, a plan paper to be issued for essay writing in English and Urdu. The topic of the day will be considered on white Board in the examination hall/room.
Each candidate will be given marks out of 20. Candidates securing less than 12 marks
is considered a failure and will not be given the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) form. The following
Instructions for conducting the interview are given
Here are the instructions for PMA Long Course Selection Procedure in Interview.
|►||Expression and confidence in English and Urdu.|
|►||Adequate Knowledge about current affairs.|
|►||Adequate knowledge about Geo and Pak Studies.|
|►||Extra curricular activities include sports and hobbies.|
|►||Any other aspect as deemed appropriate by the Panel.|
|►||Recording of interview of every candidate through CCTV be ensured by all AS&RCs and|
same be shared with PA Dte on CDs on weekly basis.
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