PMA Long Course Selection Procedure Update 2024

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.

What Is PMA Long Course?

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
  • Visit your nearest Army Selection & Recruitment Centres


PMA Long Course Selection

Eligibility Conditions

  • Qualification/Age
EducationAgeMarks %Age Relaxation
Intermediate or equivalent17-22 YearsMinimum 55% marks in FSc/FA and equivalent3 months for both upper and lower age limits
Graduates (2-year graduation ) Serving Pakistan Army / Pakistan Air Force Personal17-23 Yearsa 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 Yearscandidate 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 Soldiers17-25 Years50% marks in FSc/FA or equivalentNo age relaxation
  • Gender


  • Marital Status

Unmarried ( married serving person of Pakistan Armed Forces over 20 years of age )

  • Minimum Height

5′ – 4” (162.5 cm)

  • Weight

Asper body mass index (BMI)

Preliminary Selection

the following will be included in the initial test with the weightages assigned in the module.

  1. Written/Intelligence Test
  2. Medical Examination
  3. Physical Test
  4. Interview by S&RO

1. Written Intelligence Test

This test will be based on MCQs from the following:

  • Verbal
  • Non-Verbal
  • English
  • Math
  • Pak Study
  • Islamiyat
  • General Knowledge

Written/Intelligence Test marks

Initial Test is divided into the following portions:

Intelligence TestVerbal + Non-verbal
Academic TestEnglis, Math, Pak Study, Islamiyat, General Knowledge

Marks distribution is as follows:

Verbal Test86-90 MCQs30 Minutes1 mark for each right MCQ
Non-verbal Test86-90 MCQs30 Minutes1 mark for each right MCQ
Academic Test50 MCQs30 Minutes1 mark for each right MCQ

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2. Medical Examination

Candidates who clear the initial test will be called for Medical Examination.

Eye TestEye vision, color blindness
Complete Body Testbody checkup to check for a major operation, major injury, Knee knocking, carrying angle of elbow, or any kind of disability
ENT Testear, 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 Run8 Minutes3 marks
Pull Ups3 repetitions in 2 minutes2 marks
Push Ups15 repetitions in 2 minutes2 marks
Crunches20 repetitions in 2 minutes2 marks
Ditch Crossing 7.4 feet1 mark
PMA Physical Test

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

4. Interview

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.
Overall outlook.
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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