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How to Join Pakistan Army as Second Lieutenant

Many of the students are passionate to know How to Join Pakistan Army as Second Lieutenant with their extreme patriotism. Let’s first understand what a second lieutenant is? A Second Lieutenant is the entry-level commissioned officer rank in the Pakistani Army. A Second Lieutenant is usually positioned in command of a squad comprising of 20 to 45 soldiers, including two or more rifle squads lead by a senior non-commissioned officer.

Pakistan Army offers various natures of job opportunities to the youth of Pakistan every year.  Intermediate and graduated students are registered in Pakistan army as officers through different training programs.  They are ranked as second lieutenant or captain after successful completion of the respective course in Pakistan Military Academy.  Management advertises for Jobs related to Pakistan Army are published in countrywide newspapers.  One has to have detail information about the courses or commissions. These details can be found on the official website of Pakistan Military Academy. To join Pakistan Army as second lieutenant, one need to fulfill eligibility criteria and then can proceed for the recruitment and selection process. Following is the procedure to join Pakistan Army.

 Join Pakistan Army as Second Lieutenant

Eligibility Criteria:

A) Age

(1) Intermediate or Equivalent 17-22 Years

Relax able for three months both in upper and lower age limit.

(2) Graduates (2 years graduation) and Serving PN / PAF Personnel 17-23 Years
(3) Graduates with 4 years graduation programme (BS / BA (Hons) / BBA) 17–24 Years
(4) Serving Army Soldiers 17-25 Years




B) GENDER :Male.


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


Citizens of Pakistan and domicile holders of Azad Kashmir / Gilgit-Baltistan.  Upon final selection candidates with dual nationality to surrender nationalities other than Pakistani.


i.      Minimum Height – 5’ – 4” (162.5 cm)

ii.      Visual Standard

(a) Distance Vision With glasses 6/9, 6/12
(b) Near Vision J2, J7 or N8, N12 with or without glasses


iii. Weight – As per the Body Mass Index.


(1) Marks – FA / FSc (a)       Minimum 60 % marks in FA/FSc and equivalent.

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

(2) Relaxation of Marks – FA / FSc Minimum 55 percent marks for the   candidates from specified area AreainclBalolchistan, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, District Neelum Azad Jammu Kashmir, District Kohistan, Chitral, Dir, Tehsil BalaKot (Kaghan, Naran) of District Mansehra in Khyber PakhtunKhwa, 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 same 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 have appeared/appearing in Part-II/Final Examination and whose result will be announced by 30 Sep 2012 can also apply subject to provision of original Part-1 Marks Sheet alongwith “Hope Certificate” by the Head of College/University that they have good chance of passing the final examination with minimum 60% marks. Such candidates will deposit their original Part-II Certificate/Mark Sheets alongwith 4 attested copies to GHQ PA Dte, PA-3(a) latest by 10 Oct 2012 otherwise their selection will not be processed further.
(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.
(6) A-Level Candidates A level candidates applying in Pakistan with aggregate 60% marks are eligible without seeking equivalence certificate as calculated by IBCC. However, all candidates who have passed A level and equivalent examination from abroad are required to submit equivalence certificate issued by IBCC.



1-  “Not Recommended” twice by ISSB/GHQ Selection & Review Board.

2- Declared medically unfit by Military Hospital/ Appeal Medical Board.

3-  Enrolled cadets and recruits withdrawn/ resigned /discharged/ dismissed from Armed Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force) training academies/institutions on the grounds of discipline, character, medical, inefficiency, weak profile, or declared unsuitable.


4-  Convicted by a Court of Law for an offence involving moral turpitude.


Candidates can either register  themselvesthrough Internet or by visiting Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs).

A candidate can register on website . Date and time of test shall be intimated on internet for which the individual should have an e-mail account. The candidates may also report at nearest Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs) for registration / allotment of roll no alongwith necessary documents mentioned in preceding paragraph.


Step 3                 WRITTEN/ INTELLIGENCE TESTS

Written/Intelligence tests will be based on multiple choice questions from English, Mathematics, Pak Studies, Islamiat and General Knowledge. The candidates declared successful in written/intelligence tests will undergo physical / medical tests and interviews at AS&RCs.

Step 4               PHYSICAL TESTS

The candidates must qualify the following physical standards at the time of preliminary selection:-

(a) 1.6 Km Run 8½minutes
(b) Push Ups 15 repetitions in 2 minutes
(c) Sit Ups 15 repetitions in 2 minutes
(d) Chin Ups 3 repetitions in 2 minutes
(e) Ditch Crossing 7’.4” x 7’.4” with a depth of 4’


Step 5               INTERVIEW


Successful candidates will be interviewed at AS&RC and short listed for ISSB test.

Step 6               ISSB CALL LETTER


Successful candidates will receive letter for ISSB tests through website as well as call up letter.

Step 7               TRAINING PERIOD AT PMA

Candidate needs to complete  02 years training program at Pakistan Military Academy.


  1. Sir I live in Quetta but I’m from Kpk lakki Marwat my domicile of lakki marwat can l change the initial test center in Quetta army center sir can I give the test in Quetta.


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