JOIN PAKISTAN ARMY AS CAPTAIN
THROUGH DIRECT SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION
1. Eligibility Conditions
a. Qualification / Age
Category of Selection QUALIFICATION AGE
GIS & Remote Sensing
Geo Informatics / Geomatics
28 Years on
01 Nov 2019
(1) MS/MSc (18 yrs of edn) in a/m discps with
min of 2.5 CGPA.
(2) 1-2 SW Dev / ERP Projs.
(3) 1-2 yrs experience in SW Dev / ERP/ GIS
Projs/ Info Security asgs incl NW and Sys
(4) Expertise in Java, PHP, NET and related
b. Common Features
(1) Min 16 yrs of formal edn (BS / BE) in a/m discps from PEC / HEC recog
institutions of Pak / abroad with a min CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or min 62.5%
marks in annual system. In case of a foreign deg, equivalence cert from
HEC must be provided.
(2) No 3rd Division / Grade D and only one 2
nd Division/Grade C throughout the
(3) The applicant must have completed 4 years Engineering Degree in above
mentioned disciplines irrespective of MSc / MCS.
(4) Candidates only graduated from HEC/PEC recognized universities or foreign
universities recognized by PEC.
(5) Candidates possessing MSc/MS Degree and 2-3 years work experience will
be given preference.
(6) A candidate with specific higher qualification is eligible, even if he is twice
rejected by ISSB for PMA / Graduate Course or equivalent Naval / PAF
(7) Candidate once rejected for PMA / Equivalent courses and once rejected in
Post Graduate entry can avail one more chance for Post Graduate courses
(8) Appearing candidates can also apply on “HOPE Certificates duly issued by
Head of the universities / institutions. However, such candidates must submit
final degree / transcript by 15 October 2019, otherwise they will not be
considered in final merit.
c. Verification of Degree / Education Documents. Candidates qualify preliminary
selection process at AS&RCs level will require to attach copy of degree / transcript
duly verified by HEC/PEC alongwith application form. The candidates appearing on
hope certificate will submit verified degree / transcript by HEC/PEC within seven
days on announcement of their result.
d. Gender. Male
e. Marital Status. Married/Unmarried
f. Nationality. Male Citizens of Pakistan and domicile holders of Azad Kashmir /
Gilgit-Baltistan, upon final selection candidates with dual nationality will have to
surrender nationalities other than Pakistani.
g. Physical Standards
(1) Minimum Height – 5’ – 4” (162.5 cm)
(2) Weight – As per Body Mass Index (BMI)
2. Ineligibility Conditions
a. Rejected by ISSB/ GHQ/ NHQ/ AHQ sel boards :-
(1) Twice rejected by ISSB for Post Graduate Entry.
(2) Twice rejected by ISSB for intermediate / Graduate (PMA/ Graduate/
Equivalent) and once rejected by ISSB or GHQ/ NHQ/ AHQ based sel boards.
(3) Once rejected by ISSB for intermediate / Graduate (PMA/ Graduate/
Equivalent) and twice rejected by ISSB or GHQ/ NHQ/ AHQ based selection
b. Twice screened out by ISSB.
c. Candidates tested within four months (120 days) gap of previous appearance in
ISSB except waiver granted by the competent authority. However, bar of 120 days
will not be applicable to candidates appearing in GHQ/ NHQ/ AHQ selection boards.
d. Candidates dismissed / removed / debarred from Govt Svcs including Armed Forces.
e. Convicted in a Court of Law for any heinous offense (to be ascertained by the
competent military authority).
f. Permanently declared UNFIT by Appeal Med Board (PUF by AMB).
g. Declared medically unfit due to Hepatitis B & C (AMB cannot be requested).
h. Withdrawn from any bonded Armed Forces college / institution on disciplinary
i. Withdrawn discharge / resigned or purchase of commission from any Armed Forces
Officers Academy / Training Institution on any grounds.
j. Tempering of academic certificates / forgery / concealment to get undue advantage
will make an applicant permanently ineligible for all types of commission in Armed
k. Candidates who have not completed 4 years Engineering Degree in given disciplines
irrespective of MSc / MCS.
3. Registration And Preliminary Selection Procedure. Candidates can register either
through Internet or by visiting Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs). Following
procedure will be adopted:-
a. Registration Through Internet. A candidate can register on website
www.joinpakarmy.gov.pk . Date and time of test shall be intimated on internet, for
which the individual should have an e-mail account. Candidates will report on exact
date and time given for preliminary tests on computerized roll number slip. Date,
once given will not be changed. Candidates will also bring along documents
mentioned in para 6 and will pay prospectus fee on the day of test. Candidates
MUST attain working knowledge of computer, as registration and tests will be
conducted on computers.
b. Registration at AS&RCs. Candidates may report at nearest AS&RCs for
registration / allotment of roll number along with necessary documents mentioned in
para 6 and the prospectus fee for completion of registration formalities. Candidates
will bring these documents on the day of test as well.
c. Schedule of Registration / Preliminary Tests. Registration and Preliminary
Tests will be held as per following schedule:-
Registration 17-30 Jun 2019 (Including Saturday / Sundays)
Preliminary Tests 18-23 Jul 2019
d. Intelligence / Academic Tests. Intelligence / degree level academic tests based
on multiple choice questions will be conducted at AS&RCs on the date given by the
computer during the registration process.
e. Preliminary Medical Test. Candidates will undergo initial medical test at AS&RCs.
f. Physical Tests. Candidates are required to qualify physical tests as under:-
(1) 1.6 km Run – 9 Minutes.
(2) Push Ups – 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes.
(3) Sit Ups – 10 Repetitions in 2 Minutes.
(4) Chin Ups – 2 Repetitions in 2 Minutes.
4. Further Selection. Only short listed candidates will be called for ISSB Tests/ Interviews
through website as well as call up letters. ISSB recommended candidates will be called for
interview by GHQ Selection Board at Rawalpindi. No TA/DA is admissible. Selected candidates
by the GHQ Selection Board will undergo complete med exams in different CMHs as desired by
the candidates. Final selection will be made at GHQ on the basis of overall performance of
5. Basic Military Training. 6 Months at PMA Kakul.
6. Documents Required at AS&RCs
a. Original Certificates / Detailed Mark Sheets along with five attested photocopies of
each educational certificate / degree.
b. Candidates serving in Governments Institutions / Departments will render No Objection Certificate of the concerned establishment.
c. Attested photo copy of domicile.
d. Photocopies of Computerized National Identity Card along with verification slip
obtained by NADRA.
e. 6 x Coloured photographs duly attested (1x front & 5x back).
f. Crossed Postal Order worth Rs.100/- in favour of Director General Personnel
Administration (DGPA), GHQ Rawalpindi.
g. Candidates must bring their degrees duly verified by HEC/PEC.
7. Bond. Finally selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Army for a
minimum period of 7 years on stamp papers worth Rs 100/- duly countersigned by Magistrate /
Notary Public / Oath Commissioner.
For further details visit
Nearest Army Selection & Recruitment Centres
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