How to Join Pakistan Army as Second Lieutenant

Some of the students are so passionate that they want to join Pakistan Army as Second Lieutenants. The rank is an entry-level commissioned officer position, which requires someone with patriotism and dedication towards their country in order to serve it well by serving its army members or any other government agency on duty at this moment. You can also join Pak army after Matriculation. The Matric Result 2021 will be announced on 16 October after that you can apply for Pak Army entry test.

The Pakistan Army is looking for new recruits, and officers through different programs. These students can be registered in the army as second lieutenants or captains after they successfully complete these courses at Military Academy of PAF (Pakistan Air Force). Management advertisements about jobs related with the military are published countrywide newspapers so one must have detailed information on these opportunities available where you live!

The Pakistan Army is one of the toughest military forces in Asia. To join, you will need to pass an eligibility test and then go through a selection process that may take up two years or more!
The details about joining this elite group can be found on their official website which has strict guidelines for applicants looking forward towards becoming soldiers-in training with PMA –Pakistan Military Academy

Eligibility Criteria to Join Pak Army

A) Age:

(1)Intermediate or Equivalent17-22 Years

Relaxable for three months both in upper and lower age limits.

(2)Graduates (2 years graduation) and Serving PN / PAF Personnel17-23 Years
(3)Graduates with 4 years graduation programme (BS / BA (Hons) / BBA)17–24 Years
(4)Serving Army Soldiers17-25 Years









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


All the citizens with the nationality of Pakistan or domicile holders of AJK or Gilgit Baltistan. Dual nationality holders have to surrender the nationality other than Pakistan.


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

ii.      Visual Standard

(a)Distance VisionWith glasses 6/9, 6/12
(b)Near VisionJ2, 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% marks or above in BA / BSc, BA / BSc (Hons), and BBA / BPA, with 50% marks in FA / FSc are eligible for PMA Long Course.

(2)Relaxation of Marks – FA / FScMinimum 55 percent marks for the candidates from the specified area including Balochistan, 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 Soldiers50 %  marks in  FA/FSc and equivalent.
(4)Hope CertificateCandidates who have passed Part-1 of Inter exam with minimum 60% marks and have appeared/appearing in Part-II/Final Examination and whose result will be announced soon can also apply subject to provision of original Part-1 Marks Sheet along with “Hope Certificate” by the Head of College/University that they have a good chance of passing the final examination with minimum 60% marks. Such candidates will deposit their original Part-II Certificate/Mark Sheets along with 4 attested copies to GHQ PA Dte, PA-3(a), otherwise, their selection will not be processed further.
(5)Verification of Marks Sheet / CertificateCandidates 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 CandidatesA level candidates applying in Pakistan with aggregate 60% marks are eligible without seeking an equivalence certificate as calculated by IBCC. However, all candidates who have passed A level and equivalent examination from abroad are required to submit an equivalence certificate issued by IBCC.



Updated: October 16, 2021 — 10:27 am

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