Is Graduate Course Ended By Pak Army?

by Pakistan Armed Forces

Join Pak Army through PMA Graduate Course 39. Graduate course is a regular commission, offered by Pakistan Army.  The previous course was 38and the next course will be 39 of the Graduate Course. PMA GC announced once a year in the month of June.  To apply in Pak Army Graduate Course, candidate should have minimum Bachelor (2 or 4 years)

The training duration of Graduate Course is one year at Pakistan Military Academy. One year is divided into 2 terms.  After training cadets are awarded by the rank of captain.

If you want to become engineer in Pak Army than you should apply in Technical Cadet Course in which  candidates can apply after FSC Pre engineering & ICS. However, females can apply in Lady Cadet Course after 16 years of education.

Is Graduate Course Ended By Pak Army?

Graduate Course 39 is not announced in 2019. In truth, Graduate Course is ended By Pakistan Army & there will be no more induction take place through it.  38th is the last batch of the Graduate Course, and it was announced on 15 June 2018. But, in 2019 there is no announcement of 39 Graduate Course. There is no reason given by Pak Army on it.

graduate course

Moreover, from both Pakistan Army websites Information about  Graduate Course has been removed. Check Pictures This is the 2019 picture from the Pakistan Army Website where jobs are announced. Now Pakistan Army Announced that the PMA graduate course has been discontinued for the time being. No one knows the reason behind it. This news awful for those candidates waiting for the course. 

This course is a fast promotion course as well because promoted to captain in just three years (2 year bachelors + 1 year PMA training). But in PMA long course it took almost 5-6 y to become captain. You can Join Pak Army through PMA Long Course is also similar to the graduate course Pak army with few differences. 

Graduate Course

Expected Date & Online Registration

The date for PMA Graduate Course 2023 is not announced yet. When the registration starts candidate can apply online by visiting the official website of Join Pakistan Army. In order to apply offline for Graduate Course Pak Army, visit the nearest AS&RC (Army Selection & Recruitment Center). Pakistan Army website take  72 hours to generate your the test date so keep patience and don’t worry. 39 Graduate course details are listed below.

Note:-Old National Identity Card and Form “B” will not be accepted.

Pak Army PMA Graduate Course Details

Pak Army PMA Graduate course details are given below. You should qualify one eligibility requirement from one of these.

Degree Minimum Marks  Age Requirement
BA/BSC (2 years) 55 % marks +
50% marks in Inter
20-25 Years
BBA/BPA 55 % marks +
50% marks in Inter
20-25 Years
BS(4 years) 55 % marks +
50% marks in Inter
20-25 Years
Serving Soldiers 50 % marks +
50% marks in Inter
20-25 Years
Rural Areas 5-10 % marks relaxation  As Above Years

Intelligence Test

The intelligence test is designed to check the problem-solving capabilities of a candidate that whether he qualified the minimum Intelligence standard required or not. PMA intelligence test is taken on computer. Computer knowledge is compulsory for the initial test of 150 PMA long course.

Test Type Total Questions Total Time
Verbal Intelligence Test 65 Questions 30 minutes
Non-Verbal Intelligence Test 75 Questions 35 minutes
  • In Verbal Intelligence Test, number and character series, odd one out, comparison types of question appeared to check the problem-solving capabilities of a candidate.
  • In Non-Verbal Intelligence Test, diagrams, shapes, puzzles appears and you have selected the most suitable match for it. It is easy as compared to a verbal intelligence test.

Medical Test

These medical test are taken in Graduate Course medical test. Unfit candidates will be referred to the nearest CMH (Combined Military Hospital).
  1. Chest expansion
  2. Flat feet
  3. Carry angle
  4. Knocking knee
  5. Eyesight
  6. Piles
  7. Height
  8. Weight

Physical Test

PMA graduate course physical test is taken at the nearest army ground. These tests are taken in physical test.

Test Type Test Requirement Total Time
Running 1.6 KM 8 minutes
Chin-Ups 3 40 seconds
Sit-Ups 30 2 minutes
Push-ups 16
Ditch Crossing 7.4×7.4 depth 4


Pakistan Nationals Residing Abroad Eligible candidates residing abroad are
exempted from Preliminary Selection. However, Attaches will ascertain their overall
suitability, physical deformity and stammering aspects. The candidates are advised to
approach Pakistani Embassies (Military/ Defence Attaches) in the country where residing or
Personnel Administration Directorate PA-3(a), GHQ Rawalpindi, for issuance of Application
Forms. They will submit their Application Forms alongwith connected documents Pakistani


A postal order Rs. 100/- and a Bank Draft of Rs. 500/- in the name of Director
Personnel Administration (Selection), Personnel Administration Directorate, GHQ
Rawalpindi will be attached with the Application Form. Postal Address in Pakistan should
also be indicated in the Application Forms so that call up notice for ISSB Tests/ Interviews
and further correspondence to eligible candidates can be made on the given Pakistani
address. No traveling allowance will be admissible for travelling to and from Pakistan.

Incentives/ Privileges

  • Handsome pay package, free medical (family and parents) and servant
  • Adventure opportunities such as para jumping, riding, mountaineering, skiing,
    water sports etc.
  • Employment on United Nations missions abroad.
  • Courses abroad in various Foreign Countries.
  • Compatible service benefits/ package.
  • Accelerated commission in Pakistan Army after training for just one year.

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