Join Pak Army Through Technical Cadet Course (TCC) 2022

by Pakistan Armed Forces

Pak Army announced technical cadet course for the induction of engineers in the organization. To recruit engineers, Pakistan Army announced Technical Cadet Course (TCC). TCC or technical cadet course is a regular type of commission. In Pak Army TCC, cadets have to study 4 years engineering in the NUST (National University of Sciences and Technology).

After completing their education cadets have to undergo 1 year training at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA). On successful completion of their training the cadets are awarded by the rank of captain  and they have to join EME corp.

Candidates having qualification ICS and FSC (Pre Engineering) with minimum 65% marks can apply for Technical Cadet Course. You can also apply for hope certificate if you have 65% marks in Part-1. Candidate can apply online registration through the official website of Join Pak Army. To apply offline, visit the nearest Army Selection & Recruitment Center. Bring all your original educational documents & CNIC while coming to AS&RC. Maximum age limit is 21 years.

Technical Cadet Course

The technical cadet course will announce in Feb, 2023.  After selection cadets have to study in National University of Science & Technology with a time period of 4 years. 

If you have more than 60% marks but less than 65% than you can apply in PMA long course, which is also another regular commission of Pak Army. Females can apply in Lady Cadet Course after studying engineering degree or 16 years of education.

Technical Cadet Course (TCC) Requirements

Pak Army announce TCC in the month of February. Below are the requirements that a candidate should be qualified to apply for Pak Army technical cadet course. Beyond that a person should be medical and physical fit and recommended by the ISSB for final selection. Here are the requirement for Pak Army TCC:

Registration Date 21 February 2023
Education FSC (Pre-Engineering/ICS)
Required Marks 65% Marks
Gender Male
Age 17 – 21 years as of 1 September (Three months relaxation in both lower and upper age limit)
Marital Status Unmarried
Height Minimum height should be 5 ft 4 inch (162.5 cm)
Weight According to Body Mass Index (BMI)
Nationality Pakistani nationals and dual nationality candidates have to surrender other nationality after selection
Deadline 04 April 2023

Eligibility Criteria to Join Pak Army Through Technical Cadet Course

Eligibility criteria for Technical Cadet Course

  1. Only Males are eligible to apply.
  2. Candidate having 65% marks in FSC (pre-engineering/ICS) can apply on hope certificate.
  3. DAE (Diploma holders) are not eligible to apply.
  4. Students with A-level Qualification are eligible to apply (equivalent marks).
  5. ICS (Computer Science) students can only apply for Software Engineering.
  6. Candidates with foreign nationality can apply. They have to drop foreign nationality after selection.
  7. Candidate should be unmarried.
  8. Minimum height is 5.4 feet (165 cm)
  9. DAE candidates are not eligible to apply.
  10. A candidate should qualify the minimum given physical and medical standards.
  11. Candidate should not kick out from any armed force training academy.
  12. Candidates those are twice not recommended by ISSB are not eligible to apply.
  13. A candidate is only eligible for marks relaxation is he studied or lived in special areas.

In-Eligibility Conditions For Pak Army TCC

  1. Twice rejected by Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB).
  2. Tested within four months (120 days) gap of previous appearance in Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) except waiver granted by the competent authority.
  3. Dismissed/removed/debarred from Government Service including Armed Forces.
  4. Convicted in a Court of Law for any heinous offense (to be ascertained by the competent military authority).
  5. Permanently declared UNFIT by Appeal Medical Board (PUF by AMB).

Technical Cadet Course Syllabus

The syllabus of technical cadet course (TCC)  34 is as follows:

 Test Type  Total  Questions  Total Time
 Verbal Intelligence Test  84 Questions  30 minutes
 Non-Verbal Intelligence Test 64 Questions  30 minutes
 Academic Test  50 Questions  30 minutes
 Personality Test  150 Questions  60 minutes
All above-mentioned tests will be taken on computer. In the academic test, questions from Math, Physics, Islamist, Pak Study, Computer, Chemistry and English asked. If you’re applying for Software Engineering in Pak Army, then you asked questions related to Computer. If you’re applying for another engineering department, then the Chemistry test is Applicable.

Medical & Physical Test

Minimum Medical  & Physical requirements for TCC by Pak Army is given as:

Height  5.4 feet (165 cm)
Weight  As per Body Mass Index

 6/6 Without Glasses & Candidate
With glasses can also apply.
Chest Requirements  82 Cm
Running  1.6 KM run In 8 minutes
Sit-ups  20 in 2 minutes
Ditch Crossing   7.4×7.4 depth 4
Chin-ups 3

Initial Interview

The initial interview forms are given to candidates at the same day of physical test. 

TCC Pak army initial interview will be taken by the National Security and War Course (NSWC) Brigadier. Mostly general knowledge and introduction-type questions are asked.

Confidence and proper concentration are required to pass the initial interview. After clearing TCC initial interview, candidates have to submit their ISSB forms. After 2-3 months they are called ISSB test.

Initial Interview Pak Army


If you clear the  initial interview, then you will be qualified for the ISSB test. It same for all the Armed Forces of Pakistan. Different psychologist tests and Interviews are held in order to check the personality of a candidate. After the ISSB recommendation, the final selection list will be made on candidate overall performance.  The cadets will get further academic training in these institutions defending on their selection through TCC.

Engineering Field Pak Army Institute
Civil Engineering Military College of Engineering, Risalpur
Electrical (Telecom) Engineering Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi
Software Engineering Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi
Information Security Military College of Signals, Rawalpindi
Computer System Engineering College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi
Electrical Engineering College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi
Mechanical Engineering College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi
Mechatronics Engineering College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi
Aeronautical Engineering College of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur

Test Sample & Past Papers

You can download test samples & technical cadet course(TCC) past papers from this link. (link is not active) Verbal and non-verbal intelligence PDFs links are also given on this page. 

Common Questions Related To Technical Cadet Course

1. What is TCC in Pak Army?

TCC stands for technical cadet course.  Candidate who want to join Pakistan army as engineer can apply for TCC.

2. What Is The Difference Between TCC and PMA LC?

TCC is all about engineering in Pakistan Army. EME (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) is the main corp for engineers in Pak Army. EME corp do the technical work.  On the contrary, PMA Long Course is a general officer course. Artillery, Infantry etc. are the main corps for the cadets who joined the Pakistan Army through a Long Course.

3. Is ISSB different for TCC?

No, ISSB is not different for TCC. It is the same for every course.

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