PMA 153 Long Course Complete Information

An advertisement has been published for PMA Long Course 153 Online Registration for Regular Commissions in the Pakistan Army. This advertisement provides an opportunity for Male Intermediate / Bachelor’s Pass / Serving Army Soldiers. 

It is open to all individuals passionate about serving Pakistan by serving our most honourable defence force.

After successfully completing the PMA 153, Long Course Online Registration, selected individuals will be sent to the Pakistan Military Academy for two years of training. 

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • What is a PMA long course
  • Eligibility criteria
  • How to apply
  • Preliminary selection procedure
  • Further election procedure

Let’s discuss “What the PMA Long Course is.”

What is the PMA Long Course 

PMA long course is a 2-year long military training program of the Military Academy in Pakistan conducted for the cadets of the Pakistan Army. The PMA Long Course is offered to qualified, mentally and physically fit individuals twice a year.

Cadets who successfully complete this course graduate as 2nd Lieutenants after completing the training period. 

This course is offered at the military training and education academy located at Kakul in Abbottabad, Pakistan, near Islamabad’s capital. It is a tri-service academy that trains all three branches of the Pakistani military and cadets from many countries.

The Pakistan Military Academy has a well-established reputation as one of the finest institutions in South Asia, with strict discipline in military training.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for joining Pak Army 153 PMA Long Course:

Academics/Age Pre-requisite

Sr.NoEducationAge as on
1 May 2023
Age RelaxationMarks %
1Intermediate or Equivalent17-22 Years
Relaxable for three months both in the upper and lower age limits
Minimum 55 % marks in
FA/FSc and equivalent.
22. Graduates (2 years graduation) and
Serving Pakistan Navy/
Pakistan Air Force Personnel
17-23 Years
BA/ BSc-(Hons) and BBA/ BPA,
with 50% mks in FA/ FSc
3Graduates with 4 years graduation program
(BS/ BA-(Hon)/ BBA/ BPA)
17-24 YearsNo age relaxation
4Serving Army Soldiers17-25 YearsNo age relaxationMinimum 50% marks in
FA/FSc and equivalent.

Instructions for A-level Students

Applicants applying in Pakistan with aggregate marks of 55% are eligible without obtaining an equivalence certificate based on the IBCC’s calculation.

Candidates who have passed the ‘A’ level or equivalent examination abroad or those who have passed the exam in Pakistan with a result of less than three Cs are required to submit an equivalence certificate issued by the Inter Board of Chairman Committee (IBCC).

Verification of Marks sheet/Certificate

In the absence of certificates or duplicate or revised mark sheets/certificates of Matric/Intermediate/BA/BSc, candidates should obtain a Verification Certificate signed by the Secretary/Controller of Examinations of the concerned Board/University.


Only male candidates are eligible to apply for PMA long course.

Marital Status

Unmarried candidates can apply for PMA long course. However, married serving personnel of the Armed Forces over 20 years of age are eligible.

Registration Date

9 October 2023 – 3 December 2023 (Including Saturdays and Sundays)

Preliminary test dates

22 November 2023 to 19 January 2024

Physical Standards

Height  5’-4” (162.5 cm)

Weight (As per body mass index)


Duration of the Course

The course will consist of 4 modules each of 6 months. (2 years)


Citizens of Pakistan and residents of Azad Kashmir/Gilgit-Baltistan are eligible to apply. Candidates with dual citizenship will surrender their foreign citizenship upon final selection.

Training Center

Training will take place at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakol in Abottabad for successful candidates.

How To Apply

Candidates can register online or at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs). 

Registration Through Internet

Candidate registration is available at The date and time of the test will be communicated to them via e-mail. 

The candidate will report to the preliminary test on the exact date and time given on a computerized roll number slip. Due to registration and tests being conducted on computers, candidates must have a working knowledge of computers.

Registration Through Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs)

For registration/ allotment of roll numbers, candidates must attend the nearest Army Selection and Recruitment Centres with the necessary documents (mentioned in the advertisement) and prospectus fee. On the day of the test, candidates will bring these items.

Instructions for Repeaters

Technical Cadet Course (TCC) Candidates who apply for the PMA Long Course and have gone through ISSB, irrespective of the outcome, will also be considered repeaters.

For repeaters, preliminary tests will be conducted at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs) from 22 November 2023 to 19 January 2024.

Documents Required

  • Original certificate/ detailed Marks Sheet of Matric/FA/FSc/Equivalent.
  • Computerized National Identity Card for candidates over 18 years of age(old cards will not be accepted)
  • If you are under 18, you must present the computerized Form “B” along with the computerized National Identity Card of the Guardian (father or mother).
  • Photocopies of the above-mentioned documents
  • Three passport-size color photos with front and back attestations from a Principal/Class-1 Gazetted Officer.
  • Copy of Not Recommended letter for Repeaters.

Preliminary Selection

The following four modules are included in the preliminary test.

  • Written/ Intelligence Module
  • Medical Examination Module
  • Physical Test
  • Interview by preliminary selection board headed by Selection and recruitment Officer (S&RO)

1. Written/Intelligence Test

There will be multiple-choice questions based on the following subjects.

  •  English
  •  Math
  •  Pakistan Studies
  •  Islamiat
  •  General Knowledge

Candidates who pass the written/intelligence tests will undergo physical/medical tests and interviews at Army Selection and Recruitment Centres (AS&RCs). After the written test, a physical test will be held.

2. Physical Test with marks weightage

The following criteria have been set for all the candidates.

  • 1.6 Km Running – 8 minutes (3 Marks)
  • Pull Ups – 3 repetitions in 2 minutes (2 Marks)
  • Push Ups – 15 repetitions in 2 minutes (2 Marks)
  • Crunches – 20 repetitions in 2 minutes (2 Marks)
  • Ditch Crossing – 7.4 feet (1 Mark)

A candidate must pass all events to be considered for the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB). A candidate who fails any event will be considered as having failed the Physical Test (PT) and will not be given a form for the ISSB.

An interview will be conducted after a candidate has passed the written and physical tests.

3. Interview

Final interviews will be conducted by S&ROs (instead of Brig by the formation) and psychologists for candidates who have passed the written, medical, and physical tests.

The candidates must write an essay of 10 lines in English and Urdu before their interview. A plain paper will be provided to the candidates before the interview.

Applicants who obtain less than 12 marks out of 20 will be considered unsuccessful and will not be issued an Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) application.

Further Selection Procedure

The Personal Administration Directorate will further nominate ISSB candidates based on merit. 

Medical examinations of Inter Service Selection Board (ISSB) recommended candidates will be conducted at nearby Combined Military Hospitals. General Headquarters will make the final selection based on the candidate’s performance.

Suppose more candidates are selected for the current entry. In that case, the remaining candidates will be considered for the next Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Long Course entry, provided they fulfill the required eligibility conditions and merit.

Hopefully, You will find this article “PMA Long Course 153” very useful and informative. Feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues so that they can get benefit from it.

PMA Long course 153

No worries if you are reading this article and the last application date just went by. You still have hope as the Pakistan army announces PMA long courses twice a year. In May and November, they advertise this course on their website. For the year 2024, Pak Army will announce in May. If you want to look for the schedule, then here it is. So do not miss out now and get yourself ready for PMA 153

PMA long course 152 schedule
Start of registration09 October 2023
End of Registration03 December 2023
Start of Preliminary tests22 November 2023
End of Preliminary tests19 January 2024


Q. What is the last date for applying for PMA L/C 153?

Ans: The last date to apply for PMA 153 L/C is 03 December 2023

Q. What is the age requirement to apply for PMA L/C after intermediate?

Ans: The candidate must be between 17-22 years.

Q. Can married candidates apply for PMA153 L/C?

Ans: Only unmarried candidates can apply for PMA 153 L/C. However, married serving personnel of the Armed Forces over 20 years of age are eligible.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *