PMA Long Course 147 Requirements & Excepted Date

 PMA long course 147 is the permanent regular commission of the Pakistan Army. The term 147 use is the current batch of L/C. Therefore, it is mention with every long course of Pakistan military academy (PMA). 
The previous course is 146 and the next course will be 148 of the long course.  146 PMA Long Course tests delayed due to the corona epidemic in the past.

Excepted Date For PMA Long Course 147

PMA long course 147 will be announced between 5 Nov-14 Nov. Long course announce twice in a year. The April course is known as even course and the November course is known as an odd course. Candidate has to apply online for the Pak Army course on the official website i.e

PMA Long Course 147 Requirements

Eligibility For PMA Long Course

These are the general requirements for PMA long course 147:
 Marital Status
 Only unmarried can apply
 Age Relaxation
 Three months upper and lower age
 Marks Relaxation
 Candidates from special areas

Females cannot apply for the long course. However, they can apply after Inter in the following courses:

Education & Age Requirements

You have to fulfill only one condition from the following list.

 Minimum Marks  Age Requirement


60 % marks

BSC/BS (2 Year)
 60 % marks +
50% marks in Inter

BS(4 years)
 60 % marks +
50% marks in Inter

Serving Soldiers

 60% marks in Inter

Rural Areas
 5-10 % marks relaxation  As Above

Rural areas included Gilgit Baltistan, Rural Areas of Singh, Rural areas of Punjab. Candidates from Azad Kashmir are eligible to apply with marks relaxation.
147 PMA Long Course Marks Relaxation

Physical and Medical Requirements

Here are the minimum Physical Standard & Medical Standards:

 5.4 feet

 As per Body Mass Index

 6/6 Without Glasses & Candidate
with glasses can also apply.

Chest Requirements
 82 Cm

 1.6 KM run In 8 minutes

 20 in 2 minutes

Ditch Crossing

 7.4x7.4 depth 4

How To Apply For LC

Candidates can apply for PMA long course 147 on the official website of the Pakistan Army. However, candidates can also apply offline by visiting the nearest AS&RC (Army & Recruitment Centre). When you apply on the official website.

Join Pakistan Army

It takes 72 hours for the generation of roll# slip. In other words. You have to wait for 72 hours for the test date and time of PMA L/C. Want to become an engineer in Pak Army then you should apply in Technical Cadet Course.

Selection Procedure of Pakistan Army

The army initial test is the conduct at the nearest/selected Army Selection and Recruitment Center. The Candidate who passed the initial test will be qualified for the ISSB test. 
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It takes 2-3 weeks for the completion of the test means that you can complete all your initial tests including an initial interview within 2-3 weeks. Let's take a look at which type of test conduct in the initial/preliminary Test.

Intelligence Test

The intelligence test is held to check the problem-solving capabilities of a candidate that whether he qualified the minimum Intelligence standard required or not.

The Intelligence Test is the first Test that you have to give or held at AS&SC (Army Selection and Recruitment Center) on the computer. 

Verbal Intelligence

In a verbal intelligence test, there are approximately 85-90 multiple choice questions and the time is 30-40 minutes. In this test, series, odd one out, comparison type of question appeared to check the problem-solving capabilities of a candidate.
Verbal Intelligence

Non-Verbal Intelligence

In non-verbal intelligence tests, diagrams, or shapes like a puzzle appears and you have selected the most suitable match for it. It is easy as compared to a verbal intelligence test. You have to solve 85 questions in 35 questions.

Non-Verbal Intelligence

Academic Test

In this test, the academic approach of a candidate is check. It consists of English, Math, Pak study, General Knowledge, Islamiat. You have to answer 50 questions in 25-30 minutes.

 It is the main and the important initial test type for which you have to prepare. Mostly candidates pass the Intelligence test but unfortunately fail to pass the initial academic test.

Medical Test

A medical test is compulsory in the armed forces of Pakistan. In PMA long course 147 initial test, medical test taken at the third number. 

In the medical tests, each and everything is checked such as chest expansion, Flat feet, Carry angle, Knock knee, Eyesight, Piles. Unfit candidates will be referred to the nearest CMH.

Physical Test

The fourth test is the physical test. The purpose of the physical test is to check the candidate is physically fit or not. ISSB (Inter-Services Selection Board) test repeaters also have to give the medical and physical tests in order to prove their fitness.
Physical Requirements & Test

Initial Interview

After passing the physical and medical tests. The initial interview forms given to the passed candidates. You can fill these interview view forms at army selection and recruitment center or take them home.
Initial Interview Pak Army

You have to submit the initial interview form within the given time period. After submitting the interview form in army selection and recruitment center. This is the last test in the initial test of PMA LC 147. 

After initial form submission, you will receive a call within a week from the army selection center. So, it is recommended to mention a 24/7 active phone number on the initial interview form. 

 Mostly basic Gk (general knowledge) and introduction type questions are asked in the initial interview. Confidence and proper concentration are required to pass the initial interview.


If you clear the initial interview then you will be qualified for the ISSB test. The Inter services selection board test is the final test for any course of armed forces of Pakistan. 

Different 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.

After two years of training at the Pakistan Military Academy. Cadets will become commissioned officers & awarded by the rank of second lieutenant.

Pakistan armed forces

When you apply for any 17 BPS job in defense forces of Pakistan you go through the procedure of ISSB.


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