Join PAF after Matric 2024 [Eligibility Criteria & Selection Procedure]

Joining Pakistan Air Force is the dream of every Pakistani. After matriculation students want to invest in the sector in which they can secure their future. PAF matriculation pass allows students to join even after matriculation. All they need is to pass the medical and physical tests. Students can join PAF as aero trades and sportsmen after matriculation, the details of joining are as follows:

Requirements for joining PAF after matriculation

Education required for students to join Pakistan Army as Aero Trade and Sportsman is as follows:

The student must have matriculation. If he has recently given matriculation exam, he can apply for aero trade job based on 9th class result and hope certificate.

Students who have passed matric in 2016 have to show their original certificate along with the documents.

A student must have passed matric with 60% marks in Science subjects and minimum 33% marks in Physics, Mathematics and Physics. In English, the student should score 70 out of 150 marks.

Students who have a national or international certificate in sports need only 33% marks in English instead of 45%.

Students who will join PAF on sports basis will also have to fulfill their duties as sportsmen and aero traders.

Students from villages are also allowed to apply with 33% marks in English.


Only males are eligible to join Pak Army as Aero Trade and Sportsmen. There are no seats for women.

Eligibility criteria for joining PAF after MARTIC

There are certain criteria for students to join PAF as Aero Trades. Only those who fulfill this criteria will join the Pakistan Army. Following are the eligibility criteria for joining Pakistan Army as Aero Trade:

  • Only unmarried men are allowed to apply.
  • The age of untrained candidates can be between 15 ½ – 20 years.
  • The student must have Pakistani citizenship. Domicile holders of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir are also eligible with 40% marks in Matriculation.
  • A person with dual citizenship will have to surrender his nationalities other than Pakistani to join the Pakistan Army.
  • Candidate height should be 163-168 cm.
  • Weight should be according to body mass index.

Registration process

Many students don’t know how to apply PAF for Aero Trades jobs. They are matriculates, so they may not have that much computer and internet knowledge. There are many internet cafes where you can apply. The best way for a candidate to apply is online registration. The details are as follows:

  • Candidate must have an email account and all details like test dates, roll number, fee method, and schedule will appear on their emails.
  • Candidate should have little knowledge of computer functions as the test will be computerized.
  • Students who do not have access to a computer or laptop can also apply through mobile phones.
  • Students can directly access the admission form by clicking on On this site students can apply online and also take a printout of the registration slip.
  • There will be brief information and all the required categories to be filled by the students.
  • After filling the form students can submit. Students can get the latest information by checking the website frequently.

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To keep the selection process simple and authentic, the Army administration has also set criteria for those who are not eligible to join the Pakistan Army as aero trades and sportsmanship. Those who cannot join Pakistan Army are as follows.

  • A candidate who has been rejected in his first three attempts cannot apply a fourth time.
  • A candidate who has been declared medically unfit by the Appellate Medical Board cannot apply in Pakistan Army.
  • A candidate who has a previous record of involvement in any aggressive, unofficial or illegal activity by the court.
  • Candidates who have resigned or withdrawn from any armed forces or have been declared weak or unfit are also not eligible to apply.
  • A candidate who is discharged from any government service sector cannot apply in Pakistan Army.

Selection Procedure

  • Apply online at
  • Academic test followed by intelligence test in relevant subjects in I & SC
  • The student also has to pass the academic test in English, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Students will also take a medical test.
  • Interview by First AHQ Special Selection Board at Registration Centres
  • Selected candidates will be sent to Kohat for airman training.
  • In Kohat, students will also undergo a medical test for hepatitis B and C and those who fail will be disqualified from service.
  • Students applying on sports basis have to carry their documents.

Benefits of joining PAF after Matriculation

  • Salary and Allowances as per PAF Pay Scales
  • Accommodation for married persons after training
  • Groups Insurance Scheme
  • 50% discount on rail or air travel
  • Discounted rates for Hajj travel
  • Free lodging and mess for unmarried
  • Free medical for family and parents
  • Membership of PAF Housing Schemes

Can I join PAF after matric?

Candidates join PAF with minimum 60% marks after matriculation.

What are the passing marks of PAF test?

Candidate must pass with minimum 50% marks.

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