PMA Long Course 153 Details & Registration Date

PMA Long Course is 153 regular commission, offered by Pakistan Army. The previous PMA long course was 152 and the next course will be 154. PMA Long Course is announced twice a year. Once in March and second time in the month of October. The March course is known as an even course and the October course is known as an odd course. 153 To join Pak Army through PMA Long Course you must have at least Inter/DEA/O level qualification to apply for PMA L/C.

The training duration of PMALC 153 at Pakistan Military Academy is two years. These two years are divided into six terms. PMA 153 cadets study BMAS (Bachelor of Military Art and Science) during their training period. After training, cadets are awarded the rank of second lieutenant.

If you want to become an Engineer in Pak Army then you should apply in Technical Cadet Course in which candidates can apply after FSC Pre-Engineering and ICS. However, women can apply for the Lady Cadet Course after 16 years of education.

Date of Applying and Online Registration

The last date to apply for PMA Long Course 153 is 09 October 2024. Online registration will start from 09 October 2024 to 04 November 2024. Visit the official website of Join Pakistan Army to apply online.

To apply offline for PMA 153 LC, visit the nearest AS&RC (Army Selection and Recruitment Centre). Pak army website takes 72 hours to prepare your test date so be patient and don’t worry. 153 PMA Long Course Details are listed below.

153 Eligibility Criteria for PMA Long Course

Following are the eligibility criteria for joining Pakistan Army through PMA Long Course:

Country Pakistan & Dual Nationals (after selection have to withdraw other nationality)
Organization Pakistan Army (Armed Force)
Age Relaxation 3 months upper & lower
Marital Status Unmarried (Married personnel of the Armed Forces over 20 years of age is eligible)
Required Education Inter/DAE/A-level/Bachelor
Job Type Permanent
Course Duration 2 Years (Divided Into 6 Terms)
Application Start Date 09 October 2024
Application End Date 04 November 2024
Preliminary Tests 06 November 2024 – 04 December 2024 (Except Saturday, Sunday)
  • Candidate must be unmarried.
  • Minimum height is 5.4 feet (165 cm).
  • A candidate must meet the minimum physical and medical standards.
  • Candidates who have not been recommended twice by ISSB are not eligible to apply.
  • A candidate is eligible for relaxation in marks only if he/she has studied or resides in certain areas.

PMA Long Course 153 Details

Details of PMA Long Course 153 are given below. You must meet one of these eligibility requirements.

Degree Minimum Marks Age Requirement
Inter/DAE/A-level 55 % marks 17-22 Years
BSC/BS (2 Year) 60 % marks + 50% marks in Inter 17-23 Years
BS(4 years) 60 % marks/CGPA + 50% marks in Inter 17-24 Years
Serving Soldiers 50% marks in Inter 17-25 Years
Rural Areas 5-10 % marks relaxation


  • Minimum 55% marks in FA/FSc/DAE/O-level.
  • 50% marks for serving army soldiers.
  • Candidates who have studied FSC Part 1 and Advanced Subsidiary Exam 2022 can also apply for “Hope Certificate of 55% Marks” issued by Head of Institute.

Eligibility Conditions for PMA Long Course

  • Rejected twice by the Inter-Services Selection Board (ISSB).
  • Tested within a period of four months (120 days) of previous attendance at ISSB except exemption granted by competent authority.
  • Convicted in court for any heinous offense (to be ascertained by competent military authority).

PMA Long Course Preliminary Test Syllabus

Intelligence test

An intelligence test is designed to test a candidate’s problem-solving abilities to determine whether he has met minimum intelligence standards. The PMA intelligence test is taken on a computer. 153 Computer knowledge is mandatory for the preliminary examination of 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 intelligence tests, the number and character series, odd-one-out, comparison types of questions appeared to test a candidate’s problem-solving abilities.

In non-verbal intelligence test, diagrams, shapes, puzzles are displayed and you choose the best match for it. It is easier than verbal intelligence test.

Medical test

These medical tests are conducted in PMA long course. Ineligible 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. Height
  7. Weight (according to BMI)

You can calculate your height and weight with this BMI calculator. This will tell you if you are not fit.

Physical test

PMA Long Course Physical Test is conducted at the nearest army ground. These tests are taken in a physical exam.

Test Requirements Time Marks
Running 1.6 KM 8 mints 3
Pull-Ups 3 2 mints 2
Sit-Ups 20 2 mints 2
Push-ups 15 2 mints 2
Ditch Crossing 7.4 1

Initial interview

Candidates clearing written, medical and physical tests will be finally interviewed by S&ROs instead of Brigadier (by formation) and Psychologist. Before the interview, each candidate has to write an essay of 10 lines in English and Urdu. Candidates will be issued simple paper before English and Urdu essay interview. The topic of the day will be displayed on the board in the examination hall/room. S&RO will write pointers for each candidate appearing for the interview.

Each candidate will be given marks out of 20. A candidate securing less than 12 marks will be considered as failed and will not be given Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) form.

Following are the instructions for conducting the interview:

Expression and confidence in English and Urdu.

Plenty of current affairs information. A lot of information about bio and culinary studies. holistic approach.
Extracurricular activities include sports and hobbies. Any other aspect deemed appropriate by the panel.
Recording of interview of each candidate through CCTV should be ensured by all AS&RCS and shared with PA Dte on CDs on weekly basis.

Clearing the initial interview requires confidence and proper concentration. After clearing the PMA preliminary interview, candidates have to submit their ISSB forms. After 2-3 months they are called ISSB test.

PMA Long Course 153 Details & Registration Date

PMA Long Course ISSB Merit and Selection

Army Selection and Recruitment Centers (AS&RCs) will fill all required entries (physical test and interview marks) in the module. Further nomination of candidates for Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) will be done through Directorate of Personnel Administration merit.

Candidates recommended by the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) will undergo a detailed medical examination at the nearest Combined Military Hospitals. Final selection based on candidate’s performance will be done at General Headquarters.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligibility for PMA Long Course?

Qualification for PMA Long Course is Intermediate and Bachelor.

What is the salary of a PMA cadet?

Starting salary of PMA cadet is 40,000 PKR.

Who is eligible for PMA Long Course 153?

Anyone who is between the ages of 17-24 and has an intermediate or bachelor’s degree is eligible for PMA Long Course 153.

How many marks are required to pass PMA long course?

55% marks are required to pass PMA long course.

What is PMA Long Course Ranking?

You will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the PMA Long Course.

What is the Qualification of a Second Lieutenant?

The qualification for Second Lieutenant is BMAS (Bachelor in Military Art and Science).

What is the deadline for PMA registration in 2024?

PMA registration deadline is November 4, 2024.

How to Apply for Second Lieutenant in Pakistan Army in 2024?

You can apply for the post of Second Lieutenant in Pak Army by visiting

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