Eligibility Criteria to Join Pakistan Army as a Soldier is very easy and lenient. There are many relaxations for age for various categories, therefore please read the complete post to understand them. This page also includes details and requirements to join Pakistan army as a clerk.

Minimum age to apply as a solider in Pakistan Army

The minimum age to apply in Pakistan Army as a soldier is 17 years.

Maximum age to apply as a soldier in Pak Army

Maximum age to apply as a soldier varies among categories. Such as:

  • 23 years for normal applicants with 12 years of education (FA, FSc, ICom, etc.)
  • 24 years for applicants with graduate degree (BA, B.Com, etc)
  • 25 years for applicants with a valid driving license
  • 26 years for applicants from Balochistan

Gender to apply as a soldier in Pakistan Army

Male gender can apply in Pakistan Army.

Can females join Pak Army as a soldier?

No. Females can not join Pakistan Army as a soldier.

Marital status required to join Pakistan Army as a soldier

Only unmarried people can join as a soldier in Pak Army. Married men can not join.

Nationality requirement to join Pak Army as soldier

Anyone with nationality of Pakistan or domicile holder of Gitgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir can join Pakistan Army as a soldier.

Physical requirements to join Pak Army as a soldier

Physical requirements required to join Pakistan Army are listed below. Please note that there are some relaxations for some categories, so please read till end.

Minimum height requirement for Pakistan Army soldiers

Minimum height required to join Pakistan Army as a soldier is:

  • Regular soldiers: 5 feet 6 inches

However there is relaxation as follows:

  • Clerk applicants (FA, FSc with 2nd division): 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)
  • Applicants of age 17 to 20: 1 inch height relaxation
  • Baluchistan domicile holders: 2 inch height relaxation in all categories
  • Gitgit-Baltistan domicile holder: 2 inch height relaxation in all categories

Minimum chest requirement for Pak Army soldiers

Minimum chest circumference required to join Pakistan Army as a soldier is 78 cm (31 inches). However there is a relaxation for:

  • Applicants from Balochistan: 74 cm

Educational requirements to apply as a soldier in Pakistan Army

Educational requirements differ among some categories. Please read till end to understand the relaxations.

  • For regular soldiers (except balochistan): Matric
  • For soldiers (Balochistan): 8th Class (except Technicians, Nursing Assistants, Military Police (CMP))
  • For clerk (except Balochistan & Gitgit-Baltistan): Grade C in FA, FSc, etc.
  • For clerk (Balochistan & Gitgit-Baltistan): Grade D in FA, FSc, etc.
  • For FATA: 30% under matric infantry soldiers are allowed
  • For Gitgit-Baltistan: 50% under matric (8th Class) soldiers are allowed in all arms except Technicians, Nursing Assistants, CMP (Military Police)

Written test to join Pak Army as a soldier

The Test consists of these parts:

  • English – 30 marks
    • English to Urdu translation
    • Urdu to English translation
    • Singular plurals
  • Urdu – 20 marks
    • Correction of sentences
    • Singular plurals
    • Change of gender
  • Mathematics – 20 marks
    • 5 questions
    • Factorisation
    • Logarithm
    • Subtraction of polynomials
    • Algebra
    • Variations
  • General Knowledge – 10 marks
  • Islamiyat – 10 marks
  • Geography – 10 marks

We are constantly updating this article. Please ask any question in comments. Please note that the information provided on this page can change any time, so check the advertisement in newspaper of official website for exact requirements when applying. Or contact your nearest Army Selection and Recruitment centre.