We’ll discuss the physical requirements for ISSB for military services of Pakistan and how to attain them.

Physical Test Requirements for Pakistan Army, Navy & AirForce

Physical test’s requirements for officers induction in all three forces of Pakistan, Pak Army, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Airforce are almost similar. They are:

  • Running: 1.6 km (1 mile) in 7 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Pushups: 15 in 2 minutes
  • Pull ups (chin ups): 3 in 2 minutes
  • Sit ups (abdominals): 15 in 2 minutes

Changes in Physical test requirements

There can be a change in the physical test’s requirements for all forces, based on various factors including age and gender. For every age group, there is a relaxation in the physical standards as the age goes up. Same is for females, the requirements are relaxed in case of females.

However do confirm from the specific force, course and age group you’re applying in for the physical standards, to prevent and issues at the time of selection during issb physical test. Also, it’s better to attain the above mentioned physical standard in any age group to keep you’re in good shape and progress, as these are the eligibility criteria, and you’ll be improving them during training too. So if you’re already better than the requirement, that will help you during the training for sure.

Physical test for Doctors induction issb

No physical test is done in Pak Army for doctors induction in any age group (for both GDMO and Specialists).

However, it’s done in Pak Navy and Pak Airforce.


Weight requirement for selection in Pak Army, Navy & Airforce

Weight is checked on the basis of your BMI (body mass index).

Calculate your BMI using online BMI charts easily. You need to know your height and weight to calculate your BMI.

Scientifically, normal BMI ranges between 18.5 and 24.9.

The doctor at the selection centre can give leverage of few kgs. So if you’re overweight (which you shouldn’t be) or muscular (which you should be!) then you can talk to the doctor there.

Height Required for selection in Pakistan Army, Navy & Airforce

Usual minimum height required for selection in Pakistan military as an officer is:

  • Male: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Female: 5 feet 2 inches

The height can be lenient and relaxed in various cases up to 2 inches, including your birth place (or domicile) and the course / service you’re applying for. So check the exact height requirements for that induction opening to confirm.