Pakistan Army Selection and Recruitment Tests

For anyone wanting to join as a soldier the Army has selection tests to show your strengths and help select a job that suits you. The aptitude, literacy and numeracy tests are done in an Army Careers Information Office, while the memory and teamwork tests take place at the selection centre.
The result of the tests is your General Trainability Index (GTI). This helps the Army selection board match you with roles that most suit your abilities. The higher you score, the more jobs you’ll have to choose from.
The tests are nomally split into five sections: reasoning, letter checking, number distance, odd one out and symbol rotation. You can practise them in the online example test. You don’t need to prepare for the test, but it will help on the day if you are familiar with the format. Knowing what to expect might help calm your nerves too. Remember that the test will be timed when you do it for real.


Preliminary Selection Tests

The following procedure is adopted at army selection centers for the preliminary selections:
  • Verbal Intelligence Test
  • Non-Verbal Intelligence Test
  • Subject Knowledge written Tests in:
    • English
    • Urdu
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Interviews
  • Medical Tests

ISSB - Inter Services Selection Board

Among all the professions in Pakistan, the career in Pakistan Defense Forces is becoming very popular day by day with the changing of present social structure. Every year thousands of yuong men appear in preliminary tests but the seats are limited and the selection is very difficult.
ISSB is the one institution responsible for the selection of suitable persons for the defence of the homeland. Head of the ISSB is normally an army officer of the rank of Bragadier Other members includes Voice president, Voice chairman, some GTOs, psychiatrist, and a secretory. ISSB is responsible to select officers for all three forces - Army, Air Force, and Navy.