ISSB - Inter Services Selection Board

ISSB is the premier human resource organisation which selects future leadership for the Defense Forces of Pakistan. ISSB acts as nursery for the Defense Forces of Pakistan. The Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) is for officer commissions in the Defense Forces of Pakistan, the Army, Navy and Air Force. Selection is based on psychological screening to test ability, aptitude and personality. After qualifying the selections procedure at ISSB, a candidate must pass a Medical Test. After passing the medical test, the candidate undergo officer training at military academies.

Pakistan Military Academies

  • Pakistan Military Academy - Kakul
  • Pakistan Naval Academy - Manora
  • Pakistan Air Force Academy - Risalpur


Test Centers

The tests are held in
  • Kohat
  • Gujranwala
  • Malir
  • Quetta
Coaching for the tests is not officially allowed, but nevertheless many academies do exist for this purpose, often run by retired army and ISSB officers. ISSB Selection Methodology

Scope of This Section

An un-informed person fails to reveal his best in the selection tests beacause he is besitant, has to feel his way and is burdened with worry and anxiety all the time. The mis-informed person on the other hand wastes his energy on misguided efforts. Therefore, a thorough and proper understanding of the problem is the primary prerequisite for success. This section of the website explains at length the various tests involved in the I.S.S.B. selection technique and outlines the right approach to be adopted for tacking the tests, so that the candidate can channelise his energy put in this best and ensure definite success.