How to Get Admission in Pakistan Air Force (PAF)? [Guide]

Introduction to Pakistan Air Force

Pakistan Air Force is part of one of the Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence which safeguards the aerial zone of Pakistan. It is the aerial warfare uniform branch that aids Pakistan Army and Pakistan Army. It is known as Pak Faza’iyah in Urdu with the motto “Be deserts or rivers; all lie under my wings”. It was founded on 14th August, 1947 with the independence and establishment of our beloved homeland, Pakistan.

There are a total of 70,000 active- duty personnel, 8,000 reserved personnel, 128 Civilian personnel with approximately 871 aircrafts. Pakistan Air Force celebrates its annual anniversary on 7th September every year known as “Air Force Day”. PAF provides most cost effective strategic air defense strategies and logistic communication policies to Pakistan.

PAF Cadet Colleges

There are two Cadet Colleges of Pakistan Air Force in Pakistan.

  • PAF College Sargodha
  • PAF College Lower Top

Categories to Apply for in Pakistan Air Force with Eligibility Criteria

Commission TypeEducationGenderAgeMarital statusHeightTraining
Permanent Commission (PC)
General Duty Pilot (GDP)• FSC (pre Medical, pre engineering or computer Science) or A levels with Physics, Mathematics, Biology with minimum of 60% marks• Male or femaleWith 6/6 eyesight without glasses• 16 – 22 years Unmarried• 5 feet 4 inches or 162.5 cms 4 years training at PAF academy, Risalpur.• Award will be a BS degree in Aviation Science and Management by Air University.
Aeronautical Engineering• matric with 1st Division• FSC (pre engineering) or A level (with Maths, Chemistry and Physics) with 65% marks• Male or Female• 16 – 22 years• Unmarried Minimum Height for males:- 5 feet and 4 inches or 162.5 cms• Minimum Height for Females:- 4 feet and 10 inches• 4 years training at college of Aeronautical Engineering.• Award will be BSc Engineering degree from NUST
Air Defence• FSc (pre Medical, pre engineering or computer science) or A level (with Physics, mathematics and biology) with minimum of 60% marks• Male• 16 – 22 years• Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches or 162.5 cms 4 years training at PAF academy, Risalpur.• Award will be BS degree in Aviation Science and Management by Air University
Admin and Special Duties• FSc (pre Medical, pre engineering or computer science) or A level (with Physics, mathematics and biology) with minimum of 60% marks• Male• 16 – 22 years• Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches 4 years training at PAF academy, Risalpur.• Award will be BS degree in Aviation Science and Management by Air University
Short Service Commission (SSC)
Admin and Special Duties• B.A. (4 years with FSC) or BSc (4 years) or BSc (Civil Engineering) or M.A. (with FSc) or M.Sc or MBA or MPA with minimum of 2nd division• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Forty two 42 weeks training
Logistics• BBA (4 Years) or MBA With at least 2nd Division• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Forty nine 49 weeks training
Accounts• M.Com or BBA or MBA or ACCA or ACMA with at least 2nd division• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Forty two 42 weeks training
Legal• LLB with at least 2nd Division• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Twenty 20 weeks training
Accounts• MSc or MS in Meteorology or MSc in Physics or Mathematics• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Twenty 20 weeks training
Information Technology• MSc Computer Science or BSC (Hons.) Or BE in computer science or BSc or BSCS along with 2 years experience• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Twenty 20 weeks training
Special Purpose Short Service Commission (SPSSC)
Engineering• BE or MSc in relevant field• Male• 18 – 30 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Twenty 20 weeks training
Education – Religious Cadre• MA Islamiyat/ Takhassus from Jamia Islamia Bahawalpur will be equal to MA islamiyat, Fazal Data e Nizaami from recognized Madarssah• Male21- 35 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height:- 5 feet and 4 inches• Twenty 20 weeks training
General Duty Medical Officer GDMO• MBBS with 2nd Division and 1 year house job• Male or Female• 25 – 28 years• Married or Unmarried• Minimum Height for males:- 5 feet and 4 inches•Minimum Height for Females:- 4 feet and 10 inches• Twenty 20 weeks training

How to apply for PAF?

1. Through Internet:

  • Candidates can apply online and get registered for the Entry test by visiting the official website of Pak Air Force I.e. www.joinpaf.gov.pk.

2. Registration at PAF Selection & Recruitment Centres:

  • Candidates can reach out to the PAFS&RCS of their nearest or respective city with the following document and registration fee.
  • Candidates can only bring the original documents at the time of registration.
  • Photocopies of documents will be required after clearing Preliminary test.
  • The registration and brochure fee is PKR 100/-

What are the Required Documents for Registration in Pakistan Air Force?

  • Original SSC marks sheet or Equivalent
  • Original HSSC marks sheet or equivalent
  • Original certificates of degrees
  • 4 attested passport size recent photographs
  • CNIC or B form

Further Process for Final Selection

  • Candidates will undergo the following processes to reach the final selection in Pakistan Air Force:-
  • Online Registration / Registration at PAFS&RC
  • Appearance in Preliminary Test (e – test). For GDP and Air Defense:- English and Physics and for Aeronautical Engineering:- English, Physics Maths and for CSC:- relevant subjects
  • Candidates who pass Entry Test will appear in Intelligence Test
  • Successful candidates will appear in Initial Interview and medical Examination
  • ISSB tests at Kohat/ Gujranwala/ Malir/ Quetta
  • Medical Screening at Combined Military Hospital CMH/ PAF hospital
  • Final Selection on merit

5. What are the Ineligibility Conditions for Pakistan Air Force?

A candidate will be ineligible if he is:

  • Twice rejected from ISSB
  • Discharged/ withdrawn/ resigned/ dismissed from Army/ Navy/ Airforce (Armed Forces) for violating discipline, failure in academics/ military subjects, medical inefficiency, weak profile or other grounds or receiving character certificate ” fair”
  • Convicted from the court of law for any impropriety
  • Candidate who provide false/ fake or wrong information will be cancelled and permanently declared ineligible for all types of Armed Forces
  • Dual registration at same or different I & SC for one entry.
  • Announced permanently medically unfit by Defence Forces
  • Thrice failing the initial tests or final merit list for induction of airmen
  • Fraudulent information during registration

For Medical Instructor:

All of the above, except:

  • Suspended or dismissed on grounds of discipline from any Armed Force
  • Expelled from Training institute due to medical unfitness

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