PMA Long Course – Initial Test
About Lesson

Initial interview for Army Courses is based on short session comprising 5-10 Questions. Candidates clearing written, Medical & Physical Test will be finally interviewed by S&ROs  and Psychologist. Before interview every candidate will be required to write an essay of 10 lines in English and Urdu.

Each candidate will be given marks out of 20. A candidate securing less than 12 marks will be considered failure and will not be given Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) form.

Areas to be Assessed

  • Expression and Confidence in English and Urdu.
  • Knowledge about current affairs
  • Geo and Pak Studies
  • Overall Outlook
  • Extracurricular activities include sports and
  • Any other aspect as deemed appropriate

Sample Questions

Personal Life:

  • Family information ie. Information about father and siblings
  • Meaning of your name.
  • What are your favorite subjects and why?
  • Why you are not good at some subject?
  • Why your performance deteriorated in FA/ FSC (compared to Matric)
  • From where you have completed your matric education?
  • Which subjects you like/ dislike and why?
  • What are your doing these days?
  • What are your future plans other than joining the Armed forces?
  • What are your strength and weaknesses?
  • Why you are joining armed forces?

Current Affairs:

  • What does ISI and RAW stands for.
  • Which is capital of Sri Lanka and France.
  • What are five wonders of the world.
  • how many people have died due to Covid-19.
  • What does COVID-19 stands for.
  • What is fifth generation warfare.
  • What is CPEC and roles of countries involved in it.
  • What does ISSB and Wifi stand for.
  • Who is chief of Army Staff.
  • Major political parties in Pakistan and their heads.
  • How many / which countries are there in SAARC / OIC/NATO / D8.
  • Who is captain of Australian / Indian/ Pakistan cricket team.
  • When did Pakistan last won hockey world cup.
  • Where and when next Olympics are scheduled to he held.
  • What does PSO, OIC, NATO, UNESCO stand


  • What is the difference between Nabwi and Hijri
  • What are the total numbers of Surah in the Quran
  • Recite Ayat-ul-Qursi
  • In which Hijri Ghazwa-e-Badr were fought
  • What are meaning of Tauheed
  • What do your know about Zakat
  • Translation of surah kausar

Geo and Pak Studies

  • What was the name of wife of Quad-e-Azam
  • When was minar-e-Pakistan made and for what purpose.
  • What is old name of Faisalabad and Sahiwal.
  • Name any 6 rivers of Pakistan.
  • What does NADRA stand for.
  • Who is heading Jamat-e-Islami of Pakistan.
  • Name any 4 countries of Europe.
  • In which direction the rivers in Punjab flow.
  • Name few missiles held with Pakistan and the ranges of these.
  • Name any four countries located North of Pakistan.
  • Name 3 cities of Kabul / Iran.
  • Which is the longest river in Pakistan (any idea about its length).
  • How many prime ministers have been there in Pakistan?
  • Name people who go Nishan-e-Haider.
  • What is duration of National Anthem of Pakistan, who wrote it.
  • Where is Faisal Mosque located, when made, who designed it.
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