Cadet College Sargodha

Admission Process

 Admission to the College is made in class VIII for the Flying Branch of PAF according to the conditions given below:

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: The candidate must be over 11.5 years and under 13.5 years of age on 1st January 2023. No relaxation, whatsoever, in the age limit is permitted.
  • Qualification: During selection, the candidate must have passed Class VII by the time of admission (April 2023). Candidates of Cambridge System are also eligible to apply.
  • Citizenship: Candidate must be a male citizen of Pakistan or Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Selection Procedure

The selection process consists of the following three phases:

  • Phase-I:  Written Test
  • Phase-II: Intelligence Test / Preliminary Medical / Interview
  • Phase-III:Final Medical by Central Medical Board (CMB), PAF

Phase-I Written Test

The eligible Candidates are required to appear for the following written tests:

  • General Science and Maths : 2 hours (Simultaneously)
  • English and Urdu : 2 hours (Simultaneously)

All the tests are conducted on the same day at the centres opted by the candidates. The use of a calculator in the Mathematics paper is not permitted. For the convenience of both English and Urdu medium boys, the Mathematics and General Science papers may be attempted either in English or Urdu.

Syllabi for Written Test

The syllabi for the written test are given at the subsequent pages in the Prospectus. The test is a competitive examination,therefore, the syllabi given in the Prospectus are meant only for the general guidance of the candidates. By and large, the questions in the test papers are based on the syllabi in vogue in various Textbook Boards in Pakistan, questions may be set in any form in any paper. 

Written Test Results

Results of the written test are displayed at the respective PAF Information and Selection Centres and at the Main Gate of the College about a month after the test. Only the successful candidates are informed through mail to appear in the next phase.


Intelligence Test

Candidates qualifying the written test are required to appear for intelligence test. This determines the IQ of a candidate. Sample question papers and answer sheet of Intelligence test are given on the subsequent pages for further guidance and preparation.

Preliminary Medical

Candidates qualifying the Intelligence test are called for preliminary medical test. This test takes place at PAF Information and Selection Centres and at the College, observing the basic medical standards for Flying Branch of Pakistan Air Force. The Candidate should be free from deformities of hands, feet, spine and chest e.g. Hallus Valgus (inward rotation of the toe), Flat Feet (feet not having normal curve), Knocking Knees (knees striking with each other while standing erect or running), Overriding of Toes, etc. The visual and hearing systems should be in perfect condition. Moreover, the candidate should not be affected by skin and dental diseases. The Torso Height should fall between the laid down upper and lower limits for the Flying Branch. There should be no squint, defective vision and colour blindness.
Important: The candidate must have 6/6 eye sight without glasses. Candidates, who wear glasses, should not apply. Opinion of PAF Medical Officer conducting the test is final. No appeal in this regard is admissible.


Successful candidates in intelligence test and preliminary medical are to appear for interview which will be conducted by an Interview Board. The Candidate is posed questions about the basic Subject and General knowledge. The Board determines the Candidate’s personality, character traits, comprehension, expression, emotional stability and confidence. The results of the interview will be available on the College Website (this).

Phase -III

Final Medical (CMB)

Candidates selected in interview are called for the Final Medical Test at Islamabad, Sargodha / Lahore and Karachi. PAF’s Central Medical Board (CMB) examines the candidate thoroughly according to the requirements of Flying Branch. The decision of CMB is FINAL and no appeal against the decision is entertained.

Selection from Final Merit List

Candidates who qualify the CMB are included in the merit list for the final selection. There is no provision of reserved seats or quota of any kind at this institution. The list of finally selected candidates is uploaded on the College Website. The call up letter along with joining instructions are sent to the successful candidates only.


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