Join Pakistan Army ISSB Tests Preparation Guide

Inter Services Selection commonly known as ISSB, representing ISSB Kohat and detachments in Gujranwala, Malir and Quetta. ISSB is the organization of human resources first class select the future leadership of the armed forces of Pakistan. ISSB acts as a nursery for the Armed Forces of Pakistan.Candidates reporting ISSB are subjected to a selection system developed and those with leadership potential required for training in the three service academies are recommended.


These tests include intelligence and personality tests and are held on the morning of the first day.

  • Intelligence Tests.
    These are of two main types; verbal and non verbal. Candidates who fail to come up to the minimum standards are screened out. They are allowed to proceed back to their homes after the test on the first day.
  • Mechanical Aptitude Test.
    It is designed to assess candidates’ basic mechanical sense.
  • Personality Tests.
    These are written tests of analytical/ projective type.


  • Out Door Tests
    Testing group. In group tests the candidates are subjected to a series of situations standardized to determine the degree of official and qualities in an example candidate, team spirit, initiative, resourcefulness, etc., and if the candidate’s personality suits it to a practical role that an officer has to play in the Armed Forces. For these tests, candidates are divided into groups.

The tests includes these common steps:-

  • Group Discussion.
    Informal discussions are conducted in a group on given subjects.
  • Group Planning.
    A group plan for a given problem on the model is to be evolved.
  • Group Tasks.
    Three group tasks are conducted in which candidates are presented practical situation and left to solve these. Normally these comprise obstacles over which the group is required to carry objects of sufficient bulk and weight.

Join Pakistan Army ISSB Tests Preparation Guide

Join Pakistan Army ISSB Tests Preparation Guide

  • Command Tasks.
    Each candidate is in turn appointed the commander of the group and given a practical task requiring several men.
  • Individual Obstacles.
    Simple obstacles which a candidate is required to tackle.


Interviewer evaluates candidates informally and objective manner. The questions would refer mainly to the candidate’s life, academics, awareness and general aspects that require views of the candidates.

One Response to “Join Pakistan Army ISSB Tests Preparation Guide”

  1. muhammad imran

    Oct 21. 2016

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