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CAREERS IN THE PAKISTAN AIR FORCE
The Major reason of youth joining the AIRFORCE is to be enlisted in the GD (P)branch of the PAF. Here, therefore, above all else, is the selection procedure and other stuff regarding this branch.

Quality is of cardinal importance for the PAF,...quality of equipment, quality of training and above all the quality of its men. That is why the PAF is so selective in choosing the right type of young men to fly the aircraft of the modern age. Those who are selected and successfully go through the very high standard of academic andprofessional training can look forward to a great and rewarding career.

The young men the airforce requires must be intelligent, must possess fine comprehension and assimilation, have strong nerves, flying aptitude, prudent confidence and relentless determination to become fighter pilots. The academic education we impart is of international standards. A vast majority of the PAF's students pass their B SC. in First Division from PAF Academy, Risalpur. Since the complexity of modern warfare can only be mastered by those who understand, interpret and utilize the the present day technological environment to advantage, we enlarge the scope of the pilot's mental horizon by putting at his disposal the most advanced training aids.

Life in the PAF is disciplined and demanding but there are many satisfactions: handsome salary, accommodation @ 5% of pay, free medical care for the entire family and parents, generous leave rules, travel at concessional rates, medical welfareschemes and group insurance, etc. There are sports activities in plenty - swimming, riding, tennis, golf, squash, skiing, etc. Above all the Airforce is delightful because one is always in the company of cheerful, vigorous and dedicated colleagues ready to do their best for each other. To serve in the PAF is a privilege which only those who serve can appreciate.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY FOR COMMISSIONING IN GD(P) BRANCH:

Educational Qualification

HSC./FSC. with (Pre - Medical / Pre Engineering) 45% marks aggregate.Senior Cambridge in 5 subjects, should have passed Physics and Maths or Biology in 'A' Level Intermediate with Physics with any two of Maths, Statistics and Biology GCE 'O' Level in five subjects. Should have Physics, Maths or Biology in 'A' Level

Note:-Candidates who have appeared / are appearing in FSc.Part II may also apply provided they submit a certificate from the Head of institution that they are likely to pass the FSc. examination with a minimum aggregate of 45%. (Pre - Medical / Pre - Engineering)

Age Limit 16 1/2 to 22 years . Relaxable 6 months underage / 1 year overage

Martial Status Unmarried

Nationality Male citizens of Pakistan. Candidates with dual nationality have to surrender their foreign nationality before joining the course.

Ineligibility

Twice rejected / screened out by ISSB.
Rejected by Armed Forces Appeal Medical Board or CMB PAF
Dismissed from any government service or withdrawn from any service training institution on disciplinary grounds.
Convicted by a court of law for an offense involving moral turpitude.
Whose original Academic certificates are found tampered with.
Candidates who conceal any information while filling in their application forms.

Selection Procedure

Intelligence tests, academic tests in Physics & English. Interview and preliminary medical examination at PAF selection center.Tests by ISSB and medical examination by CMB PAF Masroor, Karachi. Final selection by order of merit by Air Head Quarter. Only non-smokers will be accepted for training.

NOTE :-The candidates appearing at the information and selection centers must be in possession of National identity card or Registration form 'B'

Training Period As Cadet

2 1/2 course for B. Sc. and Flying training. Those who cannot make the flying grade will continue their education at the PAF Academy for B. Sc. degree and after aminimum of 2 years training commission, would be offered a suitable ground branch.

Grant Of Commission

On successful completion of prescribed training, a cadet will be commissioned in the General Duties (Pilot) branch of the PAF.

Pays And Allowances

a) Pay of Rank

Rank            Rank Pay        CS Inst. Pay    Disturbance Pay Kit Allowance   Total
 

Pilot Officer             4240.00         0000.00         400.00          500.00          5140.00
Flying Officer           4530.00         115.00           400.00          500.00          5545.00
Flight Lt.                  5110.00         115.00           400.00          500.00          6125.00
Squadron Leader     7168.00         150.00           400.00          500.00          8218.00
Wing Commander    8941.00         300.00           400.00          500.00         10141.00

b) Qualification Pay, if applicable, will be Rs. 150.00 to Rs.500.00 according to rank.

c) Conveyance Allowance

1.i) Those maintaining motor cars Rs. 355.00 p.m
2.ii) Others Rs. 193.00 p.m.

d) Flying Allowance @ 40% rank pay p.m.

e) Single Officers in messes are entitled to free accommodation.
 

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER

Today in the Pakistan Air Force the maintenance officer is no longer a behind the scene worker of yester-years, he is very much up in the front, riding in tandem with with his operational colleagues in the cockpit sharing high responsibility. He plays a pivotal role in providing leadership to the team of his men to maintain and promote the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Air Force. His task extends beyond the mere upkeep of operational aircraft and engineering systems to research, development and production in nearly every field of technical activity that supports military air operations. He does not rely upon just copy-book implementation of the manufacturers maintenance manuals, he is extensively trained and highly skilled to face the challenges of up to date and rapidly advancing technologies. The supreme national urge of keeping the PAF in the front rank of combat ready Air Forces remains utmost in his mind. Thus he always endeavors to keep the body of echnicians under his command fully trained and equal to the task of making the PAF an 'efficient airforce second to none' as commended by the Quaid-e-Azam.

PAF COLLEGE OF AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

The College of Aeronautical Engineering at PAF Academy, Risalpur trains prospective and serving maintenance technical officers of the PAF. To accomplish this, the college offers three and a half years course leading to a degree of Bachelor of Engineering.Specialization is available either in Avionics or Aerospace Engineering. The college faculty is divided into five departments

Aerospace Engineering
Avionics Engineering
Humanities and Science
Industrial Engineering
Military Science

The CAE imparts education of very high standard. The graduates of this college are readily accepted in U.S universities for post graduate studies.

Conditions Of Eligibility

Age :- 16 1/2 years to 22 years on commencement of course

Educational Qualifications

A candidate must have obtained at least 'B' grade (50% marks aggregate) in

a.H.Sc. F. Sc. (Pre - Engineering)
b.Senior Cambridge in 5 subjects and having passed Maths, Physics and
Chemistry in 'A' Level
c.GCE 'O' Level in 5 subjects and having passed Maths, Physics and Chemistry
in 'A' Level

Note:-Candidates who have appeared / are appearing in FSc.Part II may also apply provided they submit a certificate from the Head of institution that they are likely to pass the FSc. examination with a minimum aggregate of 45%. (Pre - Medical / Pre - Engineering)

Age Limit 16 1/2 to 22 years . Relaxable 6 months underage / 1 year overage

Martial Status Unmarried

Nationality Male citizens of Pakistan. Candidates with dual nationality have to surrender their foreign nationality before joining the course.

Ineligibility

Twice rejected / screened out by ISSB.
Rejected by Armed Forces Appeal Medical Board or CMB PAF
Dismissed from any government service or withdrawn from any service training institution on disciplinary grounds.
Convicted by a court of law for an offense involving moral turpitude.
Whose original Academic certificates are found tampered with.
Candidates who conceal any information while filling in their application forms.

Selection Procedure

Intelligence tests, academic tests in Physics & English. Interview and preliminary medical examination at PAF selection center. Tests by ISSB and medical examination by CMB PAF Masroor, Karachi.
Final selection by order of merit by Air Head Quarter. Only non-smokers will be accepted for training.

NOTE :-The candidates appearing at the information and selection centers must be in possession of National identity card or Registration form 'B'

Training Period As Cadet

3 1/2 course at PAF CAE at PAF Academy, Risalpur for B. Sc. Engg. degree branch.

Grant Of Commission

On successful completion of prescribed training, a cadet will be commissioned in the Maintenance Technical Branch.

Pays And Allowances

a) Pay of Rank

Rank            Rank Pay        CS Inst. Pay    Disturbance Pay Kit Allowance   Total
 

Pilot Officer               4240.00         0000.00         400.00         500.00          5140.00
Flying Officer            4530.00         115.00           400.00          500.00          5545.00
Flight Lt.                   5110.00         115.00           400.00          500.00          6125.00
Squadron Leader      7168.00         150.00           400.00          500.00          8218.00
Wing Commander     8941.00         300.00           400.00          500.00          10141.00

b) Qualification Pay, if applicable, will be Rs. 150.00 to Rs.500.00 according to rank.

c) Conveyance Allowance

1.i) Those maintaining motor cars Rs. 355.00 p.m
2.ii) Others Rs. 193.00 p.m.

d) Single Officers in messes are entitled to free accommodation.

e) Free medical treatment for self and family, Group insurance and Medical Welfare Scheme.

f) Accommodation @ 5% of pay.
 

LOGISTICS OFFICERS

Without adequate logistics support, even a well prepared plan cannot be properly executed. To ensure smooth functioning of the PAF, we require a well organized logistics team. If you are keen, meticulous and industrious you can render fruitful services by contributing your acquired knowledge concerning supply and cost-oriented operation services in the PAF.

Selection Criteria

1.Eligibility for grounded/suspended aviation cadets
2.Aviation Cadets of GD(P) / CAE who are grounded / suspended due to lack of flying aptitude in CFT or poor academics in CAE are offered to join this branch. If they opt for it, they are given an opportunity to complete their B. Sc. degree.Subsequently, the are commissioned in this branch after completion of theirdegree.

Eligibility for civilian candidates

In case of civilian candidates minimum educational qualification is B. Com. or B.A. or B. Sc. with at least one of the following subjects.

1.Physics
2.Chemistry
3.Mathematics
4.Statistics

Age 18 to 30 years. Either sex
 

DATA AUTOMATION OFFICERS

Like all other modern and sophisticated organizations, the PAF also uses computers extensively. Accurate and rapid information and data processing is a pre-requisite for all management, logistics and operational plans and their day-to-day running. Young men with talent for computer related work can lead an enjoyable and gratifying life as data automation officers in the PAF.

Selection Criteria

1.Eligibility for grounded/suspended aviation cadets
2.Aviation Cadets of GD(P) / CAE who are grounded / suspended due to lack of flying aptitude in CFT or poor academics in CAE are offered to join this branch. If they opt for it, they are given an opportunity to complete their B. Sc. degree. Subsequently, the are commissioned in this branch after completion of their degree.

Eligibility for civilian candidates

In case of civilian candidates, minimum educational qualification is M.A / M.Sc./B.Sc. except with art and literature subjects. Social Sciences are acceptable.

Age 21 to 35 years, either sex.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE & SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICERS

Efficient and effective administration is an intrinsic requirement of a combat oriented service. Intelligent and energetic young men in this specialty are required in the PAF.

1.Eligibility for grounded/suspended aviation cadets
2.Aviation Cadets of GD(P) / CAE who are grounded / suspended due to lack of flying aptitude in CFT or poor academics in CAE are offered to join this branch. If they opt for it, they are given an opportunity to complete their B. Sc. degree. Subsequently, the are commissioned in this branch after completion of their degree.

Eligibility for civilian candidates

The minimum educational qualification is B.A / B.Sc. Preference will be given to candidates who are B.A (Hons), MA English, BBA or MBA.

Age 18 to 30 years. Either sex
 

AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS CONTROLLERS

In some of today's aerial battles the adversaries may never see each other. An Air Defense Weapons Controller operates operates sophisticated radars, acts as the far seeing eyes of a fighter pilot whom he guides from the ground. The ADWCs alertness often gives the fighter pilot the edge to come out victorious in aerial battles. A challenge worth meeting indeed.

1.Eligibility for grounded/suspended aviation cadets
2.Aviation Cadets of GD(P) / CAE who are grounded / suspended due to lack of flying aptitude in CFT or poor academics in CAE are offered to join this branch. If they opt for it, they are given an opportunity to complete their B. Sc. degree. Subsequently, the are commissioned in this branch after completion of their degree.

Eligibility for civilian candidates

The minimum educational qualification is B.Sc.

Age 18 to 30 years. (Male Citizens Only)
 

EDUCATION OFFICERS

All officers are exposed to multifarious challenges and ever changing demands. They have to adjust with the accelerated pace of life in the PAF and respond adaptively to a variety of tasks which they are expected to perform. In order to groom and train these officers to play their roles efficiently and effectively, education officers make a meaningful contribution. If you desire to satisfy your need to impart knowledge and interact with with the bubbling and exciting intellect of young men, you should consider joining the PAF as an education officer.

1.Eligibility for grounded/suspended aviation cadets
2.Aviation Cadets of GD(P) / CAE who are grounded / suspended due to lack of flying aptitude in CFT or poor academics in CAE are offered to join this branch. If they opt for it, they are given an opportunity to complete their B. Sc. degree. Subsequently, the are commissioned in this branch after completion of their degree.

Eligibility for civilian candidates

The minimum educational qualification is M.A. / M.Sc. in the relevant subject. Preference shall be given to candidates having B.Ed or M.Ed degree.

Age 21 to 35 years. Either Sex.

Rank on joining Education officers are offered SPSSC commission in the rank of Flight Lieutenant. Higher rank may be granted to the candidates with special qualifications and experience in relevant to the job. The education officers may also be offered extended / Permanent service commission subject to their suitability in the PAF.
 

LEGAL OFFICERS

Cohesive and disciplined functioning of the PAF 6is ensured with the expert advice and assistance of legal officers. In the interpretation of law and advising us on legal matters, your education and acumen can be a great asset to the legal branch of the PAF.

Selection Criteria

1.Qualification : Minimum BA LL.B.
2.Age : 21 to 30 years. Either Sex
 

METEOROLOGICAL OFFICERS

Met Officers monitor the vast skies, analyze the seasonal changes and forecast the weather for efficient flying and accurate combat preparedness of the PAF.

1.Eligibility for grounded/suspended aviation cadets
2.Aviation Cadets of GD(P) / CAE who are grounded / suspended due to lack of flying aptitude in CFT or poor academics in CAE are offered to join this branch. If they opt for it, they are given an opportunity to complete their B. Sc. degree.Subsequently, they are commissioned in this branch after completion of their degree.

Eligibility for civilian candidates

The minimum qualification is B.Sc / MSc. in

1.Physics
2.Applied Maths
3.Geography

Age 18 to 30 years, either sex
 


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