Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

Arrival / Reception at ISSB

The ISSB is held at ISSB Kohat / Gujranwala / Malir / Quetta Cantonments in order to determine the suitability of a candidate for commission in Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force. Candidates will be tested and interviewed for four days, following the day of your arrival. Candidates will be free to go home in the afternoon of the fourth day. However the screened out candidates will be allowed to move back on next day of their arrival at about 1100 hours. Cadidates will report to ISSB on date and time as mentioned in the call status menu of this website. The ISSB buses will be available at respective railway stations/ general bus stands. Candidates can travel in the ISSB buses free of cost. The information about the schedule and the locations where ISSB buses would be available is as under:

Due to prevailing security situation, no pick and drop is available at ISSB Kohat, the candidates are required to reach ISSB Kohat on their own.

ISSB Gujranwala is about 7 kms away from Rahwali Check Post on GT Road and 4 kms from Garrison Check Post(MP Check Post 2) . ISSB buses will be available at Garrison MP Check Post. Private wagons also pass near the ISSB Gujranwala.
◦ First bus leaves at 1.00 PM
◦ Last bus leaves at 1.45 PM

It is 5 kms away from Malir Halt Railway Station/Bus Stand and about 15 kms from Karachi Cantt Station.
◦Karachi Cantt Railway Station
◦ First bus leaves at 1.00 PM
◦ Last Bus leaves at 1.45 PM
◦ This facility is only for out station candidates. The candidates coming from within Karachi may report directly to ISSB Malir Cantt.

Normally, candidates who fail to report before 3 PM on the specified date are not allowed to join the tests. However, those reporting an hour or so late due to circumstances beyond their control may be accepted. Such candidates will reach ISSB under their own arrangements.

If a candidate reports late and is not allowed to appear before the Board, then the Board is not bound to test thee candidate on a subsequent date. Likewise, if a candidate fail to report on the specified time and date, ISSB is not be bound to call the candidate again.

Boarding and Lodging

Candidates will be provided free messing and lodging at the ISSB. Therefore candidates need not to bring any bedding. However candidates can have their clothes washed and pressed on payment. Barber’s services are also available. On arrival day candidates will report at given time after having their lunch.
It has been observed that while coming to ISSB many candidates do not take precautionary measures regarding their food and consume eatable from unhygienic places; This carelessness makes them sick and can result into various stomach diseases, which affect their performance at ISSB. Candidates are advised to be more careful regarding your food while traveling to ISSB and refrain eating from low standard sources.

What To Brign with You at ISSB

You are advised to bring your clothing according to the prevalent weather.

Shorts white = 1 Pair
 Canvas Shoes/Joggers = 1 Pair
 Socks White = 1 Pair
 Vest or sports shirt white = 1 Pair
 Track Suit/Pull-over or Jersey (in winter) = 1 Pair

Track Suit = 1 Pair
Canvas Shoes/Joggers =1 Pair
Socks White = 1 Pair
Vest or sports shirt white = 1 Pair
Pull-over or Jersey(in winter) =1 Pair

Note: Above items are also available with ISSB gift shop and canteen, which can be purchased on cash payment Candidates are expected to appear before the Selection Board with a clean and smart posture. In this regard, following dress may be worn during Group Discussion, Group Planning and Interview with proper hair cut and shave.
Summer: Shalwar Qameez /Shirt and Trousers
Winter: Shalwar Qameez / Lounge Suit / Combination or shirt, Trousers and Pull over /Jersey.

Specific to Female Candidate
* You may wear any respectable dress according to norms of our society.
* Also bring along Set of Hair band/safety pins.
* Nails Should be finely trimmed.
* Hair Should be Neatly tied.
* No jewelry item is to be worn during obstacles/Tasks.
* For outdoor task you will be required to wear Tracksuit.

What If You Get Sick During ISSB? -Medical Facilities

The Government of Pakistan will not be responsible to pay any compensation for any injuries sustained during the tests. Every possible medical assistance will, however, be provided free of charge. Seriously ill or injured candidates are treated at military hospitals.


TV, newspapers and facilities for indoor games like Badminton and Table Tennis are available to the candidates.


Traveling allowance will be paid to candidates before departure from ISSB. This is equal to the fare between the place of your residence and ISSB. For this purpose place of residence of the candidates will be considered the one, which has been mentioned in your application.
For journey performed by road, the allowance will be calculated on the basis of bus fare. If the road journey is shorter than the rail journey the allowance will be paid on the basis of bus fare.
In case you are serving in the armed forces, you should obtain a railway warrant from your unit, as you are not entitled to traveling allowance.
The candidate is allowed to change his residential address, after written once on TA form by him.


Candidates must not bring following items in ISSB:
Camera (all types)
 Audio – visual items
 Knife / Sharp weapon
Mobile Phone
Liquors/ Drugs
Fire Arms
Government banned items
Any valuable items
Large sum of money

Candiates Must Care Of Folloing Acts -MISCELLENEOUS

Any attempt by you or by anyone on your behalf in the shape of “SIFARISH”, use of unfair means in Selection Board’s tests or non compliance of Board instructions will debar you for consideration for commission.

You are advised not to approach ISSB directly or indirectly, for any favor regarding your selection before or during your tests. Any violation of this may result in your withdrawal.

Candidates are not allowed to leave ISSB premises during their stay.

Every effort is made to ensure the safety of your belongings. However ISSB will not be responsible for any losses.

Mobile phones may be brought along however; these will be collected on your arrival at the Reception as mobile phones are not allowed in the premises of ISSB. The same will be returned to you before your departure.

You will be photographed on your arrival. Its expenses plus various other expenses, which are not payable by the government, are charged from candidates on arrival day at the rate of Rs.105/- per head. An extra amount of Rs.10/- will be charged from recalled candidates.

Candidates will bring their own utility items like towel and essential toiletries.

You should bring your own writing material (blue ball point/ink).

All required items are also available at ISSB Canteen on payment.

Female candidates should not bring along Jewelry.

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