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Join Pak Army as Engineer Through Technical Cadet Course [Registration & Selection Process]

Candidates who wish to join as an engineer in Pakistan Army can apply for PAK Army Technical Cadet Course TCC. Candidates who successfully pass all tests conducted by the PAK Army for selections. They will be sent to institutions for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering. It’s Depending on the fields they choose, Candidates can choose a field from eight different engineering Degrees.

To apply to PAK Army TCC, it’s necessary that the candidate has passed his 12 years of academic education with Subjects, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Technical Cadet Course

A candidate can choose one field from these engineering degrees. B.E Civil Engineering, B.E Electrical Engineering, B.E Mechanical Engineering, B.E Mechatronics Engineering, B.E Computer Engineering, B.E Electrical Engineering (Telecom), B.E Software Engineering, B.E Aeronautical Engineering. All the above institutions are campuses of the National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad (NUST).

Technical Cadet Course (Degree & Institution)

B.E Software EngineeringMilitary College of Signals
B.E Mechatronics EngineeringCollege of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
B.E Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
B.E Electrical Engineering (Telecom)Military College of Signals
B.E Electrical EngineeringCollege of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
B.E Computer EngineeringCollege of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
B.E Civil EngineeringMilitary College of Engineering
B.E Aeronautical EngineeringCollege of Aeronautical Engineering

Technical Cadet Course (TCC) Registration Date

The latest TCC Registration start date will be updated as soon as Pakistan Army announced Registration for TCC. Read the complete article for TCC online registration, Selection procedure and TCC ISSB Test Guide.

  • PAK Army Technical Cadet Course TCC Online Registration Start Date: 23-February-2021 to 23-March-2021
  • Technical Cadet Course Test Starting Date: After 23-March-2021 to onward

Eligibility for Technical Cadet Course

To join the PAK Army through TCC as a commissioned officer given below are the eligibility conditions. Read carefully and find out if you are eligible then scroll down for the registration process and Also initial & ISSB Test preparation. If you have questions related to PAK Army Technical Cadet Course TCC, please reply to us at the end of this page in the comment section.

Age: To join the PAK Army Through TCC, A candidate Age should be 17 to 21 years.

Gender: Only Male candidates can apply for PAK Army TCC.

Marital Status: Single/Unmarried & Only Married serving personnel of the Armed Forces having age over 20 years is eligible

Nationality: All Citizens of Pakistan and domicile holders from Azad Kashmir & Gilgit-Baltistan. (on final selection candidates with dual nationality will have to surrender nationalities other than Pakistan)

Physical Standards: Candidate minimum height:5′. 4″ ( 162.5 cm) & Weight As per the Body Mass Index (Normal BMI Value)

Education: Mention below is the Education Requirement for TCC:

  • Minimum 65% marks in F.Sc (Pre-Engineering)
  • FSC (Pre-Engineering) with subjects (1) Physics, (2) Mathematics, (3) Chemistry/Computer Study/Computer Science | From (3) Option any one subject|.
  • Those Candidates who possessing qualifications with “O” and “A” level will be required to obtain the same as given above. Certificate and conversion of marks from Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), and (Ministry of Education, Islamabad) and attach it with the application form.
  • Candidates can also apply on “HOPE Certificates” duly issued by the Head of the institutions. (If a candidate has passed F.Sc Part-I Examination with a minimum of 65 % marks and appearing in F.Sc Part-II / Final Examination.)
  • Candidates with Computer Science/Computer study, instead of Chemistry in FSc (Pre-Engineering) can apply for Computer Software Engineering only. Al details are given in the below degree courses chart.

Also check:- Army medical College Admission 2021

Ineligibility Conditions Applying for TCC

  • Who twice rejected by ISSB.
  • The candidate Twice screened out by ISSB.
  • A candidate who Dismissed, Removed, or Debarred from any Govt Services
  • Tested within 120 days (four months) gap of the previous appearance in ISSB.
  • Dismissed/ Removed/ Debarred from Armed Forces, PAK Army, Navy, or PAF.
  • Convicted in a Court of Law for any heinous offence (to be ascertained by the competent military authority).
  • Permanent UNFIT by Appeal Medical Board (AMB).
  • Who withdrawn from any bonded Armed Forces college or Armed Forces institution on disciplinary grounds.
  • The candidate who withdrawn discharged, resigned, or purchase commission from any Armed Forces officers Academy 7 from any Armed Forces Training Institution on any ground.

Technical Cadet Course Registration & Selection Procedure

Candidates have to pass below mentioned initial stages to shortlisted for the ISSB test.

  1. Online Registration or Registration at AS &RC. For Online Registration Click Here
  2. Candidates will also pay prospectus fees on the day of the test at AS & RC.
  3. Initial Test of TCC course written/ Intelligence test. The test will be based on multiple-choice questions from English, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.  | Computer study/Computer Science Multiple Questions only for CS Students. |
  4. Preliminary Medical Test, Candidates will undergo initial medical tests at AS & RCs.
  5. Physical Test for TCC Long Course Click for PAK Army Physical Test
  6. Interview at AS & RC for PAK Army TCC Joining.
  7. Successful candidates have to fill ISSB Form at AS & RCs.

Initial Written/Intelligence Test

The initial test for TCC consists of three parts step by step. Here are the complete details about TCC initial test.

  • Verbal Intelligence Test
  • Non-Verbal Intelligence Test
  • Academic Test

The test starts from the verbal intelligence Test (85-90 MCQs within 30 minutes) 2nd step in the Non-verbal intelligence test (85-90 MCQs within 30 minutes). The last step is the Academic Test (50 MCQs within 25 minutes).

Pak Army Ranks Study Notes for TCC

Candidates, there are a lot of books in the market for the preparation of the initial test for TCC. Most of the books consist of old stuff which is not helpful these days to pass the PAK Army Technical Cadet Course TCC Initial Test.

PAK Army Ranks Prepared fully update notes of the initial test of PAK Army TCC. By preparing these notes you can easily pass the initial test from intelligence test to interview.

  • This book instructs you from A to Z what you have to do before giving an intelligence Test, Physical Test, Medical Test, and interview.
  • Academic test is the most important part of the TCC Initial test and this book will help you to clear this test easily.
  • This book contains quick maths TRICKS which asked in the interview of initial or ISSB.
  • To order online click on the given below PAK Army Ranks TCC Study Note Book Button.


Shortlisted candidates from AS & RC will receive notice for ISSB Test through the website as well as call up later at the home address as candidates mentioned in their ISSB form.

After a successful interview at As & RCs, Shortlisted candidates will receive notice for ISSB Test through the website as well as by Call Up Latter on candidates given home address.

Final Medical Examination

ISSB recommended Candidates will undergo a final medical examination carried out by nearby CMHS. Final Selection will be made on merit. Selecte3d candidates will receive joining the latter for Academic and Military training.

Pak Army TCC Academic

DisciplineDiscipline Duration 4 Years at
Mechatronics EngineeringCollege of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Rawalpindi (NUST)
Mechanical EngineeringCollege of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Rawalpindi (NUST)
Electrical EngineeringCollege of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Rawalpindi (NUST)
Electrical (Telecommunication) EngineeringMilitary College of Signals Rawalpindi (NUST)
Computer Systems EngineeringCollege of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Rawalpindi (NUST)
Computer Software EngineeringMilitary College of Signals Rawalpindi (NUST)
Civil EngineeringMilitary College of Engineering Risalpur (NUST)
Aeronautical EngineeringCollege of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur (NUST)

Military Training of PAK Army Technical Cadet Course TCC Candidates a duration of one-year military training at PMA Kakul. After a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Degree from given above academic discipline.

Related:- Join Pakistan Armed Forces

Required Documents for TCC at AS & RC

The following Documents are required at the time of registration at AS & RC.

  • Original Certificate / Detailed Marks Sheet (Result Card) of Matric / FSc or Equivalent certificate.
  • For the ‘O’ Level  & ’A’ Level, the candidate has to submit the Equivalence Certificate issued by IBCC.
  • Computerized National Identity Card )CNIC) for the age of 18 years and above.
  • Computerized Form “B” with Guardian’s Computerized National Identity Card CNIC (Father or Mother). Candidates who are less than the minimum age of 18 years.
  • One set of all attested photocopies of the above-mentioned documents.
  • 6 Colour Photos (duly attested on front and back) by Principal or from Class-1 Gazetted Officer.

Related:- PMA Long Course

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