Cadet College Hasan Abdal

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Cadet College Hasan Abdal
Cadet College Hasan Abdal-Monogram.png
Second to None
Hasan Abdal, District Attock, Punjab (Pakistan)
Opened 1954
Principal Major Gen (rtd) Najeeb Tariq
Area 98 acres (400,000 m2)
Colour(s) Blue
Demonym Abdalians
Wings(Houses) 6

Cadet College, Hasan Abdal (CCH) (Urdu/Pashto : کیڈٹ کالج )ّّّّّ is a residential secondary school located in Hasan Abdal, Attock District, Punjab, Pakistan. The college has over 500 students and can be described as a preparatory secondary school for ages 13-18.[1] Each class has around 110 students.[2] The main aim of the academic program is training students to become military officers in the future for the Pakistani Military. The college has a distinctly Muslim curriculum and foreign students must follow the Muslim education.[3]

Matriculation/Secondary School Certificate Course[edit]

English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Computer Sciences.

GCE’O’ Level[edit]

The subjects taught by the College the are as follows: English, Urdu, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies. All O Level students appear in these subjects at the culmination of 3 years. Many students however appear in additional subjects, limited support is also available for teaching for these subjects and the College fully supports the students in these endeavours. The highest score achieved to date is 14A's.

Intermediate (Pre-Medical)[edit]

English, Urdu, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies.

Intermediate (Pre-Engineering)[edit]

English, Urdu, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies.

GCE’A’ Level[edit]

English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Urdu


Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is the first-ever Cadet College in Pakistan. It was established by the Punjab government and initiated by General Muhammad Ayub Khan (the then Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army) originally to serve as a feeder institution to the Services Academies. For this purpose, the Military Wings were started in 1952 in Government College, Sahiwal, and Islamia College, Peshawar. When the buildings were completed (at their present location), the Military Wings were shifted to Hasan Abdal, and the Cadet College started functioning as Punjab Cadet College in April 1954. In 1960, the government created a Board of Governors to exercise administrative control over the college,Hugh Catchpole,which was the founding Principal of the college.


The college prepares boys for the secondary school and intermediate examinations conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi. The exams prepared for are General Certificate of Education "O Levels" and "A Levels", which follow a similar format to the GCSEs used in the UK.[4]


The college is divided into 6 wings.

Colours Wing Named after
Light blue Jinnah Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Red Haider Caliph Ali (whose epithet was 'Haider')
Maroon Iqbal Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Navy Blue Omar Caliph Omar
Yellow Liaqat Liaquat Ali Khan
Dark green Aurangzeb Aurangzeb Alamgir

Student life[edit]

Students attending Cadet College, Hasan Abdal are called cadets. They take part in sports such as: field hockey, football, basketball, swimming, volleyball, squash, tennis, and horse riding, alongside their academic courses. The courses offered are: GCE O'Levels, GCE A'Levels and Matriculation. F.Sc(both pre-med iCal and pre-engineerjng). Fitness activities include: gymnastics, jogging and running while physical training (PT) is conducted in the morning and sports in the evening. Students are also taught drills. Classes are conducted in the morning and preps (Individual Silent Study Periods) at night. The strenuous routine ensures good physical stature as well as academic excellence. The routine is a structured daily regime to promote maximum performance by the students.


Cadet College Hasanabdal - 1993

The college is spread over approximately 98 acres (400,000 m2). Buildings on the property include: a mosque, a two-story Education Block, College Hall (known as Naeem Hall, in memory of ex-cadet Captain Naeem Akhtar (Shaheed)), six hostels called wings, two cadets' messes (known as Khatlani Hall and Hussain Shah Hall in memory respectively of ex-cadet Lt. Ahmed Farooq Khatlani (Shaheed) and ex-cadet Lt. Hussain Shah (Shaheed)), a swimming pool, a 16-bed hospital, the Administrative Block, a Workshop, and Hobbies Block. Sports facilities include two squash courts and a number of football, hockey, cricket, basketball grounds as well as a horse-back riding ground. The college has residential accommodations for the teaching and administrative staff who are based within the college walls.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ User, Super. "FAQ". Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  2. ^ DrJGreig, Super. "CCH class size". Retrieved 2016-01-26. 
  3. ^ FAQ #5 ''''Is there any relaxation for Foreigners to skip Urdu-Islamiat Paper?'''' A. No, Urdu-Islamiyat Paper is compulsory, and no alternative subject is allowed. The candidates from overseas must qualify in this paper. However, Islamiyat Paper can be attempted in English as well. The Non-Muslim candidates may leave out the Islamiyat part of the Paper.
  4. ^ "UK Education System | Study in the UK". International Student. Retrieved 2016-01-26. 


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Coordinates: 33°49′09″N 72°40′38″E / 33.819161°N 72.677211°E / 33.819161; 72.677211