Inter Services Selection Board

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Inter-Services Selection Board
ISSB logo.gif
AbbreviationISSB
MottoWe Select Defenders of Pakistan
Formation1952; 67 years ago (1952)[1]
HeadquartersKohat
Location
Region served
Pakistan
Official language
Urdu
English
Parent organization
Pakistan Armed Forces
Websiteissb.com.pk

The Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) is a committee for the selection of commissioned officers in the armed forces of Pakistan, Army, Navy and Air Force.

Overview[edit]

ISSB selection is made on the basis of five days of psychological screening[3] to test the ability, aptitude and personality of a candidate.[4] The tests are held in any one of the four centers, namely Kohat, Gujranwala, Quetta and Malir.[5]

Candidates who pass the selection procedure qualify, provided that they pass a medical test,[4] to undergo officer training at military academies, primarily the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul,[6] the Pakistan Naval Academy in Manora[7] and the Pakistan Air Force Academy in Risalpur.[8]

Coaching for the tests is not officially allowed, but nevertheless many academies do exist for this purpose, often run by retired army and ISSB officers.[9]

The first Sikh passed the board's selection procedure in 2005,[10] the first Hindu in 2006[11] and the first women also in 2006 so This is our Army Which refers only one moto All are equal and All are ready to die for country "Serve Thy Nation" Death Before Disgrace.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Inter-Services Selection Board. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.issb.com.pk/contact.html
  3. ^ http://issbguide.com/issb-5-days-schedule-day-by-day/
  4. ^ a b Mazurek, Kas; Margret A. Winzer (1994). Comparative studies in special education. Gallaudet University Press. p. 149. ISBN 978-1-56368-027-4.
  5. ^ "General information". Inter Services Selection Board. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  6. ^ The Pakistan review. Ferozsons. 12: 28. 1964. ISSN 0031-0077. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ The Detective. East Pakistan Police Co-operative Society. 11: 3. 1966. OCLC 27132648. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Cheema, Pervaiz Iqbal (2002). The armed forces of Pakistan. Allen & Unwin. pp. 106–107. ISBN 978-1-86508-119-9.
  9. ^ "Getting commissioned in forces a dream come true for many". Daily Times. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Sikh becomes an officer in Pak Army". The Times of India. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Pak army recruits first Hindu cadet". The Times of India. 25 September 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  12. ^ "Young women keen to join Pakistan army". The Peninsula. 21 July 2006. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2010.

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