THE FIRST INDUCTION
In 1952, the first entry of 100 boys was selected from East and West Pakistan . Of the 100 chosen, 02 boys did not join the School. On the last day of February the first batch of new boys arrived. A large group came on the Chennab Express from Karachi . Others arrived in small groups from other places and 28 came by Bristol Freighter aircraft from East Pakistan .The course beginning from class VII was to be culminated in Senior Cambridge after 5 years from the Overseas Cambridge University, UK. However, the boys were allowed to opt for the National System of Education culminating in Matriculation from Rawalpindi Board. It was decided that the first three entries would not be bonded to join PAF. The present day School Sick Quarters (SSQ) served as the first Academic Block.
THE ADMISSION PROCESS
Admission to the College is made in Class VIII for the Flying Branch of PAF according to the conditions given below:
- Age: The candidates must be over 11 ½ years and under 13 ½ years of age on 1st January 2021. No relaxation, whatsoever, in the age limit is permitted.
- Qualification: During selection the candidate must have passed Class VII by the time of admission (April 2021). Candidates of Cambridge System are also eligible to apply.
- Citizenship: Candidate must be a male citizen of Pakistan or Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
The selection process consists of the following three phases:
Phase-I Entrance / Written Test
Phase-II Intelligence Test / Preliminary Medical Examination / Interview
Phase-III Final Medical Examination by Central Medical Board (CMB)
Phase-I Entrance / Written Test
The eligible candidates are required to appear for the following written tests:
- General Science & Math 02 Hours
- English & Urdu 02 Hours
All the tests are conducted on the same day at the centres opted by the candidates. The use of calculator in the Mathematics paper is not permitted. For the convenience of both English and Urdu medium boys, the Mathematics and General Science papers may be attempted either in English or Urdu.
Syllabi for Written Test
The test is a competitive examination. While by and large the questions in the subjects concerned are based on the syllabi in vogue in various Textbook Boards in Pakistan, questions may be set in any form in any paper maintaining the basic features of the prescribed syllabi in each subject.
Phase-II (a) Intelligence Test
Candidates qualifying the written test are required to appear in Intelligence test. This determines the IQ of a candidate.
Phase-II (b) Preliminary Medical Examination
Candidates qualifying the intelligence test are called for preliminary medical examination. This test takes place at PAF Information & Selection Centers and PAF College Sargodha, observing the basic medical standards for Flying Branch of Pakistan Air Force. The candidate should free from deformities of hands, feet, spine and chest e.g. Hallus Valgus (inward rotation of the toe), Flat Feet (feet not having normal curve), Knocking Knees (knees striking with each other while standing erect or running), Overriding of to etc. The visual and hearing systems should be in perfect condition. Moreover, the candidate should not be affected by skin and dental diseases. The Torso Height should fall between the laid down upper and lower limits for the Flying Branch. There should be no squint, defective vision and colour blindness.
Important: The candidate must have 6/6 eye sight without glasses. Candidates, who wear glasses, should not apply. Opinion of PAF Medical officer conducting the tests is final. No appeal in this regard is admissible.
Phase-II (c) Interview
Successful candidates in intelligence test and preliminary medical examination are to appear for interview which will be conducted by an Interview Board. The candidate is asked questions about the basic general / subject knowledge. The Board determines the candidate’s personality, character traits, comprehension, expression, emotional stability and confidence of the candidate.
Phase-III Final Medical Examination (CMB)
Candidates selected in interview are called for the Final Medical Tests at PAF Hospitals Islamabad, Sargodha and Karachi. PAF’s Central Medical Board (CMB) examines the candidates thoroughly according to the requirements of Flaying Branch. The decision of Central Medical Board (CMB) is Final and no appeal against the decision is entertained.
Candidates who qualify the CMB are included in the merit list for the final selection. There is no provision of reserved seats or quota of any kind at this institution. The calls up letter along with joining instructions are sent to the successful candidates only.