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Admin and Special Duty Branch of PAF

Are you searching job to join the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and serve your country with pride and honor? The PAF offers various career opportunities, in the Admin and Special Duty Branch for officers though Short Service Commission (SSC) and Combat Support Course (CSC).

In this article, we will explore the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, test pattern, test syllabus, and important interview questions for these coveted positions. Admin and Special Duty Branch is basically two types of commission, one is permanent commission of A&SD and the other is through SSC or CSC.

  • Start Date of Online Registration in Admin & Special Duty through SSC: 16 Aug, 2023
  • Last Date of Online Registration in Admin & Special Duty through SSC: 16 Aug, 2023

Eligibility Criteria in Admin and Special Duty Branch

If you want to apply commission in Pakistan Air Force through Admin and Special Duty Branch through CSC or SSC then you must fulfill the following criteria before doing online registration at PAF official website.

  • Nationality: Pakistani Males Only
  • Marital Status: Unmarried / Married
  • Age: 18 to 30 Years Old
  • Height: 163 cm (or 5′ 4″)
  • Training Period: 06 Months (24 Weeks)
  • Initial Rank: Flying Officer
  • Type of Commission in PAF: Short Service Commission / Combat Support Course
  • Educational Qualification: BS Science Subjects (04 Years), BS (Civil Engineering), or with minimum Second Division/ BE (Civil Engineering) with minimum CGPA 2.5 out of 4 from Pakistan/ Foreign University recognized by HEC.
  • Note: All degrees must have FSc Background.
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Test Pattern of PAF Admin & Special Duty Branch

In the initial tests of Pakistan Air Force Admin & Special Duty Branch which have been used till now include Intelligence test and Academic Test. Detail of initial tests is given below;

Types of TestsTotal QuestionsTotal TimePassing %Age
Intelligence Test10040 Min50%
Academic Test7535 Min50%

Past Papers of PAF Initial Tests

Test Syllabus of Admin & Special Duty Branch of PAF

Syllabus for the initial tests of PAF Admin and Special Branch through SSC or CSC include multiple topics and techniques in Verbal, Non-Verbal Intelligence Test and in Academic Paper. Detail of each subjects given below;

  1. Intelligence Test:
    • Verbal Intelligence Test
      • Series Completion Test
        • In this type of test, generally- a series is given in which a figure, a digit, a letter or a word is missing either at the end or somewhere in between, The candidates are required to insert it Sometimes a few choices are also given at the end of the question as alternative answer and the candidates are instructed to simply write down the serial number of the correct choice.
      • Tests of Analogies
        • This test is, in fact mathematical in nature. In this test, there exists a certain type of relationship between two objects or ideas. The missing .object or idea can be provided by establishing the same kind of relationship between the third and the fourth object.
      • Relationship Between Pair of Items
        • In this test, the candidate will notice that there is certain relationship between the pairs of the words.
      • Jumbled Spelling Items
        • This is a very simple test in which only jumbled spellings of some very common words are given and the candidates are required to think out-the correct word arid write it. Sometimes for the convenience of the candidates some hints about the nature of the word are also given.
      • Coding Decoding Types Tests
        • To give code values to letters of alphabet. In the Army services Perfect secrecy is required regarding the information relating to the movement or operation of the PAF. For this purpose, sometimes secret messages have to be sent in code, and the same have to be decoded. It is, therefore, necessary that the candidates should be in a position to find key to the code. This test can be very easily solved, if the entire alphabets are first written and then, by composing the real and artificial value of letters, establish the relationship or pattern of the code. For this purpose, generally alphabets are printed on the answer sheet for the use of the candidate.
      • Coding & Decoding with Maths Artificial Digits
        • In this type of intelligence test, the digits don’t carry their real value, but they are allocated artificial values. These artificial values are allotted to the digits according to set principle which can be very easily discerned by the candidates if a careful observation is made.
      • MCQs or Best Choice Tests
        • This is a very simple test in which an incomplete statement is followed by five or six alternative choices as answers. The candidate is required to select one or more appropriate choice of answers that completes the questions or the statement.
      • Test Items of Same Class or Category
        • In this test, the candidates are given a group of words. Some of the words in this group belong to one particular class but one or more words do not belong that class. The candidates are required to simply pick such word or words which do not belong that particular class.
      • Synonyms or having Same Meanings
        • In this test, the candidates are given pairs of words with the same meaning. But a certain pairs are such that the meaning of the two words in the pair is not the same. Here the candidates have to pick a pair of the words which don’t have the same meaning and write down the number of that pairs.
      • Words Antonyms Test
        • In this test also some pairs of words are given which have opposite meanings, but a certain pair is such that it is of a different nature. The candidates are required to simply pick out such a pair and write down its serial number.
    • Non-Verbal Intelligence Test
      • Relationship of figures, which may be either (a) functional or (b) spatial.
      • Drawing figures, especially human figures,
      • Completing pictures and patterns.
      • Analyzing space relationship from diagrams (two dimensional),
      • Analyzing cube relationship.
      • Drawing lines through figures to break them up into given section, as in Minnesota paper form board test.
      • Mechanical relationship, tracing relationship of interlocking gears-pulleys, shown in pictorial form.
      • Memory for design
  2. Academic Test
    • Physics
      • Motion: Types of motion, such as uniform motion, non-uniform motion, and accelerated motion. It also covers the concepts of force, momentum, and energy.
      • Work, Power, and Energy: The relationship between work, power, and energy. It also covers the different forms of energy, such as kinetic energy, potential energy, and thermal energy.
      • Heat and Thermodynamics: The concept of heat and its transfer. It also covers the different laws of thermodynamics, such as the first law of thermodynamics and the second law of thermodynamics.
      • Light: The nature of light, its properties, and its propagation. It also covers the different phenomena of light, such as reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
      • Sound: The nature of sound, its properties, and its propagation. It also covers the different phenomena of sound, such as reflection, refraction, and diffraction.
      • Electricity and Magnetism: The concepts of electricity and magnetism, and their relationship. It also covers the different laws of electricity and magnetism, such as the law of electrostatics and the law of magnetism.
      • Waves: The nature of waves, their properties, and their propagation. It also covers the different types of waves, such as mechanical waves and electromagnetic waves.
      • Modern Physics: The concepts of relativity, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. It also covers the different discoveries and theories of modern physics.
    • Business Administration
    • Basic Terms of Physics, Maths, and BBA/ MBA/ Administration, Management,
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FAQs about Admin & Special Duty Branch of PAF

No, the age limit criteria are applicable to all candidates regardless of their geographical location.

Yes, females are encouraged to apply for these positions and contribute to the PAF’s excellence.

Interested candidates can apply online through the official Pakistan Air Force website or visit the nearest PAF recruitment center for further guidance.

Yes, there are reserved seats for minorities, and they are encouraged to apply to promote diversity within the force.

The officer training duration varies, but it typically ranges from six to nine months, depending on the specific course and training requirements.