ISSB Initial And Physical Test Complete Guide For 2023

Written by Awais Bhatti

What is the issb initial test is a question that most people ask? If any candidate either girl or a boy wants to join Pakistan Army, Navy or Air Force. Inter services selection board full form of ISSB conducts test known as “Initial Test” for recruitment in armed forces of Pakistan. Aspirants have to apply online through the respective forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) official site when the courses are offered. ISSB call letter for 2021 will be provided to candidates by ISSB containing test date, test center and all other necessary details. Candidates have to fill up the ISSB initial bio data form available on the armed forces sites for the ISSB initial test registration very carefully to prevent any error in ISSB call letters of 2021.

The ISSB initial test is mandatory for both commissioned officer as well as for a soldier post applicant. Issb physical test is also explained in detail below. If you want to know in detail what is issb? You can check this post.

ISSB Initial Test Preparation

Before starting the ISSB initial test preparation one must know what is included in ISSB initial test. This will help to understand how he/she should start ISSB test preparation online. ISSB initial test basically comprises of four parts each part is briefly explained below. The four stages of ISSB initial test are:

  • ISSB Initial Written Test / ISSB Online
  • ISSB Initial Physical Test
  • ISSB Initial Medical Test
  • ISSB Initial Interview

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ISSB Online Test / ISSB Written Test

ISSB initial written test is also called the ISSB online test. The reason because ISSB initial test is conducted online on the computer screen having MCQ type questions. This ISSB online test comprises of three sections which are further explained below in detail. The three sections are:

  • ISSB Initial Verbal Intelligence Test
  • ISSB Initial Non Verbal Intelligence Test
  • ISSB Subjective Or Academic Test

ISSB Initial Verbal Intelligence Test

In ISSB Initial verbal intelligence test, there are usually 96 MCQ type questions with the time given for that is 35 minutes. And sometimes 80 questions with 30 minutes of time are given. This test contains all questions of verbal intelligence so candidates should have a strong grip on verbal intelligence questions. Passing criteria for this test is 50%.Passing this test is mandatory to appear in the next stage of test. A candidate can relax a little bit if passed the ISSB initial verbal intelligence test with 50% marks before appearing in the next stage of the ISSB initial test. Check out a in detail about ISSB Verbal Intelligence Test. You can find many sources for ISSB test preparation online.

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ISSB Initial Non Verbal Intelligence Test

The next stage of initial test is ISSB initial non verbal intelligence test. You can only appear in this test if you scored 50% in the first verbal intelligence test. The ISSB non verbal test is pictorial based test. As it allows the some analysis of candidate so it is preferred. This test has some extra time than the first one. There are 80 questions with 40 minutes. And sometimes 64 questions in 30 minutes. Aspirants need to pass this test also to proceed to next stage of ISSB initial test. Unfortunately, if you are unable to pass the test, you need to go and leave the test center. And you are considered failed in the ISSB screening test.

ISSB Subjective or Academic Test

The ISSB initial test varies for different course. Especially Subjective section is different from the others. All other sections are almost same. This test includes 50 questions related to your 5 subjects and time limit is 25 minutes to complete the test. Like all above test, this test must also be passed to proceed further. This test contains the questions from the following subjects.

  • Math
  • English
  • Physics/Chemistry/Biology (Depending upon the course)
  • Pak Studies
  • General Knowledge(Science Group)
  • Islamiat

ISSB Initial Physical Test

Upon successful completion of ISSB online test. Candidate have to go to the invigilator and ask for the ISSB initial physical test date and stamp. In some cases 2-3 days are provided. But mostly they call for the initial physical test on the very next day. Following tests are held on the ISSB initial physical fitness test:

  • Running Test 2.2 Km in 8 minutes
  • Chin ups 3 repetition in 2 minutes
  • Push-ups 15 repetition in 2 minutes
  • Sit ups 15 repetition in 2 minutes
  • Ditch crossing 7 feet jump

If candidate passes all these tests, he/she are given the ISSB  initial medical test date. In case fails, a ISSB initial re-physical test date or rejection in signed.


ISSB Initial Medical Test

The ISSB initial medical test is a small scale medical test that checks the following things:

  • Weight according to BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Height 5.4 feet minimum
  • Chest (breath and un breah gap 5cm)
  • Knee Knocking (should not strike)
  • Flat Foot
  • Bone checking
  • Nose and Ear
  • Blood Pressure
  • Eyesight (Power) and Color Blindness

Note: If candidate have issues in medical, they refer it to CMH/MH/ or PAF hospital for proper checkup. That is free of charge. Only if medical is clear candidate is given a date for interview.

ISSB Initial Interview

ISSB Initial Interview are conducted at respective forces center. Additional instructions are to prepare for general knowledge and subjective questions. Along with your basic introduction. And make sure your looks are decent. Also prepare for the question that why you want to join this force? Only passing students gets the ISSB bio data Form. And need to do ISSB form filling in 2-3 weeks and submit back to center.

ISSB Past Papers PDF

We will try to provide you a pdf file contains the questions from ISSB past papers ASAP. This file will also contain some word association test ISSB questions and some ISSB psychological test questions as well. This will also contain a complete guide about mechanical aptitude test of ISSB. If you want ISSB past papers in pdf do let us know through comment.

Hope this article will help you for ISSB initial test preparation. If you have any query do let us know. We will be more than happy to help you out. Your feedback and suggestions are highly appreciated. Do follow us on other social platforms as well to stay connected with us. Thanks for your love and support.

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