Life in PMA (Pakistan Military Academy)

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1 term=6months

First Term Training in Pakistan Military Academy Kakul

👉1. First Day

The selected candidates report on the given day. Every new cadet enters the PMA Kakul gate with the dreams of becoming General in the future. But very soon, their dreams come to end when they are welcomed by the senior cadets in the academy.

The journey of first 6 months start with the cadets punishments in the academy. This is why Pakistan military academy training is famous for. The luggage and suitcases, which the new cadets were carrying with them, become the big burden for them.

During the first face to face meeting with the seniors, the new cadets try to make them friends but they don't know soon these seniors are going to slay them. The seniors are famous for shouting and ragging in the academy.

👉2. PMA Kakul Ragging

One of my friends was welcomed by the seniors, they said to him to carry his huge suitcase on the head and run 1 km with this condition. You can better guess his condition after running 1 km. You also have seen such punishment in drama Aik the Marium.

There are also PMA Kakul training videos of cadets on the internet as well. These become the memorial moments for these new cadets which they will really miss for their whole life. Many new cadets are ordered to do front rolls or sing a song at the top of their voice as punishments.

👉3. Fauji hair cut

Fauji hair cut is the start of the cadet life. The army cadets are given a proper hair cut in the academy. The new cadets are also given the required uniforms and other accessories which they would be required in their two years of training. Beside punishments, these seniors also guide the new cadets about academy life and rules.

Every cadet gets a weekly haircut in PMA training for the whole 2 years.

👉4. PT periods

The PT is a must for the cadets of PMA Kakul as it helps them in warming up for the upcoming entire day activities. The day starts with PT in the academy. The Ist term cadets have to complete 1 mile in 6 minutes and 30 seconds.

After a mile, they undergo different exercises which involve chin ups, push ups, sit-ups, rope climbing and horse jumping.

PT is performed under the experienced physical training staff of Kakul academy.

👉5. Academic studies

Most people think that in PMA Kaul academy there is only physical training. But actually, this is not true. A cadet also learns different academic subjects during these 2 years. Computer Science, Mathematics, Political Science and History are the major subjects.

At the end of each semester, there held examinations. These examinations help in a getting Bachelors degree for a cadet which is awarded to cadets before the passing out parade day.

➡Military Training in PMA Kakul for Ist Term

The military training is imparted in the cadets by the indoor tutorials and in the form of the following different outdoor exercises.

👉6. Basic drill

The purpose of the drill is to create discipline among the cadets. In the first 6 months, there is just a basic drill for the cadets. The drill is commonly called as Parade. You all have done the parade in your school life. And you all have also seen the passing out parades on TV.

👉7. Saluting test

The salute is one of the reasons for many boys and girls to join Pak army. Yes, this is the salute which you get from your juniors in the army and this thing makes you proud that you are one of the leaders of the best army in the world.

There is a PMA drill staff that tells you how to do a salute. The adjutants are the drill officers (usually major) which are responsible for the discipline training of the cadets in the academy.

The adjutants check the all the discipline performance of the cadet including this saluting test. You all have seen adjutant on the horse in the passing out parades.

👉8. Navigation and Patrolling Exercises

The patrolling and navigation are the basic military tactics. For becoming a good officer, a cadet must have a good command on these. For patrolling activity, the cadets are divided into different small groups. In this exercise, the cadets learn how to make a combat patrol. Full war atmosphere is provided along with tanks in this exercise.

In navigation exercise, the cadets learn map reading tactics and the use of other navigation tools like a compass which helps them how to move from one place to other.

There is a section commander (major) which is responsible for the military training of the cadets. He briefs these military tactics and exercises.

👉9. Small Weapons Training

The cadets learn how to use small arms in the first six months. The experienced weapon training staff for cadets of Pakistan military academy guides them handling of these small arms.

🚩2nd Term in PMA Kakul for Training of Cadets🚩

The second term is good in terms of adventures because boxing and Yarmouk exercises are not less than the adventures in PMA training.

PMA Training in Second Term

As the first term ends, there is a term break to relax the cadets because the second term is going to be hard as compared to the first term. The military training gains some pace in the second term.

As far concerned with the academics subjects, the cadets learn the higher level of different subjects as compared to the first term. The following covers all the activities in the second term.

👉1. PT Exercise

The PT also continues in the second term. In the second term, the cadets have to complete the 1 mile in 6 minutes and 20 seconds. Besides this, the number of chin-ups, push-ups, set ups also increase in this term.

👉2. Cadets Punishments and Ragging

When a cadet goes in the second term, he becomes the mid-term cadet and a senior cadet to first term cadets. Now, he has the right to punish his juniors for not obeying the discipline of the Kakul academy.

The Pak army cadets of second term also welcome the first term cadets like they were once welcomed. They welcome the new cadets by different types of ragging. The cadets punishments are one of the best things that a senior enjoys, but a junior bears.

👉3. Academics

As a future officer of the army, the cadets of Pakistan army must know about the National and International Affairs. For this purpose, the subject of international affairs is introduced in the second term. Global political system, foreign policy importance, the concept of nationalism, geography strategy, laws of armed conflict are covered in this subject.

Moreover History, Economics and Management Sciences are also cover as course subjects in the second term.

➡2nd Term's Military Training

The following different military training exercises are introduced to cadets in the second term.

👉4. Boxing

The second term comprises of this brutal activity in cadets training. You all have seen boxing on the TV but this boxing is different from the natural boxing. The temperament, courage, and patience of the boxing candidates are checked in PMA.

In this type of boxing, the first boxer does not allow punching and he remains inactive while the second boxer is allowed to punch and attacked him. When the second boxer completes his punching, then the first boxer is allowed to punch the second boxer in a given time. In this way, the patience of the boxing cadets is checked.

Beside this, there is also a usual boxing match between the two candidates which consists of 5 rounds. The cadets punch each other without defending themselves. If you want to see real punches in the boxing match, then watch the PMA training videos of cadets on Dailymotion or Youtube.

👉5. Navigation Exercises

The navigation exercises also become advance in the second term. There is a 7-day map reading exercise for the army cadets. In this exercise, the cadets of PMA Kakul are given the different task to perform with the navigation tools like maps, compass etc.

👉6. Yarmouk Exercise

Yarmouk is considered the toughest exercise ever for cadets in PMA training. This exercise checks the cadet’s stamina and patience along with different abilities. The cadets go for this 5-day exercise in mountainous areas of Kakul academy and perform different tasks along with the journey of 135 km on feet.

One more thing all the cadets have to put a weight of 25 Kg on the shoulders for this exercise.

👉7. Advanced Weapons Training

The Pak army cadets are exposed to advanced weapons in this term. The cadets learn to fire AK 47 along with other weapons.

🚩Cadets' Training in 3rd Term in PMA Kakul🚩

👉👉PMA Kakul Training for Third Term' Cadets

👉1.Assault Course

Assault course becomes the part of PT training in the third term of PMA Kakul. This course comprises of the different set of hurdles. Hanging with the bar and then run towards the other hurdles liking walking on the ropes, jumping over the ditches etc.

The basic purpose of the assault course is the total physical fitness of a cadet.

👉2.Nine Mile Competition

The 9-mile competition consists of the exercise in which the cadets are required to run 9 miles or 14.5 km under 90 minutes. The weight of 8 kg is also carried by cadets on the shoulders in this exercise.

👉3.Defense and Attack Exercises

The 10 days are especially devoted to this exercise in this term. The cadets learn the defense and attack techniques in this exercise. The natural environment is provided with tanks, artillery and air support for this exercise to the cadets in the Pakistan military academy.

👉4.Map Reading Exercise

For becoming a good officer, a cadet must have a strong grip on map reading. Different tasks are given in this exercise to perform. The map reading exercise has a specific passing criterion for the cadets. The cadets have to meet this criterion for passing the map reading exercise tests.

👉5.Modern Weapons

The need of modern weapons is not only the war requirement but it also checks the abilities and courage of cadets to fire the ammunition with this advanced weapon. The cadets in PMA Kakul learn to fire RPG and other advanced weapons in Pakistan military academy.


This is another exercise in the third term for the cadets so that they can groom their fighting skills in a better way.

👉7.T.M Raiders

This exercise is named after the name of very famous Brigadier Tariq Mehmood who embraced martyrdom while jumping from the helicopter. There held a competition among different platoons in this exercise.

The platoons compete with each other in the war zone area by making different tactics like hideouts, capturing the cadet of another platoon etc for winning the competition in PMA Kakul.

🚩Cadets' Training in 4th Term in Pakistan Military Academy Kakul😑

In the last 2 months of the PMA training, the cadets undergo full preparation for the passing out day parade. All the moves done on the passing out day parade like PMA oath taking by the cadets, receiving of sword of honour from the Chief guest etc are fully practiced before the passing out day.

Remember, there is also a golden night before the passing out day in which all the juniors become senior and all the senior become junior for one night. This is the great way for the junior cadets to take the revenge of punishments from the senior cadets.

Well, this is the part of PMA traditions and it is enjoyed by both seniors and the juniors.

➡Training of Cadets of Pakistan Army in Fourth Term in Kakul

👉1.PMA Assault Course

Likewise the third term (third 6-months), Assault course also becomes the part of PT training in the fourth term of Kakul military academy.

This course comprises of the different set of hurdles. Hanging with the bar and then run towards the other hurdles liking walking on the ropes, jumping over the ditches etc. The commandant of cadets in PMA is the Major General. He is the head of the institute.

👉2..Nine Mile Competition in PMA Kakul

This is another same exercise from the third term. The 9-mile competition consists of the exercise in which the cadets are required to run 9 miles or 14.5 km under 90 minutes. The weight of 8 kg is also carried by cadets on the shoulders in this exercise.

👉3.Acid Test PMA

The acid test is the most difficult in all the PMA exercises. The acid test is used to check the stamina and endurance of the cadets. The cadets undergo long walk of 13.2 km in the hilly areas of Kakul with heavy weights, like logs and bags, on the shoulders.

Like every exercise, this exercise has also passing criteria. The passing criterion is 2 hours and 49 minutes. The cadets who complete this exercise within 2 hours and 49 minutes are succeeded in passing this exercise.

You can better guess the difficulty of this test from PMA Kakul location.

👉4.Passing Out Drill Preparation

Finally, the cadets get some leisure moments at the end of their 2- year training of Pakistan military training. The last 2 months of the 2-year training consists of passing out parade preparation. But for some cadets, these 2 months are also difficult as they take the passing out drill very hard.

👉5.Tutorial Discussion

The indoor tutorials are necessary before going to the outdoor exercises. The platoon commander gives the briefing to the cadets about every military exercise. The cadets are also required to participate in the process of briefing.

👉6.Academic Clubs

There is a variety of clubs in the PMA Kakul for grooming the cadets. The cadets of third and fourth terms are required to join anyone of these clubs because it is compulsory for them.

The academics club includes Camera club, Craftsmen club, Computer club, Fine arts club, Science club and Writer club. The platoon commander is responsible for assigning the clubs to the cadets at the end of the second term.

👉7.Outdoor Clubs

For making the healthy body along with the healthy minds, the cadets are also given adventure outdoor exercises in the clubs. Those cadets who want to jump from the planes join the Para club in PMA. The wish of becoming gliders leads the cadets to join the Gliding club.

Other clubs in Pakistan military academy are Shikar club, Rifle club, Frogman club, Karate club and many more.

8.Qiyadat Exercise

This is an important and the last exercise for the cadets in the final term. The cadets in this exercise undergo in the war like environment in which they learn all the military things like an ambush, defense and attack on the enemy. The Qiyadat exercise consists of 13 days.

Hence Finally got pass out!!!😍

Stay blessed😍

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