Introduction of General Duty Pilot

GDP means, General Duty Pilot in Pakistan Air Force. Basic role of PAF GD Pilot is to work as a fighter pilot. Pilot has different roles as per capability and duties in the service. 

Pilots fly different Aircraft like F16, JF-17 Thunder, F-7P, Mirage, Mushaq, C-130, Falcon Jet, and other transport Aircraft like IL-17 etc. 

How to become a Pilot?. Now, It is quite easy to become a General Duty Pilot if you qualify the following tests. 

Achieving 100% results in the following tests means that you are fully prepared but if your result comes less than 100% then you need a lot of practice here.  

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If you prepare all the tests as per given guidelines then it will your 100% success in the academic as well as in iSSB as well. General Syllabus of GDP Initial tests includes the following subjects: 

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Eligibility Criteria for Joining PAF as General Duty Pilot (GDP)

  • Max Age : 16 to 22 Years
  • Nationality : Male citizens of Pakistan
  • Marital Status : Single/ Unmarried
  • Height : Male: 5 feet and 4 Inches/ 163 cm (Check your weight HERE)
  • Vision/ Eyesight: 6/6 Without Glasses

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  • Candidate must be in possession of Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or Computerized Form “B”. 
  • Candidates with dual nationality will have to surrender their foreign nationality before joining the course.

Educational Qualification for GDP (General Duty Pilot)

  • A candidate must have passed FSc (Part I & II) with at least 60% aggregate marks in any one of the following:
  • FSc (Pre Engg / Pre-Medical / Computer Science)
  • FSc with Physics and any two subjects i.e Statistics, Maths, Computer Science or Biology
  • A- Level with Physics and Maths or Biology (O- Level in five subjects).

Tests and Syllabus to Join PAF as General Duty Pilot (GDP)

There are three types of tests for General Duty Pilot (GDP) which includes Intelligence Tests, English Tests and Physics Tests. Test Pattern for GDP Tests is given below in detail: 

  • Intelligence Test (Verbal Intelligence Test + Non- Verbal Intelligence Test with 100 Total questions in 40 Minutes) 
  • English Test (Total 100 Questions of MCQs in 40 Min) 
  • Physics Tests (Total 75 MCQs in 35 Minutes) 

GDP Past Papers (Part-1)

GDP Past Papers (Part-2)

GDP Past Papers (Part-3)

Initial Tests of GDP (General Duty Pilot) in PAF

Following tests includes past experience of the students which are PAF GD Pilot requirements in the initial tests. Moreover, those who appear in the initial tests of GDP from different PAF Information and Selection Centres. All past papers have been included in the given tests. 

100% securing marks means you are confident to pass the tests. Once the test ends then restart the same test for more new questions. keep on practice and Good Luck.

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Basic procedure to become General Duty Pilot (GDP)

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How can we join PAF as a General Duty Pilot?

In simple words we can define a General Duty Pilot is one who fly a fighter jet aircraft in Pakistan Air Force. Pakistan Air Force always tried her best to select best personality having multiple qualities to fly with most modern PAF aircraft

Those candidates who think that they can qualify the prerequisites of General Duty Pilot, they can appear in the Intelligence and their academic tests which are given below.

Last Date of Online Registration is 13 April, 2024

After selection of basic tests, candidates have to appear in ISSB for qualifying their personality and physical tests. Pakistan Air Force provides high professional and academic training at PAF Academy Risalpur where a cadet learns all basic with advance training and starts his journey to fly above the sky.

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Pakistan Air Force offers best opportunity to have a bright future, bright career and well experiences that help you to build a successful career. 

PAF Cadet who takes high positon in academic as well as in physical drill gets Sword of Honour at the day of passing our parade.

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Basic selection criteria and educational qualification is given below. All academic tests syllabus and guidance are available in the below link. Notes are also available for each subjects after MCQs tests.

Pakistan Air Force offers multiple jobs in different branches as PAF Officers, PAF Airman / Airwoman, PAF Civilians. In officers’ branch, education qualifications required from FSc level to Master MS Level.

PAF jobs are available at matric level also as PAF Airman / Airwoman. In which males and females can also apply for their bright future. 

All equal facilities are given to the individuals like; Free accommodation, free messing, free married accommodation, medical facilities of self and family including parents.

If you are interested to apply in PAF as permanent commission and want to check current PAF Advertisement then see the detail below and then apply for online registration accordingly.

If you want to apply in other forces then see the below links;

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Online Qualifying Tests of General Duty Pilot

PAF GD pilot tests are given below which help to pass the initial tests very easily.

After qualifying initial tests, candidates have to appear in initial medical examination at the recruitment & selection centres. Those who qualifies medical tests appear in initial interview for further process of ISSB.

Important Questions for Interview

ISSB Tests Preparation

Those students who qualify the initial tests can qualify ISSB tests easily. If you want to know about your personality before appearing in ISSB then do contact us so that you may perform in the most efficient way at ISSB Centres like Kohat, Gujranwala or Karachi.

Last Date of PAF Registration as a General Duty Pilot (GDP)-2024

  • Last date of registration for GD (P) is : 13 April, 2024

How to Apply for Online Registration of General Duty Pilot (GDP)?

If you qualify the above criteria to Join PAF as General Duty Pilot, and want to register yourself for appearing in the tests of GDP then click below and register yourself online before the last date of registration. Registration will be closed after due date.

|Apply Here for Online Registration|

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In Pakistan, one type of a pilot is called General Duty Pilot (GDP) who always fly a fighter jet aircraft like F16, JF17 Thunder, Mirage, A5, J10c, F7-PG etc. These pilot remain always in front of the border to face the aerial attacks. 

While other type of pilots are those who only fly transport aircraft like C130, T37, Falcon 20, Saab 2000, ZDK-03, IL78, CN 35, Y12, Air Bus A310, Boeing 707, Cesna Citation v, Gulf Stream IV, Phenom 100, K-8, MFi-17 etc.   

Both male and female can apply to become general duty pilot. They must be citizen of Pakistan, must be unmarried, age must be between 16-22.

A PAF GD pilot salary in Pakistan is approximately above 200000/- in Pak Rupees.

Flying officer is the second rank of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). There are different branches of commissioning where any cadet is given this rank. For getting this rank one must apply in PAF as a commissioned officer.

In Pakistan Air Force, the head of PAF who commands this organization called Chief of Air Staff which is the highest rank and post of PAF.

In Pakistan Air Force, after PAF GD pilot training, the lowest rank exists in three different categories like; at Commissioned level, the lowest rank is Pilot Officer, at Airman Level, the lowest rank is Leading Aircraft man, and at Civilian level, the lowest rank is class-IV who may be lascar or sanitary worker.

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