Cadet Colleges in Pakistan

Cadet Colleges are special school system of the Pakistan Armed Forces that act as feeder schools for the services officer training academies of the Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force.

They are specifically intended to prepare young students from a very broad range of socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds to pass the demanding physical, educational, psychological and behavioural standards of the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB). This is distinct from the purpose of regular cantonment schools intended to educate the children of service members.

The schools are overseen by the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.


This system was first established in the pre-Partition, pre-Independence era in order to support the push to indigenise the officer corps of the British Indian Army, a reward to the social classes that had provided loyal support for the British Empire's war efforts in the 1914-1918 First World War and which in return expected greater opportunities for participation at higher levels.

The very first to be established was the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College (RIMC) in March 1922 at Doon Valley which was then in Punjab Province (now the Indian state of Uttarkhand) following the severe difficulties in acceptance and adjustment faced by the first batch of South Asian cadets sent directly to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England.

RIMC was lost with the partition of the country and the army in August 1947 and became the Indian Republic's Rashtriya Indian Military College. The first cadet college to be built by the newly established Pakistan Army was the Punjab Cadet College Hasanabdal, Attock District in Punjab in 1954. Faujdarhat Cadet College was built in Chittagong, then East Pakistan in 1958.

In 1922 the British Indian Army also established the King George Royal Indian Military Schools (KGRIMS) at Jhelum and Jalandhar cantonments in Punjab Province for the separate purpose of providing education to the sons of the enlisted men and Other Ranks of the Army. After independence and partition the Jhelum campus was upgraded to the status of a military college and is known as Military College Jhelum.

The expansion of the Pakistan armed forces, and the broadening of the social base of its officers corps from the 1960s onwards has inevitably led to the expansion in the number of cadet colleges and their distribution around the country.

Names of Cadet Colleges in Pakistan

. Cadet Colleges In Punjab

  1. Cadet College Hasan Abdal, Punjab, Pakistan
  2. Military College Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan.
  3. Cadet College Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  4. Cadet College Choa Saidan Shah, Chakwal District , Punjab, Pakistan
  5. Cadet College Chakwal For Boys, Punjab, Pakistan
  6. Cadet College Chakwal For Girls, Punjab, Pakistan
  7. Cadet College Jhang, Punjab, Pakistan
  8. Cadet College Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
  9. Military College Murree, Punjab, Pakistan.
  10. Cadet College Pasrur, Punjab, Pakistan.
  11. Cadet College Fort Munro, D.G.Khan, Punjab, Pakistan.
  12. Cadet College Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan.
  13. Cadet College Kallar Kahar, Punjab, Pakistan.
  14. cadet college Fateh Jang, Punjab,Pakistan
  15. Cadet College Okara OKARA PUNJAB Pakistan

Cadet Colleges in GIlgit-Baltistan

  1. Cadet College Skardu
  2. Cadet College Chilas

Cadet Colleges In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  1. Cadet College Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  2. WAPDA Cadet College Tarbela(Military Recognized), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  3. Pakistan Scouts Cadet College Batrasi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  4. Cadet College Karnal Sher Khan, Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  5. Cadet College manjanbazam (only cadet college in Pakistan run by its special service group)
  6. Garrison Cadet College Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Cadet Colleges In Azad Kashmir

  1. Cadet College Palandri, Azad Kashmir

Cadet Colleges In Sindh

  1. Cadet College Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan.
  2. Cadet College Petaro, Mirpur Mathelo Sindh, Pakistan.
  3. Cadet College Sanghar, Sindh, Pakistan.
  4. Cadet College Pak Steel, Sindh, Pakistan.
  5. Cadet College Pano Aqil, Sindh, Pakistan.
  6. Cadet College Ghotki, Sindh, Pakistan.

Cadet Colleges In FATA

  1. Cadet College Razmak, North Waziristan Agency, FATA, Pakistan.
  2. Cadet College Wana, South Waziristan Agency, FATA, Pakistan
  3. Cadet College Spinkai, South Waziristan Agency, FATA, Pakistan.

Cadet Colleges In Balochistan

  1. Cadet college Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  2. Cadet College Mastung, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  3. Cadet College Jaffarabad, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  4. Military College Sui, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  5. Cadet College Ormara, balochistan Pakistan



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