Welcome To

Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi

The Cadet College is dedicated to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (NH). He was born on 1st January 1970 and was commissioned in the Army on 14th October 1994. Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as a symbol of courage during the Kargil conflict. He set personal examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He defended the five strategic posts, which he established in colaboration with his soldiers at the height of 17,000 feet at Gultary, and repulsed many Indian attacks. After many abortive attempts, the Indians on 5th July 1999, ringed the posts of Captain Karnal Sher Khan with the help of two battalions and unleashed heavy mortar fire and managed to capture some part of one of his posts. Despite all odds, he led a counter-attack and re-captured the lost parts of his post. But during the encounter, he was hit by the machine-gun fire and embraced 'SHAHADAT'. In recognition of his great sacrifice he was awarded the highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider. The college is dedicated to him who is the son of the soil.
His faith and courage remain an inspiration for us all i.e. for Cadet College in particular and the people of Pakistan in general. The Cadet College established with a capital cost of Rs.1058 million.


To train and sculpt young adolescents into well-rounded gentlemen with leadership qualities that bolsters national development.


To provide cadets a conducive environment with equal emphasis on academic excellence, personal development, character building, proud empathy with community and a wholesome commitment to Pakistan.


The main objective of the College is to prepare Cadets for Secondary and Intermediate Examinations conducted by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mardan.In addition to this, we aim at providing quality education coupled with Islamic Ideology, traditions and culture to mould the young generation into true Muslims, patriotic citizens and effective leaders in all walks of life to shoulder the responsibilities with courage, credibility and confidence.

Physical Training is also compulsory part of the routine followed in the College to make the Cadets physically fit and to prepare them for induction in Pakistan armed forces. However, they are free to pursue any field of study and take up any career after the completion of studies in the College.

College Administration

Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi is under the control and management of the Board of Governors (BOG). Commander 11 Corps is the Chairman BOGs.


The College has highly qualified and experienced teaching staff, divided into various departments, each headed by a senior member. The Army Staff comprising the Adjutant of the rank of Captain, and seven drill/ PT instructors who are responsible for military and physical training of Cadets. The College has an elaborate administrative setup for smooth functioning of routine activities.


The College follows the syllabus laid down by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Mardan. The medium of instruction is English. The subjects taught in the College at SSC level are Urdu, English, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Biology. The College offers Pre-Medical, Pre- Engineering and ICS courses for Intermediate classes.

The laboratories are equipped with the latest apparatuses.
Class tests and terminal examinations are planned at regular intervals.
Cadet's progress is assessed and complete record of their academic performance and overall conduct is sent to the parents at the end of each term. A Cadet failing twice in the same class will be expelled from the College.

Academic Promotion Criteria:

a. 60 % marks in each subject shall be considered Passing Marks for all Home Examinations conducted by the College.
b. A cadet who fails in more than one subject in two terminal examinations or Annual Examination shall repeat the same class.
c. Any Cadet securing less than 60 % marks in the Pre-Board / Send up exams will not appear in the Board Exam and shall repeat the same class.


The College Discipline regime is characterized by corrective measures in a graduated program, thereby enabling them to improve upon conduct and demeanor, as enshrined the College Rules and within acceptable norms of society.

Conceptual Parameters:

Moral grooming, awareness about cultural and social norms and College Rules.

  • Continual process of improving individual responses through reviewed curriculum, regular moral and religious teachings and strict accountability.
  • Corrective measures , to include academic penalties, routine restriction and physical exercises , aimed at realization and self-assessment.
  • Penalizing with minor punishments for warning.
  • Rustication, as a last resort, for repeated violations or single issue of grave nature/consequences.
  • Violating Code of Conduct:

    Some of the violations which are against College rules are as under :

  • Keeping unauthorized items e.g Mobile Phones, Electric appliances, USB/Hard drives, Knives, Cooking/ Heating appliances etc.
  • Over Staying leave.
  • Coming late from weekend, vacations and leave.
  • Bunking from College, Classes or any other routine activities.
  • Addressing a fellow cadet with indecent / abusive language.
  • Fake Medical Chits/ Medical Documents/ Fake Medical Attend/ Tempering Doctor’s Disposal / Report Sick Book.
  • Violation of Instructions of PT/Drill Instructors and College Appointments during routine activities.
  • Denying orders of faculty members in Classrooms /Houses /not doing homework /creating disturbance in class or in Houses.
  • Missing from PT/Drill ,Games or any other College Fall-in.
  • Loss of College ID Card.
  • Grave misconducts / Offences :

  • Misbehaving with Faculty members /Staff
  • Using Cheating / Helping material or copying from fellow Cadets material.
  • Stealing /Destroying Answer Sheet.
  • Smoking / Snuff / Gutka / Alcohol etc.
  • Damage to College Property.
  • Fraud /Forgery /Theft.
  • Fighting with fellow Cadet.
  • Immoral Acts (of any kind).
  • College Fee/ Dues

    Initial Dues – Class VIII

    w.e.f April 2024

    Admission Charges


    Maintenance Charges


    Cadet Quarterly Dues


    Security Refundable




    Kit Charges




    G.Total Merit


    Self-Finance (Once on Admission)




    Initial Dues – Class XI

    w.e.f July 2024

    Admission Charges


    Maintenance Charges


    Cadet Quarterly Dues


    Security Refundable




    Kit Charges


    G.Total Merit


    Self-Finance (Once on Admission)





    Fee Refund.      Following instructions, duly approved by College BOG, on the recommendations of Finance Committee, are communicated to parents, along with Call letter, once the cadet is selected (On Merit).

    a.     Admission & Maintenance Charges (One Time).  Non-refundable

     b.      Self-Finance.

    (1)        100% Refundable – 30 days before commencement of classes.

    (2)        50% Refundable   – 15 days before commencement of classes.

    (3)         0% Refund             –  Within 15 days of academic session.

    c.         Kit Charges.    Refundable in case of non-issuance but within or up-to one week of joining.

    d.       Security Charges.    100% refundable.

              e.       Tuition Fee.    50% to be refunded within a month of joining date,    

             so that next candidate from the waiting list is called for admission.

    Late Fee Fine.  After due date penalty / fine is imposed as under:-

                            (1)       Rs 50/- per day for 1st 10 days.

                            (2)       Rs 100/- per day from 11th day to 20th day.

                            (3)       Rs 150/- per day from 21st day to 60th day.

                            (4)       Rs. 13000/- beyond 60 days.


    Matriculation/SSC (Science)
    English, Urdu, Islamiyat, Mutala-e-Quran, Pakistan Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
    Intermediate/HSSC (Pre-Medical)
    English, Urdu, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Islamiyat, Mutala-e-Quran and Pakistan Studies.
    Intermediate/HSSC (Pre-Engineering)
    English, Urdu, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Islamiyat, Mutala-e-Quran and Pakistan Studies
    Intermediate/HSSC (Computer Science) [Case to Case Basis Not Guaranteed]
    English, Urdu, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Islamiyat, Mutala-e-Quran and Pakistan Studies.
    Candidates appearing in Maths during entrance examination will not be eligible for the pre medical group and candidates appearing in Biology during entrance examination will not be eligible for the pre engineering group at the time of admission

    Entrance Tests are planned at Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, D.I.Khan, Kohat, Abottabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Quetta and Karachi. However minimum of twenty five candidates are required for a station to be declared as center otherwise the candidates will be allotted the next nearest center. Admission will be granted purely based on the merit after written examination, interview and medical examination.

    Self-Finance Scheme Only:

    Candidates next on the merit list after filling in open merit, KPK/FATA specific seats, Defense and College employee quota, if opted for self finance, shall be given admission under the scheme. Candidates selected under this scheme will be required to pay Rs. 250000.00 (non refundable), for admission to class XI and Rs. 400000.00 (non refundable) for admission to class VIII over and above the other fees/dues at the time of admission only.

    Allocation of Seats

    Each entry will comprise 130 students. The allocation of seats is as under:



    Open Merit (All Pakistan less KPK/FATA) 




    Defense Personnel


    College Employees


    G.B & Chitral








    Overseas Candidates : Overseas candidates will be eligible but will have to appear at centers in Pakistan.
    Quota Seats : Vacant Seats will be allotted to candidates desirous of admission under Self Finance Scheme.


    a. Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi considers boys for admission based on their academic performance and suitability.

    b. Entrance exams are held once a year for Class 8th in November and for Class 11th between May and August at various locations across the country.

    c. No lateral admission is permitted under college rules.

    d. Successful candidates in written examination proceed to a Panel Interview, which includes psychological and subject assessments, and are then evaluated for medical fitness by the College SMO.

    e. After passing all these evaluations, candidates are placed on the merit list according to the College's Quota system, as outlined in the Allocation of Seats.

    f. In Class 8th, a few seats are open to self-finance candidates from those who have successfully completed the admission process. However, in Class 11th, all vacant seats are exclusively filled on a self-finance basis.

    Eligibility & Selection Procedure Class VIII

  • The required age for the candidate must be between 12 to 14 years on 1st April at the time of admissioin.
  • Candidates who have passed Class VII at the time of admission. Moreover, students studying in class VIII are also eligible for admission.
  • During the entrance test, candidates will be examined in English, Mathematics / General Science, Urdu & Islamiat.
  • The candidates who qualify the written test will be required to apper in the interview, psychometric test and medical examination.However, this qualification does not reflect merit for final selection.
  • Eligibility & Selection Procedure Class XI

  • The required age for the candidate must be between 15 to 17 years on 1st July at the time of admissioin.
  • Candidates who have passed Class X with minimum of 80% marks, or have appeared in the Class X board examinations can apply with the certificate from head of the institution that the candidate is most likely to secure over 80% marks.
  • During the entrance test, candidates will be examined in English, Mathematics / Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Urdu.
  • Students studying in first year or registered in any BISE are not eligible.


    Download Admission Form from College Website or purchase College Prospectus from College Accounts Branch

    Carefully filled Application Form dully signed from School Head and submit with following:

    o Candidate 5x Pics
    o Candidate Father CNIC
    o Candidate Form B
    o Candidate Domicile
  • Attach three envelopes (postal tokens pasted) along with the Application Form.
  • Attach Bank slip of Entrance Examination Fee & Form Charges if Downloaded from College Website
  • Submit Form by Hand or send through Postal Services on the Address: Principal, Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College at Village Ismaila, Swabi.
  • Issuance of Roll Number by post or may download from College Website.
  • Entry Test Syllabus



    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)

    Mathematics and General Science

    (Math’s 70%, G Science 30%)

    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)

    Urdu and Islamiyat

    (Urdu 70%, Islamiyat 30%)

    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)




    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)


    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)


    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)


    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)


    50 Marks (Duration 1 hour)


    Pattern of Papers

    Ø  Pattern of papers is flexible. However, questions are selected in accordance with the general standards laid down for

    Ø  various classes to allow equal opportunities to all the candidates taking exam from different parts of the country. The candidates for the first year shall be tested according to the syllabus of 10th class. An outline syllabus for the written test for 8th class is provided as a guideline.

    Syllabus of English

    v  Part A

    ü  Grammar part

    Ø    All parts of speech

    Ø    Do as directed

    Ø    Pair of words

    Ø    Active voice and passive voice

    Ø    Direct and Indirect Narration

    Ø    Correction of sentences

    v  Part B

    ü  Creative writing part

    Ø    Composition/ Story/Letter/ Application writing from a given outline.

    Ø    Comprehension passages with questions

    Ø    Words/idioms/expressions usage in sentences

    Ø    Pair of words

    Ø    Translation from English into Urdu or vice versa.

    Syllabus of Mathematics

    Ø    Set theory, union and intersection of sets, Difference of sets (complement of sets) and Venn Diagrams for Sets.

    Ø    Sets of natural, whole, odd, even, prime and integers.

    Ø    Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of Numbers.

    Ø    Highest common factor and least common multiple of Numbers and Algebraic expression.

    Ø    Addition, subtraction, multiplication of Algebraic Expression and division of Algebraic expression to simplest form

    Ø    (Both expression has something in common), Laws of exponents.

    Ø    Real problems involving Square and Square root.

    Ø    Ratio and proportion, direct and inverse proportion, problems on inheritance and partnership.

    Ø    Percentage, partnership, commission, profit and loss.

    Ø    Factorization of algebraic expressions.

    Ø    Linear Equations and its solution. Real world problems involving Linear equations.

    Ø    Adjacent, Complementary, Supplementary and Vertically opposite Angles. Circle and semi-circle.

    Ø    Fundamentals of Geometry: Area of Circle, Surface Area of a cylinder and Volume of a Cylinder.

    Ø    Practical geometry: Construction of a triangle, rectangle, square, parallelogram.

    Ø    Information Handling: Frequency and Frequency Distribution and Frequency Table.

    Syllabus of General Science

    Ø     Matter, element, compound, ion, atom, atomic number, mass number, isotopes, physical and chemical change, valency.

    Ø     Human digestive system, human respiratory system, human transport system, reproduction in plants

    Ø     Light, Reflection of light, Laws of reflections, refractive index, colors of light, waves, its types and characteristics of waves, electric Circuit and its types, current and effect of an electric current, voltage, resistance, and measuring instruments.

    Islamiyat (English Medium)

    Ø     Human rights, Ethics, Life of the Holy Prophet (SAW).

    Ø     Pillars of Islam, Islamic Society, Patience and Tolerance.

    Ø     Avoiding Prodigality and Avarice. Thrift/ Frugality.

    Ø     Dignity of Labor, Lawful earning, Moderation.

    Ø     Generosity, Equality, Prayers, Worships, Adoration.

    Ø     Character of the Holy Prophet (SAW).

    Ø     Life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Mecca and Madina.


    Important Dates


    Announcement of Admission

    Test Date


    Class 11th

    1st Week of April



    Class 8th

    1st Week of Sept





    ü  Exact dates are periodically announced in prominent national newspapers and posted on the College's official website. You may also contact the college exam cell for details.

    ü  Tests and interviews are held at various locations across the country, depending on the number of candidates (20 or more).