The Territorial Army (TA) is the secondary defence forces of the nation after the official regular army. As opposed to the full-time regular army, the Territorial Army comprises the soldiers that serve for a few months annually. The most important information about the Territorial Army services is that this is a part-time commitment towards serving the nation. It is not a full career option for anyone. Territorial Army Officers have to serve for a period of 1-2 months every year. It is not a regular occupation or employment source. So, it is like a part-time side job. Territorial Army comprises of several entities of forces who assist in different ways like:
Currently, the strength of Territorial Army is over 50,000 personnel which consist of both Departmental and Non-Departmental Units:
Here is eligibility criteria for Army TA,if candidate failed to fulfil any of this then candidate will be disqaulified for Army TA Vacancy.
The candidate should be a citizen of India.
The candidate should be of an age between 19 and 42 years, on the date of application.
- The candidate should be both physically and mentally healthy.
The application form is available at the official website of the Territorial Army https://www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in/. The form has to be filled within the mentioned deadline only or you will lose the opportunity.
The online form available on the official website of the Territorial Army can be downloaded (free of cost). Then the following details and documents are needed:
The vacancies are notified by the TA according to their requirements for male or female candidates. The selection process, as mentioned above, is different for Civilian officers and Ex-servicemen, given as follows:
The candidates who have applied for the TA exam are called for the screening. This includes two types of exam. First is the Written Exam that will test Reasoning, Elementary mathematics, general knowledge and hold on the language. Second is the interview round, conducted by Preliminary Interview Board (PIB)
Selected candidates will have to give tests conducted by SSB.
Selected candidates will then have to go through proper health check-up and medical examination of the physical body will be conducted according to standards set by Military Hospital.
Each paper is held for 2 hours (for Civilians only)
Objective questions type- OMR based paper.
The written exam is only for Civilians. There are two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. And, each paper will be of 100 marks. So, in total, the whole written test is of 200 marks.
Each paper will be further divided into two parts. Each section of the paper will comprise of 50questions carrying 50 marks (1 mark per question) :
|Name of the sections||Marks per section||Marks per Paper||Total marks of the Written Exam|
Tip: Tip for the Paper 1- For this paper you can practice these types of questions from last year question papers available on the official website and many competitive exams books that are available in the market. Once you find the basic trick and formula for solving these MCQ’s, this part will seem very easy to you.
Section 1: Reasoning Ability Syllabus
|Logical Problems||Number Series|
|Analytical Reasoning||Cause and Effect|
|Statement and Conclusion||Verbal Classification|
|Logical Deduction||Data Interpretation|
|Letter and Symbol Series||Statement and Argument|
Section 2: Elementary Mathematics Syllabus
|Number sense and numeration||Profit and Loss|
|Simple Equations||Problems on HCF and LCM|
|Elementary Number Theory||Ratio and Proportion|
|Time and Distances||Compound Interest|
|Average||Boats and cisterns|
Section 1: Genral Knowledge Syllabus
|Countries and Capital||Static GK|
|International Events||Science and Technology|
|Literature- Famous Books and Authors||Fiscal and Monetary Awareness|
|Constitution of India||Inventions and Discoveries|
|Indian Geography||Famous days in History|
|Sports||Art and Culture|
Section 2: English Syllabus
|Vocabulary||Fill in the blanks|
|Sentence corrections||Error Spotting|
|One-word substitutions||Spelling check|
|Idioms and Phrases||Sentence Completion|
|Active and Passive Voice||Sentence Arrangement|