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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:

  • Infantry Battalions,
  • Ecological Task Force,
  • General Hospital Units,
  • Home and Hearth Infantry,
  • Air Defense Artillery,
  • Railway Industrial Units, and many more.

Currently, the strength of Territorial Army is over 50,000 personnel which consist of both Departmental and Non-Departmental Units:

Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria

Here is eligibility criteria for Army TA,if candidate failed to fulfil any of this then candidate will be disqaulified for Army TA Vacancy.

  • Citizenship:

    The candidate should be a citizen of India.

  • Age Limit:

    The candidate should be of an age between 19 and 42 years, on the date of application.

  • Bodily Strength:

    - The candidate should be both physically and mentally healthy.

  • Employment Standing:
    • Self-employment, or
    • Gainful employment- The candidate should already have a full-time and reliable paid-job, or
    • Mainstay civilian professions- This includes people involved in the necessary community work like Accountants, doctors, para-medical, etc.
    • Ex-servicemen- The Ex-service officers who qualify the age criteria and have desired physical/mental fitness are eligible to apply for the Territorial Army.

Territorial Army Application Process

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.

  • Documents required for Application.

    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:

    • All educational qualification post matriculation certificates are required.
    • A copy of Identity proof which has photographs attached to it (Voter ID/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/Passport/Driving license etc).
    • Domicile certificate or any other Residential proof.
    • Certificate for evidence of correct age (Matric/ Senior Secondary mark sheet and certificate for verification of date of birth).
    • The people who are employed in Central Govt/ Union Territory/ State/Semi Govt/ Private Sector Authenticated by Head of office are required to bring Service certificate along with a No Objection Certificate by the department as per format mentioned in the official form.
    • The self-employed candidates have to submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper of minimum value duly attested stating nature of their employment and annual income. This has to be attached with a photocopy of PAN card and self-attested character certificate.
    • A Copy of Release Order.
    • A Copy of Release Medical Board Proceedings.
    • Latest income proof from the appropriate authority (i.e. Income Tax Revenue Department / Magistrate / Employer as applicable).
    • A Copy of PAN (Permanent Account Number) Card.
    • Copy of Aadhaar Card for unique identification of the candidate.
    • A Copy of Certificates / Reports of all Courses.
    • Discharge Papers / Service Particular Booklet.
    • Copy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) filed as a legitimate proof of your income.

Territorial Army Selection Process

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:

  • STEP 1: Screening stage (Written and Interview)

    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)

  • STEP 2: Service Selection Board (SSB) examination:

    Selected candidates will have to give tests conducted by SSB.

  • STEP 3: Medical Examination

    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.

Territorial Army Exam Pattern

  • Exam Duration :

    Each paper is held for 2 hours (for Civilians only)

  • Exam Type:

    Objective questions type- OMR based paper.

  • Paper and Marks:

    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.

  • Paper Details

    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

    Paper 1
    Logical Reasoning 50 100 200
    Elementary Mathematics 50

    Paper 2
    General Knowledge 50 100
    English Language 50

Territorial Army Written Exam Syllabus

  • Paper 1 - Syllabus Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics
    • Duration of the Exam - 2 hours,
    • Number of ques. - 50 + 50 = 100 questions, Marks – 100

    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
    Puzzles Verbal Classification
    Logical Deduction Data Interpretation
    Blood Relations Clocks
    Calendars Alphanumeric Series
    Letter and Symbol Series Statement and Argument

    Section 2: Elementary Mathematics Syllabus

    Number sense and numeration Profit and Loss
    Unitary Method Geometry
    Mensuration Algebra
    Trigonometry Data Management
    Simple Equations Problems on HCF and LCM
    Elementary Number Theory Ratio and Proportion
    Time and Distances Compound Interest
    Average Boats and cisterns
  • Paper 2 - Syllabus Genral Knowledge & English
    • Duration of the Exam - 2 hours,
    • Number of ques. - 50 + 50 = 100 questions, Marks – 100

    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 Politics Tourism
    Indian Geography Famous days in History
    Sports Art and Culture

    Section 2: English Syllabus

    Synonyms Antonyms
    Vocabulary Fill in the blanks
    Comprehension Passages Editing
    Jumbled Paragraphs Omitting
    Sentence corrections Error Spotting
    One-word substitutions Spelling check
    Idioms and Phrases Sentence Completion
    Passage Completion Prepositions
    Active and Passive Voice Sentence Arrangement
    Substitutions Transformations

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