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Territorial Army

Territorial Army Recruitment


After the Regular Indian Army, the TA (Territorial Army) is the second line of defense. The present mission of the TA is to relieve the regular army of static responsibilities and to support the civil government in dealing with natural disasters and maintaining necessities. Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers can join the TA. Ex-servicemen and civilians are recruited as Territorial Army Officers (i.e. non-departmental). The recruiting procedure for Territorial Army Officers is done for civilians (i.e. Non-Departmental).


The official notification for the Territorial Army Recruitment will be available on the Territorial Army's official website soon. The Territorial Army Notification will include important details like eligibility, examination centers, and vacancies, as well as application start and end dates, application fee payment procedures and due dates, admit card release dates, examination dates and timings, result dates, and other important policies and regulations for candidates.

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The following are the qualifying requirements for Territorial Army Civilians and Ex-Servicemen positions:

  • Nationality: Applicants must be an Indian citizens.
  • Age Limits: Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 42 on the application deadline.
  • Educational Requirements: Must have earned a bachelor's degree from an acknowledged university.
  • Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically and medically fit in every way.
  • Employment Status: Gainful employed.
  • Criteria for Ex-Servicemen in the Territorial Army: Only Ex-Service Officers between the ages of 18 and 42 are eligible to apply. Candidates must have completed their education and be physically and psychologically fit.
  • Regular Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, GREF, Para Military, and other forces personnel are not qualified.


There are two papers in the Territorial Army syllabus: paper 1 and paper 2. It will be simpler to study for the Territorial Army test if you are familiar with the topics covered in each paper.

Paper–I Syllabus: 

Deductive Statement Analysis Statement, and Assumption
Coding-Decoding Statements
Decision Making Director Test
Alphanumeric Series Syllogism
Odd One Out Reasoning Analogies
Statement and Conclusion Figures
Figure Matrix Letters
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations
Mensuration Trigonometry
Unitary Method Statistics
Geometry Algebra
Elementary Number Theory Arithmetic


Paper-II Syllabus:

Generable Knowledge
Everyday observation Political Science
Geography History of India
Current Affairs Sports
Economics Science
Scientific Discoveries and Miscellaneous  
Sentence Rearrangement and Para Jumbles Reading Comprehension
One Word Substitutions Idioms and Phrases
Grammar words and vocabulary
Spotting the Error Fill in the blanks
Homophones Sentence Correction
Synonyms and Antonyms  

Exam Pattern

Candidates who apply for the Territorial Army exam are required to take a written exam, a personal interview, an SSB, and a medical exam. According to the Territorial Army exam structure, the written test consists of two papers: paper 1 and paper 2. 

  • Questions from Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics are included in Paper 1. 
  • Questions from General Knowledge and English make up Paper 2. 

There are a total of 100 objective multiple-choice questions on each exam. Each paper receives a total of 100 points. Candidates will receive one mark for each correct response, and there will be a penalty for incorrect answers. Candidates must score at least 40% in each section to qualify. The total qualifying percentage is 50%.

Exam Paper

It is recommended that applicants extensively review and practise the previous year's papers. Previous year's question papers might help you enhance your accuracy as well as your speed when answering questions. Now is a great chance to brush up on your skills by practising with these Territorial Army previous year exam papers, which are available in PDF format. Candidates can also prepare for their selection in the Territorial Army by taking mock examinations. Aspirants should bear in mind that the Territorial Army Exam is a level one officer exam. 
Paper - I include Reasoning and Elementary Maths and General Knowledge and English
Paper-II Territorial Army Previous Year's Question Papers will offer you an idea of how difficult the test will be. 
Make sure to do these practise exams using a timer to get the most out of them and to get a sense of your pace. 
Territorial Army question papers provide students with timed practise in order to improve their time and space management skills in preparation for the actual test.

Exam Important Date

Below-mentioned dates are tentative.

Official Notification May, 2022
Online Form Submission May, 2022
Deadline to submit form June, 2022
Admit Card July, 2022
Territorial Army written examination July, 2022
Result Announcement July, 2022

Exam Application Process

The following is the procedure for selecting officers, civilians, and ex-servicemen:

  • Officer Civilian Selection Process in the Territorial Army: Candidates who have successfully applied for the exam are invited to a screening session. Additionally, to a written examination, candidates are required to attend a preliminary interview conducted by the Preliminary Interview Board at the territorial Army group headquarters. For final selection, successful candidates must pass examinations administered by a Service Selection Board (SSB) and a Medical Board. The number of male and female positions available is determined by organizational needs.
  • Ex-Servicemen Territorial Army Selection Process: The Army Headquarters Selection Board in the Additional Directorate General Territorial Army screens ex-service officers. Final selection is made after an Armed Forces Clinic medical examination and a police verification.


Cut Off :

The Territorial Army cut-off points are determined by three key reasons. The variables involved for calculating the cut-off for different categories by the exam authorities to pick the most eligible applicants against the recruitment are indicated in the figure below.

  • Candidates who will take the test
  • The Territorial Army exam's difficulty level.
  • The number of vacancies created for the position
  Subject Name Sectional Cut-Off Overall Cut-Off
Paper no. 1 Reasoning 40% 50%
  Maths 40%  
Paper no. 2 English 40% 50%
  General Knowledge 40%  

Exam Center

The following cities hosted the written test for the Territorial Army Civilian position:

Jaipur Pune
Bengaluru Hyderabad
Darjeeling Kolkata
Dimapur Guwahati
Jalandhar Shimla
Delhi Ambala
Hisar Lucknow
Allahabad Agra
Bhubaneshwar Dehradun
Udhampur Srinagar
Nagrota -


Q1. What is the Territorial Army's selection process?
The Territorial Army's selection procedure involves a written exam and an interview, as well as an SSB and a Medical Board for the ultimate selection.

Q2. What is the marking methodology for the written test for the Territorial Army?
Candidates should be aware that incorrect responses will result in a penalty. Candidates will receive one point for each right answer.

Q3. What is the Territorial Army's standard syllabus?
In Territorial Army Elementary Mathematics, the examinations will be of matriculation level. Other topics' papers will be of graduate-level quality.

Q4. What is the Territorial Army's training procedure like?
 In the first year of commission, selected applicants will get one month of basic training. Every year, including the first year, they must attend a two-month yearly training camp. A post-commissioning training course at the IMA in Dehradun is required within the first two years.

Q5. Does the Territorial Army release vacancies for officer posts each year?
Vacancies in the Territorial Army are generally issued once a year, with the overall number of vacancies fluctuating.

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