TA Exam – Territorial Army Exam

A contingent marching past during the Territorial Army Day parade in New Delhi on October 19, 2009

Territorial Army Exam  – Territorial Army Exam acronym as TA Exam  is conducted for enabling motivated young men to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions in two capacities  ie. as a civilian and as a soldier. The selected candidates are given one month basic training in the first year of commission. Two months annual training camp every year including the  first year. Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA, Dehradun.

To enabling motivated young men to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions. You can serve the nation in two capacities – as a civilian and as a soldier.

Territorial Army Exam Eligibility:

Educational Qualifications: The aspiring candidates should be a graduate from any recognized university.

Employment: The aspiring candidate should be Gainfully employed in Central government/Semi Government/Pvt Firm/Own Business/Self Employed. Note: Serving employees of Police/Para Military Forces are not eligible.

Age Limit: Aspiring candidate should be between 18 years to 42 years of age as on 30 jun, 2016.

Territorial Army Exam Syllabus: Territorial Army Exam consists of question from the following Topics/Subjects.

Part I

English Essay

English comprehension & Language

  • Sequencing of sentences.
  • Comprehension passage.
  • Fill in the blanks.

Part II

  • General Awareness which consist of Economics
  • Politics
  • Defense
  • Sports
  • International Events etc.

Territorial Army Exam Pattern:

Territorial Army Exam consists of two parts carrying 100 marks to be completed in 2 Hrs time.

Part I

Short Essay: Essay depends on current national and international events.

English comprehension & Language

  • Sequencing of sentences (04 marks)
  • Comprehension passage (06 marks)
  • Fill in the blanks. (10 marks)

Part II

Objective Type Questions

  • General Awareness which consist of Economics
  • Politics
  • Defense
  • Sports
  • International Events etc.

Important: Overwriting in objective and fill in the blanks will not be awarded any marks. Half mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. (Negative marking).

Territorial Army Exam Selection Process:

On the basis of correct applications, shortlisted candidates will be called for Screening at the respective headquarters of Territorial Army by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) including written exam.

They have to submit detailed Resume, present employment details, salary along with all the attested documents which are attached to original application form.

Applications of candidates, who will successfully complete this stage of selection, will be forwarded to Service Selection Board for SSB Interview.

Candidates also have to go through Medical Board for final selection.

How to apply for Territorial Army Exam?

For Civilian Candidates:

Aspiring candidates can apply for Territorial Army in prescribed format given in the advertisement cut outs or by downloading application from official website www.indianarmy.gov.in.

They should complete the application in all respect as per the guidance given in the form. Applicants should send this application to respective zonal office address along with self addressed stamped envelope, two pass port size photo, and postal stamp of Rs.12 and Rs. 25 for J & K. The zonal officer are: For Ex-Servicemen

Ex-service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application along with enclosures as mentioned in the application form direct to Addl Directorate General TA, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), ‘L’ Block, New Delhi-01. The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board held at Addl Dte. Gen TA, GS Branch, ’L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board at New Delhi for successful candidates.

Territorial Army Exam Dates:

Territorial Exam is noarmally held in the month of Aug.

Territorial Army Exam Test Centers  Territorial Army Exam is usually held at respective TA group headquarters.

Territorial Army Contact Details (Zonal HQ Offices)

Zone  States
1 Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh

Exam Centre: Chandigarh

To be Fwd:  Commander,TA Group Headquarters,Western Command, Building No.750, Sector-8B, Chandigarh-160018. Ph No.0172-2547864

2 Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh

Exam Centre: Lucknow, Patna

To be Fwd: Commander, TA Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow (UP) – 226002  Ph No.0522-2292245, 2482278

3 West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland ,Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

Exam Centre: Kolkata, Shillong

To be Fwd: Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata (WB) – 700021. Ph No.033- 2231227

4 Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Puducherry, Daman Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar, Dadar and Nagar Haveli

Exam Centre: Jaipur, Pune,Bangalore, Hyderabad

To be Fwd: Commander, TA Group Headquarters Southern Command, Pune-411001.  Ph No.020-26102848

5 Jammu & Kashmir

Exam Centre: Udhampur and Srinagar

To be Fwd: Commander, TA Group Headquarters Northern Command,Udhampur (J&K) – 182101  Ph No.01992- 243592

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