Join Territorial Army as an Officer: Apply Now

Join Territorial Army as an Officer: Apply Now

Indian army has published the notification of Territorial Army 2021. Candidate aspiring for TA notification 2021 can find more detailed regarding territorial army exam and notification below. Applications are invited from gainfully employed young citizens for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation as Territorial Army Officers (Non Departmental), based on the concept of enabling motivated young citizens 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. No other option allows you such an expanse of experiences.

Application Start Date: 20th July 2021
Last Day to Apply: 19th August 2021
Date of Examination: 20th Sep 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only citizens of India (male and female).
Age Limits: 18 to 42 years on the date of application  i.e. 19 Aug 2021
Educational Qualifications: Graduate from any recognized university.
Physical Standards: A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all respects.
Employment: Gainfully Employed.

Note: Serving member of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and like forces are not eligible.

Examination Pattern

PaperSubjectTime AllotedNumber of QuestionsMarks
IPart 1- Reasoning2 Hrs5050
Part 2- Elementary Mathematics5050
IIPart 1- General Knowledge2 Hrs5050
Part 2- English5050

Time: Time for each session is  2 Hours which will be conducted in 2 sessions. 

Type Of Exam: Examination will be conducted in Paper Pen (OMR) mode

Qualifying Marks: Minimum 40% marks in each part of the paper separately and overall average of 50%.

Syllabus Of Examination

Paper – I. Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics

(a) Part – 1: Reasoning


The question paper will be designed to test the candidates ability to complete sequences making logical conclusion based on simple patter of numbers, statements, figures, letters etc as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject. 

(b) Part – 2: Elementary Mathematics 

(i) Arithmetic. Number System – natural numbers, integers, rational and real numbers. Fundamental operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, decimal fraction. 

(ii) Unitary Method. Time and distance, time and work, percentages, application to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation. 

(iii) Elementary Number Theory. Division algorithm, prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11. Multiples and factors, factorization theorem, HCF and LCM. Euclidean algorithm, logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

(iv) Algebra. Basic operations, simple factors, remainder theorem, HCF, LCM, theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous liner equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices. 

(v) Trigonometry. Sine x, cosine x, tangent x when O° < x < 90°. Values of sine x, cos x and ten x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°. Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances. 

(vi) Geometry. Lines and angles, plane and plane figures theorems on

 Properties of angles at a point. 
 Parallel lines. 
 Sides and angles of a triangle. 
 Congruency of triangles. 
 Similar triangles. 
 Concurrence of medians and altitudes. 
 Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square. 
 Circle and its properties, including tangents and normal. 
 Loci. 

(vii)Mensuration. Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can bisect into the figures (field book). Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular area of cylinders. Surface area and volume of spheres. 

(viii)Statistics. Collection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical representation-frequency polygons, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency. 

Paper – II. General Knowledge and English 

(a) Part – 1: General Knowledge 

General knowledge including knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on history of India and geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study. 

(b) Part – 2: English 

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workman - like use of words. Questions in English are from synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, Para jumbles, error spotting, jumbled sentences, sentence correction and fill in the blanks.  

Fee Details

Candidates’ are required to pay a fee of Rs 200/- (Rupees two hundred only). Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed at website. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable.

Embodiment For Training: (a) One month basic training in the first year of commission. (b) Two months annual training camp every year including the first year. (c) Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA, Dehradun.

Selection Procedure 

(a) Candidates whose application forms are found correct will be called for screening (written exam followed by interview only if passed in written exam) by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters. 

(b) Successful candidates will further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection. 

(c) Vacancies of male and female candidates will be determined as per organisational requirement.

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