Territorial Army 2021: Exam Pattern and Detailed Syllabus

Territorial Army 2021: Exam Pattern and Detailed Syllabus

 

Indian army has published the notification of Territorial Army 2021. 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. 


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

The journey of a govt exam preparation from planning an effective strategy to ultimately crack the exam begins with its understanding the exam pattern and detailed syllabus. The Syllabus of the Exam provides an insight to practice effectively to get the fruition. Instead of getting muddled after twisting in out of course syllabus, it is wise to be acknowledged with the exam syllabus propitiously. Considering the importance of the exam syllabus, DefenceAdda has provided the latest exam syllabus for Territorial Army Officer Exam containing Paper 1 and 2. The syllabus topics and forthcoming rounds after written exams are all mentioned below.

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%.

Penalty for Wrong Answers: There will be penalty imposed for wrong answers marked by a candidate as under:-
  • There will be four possible answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 0.33 mark assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct. Penalty will be imposed as above.
  • There will be no penalty for questions not attempted.

The above change has been implemented with effect from the PIB August 2016 onward.

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.  




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