In case you want to be a part of the Indian Army but was not able to crack the exam in the past, then the other best option for you is the Indian Territorial Army that offers ample opportunities to serve the nation. Candidates who get selected for the Indian Territorial Army (TA) post get a chance to serve the nation like the Regular Indian Army employees. The role and responsibility of the Territorial Army include releasing the regular army from the static duties and help civil administration while coping up with natural disasters and maintenance of essential.
Presently, there are almost 40,000 persons serving on the Territorial Army. All the interested candidates can be a part of the Territorial Army by becoming Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO). The Territorial Army Officers (Non-Departmental) is reserved for the Ex-Servicemen and Civilians, the recruitment of the Civilians is done for Territorial Army Officers (Non-Departmental).
Candidates who have applied for the Indian Territorial Army help the nation at the time of dire need or national emergencies including earthquake, or some other disasters.
The following table shows highlights of the Territorial Army Exam:
|Name of the exam||Territorial Army Officers|
|Organizing Body||Territorial Army, India|
|Level of the exam||National|
|Total time allotted||2 hours|
Candidates planning to apply for the TA post can check the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned below:
Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria for Civilians:
The Ex-Service Officers aged between 18 to 42 years while applying are eligible. Candidates need to be a graduate and must be in a good health. However, candidates who have served the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and other forces are not permitted to apply.
Required Documents while applying
The application form for the Territory Army 2021 will be announced in the future. All the candidates who want to get selected for this post must stay familiar with the latest exam pattern. The Application Process for the Territorial Army 2021 needs to be done in online mode and all the candidates need to take a print out of the application form once they have successfully registered for the same.
Following the below -mentioned steps while applying. Steps to fill the application form
The admit card for this exam is made available on the official website at least before 1-2 weeks of the exam. All the candidates can check the official site to stay updated about the release of their admit card. The Admit Card includes all the information like the date of the exam, exam centre and location, personal details, etc. and thus it is important to carry the admit card on the date of the exam. Candidates can check the below-mentioned steps to download the admit card given below:
The detailed selection procedure for Officers Civilians and Ex-Servicemen is presented given below:
Screening: Candidates who have obtained the minimum required percentage will eligible for the interview. They will be called for further screening. The screening round includes a written exam followed by an Interview, both these rounds will be arranged by a Preliminary Interview Board by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.
Shortlisted candidates will undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection.
The vacancies for male and female candidates will be determined as per organizational requirements.
The Ex-Service Officers will be shortlisted by the Army Headquarters Selection Board (ASB). The Ex-Service Officers will be asked to take a medical test at the Armed Forces Clinic.
Main points related to TA Exam:
Ques. What is the way to apply if some are Ex-Servicemen?
Ans. You have to download the application form from the official website and submit it by uploading all eth required documents.
Ques. How candidates will be selected for Ex-Servicemen?
Ans. The selection of Officers under Ex-Servicemen category will be considered through the Interview round only.
Ques. How many vacancies are announced each year for Territorial Army Officers?
Ans. The total number of vacancies announced each year differ based on the requirement within the department.
Ques. What is the exam pattern of the Territorial Army exam?
Ans. The exam pattern of Territorial Army for Civilians include two papers including Paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates have to prepare subjects like Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics in paper 1 while they need to study General Knowledge and English for the paper.
Ques. What is the main difference between Army and Territorial Army?
Ans. One of the main differences among both is that the candidates selected for the Territorial Army post will be assigned part-time duty while soldiers in the regular Army are full-time employees.
Ques. Is joining the Territorial Army a good option?
Ans. Of course yes, candidates selected for these posts will get a chance to serve the country.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.