Territorial Army 2021 Preparation Tips

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Jun 10, 2021

The Territorial Army Exam is conducted to recruit the candidates for the secondary defence forces of the country. The Territorial Army stands only second to the regular army of the nation. The TA soldiers only work for a few months in the whole year, unlike the regular army which is a permanent job. In the Territorial Army 2021 Exam, the candidates will be checked upon 4 subjects, namely, Logical Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge and English Language.

TA Exam Strategy

Importance of Strategy for the TA Exam 2021

It is important to know the full-fledged syllabus in order to prepare in the right direction. Therefore, it is advised to check the syllabus in detail on the official website of The Territorial Army ( ) before starting the preparations.

Knowing the exam pattern well in advance enables the candidates to manage their studies to achieve the most out of the time. Thus, read the following preparation tips carefully which throws light upon the marking scheme, syllabus overview and recommended books of all the subjects in the Territorial Army Exam 2021.

TA Exam Paper 1

Preparation Tips for Territorial Army 2021 Paper 1

The Territorial Army Paper 1 comprises two sections that are Logical Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics. Each section consists of 50 questions weighing 1 mark each. Given below is the table for a better understanding of the marking scheme of the paper. This will help the candidates analyse the amount of time and effort that each section requires.

Territorial Army 2021 - Exam Pattern - Paper 1
Section No. of Ques. Marks
Logical Reasoning 50 50
Elementary Mathematics 50 50
Total Weightage 100 marks

Section A- Reasoning Ability / Logical Reasoning

This section of the paper is one of the most common areas upon which candidates are judged in every competitive exam. There will be 50 questions on logical reasoning ability which will consist of non-verbal and verbal reasoning questions. The topics will range from Analogy, logical deduction, and syllogism to embedded figures, pattern perception, rule detection, and much more.

Go through the following guidelines for Logical Reasoning Preparation:

  • The level of Logical Reasoning questions asked in the Exam will be of graduation level.
  • A thorough in-depth understanding of the basics of Logical Reasoning is required.
  • It will be beneficial to first divide the different types of questions and they crack the pattern of solving them.
  • Keep aside 1 hour daily for practising puzzles from the preparation books which will improve your analytical and logical skills.
  • Master the art of drawing logical conclusions by trying questions like cause and effect, figure matrix, cubes and dices, and very important i.e. arithmetic reasoning.

Section B- Elementary Mathematics

The standard of this section will be the Matriculation level. So, the focus should be on mathematics topics from the primary and secondary level of school. The topics will include Numeration, simple equations, geometry, profit-loss, compound interest, trigonometry, time and distances, etc.

Section B- Elementary MathematicsPreparation Tips:

  • “Back to basics” is the key to score high in Elementary Mathematics paper.
  • Go back to the school mathematics and master the foundational concepts. If the base is conquered, all the questions will seem doable.
  • Learn and understand the formulae of all types of questions.
  • Practice problem-solving questions regularly to grab the application of the formulae that you have learnt by heart.
  • Try more and more mock papers on questions related to important topics like algebra, menstruation, trigonometry, ratio and proportions, etc.
TA Exam Paper 2

Preparation Tips for Territorial Army 2021 Paper 2

The Territorial Army 2021 Paper 2 will consist of another two sections of 50 marks each. In this paper, the candidates will be tested on their General Knowledge and English Language proficiency. The marking scheme for both the subjects is given below so that the candidates are well informed of the pattern:

Territorial Army 2021 - Exam Pattern - Paper 2
Section No. of Ques. Marks
General Knowledge 50 50
English Language 50 50
Total Weightage 100 marks

Section A- General Knowledge

This section will test the candidates’ general awareness and knowledge of the current affairs of national and international importance. The candidates must be familiar with the events related to society, economy and politics in India and the world. The tips for preparing for General Knowledge are given below:

Section A- General Knowledge Preparation Tips:

  • Start reading good English language newspapers like The Hindu, Business Standards and The Indian Express to remain updated with the larger happenings at the global level.
  • Watch informative news channels or subscribe to websites that publish good articles online.
  • Keep yourself updated with the current affairs of at least the last 6 months.
  • Revise Indian politics, Sports, Constitution, Science and Technology, and the topics of Static General Knowledge.
  • You can paste sticky notes or make flashcards of the most important headlines and revise them a few days before the exam to keep it fresh.

Section B- English Language

This section of Paper 2 will comprise the questions based upon elementary knowledge about English language and Grammar. The comprehension skills of the candidates will also be tested. It is important to have basic familiarity with synonyms, vocabulary, passage completion, error spotting, sentence arrangement, voices, tenses, etc.

Section B- English Language Preparation Tips:

  • The most exciting and easiest way to improve basic English is reading the articles and good novels that catch your interest.
  • Side by side, start from your school level grammar books that have the basics of
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


puja sao
What are the topics for the Descriptive Test?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. There is no descriptive test in the exam. Only the objective type questions will be asked in the exam.
Gather more details from here.

koyena biswas
Should I give priority to General Knowledge more than the Mathematics section?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Both sections are important so I would suggest you to focus on both equally. Some of the books that help you get a good score include quick General Knowledge with Current Affairs by Disha Publication, Arihant’s General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey, etc.
You can refer here for more details.

What will be the language of question paper?
kavita rani

Hi Muheshraaj. Question Papers are asked in both Hindi and English Language. Other details about the syllabus are provided here.

fauzia shahid
Where can I get the previous year papers for the preparation?
kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. You get FREE Territorial Army 2021 Mock Tests, Sectional Quiz, Previous Years Papers to prepre for the exam by clicking here.

how to prepare for territorial army written exam?
kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. Candidates must know the latest exam pattern so that they can understand the syllabus and prepare accordingly. Refer to the last years' question papers that help ace your scores. More details related to the exam are mentioned here.