JOIN TERRITORIAL ARMY AS AN OFFICER
PART TIME COMMITMENT AND NOT A FULL TIME CAREER !
PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW BOARD FOR TERRITORIAL ARMY COMMISSION – 2021
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION :26 SEP 2021
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: 20 JUL TO 19 AUG 2021
Official Website : www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in.
CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY ONLINE
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.
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:
(a) Nationality: Only citizens of India (male and female).
(b) Age Limits: 18 to 42 years as on last day of filing of application i.e.
19 Aug 2021.
(c) Educational Qualifications: Graduate from any recognized
(d) Physical Standards: A candidate must be physically and medically
fit in all respects.
(e) Employment: Gainfully Employed.
Note: Serving member of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/
GREF/ Para Military and like forces are not eligible.
2. DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION:
26 Sep 2021.
3. The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to
be changed at the discretion of the competent authority.
4. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
The Online Registration and
Applications can be filed from 20 JUL to 19 AUG 2021 till 11.59 PM
after which the link will be disabled.
5. CENTRES OF EXAMINATION:
The Examination will be held at the following Centres:
JAIPUR PUNE BENGALURU HYDERABAD
KOLKATA DARJEELING GUWAHATI DIMAPUR
CHANDIGARH JALANDHAR SHIMLA DELHI
AMBALA HISAR LUCKNOW ALLAHABAD
AGRA BHUBANESHWAR DEHRADUN UDHAMPUR
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
(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.
Sides and angles of a triangle.
Congruency of 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.
(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
(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.
7. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE
The candidates applying for the examination should
ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the
Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will
be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility
conditions. Mere issue of Admission certificate to the candidate
will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the
Maximum time for each paper is 02 hrs and will be conducted
in two sessions.
9. TYPE OF EXAM:
Objective (OMR Answer Sheet will be used).
10. QUALIFYING MARKS:
Minimum 40% marks in each part of the
paper separately and overall average of 50%.
11. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:
Candidates should note that
there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by
a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
12. 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. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode
shall be summarily rejected. Fee once paid shall not be refunded
under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any
other examination or selection.
13. HOW TO APPLY.
Candidates are required to apply online by
using the website www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in. Brief instructions
for filling up the online Application Form (IAF(TA)-9 (Revised) Part-1)
have been given on the website.
14. INSTRUCTION TO THE CANDIDATE FOR FILLING ONLINE
The Online application can be filled from 20 JUL 2021 TO
19 AUG 2021 till 11.59 PM after which link will be disabled.
The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application
Form, they are providing their valid and active E-mail IDs as the
concerned authorities may use electronic mode of communication
while contacting them at different stages of examination process.
Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time
without waiting for the last date for submission of online
While filling in the Application Form, the candidate should
carefully decide about his choice for the center for the
Candidates should note that no request for change of center will
Candidates in their own interest are advised to keep a copy of
print out of filled form submitted online.
15. ADMIT CARD FOR WRITTEN EXAM:
The admit card will be
made available online for being downloaded after submission of
application by the candidates. The instructions will be available on the
16. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES.
In case of any guidance / Information / clarification regarding their
applications, candidature etc, candidates can contact to the Territorial
Army Directorate, General Staff Branch, Integrated Headquarters of
Ministry of Defence (Army), ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi –
110 001 & Telephone No 011-23094365 or E-mail I.D –
18. 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
19. 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
20. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
(a) Territorial Army is part time concept with mandatory two months
training in a year and does not provide full time career.
(b) Serving in Territorial Army do not guarantee pension and the same
is subject to embodied service as per organisational requirement.
(c) Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant.
(d) Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as Regular Army
Officers when embodied for training and military service.
(e) Promotions up to Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down
criteria. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.
(f) Officers commissioned in Infantry TA may be called out for military
service for longer duration depending on the requirement.