Territorial Army 2022: Exam Date, Admit Card, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Territorial Army Recruitment 2022 ( Territorial Army )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Nov 2, 2022 20:29 IST

Territorial Army 2022 Exam: The Territorial Army exam for Civilian post, scheduled to be held on September 25, 2022, has been cancelled by the examination authority. Candidates need to appear for the re-exam tentatively scheduled to be held on any Sunday in December 2022. New admit cards will be issued to candidates.

The written exam of the Territorial Army is divided into two papers. Paper 1 comprises questions from Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics. Paper 2 comprises questions from the General Knowledge and English.  The total marks allotted to the written exam are 200. The standard of Elementary Mathematics paper is of Class 10 level. The standard of questions in other subjects is of Graduation level.

What is Territorial Army Recruitment?

The Indian Territorial Army (TA) is the second line of defence after the Regular Indian Army. The present role of the Territorial Army is to relieve the regular army from static duties and assist the civil administration in dealing with natural calamities and maintenance of essentials. Presently, the Territorial Army has approximately 40,000 persons. Candidates can join the Territorial Army as Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO). The Territorial Army Officers (Non-Departmental) is done for Ex-Servicemen and Civilians. 

Territorial Army Exam Highlights

Some of the important highlights of the Territorial Army exam are given below.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

TA exam for Officers post 

Conducting Body

Territorial Army 

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Depending upon the vacancies 

Mode of Exam

Written

Exam Purpose

To select Officers in Territorial Army. Candidates can serve the nation as a civilian and soldier

Exam Fees

INR 200

Exam Duration

Paper 1: Two hours

Paper 2: Two hours

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Paper 1: Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics (100 marks)

Paper 2: General Knowledge and English (100 marks)

Total Questions

Paper 1: 100

Paper 2: 100

Marking Scheme

0.5 marks are deducted for wrong answers

No. of Test Cities

More than 20

Official Website

https://www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in/

Contact Details

011-21411121

Territorial Army Admit Card 2022

Territorial Army admit card 2022 will be released for the re-exam. To download Territorial Army 2022 admit card, candidates need to enter the required credentials. Territorial Army admit card comprises details regarding the exam date, exam centre, time and personal details of candidates. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. 

Territorial Army Application Form 2022

 Territorial Army application form 2022 was available from July 1 to 30. Only online Territorial Army application forms were accepted for the exam. The application fee was INR 200 for Territorial Army 2022. 

Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check below the eligibility criteria for Territorial Army Civilians and Ex-Servicemen posts:

Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria for Civilians

Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India.

Age Limits: The age of candidates should be between 18 and 42 years on the date of application.

Educational Qualifications: Must have completed graduation from a recognized university.

Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically and medically fit in all respects.

Employment status: Gainfully employed.

Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria for Ex-Servicemen

  • Only Ex-Service Officers can apply who are in the age group of 18 to 42 years can apply. Candidates must be a graduate and physically and mentally fit
  • Serving member of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and other forces are not eligible

Also Read: Territorial Army 2022 notification

Territorial Army Selection Process 

The selection process for Officers Civilians and Ex-Servicemen is given below:

Territorial Army Selection Process for Officers Civilians

Candidates applying successfully for the exam are called for screening. The screening comprises a written exam followed by an Interview, conducted by a Preliminary Interview Board by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters. Successful candidates are required to further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection. The vacancies for male and female candidates are determined as per organizational requirements.

Territorial Army Selection Process for Ex-Servicemen

  • The Ex-Service Officers are screened by the Army Headquarters Selection Board (ASB) at Additional Directorate General Territorial Army
  • Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers will be selected through interview
  • The Ex-Service Officers undergo a medical examination at Armed Forces Clinic followed by their Police Verification for final selection

Territorial Army Exam Centres 2022

Territorial Army exam centres 2022 were announced along with the notification. The exam will be conducted at multiple exam centres across more than 20 cities. Candidates were required to select TA exam centres while filling the application form. The examination authority reserves the right to allot exam centres to candidates. The list of test cities of TA 2022 exam is given below.

Jaipur

Pune

Bengaluru

Hyderabad

Darjeeling

Kolkata

Dimapur

Guwahati

Jalandhar

Shimla

Delhi

Ambala

Hisar

Lucknow

Allahabad

Agra

Bhubaneshwar

Dehradun

Udhampur

Srinagar

Nagrota

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Territorial Army 2022 Dates

Candidates can check below the Territorial Army dates for Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers and Civilian Posts. 

Territorial Army 2022 Events Territorial Army 2022 Dates  Salient Features

Notification for Ex-Servicemen

02-Apr-2022

The notification was made available in PDF form. The notification comprised all details related to the exam

Last Date of Application form for Ex-Servicemen

04-May-2022

The application process was offline

Interview for Ex-Servicemen post

July 2022

Selection was done through interview only

Territorial Army application form for Civilian post

01-Jul-2022 to 30-Jul-2022

Interested candidates were required to apply online. Candidates’ were required to pay a fee of INR 200 to submit the application form

Written exam for Civilian post

25-Sep-2022 (December 2022)

Candidates whose application forms are found to be correct are 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.


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Territiorial Army Preparation Tips 2022

 Candidates can check below few tips and tricks to prepare for Territorial Army 2022 exam:

  • The level of Logical Reasoning questions asked in the exam will be of graduation level. Therefore, candidates must have a thorough understanding of the basics of Logical Reasoning
  • The standard of the Elementary Maths will be of Class 10 level. So, focus on the Maths topics from the primary and secondary level of school
  • For English, read books and magazines to improve vocabulary
  • Candidates must keep themselves updated with the current affairs of atleast six months
  • Revise Indian politics, Sports, Constitution, Science and Technology, and the topics of Static General Knowledge

Also Read: Territorial Army Preparation Tips 2022

Territorial Army Syllabus 2022

Territorial Army syllabus is divided into Paper 1 and 2. The syllabus of both the papers is given below:

Territorial Army Syllabus for Paper 1

Reasoning: Questions are asked from Statements, Figures, Letters, Alphanumeric Series, Reasoning Analogies, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Director Test, Figure Matrix, Odd One Out, Statement, and Assumption, Decision Making, Statement and Conclusion, Deductive Statement Analysis, Syllogism.

Elementary Mathematics: Arithmetic, Unitary Method, Elementary Number Theory, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mesuration, Statistics.

Territorial Army Syllabus for Paper 2

General Knowledge: History of India, Geography, Science, Economics, Political Science, Sports, Current Affairs, Everyday observation, Scientific Discoveries and Miscellaneous.

English: Questions are designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English such as words, grammar, and vocabulary. The syllabus includes Grammar, Vocabulary, One Word Substitutions, Homophones, Synonyms and Antonyms, Idioms And Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Spotting the Error, Sentence Rearrangement and Para Jumbles, Sentence Correction.

Also Read: TA Syllabus 2022

Territorial Army Exam Pattern 2022

Territorial Army exam pattern 2022 for Civilian post is such that it is divided into screening (written exam and interview), SSB, medical board for final selection. The written exam is divided into two papers. Paper 1 comprises questions from Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics. Paper 2 comprises questions from the General Knowledge and English.The question paper of Territorial Army comprises 200 objective-type questions. The total marks allotted to the written exam are 200. The structure of Paper 1 and 2 of written exam is given below.

Paper 1

Sections Duration (In hours) Total number of Questions Total Marks

Reasoning

50 

50 

Elementary Mathematics

50 

50

Paper 2

Section Duration (In hours) Total Number of Questions Total Marks

General Knowledge

1

50

50

English

50 

50 

Also Read: TA exam pattern

Territorial Army Result 2022

Terrotorial Army is expected to declare the result for the written exam in October/November 2022. Territorial Army result 2022 will be announced online on the official website, however, the direct link to check the result will be provided on this page. Territorial Army result PDF will display the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates need to secure minimum 40 per cent in each of the paper separately and in overall they should secure 50 per cent.

Territorial Army Salary & Career Growth

The Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant. Pay, allowances, and privileges are the same as regular army officers. Candidates can be promoted upto Lt. Col subjected to fulfilling the criteria. Officers commissioned in Infantry TA may be called for the military for a longer duration depending on the requirement. Candidates are not entitled to the pension. Candidates can check the TA salary structure below.

Rank Level Pay Matrix (In INR) Military Service Pay (In INR)

Lieutenant

Level 10

56,100 -1,77,500

15,500 

Captain

Level 10A

6,13,00-1,93,900

15,500

Major

Level 11

6,94,00 - 2,07,200

15,500

Lt Colonel

Level 12A

1,21,200 - 2,12400

15,500

Colonel

Level 13

1,30,600- 2,15,900

15,500

Brigadier

Level 13A

1,39,600-2,17,600

15,500

Territorial Army 2022 FAQs

Q: When will Territorial Army admit card 2022 be released?

A: Territorial Army admit card 2022 will be released for the re-exam.

Q: Is Territorial Army 2022 notification out?

A: Yes, Territorial Army 2022 notification was released for Civilian post to fill up a total of 13 vacancies.

Q: What was Territorial Army application form 2022 released?

A: Territorial Army application form 2022 was available from July 1 to 30, 2022.  

Q. How do I submit the application for Territorial Army for Civilians?

A: You need to submit Territorial Army application form for Civilians online. To submit the application form, you need to pay the application fees of INR 200.

Q: What is the selection process of Territorial Army for Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers?

A: The selection process of Territorial Army for Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers is interview only.

Q: How many vacancies have been announced for Territorial Army 2022 exam?

A: A total of 13 vacancies have been announced, out of which 12 are for males and one for female.

Q: Is the application process of Territorial Army Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers online or offline?

A: The application process of Territorial Army Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers is offline.Candidates need to send applications alongwith photocopy of release order and photocopy of release medical board proceedings to Directorate General Territorial Army, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, 4th Floor, ‘A’ Block, Ministry of Defence Office Complex, KG Marg, New Delhi - 110001.

Q. Does the notification for Territorial Army Officers released every year?

A. Usually, the notification is released every year based on the number of vacancies and requirements by the concerned department. 

Q. What is Territorial Army exam pattern?

A. The exam pattern of Territorial Army for Civilians comprises two papers. Paper 1 comprises Reasoning and Elementary Mathemtics and Paper 2 comprises General Knowledge and English. Each paper is held for two hours. Each section will have 50 questions and carries 50 marks.  

Q. What is the standard of syllabus for Territorial Army?

A. The standard of the papers in Territorial Army Elementary Mathematics will be of matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will be of graduation level.

Q. What are the qualifying marks for the Territorial Army written exam?

A. The qualifying marks for the Territorial Army written exam are 40 per cent marks in each part, and the overall average is 50 per cent.  

Q. What is marking scheme of Territiorial Army written exam?

A. Candidates should note that there is a penalty for wrong answers. For each correct answer, candidates will score one mark.

Q: What is the process of training in Territorial Army?

A: Selected candidates will be on one month basic training in the first year of commission. They need to attend two months annual training camp every year including the first year. They need to undergo three months post commissioning training within the first two years at IMA, Dehradun.

Q: What is the selection process of Territorial Army?

A: The selection process of Territorial Army includes Screening (Written exam and Interview), SSB, Medical Board for final selection.  

Q: In how many cities Territorial Army exam is conducted?

A:  The written exam of the Territorial Armyis conducted across more than 20 cities. Candidates need to enter their preferences for exam centres while filling the application form.

Q: What are the different units in Territorial Army?

A: The different units of Territorial Army are  Armed Regt (TA), Infantry Battalion (TA), Air Defence (TA), Med Regt (TA), Engineers Field Park Coy (TA), Signal Regiment (TA), EME Workshop (TA), Coast Battery (TA), ASC GT Coy (TA), ASC Compo Platoon (TA), AMC Field Ambulance (TA).
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