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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Territorial Army Recruitment
  • Mode of Conduction
    Written (Pen And Paper)/ Offline
  • Exam Duration
    2 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Twice a Year
  • Official Website
    https://www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in/
  • Total Marks
    200 Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
    200 Questions
  • No. of Sections
    2
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 For every correct answer -0.5 For every wrong answer
Eligibilty Criteria

The candidates are advised to check the Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria before applying for the recruitment process. Following are the eligibility criteria of the Territorial Army, in brief, the applying candidate must check the detailed one before submitting the forms.

Citizenship: The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: The candidate should be of an age between 19 and 42 years, on the date of application.

Educational Qualification: The candidate should at least have done graduation or its equivalent.

Bodily Strength: The candidate should be both physically and mentally healthy.

Employment Status:

  • Self-employment, or
  • Gainful employment- The candidate should already have a full-time and reliable paid job, or
  • Mainstay civilian professions- This includes people involved in the necessary community work like Accountants, doctors, para-medical, etc.
  • Ex-servicemen- The Ex-service officers who qualify the age criteria and have desired physical/mental fitness are eligible to apply for the Territorial Army.

The people who are currently serving in the Regular Army, Navy force, Air Force, Police, GREF (General Reserve Engineer Force), Para Military, and other such forces are not allowed to apply for TA.

Exam Pattern

This Territorial Army examination is conducted in two stages. The written examination is conducted for the civilians only while for ex-servicemen, only the interview takes place.

  • The duration of the written examination for the civilians is 2 hours.
  • The type of examination question is objective type, that is multiple-choice questions.
  • The mode of examination will be both English and Hindi.
  • Two written examinations are held for civilians- Paper 1 and paper 2.
  • Paper 1 and paper 2 are split into two parts with 100 marks per paper.
  • The total marks for the written examination are 200.
  • There is a negative marking for each incorrect answer.

The Territorial Army Exam Pattern is given below in detail.

Name of the sections Marks per section Marks per Paper Total marks of the Written Exam
Paper 1 Logical Reasoning 50 100 200 Marks
Elementary Mathematics 50
Paper 2 General Knowledge 50 100
English Language 50
Syllabus

One must be well aware of the Territorial Army Syllabus in order to score well in the exam. The detailed syllabus for the Territorial Army 2022 written examination is given below:

Territorial Army Syllabus: Paper 1

The syllabus for the Territorial Army Paper 1 is tabulated below:

Section 1: Logical Reasoning
Logical And Analytical Reasoning Statements And Contradictions
Statements With Conclusions Verbal Classifications
Relations Interpretation Of Data
Clocks And Calendars Numerical, Letters, And Symbol Series
Section 2: Mathematics
Number System Profit And Losses
HCF And LCM Simple Equation
Trigonometry Mensuration
Average Algebra
Ratios And Proportions Time And Distances
Geometry Simple And Compound Interest

Territorial Army Syllabus: Paper 2

The syllabus for the Territorial Army Paper 2 is tabulated below:

Section 1: General Knowledge
Countries And Their Capitals History
Art And Culture Indian Politics And Geography
Sports Literature
Tourism And Travel Science And Technology
Section 2: English
Synonyms And Antonyms One-word Substitution
Vocabulary Spell Check
Omitting Idioms And Phrases
Editing Prepositions
Jumbled Sentences Active Voice And Passion Voice

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