The Territorial Army (TA) provide excellent opportunities for employed young men to join the Indian army and earn the glorious uniform. This is also helpful for one to full fill his dream of becoming an officer and joining Indian army if he wasn’t able to do it earlier with regular entries. Not only this Territorial Army brings you lots of other opportunities, in short it provides you an adventurous life with your regular job.
How to Join Territorial Army India
What is Territorial Army India?
This is an excellent opportunity given by Government of India to young men who are well settled in their professional life. They can now join Territorial Army as an officer and prove their dream of wearing army officer uniform. The best thing is, you can serve the nation in both ways- as a civilian and as a soldier. On top of this, you need not lose your primary profession, let it be an MNC job, govt job or your own business.
Who is eligible for Territorial Army India?
- Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit.
- Age – 18 to 42 years.
- Qualification – Graduate from any recognized university.
- Employment – Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt /Pvt Firm/ Own business/Self Employed.
(Note : Serving Employees of Police/Paramilitary Forces are not eligible.)
You must be well settled and employed in any of the profession mentioned above. Territorial Army is not for just passed out candidates or someone who has just 2-3 years of working experience. To make sure you clear the Territorial Army Exams, it is better you get well settled in your current profession first. Also if you have missed out regular entries due to age factor, it doesn’t mean you are perfect for Territorial Army now, you need to fulfil all eligibility requirements first and being gainfully employed will help you to get shortlisted for next round.
Terms and Conditions of Territorial Army
- Like regular entries, TA grants you a commissioned rank of Lieutenant.
- Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service.
- Promotions up to Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.
- Officers commissioned in TA Infantry may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on requirement.
Training Details of Territorial Army
- One month basic training in the first year of commission.
- Two months annual training camp every year including the first year.
- Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA Dehradun
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The officer and men of the Territorial Army have been decorated for their gallantry and distinguished services. So for they have earned 02 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), 15 VSM, 05 Vir Chakra, 13 Sena Medal, 25 Mentioned-in-Despatches and 43 COAS commendation card.
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What is the selection procedure of Territorial Army
For Civilian Candidates:
Candidates whose applications forms are found, correct after scrutinization will be called for screening, by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB), at their respective TA Group Headquarters. Candidates selected by PIB should provide brief BIO-DATA to include details about their employment with monthly income from all sources at the time of documentation immediately after PIB. Successful candidates will further undergo a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection
(a) Short Essay
(b) Objective type question on General Awareness Includes Issues related to Political/Economical affairs, International Situation and Sports.
For Ex Service Officers Only
- Ex Service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application alongwith enclosures as mentioned in application form to Addl Directorate General TA, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), ‘L’ Block, New Delhi-01.
- The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board (ASB) held at Addl Dte Gen TA Army HQ, ‘L’ Block, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board for successful candidates
How to apply for Territorial Army
- Keep visiting Indian Army Official website for latest notifications.
- More about TA notification and how to apply.