How to Join Territorial Army India Full Recruitment Process 2018

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.

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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.

Mohan Lal Territorial Army
Mohan Lal Territorial Army
Sachin Pilot Territorial Army
Sachin Pilot Territorial Army
Abhinav Bindra Territorial Army
Abhinav Bindra Territorial Army
MS Dhoni Territorial Army
MS Dhoni Territorial Army
Kapil Dev Territorial Army
Kapil Dev Territorial Army

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

Test Syllabus:
(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

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  1. mithu banerjee

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    why girls are not allowed?

  2. shashank s bharadwaj

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    i am studying diploma final year please can anyone tell me any type of these opportunity is available for diplomats please i am intrested to join armedforces but wherever i go they will ask for 10+2 so please how can i join please reply

  3. Vinay Manek

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    I had sent an application for Territorial Army (Last date being 30 Jun 2013).
    The PIB written test is scheduled for 18th August, but there has been no revert. The telephone number given for Chandigarh Western Command headquarters is not reachable.
    Pls advise



    • लव Sharma

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      same happened with me, do you know how jobseeker can join this??

  4. Kanaiya Oud

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    i am sent application form for territorial army .but 8th august is gone but no admit card is reach at my home. plz give some number or any information regading this application form.plz give me reply fast bcoz of exam 18/08/2013.

  5. CMama Rka

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    When the next will come Advt….?…QRSVP…

  6. Nilanjana Banerjee

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    Any scope for a female aspirant who is an Ex-NCC cadet but have crossed the age limit for the SSB exams…


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    sir,my date of birth is 01/04/1984 and my father is retired from army(ASC).can i apply for TA force. I also want to know that where is the vacancies.

  8. riyaz bm

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    I am 37 year old govt employ from kerala i want to join TA when will be the next recruitment

  9. लव Sharma

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    sir , i completed my degree in cse 2012 and worked for 8 months and then i left , iam looking forward for govt jobs, plz tell me how shud i join TA what is the procedures for this..

  10. Lalu Yadav

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    Hello sir I am lalu Yadav Bihar se may tettorial army me joining hona chahata hu sir hight qualifications 165 10th first division and 12 second division but 12th up se how sir please help me sir date of birth 26-04-1998

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