Territorial Army is an opportunity for all those who are currently working in an organization and want to serve the country as an Army Officer ( 1 or 2 months in a year ) without leaving one’s regular job. It is a golden chance for all those in the age group of 18-42 who couldn’t join the Army as an officer for one reason or another and still want to make a difference.
The Exam is held twice a year in the months of February and August for which the notifications are released November and May respectively.
The Application form can be downloaded from here.
The Written test known as PIB Test or Preliminary Interview Board is conducted at different TA Group Headquarters all over India. Successful candidates have to appear for the SSB Interview and Medical after the PIB tests.
The written Test is divided into 2 Parts : Section 1 and Section 2
- Section 1 is further divided into two parts :
Part A – Essay Question not more than 300 Words. Max. Marks Allotted : 20
3 Essays are given. The candidate has to write on any one of them of his choice.
Part B – Consists of English Language and Comprehension [ Passage based Questions, Rearranging, Fill in the blanks] Max. Marks Allotted : 20
- Section 2 contains questions on General Knowledge and current affairs. [ Generally of 6 months ]
Max. Marks Allotted : 60 No. of Questions : 60
Candidates can refer to these books for Essay Preparation:
You can download Territorial Army Previous Year Papers from the below link.