How To Join The Territorial Army In 2022

UPDATE: Indian Army has published the official notification for civilian candidates to join Territorial Army as an Officer through PIB-2022. The Territorial Army 2022 registrations will start on 01 July 2022 and end on 30 July 2022. Jai Hind future warriors, today we are going to discuss about the method to join the Territorial Army as an officer in 2022.

UPDATE: The Territorial Army Exam 2022 for civilian candidates will be conducted by the Indian Army on 25 September 2022. Indian Army will open the Territorial Army 2022 registration for civilian candidates from 01 July 2022 to 30 July 2022. Lakhs of Territorial Army aspirants are applying for the Territorial Army 2022.

Also Check: Territorial Army 2022 Notification And Exam Date – Territorial Army Recruitment For Civilians

Prepare for the Territorial Army Exam 2022:

About Territorial Army

  • The English raised the Territorial Army in 1920 through Indian Territorial Act of 1920 and comprised of two wings namely – ‘The Auxiliary Force’ for Europeans & Anglo-Indians, and ‘The Indian Territorial Force’ for Indian Volunteers. After Independence the Territorial Army Act was passed in 1948 and the first Indian Governor General Shri C Rajagopalachari formally inaugurated the Territorial Army on 09 October 1949. This day is celebrated as the TA Day every year.
  • The Territorial Army initially had various types of units such as 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). By 1972 these units have either been disbanded or converted to Regular Army except Inf Bn (TA).
  • The Territorial Army is a part of Regular Army and its present role is to relieve the Regular Army from static duties and assist Civil Administration in dealing with natural calamities and maintenance of essential services in situations where life of the communities is affected or the security of the Country is threatened and to provide units for Regular Army as and when required.
  • Presently the Territorial Army has a strength of approx fifty thousand personnel comprising of Departmental TA units such as Railway, IOC, ONGC, and Non Departmental TA units of Infantry Battalion (TA) including Home & Hearth Battalions, Ecological Battalion (TA) affiliated to various Infantry Regiments and Engineer Regiment (TA) for maintenance of Line of Control Fencing. Now, one Composite Eco Task Force for National Mission for Clean Ganga is under raising at Allahabad.
  • The officers and men of the Territorial Army have been decorated for their gallantry and distinguished services. So far they have earned 01 Kirti Chakra, 05 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, 05 Vir Chakra, 05 Shourya Chakra, 01 Yudh Seva Medal, 74 Sena Medal, 28 Vishist Seva Medal, 17 Mention-in-Dispatches and 266 Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Cards.

Territorial Army Exam 2022 Important Dates

TA Online Registration01 July to 30 July 2022
Admit CardOne Week Before the Exam Date, The admit card will be made available online for being downloaded after submission of application by the candidates. The instructions will be available on the website.
Written Exam25 September 2022
Result DateOct – Nov 2022
PIB InterviewOct – Nov 2022
Result of PIB InterviewNov – Dec 2022
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Eligibility Conditions For Territorial Army Exam 2022:

  • Citizen of India
  • 18 to 42 years as on last date of filling the form
  • Graduated in any stream from any recognized university
  • Gainfully Employed

What does Gainfully Employed Mean?

Gainfully employed means, you must have a job or business and you are earning from it. How would you prove that you are earning? You must be filling income tax, ITR etc. These are the records that will be checked during the process. So who all can apply for the Territorial Army?

  • Business Owners
  • Farmers
  • People working in MNCs
  • People working in other Govt services like Railways.
  • Doctors
  • Engineers
  • Actors, Artist, Musician
  • Ex-Servicemen

Serving officers and students with no Jobs can not apply for the Territorial Army.

Selection Procedure For Territorial Army Exam 2022

(i) For Civilian Candidates:

(a) Candidates whose application forms are found correct will be 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.

(b) Successful candidates will further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection.

(c) Vacancies of male and female candidates will be determined as per organisational requirements

  • Embodiment for Training:
  • 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 OTA, Chennai.

Note: Online applications, admit cards, results and SSB call ups, etc will all be available only on the official website of Territorial Army

(ii) For Ex-Service Officers

  • The Ex Service Officers will be screened by the Army Headquarters Selection Board (ASB) held at Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi – 110 001.
  • Recommended Ex Service Officers will undergo Medical Examination at Armed Forces Clinic, New Delhi followed by their Police Verification for final selection.

Vacancies for male and female candidates will be determined as per organizational requirement

  • Embodiment for Training:
  • One month Basic Training in the first year of commission.
  • Two months Annual Training Camp every year including the first year

Terms and Conditions Of Service:

  • Territorial Army is part time concept with mandatory two months training in a year and does not provide full time career
  • Serving in Territorial Army do not guarantee pension and the same is subject to embodied service as per organisational requirement.
  • Commission is granted in the 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 Infantry TA may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on the requirement.
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Details of Written Exam For Territorial Army Exam 2022

  • The exam will be pen and paper based and
  • The questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) type and candidates will have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet
  • The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be a Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian university.
  • Subject-wise break up of questions is given below
  • The exam will be pen and paper based and
  • The questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) type and candidates will have to mark their responses on an OMR sheet
  • The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be a Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian university.
  • Subject-wise break up of questions is given below
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For a detailed syllabus, go through the below:


  • Part -1: Reasoning

Verbal Ability and Non-Ability, the question paper will be designed to test the candidates ability to complete sequences making logical conclusions based on the simple pattern of numbers, statements, figures, letters, etc as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject

  • Part – 2. Elementary Mathematics.

(i) Arithmetic. Number System – natural numbers, integers, rational and real numbers. Fundamental operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, decimal fraction.

(ii) Unitary Method. Time and distance, time and work, percentages, application to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

(iii) Elementary Number Theory. Division algorithm, prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11. Multiples and factors, factorization theorem, HCF, and LCM. Euclidean algorithm, logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

(iv) Algebra. Basic operations, simple factors, remainder theorem, HCF, LCM, theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous liner equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices.

(v) Trigonometry. Sine x, cosine x, tangent x when O° < x < 90°. Values of sine x, cos x and ten x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°. Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.

(vi) Geometry. Lines and angles, plane and plane figures theorems on Properties of angles at a point  Parallel lines. Sides and angles of a triangle. Congruency of triangles. Similar triangles. Concurrence of medians and altitudes. Properties of angles, sides, and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square. Circle and its properties, including tangents and normal. Loci.

(vii) Mensuration. Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, and circles. Areas of figures which can bisect into the figures (field book). Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface, and volume of a right circular area of cylinders. Surface area and volume of spheres.

(viii) Statistics. Collection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical representation-frequency polygons, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency.


  • Part – 1 General Knowledge.

General knowledge including knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on the history of India and the geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.

  • Part – 2 English.

 The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workman-like use of words. Questions in English are from synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, Para jumbles, error spotting, jumbled sentences, sentence correction, and fill-in blanks.

Qualifying Marks in the Written Exam

  • Minimum 40% marks in each part of the paper separately and overall average of 50%

For previous year papers and books related to exam preparation, go to: TA Previous Years

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The procedure for SSB Interview

Complete 5-day procedure of SSB Interview is discussed in this post: 5 Days Complete SSB Interview Procedure


The fee for filling the online application is Rs. 200


Stay tuned for the official Notification for Territorial Army 2022 Exam and Hope the post was informative for you. For more such posts related to defence exams and SSB interview stay tuned

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