How to Join Territorial Army India

The Territorial Army which is also known as TA is an excellent opportunity for civilians who are gainfully employed in their respective fields and want to help the nation by joining the Indian army without losing their current job. When you join Territorial Army, you become an additional force for the Indian army which is being utilized as and when required. So it is a matter of pride to become a part of the great Indian army and helping it. In this article, we are going to discuss more on how one could join the Indian Territorial Army.

Territorial Army India Eligibility Conditions

  1. Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit*.
  2. Age – 18 to 42 years.
  3. Qualification – Graduate from any recognized university.
  4. Employment – Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt /Pvt Firm/ Own business/Self Employed**.

*(Note: Serving Employees of Police/Paramilitary Forces are not eligible.)

** (Gainfully employed means currently working in a good position and earning well enough)

Territorial Army Terms and Conditions

  1. Starting rank after completing Territorial Army training would be a commissioned rank of Lieutenant.
  2. Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service*.
  3. Promotions up to Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria.
  4. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.
  5. Officers commissioned in TA Infantry may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on requirement.

*( You will be paid only when you are embodied for training and military services, in short you will get the payment only when you are working for Indian army and not when you are working for your current company or doing business)

Territorial Army Training Details

  1. One month basic training in the first year of commission.
  2. Two months annual training camp every year including the first year.
  3. Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at OTA Chennai

Territorial Army Selection Procedure

For Civilian Candidates:

  1. Candidates, whose applications forms are found, correct after scrutinisation will be called for screening, by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB), at their respective TA Group Headquarters.
  2. 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.
  3. Successful candidates will further undergo a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection

For Ex Service Officers Only

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

One can apply and follow the procedure mentioned above as and when territorial army notification is published. To track latest happenings and notification of territorial army India visit official Indian army website.


  1. Saleem

    Sir, Is it possible to serve TA those who have juvenile diabetes. I have five yrs of IT experience.27 years old.

    hello sir, I do the privet job at this time.. & i am 45 Years old But my education is only 10 pass in science.. can I join this?
  3. Shesh narayan Sharna

    Hi I am shesh narayan Sharna. I do the privet job at this time.. Fizicaly I am completety perfect which is required in army.. But my education is only 10 pass in science.. My I join this?
  4. pavan waghmare

    Good I am interested join ta great army
  5. Jayesh Hadal

    Sir, I am 26 years old & i currently working in private company store keeper post, can i apply Territorial Army... please suggest me...
  6. gaurav pandey

    sir my self gaurav pandey and i passed 12 in 77% in pcm group sirr i attend air ncc in bhu in b cartificate sir how to join in thiss group let me find out this problem and sir my last question is who many %ncc supported in this area plzzz tell me sirrr
  7. chandrasekaran

    i am 24 yearrs old an graduate working in privaate firm,pls tell me is there any possibility to join in indian army pls tell
  8. krishna gupta

    I am 30 working with pvt firm as Business intelligence can i join the great indian army
  9. Amit Jadhav

    I am currently working in Technical support company in Nashik and I have no fixed week off in each week, I get only one week off unfixed week off,,, Am I applicable for TA?
  10. bajrang

    lwant go army my age 24 and i am fit plz give me suggest
  11. umesh

    Does TA Soldier or JCO can elegible to apply for ARMY CADER COLLEGE (ACC), SPECIAL commission OFFICER (SCO) course and PCL?
  12. ajith

    sir, i completed graduate and now iam workin in the field of colie am i qualified?
  13. Ganesh

    Sir, I am 33 years old and medically I am fit, i would like to join in Indian Territorial Army, currently i am working in u.a.e as a Junior Procurement Officer an International Construction Company, Sir, i want become an Indian Army officer, Sir please let me know, how can i proceed further requirements. Thank you Ganesh
  14. Ravi Kumar Balmiki

    Sir i'am just 20 years old And i want toh join TA. My height is 166cms and sir i'am doin gratuation 2nd year. I passed 10+2 by 40% in commerce. Sir i don't know when TA recruitment comes out. Sir please let me know. i'am glad to join indian army and i will join army Mobile number:8697009671 Thank you.
    1. Manu Mathew

      Hi , You can try in the regular army , Why join the ta
  15. Ravi Kishore

    Any person even of 70 years should be allowed to join if he or she is medically fit and serve the beloved country.This training could be useful to make every body disciplined citizen of the country
    1. Manu Mathew

      Dear Ravi, How can you expect a person of 70 medically fit.
  16. vikrant singh

    i will join army

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