Territorial Army 2021: Notification PDF, Exam Date, Vacancy, Analysis, Fee, Eligibility

Territorial Army 2021: Notification PDF, Exam Date, Vacancy, Analysis, Fee, Eligibility

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Sep 26, 2021Territorial Army Notification 2021 PDF out now at the official website of Territorial Army. Check here the exam date, eligibility criteria, salary, exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, application form details and more.
Territorial Army Notification 2021 PDF out now at the official website of Territorial Army. Check here the exam date, eligibility criteria, salary, exam pattern, selection process, syllabus, application form details and more.
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Territorial Army Exam Date 2021  -Sep 26, 2021

What is Territorial Army Exam?

The TA (Territorial Army) is the second line of defence after the Regular Indian Army. The current role of the TA is to alleviate the regular army from static duties & to assist the civil administration in managing the natural calamities & maintenance of essentials.

Currently, the TA has an approx. 40,000 personnel were officially recruited through the yearly recruitments. The candidates can join the TA as Officers & as Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO). The Territorial Army Officers (i.e. Non-Departmental) recruitment is done for Ex-Servicemen & Civilians. For Civilians, the recruitment process is done for Territorial Army Officers (i.e. Non-Departmental).

Territorial Army Exam 2021 Overview

Exam NameTerritorial Army Officers
Conducting AuthorityTerritorial Army
Name of Posts AvailableTerritorial Army (i.e. Non-Departmental) for Civilians & Ex-Servicemen
Exam CategoryGraduation
Exam LevelNational
Exam Stages
  • Civilians: Screening (includes Written exam & interview), SSB, Medical Board for final selection
  • Ex-Servicemen: Interview only
Exam TypeObjective type
Exam DurationTwo hours

Territorial Army Exam 2021 Notification

Territorial Army Notification 2021 is now released officially. The online application form for Territorial Army Officer recruitment is activated from 20th July 2021 onwards. The Territorial Army exam date is disclosed along with the official notification. As per the latest notice, the Territorial Army exam is scheduled to be held on 26th September 2021.

The total vacancies under Territorial Army Officer notification 2021 will be determined as per organizational requirements. The selection of the Territorial Army Officer for civilians posts will be based on the written test and Interview.

Moreover, scroll down to get other important information such as exam date schedule, vacancy, application form, eligibility criteria, fee, selection process, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, and more which have been collated here for your reference. Moreover, we have updated you with the direct download link to the Territorial Army Officer notification 2021 PDF as available on the official website of the Territorial Army.

Territorial Army Exam Official Notification 2021 PDF >> Download Now

This is an astonishing opportunity for the civilians to join as the Army Officers and serve the nation. The Territorial Army vacancies are released not only for civilians but also for ex-servicemen. Last year, the TA exam was cancelled due to the pandemic but it will be conducted this year for a favorable number of vacancies.

Territorial Army 2021 Latest News

Territorial Army 2021 exam analysis has been shared by our experts. The Territorial Army 2021 analysis consists of detailed information for both paper 1 and paper 2 exam on the basis of feedback received by the students who appeared for the exam. Candidates can check here the detailed Territorial Army 2021 exam analysis.

Territorial Army 2021 Exam Analysis, Check Here!

Territorial Army 2021 application form is now closed on their official website. Interested and eligible candidates must have filled the application form for Territorial Army 2021 exam latest by 19th August 2021. The direct link to fill the Territorial Army application form all is also shared below for your convenience.

Territorial Army 2021 Application Form, Apply Now!

Territorial Army 2021 recruitment notification has been released officially. Candidates awaited for the opportunity can now check out the exam dates, eligibility, salary, and more.

Latest Updates

  • 26th Sept 2021: Territorial Army 2021 exam conducted successfully.
  • 20th Aug 2021: Territorial Army 2021 application form link closed.
  • 20th July 2021: Territorial Army 2021 application form link activated.
  • 17th July 2021: Territorial Army recruitment notification 2021 out.
  • 07th April 2021: Territorial Army Exam Dates disclosed.

Territorial Army Exam Dates 2021

The exam date for Territorial Army is now released officially, as per which it is scheduled to be conducted on the 26th of September 2021. Moreover, check below the entire exam schedule for Territorial Army 2021 exam to plan your preparations accordingly.

Exam EventsImportant Dates
Territorial Army 2021 Notification release date17th July 2021
Territorial Army 2021 Apply Online begins20th July 2021
Last date to fill Territorial Army application form19th August 2021
Last date to submit the Territorial Army application fee19th August 2021
Territorial Army admit card 2021 downloading dateFirst week of September 2021
Territorial Army Exam Date 202126th September 2021
Territorial Army Result 2021-
Territorial Army Interview 2021November 2021
Receipt of docus of 'R' candidates for SSB at TA Dte by TA Gp HQs-
Territorial Army Final Result 2021December 2021

How to Fill Territorial Army Application Form 2021?

The TA application form for the Officer post is currently available at the official website of the Territorial Army https://www.jointerritorialarmy.gov.in/. The form must be filed within the mentioned deadline only or one will lose the opportunity.

However, the Territorial Army application form will remain active until 19th August 2021. The application forms for Territorial Army Officer recruitment 2021 for civilians will only be accepted in an online mode. Therefore, we will share with you the direct link to apply online for Territorial Army notification 2021 as available officially.

How to Apply Online for Territorial Army Recruitment 2021?

  • Visit the official website of the Territorial Army.
  • Enter the Captcha to continue to the official website.
  • Now, click on the notification column.
  • You will find the link to apply online for Territorial Army 2021 exam.
  • Click on that link.
  • Now, fill up the TA application form with the correct details.
  • Lastly, pay the application fee and click on the submit button.
  • Don't forget to print the application receipt.

Documents/Details required for Application of Territorial Army 2021

  • All educational qualification post matriculation certificates are needed.
  • Recent medical physical fitness certificate from a primary health Centre, or any govt. hospital or any registered MBBS Doctor registered in resp. medical council.
  • A copy of Identity proof which has photographs attached to it (includes Voter ID or PAN Card or Aadhar Card or Passport or Driving license etc).
  • Domicile certificate or any other Residential proof.
  • Certificate for evidence of correct age (includes Matric or Senior Secondary mark sheet & certificate for verification of date of birth).
  • The people who are employed in Central Government or Union Territory or State or Semi-Government or Private Sector Authenticated by Head of the office are needed to bring Service certificate along with a No Objection Certificate by the dept. as per the format mentioned in the official form.
  • The self-employed aspirants have to submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper of min. value duly attested stating nature of their employment & annual income. This has to be affixed with a photocopy of the PAN card & self-attested character certificate.
  • A copy of the Release Order.
  • A copy of Release Medical Board Proceedings.
  • Recent income proof from the appropriate authority (includes Income Tax Revenue Department or Magistrate or Employer as applicable).
  • A copy of PAN Card.
  • A copy of the Aadhaar Card for the unique identification of the candidate.
  • A copy of Certificates or Reports of all Courses.
  • Discharge Papers or Service Particular Booklet.
  • A copy of the latest Income Tax Return, i.e., ITR filed as legitimate proof of one’s income.

Territorial Army 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants can examine below the eligibility criteria for the posts of Territorial Army Civilians & Ex-Servicemen. Candidates failing to fulfil the below-given Territorial Army eligibility criteria won't be eligible to appear for the exam.

Thus, make sure you fulfill the entire Territorial Army eligibility criteria as stated by the officials of Territorial Army below:

Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria for Civilians

  • Nationality: Aspirants must be citizens of India.
  • Age Limits: The age of aspirants should be between 18 & 42 years on the date of application.
  • Educational Qualifications: Aspirants must have completed graduation from a recognized university.
  • Physical Standards: Aspirants must be physically and medically fit in all respects.
  • Employment status: Gainfully employed (includes candidate should already have a full-time & reliable paid-job) or self-employment or Mainstay Civilian Profession (includes people involved in the necessary community work such as Accountants, doctors, para-medical, etc.)

Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria for Ex-Servicemen

  • Only Ex-Service Officer can apply who are in the age group of 18-42 years can apply.
  • Aspirants must be a graduate and physically & mentally fit.
  • Serving member of the Regular Army or Navy or Air Force or Police or GREF or Para-Military & other forces are not eligible.

Territorial Army Vacancy 2021 Notification

The Territorial Army exam is organized to recruit candidates committed to serve the country. The recruitment is done for many posts such as Infantry Battalion, Home & Hearth Territorial Army, Engineer Territorial Army, etc. The vacancies for several posts for Territorial Army Exam 2021 are yet to be announced. The update will be provided by us once the official notification is released.

Territorial Army Salary Structure and Career Evolution

The Territorial Army salary structure, rank-pay, entitlement to medals & honours, allowances, and various service benefits are provided as applicable in the case of the Regular Army. Territorial Army officers are also entitled to Territorial Army Decoration after completing 20 years.

If aspirants do well & fulfil the required eligibility conditions, they can be then promoted to the military rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Officers commissioned in Infantry Territorial Army may be called for the military for a longer duration of time depending on the requirement.

  • Pension: Officers with 20 years & JCO (Junior Commissioned Officers) and other ranks with 15 years are given Pension.
  • Increment: The Increment is done each time after finishing 365 days of physical service.
  • Insurance Benefits: The benefits & incentives related to insurance are provided to personnel of non-departmental TA units

The pay scale mentioned as per the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC):

Military Rank


Pay Matrix

Military Service Pay


Level 10

INR 56,100 - 1,77,500

INR 15,500


Level 10A

INR 6,13,00-1,93,900

INR 15,500


Level 11

 INR 6,94,00 - 2,07,200

INR 15,500

Lt Colonel

Level 12A

 INR 1,21,200 - 2,12400

INR 15,500


Level 13

 INR 1,30,600- 2,15,900

INR 15,500


Level 13A

 INR 1,39,600-2,17,600

INR 15,500

Territorial Army Selection Process 2021

The selection process for Officers Civilians & Ex-Servicemen under Territorial Army recruitment varies other. Thus, for your reference we have differentiated the Territorial Army selection process for both the posts below:

Territorial Army Selection Process for Officers Civilians

  • Screening stage (includes Written & Interview): The aspirants who have applied for the TA exam are called for the screening. This involves two types of exams. First is the Written Exam which will test Reasoning, Elementary mathematics, general knowledge & hold on the language. Second is the interview round which is conducted by PIB (Preliminary Interview Board).
  • Service Selection Board (SSB) examination: The selected candidates will have to give tests conducted by the SSB.
  • Medical Examination: The selected candidates will then have to go through a proper health check-up & a medical examination of the physical body will be conducted as per standards set by Military Hospital.

Territorial Army Selection Process for Ex-Servicemen

  • The Ex-Service Personnel will be screened or concealed by the ASB (Army Headquarters Selection Board) at the Additional Directorate General Territorial Army.
  • The Ex-Service Personnel will go through a medical examination at the Armed Forces Clinic followed by their Police Verification for the final selection.

Territorial Army Exam Pattern 2021

Territorial Army Exam Pattern will comprise 2 different papers for a total of 200 marks. Candidates who wish to acquire the Officer post have to crack both the papers simultaneously. Below is the detailed and updated Territorial Army Exam Pattern 2021 for your reference.


Total Number of Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration


Logical Reasoning



2 Hours

Elementary Maths




General Knowledge



English Language






2 Hours

Level of the Question paper: The mathematical questions that are asked in the paper will be matriculation level (i.e. tenth standard). And, the standard of the complexity of the other three sections (includes Reasoning, General Knowledge & English) will be the graduation level.

Negative Marking: There is also negative marking for every wrong answer in the exam. And, for every right answer, one mark will be allotted to the candidate.

Qualifying Marks: The qualifying marks for the written exam of the Territorial Army is 40% in each unit. And, on the avg. the total marks should be at least 50%.

Territorial Army Syllabus 2021

The Written Exam comprises of sections like Logical Reasoning, Elementary Maths, General Knowledge, and English Language. The complete Territorial Army syllabus 2021 for each of these sections has been described below.

Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning questions are an important part of any competitive exam. This part of the paper will test the non-verbal logical capacity of the aspirants through problem-solving based on figures, statements, patterns, letters, diagrams, etc. This Critical reasoning exam is for testing the aspirants’ ability to draw logical conclusions. This skill is significant in everyday life also which makes it an inherent part of the competitive exam. The sub-sections for the Logical Reasoning test are as follows:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Verbal Classification
  • Number Series
  • Logical Problems
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Statement & Argument
  • Letter & Symbol Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Clocks
  • Statement & Conclusion
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Deduction
  • Verbal Classification
  • Cause & Effect

Elementary Mathematics

This part of the paper comprises mathematics topics from the primary & secondary levels of school. This elementary level of mathematics & aptitude will test the aspirants’ ability of problem-solving & basic calculation sums.

  • Profit & Loss
  • Compound Interest
  • Elementary Number Theory
  • Mensuration
  • Boats & cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on HCF & LCM
  • Average
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Trigonometry
  • Simple Equations
  • Data Management
  • Number sense & numeration
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Unitary Method

General Knowledge

A good understanding of general knowledge has become important for every exam point of view. This part of the paper will test the aspirants’ knowledge of the current affairs & basic familiarity with the social, economic & political situation in India & the world around. So, keep oneself updated about the current affairs via good English newspapers & regularly watch informative news channels. This will even improve one’s reading, writing & understanding skills for the English paper as well.

  • International Events
  • Sports, Art & Culture
  • Countries & Capital
  • Science & Technology
  • Static GK
  • Constitution of India
  • Famous days in History
  • Tourism
  • Indian Politics
  • Inventions & Discoveries
  • Fiscal & Monetary Awareness
  • Literature
  • Indian Geography
  • Famous Books & Authors

English Language

This part of the paper will test the aspirants’ basic knowledge about the English language, grammar & Comprehension skills. This section will include familiarity with elementary English grammar & other simple topics related to the language.

  • Antonyms
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Substitutions
  • Transformations
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Completion
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Prepositions
  • Passage Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence corrections
  • One-word substitutions
  • Editing
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Comprehension Passages
  • Spelling check
  • Vocabulary
  • Omitting

Best Books to Prepare for Territorial Army Exam 2021

Below is the subject-wise list of best books for Territorial Army exam preparation referred by the experts to crack the exam with less difficulty. Since there are a plethora of books available in the market, therefore follow the below-given books suggested by the exam experts.

SubjectsBest Books
Reasoning Ability
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra & Kumar Dr Lal
Elementary Mathematics
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Verma Rajesh
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
General Knowledge
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge by Binay Karna & SP Suman
  • Arihant’s General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey
English Language
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman & Lewis

Territorial Army Exam 2021 Preparation Tips

The aspirants applying for the posts of Territorial Army examination must prepare well for the exam. As the competition is quite high therefore the aspirants should be well prepared for the exam. Below are some preparation tips shared for candidates aspiring to crack the Territorial Army examination:

  • The candidates should have a quite good understanding of the syllabus & exam pattern.
  • The candidates should prepare all the topics & regular revision is necessary.
  • They should attempt Mock tests regularly & analyze one’s strengths & weaknesses.
  • They should work on particular topics which appear to be weaknesses in the mock tests.
  • Time management is critical to get success in any competitive exam.

Territorial Army Admit Card 2021

The Territorial Army examination conducting authority, which is yet to release the official notification for the 2021 Territorial Army Exam. The exam dates & the date for admit cards have been disclosed at the official website.

The Territorial Army admit card will be released 3 weeks before the exam date i.e. on 14th June 2021. Candidates who will successfully apply for the exam can download the Territorial Army admit card from 14th June till 04th July 2021.

One can download the Territorial Army Exam admit card from the official website once it is available by submitting the registration number & password allotted at the time of registration. Also, we will update here the direct link to download the Territorial Army admit card after the link is active.

Steps to Download Territorial Army Admit Card 2021

  • Visit the official website & search for the admit card tab and click on it.
  • One needs to enter his application ID or username and password.
  • After submitting one’s credentials, the candidate’s admit card will be ready to download.
  • Download & save the admit card.
  • One should print the admit card & make multiple copies for being on the safer side in case of one copy being lost.

Territorial Army Exam Centres 2021

The written exam for Civilian is conducted in the below 17 cities:


Exam Centre











West Bengal


West Bengal










Himachal Pradesh




Uttar Pradesh




Jammu & Kashmir


Jammu and Kashmir


Territorial Army Exam 2021 Answer Key

The Territorial Army Answer key is very useful for the aspirants as it helps them predict their marks well before the actual results are out. The specific link to the ‘Territorial Army Answer Key’ will be made available on the official website after the examination is conducted. The official Territorial Army exam answer key is released two to three weeks after the examination.

Steps to Download Territorial Army Answer Key

  • Visit the official website & search for the Answer Key tab and click on it.
  • The Answer Key for several posts will be displayed on the screen.
  • Select the ‘Answer Key’ for the post applied.
  • Download & save the answer key.
  • One should print the Answer key which will help to tally his answers & calculate marks obtained.

Territorial Army Exam Result 2021

The Territorial Army (TA) Exam Result of the year 2021 will be released by the Territorial Army Exam Board (TAEB) once the exam is conducted. The List of provisionally selected aspirants will also be provided on the official website after each stage of examination & after all stages of the exam are conducted a final merit list of the selected aspirants will be released by the Territorial Army Exam Board.

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Naveen SinghNaveen SinghMember since Jan 2019
Recommended twice for Indian Army in 2011 & 2017. Cleared NDA, CDSE, AFCAT, CAPF Exams.
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  • The paper’s standard in Elementary Mathematics will be of matriculation level, while the standard of papers in other subjects will be of graduation level in Territorial Army exam.

  • Generally, the Territorial Army vacancies are released every year with a fluctuation in the total number of vacancies.

  • The qualifying marks for the written exam in Territorial Army are 40 percent marks in each part & the overall average is 50 percent.

  • The examination pattern of the Territorial Army for Civilians consists of two papers. Paper 1 includes Reasoning & Elementary Mathematics and Paper 2 includes General Knowledge & English. Each paper is held for two hours. Each section consists of 50 questions & carries 50 marks.

  • The application fee for the Civilian post is INR 200.

  • Yes, there is a negative mark for the wrong answers.

  • Candidates for Officers post in Civilians are needed to fill the application form online available at the official website of Territorial Army.

  • One needs to download the application form from the official website & fill the same in hand.

  • The selection of Officers under the Ex-Servicemen category will be done via an Interview only.

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