Territorial Army Syllabus 2022 for Reasoning, Maths, GK, English

Territorial Army Syllabus 2022 for Reasoning, Maths, GK, English

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Apr 7, 2021Territorial Army Result 2021 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 Result 2021 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 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

Knowing the Territorial Army syllabus & exam pattern is the first step towards your preparation. Getting clarity of topics to be prepared along with the number of questions being asked in continuation with the allotted time durations plays an important role.

Therefore, let's understand the exam structure in the form of the Territorial Army exam pattern which includes Paper I and Paper II both for 100 marks each. The Territorial Army exam pattern includes 4 different subjects which are:

  • Paper 1 - Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics
  • Paper 2 - General Knowledge and English

Now, you can easily structure your study plan and prioritise your strong and weak areas from the subjects mentioned under Territorial Army exam pattern above to target questions in accordance with the cutoff.

Moreover, you should also have a glance at the latest Territorial Army syllabus. Since understanding the detailed subject-wise syllabus of the Territorial Army will help students identify:

  • Number of questions
  • Weightage of subjects
  • Total Time Available.

Indian Army will soon release the notification for Territorial Army recruitment 2021 for both Male & Female Aspirants. The exam will be online mode and will be objective type. Thus, the candidates should start preparing with the TA exam pattern and syllabus from now itself.

Territorial Army Selection Process

On the basis of applications received, shortlisted candidates will be called for a screening test by the respective headquarters of the Territorial Army for a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) including the written exam.

The candidates have to submit a Resume, present employment details, salary with all the attested documents. These are attached to the original application form.

Applications of candidates, who have completed this stage of selection, will be forwarded to Services Selection Board for a personality Test (SSB Interview).

The candidates after recommendation will have to go through a medical test.

Territorial Army Exam Pattern 2021

The Territorial Army exam consists of 2 papers. Candidates who wish to achieve the desired post have to appear and crack both the papers. Below is the detailed Territorial Army exam including the list of subjects, questions and marks.



No. of questions


Paper I




Elementary Mathematics



Paper II

General Knowledge






The Time allotted for each paper is 2 hours and is conducted in two sessions from 10:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 16:00.

Territorial Army Syllabus 2021 (Paper 1)

Knowing the topics make it easier to prepare for the Territorial exam. Thus, check out below the detailed subject-wise topics to be covered under the Territorial Army Syllabus for Paper 1.

TA Reasoning Syllabus:

The question paper will be intended to assess candidates ' capacity to complete sequences making a logical conclusion based on the easy pattern of numbers, statements, figures, letters, etc. that a rational thinking individual can expect without any unique research of the topic.

  • Cube & Dice
  • Mirror Image & Water Image
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Embedded Figure
  • Paper Cutting & Folding
  • Pattern Completion

TA Elementary Mathematics Syllabus:



  • Number system – natural numbers, integer numbers, rational numbers and real numbers.
  • Basic operations – addition, subtraction, division, square roots, decimal fractions.
Unitary Method:
  • Questions that are related to speed, time & distance
  • Time & work
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss.
Number Theory:
  • Division algorithm
  • Prime and composite
  • Divisibility testing of 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11
  • Multiples and variables
  • Factorisation, HCF and LCM.
  • Euclidean algorithm, logarithms.
Algebra:Basic operations, remainder theorem, simple factors, HCF, LCM, the theory of polynomials, the relation between its roots solutions of quadratic equations, and coefficients (only real roots to be considered).


  • Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables.
  • Values of sine x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°.
  • sine x, cosine x, tangent x when O° < x < 90°.
  • Simple cases of heights and distances.

Lines & Angles, plane & plane figures theorems on:

  • Parallel lines.
  • Properties of angles at a point.
  • Properties of Circle, including tangents and normal.
  • Congruency of triangles.
  • Similar triangles.
  • The concurrence of medians and altitudes.
  • Sides and angles of a triangle.
  • Property related to angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square.


  • Area of square, rectangle, parallelogram, triangles & circles.
  • Areas of figures which can bisect into the figures.
  • Surface area and volume of spheres.
  • Surface area & volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of a right circular area of cylinders.


  • Graphical representation-frequency polygons,
  • Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Pie charts, bar charts, etc.
  • Measures of central tendency.

Territorial Army Syllabus 2021 (Paper 2)

Territorial Army Paper 2 consist of 2 subjects. Knowing the topics under these subjects will enable you to prepare smartly for the exam and score better with ease. Therefore, check out the Territorial Army syllabus for Paper 2 below:

TA General Knowledge Syllabus:

Knowledge of current affairs along with matters of everyday observation and experience in aspects which may be expected out of an educated person who has not made a special study of any 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.

  • Famous Personalities
  • Indian History / Politics / Economics / GeographyHonours and Awards
  • World Organisations / Geography
  • Basic General Knowledge
  • General Science / Technology / Sports etc
  • Books and Authors
  • Famous Places in India
  • Days and Years

TA English Syllabus:

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

Territorial Army Qualifying Marks

In order to qualify the written exam for Territorial Army, one needs to score 40% marks in each Paper I & II and an overall score of 50% marks as per the criteria stated by the officials.

Note: The candidate must note that there will be negative marking in the paper for each incorrect question attempted by the candidate.

Territorial Army Exam Centres

Written Exam Centres

Territorial Army Group Headquarters





PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters, Western Command, Building No.750, Sector-8B, Chandigarh-160 009. Ph No. 0172-2547864



PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow (UP) – 226002. Ph No.0522-2482278,8953401641





PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command, Fort William,Kolkata (WB) - 700021. Ph No.033-22313227






PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters Southern Command, Pune-411001. Ph No. 7768002503, 0202688123



PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters Northern Command, Udhampur (J&K) – 182101 Ph No.01992 243592

Territorial Army Syllabus FAQs

  • Following are the subjects covered under Territorial Army Exam 2021:

    • Reasoning
    • Elementary Mathematics
    • General Knowledge
    • English
  • The paper 1 syllabus for Territorial Army along with paper 2 has been shared above.

  • To prepare for the Territorial Army 2021 exam in a better way is knowing the detailed exam pattern and syllabus.

  • Yes, Territorial Army is an online exam.

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