How to Crack for Territorial Army 2021 Exam in 1st Attempt?

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : March 27th, 2021

Similar to every exam, the Territorial Army also needs a strategy to clear. For that, below are some tips that will help candidates in scoring more in the exam.

Territorial Army: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The Territorial Army exam consists of 2 papers. Below are the details of the list of subjects, questions and marks.



No. of questions


Paper I




Elementary Mathematics



Paper II

General Knowledge






Here are some Tips to Crack Territorial Army Exam

  • Score utmost in all:

The sectional-specific cut-off is the point of concern in the examination. So make sure one pass in all the sections separately, without neglecting any of the section.

  • Score high in one’s best section:

There are four sections in the Territorial Army exam. The Reasoning, Mathematics, General Knowledge, and English. Candidates try to score more in the subject in which one has a good grab.

  • Mind the overall cut-off:

Not only just the sectional cut-off, but the total cut-off of the exam is also very much crucial. The aspirant has to score above it. So don’t just stay avg. in all. Try to score as much as one can.

  • Mathematics need pace:

The maths section in the Territorial Army exam needs a high speed of solving the problems. This particular section comes with avg. complexity & aspirants can easily solve the problems using the basics of mathematics.

  • Reasoning level can be comfortably covered:

The level of the reasoning paper is comparatively average and sometimes easy. The aspirants need basic observation & differentiation knowledge to solve the reasoning question. Candidates should do some prior practice to maintain one’s score. So for the reasoning section, just observe & solve.

  • General Knowledge contains diverse questions:

The fifty questions from General Knowledge comes from the diverse topics covering all, i.e., science, history, economics, etc. maintaining a level hold in all the topics is the requirement of clearing the examination.

  • English need practice:

The English section brought hurdles to many aspirants because of a high level of questions. Candidates should practice for it, solve the sample papers, past year papers, and also start reading English newspaper, magazines, periodicals, to excel one’s knowledge.

  • Don’t adhere to tough questions: 

There might be few questions that will stuck candidates. Just move to the next question without wasting time. If one gets sufficient time after solving the whole paper, go to those tough questions and try to solve them.

  • Don’t go beyond one’s knowledge:

The examination has a negative marking rule that can reduce one’s marks in case he tries to tick the questions beyond his knowledge & gamble over the questions.

  • Check before marking:

The examination doesn’t have any OMR sheets. The aspirants have to put down their right option in the printed sheet by writing A, B, C, & D in the space ahead of the question number. Just stay clear & precise with the answers written.

The examination will have avg. level of difficulty. Aspirants need to prepare for it in the time available till the examination. The above-mentioned tips will help candidates in getting an overview of the exam & making one’s strategy to attempt the Territorial Army exam.

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