Tips to Prepare General Studies for Territorial Army 2022 Exam

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : September 21st, 2022

The “Why” of joining the Indian Territorial (TA) Army will differ for different people. Turning one’s life into more enthusiastic, challenging, meaningful, adventurous, and trustworthy is something that one gets if one becomes a part of the Indian Territorial Army. Indeed, the selection up to the final stage and seeing one’s name on the merit list is quite challenging, but it is not impossible. This article discusses the essential tips to prepare for the General Studies for Territorial Army 2022 exam.

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General Studies Preparation Tips for Territorial Army

All candidates who have been successful in this are just above-average human beings. The significant difference is their determination and love so much that they can achieve anything in life. No matter what one’s age is, if his purpose of spending a life less ordinary is something more than individual comforts, then one will become an Officer.

The Indian Army has been the most arranged organization in the world & it protects not just the territory but even every life, whether inside or outside of India, which deserves to be protected.

Analyzing the Territorial Army Exam (TA), there are three simple ways to address it strategically so that every candidate will get an opportunity to go to the Preliminary Interview Board. Although few candidates might already have an idea, we have put it here in a much better way so that it will be helpful to individuals in a sorted manner.

Questions Asked in Previous Year Territorial Army Exam

Before appearing in the upcoming exam, every aspirant must follow the Previous Year Territorial Army GK Questions. This GK trend in Territorial Army will give an advantage to all the aspirants appearing in the Exam. The total number of questions asked in each subject in the exam year-wise:

Year

2012

2016

2017

2019

Geography

3

5

5

10

History

11

7

10

8

Polity

4

1

3

7

Economy

1

2

3

4

Physics

5

10

3

3

Chemistry

6

4

3

4

Biology

8

10

3

2

Military Specific

2

4

3

1

Current Affairs

10

7

16

11

Total

50

50

50

50

Some Basic Observations for General Studies in Territorial Army

There are some basic observations that we have made in the General Studies Section of the Territorial Army Exam. These observations can be a game changer for all aspirants appearing in the Territorial Army.

  • 10 to 15 questions are mandatory from the Current Affairs topics. This will create a stronghold of the candidate’s competence in the TA examination.
  • There is a definite ‘No’ fixed pattern or order of questions in the examination. Unlike the NDA/CDS/AFCAT/INET, Territorial Army has no specific trend to follow. One can see it in each subject except for the military-specific & Current affairs. This signifies that there is no possibility of expecting a pattern.
  • Indian History is highly significant for the examination. This subject has significant weightage in the paper.
  • All the questions asked are comparatively easy, provided that one should have a basic knowledge of all the concepts. In a way, we can say that the CDS Exam aspirant will feel the Territorial Army paper comparatively more straightforward only because he must have good knowledge regarding all the concepts of all subjects, not quite in-depth but just above average knowledge.
  • Also, along with maintaining one’s physical fitness, he must have a detailed plan about the coverage of the Territorial Army Syllabus as well.
  • All the questions are basic & are concept-related only.
  • All the questions are direct answer objective types.
  • To score more marks, one should have adequate knowledge of all the subjects.

GK Topics for Territorial Army Exam

The most important subject-wise topics in GK for the Territorial Army Exam which candidates should cover are as follows:

S. No.SubjectTopics to be covered on a Priority basis

1.

Geography

Mountain ranges, rivers, dams, Precious stones, minerals, International borders, capitals & currencies of countries, Physical geography, ecosystems, grasslands, environmental features & disasters, Ecological hotspots, national parks & wildlife sanctuaries, Several deserts & other landforms, All geographic identities of India, etc.

2.

History

Indus valley civilization, Vedic age, various kingdoms of Ancient India, The arrival of several foreigners, the Afghans, The Mughals, the Marathas, the dynasties of south India, Acts of the British East India Company, legislatures of British in India, nationalist movements, Several freedom fighters, things which were done by the Indian National Congress (INC) – its sessions & who presided over them, the freedom struggle and the movement, etc.

3.

Polity

Formation & composition of the Constituent Assembly, Important Articles, the Preamble, Parts and Schedules of the Indian Constitution, The five-year plans, constitutional bodies, NITI Aayog, and appointments to several parliamentary committees & jargons used in the parliamentary proceedings, etc.

4.

Economy

Several jargons used in the macro & microeconomics, the Finance Commission, latest Budget of India.

5.

Physics

All basic concepts related to the physical world, Units & measurements, the laws of motion, motion in a straight line & in a plane, work, energy and power, Rotational motion, gravitation, oscillatory motion, mechanical properties of solids & liquids, sound & waves, light & optics, Electricity, magnetism & magnetic materials, electromagnetic waves & spectrum, etc.

6.

Chemistry

All basic concepts related to Chemistry in everyday life, periodic table and the scientists related to the elements in it, about s, p, d and f block elements, The states of matter, periodic properties, and chemical equilibrium, biomolecules, hydrocarbons, polymers, etc.

7.

Biology

All basic concepts related to Plant & the Animal Kingdom, biomolecules, the anatomy of flowering plants, Cell cycle and division, transport & nutrition in plants, photosynthesis, Human physiology includes digestion, respiration, excretion, blood circulation, neural control & coordination, reproduction; evolution, principles of inheritance, recent ecological issues, etc.

8.

Military Specific

Ranks of the Indian Armed Forces, Commands, latest military deals & recent military exercises, missiles & weapon systems, regiments of the Army and its basic terms, etc.

9.

Current Affairs

Monthly & Annual Editions every month to have a proper glimpse of the major current affairs, Candidates should have a proper understanding of all the latest happenings in and around the world, etc.

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FAQs on Tips to Prepare General Studies for Territorial Army 2022 Exam

  • As per the latest trend, the number of questions asked in Territorial Army GK is 50. The questions usually are centered on the topics like Indian History, Polity, Economics, General Science etc. This section screens the candidates based on their knowledge of India & world.

  • General Knowledge in Territorial Army is not complicated at all. The questions asked in TA General Studies are of an easy-moderate level that can be tackled easily.

  • 10 to 15 questions are mandatory from Current Affairs in Territorial Army GK. These questions are based on recent events of national and international importance.

  •  The important General Knowledge topics for Territorial Army are mentioned below

    • Important Articles & Schedules of the Indian Constitution
    • Fundamental Rights
    • President & Governor
    • Indus Valley Civilization
    • Delhi Sultanate
    • Modern History
    • Indian Physiography
    • National Park & WLS

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