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What is TA Exam?

Territorial Army Exam acronym as TA Exam is conducted for enabling motivated young men to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions in two capacities ie. as a civilian and as a soldier. The selected candidates are given one month basic training in the first year of commission. Two months annual training camp every year including the first year. Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at EVIA Dellradun.

Territorial Army Exam 2019 Eligibility

Educational Qualifications
Aspiring candidates should have completed a bachelor's degree from any recognized university.
The aspiring candidate should be Gainfully employed in Central government/Semi Government/Pvt Firm/Own Business/Self Employed.
Note: Serving employees of Police/Para Military Forces are not eligible.
Age Limit Aspiring candidates should be between 18 years to 42 years of age at the time.
On the basis of correct applications, shortlisted candidates will be called for Screening at the respective headquarters of Territorial Army by a Preliminary Interview Board (P18) including the written exam.
They have to submit a detailed Resume, present employment details, salary along with all the attested documents which are attached to original application form.
Applications of candidates, who will successfully complete this stage of selection, will be forwarded to Service Selection Board for SSB htterview.
Candidates also have to go through the Medical Board for final selection.
For Civilian Candidates
Aspiring candidates can apply for Territorial Army in prescribed format given in the advertisement cut outs or by downloading the application from official website www.indianarmy.gov.in. They should complete the application in all respect as per the guidance is given in the form. Applicants should send this application to respective zonal office address along with the self-addressed stamped envelope, two passport size photo, and postal stamp of Rs.12 and Rs. 25 for J & K.
For Ex-Servicemen
Ex-service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application along with enclosures as mentioned in the application form direct to Addl Directorate General TA, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), Block, New Delhi-01. The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board held at Addl Dte. Gen TA, GS Branch, 'L' Block, Church Road, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board at New Delhi for successful candidates.
Territorial Army Exam 2019 Pattern
Part I:
English comprehension & Language
Short Essay: Essay depends on curtent national and international events.
  • Sequencing of sentences (04 marks)
  • Comprehension passage (06 marks)
  • Fill in the blanks. (10 marks)
Part II:
Objective Type Questions
  • General Awareness which consist of Economics
  • Politics
  • Defense
  • Sports
  • International Events etc.
Important: Overwriting in objective and fill in the blanks will not be awarded any marks. Half mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. (Negative Marking).
Territorial Army Exam 2019 Syllabus
Part I
  • English Essay
  • English comprehension & Language
  • Sequencing of sentences.
  • Comprehension passage.
  • Fill in the blanks.
Part II
  • General Awareness which consist of Economics
  • Politics
  • Defense
  • Sports
  • International Events etc.

Territorial Army Exam 2019 Contact Details (Zonal HQ Offices)

  • Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh
    Exam Centre: Chandigarh
    To be Fwd:
    Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Western Command,
    Building No.750, Sector-8B, Chandigarh-160018.
    Ph No.0172-2547864
  • Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh
    Exam Centre: Lucknow, Patna
    To be Fwd:
    Commander, TA Group Headquarters Central Command,
    Lucknow (UP) - 226002
    Ph No.0522-2292245, 2482278
  • West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
    Exam Centre: Kolkata, Shillong
    To be Fwd:
    Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command,
    Fort William, Kolkata (WB) - 700021. Ph No.033- 2231227
  • Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh,
    Goa, Puducherry, Daman Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar, Dadar and Nagar Haveli
    Exam Centre: Jaipur, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad
    To be Fwd:
    Commander, TA Group Headquarters Southern Command, Pune-411001. 
    Ph No.020-26102848
  • Jammu & Kashmir
    Exam Centre: Udhampur and Srinagar
    To be Fwd:
    Commander, TA Group Headquarters Northern Command, Udhampur (J&K) – 182101  Ph No.01992- 243592