The Territorial Army in India (TA) is an organization of volunteers who receive military training for a few days in a year so that in case of an emergency they can be mobilized for the defence of the country. It is a second line of defence after the Regular Indian Army; the Indian Territorial Army is not a profession, occupation or a source of employment. It is only meant for those people who are already in mainstay civilian professions, in fact, gainful employment or self-employment in a civil profession is a pre-requisite for joining the Territorial Army.
- Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit.
- AGE: 18 to 42 years.
- QUALIFICATION: Graduate from any recognized university.
- EMPLOYMENT: Gainfully Employed in Central Govt. /Union Territory /State Govt. /Semi Govt / Pvt. Sector / Self Employed
NOTE: Serving members of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and like forces are not eligible.
Maximum time 2 hours 30 minutes and marks are hundred (100). The question paper has two sections (section I & section II). First section is of 40 marks and second section is of 60 marks. First section consists of essay in English and comprehension. Second section consists of 110 objective type questions, in which question number 1 to 10 carry one (1) mark each and question number 11 to 110 carry half (1/2) mark.
NOTE- To be eligible to qualify the exam, candidate must obtain 50% aggregate marks and strictly minimum 40% marks from each in section 1 and 2 separately. Generally, there is no negative marking; if so it is informed just before the exam.
First section It comprises of two parts (A & B). For this the total 40 marks are allocated.
Write an essay in English language in about three hundred (300) words out of 3-5 essays. The essay related to current scenario on national or international political, economic and social issues.
Candidate has to write an essay in English language in about three hundred (300) words out of 3-5 essays. The essay related to current scenario (Includes issues related to current Political / Economic / National / International affairs etc)
Second section-Objective type questions on General Awareness related to History, Geography, Political, Economic, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Defence, Sports, English Grammar, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Sentence Sequence, Fill in the blanks, Reasoning, Mental Aptitude, National & International Current affairs etc.