04-May 2020........... 4 Comment(s)

How to join Territorial Army for Civilians

Over a lifetime, working and service of all kinds - military and civilian,the civil participation raises the excellence quotient of India's strength, power and unity.From static duties to maintenance of essential services the country is safeguarded under the  Indian Territorial Army (TA), a second line of defence after the Regular Indian Army.

Role of Territorial Army

  • To relieve the Regular Army from static duties
  • Assist Civil Administration in dealing with natural calamities
  • Maintenance of essential services in situations where life of the communities is affected or the security of the Country is threatened
  • Provide units for Regular Army as and when required

Presently, the Territorial Army has an approximately 40, 000 persons. Candidates can join the Territorial Army as Officers and Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO). For Civilians, the recruitment is done for Territorial Army Officers (Non-Departmental). Let’s take a look at the recruitment process for Civilians in Territorial Army.

Territorial Army Exam Highlights

Exam name

Territorial Army Officers

Conducted by

Territorial Army

Name of posts

Territorial Army (Non-Departmental) for Civilians

Exam category


Exam level


Exam stages

PIB written exam

PIB Interview

Medical Board

Merit list

Exam duration

Paper 1  - 2 hours

Paper 2 – 2 hours

Exam type

Objective type

Official website



Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria for Civilians



Citizens of India

Age Limits

between 18 and 42 years on the date of application


Male and Female

Educational Qualification


Physical Standards

Physically and medically fit in all respects

Employment status

Gainfully employed


Territorial Army Notification

Territorial Army Recruitment Dates for Civilians post each year follows:

  • Application form to be released in May-June
  • Date of written exam to be held in July month
  • The exam will be conducted offline across 17 cities.

Pattern for conduct of Preliminary Interview Board Written Exam




Number of question


Paper 1

Part 1: Reasoning

Part 2: Elementary Mathematics

Two hours







Part 2

Part 1: General Knowledge

Part 2: English

Two hours








PIB Written Examguidelines must be considered strictly on the basis of exam pattern

  • - Objective (OMR answer sheet will be used)
  • - Maximum time for each paper is 02 hours and will be conducted in two sessions from 10:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs and 14:00 hrs to 16:00 hrs
  • - Minimum 40% marks in each part of each paper separately and have an overall average of 50% in each paper to qualify
  • - .33 marks deducted for wrong answers
  • - There will be no penalty for questions not attempted


Selected candidates in PIB written exam appear for PIB interview followed by Medical examination. After rigid testing and examination process the final merit list is prepared for the selected Civilians in Territorial Army. Selected candidates are allotted to move for training under Indian Army.


(a) One month basic training in the first year of commission.

 (b) Two months annual training camp every year including the first year.

(c) Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA, Dehradun.


The sheer variety, sense of purpose, responsibility and pride, validate job satisfaction in the duty of nation. You can serve the nation in two capacities– as a civilian and as a soldier. Territorial Army is giving an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation as Territorial Army Officers.

Encounter experience of an exceptional lady officer who served in the Indian Air Force and Indian Army. Major Nasreen Fatima, Squadron Leader (Retd.), the first lady Officer from the Indian Air Force in the Territorial Army. She is commissioned in Indian Air Force as a Short Service Commissioned Officer in Education Branch for tenure of 10 years and currently working as an Academic Head in Centurion Defence Academy, one of the renowned defence institute in India offering maximum numbers of Officer level selection each year.


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    20-July 2020Reply
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