Territorial Army Recruitment Notification and Exam Date 2021 Out for Officer

Territorial Army Recruitment Notification and Exam Date 2021 Out for Officer
17-July 2021

Territorial Army Recruitment Notification 2021 for Officer


The most awaited notification for the Territorial Army Recruitment 2021 has been published on the official website of the Territorial Army. Online applications are invited from productively employed young citizens who are interested in wearing the uniform and serving the country as officers in the Territorial Army (TA). The interested candidates can apply online for the Territorial Army recruitment from 20th July 2021 to 19th August 2021.


The Territorial Army serves as the country's second line of defence after the regular Indian Army and currently has a strength of about 50,000 personnel, divided into 65 Departmental and Non-Departmental units. In this article, you will get to know the major aspects of the Territorial Army Recruitment Notification 2021. Read on to know more about the eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, and other details regarding the Territorial Army.


Key Highlights of the Territorial Army Recruitment 2021




Exam Name

Territorial Army Recruitment 2021

Conducting Body

Territorial Army, Government of India

Official Website


Mode of Application


Application Fee

Rs. 200/-

Notification Issued On

16 July 2021

Online Application Starts On

20 July 2021

Last Date to Apply Online

19 August 2021

Date of Written Exam

26 September 2021

Mode of Written Exam

 Objective (OMR Answer Sheet)

Subjects Covered

Paper 1:

  • Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics

Paper 2:

  • General Knowledge
  • English

Qualifying Marks

50% with at least 40% marks in each subject

Negative Marking



Territorial Army Eligibility Criteria 2021


  • Nationality: Only Indian citizens both male and female are eligible to apply for the Territorial Army.
  • Age Limits: The age of the applicants should be between 18 to 42 years as on the last day of filing the online application.
  • Educational Qualifications: The candidates applying for the Territorial Army recruitment 2021 must be a graduate from any recognized University.


Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Territorial Army Recruitment 2021


There are majorly four subjects included in the Territorial Army written exam. Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics come under paper 1, whereas, General Knowledge and English form the second paper. Following is the detailed information regarding the syllabus & exam pattern.


  • Reasoning: It consists of topics like forming a logical conclusion based on the simple pattern of numbers, statements, figures, letters, and sequence making as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject.


  • Elementary Mathematics: It consists of topics like Arithmetic, Unitary Method, Elementary Number Theory, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, and Statistics.


  • General Knowledge: It consists of topics like current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on the history of India and the geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.


  • English: It consists of topics like testing the candidates’ understanding of English and workman-like use of words. Questions in English are from synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, Para jumbles, error spotting, jumbled sentences, sentence correction, and fill-in blanks.




No. of Questions

Maximum Marks






2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics




General Knowledge



2 Hours







4 Hours


Exam Pattern Specifications:


  • The whole exam consists of two papers.
  • Each paper contains two subjects.
  • Each paper lasts for two hours.
  • The exam is conducted in offline (OMR) mode.
  • There are only objective-type questions asked in the exam.
  • For each correct answer, one mark is awarded to the candidate.
  • There is also a penalty of negative marking for incorrect answers.


Territorial Army Selection Procedure 2021


The selection procedure of the Territorial Army consists of the following stages.


1. Screening by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.


  • Under this stage, the applicants are shortlisted for the written exam and they are required to score the minimum qualifying marks to clear the written exam.
  • Once the candidates qualify for the written exam, they are called for an interview by the Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) which is constituted by the respective headquarters of the Territorial Army.


2. Successful candidates will further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for Final Selection.


  • Under this stage, the qualified candidates are called for another interview which is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
  • After qualifying for the SSB Interview, the candidates will undergo a medical examination for final recommendation as an officer in the Territorial Army.

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