Tuesday, December 23


TA SSB interview are being published on the official website of Indian army. 
Candidates those who have cleared TA Aug 2014 written test are going to attend SSB  interview soon.Recently the portal has published the centre allotment list for Territorial Army SSB interview. 
There are around 333 candidates who have been allotted with Selection Centre South, Bangalore.

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Thursday, November 27

Previous year Question Papers of Territorial Army Written Exam

See the pattern of occurrence of the questions. That will give you an idea as to which topics to concentrate on.

Question Paper of 9th Feb 2014 : Click Here

Question Paper of 18th Aug 2013 : Click Here

Question Paper of 5th Aug 2012 : Click Here

Question Paper of Feb 2013 : Click Here

Question Paper of Feb 2012: Click Here

Question Paper of Aug 2012 (English Comprehension) : Click Here

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Territorial Army exam Syllabus Feb 2015(Exam Question Paper Pattern & Preparation tips)

Hey dear aspirants if you are seriously involve in preparation for Territorial Army exam then press the trigger of the mind so that you may get ready for all questions’ answers. Content published in this site will help you to reach your goal.

Exam Question Paper Pattern:

The written exam duration is of two hours.
Maximum mark is 100.
The question paper has two sections that are I & II.
First section comprise in three parts that is part A,B&C

Section I: ENGLISH (40 marks)

Part A: Essay (30 marks)
In this part one has to write One essay out of Five essays within three hundred words. For this the allocated marks is 30. The essay related to current scenario (National/ International).

Part B: English Comprehension (5 marks)
This part is English comprehension & Language for 5 marks.Question & Answer will be based on a Small passage for 05 marks.

Part C: Synonyms & Antonyms (5 marks)

Section II: General Awareness ( 60 marks)
Second part consists of General Knowledge. Total number of questions in this section is sixty. Each question carry one marks.

Marking scenario: Many Candidates have doubts that is there is any negative marks or not ,as per my previous attempts there was no negative marks.

Cut off: To get into PIB Candidates have to score more than 50% of the total marks i,e more than 50 marks out of total 100 marks.

Study plan for TA exam..

General Awareness:
General Awareness paper will consist of 60 marks and will be objective in nature. It will test the candidate about his knowledge on various subjects including current affairs, history, geography, scientific relation to day-to-day experiences, generic scientific observations as may be expected of an educated person who does not have specialization in any particular subject.

Preparation tips:
Read newspapers regularly for the latest happenings in and around the world.
Read magazines that cover varied topics ranging from economy to business to trade policies to the latest awardees in the fields of sports, art, literature. In short, just be aware of all the topics because questions can come from anywhere.
Refer to past question papers and see the pattern of occurrence of the questions. That will give you an idea as to which topics to concentrate on.

To prepare for Comprehension passage, one can develop the habit of reading the newspaper regularly. Reading the newspaper improves not only one's vocabulary but also one's knowledge about the subject.
One can refer to Synonyms -antonyms books to clear the concepts
Try solving past year's question papers so that you have an idea of what to expect

I would recommend THE HINDU & THE TIMES OF INDIA.The Hindu gives you simple & effective writing style while TOI gives u stylish English & increases your vocabulary.Both are needed to write a good Essay

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Tuesday, November 25

How to fill TA Application Form confirmed from TA Officials (With Reference)

Here you can check step by step Procedure on How to Fill Application form.If you Find any Difficulty while Applying for TA please comment below.

It is Advised to Read the notification and instruction given on the Notification carefully before applying.


Filling up your TA form is the basic and first most step towards your commission in the the Territorial Army as an Officer.

The Scan Format of attached below are just for Reference Purpose, All the Candidates are advised to fill the form as per their Knowledge

  1. Print Application form in a good A4 Size Paper.
  2. Form complete in all respects will be accepted till 31 Dec 2014
How to fill TA Application form:

Here I will explain each step as it is in the application form.
You can Download scan picture of given below for more clarification.
Click Here: Download reference Application form(confirmed from TA officials)

1&2) Candidates name &Father’s Name:
Write in block capital in blue ball point pen. 
(In case of variation in Name as given to Matric Certificate attach an affidavit.)

3) Permanent Address:
Give a Address where you can produce Domicile Certificate.
(Domicile Certificate required at the time of PIB interview)

4) (A) Choice of written exam centre:
You are required to fill up choice of Exam centre as per your respective zone on which your state belong.

5&6) Date of Birth & Gender:
Fill Date of Birth as per your Metric Certificate .For gender Just Strike out Once on 'F'

7) No. of attempts already made in SSB for:
Example: If your attempts in SSB is zero in CDS & NDA & one in TA then write "ZERO" in both CDS & NDA and "ONE" in TA.

8,9,10,11,13,16) No Need of Explanation.

12 & 12(a) Next of Kin & Name of next of kin:

Some candidates confused with the meaning of Next of kin ,It means  "a person's closest living blood relative or relatives". 

So write your next of kin name as per your choice

14 & 15) (For Ex service Officers Only):
Details of previous Commissioned Service in the Armed Forces & Reason for Discharge.

Documents needs to attached:

only two passport size photographs with name written on back side should be attached along with this application form.

Final step:

You need to buy two envelope of 28 x 12 cms size & a postal stamps worth Rs.27/-
1.(self address envelope) In this envelope write your address in which you want your call-letter , affix postal stamps worth Rs.27/- & attached this envelope along with your application.
2.In another envelope write your command HQ address in right side of envelope & write your address in left side of envelope.(Now pack this envelope with application form with attached two passport photos + self address envelope)
Now speed-post your application.
best of luck for TA exam..

NOTE: No need to send other documents along with application form...

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Wednesday, November 19

Join Indian Territorial Army as an Officer Recruitment Feb 2015

Applications are invited from gainfully employed young men for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation. Territorial Army Officers,based on the concept of enabling 
motivated young men to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions.
You can serve the nation in two capacities – as a civilian and as a soldier. No other option allows you such an expanse of experiences.

Date of written Exam: 08 Feb 2015

Eligibility Condition:

  • Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit. 
  • Age - 18 to 42 years as on 31 Dec 2014 
  • Qualification- Graduate from any recognized university. 
  • Employment-Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt/ Pvt Firm/ Own business/Self Employed. 
  • Note : Serving Employees of Polices/Para Military Forces are not eligible. 

Territorial Army Exam Syllabus:
  • PART I - Short Essay. 
  • PART II - Objective type question on General Awareness : Includes Issues related to Political / Economical affairs, International Situation and Sports.

All desirous civilian candidates can obtain APPLICATION FORM, from EMPLOYMENT NEWSPAPER or download from www.indianarmy.gov.in and send it along with self addressed stamped envelope of 28x12 cms size, two passport size photographs and postal stamps worth Rs.12/- (Rs. 25/- for J&K) affixed on envelop to their respective TA Group Headquarters as per the area.

Last Date:
Form completed in all respects will be accepted till 31 Dec 2014 at respective locations as mentioned above. 

Official Notification link: Here

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Thursday, November 6

Recruitment rally to 'D' Coy, Ex-113 Inf Bn (TA) Rajput cancelled

The recruitment rally to 'D' Coy, Ex-113 Inf Bn (TA) Rajput, Hqs 25 BRTF which was earlier scheduled to be held from November 10 to 15 at Koirengei Air Field, Imphal has been cancelled.

Lieutenant Coy Cadre PK Laishram informed this in a statement here today.

Source: http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=Snipp4..061114.nov14
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Tuesday, November 4

Indian Army Recruitment Rally Gwalior For Soldier Posts.

An Army Recruitment Rally will be conducted at Trade Fair Ground, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. 12th, 10th, 8th Class pass candidates can attend the Indian Army through the Open Army Recruitment Rally which will be held at Trade Fair Ground, Gwalior from 11-11-2014 to 17-11-2014 for Soldiers General Duty, Technical, Solder Clerk/ Store Keeper Technical, Nursing Assistant, Tradesman Posts. Please read all the details and requirements for the Army openings and apply accordingly.

Name of the Posts: Soldier
Name of the Category:
1. Soldier General Duty
2. Soldier Nursing Assistance
3. Soldier Technical Dresser
4. Soldier Technical
5. Soldier Tradesman (8th Pass)
6. Soldier Tradesman (10th Pass)

Educational Qualification:
As per Army Recruitment Rally Gwalior Recruitment Criteria Candidates should have 10th Pass for Soldier General Duty Posts, 12th Examination pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English for Soldier Nursing Assistance, Technical, Dresser Posts and 10th or 8th Exam passed for Solder Tradesman Posts.

Age Limit:
Candidates age limit should be between 17 years 6 months to 21 years for Soldier General Duty and 17 years 6 months to 23 years or all others posts as on first day of Rally.

Selection Process:
Candidates are selected through Physical Fitness Test, Physical Measurement Test, Medical, and Common Entrance Examination.

How to Apply:
Eligible candidates can attend the India Army Recruitment Rally at Trade Fair Ground, Gwalior from 11-11-2014 to 17-11-2014 along with 20 latest passport size photographs, all original documents with one photocopy each, 10th/ 12th Board Certificate and Marks Sheet, Domicile Certificate, Caste and Character Certificate. for more details log on to official websites www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, http://armyrecuruitmentmp.nic.in & http://mp.gov.in

Important Dates & Place:
11-11-2014 to 17-11-2014 at Trade Fair Ground Gwalior Madhya Pradesh.

for Official Notification of : click here
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Army Recruitment Rally at Sanik School, Nagrota (Jammu)

District administration Jammu under the chairmanship of A. K. Sahu, Deputy Commissioner Jammu had organized an effective awareness amongst all border areas for ensuring participation of youth of these areas in the recruitment rally of the Army at Sainik School, Nagrota. 

The counseling centres were opened in all BDO offices wherein the clarification regarding the criteria, paperwork and photostat were done to aid the youth. Further, buses were deployed in all BDO offices of Border Areas i.e. Khour, Pargwal, Samwan, Khara, Akhnoor, Marh, R.S.Pura, Suchetgarh, Arnia, Phllian Mandal, so that the candidates could reach easily for recruitment rally. The buses also brought these candidates back to their respective areas. 

Due to the team efforts of Deputy Director Employment, Jammu, all SDMs and BDOs about 3500 candidates reached the destination. It was further instructed by Deputy Commissioner, Jammu that the pass outs shall be provided guidance and counselling for written paper to be held on November 30, 2014.

This is an effort being made to provide assistance to the youth of firing affected and border areas. 

Read: http://www.jknewspoint.com/newsdet.aspx?q=46319
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Sunday, November 2

Recruitment rally in 122 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Kannur,Kerala

Territorial Army recruitment rally from November 10 to 14

The 122 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Kannur,Kerala will conduct a recruitment rally at the Fort Maidan here from November 10 to 14.

Age limit: 18-42

The physical test would be held on November 10. Medical test, document verification, grade test and interview would be conducted from November 11 to 14.

Read: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/territorial-army-recruitment-rally-from-november-10-to-14/article6554603.ece?textsize=large&test=1
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Tuesday, October 28

SSB — Experience of a lifetime Aneet Kanwal Randhawa (The Tribune)

AN employment-seeking youth knocks all possible doors till he finally makes a cut. At times, the search for new vistas continues even beyond that. Yet all of you who have in this course had a chance to face a selection board for recruitment to defence forces would agree with me about how holistic the entire process is — a process, in which every aspect of your personality is uncovered with such finesse that any effort on your part to conceal it or portray it differently is made futile.

‘Late bloomer’ as I am often referred to by my friends, the only opportunity left for me to join the Army at my age was the 
Indian Territorial Army entry which is a three-stage process. I was fortunate to reach the third stage, which was the selection board. I was allotted the selection centre east at Allahabad, where I arrived with all the gusto of a prospective Army officer, hopeful of making the cut.

I had no idea that my being a part of this four-day selection process would be such a value addition. Being a part of the Army fraternity for these days is an experience in itself. The largesse of the Army lies in the fact that every prospective officer is treated as good as an officer. You are offered a sumptuous meal and a comfortable lodging, something which is unthinkable in any other recruitment process.

A typical day with a selection board starts early. At 4.30 a.m. when you are in deep slumber, you are suddenly woken by the washer man’s call, asking for your laundry, in an astounding pitch to scare the hell out of you. You miss him and your evenings are ruined washing your laundry. You report for your breakfast at 5.30 a.m. in the dress code specified for the day. At 6 you report for the day's grilling sans your watch. When you are done with your day's tasks, to your utter surprise, it is barely 11 a.m. Quite a lesson in effective time management, I must say.

PPDT, SRT, WAT, PGT, IO etc. may be quite a familiar terminology for those who have faced a selection board at some point of their life. Yet, for the benefit of others I would like to state that these are various psychological testing techniques adopted by the selection boards. The dexterity with which the group task officers and psychologists check your perceptions, reactions to crisis situations, behaviour in groups and personality conflicts is amazing. The selection process reaches its summit with the interview, which is a virtual CT scan of your personality.

Yet the most memorable task which I executed was the individual obstacle task. And to add to the fun, it was held in the midst of torrential rain. 'Tiger leap' was the most interesting obstacle in which from a raised platform I had to take a leap akin to a tiger’s leap and cling on to a hanging rope and come down. Soon I found myself huffing and puffing and being unable to complete all the tasks in the specified time, yet having a sense of satisfaction over the fine display of perseverance.

In the final conference, when results are to be announced, you are counselled to be prepared for any eventuality. You are told that how great achievers like Amitabh Bachchan and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam came out unsuccessful from selection boards. Indeed, a great gesture.

You come out of the selection board as a transformed individual. You are able to appreciate the synergy of a group. You have a better sense of national integration. And finally, you have bonds to cherish for a lifetime. A must go for all, at least once, not for success or failure, but for the experience it offers.

Source :The Tribune Chandigarh
Article link: Here
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Monday, October 27

Army Recruitment Rally at Secunderabad from 3rd to 30th November 2014

Army recruitment rally under Head quarter’s quota to select Soldier (Technical, General Duty, Tradesmen and Musician category) is scheduled to be held at 1 EME Center, Secunderabad from 3rd to 30th November, 2014.
This selection will be conducted for sons and own brothers of war widows, ex-servicemen and servicemen and wards of Territorial Army personnel. Candidates from any State and Union Territories are eligible to participate in the recruitment rally.
Eligible candidates should report along with the original certificates at Golden Jubilee Stadium of 1 Training Battalion, 1 EME Center, Secunderabad at 6:00 am on 3rd November, 2014 for further proceedings.
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Recruitment drive in central Kashmir in Nov

Army will hold a recruitment rally for various categories for the candidates of all the districts in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region next month.

 Army Recruitment office, Srinagar will conduct an open recruitment rally at Badgam in central Kashmir.

The rally will be for the candidates of various categories including soldier general duty (GD), soldier clerk, store keeper technical (clk/skt) and soldier technical (Tech) from Anantnag, Baramulla, Srinagar, Kupwara, Badgam, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Shopian, Kargil and Leh districts. It will be conducted from November 10 to November 17 2014.

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Friday, October 24

Recruitment rally in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir from Nov 19

Army to hold 5-days recruitment rally in Rajouri
JAMMU: The Army will hold a five-days long recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district from November 19.
The rally will be held to employ general duties and technical soldiers besides clerks and store-keepers.
"An Army recruitment rally will be held in Rajouri district from November 19-23 for all categories which include Soldier General Duties, Soldier Technical and Soldier Clerk and Store Keeper except Soldier Nursing Assistant for candidates of Poonch and Rajouri districts," Defence spokesman told Jammu Links News.
The screening of candidates will commence at 5 AM sharp on each Day of the rally, he said, adding, on November 19, from 5 AM to 9 AM, candidates of Poonch district will take part in all categories.
On November 20, the candidates of tehsils Nowshera, Sunderbani, Thanamandi, and Budhal of Rajouri district will take part in the recruitment drive, he said.
On November 21, candidates of tehsils Rajouri, Darhal, Kalakote, Koteranka and any other block and tehsil of Rajouri district will participate in it.
The Common Entrance Exam for all categories will be held at Sainik School Ground, Nagrota (Jammu) on November 30.
"Candidates having tattoos and engravings of small acceptable size on inner face of arms and dorsum of hand will be acceptable for recruitment in the Army.
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Recruitment Rally in Territorial Army at Koirengei, Imphal

Recruitment Rally in Territorial Army at Koirengei, Imphal

Age: 18-42
Place:Koirengei air field
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Tuesday, October 21

Army Recruitment Rally at Beed for Soldier Technical and Soldier General Duty, October 2014

Candidates of Pune, Ahmednagar, Osmanabad, Beed and Latur dist. Indian Army held open recruitment bharti rally at police parade ground, Beed from 31 oct. to 10 nov. 2014

Vacancy for Soldiers General  Duty, Technical, Solder Clerk/Store Keeper technical, Nursing Assistant and Sol Tradesman

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#SSB Tips

Psychology tests are a battery of written projective tests.
Thematic Apperception Test [TAT]
Word Association Test [WAT]
Situation Reaction Test [SRT]
Self Description Test [SD]
What to do?

You will be shown 11 black & white pictures in which the last picture is a blank slide. Each picture will come just for 30 seconds and then disappear, after that you will get 4 minutes to write the story based on that picture. After 4 mins another picture will come for 30 seconds and same process will be followed till last slide {blank slide}. The tips for TAT are the same as for the story of PPDT. Go prepared with the story for the blank slide.

You will be shown 60 words back to back; each word will remain on the screen for 15secs. In 15secs you are required to write a sentence which comes to your mind first after reading that word. Likewise you have to write 60 sentences continuously without any pause in between.
It is not possible to go prepared with 60 sentences, as some coached candidates try to do & in fact succeed in writing quite a few such sentences. This does not help, because only the spontaneous response is consistent with the personality of the candidate. The psychologist analyses the complete responses to construct a holistic & consistent personality of the individual. Any prepared response will be inconsistent with the complete battery of answers & hence will get ignored.

You will get a booklet with 60 situations written on it. You are required to write your responses based on those 60 situations. Time allotted will be 30 mins.
Tips: Answer spontaneously. The main character in the situations should be a leader, who should try to resolve the problems proactively for the betterment of everyone & not wait for things to happen.

You are required to write opinion about you from your parents, friends, teachers & yourself, and things which you would like to develop in the future. Time allotted will be 15 mins.
Tips: You should go prepared. Write the truth. Opinions of others, as well as yourself about you are basically a brief about your strong & weak points. The strong points should be more than the weak points. In case the reverse is true, it shows that you have not taken enough action to improve yourself, despite being aware of your weaknesses.

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Sunday, October 19

Indian Army Recruitment Rally for Ex-Servicemen Dependent 2014

Indian Army is going to organized a Recruitment Rally in Centenary Pavilion Maidan, Roorkee for Son of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen/War Widows and Real Brothers of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen & Sportsmen Played at International/ National/ State/ District/ University Level in Head Office B.E.G. & Center, Roorkee. More detailed description is given here under:

Soldier Technical Grade :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 45% marks in 12th P.C.M. with English OR 50% in 10th and 03 year Diploma in Engg from an AICTE recognized Institute.

State : All States

Soldier G.D./Driver Grade :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 45% marks in 10th and 33% in each subject OR 12th Passed.

State : All States

Soldier T.D.N. :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 10th Passed – Chef, Dresser, Steward, Washman, Sport Staff (ER) OR 8th Passed – Sweeper and Mess keeper.

State : All States

Soldier Clerk/SKT/IM :

Age : 17.5 years to 21 years (born between 17 November 1993 and 17 May 1997 both inclusive).

Qualification : 50% marks in 12th and 45% in each subject, English and Maths/Account/Book-keeping essential with 40% in 10th or 12th.

State : All States (Relative Bengal Sapper Only)

How to Apply : Interested and Desirous eligible candidates who fulfill all the above mentioned eligibility have to appear in the Centenary Pavilion Maidan, Roorkee from 17 November to 22 November 2014 at morning 05:00 AM. Candidates must carry following respective articles :

Recently Clicked 15 Colored Passport Size Photographs.
One certified set of :
Original Relation, Education, Residence Certificate signed by Tehsildar/S.D.M.
Caste Certificate signed by Tehsildar/S.D.M./D.M.
Acceptance Certificate by Mother & Father (for Minors).
Discharge Book/Pay Book (Vetan Book)/P.P.O. of Father/Brother.
Unmarried Certificate and Character Certificate with government Stamp.

P.S : No entry will be entertained of candidates in recruitment without Documents. Relative Army Personnel Only, Relative Navy, Air force, Para-Military forces are not eligible.

For More Information : Helpline Number – 01332-275652 (Timing- 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM & 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM)
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Recruitment rally is for candidates of Haryana,Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh

The Army Office is going to organise Open Bharti (Recruitment) from dated 29.10.2014 to 08.11.2014 in District Jhajjar,Haryana for recruitment of Soldier (General Duty),Soldier (Clerk),Store Keeper (Technical) and Raksha Sewa Core posts.This recruitment rally is for  candidates of Haryana,Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh candidates.Recruitment process will be held at Police Line at Jhajjar fro 29.10.2014 to 08.11.2014.This recruitment is very useful to those candidates who want to be a part of Indian Army for serving country.Special relaxation will be given in age and physical fitness to Sports Persons.

Dates for Recruitment-
29.10.2014 to 08.11.2014
For Districts-Panipat,Sonepat,Rohtak and Jhajjar
29.10.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Panipat.
30.10.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Jhajjar.
31.10.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Sonepat.

01.11.2014-Recruitment of Soldier (GD) for candidates resident of district Rohtak.

02.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Sonepat.

03.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Jhajjar.

04.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Pohtak

05.11.2014-Recruitment of  Soldier (Clerk) and Store Keeper (Technical)/ for candidates resident of district Panipat.

05.11.2014-Recruitment of  Raksha Sewa Core for candidates resident of Himachal,Haryana (Not for candidates of Palwal,Faridabad, Gurugaon and Mewat) and Chandigarh.All of these candidates must be ESM registered with ARO Office are eligible for these posts.

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Indian Army Recruitment 2014- LDC, Storekeeper, CTI & MTS Posts.

HQ Madras Engineer Group & Centre and Military Dental Centre (MDC), Bangalore Employment Notice.

There is a latest recruitment has been started for Indian Army, HQ Madras Engineer Group & Centre and Military Dental Centre (MDC), Bangalore. 10th, 12th Passed candidates can apply for Lower Divisional Clerk, Storekeeper, Civilian Trade Instructors and Multi Tasking Staff Posts in Indian Army. Other details are provided here, Please read all the details and requirements for the Clerk, Storekeeper and other Vacancy in Bangalore and Apply Accordingly.

Educational Qualification: 
As per Indian Army, HQ Madras Engineer Group & Centre and Military Dental Centre (MDC), Bangalore Recruitment Criteria Candidates should have Passed 12th Class, with typing speed of 35 wpm in English or 30 wpm in Hindi for Lower Divisional Clerk Posts, Passed in Higher Secondary or its equivalent for Storekeeper Post, Matriculation or equivalent with Industrial Training Institute/ National Certificate of Trade & Vocational Training in the concerned trade for Civilian Trade Instructors Posts and Passed in Matriculation or its equivalent for Multi Tasking Staff Posts.

Age Limit: 
Candidates age limit should be between 18 to 25 years for all posts as on 22-10-2014. Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

Selection Process: 
Candidates will be selected based on performance in Written Test, Skill Test, Typing Test and Interview.

How to Apply: 
Eligible candidates may send their applications in prescribed format along with two passport size photographs and copies of all relevant document certificates duly attested by Gazetted Officer or self attested, in an envelope superscribed on top with “Application for the post of _______ Under Civilian Direct Recruitment”, send by registered post to The Civilian Establishment Officer, Civilian Recruitment Cell, HQ MEG & Centre, Sivan Chetty Garden Post, Bangalore 560042 or dropped at drop box kept at reception room at main gate of HQ MEG & Centre, Bangalore with in 21 days from date of publication of advertisement.

Important Dates:
Date of Publication: 10-10-2014.
Last Date for Submission of Applications: With in 21 days from date of publication of advertisement.

Click Here<<---Official Notification
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Indian Army Recruitment 2014 – 800 Soldier Posts

Indian Army has issued an open Army Recruitment rally notification for Srikakulam, Vizianagarm, Vishakhapatnam, East & West Godavari and Krishna Districts of Andhra Pradesh and the UT of Yanam (Puducherry) the recruitment of 800 Soldier vacancies. Eligible male candidates may attend for recruitment rally from 01-11-2014 to 08-11-2014. For more details like selection process, how to apply are given below.

Vacancy Details: 
Total No.of Posts: 800
Name of the Post: Soldier 
Name of the Category:
1. Soldier Technical & Soldier Nursing Assistant
2. Soldier GD
3. Soldier Tradesman (All Arms)
4. Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper Tech
5. DSC (Ex Serviceman only)
6. Tradesman Aptitude Test

How to Apply: Eligible male candidates may attend for recruitment rally along with biodata, originals & 2 attested copies of qualification certificates/ marksheets, nativity certificate, NCC & sportsmen certificate (not more than 2 years old), relationship certificate (only for SOS, SOEX, SOW & SOWW) as applicable, adequate numbers of coloured passport size photographs etc & other relevant documents from 01-11-2014 to 08-11-2014 at Kodi Ram Murthy Stadium, Srikakulam.

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Friday, October 17

Recruitment Rally against Unit Headquarters Quota 2014

Recruitment Rally against Unit Headquarters Quota for Wards of War Widows / Widows / Ex Servicemen / Service Persons will be held at 3 EME Centre, Bairagarh, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh State) wef 13th October 2014 to 26th October 2014. Wards of War Widows / Widows / Ex-Servicemen / Servicemen of all Arms/Services can apply.

Eligibility: Only Wards of War Widows / Widows / Ex-Servicemen / Servicemen of all Arms/Services.

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Army to hold recruitment rally from Oct 29, Jammu

An Army recruitment rally will be held at Sainik School ground and NCC camp ground, Nagrota from 29 October 2014 to 7 November 2014, for all categories, except soldier nursing assistant.
As per defense handout, it’s an opportunity for the youth of Jammu region to get selected for a glorious career in the Army.
The screening of candidates will commence at 05:00 am sharp on each day of the rally. Whereas the Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for all categories, except Sol Clk/SKT of the selected candidates will be held at Sainik School ground, Nagrota on 30 November 2014. 
Medical examination will be conducted for only those candidates, who will pass the Physical Fitness Tests.
Candidates having tattoos of acceptable size will be eligible for recruitment.

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Wednesday, October 15

Indian Army Recruitment Rally at Madhya Pradesh – October / November 2014

Indian Army is going to conduct a recruitment rally at Police Line Ground, Betul (Madhya Pradesh) from 29 October 2014 to 02 November 2014 for recruitment of Soldiers (GD/Technical/Nursing Assistant/Nursing Asst. (Veterinary) and Tradesman posts. District-wise recruitment schedule is as follows -

Indian Army Recruitment Rally at Betul (District-wise Schedule) :

Date :- 29-10-2014
Post :- Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Bhopal, Betul and Sehore

Date :- 30-10-2014
Post :- Tradesman
District :- Rajgarh, Bhopal, Harda, Raisen, Chhindwara, Vidisha, Betul, Hoshangabad and Sehore

Date :- 31-10-2014
Post :-  Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Chhindwara and Hoshangabad

Date :- 01-11-2014
Post :- Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Rajgarh and Vidisha

Date :- 02-11-2014
Post :- Soldier (General Duty (Matric) / Technical / Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary)
District :- Raisen and Harda
Qualification Details 

Soldier (General Duty) :- 10th pass with minimum 45% marks OR 12th pass

Soldier (Nursing Assistant / Nursing Assistant (Veterinary) :- 12th pass with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology with minimum 50% marks (40% marks are essential in each individual subject) OR B.Sc. pass with Botany, Zoology, Bio-Science and English.

Soldier (Technical) :- 12th pass with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Soldier (Tradesman) :- 8th pass / 10th pass

Age Limit :- For Soldier (General Duty), the candidates age should be between 17 years 6 months to 21 years. For other posts the candidates age should be between 17 years 6 months to 23 years.

Physical Fitness :- Candidate must be physically fit according to the Indian Army norms.

Place & Time :- Candidates are required to report at Police Line Ground, Betul (M.P.) on the relevant date at 4.00 to 5.00 AM.

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Monday, October 13

Indian Army recruitment in Goa Next Month

Indian Army recruitment for boys at Ponda: An open army recruitment rally for boys from Goa in the age group of 17.5 to 23 years, will be conducted by the Army Recruiting Office of Kolhapur at 6 Technical Training Regiment, Ponda, from November 12 to 14. The rally is being conducted to recruit soldiers for the posts of soldier technical, general duty, clerk, store-keeper technical and soldier tradesman. The running slip will be issued to the candidates from the venue. Candidates below 18 years of age should bring a consent letter from their parents and married candidates below 21 years will not be allowed to enroll into the army. Candidates have to undergo physical fitness test, physical measurement test, and medical examination. The candidates should report at the 6Technical training regiment, Ponda, at 5am and the entry gate will be closed at 8am. The candidates should produce all certificates in original and photostat copies including education, nativity, community/caste, date of birth, character certification from the village sarpanch/administrative officer in English and NCC/Sports. They should alsocarry 14 passport sized photographs with name and date of birth printed onthe bottom.
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Friday, October 10

1105 Railway Engineer Regiment (Territorial Army) Organizes Blood Donation Camp on TA Day

1105 Railway Engineer Regiment-Territorial Army (TA), Moula Ali, Hyderabad organized a blood donation camp in its premises as a part of the celebrations of Territorial Army Day today (9.10.2014). Among the officials who donated blood at this camp were Shri S.K. Agarwal, Addl. General Manager, SCR and Shri Gajanan Mallya, Deputy General Manger, SCR. 53 territorial army personnel also donated blood.

Shri S.K. Agarwal, Addl. General Manager, SCR, the Chief Guest on the occasion, appreciated various achievements of the TA Unit / Moula Ali. He also lauded its noble initiatives in conducting a blood donation camp on the occasion of ‘Territorial Army Day’ and admired the Railway Terriers for their enthusiastic participation.

Shri Gajanan Mallya, Deputy General Manager, SCR, the Guest of Honour on the occasion, appealed to railway staff who were newly recruited in railways through Railway Recruitment Board and Railway Recruitment Cell to join Territorial Army to serve the Nation.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Dr. Usha K. Madali, Chief Medical Director, SCR, briefed on the various advantages of donating blood and admired Lt. Col. V. Vinod and his team for their best efforts in organizing the blood donation camp.

Dr. A.V.S.K. Prasad, Deputy Chief Medical Director (Family Welfare) SCR, educated and motivated the participants through a power point presentation on ‘various aspects and advantages of blood donation’.

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Thursday, September 25

SSB Tips from my SSB Guru Major Pravin Sir...

WHAT WE SEEK IN OLQs(Officers Like Qulaities) IN SSB?

A common question troubling SSB aspirant candidates’ minds is as to what is being sought for in Officer Like Qualities (OLQs) in SSB? I will try to answer that in simple words. A candidate should be assessed as adequate in following qualities: REASONING & ORGANIZING ABILITY, SOCIABILITY, LEADERSHIP, WILL POWER & DETERMINATION. As to how assessment is done is an art which is best left to the expert assessors.

What we should understand is that an average candidate getting assessed should have in his/her career done the following:

A) Studied sincerely & understood what was taught well. 

B) Played some games, and done some physical fitness exercises.

C) Been involved in organizing some events at home, or school/college & hence would have the ability to organize an event, if required.

D)Would have had some friends at school/college & good relations with family members. He/she would have been helpful in social relations & would respect & regard others.

E) Would have been involved in some leadership role like house captain, team captain, prefect, etc & developed abilities to positively influence a group & work effectively as a leader, as well as a subordinate.

F) Would have developed will power & determination through tough times faced at home & school/college like exams & other pressure/deadline oriented tasks.

G) Would have some hobbies & interests which would have aided personality growth in fields other than what is there in the school/college curriculum.

H) Would have a reasonable interest in knowing about important National & International events & social issues.
It would be apparent from the discussion that the above should be a very normal profile of a candidate. Such a candidate would be selectable. Nothing extra ordinary is required!
Unfortunately such simple qualities are difficult to get in a large number of candidates because of unnecessary focus on marks, time spent in tuition, which hampers all round development.

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Wednesday, September 17

Success story shared by Inesh Choudhary who got Commissioned in 152 sikh Infantry (TA).

I had a word with Mr. Inesh Choudhary who got Commissioned in Indian Territorial Army.

I tried to find out about Inesh and his preparations, more importantly how he made it possible. Thanks to Him for giving us time and helping other aspirants by sharing his knowledge and experience form filing of Application to SSB.

"The journey from application to joining in TA has almost taken a year; however I must start with a comment that each stage of selection and each month has ensured that I stayed more focus to achieve what I wanted to from Day 1.

As we all know the first stage is to submit a duly filled in application form with NOC from current organization (if employed). I did that and submitted the form to Southern Command.

Stage I –
It has a written examination which is a mix of objective type questions and essay on most recent current topics. Through adequate research on internet, got to know that the question paper of TA. With adequate preparation written examination turned out to be a cake walk. I was quite confident that would clear and precisely the same happened when the results were announced.

Stage II –
I was called to appear before PIB. For me it was Southern Command. We were asked to fill up PIQ (Personal Information Questionnaire). The key here is to be honest with your credentials and outline responses very clearly on questions asked. It is around personal details hence all someone needs to know is their self-information. We then got our documents verified and submitted. We were then lined up for our personal interview with the board. I was called in and the board comprised of two senior officers along with a psychologist. The interview is mostly based on the PIQ that was filled earlier and questions were specific to current employment, purpose of joining TA, family and education background etc. As a part of advice, below aspects should always be kept in mind as questions will vary from each candidate; however ground rules are similar – 

  • Always be crisply dressed. One should be in a dark colored trouser, light shirt and a tie (optional)
  • Walk in the room post seeking permission brimming with confidence and a pleasant smile
  • When asked to sit, do so and be attentive
  • Make eye contact while answering questions to the board member who is asking with precise answers without beating around the bush
  • Present facts and never try to manipulate answers
  • When asked to leave, thank the board and walk out in a crisp fashion
  • The interview will be about you so be thorough about what has been written in PIQ.
As a one-time activity, conducted by DIPR (Defence Institute of Psychological Research) we were asked to attempt two sets of question papers comprising of numerical ability, quantitative and qualitative aptitude. It appeared this was some kind of research; however like I said it was a one time activity and isn’t a normal practice. Once we were done with the time bound tests, we were asked to go. I was quite confident in my attempt so was expecting that results would be in my favor. As it turned out, I did make it to next round of selection.

     Stage III:
   I would term this as one of the trickiest stage. A stage where in there are too many apprehensions, information on internet and too 
many people with just too many suggestions. I am referring to much talked about SSB .Our batch was scheduled to appear before Southern Selection Center in Bangalore. Before I start with my experience and suggestions, would like to outline that SSB is an extremely scientific way of selecting officers out of all applicants hence we should be sure that no one can cheat/trick the system and clear. I followed very simple approach prior to attempting SSB – 

    1:Be physically fit. A healthy looking body without excess fat helps add to overall personality and to multiple outdoor assessments that one will go through.
    2:Be aware of various tests that will be conducted in SSB. Watch official SSB video on website of Armed Forces and go through stages of testing to be aware and not be surprised when one actually face them.
3: Work on the approach towards a situation in life in a positive fashion. Make it a habit to think and act positively with friends, family, neighbour, colleagues etc.
4:Work on communication skills. It needs to be effective and crisp. Read current affairs weekly magazines, newspaper, communicate with friends/colleagues in English and be aware of what’s happening around in India and world.

    I reached the selection centre and from noon were asked to fill up PIQ and multitude of other forms, got documents verified, got chest number and were assigned candidate’s lines for the stay during night as early next morning we were due to appear for our Stage-1 testing.

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 shortly after all done I received my joining orders to my unit (152 Sikh Infantry) (TA). I joined the unit on 20th July with best possible fitness levels. It is expected that morning jog of 5kms, pushups, chin ups and crunches are done. This is followed by drill and classes on weapon handling. Normally initial one month one is expected to stay in lines meant for troops so that we get to learn better, know them better and understand living conditions of troops.

   I will keep updating on life in the unit once I get to experience. However I do want to state that preparing for SSB is a long drawn process. One has to think and behave like an officer and keep positive outlook towards life. Personality and communication plays a key role and it is important that work on this front starts early on. Good Luck…


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