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 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.

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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, &

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

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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. 

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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.

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