Wednesday, May 25

Complete Syllabus for Territorial Army Written exam, July 2106

The Syllabus for TA (PIB) Written exam has been modified as under.

Changes will be implemented with effect from July PIB onwords.

Syllabus of the Examination.

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be a
Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will
approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian

Paper – I. 
Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics.
(a) Part – 1. Reasoning. The question paper will be designed to test
the candidates ability to complete sequences making logical conclusion based on simple patter of numbers, statements, figures,letters etc as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject.
(b) Part – 2. Elementary Mathematics.
(i) Arithmetic. Number System – natural numbers, integers,
rational and real numbers. Fundamental operations – addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, decimal fraction.
(ii) Unitary Method. Time and distance, time and work, percentages, application to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
(iii) Elementary Number Theory. Division algorithm, prime and
composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11.
Multiples and factors, factorization theorem, HCF and LCM. Euclidean algorithm, logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.
(iv) Algebra. Basic operations, simple factors, remainder theorem,
HCF, LCM, theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations,relation between its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous liner equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices.
(v) Trigonometry. Sine x, cosine x, tangent x when O° < x < 90°.
Values of sine x, cos x and ten x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°.
Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple
cases of heights and distances.
(vi) Geometry. Lines and angles, plane and plane figures theorems on

  • Properties of angles at a point.
  • Parallel lines.
  • Sides and angles of a triangle.
  • Congruency of triangles.
  • Similar triangles.
  • Concurrence of medians and altitudes.
  • Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square.
  • Circle and its properties, including tangents and normal.
  • Loci.

(vii) Mensutration. Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms,
triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can bisect into the figures (field book). Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular area of cylinders. Surface area and volume of spheres.
(viii) Statistics. Collection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical representation-frequency polygons, bar charts, pie charts, etc.Measures of central tendency.

Paper – II. 
General Knowledge and English.
(a) Part – 1. General Knowledge. General knowledge including
knowledge of 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 history of India and geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.
(b) Part – 2. English. The question paper will be designed to test 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 the blanks.

P:S: Use Black ball point pen only while circling in OMR sheet.

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Join Indian Territorial Army as an Officer, Recruitment JULY 2016

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.

Date of written Exam:  31 JULY 2016

Last Date of Receipt of Application : 30 JUNE 2016 at respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.

Type of Exam : Objective (OMR Answer Sheet will be used)

Qualifying Marks : Minimum 40% marks in each part of the paper
separately and overall average of 50%

  • (a) Nationality : Only male citizens of India.
  • (b) Age Limits : 18 to 42 years on the date of application.
  • (c) Educational Qualifications : Graduate from any recognized university.
  • (d) Physical Standards : A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all respects.
  • (e) Employment : Gainfully Employed.
  • Note : Serving member of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/GREF/ Para Military and like forces are not eligible

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS : Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

All desirous civilian candidates can obtain Application Form from Employment News or download from (FREE OF COST) and send it alongwith self addressed envelope (28 x12 cms) with postal stamps affixed worth Rs. 27/- and two passport size photographs (No other cost for submission) to the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters as per the choice of following examination centres. NO OTHER DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED WITH APPLICATION FORM.

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Thursday, May 12

Training Process of Indian Territorial Army

Training in Infantry TA is carried out on Urban and provincial systems.

Urban systems of training : Training is carried out on weekends and holidays. Four hours training is counted as one day.

Recruit Training : 32 days in the first year only including a camp of not less than 4 days if the trainee volunteers with the written consent of his employer, if any.

Annual Training : A minimum of 30 days extendible up to a maximum of 60 days including a camp for 14 days.

Post Commission Training: All Officers are required to undergo 10 weeks of Post commission Training within two years of their commissioning.

Voluntary Training to gain additional military training, provided the trainee Volunteers with the written consent of the employer, if any.

Provincial systems of training

Recruit Training : For a continuous period of 30 days in the first year only.

Annual Training : For a continuous period of two calendar months in the first and subsequent years.

Post commission Training: 10 weeks post commission training is compulsory within two years of commissioning.

Voluntary Training to gain additional military training, provided the trainee volunteers with the written consent of his employer, if any.

Departmental TA

Recruit Training: This is carried out for a continuous period of 30 days in the first year in a camp. No recruit training is there for Medical and Nursing Officers of General Hospital (TA).

Annual Training: In the first and subsequent years annual training is carried out for a continuous period of 30 days in a camp. For Officers of General Hospital (TA), this is carried out on weekends, without a camp, four hours training being counted as one day.

Post Commission Training: 30 days post commission training within two years of commissioning is compulsory for all Departmental TA Officers, except Medical Officers of Railway (TA) units and Officers of General Hospitals (TA).

Voluntary Training : Departmental TA personnel who volunteer with the specific consent of their departments can be attached for voluntary training.
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