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.


  1. AnonymousJune 06, 2016

    Will there be eassy writing or only MCQs?


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  3. will there be essay writing also? i remember it was there when i attempted in 20114. Admin please reply as soon as possible

  4. AnonymousJuly 14, 2016

    Essay writing hai ki nahi please clear kar do