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Syllabus of Indian Territorial Army Exam, July 2017

Syllabus and standard of the Territorial Army examination, July 2017

Maximum time for each paper is 02 hrs and will be conducted in two sessions.

Objective (OMR Answer Sheet will be used).

Minimum 40% marks in each part of the paper separately and overall average of 50%.

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

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 maybe expected of a graduate of an Indian university. 
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 theirsolutions. 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 andvolume 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. 


  1. sir how many candidates had been conference in july 2016 exam
    And how many posts are there in ta

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  4. How to change adhaar no in online form?yet I do not submit form but there is no option to edit adhaar no.?

  5. In 2016's TA entry which ended in April 17, only 5 Candidates were recommended- 3 from my batch, 2 from my prev batch and none from last batch. The expectation is very high in this entry.

    1. Amit g.. pls tell if we pass exam, how to pass in pib interview.what questions officer ask

    2. Hey Amit, need your help and guidance can you pleas share any link or mode through which i can contact you, only if you can, my phone no. 9953154628

  6. AnonymousJune 20, 2017

    No,If u work 2 months a year.

    Yes,if you serve as regular army officer .

  7. AnonymousJune 26, 2017

    It should be mensuration not "mensutration" ;)

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  9. Hi

    Have one query

    I'm working in punjab state govermental department
    If i'll get two months leaves for training in TA, Will that training period be shown as gap period in my state govt job ? i.e will all my annual benefits like increment will be shifted two months forward ?

  10. Hi friends

    My TA Exam is on 30th July.Can anyone suggest good tips to crack the exam.

  11. My xam iz scheduled to be held on 31st July 2017 ... Pls suggest some valuable tips dat will help me for xam ... ???

  12. what all documents are to be carried at the time of written exam?
    what will be the time gap between TA written exam and interview?