Friday, December 16


Applications are invited from ex-Armed forces Commissioned officers to serving the nation as Territorial Army Officer. Candidates can serve the nation in two capacities as a civilian and as soldier.


(a) Only Ex Service Officer can apply.
(b) Nationality : Only male citizens of India.
(c) Age Limits : 18 to 42 years on the date of application.
(d) Educational Qualifications : Graduate from recognized university.
(e) Physical Standards : A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all respects.
(f) Employment : Gainfully Employed. 

DATE OF INTERVIEW : APRIL 2017 (Firm dates will be communicated later by post).

LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION : Application form completed in all respects will be accepted till 31 January 2017.

Ex Service Officers to ensure their eligibility for the examination : The ExService Officers applying for the ASB Interview should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Interview. Their admission at all the stages of the Interview will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of Admission certificate to the Ex Service Officers will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the competent authority.

(a) Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant.
(b) Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as Regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service.
(c) Promotions upto Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.
(d) Officers commissioned in Infantry TA may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on the requirement.
(e) Once previous service is verified from concerned PCDA (O) they are granted Ante-Date Seniority for Pay and Promotion.

HOW TO APPLY. All desirous Ex Service Officers (Commissioned Officers only) of three services can download Application Form (IAF (TA)-9 (Revised) Part - 1) from (FREE OF COST) and send applications alongwith Photocopy of Release Order and Photocopy of Release Medical Board Proceedings to Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi – 110 001.

Click here to download complete Advertisement & Application form
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Tuesday, November 22



 Note :-

(a) The detailment of Recruitment Rally shown above are tentative and may change at a later stage.
(b) Candidates are required to directly report at the venue on the first day of the recruitment rally.
(c) Recruitment in TA is carried out on Zonal basis.

Rect Zones
Zone- I.
The state of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and the Union Territories
of Delhi & Chandigarh.

Zone- II.
The state of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and

The state of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Sikkim, West Bengal, Mizoram,
Arunachal Pradesh and Andman& Nicobar Island

The state of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka
and the Union Territories of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, GOA, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and

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Monday, November 7

Result of PIB Interview 2016

Hello Friends !!

Indian Territorial Army published the result about TA PIB Interview 2016

Here is the link to download your result of your command.

Best of Luck to All selected Candidates.

Note :Schedule/ dates of Service Selection Board (SSB) will be intimated by the concerned Service Selection Centre (SSC) directly to the individual candidates concerned through email in due course.
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Friday, November 4

TA Recruitment rally for 105 Infantry Battalion of Territorial Army (TA) Rajputana Rifles

TA Recruitment rally for five States from Nov 7

105 Infantry Battalion of Territorial Army (TA) Rajputana Rifles will be organizing a recruitment rally for the category of Soldier General Duty,  Soldier Clerk and tradesmen at Delhi Cantt from November 7 to 15 from 0600 hours onwards.

Candidates hailing from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh can take part in this rally.

For Soldier General Duty category, the candidates belonging to the State of Haryana will be screened on November 7 and 8 
whereas the candidates belonging to the States of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Chandigarh will be screened on November 9. 
For Soldier Clerk and tradesmen category, candidates belonging to all five States will be screened on November 10.
The age of the candidate should be between 18 to 42 years, weight minimum 50 kg, height minimum 160 cm and the chest 77 cm with expansion of 5 cm.
Educational qualification for Soldier General Duty category should be matriculation with minimum 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject or having qualification 10+2 or above. For tradesmen category, the required qualification is 10th simple pass while for Soldier Clerk category, it is 10+2 pass with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject. Candidate with proficiency in computer and typing will be given additional weightage.

Source :dailyexcelsior
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Thursday, September 15

Result of PIB Written exam July 2016

Hello Friends !!

Indian Territorial Army published the result about TA PIB exam, which was held on 31st July 2016.

All Candidates will be directly intimated through email/sms/call by their concerned TA Gp HQ.

Here is the link to download your result of your command.

Result of Southern Command

Result of eastern Command

Result of Western Command

Result of Central Command

Result of Northern Command

Best of Luck to All selected Candidates.
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Thursday, September 8

Recruitment rally for The 110 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army)

The 110 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army), Madras here, will conduct a recruitment rally for candidates to enlist in the territorial army under the category of soldiers, from October 19.

States Eligible : Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry

Date & Time : from October 19 to 23,   6 am onwards

Venueat PRS Grounds

The physical test would be conducted on October 19, the medical test and personal interview will be held later for candidates who had cleared the physical test. The candidates who are employed in civil or self-employed, ex-NCC cadets, outstanding sportsmen, chef, mason, artist, painters, LMV/HMV license holders, musicians, wood art worker and dependents of servicemen/ex-servicemen will be given preference

Those employed in civil organisations will have to produce a No Objection Certificate from their employers. Interested persons should be present with in sportswear with original education certificates, PAN card, Aadhar card and ration card along with six passport size photographs.

Education qualification
For soldier general duty, the minimum educational qualification is a pass in Class 10 with 45 per cent aggregate
marks and the candidate should be in the age group of 18 to 42 years.
The minimum education qualifications and physical standards required are (a) Solider (General duties)
Age: 18 to 42 years
Physical standard – Height-160cms, weight 50 kgs, chest – minimum 77cms
Education qualification : SSLC/ Class 10 pass out with 45 per cent marks.
Source: Indianexpress
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Sunday, September 4

Territorial Army's expedition for 'Pin Parvati' flagged off at western command

Under the aegis of Territorial Army (TA) Gp HQ, Western Command, an expedition team of 12 individuals of 112 Inf Bn (TA) DOGRA to Pin Parvati was flagged off by Maj Gen AK Sanyal, of Western Command. Led by Capt Vinay Pathania the team will be covering an approximate distance of 162 Kms in 10 days.

The Territorial Army has volunteered to take this daunting and challenging task of conducting Trekking Expedition on Pin Parvati Pass to inculcate a spirit of adventure and showcase the achievement of the Territorial Army as a whole.
Considering, the prevalent weather condition, high altitude and less availability of oxygen a nuclease of the team of four individuals has been specially trained at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Institute, Manali for four weeks along with special efforts for kitting and training of the entire team.

The Team will be crossing through Hot Water Spring (Kheer Ganga), make shift bridge on the gushing river Parvati, milky rivulets and sparsely inhabited terrain on the lower ends of the trek. Gen Sanyal asked all the jubilant team members to fully exploit this opportunity for creating life time memories.

Source : TOI
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Sunday, August 28

FAQs on Indian Territorial Army

 Frequently asked questions on Territorial Army

  • What is the Territorial Army (TA)?

A military force that can be mobilised for the defence of the country in case of an emergency. It is composed of volunteers already gainfully employed in civilian professions, but who receive military training for a few days in a year. The TA Act was passed in 1948, and the TA was inaugurated by C Rajagopalachari on October 9, 1949. Its origins lie in the Territorial Army raised by the British in 1920 through the Indian Territorial Act, 1920. The British TA was organised into two wings: ‘The Auxiliary Force’ for Europeans and Anglo-Indians, and ‘The Indian Territorial Force’ for Indian volunteers.

  • Is TA a part of the regular Army?

Yes. Its role is to relieve the regular Army from static duties and assist the civil administration in dealing with natural calamities. It is also tasked to maintain essential services in situations where the life of the community is affected or the security of the country threatened. The TA also provides units in support of the regular Army as and when required.

  • How many men currently serve in TA?

TA currently has a strength of approximately 40,000 first line soldiers, and another 160,000 second line troops. They serve in departmental TA units such as Railways, IOC, ONGC, Telecommunications and General Hospital, and in the non-departmental TA units of Infantry (TA) and Ecological (TA), which are affiliated to various infantry regiments of the Army.

  • How is the training in TA organised?

Training in non-departmental TA is carried out in urban and provincial systems. In the urban system, training is over weekends and on holidays. Four hours of training is counted as one day of training. A minimum of 30 days of training, extendable to a maximum of 60 days, including a camp for 14 days, has to be completed during the calendar year. All officers are required to undergo 10 weeks of post-commission training within two years of their commissioning. In the provincial system, the annual training is for a continuous period of two calendar months in the first and subsequent years.

  • Who is eligible to be an officer in TA?

Any Indian graduate, between the ages of 18 and 42 years, can apply in response to advertisements issued twice every year. After clearing a preliminary interview board, the candidate has to successfully go through the SSB Interview, Medical Board and Police Verification to be granted commission as an officer in the TA.

  • Cricketers M S Dhoni and Kapil Dev were earlier granted commission in TA. Did they go through the selection process?

No. They were granted ‘honorary’ commission to act as brand ambassadors for the Army. That is more of a decorative role. But others like former Union Minister K P Singh Deo, former MP Manvendra Singh, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot and the current BJP MP Anurag Thakur have been selected after going through the due process.

  • Are TA personnel entitled to benefits like canteen services etc.?

Yes. They are entitled to all benefits applicable to regular Army personnel, including medical care during embodiment for training and in case of war. Gratuity, pension and other benefits are applicable depending on the years of service and on matching other criteria.

  • When can they wear military uniform?

Only at certain occasions, including recruitments/training, military parades as spectators, functions where uniform is prescribed, weddings/funerals at which regimental military officers and gazetted civil officers wear uniform, when summoned by a regular Army officer, etc.
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Territorial Army Result will be published on Aug 31 onwards

Hello Friends!! I hope all of you are waiting for Territorial Army exam results which was conducted in the last month. The results was to be declared by August 18 but due to some unknown reasons the result might have been postponed to August 31. So, you need to wait few more days to get your results. There could be many reasons for the postponement of results and one of the reason may be high number of applications than expected. You will be receiving a mail from respective head quarters regarding your selection and you can also get a call from head quarter.

As there were many applicants this year for written exam than compared to last year there could be delay in correcting the OMR sheets of the candidates so this might be the reason behind postponing the exam result to August 31.

All the selected candidates in the written exam will get an e-mail with subject “PIB-Call Letter” or “Call Up Notice For PIB” or they may also receive a call from respective head quarters on August 31.

Keep your mobile switched on and do not ignore any calls as the call will come from Landline number.

Good Luck !
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Saturday, August 20


The Indian Army recruitment board had published an advertisement regarding the recruitment of candidates for various posts for Territorial Army Units 1st phase in 2016-17.

Territorial Army TA Units Recruitment Schedule:

official Link:  Click here

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