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Territorial Army Officer Job Selection Process

Territorial Army Officer Job Selection Process

Territorial Army Officer Job Selection Process: Applications are invited from gainfully employed young citizens for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation as Territorial Army Officers (Non Departmental), based on the concept of enabling motivated young citizens 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.

Territorial Army Officer Eligibility Qualification & Age:

(a)Nationality: Only citizens of India (male and female).

(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.

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Territorial Army Officer Job Selection Process


Selection process:

(a) Candidates whose application forms are found correct will be called for screening (written exam followed by interview only if passed in written exam) by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.

(b) Successful candidates will further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection.

(c) Vacancies of male and female candidates will be determined as per organisational requirement.

 Syllabus and Exam Pattern:

Paper Subject Time Allotted Number of Questions Number of Marks
I Part – 1 Reasoning 2 hrs 50 50
Part – 2 Elementary Mathematics 50 50
II Part – 1 General Knowledge 2 hrs 50 50
Part – 2 English 50 50

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Exam Standard:

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.

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

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%.

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

Written Examination Centers

For any other query candidates can also contact respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters as per their choice of examination centers. The address and contact number of the Territorial Army Group Headquarters are as under:- WRITTEN EXAMINATION CENTRE CONCERNED TERRITORIAL ARMY GROUP HEADQUARTERS
1 Chandigarh,Jalandhar,Shimla,Hisar TA Group Headquarters, Western Command
2 Lucknow Patna TA Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow (UP)
3 Kolkata,Siliguri,Guwahati,Dimapur TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command, Fort William,Kolkata (WB)
4 Jaipur,Pune,Bangaluru,Hyderabad,Nagpur TA Group Headquarters Southern Command,
5 Udhampur Srinagar TA Group Headquarters Northern Command, Udhampur (J&K)

Embodiment For Training:

(a) One month basic training in the first year of commission.

(b) Two months annual training camp every year including the first year.

(c) Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA, Dehradun.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

(a) Territorial Army is part time concept with mandatory two months training in a year and does not provide full time career.

(b) Serving in Territorial Army do not guarantee pension and the same is subject to embodied service as per organisational requirement.

(c) Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant.

(d) Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as Regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service.

(e) Promotions upto Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria. Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection.

(f) Officers commissioned in Infantry TA may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on the requirement.

Candidate who qualify in written test of Preliminary Interview Board are required to bring the following documents in original along with self- attested copies at the time of Preliminary Interview Board:

(a) Application Form IAF (TA)-9 (Revised) Part-2 to be downloaded from in and fill it up in their own hand writing.

(b) All educational qualification certificates (Metric on wards).

(c) Latest physical fitness certificate from a registered MBBS Doctor.

(d) Copy of Identity proof with photographs (Voter ID/PAN Card/Passport/Driving license etc).

(e) Domicile/ Residential proof.

(f) Certificate for proof of age (Metric/ Senior Secondary mark sheet and certificate for verification of date of birth).

(g) Service certificate by candidates employed in Central Govt/ Union Territory/ State/Semi Govt/ Private Sector Authenticated by Head Office along with salary certificate and No Objection Certificate by the department as per format given below.

(h) Self employed candidates are required to submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper of minimum value duly attested stating nature of employment and annual income along with photocopy of PAN card and self certified character certificate.

(j) Candidates whose names vary in documents should submit copy of Gazette notification of India/ State showing the correct name or an
affidavit duly supported by newspaper cuttings.

(k) Latest income proof from the appropriate authority (i.e. Income Tax Revenue Department / Magistrate / Employer).

(l) Copy of PAN Card.

(m) Copy of Aadhar Card.

(n) Copy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) filed.

(o) Employees of Railways are required to submit No Objection.

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