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How To Join Territorial Army As An Officer

Serving in Indian Army is cherished dreams of thousands of youths in India but only some of them get that golden opportunity rest feels guilty throughput the life. Indian Army gives immense opportunity every year to almost all the educational groups.

Apart from the regular army Indian Army has raised reserve force of young and energetic men to

Apart from the regular army Indian Army has raised reserve force of young and energetic men to serve the TA as an officer.TA-KIT

The Indian Territorial Army (TA) is a second line of defence after the Regular Indian Army; it is not a profession, occupation or a source of employment. It is only meant for those people who are already in mainstay civilian professions; in fact, gainful employment or self-employment in a civil profession is a prerequisite for joining the Territorial Army.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Only male citizens of India.

Age Limits: 18 to 42 years on the date of application.

Educational Qualifications: Graduate in any stream from any recognized university.

Physical Standards: A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all respects.

Employment: Gainfully Employed

Note: Serving member of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and like forces are not eligible.

Submission of applications: The Online Registration and Applications can be filed from 01 JUNE 2017 to 30 JUNE 2017 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

Fee details: Candidates’ are required to pay a fee of Rs 200/- (Rupees two hundred only). Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed at website. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee/mode shall be summarily rejected. Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

How to apply Candidates are required to apply online by using the website Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form.

Selection procedure:

(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.

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) 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.


Al though there is limited service for service  granted per year as per the rules of Indian Territorial Army but due to the shortage of officers in Indian Army officers of TA are retained till the superannuation.

TA notification is released once in a year in May. Interested men can apply it online going through the link given above in the how to apply section.

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