Tuesday, 7 February 2012

How to Join territorial Army

 How to Join territorial Army

Age - 18 to 42 years
Qualification - Graduation
Joining Territorial army is a wonderful opportunity to join Indian army for already working men.  Working community from Private and Public sector or self employees can apply for Territorial army. The most important document required is No Objection certificate from the related company.

After submitting the form, candidates need to go through a written test.

Written exam following two sections:
A. Section 1 comprise two parts on subjects dealing with nation/international issues
            1.  PART 1         will consist essay in English.
            2.  PART 2          will consist short answers in English.
B.   section 2 will consists of objective type question in current affairs and all subjects.

Important Tips:

  • Candidates would bring their own writing material.
  • Result of written exam showing successful candidate will be declared at Territorial Army group headquarters (building no 750, sector- 8B, Chandigarh) on Feb. 2012 at 0900 hrs. the successful candidate of written examination would be require to appear for the interview at 0800 hours onward on 14 Feb. to 16 Feb. 2012 at this headquarters.
  • Your application has been provisionally accepted. All original certificate including matriculation, +2, bachelor’s degree mentioned in the advertisement should be produced by the candidate at the time of interview along with following document.

    • (a)    Attested graduation certificate/mark sheet of part 1 part 2 and part 3.
    • (b)    Attested copies of metric certificate (for verification of father name and date of birth).
    • (c)    Self employed candidate or having own business are require to submit an affidavit on non- judicial stamp paper value of Rs 10/- duly attested by deputy commissioner of the district/gazette officer/commissioned officer stating nature of self employment and income earned annually with attested photocopy of the latest income tax return field in case field by the applicant along with photocopy of the PAN cad, if available.
    • (d)    No objection certificate from employer.
    • (e)    Copies of income tax (IT) return in case the candidate exceeds Rs 1.60 lack along with attested photocopy of PAN card.
    • (f)    An affidavit from notary public in case the NOK is other than father mother, brother, sister, wife and children.
    • (g)    Medical fitness cert duly signed by register MBBS doctor.
    • (h)    Three coloured recent pass port size photographs.
    • (i)    In case of variation in name /date of birth affidavit duly attested by executive magistrate / notary and copies of advertisement in newspaper.
  • Proof of latest residence / domicile certificate/ identity.No TA/DA will be admissible. Candidate will make their own arrangement for journey and stay.
  • Candidates recommended by preliminary interview board (PIB) will receive their call letter from army headquarters giving details of the date and time to appear before the service selection board at various centers.
  • In addition to the above candidate employed in central govt. / semi govt. are requested to bring salary certificate and NO objection certificate duly signed by the head of department.  Candidates employed in private sector are requested to bring registration number of company, salary slip and No objection certificate. Self employed are requested to bring affidavit on ten rupee stamp paper duly signed by Executive magistrate / Tehsildar regarding proof of income and nature of employment.
  • If the candidate pass in written exam and fails to provide necessary documents regarding his employment as mentioned above, his candidature will treated as null. 

Learn more about Structure, Pay Scale of Territorial Army


  1. Thanks for the info, but I have a query.

    I have given the written exam at Pune on 5th Feb and I am still waiting for the result. Do they inform the result? If yes, to avoid the communication gap, do authority publish the result on their website or there office address ?

    Let me know.

    Thanks in advance.
    Ganesh K

  2. The result is already declared and eligible candidates will be called through call-letter.

  3. pls confirm 2012 exam dates......!

  4. also is NOC still require from Employer , as no private employer will entertain the NOC

  5. yes NOC is require and you are right that no private employer will help you hence you need to take help of your friends to help a way out.

    1. Hi, I am interest to join Territorial Army (ref latest advetisement to apply for TA by 30th June,2012). I am working in Private MNC firm and can you please let me know what is alternative if private employer relunctant to provide the NOC.

    2. hi Chirag
      I can understand that these Private Companies never help you out with this matter. In this case you might need to find a help somewhere else or try to show yourself as self employed.

  6. Sir if u explain about PIB i will be gracefull to you !!

  7. Hello Sir,

    My name is S R Shobaraj doing my 3rd year Mechanical Engineering.I have NCC 'C' Certificate. I am very interested to join Indian defense forces.Can u please guide me.............

    1. First check what kind of entries you can apply for, you can chk this here: Type of entries to join Indian army

  8. Dear Anil,
    i have got calls for written test.
    Any tips on what i should be reading?

  9. sir
    i have got my roll num for written exam before PIB...there i have seen two things in the letter one in beginning about schedule for the exam and documents cheking too in it.
    then in the middle of letter it was mentioned that those candiates who pass in the exam require to appear for interview and they shuld produce original documents as mentioned in the list .

    so i shuld carry my documents for written test day too or not?i have doubt about this please suggest

  10. hi people i am interested to apply for TA next time last time my form was rejected. could u people share ur experience in ssb interview and pib exame pattern could u privide ur mail id for communication.

  11. i am self employed i heard that only those working in some organization are selected is it to appear PIB IS IT true ?

    what are the documents required to submit for the self employed candidates.

  12. When will the next dates (for year 2013) of TA recruitment and application be declared?

  13. Hi !

    Myself Chaithanya A , working in IT Sector for the past 8+ years . I am interested to join TA . But I have few doubts about the training and work at TA . Can you please explain how many days of training would be there every year and how would be the working hours during an year . I am looking out for answers to these to make sure that I would be able to load ballance my work at my job as being a lead in IT and in TA as well .

    Kindly help .


  14. Hi All,

    I am working in a private firm.I am not sure how to talk about the NOC for TA.
    please let me know how to go for it..Is there any rule that the private firm cannot deny or decline my request for NOC.

    Looking for the support.
    Afraz 8796156621

  15. territorial written exam was conducted on 10 feb 2013. how will get to see the results?

  16. Can unemployed apply for TA I worked in Pvt bank for 5 years and have re leaving/ Experience letter but today don't have job .
    Interested to join TA any one pls advice


  18. what documents we have to carry at the time of written exam of territorial army?


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