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TA PIB Entry – How to Join Territorial Army | Full Details

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Territorial army gives opportunity to a Gentlemen to serve the nation as commissioned Indian Army Officer.

Candidate selected through this entry are trained at officers Training Academy, Chennai.

How to Join Territorial Army

There are three steps of Joining TA. First one is Passing TA Written exam. The second one is appearing for PIB Interview lastly clearing a subsequent SSB Interview.

Territorial Army TA officer

TA PIB Exam Pattern

PaperReasoning & MathsGK & English
Time2 hrs2 hrs
Total Marks100100
Questions50 – Reasoning
50 – Mathematics
50 – GK
50 – English
Cut off40% in Reasoning
40% in Mathematics
40% in Gk
40% in English
Territorial Army Exam Paper Structure

Additionally, candidate has to score 50% overall i.e 100 marks or more

TA is an objective type paper (Multiple choice questions). The difficulty arises with the negative marking.

Every wrong answer attracts 1/3rd marks penalty

TA PIB Result is available online a month after the exams. Candidate first has to go through PIB interview and then Subsequent SSB Interview.

SSB Interview boards are the same as other entires. Furthermore, Interview process also remains the same.

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When is Territorial Army Exam?

TA PIB Exam is conducted twice in a year in the month of April and September. 

ExamSeptember
NotificationJune
ResultNovember/December
TA PIB Exam Cycle

Applications are out on Join Territorial Army

What is the Eligibility for TA PIB Entry?

AgeYou can apply till the age of 42 years
Note: Age limit is at the time of “joining academy”
StreamAny graduate from a UGC recognised university is eligible to apply
Note: No minimum percentage is required
GenderMale & Female
EmploymentGainfully employed
Eligibility Criteria for TA PIB Exam

Most Important Eligibility of TA is “Gainfully Employed”. This means that the person should be either working or should be self employed.

This is checked at PIB Interview. Proof such as ITR or Salary Slip is necessary.

TA PIB Entry Interview

Once you are recommended by the SSB Board you will undergo a total medical examination.

At this stage if you are declared medically unfit you will be sent back. As soon as you are declared medically fit, your name will be accommodated in the Merit List.

As per the vacancy, those topping merit list are called for joining the Course. Rest of the candidates will be considered merit out.

TA PIB entry officer

Territorial Army Training

Commission is granted in the rank of Lieutenant. The starting salary will range anywhere around 100k keeping aside all other benefits and perks.

Personnel will undergo two months mandatory annual training every year. One can also opt for serving full time in Indian Army. If embodiment is for minimum eligible period then one is also eligible for pension.

Other perks of a TA Officer such as CSD, ECHS are exactly the same as other officers in Indian Army.

Books to crack TA PIB Exam

These two are the go to books in India to crack TA

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