Join Territorial Army (TA) of India as an Officer, Apply Dec 2013

Join Territorial Army (TA) of India as an Officer, Apply Dec 2013

Applications are invited from gainfully employed young men for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation as Territorial Army Officers, based on the concept of enabling motivated young men 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
Part Time Commitment – Full Time Honour: Adventure a Waits You!

Eligibility Conditions:

Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit
Age: 18 to 42 years as on 31st Dec 2013
Qualification: Graduate from any recognized university
Employment: Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt/ Pvt. Firm/ Own business/Self Employed
Note: Serving Employees of Polices/Para Military Forces are not eligible

Embodiment for training:

One month basic training in the first year of commission
Two months annual training camp every year including the first year
Three months Post Commissioning training within first two years at IMA Dehradun
Date of written Exam: 09th Feb 2014


Part-I: Short Essay
Part-II: Objective type question on General Awareness: Includes issues related to Political/Economical affairs, international situation and sports

Terms and Conditions of Service:

Commission is granted in the rank of lieutenant
Pay and allowances and privileges will be same as Regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service
Promotions upto Lt Col by time scale subject to fulfilling laid down criteria
Promotion to Colonel and Brigadier by selection
Officers commissioned in TA Infantry may be called out for military service for longer duration depending on requirement

Pay Scales:

Rank: Lieutenant PB-3/15600-39100 (Pay Bands/Scale); 5400 (Grade pay); 6000 (Military Service pay)
Rank Captain PB-3/15600-39100 (Pay Bands/Scale); 6100 (Grade pay); 6000 (Military Service pay)
Rank Major PB-3/15600-39100 (Pay Bands/Scale); 6600 (Grade pay); 6000 (Military Service pay)
Rank L.T Colonel PB-4/37400-67000 (Pay Bands/Scale); 8000 (Grade pay); 6000 (Military Service pay)
Rank Colonel PB-4/37400-67000 (Pay Bands/Scale); 8700 (Grade pay); 6000 (Military Service pay)
Rank Brigadier PB-4/37400-67000 (Pay Bands/Scale); 8900 (Grade pay); 6000 (Military Service pay)

How to Apply:

All desirous civilian candidates can obtain Application Form, from Employment Newspaper or download from and send it along with self addressed stamped envelope of 28 x12cms size, two passport size photographs and postal stamps worth Rs.12/- (Rs.25/- for J&K) affixed on envelop to their respective TA Group Headquarters as per the area
Zone-I State: Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Chandigarh
To be forward: Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Western Command, Building No.750, Sector-8B, Chandigarh-160018. Ph No.0172-2547864
Zone-II State: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh
To be forward: Commander, TA Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow (UP) – 226002 Ph No.0522-2292245, 2482278
Zone-III State: West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh
To be forward: Commander, TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata (WB)-700021. Ph No.033-2231227
Zone-IV State: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Puducherry, Daman Diu, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar, Dadar and Nagar Haveli
To be forward: Commander, TA Group Headquarters Southern Command, Pune-411001. Ph No.020-26102848
Zone-V State: Jammu and Kashmir
To be forward: Commander, TA Group Headquarters Northern Command, Udhampur (J&K) – 182101 Ph No.01992- 243592

Exam Centres:

Chandigarh, Lucknow, Patna, Kolkata, Shillong, Jaipur, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Udhampur and Srinagar

Selection Procedure:

Civilian Candidates: Candidates whose applications forms are found correct will be called for screening, by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB), at their respective TA Group Headquarters
Candidates selected by PIB should provide brief Bio-Data to include details about their employment with monthly income from all sources at the time of documentation immediately after PIB
Successful candidates will further undergo a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection
Note: Candidate who passed written test of PIB are required to bring the following attested documents at the time of interview
Certified copy of educational qualification certificates, all certificates and mark sheets beyond Metric
Latest physical fitness certificate from a registered MBBS Doctor
Service certificate by candidates employed in Central Govt./Union Territory/State Govt/Semi Govt/ Private Sector Authenticated by Head Office
Self Employed candidates or having own Business are required to submit an Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper value of Rs. 10/- duly attested by the Deputy Commissioner of the District/Gazetted Officer/Commissioned Officer stating nature of self employment and income earned annually with the attested photocopy of the latest Income Tax Return filed by the applicant along with photocopy of the PAN Card
Incomplete application will be rejected without intimation
For Ex Service Officers only:
Ex Service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application along with enclosures as mentioned in application form direct to Addl Directorate General TA, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), ‘L’ Block, New Delhi-01
The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board (ASB) held at Addl Dte Gen TA, GS Branch, ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board at New Delhi for successful candidates
Last Date:
Form completed in all respects will be accepted till 31st Dec 2013 at respective locations as mentioned above
Written Exam: 09th Feb 2014
For more details about TA visit us at and download application form


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