Territorial Army 2023: Written Exam Date, Online Application Form, Selection Process

The Territorial Army is often considered the second line of Indian Defence after the regular army. Currently, the territorial army of India plays an important role in static duties and assisting civil administration in natural calamities. A young Indian candidate can join Territorial Army as an Officer or Junior Commissioned Officer. The application form for the same will release in online mode only. However, aspirants must ensure that they are eligible before filling the application form. In this post, we are going to provide complete details related to Territorial Army 2023.

Territorial Army 2023 Important Dates

The tentative schedule for Territorial Army Recruitment 2023 officer’s entry in the given in the following table.

Main Events Tentative Dates
Releasing of the official notification 1st week of May 2023
Starting of online application form submission 1st week of May 2023
Last date to submit application form in online mode 1st week of June 2023
Date of written exam 2nd week of July 2023
Declaration of result Last week of July 2023

Territorial Army 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Those candidates who want to apply and serve Territorial Army need to ensure that they are eligible.  Given below are the eligibility criteria for Territorial Army 2023.


  • Only citizens of India (male and female)

Age Limit

  • The age of a candidate should be between 18 to 42 year

Educational Qualification

  • Aspirants must have completed graduation from a recognized university

Physical Standard

  • A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all respects


  • The candidate must be gainfully employed

Note: Please note that serving members of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and like forces can not apply.

Territorial Army Application Form 2023

Interested candidates can fill and submit the Territorial Army Application Form 2023 in online mode. The complete process of application form submission is explained below.

  • To start the application form submission, aspirants have to visit the official website of Territorial army recruitment i.e. jointerritorialarmy.gov.in.
  • Go to the career section on the official website and click on the “Join as officer” link.
  • In the next step, you need to click on the “New Registration” link.
  • Then, you will have to register by providing some of the basic details like name, email ID, mobile number, and password.
  • After that, you may log in by providing the registration number and password during the registration process.
  • Now, the main application form should appear on your screen.
  • In the main application form, you need to provide your accurate educational, personal, and contact details.
  • The details entered in the application form should be correct. Otherwise, your application form can get rejected.
  • Some of the details that you need to enter in the application form are your date of birth, educational qualification, annual income, PAN Number, etc.
  • Apart from this, it is also compulsory for all candidates to upload scanned images of their relevant documents in the application form.
  • Next, you will have to pay the necessary application fee to confirm your application form submission.
  • Finally, you should take a printout of the application form submitted for future references.

Application Fee

  • The application fee is the same for all candidates i.e. Rs. 200/-
  • Aspirants can pay the application fee online using a credit card, debit card, and internet banking.

Territorial Army 2023 Selection Process

  • Once the application form submission process gets over, authorities will call eligible candidates for a written test.
  • Then, those candidates who will clear the written test will be invited to take part in the interview to be conducted by the Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.
  • Those successful candidates who will clear the Preliminary Interview will further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and Medical Board for final selection.
  • You should know that the number of vacancies of male and female candidates is determined as per organisational requirements.

Territorial Army Exam 2023 Admit Card

  • The admit card for the written test will be made available soon after the application form submission process gets over.
  • To download the admit card, candidates have to visit the official website of Territorial army recruitment.
  • Aspirants will be able to download their admit cards by entering their registration details.
  • In the admit card, information such as examination date, time, and venue will be present.
  • It is compulsory for all candidates to carry their admit cards at the examination center.
  • Along with the admit card, candidates must carry their photo Id proof at the time of the examination.

Territorial Army Exam Pattern 2023 

The examination pattern of Territorial Army Written Test 2023 is given below.

  • Mode of examination – Offline (Pen and paper based test)
  • Number of papers – 2
  • Type of questions – Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions – 200
  • Duration of examination – 4 hours (2 hours per paper)
  • Maximum Marks – 200
Paper  Subjects Number of questions Maximum Marks
Paper – I Reasoning 50 50
Elementary Mathematics 50 50
Paper – II General Knowledge 50 50
English 50 50
Total 200 questions 200 marks

Territorial Army Examination Syllabus 2023

Let’s have a look at the general syllabus for the written examination of Territorial Army 2023.

  • Reasoning – Questions will be based on simple patterns of numbers, statements, figures, letters, etc.
  • Elementary Mathematics – Arithmetic, Number System, Unitary Method, Elementary Number Theory,  Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensutration, Statistics, etc.
  • General Knowledge – General knowledge including knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on history of India and geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.
  • English – Questions are designed to test general working knowledge of a candidate in hindi language like use of words. Questions in English are from synonyms, antonyms, reading comprehension, Para jumbles, error spotting, jumbled sentences, sentence correction and fill in the blanks.


  • The result of the written test will be uploaded in online mode through the official website.
  • Please note that there are sectional minimum cutoff marks in the written test.
  • It is necessary for a candidate to score at least 40% marks in each part of the paper separately and an overall average of 50%.
  • Candidates will be able to check their results by entering their roll number and other registration details.
  • Those who will clear the written test will be invited for the interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: I have cleared the Territorial Army Written Test. Now, I going to take part in the interview. What documents do I need to carry?

Answer: Those candidates who will clear the written test will be required to bring the following documents in original along with an attested copy at the time of the interview by the Preliminary interview board.

  • Application Form IAF (TA)-9 (Revised) Part-2 to be downloaded from www.jointerritorialarmy.nic.in and fill it up in their own handwriting.
  • All educational qualification certificates (Matric onwards).
  • Latest physical fitness certificate from a registered MBBS Doctor.
  • Copy of Identity proof with photographs (Voter ID/PAN
  • Card/Passport/Driving license etc).
  • Domicile/ Residential proof.
  • Certificate for proof of age (Matric/ Senior Secondary mark sheet and certificate for verification of date of birth).
  • 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.
  • 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 a photocopy of PAN card and self certified character certificate.
  • 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.
  • Latest income proof from the appropriate authority (i.e. Income
  • Tax Revenue Department / Magistrate / Employer).
  • Copy of PAN Card.
  • Copy of Aadhar Card.
  • Copy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) filed.
  • Employees of Railways are required to submit No Objection
  • Certificate authenticated by Railway Board.

Question – 2: What is the salary of Territorial Army 2023 officers entry?

Answer: The pay scale as per 7th central pay commission is given below.

Rank Level Pay Matrix Military Service Pay
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500 15500/-
Captain Level 10A 6,13,00 – 1, 93, 900 15500/-
Major Level 11 6, 94, 00 – 2, 07,200 15500/-
Lt. Colonel Level 12 A 1,21,200 – 2,12400 15500/-
Colonel Level 13 1, 30, 600 – 2, 15, 900 15500/-
Brigadier Level 13 A 1,39,600 – 2,17,600 15500/-

Question – 3: In which cities the examination will take place? 

Answer: The examination will held in the following cities – Jaipur, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri, Guwahati, Dimapur, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Shimla, Hisar, Lucknow, Patna, Udhampur, Srinagar

Question – 4: Can you tell me the official contact details in case of any query?

Answer: The contact details depends upon the examination center city as explained in the following table.

Written Examination Centre Concerned Territorial Army Group Headquarters
Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Shimla, Hisar PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters, Western Command, Building No.750, Sector-8B, Chandigarh-160 009. Ph No. 0172-2547864
Lucknow, Patna PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow (UP) – 226002. Ph No. 0522-2482278, 8953401641
Kolkata, Siliguri, Guwahati, Dimapur PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters, Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata (WB) – 700021. Ph No.033 – 22313227
Jaipur, Pune, Bangaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters Southern Command, Pune-411001. Ph No. 7768002503, 0202688123
Udhampur, Srinagar PIB Cell, TA Group Headquarters Northern Command, Udhampur (J&K) – 182101 Ph No.01992 243592

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  1. Can i apply territorial army recruitment because I’m 12 pass

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