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28 Jan, 2008

Territorial Army

The Territorial Army offers gainfully employed young men an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation. It is based on the concept of enabling able-bodied motivated young men to spend time in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions. You can remain a management professional or company executive and at the same time gain the experience of Army life 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.

Eligibility Conditions: Only male citizens of India and Ex-service Officers who are medically fit.

Age: 18 to 42 years as on 15 Mar 2008.

Qualifications: Graduate from any recognized university. Gainfully/Self employed.

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.

Embodiment for Trailing:

  • 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.

Application Forms:

All desirous candidates may request for issue of blank application forms by containing a self addressed stamped envelope of Rs.12/- of size 28 x12 cms, a postal order of Rs.10/- and brief bio-data such as civil/self employment and monthly income from all sources.

Civilian Candidates: Civilian candidates may obtain blank application forms by sending the postal order in favour of TA Gp Commander concerned as given below: Residents of States/Union Territories.

Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and ChandigarhCommander,
TA Group Headquarters Western Command,
Building No. 750 Sector-88
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh Uttranchal, Jharkhand, ChhatisgarhCommander, TA. Group Headquarters Central Command, Lucknow-02
Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnatka, Kerala, Gujarat Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry Laccadives: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman Diu and Dadar and Nagar Haveli Commander
TA Group Headquarters
Southern Command
West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Arunachal PradeshCommander,
TA Group Headquarters Eastern Command Fort William,

Ex-Service Officers – Ex Service Officers may apply for blank application forms and submit the same at the following address by sending the a/m postal order and self addressed stamped envelope of Rs.12/- of size 28 × 12 cms in favour of ADG TA, Army Headquarters”

Additional Directorate General TA
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
‘L’ Block, New Delhi – 01

Selection Procedure:

  • (a) For Civilian candidates: The candidates are screened by the Preliminary Interview Board held at all TA Group Headquarters Successful candidates are then required to further undergo a Service Selection Board and Medical Board before final selection.
  • (b) For Ex-Service Officer: The candidates are screened by an Army HQ Selection Board held at Addl Dte Gen TA, Army HQ, ‘L’ Block, New Delhi which if followed by a Medical Board for successful candidates.

Last Date

Request for blank application forms should reach concerned address by 15 Feb 2008

Forms duly completed will be submitted by 15th March 2008

Note I:

  • Decision of army HQ as to the eligibility of a candidate or otherwise shall be final
  • Application form at TA Date will only be supplied for Ex-Service Officer
  • All filled applications of candidates other than self employed will be routed duly recommended through their Civil Govt employers. Request for issue of blank application form may be forwarded directly to the concerned TA Gp HQ
  • Postal order should not be purchased before Jan 2008.

Note II:

(i) Blank application forms can also be obtained from TA units located in you area by paying postal order of Rs.10/- payable to respective TA Gp HQs.
(ii) Blank application forms can also be downloaded free from (Acrobat Reader required in the system)
(iii) For more details about TA visit us at and

Territorial Army

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