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The Territorial Army is regarded as the second line of defence in the hierarchy. It comprises of volunteers who receive compulsorily military training for about a month in a year. The Territorial Army can be pressed for assistance in case of any exigency, unforeseen circumstances and eventualities.

Examination Details

Details For Civilians For Ex-Servicemen
Forms Notification May/Jun/July Oct/November
Exam Schedule Written Examination
  • Part 1 Reasoning & Mathematics
  • Part 2 General Knowledge and English
Only Interview
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 18 to 42 years For Both Married & Unmarried Male & Female
Educational Qualification Graduation from a recognized university
Physical Standards Physically & medically fit person from all respects.
Employment status Gainfully Employed Applications of Ex- Service Man
Selection Procedure Civilians have to quality written exam and interview, which will be followed by SSB, Medical Board for final selection Ex-Servicemen are required to appear for the interview only. They will be selected on the basis of interview.
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Examination Calender 2021

Details For Civilian For Ex- Service Man
Notification Release Date 20 July 2021 ---
Application Start 20 July 2021 ---
Application Last Date 19 August 2021 ---
Release of Admit Card 14 - 21 September 2021 ---
Exam Date 26 September 2021 ---
Declaration of Result Oct - Nov 2021 ---

Examination Pattern

Subject Questions / Duration Marking Pattern Maximum Marks
Mathematics 50 / 1 Hours +(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks 50
Reasoning 50 / 1 Hours +(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks 50
English 50 / 1 Hours +(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks 50
General Ability 50 / 1 Hours +(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks 50

Territorial Army Courses @ Trishul

Duration Course Name Form Fee Course Fee Total Fee
6 Month Arjuna/ TDATA020 ₹ 550 ₹ 40500/-(GST Included)
90 Days GOAL/ TDATA021 ₹ 550 ₹ 21500/-(GST Included)

The Territorial Army can be best described as the second line of defence in the hierarchy. It comprises of volunteers who receive compulsorily military training for about a month in a year. The Territorial Army can be pressed for assistance in case of any unforeseen circumstances and eventualities. In a nutshell, volunteers of Territorial Army serve the nation for a period of 1-2 months every year. It is not a regular profession or source of employment. It is just a part-time job.

Civilians seeking entry into Territorial Army need to appear for the written examination while ex-servicemen selection is solely based on the interview. Civilian aspirants have to pass through screening, which includes written examination & Preliminary Interview Board (PIB). Thereafter, the candidate needs to appear for SSB Interview and Medical Board on which the Merit List for selection is based upon.

REASONING: The question paper is designed to test the candidates' ability to draw the logical conclusion based on simple pattern of numbers, statements, figures, letters etc.

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS: Questions will be asked from Arithmetic, Unitary Method, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration and Statistics.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: The paper will also include questions on the History of India and the Geography of Nature.

ENGLISH: Questions in English are from Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Error Spotting, Jumbled Sentences, Sentence Correction and fill in the blanks.

The examination is conducted in two sessions with duration of 2 hours each.

  • Part I includes two sections i.e. Reasoning & Elementary Mathematics.
  • Part II includes General Knowledge & English.
  • There are 50 questions in each paper (4 Papers: Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge, English) & every question is of 1 mark. Therefore, the written exam is of total 200 marks. Questions asked in Elementary Mathematics are of matriculation level, while questions of other subjects are of graduation level.

Bachelor's degree in any stream from a recognised board or University will serve the purpose.

No, only citizens of India (male & female) are eligible to apply.

It is relatively tougher than Combined Defence Service Examination. Cut off criteria is higher than regular entries exam like NDA and CDS. Moreover, an aspirant is screened twice during PIB and SSB interview, which is followed by medical test.

There are 50 questions in each paper (4 Papers: Reasoning, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge, English) & every question is of 1 mark. Therefore, the written exam is of total 200 marks.
Negative marking: Penalty for wrong answers of questions attempted by you is in place.

Minimum qualifying marks are 40% in each subject and 50% when it comes to overall average.

One month basic training in the first year of commission and two months annual training camp every year, which includes the first year as well.