What is Territorial Army India?

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  1. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    How to Join Territorial Army of India

    The Territorial Army (TA) provide excellent opportunities for employed young men to join the Indian army and earn the glorious uniform. This is also helpful for one to full fill his dream of becoming an officer and joining Indian army if he wasn't able to do it earlier with regular entries. Not only this Territorial Army brings you lots of other opportunities, in short it provides you an adventurous life with your regular job.

    What is Territorial Army India?

    This is an excellent opportunity given by Government of India to young men who are well settled in their professional life. They can now join Territorial Army as an officer and prove their dream of wearing army officer uniform. The best thing is, you can serve the nation in both way- as a civilian and as a soldier. On the top of this, you *don't* need to loose or primary professional, let it be a MNC job, govt job or your own business.
    Sounds Interesting...??

    Who is eligible for Territorial Army India?

    Only male citizens of India and Ex-service officers who are medically fit.
    Age – 18 to 42 years. :cool2:
    Qualification – Graduate from any recognized university.
    Employment - Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt /Pvt Firm/ Own business/Self Employed.

    (Note : Serving Employees of Police/Paramilitary Forces are not eligible.)

    You must be well settled and employed in any of the profession mentioned above. Territorial Army is not for just passed out candidates or someone who has just 2-3 years of working experience. To make sure you clear the Territorial Army Exams, it is better you get well settled in your current profession first. Also if you have missed out regular entries due to age factor, it doesn't mean you are perfect for Territorial Army now, you need to fulfil all eligibility requirements first and being gainfully employed will help you to get shortlisted for next round.
    Terms and Conditions of Territorial Army

    Like regular entries, TA grants you a commissioned rank of Lieutenant.
    Pay and Allowances and privileges will be same as regular Army Officers when embodied for training and military service.
    Promotions up to 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.

    Training Details of Territorial Army

    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

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    The officer and men of the Territorial Army have been decorated for their gallantry and distinguished services. So for they have earned 02 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), 15 VSM, 05 Vir Chakra, 13 Sena Medal, 25 Mentioned-in-Despatches and 43 COAS commendation card.

    What is the selection procedure of Territorial Army

    For Civilian Candidates:
    Candidates whose applications forms are found, correct after scrutinisation 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

    Test Syllabus:
    (a) Short Essay
    (b) Objective type question on General Awareness Includes Issues related to Political/Economical affairs, International Situation and Sports.


    For Ex Service Officers Only:
    Ex Service Officers of three services as a candidate should send their application alongwith enclosures as mentioned in application form 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 Army HQ, ‘L’ Block, New Delhi which is followed by a Medical Board for successful candidates
    Source: How to Join Territorial Army India in 2013 | SSB Interview Tips & Coaching | SSBCrack

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    As I see it, Territorial Army gives a chance to those who have crossed the age limit for entry as a normal Army member (like me :*(). I am opening this thread as I didn't find any noteworthy thread on the topic except these two :-
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-army/16913-life-territorial-army-soldier.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-army/13571-territorial-army-recruiting-officers.html

    But both of them are useless so as suggested by @W.G.Ewald sir I am opening this thread. I expect that rest of the information will be given by seniors members of this forum. Please contribute and don't leave this thread too X(
     
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  3. Spindrift

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    Most of the MNC do not give consent to their employes to join the TA..
     
  4. Ankit Purohit

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    I appeared twice but unfortunately was not selected. I am still attempting for third time on 18th August 2013
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    TA is greatly involving in fighting in CT ops ..
     
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    You are doing good job Kunal Sir.
     
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    My center is Southern Command Pune
     
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    I had given exam yesterday
     
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    OH drat...AM i too late to apply now ? or can i apply again ? :confused:
     
  13. Ankit Purohit

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    you can apply for February 2014 ,Forms available from December 2013

    all the best
     
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    Hi I am a newbie and I have a small query for which I was not able to find an answer.
    Can anyone please elaborate about the Medical Exam for Territorial Army.
    I wear spects (-2.5), is it okay ??
    Or the medical exam is as rigorous as for a normal direct recruits for Indian army
    I want to join the Territorial army but I think my fitness level is average and I have spects too.
     
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    Being part of Territorial army is like a honor in which all the members can serve the nation. Its really a good change which we are seeing.
     
  16. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Maybe this link has the info you need.

    Territorial Army
     
  17. Ankit Purohit

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    My exam is on 9th February 2014 .
     
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    its like a reserve army or homegiards with insas than 303 oldies
     
  19. Raj1986

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    I am working in IT. I am facing the similar problem. Did you get any FIX please?
     
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    I will join after I get citizenship, in few years. :)

    Edit - @Raj1986 may be legal issues, where they can't stop you. Should find out,
     
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    Please keep me posted if you get any positive approach:)
     
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