Join as an Officer

Process

  • Gainfully employed candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply in response to advertisements published in leading national newspaper & The Employment News in June – July and December – January each year. Applications are to be sent to the concerned TA Group Headquarters. After processing of applications, the eligible candidates are called for Preliminary Interview Boards held at respective TA Group Headquarters (Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow). Selected candidates go through the SSB Interview, Medical Board & Police Verification. The President of India. grants the successful candidates commission by the President of India.

  • Ex - Defence service officers may also join the TA. The required to apply directly to Additional Directorate General of Territorial Army and appear before the Board of Officers presided by the Additional Director General of Territorial Army at New Delhi . Selected Officers are to be cleared by the Medical Boards before the officer’s are granted commission in the TA. All such officers are given the credit of their previous commissioned service on joining the Territorial Army.

Non Departmental Territorial Army

1. Conditions of Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Only citizens of India.

  • Age Limits: 18 to 42 years.

  • Educational Qualifications: Graduate from recognized university.

  • Employment: Gainfully Employed. 

2. Process

For Civilian Candidates

Civilian candidates fulfilling the above eligibility criteria can apply online by using Indian Army website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in in response to advertisements published in leading National Newspapers, Employment News and also available on Indian Army website www.indianarmy.nic.in in May-June every year.

Candidates whose application forms are found correct will be called for screening (written exam followed by interview only if passed in written exam) by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB) by the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.

Successful candidates will further undergo tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB), Medical Board followed by their Police Verification for final selection.

For Ex-Service Officers

Ex-Service Officers fulfilling the above eligibility criteria can apply in response to advertisements published in leading National Newspapers, Employment News and also available on Indian Army website www.indianarmy.nic.in in Dec every year.

The Ex-Service Officers whose application forms are found correct will be called for interview and will be screened by the Army Headquarters Selection Board (ASB) held at Additional Directorate General Territorial Army.

Recommended Ex-Service Officers will undergo Medical Examination at Armed Forces Clinic, New Delhi followed by their Police Verification for final selection.

All such officers are given the credit of their previous commissioned service on joining the Territorial Army.

Departmental Territorial Army

1. Conditions of Eligibility:

  • Age Limits: 18 to 42 years other than medical officer. 18 to 45 years of age for medical officer.

  • Educational Qualifications: Graduation and appropriate technical qualification.

  • Employment: Employment in Indian Railway / IOCL / HPCL / BPCL / ONGC. 

2. Process

Applicants to submit application through their HoD to TA Group HQs.

If found suitable by a Board of Officers will further undergo Medical Board at nearest Military Hospital.

Process through TA Directorate and Ministry of Defence for final selection.