How to Join TA as an Officer in Territorial Army? Officer Apply for TA

How to Join Territorial Army as an Office and Be an Officer in TA?

[ Read here How to Join Territorial Army ] [ TA Army Bharti 2020 ]

If you want to apply for TA Army as an officer then there are two ways. The second way is only for ex-serviceman officers. If you are fresher graduate then you should go through the first method. We have explained each method/process in details as given below. Please read carefully and also visit the official websites of Indian Army and territorial Army for the authentic information.

Eligibility Criteria

Age – 18 to 42 years
Education – Graduation

2 ways to join the Process of applying for the TA as an Officer:

There are 2 ways through which you can apply as an Officer in the Territorial Army:


(1) Civilians Join TA as an Officer ( for Gainfully Employed Candidates):

(1) Gainfully employed candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply to the Territorial Army Recruitment which is advertised in leading national newspapers, The Employment News, and on the Territorial Army Official Website. You can apply Online here as an Officer in Territorial Army 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:

  1. SSB Interview,
  2. Medical Board,
  3. & Police Verification.

The successful candidates are granted commission by the President of India.


(2) Ex Defence Service Officers Join Territorial Army as an Officer:


Ex-serviceman officers may also join the Territorial Army.

They are required to apply directly to Additional Directorate General of Territorial Army (New Delhi). They need to appear before the Board of Officers presided by the Additional Director General (ADG) of Territorial Army at New Delhi.

They need to visit this address to apply directly as an officer in the TA:  (Additional Directorate General of Territorial Army, General Staff Branch, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) L Block, Church Road, New Delhi-110001)

Selected Officers are to be cleared by the Medical Boards before the officer’s granted commission in the TA. All such officers are given the credit of their previous commissioned service on joining the Territorial Army.


Jobs in Territorial Army 2020 – TA Recruitment 2020-2021

TA Notification Published By: Ministry of Defence, Indian Army, Territorial Army
Post Name:  Territorial Army Officer (Male & Female)
Who Can Apply for TA Officer Post: All Indian Citizen (Male & Female Candidates)
Age Limitation: 18 to 42 years
Education Qualification: Candidate should be a Graduate from any recognized university
Height | Weight | Chest Measurements: Check TA Officer Official Notification
Last Date of Application Closed
Date of Interview APRIL 2020 (Firm dates will be communicated later by post).
TA Officer Notification: Territorial Army Officer Job Notification & Application form
TA Officer Post Admit Card: Download TA Officer Admit Card
Previous Year Question Paper Download Previous Questions in TA Exams
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