Join as an officer, jco or jawan - Eligible to apply till 42 years of age.


Join as an Officer


Age                  -           18 to 42 years
Education          -           Graduation



(1)     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 successful candidates are granted commission by the President of India.

(2)     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 ar granted commission in the TA.

All such officers are given the credit of their previous commissioned service

on joning the Territorial Army.



Join as a Junior Commissioned Officer



Age                  -           18 to 42 years
Education          -           Graduation with NCC ‘C’ certificate
                                    (for direct entry as JCO only)


(1)     Gainfully employed civil candidates with above qualifications can join TA

as direct entry JCO's. 

(2)     Ex  JCO’s  or their equivalent of three services, may also join

Territorial Army as JCO’s. The application forms can be taken from the  

recruiting offices, TA Group Headquarters at Commands and from

Area/Sub Area Headquarters. Forms duly completed to be sent to the

Unit where commission is sought.

(3)     All candidates will be interviewed initially by the Commanding

Officer of the unit and then interviewed by the Sub Area/ Area Command

Headquarters. The application of the recommended candidate will

then be processed at the Addl Directorate General of Territorial Army,

Army Headquarters.

Join as a Jawan(Other Rank)


Age         -  18 to 42 years 
Education -  Matriculation 


Report to unit or the Recruitment Office on designated dates for tests as

per laid down procedures. Selected candidates have to go through

the Medical Board and Police Verification.

Recruiting- Zonal- Divisions- Recruiting will be on Zonal basis as under:-

      Zone- I  The  state of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir,

Punjab and the Union
     Territory of Delhi and Chandigarh .  

      Zone - II  The state of Bihar , Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh
     and Uttrakhand.  

      Zone - III  The state of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland,

Sikkim, West Bengal,
     Mizoram, Arunanchal Pradesh and UT of Andanman & Nicobar Island.          

      Zone - IV  The state of Andhra Pradesh, Gujrat, Kerla, Tamilandu,

Rajasthan, Maharashtra,
     Karnataka, Goa and Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli,

Daman & Diu, Lakshdweep and