Territorial Army Syllabus pdf & Standard Exam Pattern 2021, in Detail (TA Army)

Territorial Army Syllabus pdf 2021– Indian TA Army Invites Applications from gainfully employed young men for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the nation as Territorial Army Officers based on the concept of enabling motivated young men to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions.

Knowing TA Army Syllabus will help you lot during examination. Because preparation always lead you to good results. Going without preparation is not making any sense, hence here we are briefing you about TA Army Syllabus & Exam Pattern in detail.

Territorial Army Syllabus 2021

All the Male candidates of Indian Citizen are invited for Territorial Army Rally (TA Army) who are between 18 to 42 years of age and having a Graduate degrees from any recognized university along with good physic and medically fit in all respects.

Lets understand all the aspect of Exam Syllabus in TA army.

TA Army Exam is divided into 4 parts (2 Papers). Each Paper is having two parts and allotted different marks.

  • Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • General Knowledge
  • English

Exam Pattern (TA Army)

Time – 02 hrs  for each paper and will be conducted in two sessions.

Negative Marking – Yes

Type:  Objective (OMR Based)

Qualifying Marks (Cut off) – Minimum 40% marks in each part of the paper separately and overall average of 50%.

Paper /PartSubjectTimeNo of QuestionsMarks
Paper 1 / Part 1Reasoning2 Hrs5050
Paper 1/ Part 2Elementary Mathematics5050
Paper 2/Part 1General Knowledge2 Hrs5050
Paper 2/Part 2English5050

Level of TA Army Exam (Standard)

When you are wishing to fill the application form. You should have an overview of the final war that how difficult your exam going to be. When it comes to TA army it is an average exam on difficulty perspective.

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be a Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as maybe expected of a graduate of an Indian university.

How to get selection in TA army -> TA Army Selection Procedure

TA Army Syllabus 2021

Now coming to paper-wise (parts-wise) Territorial Army Syllabus in detail. We will discuss the syllabus in detail part wise and finally, you can download the pdf at the end of this post.

Paper 1 Syllabus – Reasoning & Elementary Mathematics

Reasoning (Part 1)

The question paper will be designed to test the candidate’s ability to complete sequences making logical conclusions based on a simple pattern of numbers, statements, figures, letters, etc as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject.

Elementary Mathematics (Part 2)

TopicSub Topics
ArithmeticNumber System – natural numbers, integers, rational and real numbers. Fundamental operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, decimal fraction
Unitary MethodTime and distance, time and work, percentages, application to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
Elementary Number TheoryDivision algorithm, prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 & 11.
Multiples and factors, factorization theorem, HCF and LCM. Euclidean algorithm, logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.
AlgebraBasic operations, simple factors, remainder theorem, HCF, LCM, theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous liner equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one
variable and their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices.
TrigonometrySine x, cosine x, tangent x when O° < x < 90°. Values of sine x, cos x and ten x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°. Simple trigonometric identities.


Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.

GeometryLines and angles, plane and plane figures theorems on


  • Properties of angles at a point.
  • Parallel lines.
  • Sides and angles of a triangle.
  • Congruency of triangles.
  • Similar triangles.
  • Concurrence of medians and altitudes.
  • Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square.
  • Circle and its properties, including tangents and normal.
  • Locus
MensutrationAreas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can bisect into the figures (field book). Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular area of cylinders. Surface area and volume of spheres
StatisticsCollection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical representation-frequency polygons, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency

Paper 2 Syllabus –  General Knowledge and English

General Knowledge (Part 1)

General knowledge including knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.

The paper will also include questions on history of India and geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.

English (Part 2)

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workman.

  • Use of words
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • Reading comprehension
  • Para jumbles,
  • Error spotting,
  • Jumbled sentences,
  • sentence correction
  • Fill in the blanks

That’s all on Territorial Army Syllabus 2021. Download TA Army Syllabus pdf from below link given.

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