The written test of the Territorial Army for Civilians is divided into two papers I and II. Paper 1 and Paper 2 subjects and syllabus give you complete overview of TA exam.

Paper Section 
Paper 1 Part 1: Reasoning
  Part 2: Elementary Mathematics
Part 2  Part 1: General Knowledge
  Part 2: English

Paper–I. Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics

(a) Part – 1. Reasoning Syllabus:-

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates ability to complete sequences making logical conclusion based on simple patter of numbers, statements, figures, letters etc as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject. Topics includes: Problem Solving, Number Ranking, Syllogistic Reasoning, Arrangements, Judgment, Blood Relations, Visual Memory, Decision Making, Mirror Images, Directions, Non-Verbal Series, Cubes and Dice, Arithmetical Reasoning, Number Series, Clocks & Calendars, Alphabet Series, Coding-Decoding, Embedded Figures etc.

(b) Part – 2. Elementary Mathematics:-

  • Number System – natural numbers, integers, rational and real numbers. Fundamental operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots, decimal fraction.
  • Unitary Method. Time and distance, time and work, percentages, application to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
  • Elementary Number Theory. Division 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.
  • Basic 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.
  • Sine 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.
  • Lines 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; Loci.
  • Areas 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.
  • Collection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical representation-frequency polygons, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency.

Paper–II. General Knowledge and English

(a) Part – 1. General Knowledge:-

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. Topics includes: Indian Constitution, History, Culture, Sports and Games, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Books and Authors, Geography, Awards and Honors, Current Affairs – National & International, General Politics, Current events, Important Days, Economic Scene, Abbreviations, Important Financial & Economic News.

(b) Part – 2. English:-

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workman – like use of words. Topics includes: Verb, Articles, Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary, Spellings, Cloze Test, Synonyms, Antonyms Idioms & Phrases, Grammar, Tenses, Error Spotting, Comprehension, Unseen Passages, Sentence Rearrangement, Para Jumbles, Jumbled sentences, Sentence correction