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ACC Exam Syllabus 2021

ACC Exam Syllabus 2021 : In this blog. we are going to discuss one of the prestigious defence training institutions – ACC (Army Cadet College). It provides the opportunity for soldiers to rise up to become officers in the Indian Army. We will tell you about the ACC Exam Syllabus 2021, Exam Pattern and Selection Process.

Army Cadet College is located in the IMA premises in Dehradun. ACC is an entry for commissioned rank for those enlisted soldiers (non-officers) who aspire to become officers. In ACC entry Civilians cannot apply. Only Soldiers of the Army and Airforce can apply for it. Navy soldiers have a different scheme just for them; it is called as the CW i.e. Commission Worthy entry.

ACC Eligibility Criteria 

Total number of vacancies per course : 75
Frequency Twice in a Year
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by MP Directorate / AGs Br through Units in March and August

Hence,  Forms Availability in – March/April & Sep/Oct

Age 20 – 27 years , with minimum 2 years of service can apply
Qualification Candidates must be passed 10+2 class or equivalent. Additionally, candidates should have qualified ACC written test.
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Assumed Date of SSB Sep – Nov for January Course , Mar -May for July Course
Training Academy ACC Wing at IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training Four Years (Three Years in ACC Wing & One Year at IMA)
Mode Of Selection ·         Written Test

·         SSB Interview

Marital Status Unmarried/married candidates are eligible

 ACC Selection Process 

The selection process of ACC is quite similar to NDA or CDS exam. A written exam, known as Army Cadet College Exam is held amongst the enlisted soldiers for the selection. The final selection of the candidates is done by SSB Board by conducting SSB interview, which is attended only by those who qualify for the written exam. After the candidates go for the Medical Test only then they are termed qualified.

The following three stages are involved in the overall ACC Selection Process:-

  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Test

ACC Written Exam Pattern

Following is the exam pattern of ACC written exam : – 

Subject No.of Question Total Marks
General Mental ability 150 300
Current General Awareness 150 300
Interactive Communication English 120 objective Questions + 30 marks descriptive question 300
Academic Content Test 150 300


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ACC Syllabus (In Detail)


General Mental Ability test i.e. GMAT paper will be aimed at testing the candidate’s intellectual ability. This paper has two types of questions – Argument and Data Sufficiency.

There will be 150 objective-type questions of 2 marks each. The paper consists of three sections:

1.    Reasoning Ability (Verbal): 75 questions: 150 Marks
2.    Non – verbal Reasoning: 15 questions: 30 Marks
3.    Numerical Ability: 60 questions: 120 Marks



This is for testing the candidate’s General Awareness knowledge. The syllabus designed to include tests of mental ability, current general situational and military awareness. It consists of 150 objective-type questions of 2 marks each.

You can prepare the following topics in this:

  • Latest Current Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • History
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian Navy & Military
  • Religions
  • Books & Authors
  • Sports
  • Awards, etc


There will be two papers for Interactive Communicative English.

Part I will consist of 120 objective type questions of 1 mark each in 1-hour duration.

Part II will consist of descriptive type questions of 180 marks in a duration of 2 hours.

. For section one, you can cover the following topics:

  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test


There will be only one paper covering Mathematics, General Science and Humanities. It includes 150 objective type questions of 3 marks each. It is divided as follows:

1.    Section A: Mathematics: 50 Questions: 100 Marks
2.    Section B: General Science: 50 Questions: 100 Marks
3.    Section C: Humanities: 50 Questions: 100 Marks

This is the complete syllabus of Army cadet college and a candidate will have to cover the complete syllabus of it to score well in the Examination.


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