ACC Exam Syllabus

Army Cadet College (ACC) Exam Syllabus

Army Cadet College (ACC) is a wing which selects and trains enlisted soldiers (non officers) who aspire to become officers. It is located in the IMA premises in Dehradun. Only Army and Air Force soldiers can apply for it. Civilians are not eligible and hence cannot apply for it. Navy guys have an altogether different scheme for them, the CW- Commission Worthy entry. We will discuss about it in another article fully dedicated to it.

The selection for admission to ACC is based on a written test and further candidates get selected via Service Selection Board (SSB) which is known as Army Cadet College Exam. Pattern and training of ACC is similar to that of NDA. In ACC,  soldiers undergo BSC/BA courses alongside military training for 3 years, just like in NDA. After 3 years, they pass out from ACC with a degree and join IMA, where they’ll train with the CDS and NDA entries for 1 year. ACC+NDA+CDS constitutes the Regular course in IMA. After passing out, they became officers (Permanent Commission).

Following is the detailed syllabus of ACC exam divided into four parts.


The aim of General Mental Ability Test is to test the intellectual ability of a candidate.

The paper will be divided into three sections and will have two types of questions namely Argument and Data Sufficiency. There will be 150 questions of objective types of two marks each. The three sections of paper will be :

  1. Reasoning Ability (Verbal): 75 questions of 150 marks
  2. Non-Verbal Reasoning: 15 questions of 30 marks
  3. Numerical Ability: 60 questions of 120 marks


Questions in this section will be aimed at to test the candidate’s General Awareness of the environment in which he is living and its application to the society. This section will consists of 150 questions of objective type each of two marks.


Questions in this section will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English language in particular the communicative skill. There will be two papers for Interactive Communicative English. Part I will consists of 120 questions of objective type each of one mark for duration of one hour. Part II will consist of descriptive type questions for 180 marks for a duration of two hours.


There will be only one paper consist of Mathematics, General Science and Humanities. There will be a total of 150 questions of objective types each of 2 marks. Topics to be included in each paper and the distribution of marks will be as under :

  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

After clearing written exam candidates go through the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. The final selection is based on the interview. We hope this article (ACC Exam Syllabus) will clear all your doubts. Please leave your comments if you have any query as your comments are valuable for us. We will try to answer as soon as possible. Also feel free to write your suggestions as it will help us to deliver best of the best.

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