ACC Exam 2021: Get The Vacancy, Apply Online, Syllabus, Exam Pattern Here!

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The Army Cadet College (ACC) Wing at Indian Military Academy also known as the Siachen battalion now provides training to the soldier, airmen, and sailors from the regular army, navy, and air force for commission as officers in the Indian Army. The Army Cadet College (ACC) has released a notification to conduct an exam for recruitments in 2021. This exam is conducted to recruit soldiers and train them to become commissioned officers in the Army. 

  • The vacancies are released twice in a year
  • ACC exam is a prerequisite for soldier training course
  • One must have a minimum of 02 years of service.
  • Both married and unmarried soldiers can apply.
  • You can avail maximum 03 chances for ACC entry.

ACC Exam Overview 2021

ACC Exam Overview

Exam Conducting body

Military Training Directorate, Indian Army

Official website

Indian Army

Number of vacancies 

75 (twice a year)

Application Start date

March/ April and September/ October

Mode of exam 

Written test

Notification Release Date

To be announced

Last Date to Apply

To be announced

Admit Card Release Date

To be announced

Exam date

To be announced

Result date

To be announced


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ACC Exam Vacancy 2021

The vacancies for ACC exam are released twice in a year. This year the number of vacancies released is 75. This is the vacancy per course.

ACC Exam Apply online 2021

Aspiring candidates have to apply online for the ACC exam. The exam is conducted in the form of a written test. These are the steps to apply online:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Indian Army 

Step 2: Click on ‘Apply Online’ on the right side of the page.

Step 3: Fill in your details and check your eligibility

Step 4: If eligible, continue and fill the application form

Step 5: Pay the payment fee after filling all the details

Step 6: Save your Registration number and Password for further use.

ACC Exam Selection Process 2021

The Selection process consists of two stages. Stage 1 is the written test. Stage 2 is the SSB Interview and Medical test. The SSB interview is expected to take place in July/ August and December/ January. The selected candidates then get to join the Army Cadet College Wing in Dehradun for a 3 year course followed by one year pre-commission training at IMA, Dehradun

SSB Interview

The SSB Interview is conducted for 5 days straight. Candidates who clear the written test are called in for SSB Interview. Candidates are tested on different parameters in these 5 days.

Day 1 (Stage I)

  • Intelligence test
  • Picture perception & Discussion test

Candidates who clear this stage have to appear for Stage II

Day 2 (Stage II)

  • Psychological test
  • Group task
  • Personal Interview

Day 3

GTO test

Day 2- 4 


Day 5


ACC Exam Eligibility 2021

Candidates applying for the ACC exam have to meet the eligibility criteria. Here are the few eligibility criteria for the ACC exam

  • Aspiring candidates must have passed HSC or 12th std.or equivalent

ACC Exam Age limit

The age limit to apply for the ACC exam is given below

  • Minimum years: 20 years
  • Maximum years: 27 years

ACC Exam Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of the ACC exam is very vast. We have provided a detailed syllabus of ACC exam below:

General Mental Ability Test

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Coding-decoding
  • Blood relation
  • Direction sense
  • Logical venn diagrams
  • Alphabet test
  • Seating arrangements
  • Mathematical operations
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Number, ranking & time sequence
  • Eligibility test
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Courses of Action
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Assertion and Reason
  • Punch line 
  • Situation reaction test
  • Cause and effect
  • Analytical reasoning

Current and General Awareness test

  • Latest Current affairs
  • Indian constitution
  • Indian history
  • Indian economy
  • Indian politics
  • Geography
  • Indian Navy & Military
  • Religions
  • Famous books & authors
  • Sports
  • Awards
  • Science and Discoveries
  • Indian culture
  • Indian Agriculture

Interactive Communicative English

  • Article
  • Noun and Pronoun 
  • Adjective
  • Preposition
  • Conjunction and modals
  • Verbs
  • Tenses
  • Types of sentences
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Active and passive voice
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • One word substitution
  • Spot the error
  • Cloze test
  • Para jumble
  • Sentence jumble
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement

Academic Content test

Class 12th level General Science, Maths

and Humanities

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ACC Exam – Exam Pattern 2021

The exam pattern consists of a written test of 4 papers. A candidate has to pass all three papers to appear for the interview. Each paper has 150 objective questions.

Paper 1: General Mental Ability


Number of questions

Maximum marks

Verbal Reasoning



Non-verbal Reasoning



Numerical Ability



  • 2 marks are awarded for every right answer.

Paper 2: Current General Awareness

This paper consists of the candidate's general awareness. This section also has 150 objective-type questions. These are the umbrella topics that are covered.

  • Environment general awareness
  • Current affairs
  • National & International events
  • Military awareness

Paper 3: Interactive Communicative English

This paper is again divided into two papers. These two papers are based on Interactive and Communicative English.


Number of questions

Maximum marks


Paper I (Objective type)



1 hour

Paper II (Descriptive test)



2 hours

  • Paper I will have each question of 1 mark.
  • Paper II will have each question of 2 marks.

Paper 4: Academic Content test

This section again will have 150 questions of objective type. Each question will carry 2 marks. There will be only paper.


Number of questions

Maximum marks




General Science






ACC Exam Admit card 2021

The admit card of the ACC exam will be released almost two days before the exam . Here are the steps to download the ACC Admit card 2021.

Step 1: Go to the official website of Indian Army.

Step 2: Click on ‘Download admit card’ on the right side of the page.

Step 3: Enter your required credentials and login

Step 4: From there you can download the admit card.

Step 5: Download and print your admit card for further use

ACC Exam Cut off 2021

As far as the cut off of the ACC exam is concerned, there is no cut off list released by the conducting body for the ACC exam. Only a merit list of selected candidates is released. In 2019, around 120 candidates got their name in the merit list.

ACC Exam Preparation tips 2021

  • Medical test is a part of the selection process. So make sure that you are medically fit.
  • Develop a habit of reading the newspaper daily.
  • Make a proper timetable and follow it everyday.
  • Go through the syllabus thoroughly and prepare accordingly
  • Be motivated to crack the exam and maintain consistency

ACC Exam Books 2021

Below we have given a list of some best books which will help you to crack the exam.

Name of the book



Objective General English

S.P. Bakshi


Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive examinations

R.S. Aggarwal


Lucent’s General Knowledge


Encyclopedia of General Science


ACC Exam Results 2021

The result will be released after the written test, SSB Interview, and Medical test. The exam is expected to be held in March/April and October/November. Here are the details of how to check your ACC 2021 result.

Step 1: Visit the Indian army’s official website.

Step 2: Click on the Results section.

Step 3: A list of registration numbers of all the candidates selected will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Check your ACC registration number on the list.

Step 5: Save and download your ACC 2021 result for further process. 

Here we have covered most of the details regarding the ACC exam 2021. If you still have any suggestions or queries, do let us know in the comment section. Install the PrepForSure App and upscale your preparation for the upcoming competitive exams with the best online coaching.