Establishment of ACC decided to run in the mould of NDA, however, entry into ACC was restricted to soldiers serving in the ranks; greater thrust was laid on academics at ACC with an even emphasis on building officer like qualities in them. The Army Cadet College Wing trains soldiers from the regular army, navy and air force for commission as officers in the Indian Army. The ACC Exam feeds into the Indian Military Academy and their achievements are all pervading and showcased in every echelon.
ACC has now been rebranded as the Siachen Battalion at the IMA. The selection for admission to ACC is based on a written test and subsequent selection via Services Selection Board. ACC has been in operation for 80 years now and has graduated some notable alumni. The first course at IMA comprising 40 GCs included 15 from the erstwhile Kitchner College that became the ACC.
ACC (I & II) Written Exam conducted twice a year by Military Training Directorate to recruit candidates in the Indian Army.
ACC is a two-tier examination, wherein it includes:
- Stage-1 ACC Written examination and
- Stage-2 ACC SSB Interview.
Glance at ACC Written Exam Recruitment Drive:
Army Cadet College
Military Training Directorate
Mode of Application
Phase I- Written Test (Objective Type)
Phase II- SSB Interview
Phase III- Medical Test
Phase IV- Merit List
Tentative Vacancies Per Course
75 (twice a year) or as notified from time to time
ACC (I & II) Exam Notification
Feb and Aug
ACC (I & II) Exam Conducted
Apr and Oct
Likely Date of SSB
Sep to Nov for Jan Course and Mar to May for Jul Course
ACC Wing at IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training
3 years in ACC Wing and 1 year at IMA
ACC Exam Eligibility Criteria:
20 to 27 year’s (as on the first day of the month in which is due to commence)
· 10+2 Passed or equivalent (in any stream) Additionally, candidates should have qualified ACC written test.