ACC Written Exam

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:


Exam Name

Army Cadet College

Conducting Body

Military Training Directorate

Exam Type

National Level

Mode of Application


Exam Mode


Selection Process

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

Training Academy

ACC Wing at IMA, Dehradun

Duration of Training

3 years in ACC Wing and 1 year at IMA


ACC Exam Eligibility Criteria:



Marital Status


Age Limit

20 to 27 year’s (as on the first day of the month in which is due to commence)

Educational Qualification

·         10+2 Passed or equivalent  (in any stream) Additionally, candidates should have qualified ACC written test.