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Army Cadet College


The main aim and objective of Army Cadet College (ACC) is to provide training to soldiers from armed forces for commission as an officer. Candidates are required to qualify the written test, which paves the way for SSB and the Medical Board. Successful candidates are trained at Army Cadet College (ACC) Wing, Dehradun, for a period of three years. Finally, they get a graduation degree, which is followed by one-year pre-commission training at IMA, Dehradun.

Examination Details

Availability of Forms November-December, May June
Exam Schedule February & August
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 20 to 27, Both Married and unmarried Male candidates
Educational Qualification 10+2 or its equivalent
Selection Procedure
  • Written Exam conducted by ACC
  • SSB Interview conducted by Service Selection Boards of Army/Navy and Air Force
  • Medical Examination
Training IMA-12 Months

Examination Calender 2021

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Examination Pattern

Subject Questions / Duration Marking Pattern Maximum Marks
General Mental Ability Test 150 / 3 Hours +(2.0) / -(0.66) Marks 300
Current General Awareness 150 / 3 Hours +(2.0) / -(0.66) Marks 300
Communicative English 120 / 1 Hours +(2.5) / -(0.83) Marks 300
Academic Test 150 / 3 Hours +(2.0) / -(0.66) Marks 300

ACC Courses @ Trishul

Duration Course Name Form Fee Course Fee Total Fee
1 Year TEJAS/ TDACDS009 ₹ 550 ₹ 55000/-(GST Included) register now
6 Month WARRIOR/ TDACDS008 ₹ 550 ₹ 40500/-(GST Included) register now
90 Days GOAL/ TDATGC29 ₹ 550 ₹ 21500/-(GST Included) register now

Combined Defence Services (CDS) is an examination which is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of candidates into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian

Selection Procedure For CDS contains the following tests : - Written Exam, SSB Interview, Medical Test

The syllabus of CDS is divided into three sections- English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics

Form Release Date- Paper I - December | Paper II - June Exam Date- Paper I June | Paper- II - November

Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy:The candidates must possess a degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Indian Naval Academy:The candidates must possess a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Air Force Academy:The candidates must

A person having foreign citizenship cannot apply for CDS but If He/She has an Indian passport and documents supporting his/her claim of Indian citizenship then they can apply for CDS.

The toughness level varies from easy to difficult depending upon a candidate’s approach and preparation.

For CDS paper, each question carries 4 options and out of which only 1 option is correct. For each incorrect answer, 1/3 of the marks will be deducted. More than one option marked is treated as incorrect.

The written exam of CDS is of total 300 marks and each section is 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks of each section are 20% of the total marks. It becomes compulsory for candidates to score a minimum of 60 marks to qualify the exam.

The selected candidates undergo rigorous training in respective academies. Indian Military Academy Army, Dehradun - 18 months (1.5 yrs) training Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - 18 months (1.5 yrs) training

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