The exams conducted by NDA and ACC have various similarities and differences. The purpose of both these organizations is the same i.e. to serve the nation. The candidates are provided with the necessary training to join their respective academies after completing their training. Here, we will discuss about the differences and similarities of ACC and NDA exams.
When it comes to the selection procedure, both ACC and NDA have some similarities. Firstly, the candidates have to appear for the Written Exam and then the next step is the SSB Exam. But, there are some notable differences when it comes to details.
Written Exam for NDA
The written exam of NDA is segmented into two parts.
- General Ability Test (GAT)
Along with that, the GAT is again divided into two sections.
- General Knowledge and Awareness
- English Test
Written Exam for ACC
- General and Mental Ability Test
- Interactive and Communicative English
- General Awareness
- Academic Content Test
As you can see from the above the initial process of selection is almost the same. But, as we move forward for the written exam, it gets bifurcated into different subjects.
Question pattern of ACC and NDA
The question pattern of both types of exams is extremely different. Also, you can see the marks distribution and duration of the NDA and ACC.
NDA Exam Question Pattern
|Exam||Subject||Highest Marks||Total Questions||Exam Duration|
|Paper 1||Maths||300||120||2.5 hours|
|Paper 2||GAT||600||150||2.5 hours|
ACC Exam Question Pattern
|Subject||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Marks for every Correct Answer|
|GMAT (General Mental Ability Test)||150||300||2
|CGAT (Current and General Awareness Test)||150||300||2|
|ICE (Communicative and Interactive English)||90 Descriptive Questions and 120 objective questions||300||Descriptive Questions- 2
Objective Questions- 1
|ACT (Academic Contest Test)||150||300||2|
However, there are some similarities in NDA and ACC that we can find from the above question pattern. Read to know what are the crucial differences.
- The written exam of the NDA and ACC exam contains objective questions. However, ACC written exam also contains descriptive questions.
- The NDA exams are conducted in two languages. Also, you get negative marking for every wrong answer. While the questions in the ACC exam carry 2 marks each.
- The ACC exam doesn’t conduct mathematics exams separately. But, mathematics is included in the ACT exam with other subjects i.e. humanities and general science.
- Also, both the exams include a similar syllabus of English. But, the NDA exam also includes indirect and direct speech, tenses, homophones, etc.
SSB Interview at ACC and NDA
Another similarity between the NDA and ACC Exam is that they both conduct SSB interviews. The interview is conducted after the candidates qualify for the written exam.
ACC SSB Interview
For ACC SSB Interview, the process is conducted for up to 5 days. In these 5 days, the candidates are tested on various stages to observe their qualifications.
|Stage/Day 1||Discussion and Picture Perception Test|
|Stage/Day 2||Group Task|
|Stage/Day 3||GTO Test|
NDA SSB Interview
The SSB Interview of NDA is divided into two stages. They are-
|Stage 1||OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating) Test|
|Description Test and Perception|
|Stage 2||Four Day Interview|
Five Day Process:
|Day 1||Screening Test|
|Day 2||Psychology Test|
|Day 3 and 4||Progressive Group Task, Group Discussion, Final Task for Group, Lecturette|
|Day 5||Conference Day|
Therefore, now you know that NDA and ACC Exams are similar in a lot of ways. But, there are significant details that set apart both the exams. Now, you can prepare accordingly and give the best for your NDA and ACC exams.