The Rashtriya Indian Military College has been founded by the Ministry of Defence as an inter-service institution and as a Category A to train young children for admission into defence and give young children a good all-round education.
The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) is a boys Military School based at Doon Valley, Dehradun, India. The RIMC is a feeder body for the National Academy of Defence, the Indian Naval Academy, and ultimately the Indian Army. Rimcollians, the term used to describe RIMC graduates, went on to occupy the top positions in Indian Navy and Air Force.
Approx 25 cadets are admitted every six-month. Candidates should not be less than 11½ years of age or must not have attained the age of 13 years on 01 (Jan) and 01 (July) of the term they join. Admissions are made to class VIII only. The candidate must be studying in class VII or passed class VII from a recognized school at the time of joining. Application forms are to be submitted to respective state government. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in an All India Entrance Examination held twice a year comprising a written examination consisting of test papers in English (125 marks), Mathematics (200 marks) and General Knowledge (75 marks), successful candidates are called for Viva - Voce test (50 marks).
The college provides education on the lines of residential, public schools principally for boys who desire to join the Defence forces of India. Those who do not succeed in this aim or decide against it are well qualified to join a college or professional institution on graduation from the RIMC. However, the college advises only those to apply who are interested in taking up the challenge of serving in the Defence forces of India.
The prospectus cum application form and booklet of old question papers can be obtained from the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Garhi Cantt, Dehradun, Uttarakhand Pin Code 248003 through Speed Post by forwarding self-addressed slip and an account payee bank demand draft of Rs 600/- for general Candidates Rs 555/- for ST/SC candidates along with Cast certificate. The demand draft will be made in favour of "The Commandant RIMC Dehradun", branch SBI Tel Bhawan, Dehradun Bank Code 01576, Uttarakhand. The address should be typed/written clearly in capital letters with pin code and contact number. RIMC will not be responsible for any postal delay and loss in transit of prospectus caused by illegible or incomplete address.
The admission to the college is bi-annual i.e., in January and July each year. Candidates (boys only) should not be less than 11 ½ years of age but must not have attained the age of 13 years on 01 January and 01 July of the term they join.
Note: The actual dates notified, from time to time, by the Government of India, in all the national/leading newspapers will be adhered to.
Admissions are made to class I (equivalent to class VIII) only. The candidates should be studying minimum in class VII in a recognized school at the time of admission to the RIMC. They should also be medically fit for entry to the college, in accordance with the Medical Standards Prescribed..
Generally one vacancy per state is allowed. However some states which a large population, have up to 2 vacancies.
A) Written Examination
The written part of the examination consists of three subjects i.e English (125 Marks), Mathematics (200 Marks), and General Knowledge (75 marks). Maths and General knowledge Papers may be answered either in Hindi and in English. To qualify, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 50 % Marks in each subject.
B) Viva Voce
The oral examination consists of a Viva Voce test of 50 marks, which is designed to assess a candidate's intelligence, personality and confidence. The minimum passing marks will be 50%.
C) Medical Examination
All the candidates qualified after the interview will undergo a medical examination at selected Military Hospital and only those candidate found medically fit will be considered for selection and admission to the RIMC. Medical examination of the candidate forms only a part of the system of choice and does not imply the final selection.