Rashtriya Indian Military College

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), is an Inter Service Category 'A' establishment, administered through the Army
Training Command (ARTRAC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
About Us The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC)

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (abbreviated RIMC; formerly known as Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College) is a military school for boys and girls situated in Doon Valley, Dehradun in India.The RIMC is a feeder institution for the National Defence Academy, Indian Naval Academy and subsequently the Indian Armed Forces. Rimcollians, the name by which alumni of the RIMC are usually denoted, have gone on to hold the highest ranks in the Army, Navy and the Air Force of India.

RIMC has a 1:14 teacher student ratio. Candidates for the school are selected from all over India through a national level competitive exam, the RIMC Entrance Exam that is held twice a year in each state. Successful candidates in the entrance exam have to go through a medical fitness test to be admitted to the school. Every year about 50 students are selected in two intakes from all over India and admitted into Standard VIII at the RIMC.

Rashtriya Indian Military college is administered by the Union Ministry of Defence, through the Army Training Command, Shimla. RIMC (Limca Book of Records confirm) is perhaps the only institution in the country where exams for Class X and XII are conducted twice a year, in May and November. These exams/certifications are recognized by CBSE. The college offers only the science stream at the +2 level along with Informatics Practices. However, to prepare cadets for the UPSC examination for entry into NDA, Social Sciences are also taught.

After the term end examination, each Cadets position in class is decided; both curricular and extracurricular achievements of a term are recorded in his dossier. Weightage is given to the sessional work done by a cadet both in terms of class work and homework for his promotion to the next class. Cadets are prepared for the UPSC Examination for entry to the NDA.On Average RIMC has sent between 70-80% cadets to NDA from each course (as compared to the national average which stands at 0.6%).RIMC has two terms both of which run on the same syllabus line and has remedial quid pro quo for qualifying measures.


41 Cadets are admitted every six months. Rashtriya Indian Military College conducts an admission process in Class VIII. Candidates are studying in Class VII and the age of the candidate must be between 11.5 and 13 years at the time of commencement of term. The written examination consists of a test paper consisting of three parts: English (125 Marks), Mathematics (200 Marks), and General Knowledge (75 marks). Candidates have to score at least 50% in each subject to qualify. Candidates are then shortlisted through the written test and called for Viva-Voce which is of 50 marks, and have to pass a medical test

The Examination comprises of:-

A. Written Examination 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 or 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 interview, will undergo a medical examination at selected Military Hospital and only those candidates found medically fit, will be considered for selection and admission to the RIMC. Medical Examination of the candidates forms only a part of the system of selection and does not guarantee the final selection.

RIMC Entrance Exam 2024: Notification

For admission to Class VIII at the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun (UK), for the July 2024 Term, applications are being accepted for both boys and girls. The entrance exam will be held at designated centers in the relevant states on December, 2023.

RIMC Entrance Exam 2024: Significant Dates

Before July, 2024, the State Government will release a press release. October 2024 is the deadline for state government acceptances. Entrance exam administration: December, 2024 Only those applicants who pass the written test will participate in the viva-voce: Dates will be revealed in due course

RIMC Entrance Exam 2024: Entrance Exam Pattern

The candidates will be examined in the following subjects.

  1. Mathematics Written Paper
    • Maximum marks : 200 marks
    • Time : 09:30-11:30 hours
    • Remarks – Candidates may answer in Hindi or English.
  2. General Knowledge Written Paper
    • Maximum marks : 75 marks
    • Time : 12:00-13:00hrs
    • Remarks – Candidates may answer in Hindi or English.
  3. English Written Paper
    • Maximum marks : 125 marks
    • Time : 14:30-16:30hrs.
  4. Viva Voce
    • Only for candidates who qualify in the written Exam.
  5. Medical Examination
    • Only those applicants judged to be medically fit will be given consideration for selection and admission to the RIMC out of all qualifying candidates following the interview at certain military hospitals.

The following documents must be included with the application form:

  1. Birth Registration
  2. Certificate of Domicile
  3. Certificate from the principal of the candidate’s present academic institution
  4. Card Aadhar
  5. passport-sized pnormal
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