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Nestled in the verdant splendour of a 138 acre campus is the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun the 'Cradle of Excellence'. RIMC is 85 years young. On the 13th of March, 1922 the Prince of Wales Royal Military College, the forerunner of RIMC, was inaugurated

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Only 25 Cadets are admitted every six-month. Candidates should not be less than 11.5 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 above in a recognized school at the time of joining. Application forms are to be submitted to respective State governments. 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). A merit list is prepared and those who qualify are sent for medical examinations. Those finally cleared are invited to join up.


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 for the RIMC entrance examination with sample question papers is available at a payment of Rs. 450/- (by Demand Draft) to be sent in the favour of The Commandant, RIMC Dehradun - 248003. The break down of the prospectus is as under :-



The admission to the College is bi-annual i.e., in January and July each year. Candidates (boys only) should not be less than 111/2 years of age but must not have attained the age of 13 years on 01 January (for the term commencing January) and 01 July (for the term commencing July). The process for admission starts one year in advance e.g. If a candidate is to be admitted in Jan 2011 the process will be :-

A. Issue of advertisement of RIMC.
Entrance exam and sale of Prospectus
First week of Jan
15 Mar 2010 (Sale of Pros)
B. Deposit of application form 31 Mar 2010
C. Entrance examination 01 & 02 Jun 2010
D. Result of written examination Mid Sep 2010
E. Viva-Voce Mid Oct 2010
F. Merit list declassified Dec 2010
G. Admission Jan 2011

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 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


Generally one vacancy per state is reserved for candidates. However States like UP, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu West Bengal and Maharashtra which have large size, have up to 2 vacancies. If the selected student does not join a  candidate in reserve joins.


For admission into the College, candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in an All-India Examination held twice a year. The general standard of questions in the entrance examination is of class VII.
There are two sections for the entrance exam :-

A. Written :- The written part of the examination consists of a test paper in English (125 Marks), Mathematics (200 Marks), and General Knowledge (75 marks). Candidates can appear for the Mathematics test in Hindi or English Medium. General Knowledge can be answered in English, Hindi or any one of the regional languages. To qualify, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 50 % Marks in each subject.
C. Oral (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 candidate can be withdrawn at any time on the request by parent or by a decision of the college at the rate of Rs. 2400/- Per term for entire Stay at RIMC.
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