What is RIMC ?
The Rashtriya Indian Military College is a ‘Nursery of Leadership’ for institutions like National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The College provides public school education to young boys in the age group of 11 1/2 to 18 years, specially selected through an All India Competitive Examination. A dedicated feeder to the National Defence Academy and the NAVAC Academy, the College aims to send maximum Boys to the NDA/NAVAC. Hence it lays emphasis on complete education and all-round personality development of the cadets. However, if the Cadet is Unable to join the NDA due to rare or unavoidable reason, he attains enough proficiency like those who have gone on to become bureaucrats, lawyers, engineers and journalists, holding the RIMC Flag aloft in all the avenues they endeavoured in.
Approx 25 cadets are admitted every six months. Candidates should not be less than 111/2 years of age or must not have attained the age of 13 on 01 (Jan) or 01 (July) of the Term they join in. Admissions are made to Class VIII only. The candidate must be studying in Class VII or have passed Class VII from a recognized school at the time of joining. Application forms are to be submitted to the 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 of question papers in English (125 Marks), Mathematics (200 Marks) and General Knowledge (75 Marks), Successful candidates are called for Viva-Voce test (50 marks).
Age: 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 on 01 January or 01 July of the Term they join in. Education: 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.
Admission Procedure in RIMC:
Entrance 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. 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%.