The Rashtriya Indian Military College or the RIMC is a prestigious public School for boys situated in the beautiful Doon Valley, Dehradun in India. The original name of the School was Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College but it was re-named after 1947.
The RIMC enjoys a great tradition as a feeder institution for the National Defence 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.
History of Rashtriya Indian Military College
The RIMC was established in 1922 by the British Empire for training native Indian cadets for an entry into the Royal Military Academy, Students then trained as officers of the British Indian Army.
Admission Procedure in RIMC
Only 25 Cadets are admitted every six-month in Rashtriya Indian Military Academy. Candidates should not be less than 11 ½ 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 – Voice 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.
Rashtriya Indian Military College is the only school/college in India where Board Exams are held twice a year.