About Rimc Dehradun School


The purpose of this Institution was to provide Indian boys with suitable education and training to ensure a high pass-rate for the Indians being sent to the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, as part of the Indianisation program of the officer cadre of the Indian Army. RIMC was not, in fact, a College, but a pre Sandhurst institution run along the lines of an English public school. The British believed that for becoming an army officer, if an education in Britain was impossible, a public school education in India was an absolute necessity. The British believed that public school education was particularly necessary for Indian boys whose up bringing made them suitable for the rigors and self-discipline of army life. Hence with these vision to lay the foundation for the selected young men the college makes endeavor to enable them to manage the National security affairs in later life. To become a feeder institution to NDA, NAVAC, and also enable cadets to apply for CME & Technical entry (CTW) and any other schemes from where Cadets can join the Defence Services.

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About Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun

The Rashtriya Indian Military College is an Inter Services Institute and a Category 'A' establishment of the Ministry of Defence alongside 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 puts emphasis on complete education and all round personality development of the cadets. However in the event of a boy not joining the NDA due to any reason, the RIMC guarantees, through the five years of academic course, that he attains enough academic proficiency to get admission in any professional or any other college in the Country.

Eligibility Criteria:

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. 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 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 question papers in English (125 marks), Mathematics (200 marks) and General Knowledge (75 marks), Successful candidates are called for Viva Voce test (50 marks).

Fees Structure:

Fees Structure
S.No. PARTICULARS Annual Fee at the time of Admission Per Term Basis Fees
(a) Security(One Time/Refundable) 20000 0
(a) Tuition Fees 9600 4800
(b) Book Stationery 2810 1405
(c) Sports 2150 1075
(d) Entertainment & Cinema 1780 890
(e) Hobbies 1880 940
(f) Adventure & Activities 850 425
(g) Welfare 460 230
(h) Religious 290 145
(i) Hostel Maintenance Charge 1690 845
(j) Cycle Repairs 140 70
(k) Re-Union 1030 515
(l) Library 900 450
(m) Comdt Fund 1210 605
(n) Postal Charges 380 190
(o) Conservancy 380 190
(a) Magazine & Chronicle 740 370
(b) Cobbler 230 115
(c) Washerman/Barber/Clothing 6730 3365
(d) Miscellaneous(Insurance, P.Money, Pvt Exp) 7520 3390
  TOTAL 62400 21200

Age Criteria:

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.

Note:- The actual dates notified, from time to time, by the Government of India, in all the National/leading newspapers will be adhered to.

Exam Pattern:

The Entrance Examination comprises of:-

  1. 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.Click here to download the pdf RIMC Dehradun Exam Pattern.
  2. 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%.
  3. 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.

TSPSC RIMC Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020

English Syllabus:

Mathematics Syllabus:

General Knowledge Syllabus:



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 the Defence forces of India.


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