RIMC – Defence Officers Academy

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) is a public school for boys 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 Rimcollian.

 “Education is not the filling of a vessel, but the kindling of a flame”

RIMC Exam Eligibility
Only 25 Cadets are admitted every 6 months in Rashtriya Indian Military Academy. Candidates should not be less than 11 ½ years and more than 13 years of age as on 01 Jan and 01 July of the term they join. Admissions are made to Class VIII only. The applicant must be a student of class VII or above in a recognized school at the time of joining. RIMC application forms are to be submitted to respective State governments.

The examination for admission to the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun is held in the month of December/June. Only boys are eligible to appear for the exam.
The RIMC exam is divided into two phases:

Written Exam: Questions are based on English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. Candidates can write the answers to general knowledge and Mathematics subjects either in English or Hindi.

Interviews: Candidates successful in written exam have to appear for the personal interview rounds in the month of April and October.

RIMC Exam Syllabus

  • Maths – 200 Marks
  • English – 125 Marks
  • GK - 75 Marks
  • Total – 400 Marks

Students of the Month



He is a sincere and dedicated student with a good mix of mental sharpness and patience. We expect a lot from him in future.

                     SHAURYA KAGDIYAL


He is an energetic and lively student who looks at  the Armed Forces very passionately. His behaviour is disciplined and he is a future leader.



He works hard and is cheerful and social. His determination is seen by his friends who appreciate him as well as learn from him.