How To Join The RIMC In 2022

About RIMC

The Rashtriya Indian Military College, situated in Dehradun, is 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 institution prepares young boys (now girls too) to join the Defence Forces and educations is imparted by the college recognized by CBSE. Almost all of the cadets of the institution are successful in joining the NDA each term.


The admissions are made to class VIII only. There are two separate terms each year starting in July and January and July thus giving candidates two chances. Dates for the admissions will be notified in leading newspapers/Employment News. Approximately 25 cadets per term are selected. Generally, one vacancy per State is allotted. But in the case of some States with a larger population, two vacancies are allotted.

State here refers to the state mentioned in domicile  and not where the candidate is residing,

After the eligible candidates apply for the admission process they will get their admit card prior to the examinations. The written exam consists of three different papers namely English, Mathematics, and General Knowledge conducted on the same day. After the results are announced selected candidates go for Viva-Voice Tests i.e Interview. Successful candidates here undergo medical examinations at military hospitals and then are issued their joining letter based on overall merit

The detailed procedure is explained below

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should not be less than 11½ 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 recognised school at the time of joining.

 Application Forms

  • Candidates can obtain the prospectus and booklet of old question papers from the RIMC through speed post by forwarding  self addressed slip and an account payee Bank Demand Draft of Rs 600/- for General Candidates Rs 555/- for ST/SC Candidates along with Caste Certificate.
  • Online Method :

 Alternately, the payment may be made by clicking on the link provided on the main page of the website and the Prospectus shall be sent to the address provided.

Candidates then will submit the application form to their respective state Governments.

The prospectus will carry each and every information regarding the documents required and the detailed process , so read it very seriously.

Admit Cards

Admit cards for the written exam will then be released by respective state governments mentioning the date, timings and venue of the examination.

Call-up letter for interview will be generated after declaration of results.

Written Exam

Normally conducted in the month of December and June, the written exam consist of three subjects and is based on syllabus till seventh class:

English                    125 marks      120 mins

Maths                       200 marks       90 mins

General Knowledge   70 marks       60 mins

Syllabus for the Written Exam

English and Maths are descriptive in nature while responses for GK are recorded on OMR Sheet


There would be three sections in the English Exam

  • Section A : Reading Section(25 marks) includes comprehension of a paragraph of 15 marks and a poem of 10 marks
  • Section B : Writing Section(50 marks) includes a preics(60-80 words) of 6 marks, two essay(150 words) of 7 marks each , completing a story(120-150 words) on given input of 10 marks, a letter of 10 marks and a debate/speech(120-150words) of 10 marks.
  • Section C : Grammar(50 marks)

 Detailed Syllabus Of English is given below

  • Common Errors
  • Homophones
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active And Passive Voice
  • Types Of Sentences
  • Transformation of Sentences
  • Pronouns, Adverbs and Verbs
  • Prepositions and Conjunctions
  • One Word Substitution
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Miscellaneous
  • Essay Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Story Writing
  • Speech Writing
  • Debate Writing
  • Precis Writing


There would be two sections in the paper :

  • Section A(100 marks): 20 questions of 5 marks each
  • Section B(100 marks): 10 questions of 10 marks each

Following are the topics for the Maths Exams

  • Number System
  • HCF and LCM
  • Square & Square Root
  • Average Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Simple Interest
  • Basic Operations & Factorization
  • Linear Equations
  • Set Theory, Lines & Angles
  • Triangles, Quadrilateral & Parallelogram
  • Polygon
  • Mensuration
  • Surds And Indices
  • Exponents And Radicals

General Knowledge (OMR)

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • General Science
  • General Knowledge
  • IQ Tests
  • Sports

Note: 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

Tips for the Written Examination

  • You should completely understand everyhting possible in the NCERT Books of Maths, Science, Social Sciences, English of classes VI and VII.
  • You need to focus on problem solving in Maths as the whole solution will be marked upon not just the final answer.
  • For english , you should try to read news articles, from the student edition of newspapers daily and then write a precis on one of the articles, and for another one write a letter and so on.
  • For general knowledge too the newspapers would suffice , other than that read your NCERT texts and make a note of important dates, names , definitions, places, characteristics, etc.
  • As the exam is time bound give as much mock tests as possible and also solve the previous year papers available on Internet
  • As the maths and english exams are handwritten so improve your handwriting focussing on clarity and neatness.

Note: 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


The state-wise list of selected candidates will be announced on the RIMC Website .

The marks scored will be announced after declaration of final results.

Selected candidate will be issued call-up letters for the Viva Voice(Interview) test .

Viva-Voice Test (50 marks)

Normally conducted in March and September the candidates will have to report for viva-voice test to their respective office as mentioned in their call-up letter. Candidates will be judged on basis of intelligence, personality and confidence.

Candidates will have to score at least 50 percent marks to qualify.

Tips For the Viva-Voice Test

  • For practice at home , you may read articles in front of newspaper to improve fluency.
  • For the most commonly asked questions like your hobbies, aim, reason for joining RIMC, etc you may already prepare at home
  • You should be properly dressed in a formal dress and carry all the documents asked in call letter
  • Keep a smiling face in front of the assessors.
  • Don’t be nervous , the assessors know you are very young and will make you comfortable , so be confident.

Medical Examination

Successful candidates who qualify in the interview will undergo medical examination as per prospectus at selected Military Hospital.

The final selection of medically ‘fit’ will be done on basis of total marks scored.

Joining Letter

The joining letters for the selected candidates will be sent to them and also uploaded on school website. If a candidate fails to report or doesn’t join then the reserve (i.e candidate below him in merit from his state) will be issued joining letter.

Ashish Tiwari

    Intern at SSBCrackExams. Maths Undergrad and Defence Aspirant, been to SSB 4 times for NDA Entry. Enjoy reading novels and playing cricket

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