The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehadun, Uttarakhand, an Inter-Services Institution and a Category ‘A’ establishment of the Ministry of Defence, established in 1922 with the primary aim of preparing the boys for entry into Defence Services and to provide quality all round education to young boys, has invited applications for admission to class VIII for the January 2020 session.
Eligibility: Applicants should be boys, who are not less than 11 ½ years of age but not attained the age of 13 years as on 1st July, 2020. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 2007 and not later than 1st January, 2009. Applicant should either be studying in Class VII or should have passed Class VII from any recognized school at the time of admission to the RIMC on 1st July, 2020.
Selection: Selection will be based on an entrance examination to be conducted at selected centres on 1st December 2019 (Sunday) and 2nd December 2019 (Monday), followed by Viva Voce and Medical Examination.
Scheme of Examination: The examination comprises of a written examination and a viva voce. Examination centres are generally located in the state capitals or in cities/towns as advertised. The written examination will consist of three papers. Paper in English will be conducted from 1000-1200 hrs and paper in Mathematics will be conducted from 1400-1530 hrs on 1st December 2019 (Sunday). The paper on General Knowledge will be held from 1000-1100 hrs on 2nd December, 2019 (Monday). To qualify in the written test, applicant has to score a minimum of 50% marks in each paper.
Viva Voce/interview will be held on 7th April, 2020 (Tuesday) for only those candidates who qualify in the written exam. Their list will be sent to the respective State Governments by RIMC after approval of MT Directorate. Minimum pass marks needed in the interview is 50%. The date and venue for interview will be intimated to eligible candidates, by respective States by first week of March, 2020. Intelligence and personality of the candidates will be tested in the interview.
Medical Examination: All the candidates who qualify after interview will have to undergo a medical examination at one of the selected Military Hospitals. Only those candidates found medically fit will be considered for selection and admission to the RIMC. The medical examination of the candidates forms only a part of the system of selection and does not imply the final selection.
It is mandatory for all the selected candidates (including candidates from all India Reserve Merit List, if selected) to join RIMC within 10 days of commencement of term as per the joining instructions. If the selected candidate fails to join within 10 days, his candidature will be cancelled and next reserve candidate will be called to join.
Vacancies for July 2020Term, in all respect will be filled by 30th July 2020. No candidate will be allowed to join RIMC after 30th July, 2020 under any circumstances (Including medical). Results and joining instructions will be regularly updated on RIMC website. Candidates must check the status regularly.
Application Forms: The prospectus-cum-application form and booklet of old question papers can be obtained from ‘The Rashtriya Indian Military College, Garhi Cantt, Dehradun Uttarakhand, Pin- 248003’, by sending a written request with a Demand Draft of Rs 600/- for General Candidates & Rs 555/- for SC/ST candidates (along with caste certificate) taken in favour of ‘The Commandant, RIMC, Dehradun’, Drawee Branch, State Bank of India, Tel Bhavan, Dehradun, (Bank Code-01576), Uttarakhand. The address should be Typed / Written clearly in CAPITAL LETTERS with pin code and contact number.
The prospectus-cum-application form and booklet of old question papers can also be obtained by making online payment of Rs 600/- for General Candidates & Rs. 555/- for SC/ST candidates on RIMC website www.rimc.gov.in. On receipt of the payment, the prospectus-cum application form and booklet of old question papers will be dispatched by Speed post only.
Last Date: Applications in duplicate on prescribed form accompanied by documents to be attached with application form (two passport size photographs, Domicile Certificate of the candidate, Birth Certificate (issued by Municipal Corporation/Gram Panchayat), SC, ST Certificate and Certificate from Principal of the School in original with photograph on it attested stating date of birth and in which Class studying), should reach the respective State Governments of which their parents /guardians are domicile of, by 30th September 2019. Application forms must not be sent to the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
Wards of Central Government employees can undertake their written exam and viva-voce at the place of posting of employee/ domicile state. However, their domicile will be as per original domicile state and accordingly, their candidature will also be considered as per the state of domicile. It is mandatory the application form is to be deposited in the state where the exam is to be undertaken.
Fee: Fees at RI MC is heavily subsidized by the Central Govt. The fee at present is Rs.42,400/- per year. It may increase from time to time. At the time of entry, a Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000/- is to be made. This is refunded when the boy passes out.
Scholarships: Scholarships are granted by various state Govts to meritorious students. The amount of scholarships varies from state to state and is in between Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 40,000/- per annum. Continuation of Scholarship once granted by the state is subject to merit, income and discipline of the cadet and his performance during the year.
Commissioner for Government Examinations, Pareeksha Bhavan, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram will be coordinating the examination for Kerala. The Notification is available at http://keralapareekshabhavan.in/downloads/rimc_dec_2019_circular.pdf
For details, visit www.rimc.gov.in