The College is administered by the Union Ministry of Defence, through the Directorate General of Military Training, Army. RIMC holds the Limca Book of Records of being first military school in the India where exams for Class X and XII are conducted twice a year, in the month of May and November. These exams/certifications are recognized by CBSE. The College offers only the Science Stream at the +2 level. However, to prepare Cadets for the UPSC examination for entry into NDA, Social Sciences are also taught. The curriculum requirements are exacting yet exciting in their variety. Every activity is objective based and precisely timed to mould future leaders and make them holistic Cadets.

Periodic tests are held regularly to ensure that the Cadets grasp and assimilate the course of study covered in each month. After the term end examination, each Cadet's academic record is comprehensively analysed and his position in class decided; both curricular and extracurricular achievements of a term are recorded in his dossier. Due weightage is also given to the sessional work done by a Cadet both in terms of class work and homework for his promotion to the next class. Cadets are familiarized with the modern objective type of questions to prepare them to competently face the UPSC Examination for entry into the NDA and NAVAC. RIMC has shown excellent results in sending more than 81% cadets to NDA from each course (as compared to the National average which stands at 0.6 %).