Approx 25 Cadets are admitted every six-month. Candidates should not be less than 111/2 years of age or must not have attained the age of 13 years on 01 (Jan) and 01 (July) of the term they join. Admissions are made to Class VIII only. The Candidate must be studying in Class VII or 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 test papers in English (125 marks), Mathematics (200 marks) and General Knowledge (75 marks), successful candidates are called for Viva - Voce test (50 marks).

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 in the Defence forces of India.
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 Code 248003 through Speed Post by forwarding self addresed slip and an account payee Bank Demand Draft of Rs 600/- for general Candidates Rs 555/- for ST/SC Cadidates alongwith Cast Certifiacte. The Demand Draft will be made in favour of "THE COMMANDANT RIMC DEHRADUN", BRANCH SBI TEL BHAWAN, DEHRADUN BANK CODE 01576, UTTARAKHAND . The address should be types / written clearly in capital letters with pin code and contact number. RIMC will not be responsible for nay postal delay and loss in transit of prospectus caused by illigible or incompelete address.
1. The application forms issued by RIMC only shall be valid. Locally printed/ Photocopied and without RIMC hologram(Seal) forms shall not be accepted.
2. No refund of the applicaton fee of any condition

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 years on 01 January and 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.

Admissions are made to class I (equivalent to class VIII) only. The candidates should be studying minimum in class VII in a recognized school at the time of admission to the RIMC. They should also be medically fit for entry to the College, in accordance with the MEDICAL STANDARDS PRESCRIBED.

Generally one vacancy per state is alloted. However some States which have large population, have up to 2 vacancies.

The Examination comprises of:-
A. 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 and in English. To qualify, a candidate must obtain a minimum of 50 % Marks in each subject.
B. 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%.
C. Medical Examination :- All the candidates qualified after interview will undergo a medical examination at selected Miliotary Hospital and only those Candidate found Medically fit will be considered for selection and admission to the RIMC. Medical Examination of the Candidate forms only a part of the System of selection and does not imply the Final Selection.

The candidate can be withdrawn at any time on the request by parent or by a decision of the college at the rate of Rs. 2876/ Per week(plus the scholarship amount).