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Name: IMA
Exam Full Name:: Indian Military Academy
Category: Defence Exams
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 IMA is where the bodies and minds of the trainees are moulded to have the tensility of the finest tempered steel together with qualities such as camaraderie, team-spirit, critical appreciation of a given or emerging instinct with an inbuilt urge never to


  • The Academy became functional from 01 October 1932 with a course strength of 40 Gentlemen Cadets.
  • Brigadier L P Collins, DSO, OBE was the first Commandant.
  • The first course had on its rolls Sam Manekshaw, Smith Dun and Mohd Musa. All of them later became the Chiefs of the armies of their respective countries namely India, Burma and Pakistan.
  • In 1934, even before the first course had passed out, his Excellency Lord Willingdon the Viceroy of India, presented the Colours to the Academy on behalf of His Majesty the King-Emperor, as not merely a mark of royal favour but also as acknowledgement of sacrifice and common endeavour. The parade was commanded by Under-Officer GC Smith Dun.
  • In consonance with national aspirations, the Indian Military Academy was redesignated as the National De

Exam Level

National level exam

Contact Information

Type of Entry Age(yrs) Qualifications Mode of Selection Ex NDA and Ex ACC – - – Direct Entry 19-24 Degree or equivalent Combined Defence Services Examination through UPSC Engineering Graduates 20-27 Engineering Degree in notified discipline Direct SSB Interview 10 + 2 PCM(Tech) 16.5-19.5 10+2 with 70% aggregate Apply directly to Recruiting Directorate University Entry Scheme 19-25
18-24 Final and Pre Final year BE/B Tech students Campus Interview SSB

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