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CAUSES of REJECTION.
TABLE G. 1. (CAUSES OF REJECTION.)
Showing the PARTICULAR DEFICIENCIES on account of which CERTIFICATES of QUALIFICATION have been REFUSED by the CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS during the Year 1857.
Superior Officers, viz.,
Establishment Clerks and others.
Temporary Clerks, Dockyard Clerks, Expectants of Excise, &c.
TABLE G. 2.-Causes of Rejection, &c.—continued.
Being an Analysis of Table F. 1., and showing the Extent to which Rejections have been attributable to Failures in SPELLING and ARITHMETIC.
TABLE H.-Showing the EXTENT to which APPOINTMENTS Would have been affected, if the EXAMINATIONS in Competition had been restricted to Subjects absolutely essential to the Performance of official Duties.
NOTE.-In constructing the following Table, it has been assumed that the subjects relating immediately to practical official duties, are Handwriting, Spelling, Arithmetic, Copying, English Composition, and (in certain departments) Book-keeping. All other subjects re here treated as tests of general ability and information. The result of the 76 competitions to which the Table refers was, that 115 persons obtained situations, and the Table shows that of these nine only would have been replaced by others if the examination had been confined to "office subjects."
TABLE I. 1.-Showing the SCHOOLS at which were educated the
Viz., Treasury (established Clerks), Home Office, Colonial Office, Foreign Office (Clerks and Attachés), War Office (Clerks, Pall Mall), Admiralty (Clerks, Whitehall and Somerset House), Office of Woods, Office of Works, Inland Revenue (Clerks in the Secretary's, Solicitor's, and Legacy Duty Offices), House of Commons, House of Lords.