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62. An examination for the Degree of B. A., shall be held in Madras once a year, commencing on the second Monday in February.
63. Candidates for the Degree of B. A. must have complet. ed two years from the time of passing the First Examination in Arts either in this or one of the other Indian Universities.
64. Applications from candidates for admission to this examination must reach the Registrar not later than the 1st November preceding. Each candidate must forward with his application a certificate of his having passed the First Examination in Arts, and notify the optional language and subject in which he elects to be examined.
65. A fee of 30 Rupees must accompany the application of each candidate, and no candidate shall be registered unless he have previously paid this fee to the Registrar. Candidates failing to pass one examination may be admitted to subsequent examinations on payment of a like fee of 30 Rupees on each occasion.
66. The examination for the Degree of B. A. shall be conducted partly viva voce and partly by printed papers.
67. Candidates for the Degree of B. A. shall be examined in the following branches of knowledge:
i. ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
in which each Candidate must undergo examination.
ii. OPTIONAL LANGUAGE. One of the following languages at the option of the Candidate :Sanscrit.* Persian.
iii. HISTORY. (1.) The History of England.
(2.) Selected periods of Modern History or of the Histories of the Jews, Greeks, or Romans, to be specified by the Syndi. cate two years previous to the examination.
(1.) Algebra. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Involution and Evolution.
Greatest Common Measure and Least Common Multiple.
Simple and Compound Interest, Discount, Stocks, and Annuities for terms of years.
Calculation and Use of Logarithms.
* In the Déva Nágari character only.
(2.) Geometry. Euclid - Books I., II., III., IV., VI., and XI., to Proposition 21, with definitions of Book V.; also Deductions.
The Fundamental Propositions in Conic Sections, geometri. cally demonstrated.
(3.) Plane Trigonometry. The solution of Plane Rectilineal Figures, with the investigations of the Formulæ required in the several processes.
The construction of Tables of Goniometric Functions.
V. MENTAL PHILOSOPHY.
vi. OPTIONAL SUBJECTS. One of the three following subjects at the option of the can. didate must be brought up, viz., (a), Natural philosophy; (b), Physical Science; (c), Logic and Moral Philosophy.
(a.) NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. (1.) Statics and Dynamics-Treated mathematically, but without the aid of the Differential and Integral Calculus.
Composition and Resolution of Forces in one Plane.
The three laws of Motion, with different measures of Force, and their relation to one another.
Motion of a material particle under the action of a constant force, in free space, down an inclined plane, and in a circular arc; with the theory of the simple pendulum.
(2.) Hydrostatics and Pneumatics—Treated as in the case of Statics and Dynamics.
The transmission of pressure by fluids, the variation of pressure within a fluid, the conditions of equilibrium of a floating body.
The application of Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Principles to the explanation of the Steam Engine, Barometer, Thermometer, Common Pump, Air Pump, Condenser, Hydraulic Press, Fire Engine, Diving Bell, and Siphon ; also the general process of measuring heights by means of the Barometer.
(3.) Astronomy-Popularly treated.
The origin and general character of Refraction, Parallax, Precession, Nutation, and Aberration.
The apparent motion of the heavenly bodies explained upon the Copernican system in a general manner.
The magnitudes and distances of the principal members of the solar system.
The phases of the moon and of the planets.
The general nature of solar and lunar eclipses, of occultations, of stars and of transits of the inferior planets over the sun's disc.
Illustrative diagrams to be given together with the explanations.
(4.) Geometrical Optics-Reflection and Refraction of direct pencils of light at plane and spherical surfaces, omitting calculations for aberration and dispersion ; action of prisms and lenses. Theory of microscopes and telescopes in their simplest forms; Description of the Eye.
(6.) PHYSICAL SCIENCE.* (1.) Physical Geography, (Ansted.)
(2.) Elements of Physics, (Arnott.) *The practical examination will be conducted in a Chemical Laboratory. (3.) Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical,
(Fownes' Manual and Macadam's Practical Chemistry.) (4.) Elements of Human and Comparative Physiology, (Marshall.)
(c.) LOGIC AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY. 1. Deduction.-Including the functions and value of the Syllogism, and the relations between deduction and induction.
Induction.-Bain's Logic, Books III. and IV.
Dissertation on the Nature of Virtue.
N. B.-The Examination is not to be confined to the books stated.
68. There shall be four papers in the English language, two of which shall bear exclusively upon the authors brought up for examination. The third paper shall consist of questions on the English language generally in relation to its history, grammar, idiom, and structure. The fourth paper shall be devoted to testing the candidate's ability in original prose composition.
The examination in the optional language shall comprise two papers, which shall contain passages to be translated into English and vice versa, as well as passages for paraphrase or explanation, and questions in the history, grammar, idiom, and structure of the language.
The passage for translation from English into the vernacu. lars shall be the same for all languages.
69. The questions in each subject shall be of a varied character, but they shall not be more in respect of number or of difficulty than can be answered within the allowed time by a candidate of decided ability well prepared in the subject.
70. The written examination for the Degree of B. A. shall be conducted in the order of time and subjects set forth in the following table, and the number of marks assignable to each subject shall be as therein specified :