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In addition to the above, 40 marks shall be allowed for the vivâ voce examination in English, 20 marks for that in any other optional langnage, 15 marks for that in Mental Philosophy and 20 marks for that in History.
71. The vivâ voce examination shall commence on the first Wednesday following the close of the examination in writing.
72. The Examiners shall be appointed not less than three months before the time fixed for the examination, in order that they may have ample time for exercising care and deliberation in the preparation of their papers.
73. Previous to the transmission of the examination papers to the Registrar, the examiners shall hold a meeting, at which each Examiner shall submit his papers and also the value which he intends to assign to each question : in the event of a difference of opinion, the decision of the majority of the examiners present shall prevail.
74. Within one month from the completion of the examination the Examiners shall furnish to the Registrar a tabular statement prepared in the annexed form exhibiting the results of the examination, together with a letter containing any
* 120 marks are allowed for Sanscrit, Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Persian,
remarks or suggestions, which they may consider to be deserving of the attention of the Senate.
75. The candidates shall be ranked in the order of profciency as determined by the total marks obtained by each, and shall be arranged in three classes.
The 1st consisting of those who have obtained not less than seven-twelfths of the aggregate number of marks.
The 2nd, of those who have obtained not less than five. twelfths of the aggregate number of marks.
The 3rd, of those who have obtained not less than one-third of the aggregate number of marks.
Candidates failing to obtain one-third of the marks assigued to English, one-fourth of the marks assigned to each of the other branches, or one-third on the whole shall not pass.
The Examiners, however, shall be at liberty to bracket men when the difference between them amounts to a very small pumber of marks.
Form of tabular statement to be submitted by the Examiners.
IV.-TIIMINATION FOR DEGREE OF M. A. 76. An examination for the degree of M. A. shall be held in Madras once a year, commencing on the second Monday in February
77. Candidates for the degree of M. A. must have taken the Degree of B. A. in this or some other University in the British Empire.
78. Candidates for the Degree of M. A. must apply to the Registrar for admission to the examination not later than the 30th June preceding, at the same time sending in their B. A. Diploma, or affording other satisfactory evidence of having obtained such a Degree, and notifying the Branch in which they elect to be examined. Candidates in the first branch must also specify the optional language which they propose to bring up.
79. A fee of 50 Rupees must be paid by each candidate for the Degree of M. A., and no person shall be registered as a candidate until he has paid this fee to the Registrar. Candidates failing to pass one examination may be admitted to subsequent examinations on payment of a like fee on each occasion.
80. The examination for the Degree of M. A. shall be conducted in general by means of printed papers, but the Examiners shall be at liberty, and those in language shall be requir'ed, to put also vivâ voce questions to the candidates.
81. Candidates for the Degree of M. A. shall be examined in one or other of the following branches of knowledge :
FIRST BRANCH. (1.) English-in which each candidate must undergo examination.
(2.) One of the following languages at the option of the candidate :Greek,
SECOND BRANCH. (1.) The more advanced parts of Algebra, with the theory
of Equations. (2.) Analytical Trigonometry. (3.) Co-ordinate Geometry of two and three dimensions. (4.) Differential and Integral Calculus, with Differential
Equations. (5.) Statics, Hydrostatics, and Dynamics. (6.) Geometrical Optics. (7.) Spherical Trigonometry and Plane Astronomy. (8.) Newton's Principia, Sections 1, 2, 3, 9, and 11. (9.) The Lunar Theory.
THIRD BRANCH. (1.) Zoology and Animal Physiology. (2.) Botany and Vegetable Physiology. (3.) Geology and Mineralogy. (4.) Chemistry. (5.) Electricity and Magnetism.
FOURTH BRANCH. (1.) Logic. (2.) History. (3.) Political Economy. (4.) Moral Philosophy.
82. The examination in English shall embrace the following subjects:
The History of the Language, including the History of the Literature during the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
Spencer.—The Faërie Queen, One Book.
Milton.-A portion of Poetry and a portion of Prose.
Burke.-- Selected works. The examination in the optional languages shall be in the following works :
Védánta-sára of Sadananda,