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BRITISH MUSEUM.
Nothing fixed.

CHARITABLE TRUSTS COMMISSION.

1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

3. English Composition.

4. Précis,

Temporary Clerks—

1. Writing.

* In examinations which are not competitive, the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

CHELSEA HOSPITAL.

Clerks

1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions,
Square Root, and the use of
Logarithms).

3. English Composition.
4. Précis, (involving the prepara-
tion and digest of tabular
statements).

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.

5. Geography.

6. History of England.
7. Latin.

8, French, or another Modern
Language.

5. Two at least of the following:(a) Latin or a Modern Foreign Language; * English History; Elementary Mathematics.

Clerks:

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:-
1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).

3. Précis, or Abstract of Official

Papers.

2. Copying from MSS.

COLONIAL OFFICE,

FINAL EXAMINATION:

1. Languages and Literature of Greece and Rome.

2. Languages and Literature of France, Germany, and Italy. 3. Modern History, including that of the British Colonies and Possessions. Exercises in English Composition, design

Office Keeper, Messenger, and Porter:
1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (elementary).

4. Geography.

5. Translation from one of the following Languages-Greek, Latin, French, German, Spanish, Italian- the selection being left to the Candidate.

Candidates failing to satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners upon each of these subjects, will not be permitted to proceed further with the examination.

ed to test purity and accuracy of style.

4. Elements of: Constitutional and International Law. Elements of Political Economy.

5. Pure and mixed Mathematics, not including the highest branches. Accounts and Book-keeping.

Of the five classes of subjects thus defined, Candidates are at liberty to select any number not exceeding three in which they desire to be examined.

COLONIAL OFFICE-continued.

Writers in Ceylon.
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:-
1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).

3. The preparation of a Précis, or Abstract of Official Papers.

FINAL EXAMINATION :

1. Languages and Literature of Greece and Rome.

2. Modern History, including that of the British Colonies and Possessions. Exercises in English Composition designed to test purity and accuracy of style.

Candidates failing to satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners upon each of these subjects, will not be permitted to proceed further with the examination

not including the highest branches. Accounts and Bookkeeping.

5. Geology, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering.

Of the five classes of subjects thus defined. Candidates are at liberty to select any number not exceeding three in which they desire to be examined.

Permanent Clerks.
1. Writing.

2. Arithmetic (includ
and Decimal Fractions).
3. Précis.

Gentlemen appointed to Writerships are required, after their arrival at Ceylon, to pass an examination in the Cingalese and Tamul languages before being appointed on the Civil Establishment of the Island; and a further examination, proving a thorough knowledge of those languages, is required for promotion.

Vulgar

4. Geography, particularly that of British India and its Dependencies.

COLONIAL LAND EMIGRATION OFFICE.

Temporary Clerks.

1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Elementary Arithmetic.
3. Correspondence.

5. Translation from one of the following Languages-Greek, Latin, French, German, Spanish, and Italian-the selection being left to the Candidate.

1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Making fair copies from rough

notes.

3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

3. Elements of Constitutional and International Law. Elements of Political Economy. 4. Pure and mixed Mathematics,

COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

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FOR EDUCATION.*

4. Calculation of per-centages. 5. Book-keeping.

6. Précis and digest of forms into summaries.

* In competitions there is a further examination, the above being then merely preliminary. The subjects which may be taken in the second examination are-(1) English Composition; (2) Geography; (3) Modern History; (4) Mathematics; (5) Natural Science; (6) Languages.

(HOUSE OF).

4. English Composition.

5. History of England, and of the Constitution.

6. Latin and French. †

7. (For Committee Clerks.) The Elements of the Law of Evidence.

+ In examinations which are not competitive, the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

COPYHOLD, INCLOSURE, AND TITHE COMMISSION.
Permanent Draughtsmen.
1. Writing from Dictation.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).

Clerks.

1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).
3. Correspondence.

CROWN OFFICE, HOUSE OF LORDS.
Nothing fixed.

CROWN OFFICE, QUEEN'S BENCH.
Nothing fixed.

CUSTOMS.

Clerks in the Solicitor's Office.
1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).
3. English Composition.
4. Geography.

5. English History.
6. Latin.*

3. Correspondence.
4. Land Surveying.
5. Plan Drawing.

Other Clerks; Extra Clerks; Landing Waiters; Coast Officers; Gaugers. 1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

3. English Composition.
4. Geography.

5. English History (except for
Coast Officers).

Tidewaiters and Weighers.
1. Writing from Dictation.
2. Arithmetic (first four rules, and
the different Weights and
Measures).

Housekeepers and Messengers.
1. ing.

2. V g from Dictation.

3. Arithmetic (the first four rules).

+ All Candidates for the Office of Landing Waiter will be required to exhibit somewhat greater proficiency in the above subjects than that which will be deemed sufficient in the case of Clerks, Extra Clerks, &c., and those nominated to the office of Landing Waiter at Newhaven, Dover, and Folkestone must show some proficiency in French.

DEEDS, REGISTRAR OF, IN MIDDLESEX.
Nothing fixed.

1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

3. English Composition.

DESIGNS (REGISTRY OF).

(The same as for "Supplementary Clerks" in the Board of Trade.)

DUCHY OF LANCASTER.
Nothing fixed.

ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSION

4. Précis.
5. Geography.

6. History.

7. Latin.*

8. French, or one other Language."

* In examinations which are not competitive, the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

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Sub-Inspectors of Factories.

1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).

3. English Composition.

EXCHEQUER.

Clerks +

1. Writing from Dictation, 2. Précis.

3. French.

Unpaid Attachés.

1. Writing from Dictation. 2. Précis.

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8. Elements of Political Economy.

* In examinations which are not competitive, the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

FOREIGN OFFICE.

1. French.

2. One other Language.

3. International Law.

4. Reports upon the General, Commercial, and Political Rela

3. Book-keeping.
4. Correspondence.
5. Précis.

DEPARTMENT.

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4. Précis.

5. Geography.
6. English History.

7. Latin or one modern Foreign
Language.*

+Any vacancy which may hereafter occur will be filled up by competition. When two or more candidates have severally displayed sufficient ability in the subjects above mentioned, they will

each be examined in German also.

5. Geography.

6. English History..

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES REGISTRY.
Nothing fixed.

tions of the several countries
in which they have resided;
on the internal Polity and
the Administration and Social
'Institutions of such countries,
and on the character of their
people.
Consuls and Vice-Consuls.

1. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).
2. English Composition.
3. French (written and spoken).
4. The Language of the port at
which the candidate may be
appointed to reside.

5. British Mercantile and Com-
mercial Law.

GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE.

Indexers, Transcribers, Statistical Ab-
stractors, and Sorters.

1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Copying.

3. Arithmetic (elementary).
Office Keepers and Messengers.
1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (elementary).

GREENWICH HOSPITAL.
Nothing fixed.

HOME OFFICE.'

1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).

3. English Composition.

*In examinations which are not competitive, the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

INDIA CIVIL SERVICE.-For Examination Papers, see Contents.

INDIA OFFICE,
Writers.

Established Clerks.

1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions).

3. English Composition. 4. Précis.t

5. Geography.

6. History of England or of India (at the option of the Nominee). 7. Latin or one modern Foreign Language (at the option of the Nominee).

4. Geography.

5. English History.
6. Latin.*

7. French.*

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1. Exercises designed to test Handwriting and Orthography.

2. Copying from MSS.

3. Arithmetic.

4. English Composition.
5. Geography.
6. History.

+For the Departments of the Accountant-General or Auditor, the "Elements of Book-keeping" may be substituted for Précis-writing.

INLAND REVENUE.

and

Doorkeeper, Office Porter, Messenger.
1. Exercises designed to test Hand-
writing and Orthography.
2. Arithmetic (elementary).

2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar
and Decimal Fractions).
3. Book-keeping by Double Entry
4. English Composition.
5. Geography.

6. History of the British Empire.

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"The examination, as regards history, geography, correspondence, and the other heads, would extend much further than is thought necessary in the case of clerks in offices of account and receipt, and would be such as to ascertain whether or not the person had received such an education as would qualify him, after experience in the various business of the office, to be employed in duties of a superior description."

§ For clerks in the Solicitor's offices, Dublin and Edinburgh, the examination is the same as that for the Secretary's office, with the addition of Latin.

JOINT STOCK COMPANIES' REGISTRY.
(The same as for "Supplementary Clerks" in the Board of Trade.)

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