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CIVIL SERVICE OF INDIA.
Page 1. Instructions issued to Candidates with respect to their Periodical Exami
278 Instructions to the Candidates selected in 1875
282 Instructions to the Candidates selected in 1876
286 2. Examination Papers used at the Open Competition of 1876 for the Civil Service of India
293 3. Examination Papers used at the Final Examination of the Candidates selected in 1874 (May and June 1876)
348 4. Papers used at the Examination for Prizes of the Candidates selecteå in 1874 (May and June 1876)
394 5. Examination Papers used at the Open Competition of 1876 for admission to the Royal Indian Engineering College, Cooper's Hill
413 6. Statistics
Candidates of 1874.
Final examination. Special instructions.
1.-INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED TO CANDIDATES.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES SELECTED IN 1874,
Candidates will be expected to show a thorough knowledge of the grammar of the languages which they take up; facility in translating from and into each language, the examination not being confined to the prescribed Text Books; familiarity with the written character; and some proficiency in speaking the language.
Hindustani.-Forbes's Totá Kahání (first 82 pp.).
Khirad Afroz, pp. 114-149, 225-266.
Urdu Petitions, Nos. 1, 2, 7, 14, 25, 36, 42, 53, 62, 70, 80, 91.
Telugu.-Brown's Reader, pp. 5-108, 131-227.
30th October 1875.
Lane's Official Documents, Nos. 1-20, and 91-95.
Bengali.-Charitábali, pp. 7-65.
Hindi.-Sinhásan Battísí (first 11 stories, with the introduction).
Arabian Nights, pp. 1-84.
Robinson Crusoe, cap. 16-20, pp. 241-302.
Naba Nárí, pp. 1-231, and 255–292.
Marathi.-Esop's Fables. Fables 1-65.
Gujarati.-Fourth Reading Book, pp. 1-45 (omitting poetry).
Seventh Reading Book, pp. 1-80.
Fifth Reading Book, (omitting poetry), pp. 31-79, 84–101,
Vachan Málá, Nos. I., II., XLVIII. to LI., LIV., LV.,
pages, &c. are specified, the numbers are to be taken inclusively.
Tamil.-Pope's Tamil Reader, pp. 1–145.
Pope's Handbook, pp. 174-196.
Sanskrit.-Johnson's Mahábhárata Selections, pp. 1-34, 61-86.
Arabic.-Alif Laila, pp. 101-161 of Vol. I. (Macnaghten's edition).
Forbes's Reading Lessons, pp. 73-103.
Persian.-Gulistán, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
Anwári Suhailí (Hertford edition), pp. 120-203.
1. General Jurisprudence.-Candidates will be expected to show that they have mastered the general contents of the prescribed textbooks, the principles to be extracted from them, and their bearings on one another.
Blackstone's Commentaries (Kerr's edition), from § ii. of the Introduction to Book I. cap. xviii.; or the following portions of Stephen's Commentaries :-§§ ii.-iv. of the Introduction. Books I. and III. and Book IV. Part 1; Part 2, cap. i.; and Part 3, cap. i. The Institutes of Justinian.
Austin's Lectures, I., V., and VI.
Maine's Ancient Law.
Lord Mackenzie's Studies in Roman Law. (A knowledge of the comparative views of the Laws of France and Scotland will not be required.)*
Bentham's Theory of Legislation by Dumont.-Principles of Legislation, cap. vii. to end; Principles of Civil Code (omitting cap. v. of Part III.).
2. Notes of Cases and Law of Evidence.-Each candidate will be required to furnish five reports,† drawn up as described in the "General Instructions," with particular attention to clearness of language, and
*The whole of this work may be read with advantage by candidates for the Prize in Law; as also Bentham's Principles of the Penal Code.
†These reports must be sent in on or before March 31st. written on half sheets of foolscap paper, and on one side only.
They should be legibly
Candidates of 1874.
Candidates of method in the analytical summaries. The subjects of these reports are 1874.
to be as follows* :Final ex
1. The investigation before a London police magistrate of a grave amination.
criminal charge, ending in committal for trial by jury. The Special instructions.
attendance for this report may commence on the first remand ; † but in such case, the purport of the evidence taken before the
first remand must be clearly and fully given in the report. 2. The whole business, of whatever kind, transacted in a London
police court in any one day. (No separate summary required.) 3-4. Two important civil causes tried by a special jury in London or
Westminster, or at Kingston. 5. A case heard in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, on
appeal from India. If this cannot be obtained, the cases argued and decided in any one day in the Court for the consideration of appeals in Criminal cases, or a case heard in one of the Courts in Banc, at Westminster, in the Exchequer Chamber, or in the House of Lords, will be received as
equivalent. Besides continuing the general study of the leading rules of evidence and procedure, as laid down in Pitt Taylor's Treatise, candidates will be required to master more particularly the provisions of the Indian Evidence Act (1872).
3. Indian Law :
All candidates must be thoroughly acquainted with the following works :
The Indian Penal Code.
9 of 1863.
III.-HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA.S
Mill's British India, chapters 8–13 of Book VI.
* It is expected that candidates will, by their own inquiries, ascertain at what places and times they should attend for the purpose of taking their Notes. In case of difficulty, however, application may be made to this office for such information as the Commissioners may be able to afford.
† The days of such remands may be ascertained by inquiry from the clerks of the several police courts.
I All candidates for the prize will be expected to report an Indian Appeal Case.
Ś Candidates for the prize will be expected to have read not only the general histories of India, but also such special works as the histories of Orme and Grant Duff, and Kaye's Afghan War, and Life of Metcalfe.
1874. Candidates will be examined more particularly in Mill's Political Final ex:
amination. Economy; but they must be prepared to answer questions referring, for the sake of illustration or comparison, to Adam Smith and
structions McCulloch's Notes. N.B.-Candidates are reminded that at this examination it will be
decided whether they are qualified for the Civil Service of India, and that no Candidate can be regarded as qualified who is not found to have a competent knowledge of the several subjects above specified.
As the duties of civilians in India are such as often require the performance of journeys on horseback, candidates will be expected to produce before the time fixed for the final examination satisfactory evidence of their ability in this respect.
PRIZES. Prizes of the value set forth below will be offered for competition in the several subjects, and will be awarded according to the combined results of the general examination, and of a separate prize examination. The Civil Service Commissioners are only authorised to award these prizes on condition that a high standard of proficiency is attained.
£ Law, one prize of
- 100 Sanskrit
50 Hindi .
- 50 Arabic
50 History and Geography of India
50 Political Economy
Candidates for the prize will be expected to have included in their reading the first 21 chapters, at least, of Ricardo's Political Economy, Northcote's History of Twenty Years of Financial Policy, and Göschen's Theory of Foreign Exchanges.