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Candidates of SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES SELECTED IN 1875, WITH REGARD TO THEIR SECOND PERIODICAL EXAMINATION, COMMENCING ON TUESDAY THE 2ND MAY 1876.

1875.

Second periodical examination. Special instructions.

N.B.—In each subject candidates must be prepared to answer questions referring, for the sake of illustration or comparison, to the books prescribed for the first Examination.

11th November 1875.

I.-LANGUAGES.

Candidates will be examined in the grammar of the vernacular languages which they respectively take up, and in the under-mentioned text-books. Passages will be set from the text-books for translation into English, and for re-translation into the original, as well as a simple narrative passage from some English book for translation. An extract will also be given from some easy native book other than the textbook.

Special value will be attached to correct and idiomatic writing of the vernacular languages. Candidates are recommended to practise as much as possible re-translating into the original languages passages translated from the text-books. Marks will also be given for correct pronunciation of the native sounds.

Hindustani.-Akhlaq-i-Hindí, pp. 1–80.

Telugu.-Brown's Grammar; especially Books 2 to 7.
Arden's Grammar, to the end of Part II.
Brown's Reader, pp. 38-108.

Candidates who take the under-mentioned languages should read the following works:

Hindi.-Hindî Reader, pp. 12-56.
Robinson Crusoe, pp. 70-126.

Bengali.-Naba Nárí, pp. 14–106.

Tamil.-Pope's Handbook, pp. 7-15, 23-125, 174-196, and 202

206.

Pope's Reader, pp. 50-104.

Rhenius' Grammar, 3rd edition, pp. 76-186.

Marathi.-Fifth Reading Book (edition of 1870), pp. 31-79, 84-101.
Sanskrit.-The Grammar.

Story of Nala, Books 11-16.

Hitopade'sa, Book i. (omitting introduction) to the com-
mencement of Hiranyaka's Story of his own Life.
Arabic.-Alif Laila (Macnaghten); Vol. I., pp. 121-148.
Al Fachiri, pp. 35-55.
Persian.-Gulistán, cap. ii, and iii.

Anwári Suhailí (Hertford edition), pp. 120-134.

II.-LAW.

1. General Jurisprudence.-The books or portions of books to be studied are:

Blackstone's Commentaries (Kerr's edition), Book I., cap. ix.-xviii. ; or if Kerr's edition cannot be procured, the following portions of Stephen's Commentaries :-Book III., Book IV., Part 1. cap. ii., and cap. viii. to end; Part 2, cap. i.; and Part 3, cap. i.

N.B.-Where pages, &c. are specified, the numbers are to be taken inclusively.

Justinian's Institutes (Sandars's edition), Book I., and Book II. to Candidates of Tit. ix., section 6, with the Editor's Introduction.

Maine's Ancient Law, chapters i.-v.

1875. Second periodical 2. Notes of Cases and Law of Evidence.-Not fewer than ten re-examination. ports must be supplied by each candidate, drawn up as required by the Special General Instructions, and consisting exclusively of cases decided in instructions. the Courts of Assize, in the Central Criminal Court, or in the Superior Courts of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin. Five of these reports must relate to civil actions, and five to criminal trials. No case should be taken in which the defendant or prisoner is unrepresented by counsel. The Law of Evidence is to be studied more especially under the heads mentioned in the "General Instructions."

3. Indian Law:

The Penal Code.

The Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Code of Civil Procedure.

Acts of the Government of India, No. 23 of 1861, and
No. 9 of 1863.

III.-HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA.

Elphinstone, from Book VI. to end.

The Map of India, with special reference to the prescribed portion of History.

Geography of India, by Duncan.

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M'Culloch's edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, 1863, Books III., IV., and V., with the Supplemental Notes and Dissertations as far as they relate to these books.

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Five of these reports must be

sent in on or before January 20th, and the re

mainder on or before March 30th. They should be legibly written on half sheets of

foolscap paper, on one side only.

† A copy of these Acts will be given to each candidate.

Candidates of 1875.

Second

periodical examination. Special instructions.

periodical examination.

No prize will be awarded except for a respectable degree of proficiency; no candidate will receive a prize who does not exhibit satisfactory proficiency in each of the prescribed subjects; and no candidate will receive a prize in respect of any subject for which a prize was awarded to him at the last examination.

Special

instructions.

Candidates of SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES SELECTED IN 1875,
1875.
WITH REGARD TO THEIR THIRD PERIODICAL EXAMINATION,
COMMENCING ON TUESDAY THE 14TH NOVEMBER 1876.

Third

N.B.-No candidate who, in any of the prescribed subjects, shall fail to show satisfactory proficiency, will receive marks in respect of any additional language.

2nd June 1876.

N.B.-In each subject candidates must be prepared to answer questions referring, for the sake of illustration or comparison, to the books prescribed for the previous Examination.

I.-LANGUAGES.

Passages will be set from the text-books for translation into English, and for re-translation into the original, as well as a passage from some English book for translation. An extract will also be given from some native book other than the text-book, and questions will be asked on the Grammar.

Special value will be attached to correct and idiomatic writing of the vernacular languages. Candidates are recommended to practise as much as possible re-translating into the original languages passages translated from the text-books. Marks will also be given for correct pronunciation of the native sounds.

N.B.-No candidate who, in any of the prescribed subjects, shall fail to show satisfactory proficiency, will receive marks in respect of any additional language.

TEXT BOOKS.

Hindustani.-Bágh-o-Bahár, pp. 10-116.
Telugu.-Brown's or Arden's Grammar.

Brown's Reader, ch. ii., pp. 131-188.

Candidates who take the under-mentioned languages should read the following works :—

Hindi.-Reader, pp. 57-89.

Sakuntala, pp. 1-30.

Bengali.-Naba Nárí, pp. 106–204.

Marathi.-Fifth Reading Book (edition of 1870), pp. 115–156.
Lipidhárá, pp. 1-40.*

N.B.-Where pages, &c. are specified, the numbers are to be taken inclusively.
* Candidates will be expected to write the Modi character, as well as to read it.

Tamil.-Pope's Reader, pp. 104–145.

Panchatantram, 1st Book.

Rhenius' Grammar, pp. 43-75, 187-220.

Candidates of

1875. Third periodical

Sanskrit.-Hitopadesa, from the beginning of Hiranyaka's History examination.

Special

in Book I. to the end of the "Sandpiper and the Sea" instructions.
in Book II.

Arabic.-Alif Laila (Macnaghten's Ed.), vol. i., pp. 148–176.
El Fachiri, pp. 55–76.

Persian.-Gulistán, chapters IV., V., and VII., pp. 96-120, 126-144.
Anwári Suhaili, pp. 135-158.

Gujarati.-Shapurji Edalgi's Grammar.

Fifth Reading Book, pp. 1-80 (omitting poetry).

II.-LAW.

1. General Jurisprudence.-The books or portions of books to be studied are:

Justinian's Institutes (Sandars's edition), from Tit. x. of Book II. to the end of Book IV.

Maine's Ancient Law, chapters vi.-x.

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2. Notes of Cases and Law of Evidence. Not fewer than six reports must be supplied by each candidate, drawn up as required by the General Instructions, and referring exclusively to cases of importance tried before juries in the Courts of Assize, in the Central Criminal Court, or in the Superior Courts of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin. Three of these reports must relate to civil actions, and three to criminal trials. The civil cases must consist entirely of actions tried before special juries. The criminal cases must be selected for some special quality, such as the gravity of the offence charged (e.g., varieties of homicide, perjury, forgery, aggravated assaults, &c.), the nature of the evidence produced, the number of prisoners, &c.

No case should be taken in which either party is unrepresented by counsel.

Particular attention should be paid to clearness of language and method in the analytical summaries.

The Law of Evidence is to be studied in the manner indicated in the "General Instructions."

3. Indian Law :

The Indian Penal Code.†

The Indian Law of Contracts (1872).‡
Hindu Law.§
Mahommedan Law.§

* Three reports of civil cases must be sent in so as to reach the office of the Commission by September 1st, and the remainder by October 1st.

An early opportunity of reporting special jury cases will occur at the sittings after Term, at Guildhall and Westminster, about the middle of June.

† See notes to General Instructions.

Copies will be given to candidates on application.

The Tagore Lectures on Indian Law (1870, 1871, 1872, and 1873) and Rumsey's Charts of Hindu and Mahommedan Inheritance may be consulted with advantage on the subjects to which they relate.

Candidates of

1875. Third

periodical examination. Special instructions.

Candidates of 1876. General instructions.

III.-HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA.

Mill's History of British India, edited by Wilson, vols. iii. and iv.
Marshman's History of India, chap. viii.-xviii.

The Map of India, and Thornton's Gazetteer (in one volume) with special reference to the prescribed portion of History.

IV.

POLITICAL ECONOMY.

Principles of Political Economy, by J. S. Mill, Books I., II., and first 15 chapters of Book III.

After the examination prizes will be awarded as follows:

For the greatest proficiency in Law (Jurisprudence)
Law (Notes of Cases, &c.)
Law (Indian) -
Hindustani

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No prize will be given except for a respectable degree of proficiency; no candidate will receive a prize who does not exhibit satisfactory proficiency in each of the prescribed subjects; and no candidate will receive a prize in respect of any subject for which a prize was awarded to him at the previous examination.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS RESPECTING THE PERIODICAL EXAMI-
NATIONS OF THE CANDIDATES SELECTED IN 1876.

26th May 1876.

It is necessary that the selected candidates should at once commence their special preparation. They will remember that they have been selected on the ground of superior proficiency in subjects which (with, perhaps, the exception of Arabic and Sanskrit) are included within the ordinary range of English education. The Civil Service Commissioners believe that no better presumptive evidence of fitness can be obtained; but it must rest with the candidates themselves to give more conclusive evidence, by showing aptitude in acquiring the special knowledge necessary for them in the positions which they hope to gain. They will be expected and required to devote their whole time to the pursuit of this

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