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the available vacancies being awarded to those physically qualified candidates making the highest proficient averages in the order of merit established at the last-mentioned examination, irrespective of the State, Territory, or District to which their organizations may belong. The selection being made throughout by competition, alternates can not be considered under any circumstances. (See par. 14.)

12. From the Regular Army.-To be eligible for appointment from the Regular Army, an applicant must be an enlisted man thereof, and must, at date of admission, be between the ages of 19 and 22 years, and have served as an enlisted man in the Army not less than one year. It is not essential that the service shall have been continuous; therefore, prior Army service may be counted in determining a soldier's eligibility. Those applicants who contemplate enlisting in the Army for the purpose of being appointed to the Military Academy should do so early enough to enable them to acquire the year of service by the date of admission in the year during which they desire to enter.

The candidates nominated for cadetships allotted to the enlisted men of the Regular Army shall not exceed three times the number of existing vacancies and shall be equitably distributed among the corps areas and territorial departments by the War Department. If the number of applicants in any corps area or department exceeds the share allotted to it by the War Department, the candidates in such corps area or department will be chosen from the successful competitors in a PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION to be held in the several corps areas and territorial departments between December 1 and December 15, except that in the Philippine Department it is held between November 1 and November 15, such examination to be of a scope and nature similar to the regular examination for entrance to the United States Military Academy.

Each such candidate will be authorized to report for the regular Military Academy entrance examination, which he must undergo in competition with the entire number of Army candidates, the available vacancies being awarded to those physically qualified competitors making the highest proficient averages, in the order of merit established at the last-mentioned examination, without regard to the corps area or territorial department from which designated. The selection being made throughout by competition, alternates can not be considered under any circumstances. (See par. 14.)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, HOW SHOWN 13. There are three methods of meeting the educational requirements for admission to the Military Academy, viz:

a. By successfully passing the regular entrance examination, or,

b. By submitting a satisfactory educational certificate (secondary school) to be validated by speoial examination, or,

c. By submitting an educational certificate (oollege) which does not need a validating eramination. (See pars. 23 and 24.)

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION, WHEN HELD 14. The regular Military Academy entrance examination and the examination for validating certain classes of certificates are held beginning on the first Tuesday in March each year. Each candidate designated to take one of these examinations will receive from the War Department a letter of appointment, and he must appear for examination at the time and place designated therein before a board of Army officers convened by the War Department. Enlisted men appointed from the Regular Army also receive authority from the War Department to report for examination, and must report at the time and place specified. No other regular mental examination is held during the year. The failure of candidates holding noncompetitive appointments to appear for examination, unless prevented by sickness or other unavoidable cause, shall vacate the appointment; the failure of candidates holding competitive appointments to report for examination for any cause shall vacate the appointment.

A second validating examination is held on June 21 at West Point, N. Y., but is only for emergency vacancies which remain unfilled or occur after the March examination. Candidates appointed to such emergency vacancies must qualify by certificate or by certificate supplemented by the validating examination mentioned above.

Candidates in the Philippine Islands selected for appointment shall, unless therwise notified by the War Department, appear for mental and physical

xamination on the second Tuesday in January of each year before a board of Irmy officers to be convened at such place in the Philippine Islands as the comlanding general of the Philippine Department may designate.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION, WHERE HELD 15. The board before which a candidate is directed to appear will be the one onvened at the place nearest or most convenient to his home or to the school t which he is in regular attendance.

Following is a list of the places at which the examination is held: irmy Building, 39 Whitehall Street, Letterman General Hospital, Presidio New York, N. Y.

of San Francisco, Calif. irmy and Navy General Hospital, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver,

Hot Springs National Park, Ark. Colo. irmy Medical Center, Washington, Fort Lewis, Wash. D. C.

Fort McPherson, Ga. urmy base, Boston, Mass.

Fort Missoula, Mont. Villiam Beaumont General Hospital, Fort Omaha, Nebr. El Paso, Tex.

United States Army supply base, New anal Zone (such place as the com Orleans, La. manding general, Panama Canal San Juan, P. R. Department, may designate).

Fort Sheridan, Ill. Tort Douglas, Salt Lake City, Utah. Fort Sill, Okla. Port Benjamin Harrison, Ind.

Fort Snelling, Minn. Port Sam Houston, Tex.

Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii. fefferson Barracks, Mo.

Sternberg General Hospital, Manila, Port Leavenworth, Kans.

P. I.

SCHEDULE OF MENTAL EXAMINATIONS

16. Schedule of examinations is as follows:

REGULAR EXAMINATION

First day.- Report and instructions, 9 a. m. to 11 a, m., 2 hours. History, 1.30 to 5.30 p. m., 4 hours.

Second day.-Algebra, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., 4 hours. English grammar, composition, and literature, part 1 (English grammar and composition), 2.30 to 4.30 ), m., 2 hours.

Third day.-Geometry, 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., 4 hours. English grammar, composition, and literature, part 2 (composition and literature), 2.30 to 4.30 p, m., 2 hours.

(For a more complete description of the examination and for sample questions, see Appendix A, p. 27.)

VALIDATING EXAMINATION First day.-Report and instructions, 9 a, m, to 11 a. m., 2 hours. English grammar, composition, and literature, part 1 (English grammar and composition), 2 p. m. to 3 p. m., 1 hour,

Second day.-Algebra, 9.30 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., 3 hours. English grammar, composition, and literature, part 2 (composition and literature), 3 p. m. to 5 P. m., 2 hours.

Third day.-Geometry, 9.30 a. m. to 12.30 p. m., 3 hours.

(For a more complete description of the examination and for sample questions, see Appendix B, p. 55.)

ADMISSION BY REGULAR MENTAL EXAMINATION. (SEE PAR. 13a) 17. All candidates take the regular mental examination who can not qualify under paragraph 23 or paragraph 24 below.

Inasmuch as candidates from the United States at large, the Regular Army, and the National Guard are appointed to vacancies in the order of merit competitively established as a result of the regular mental entrance examination, such candidates are not permitted to submit educational certificates in lieu of that examination, and therefore can not qualify under paragraph 23 or 24 below.

18. Algebra.-Candidates will be required to pass a satisfactory examination in that portion of algebra which includes the following range of subjects :

Definitions and notations; the fundamental laws; the fundamental operations, viz: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; factoring; highest common factor; lowest common multiple; fractions, simple and complex; simple or linear equations with one unknown quantity; simultaneous simple or linear equations with two or more unknown quantities; graphical representation and solution of linear equations with two unknowns; involution, including the formation of the squares and cubes of polynomials; binomial theorem with positive integral exponents; evolution, including the extraction of the square and cube roots of polynomials and of numbers; theory of exponents; radicals, including reduction and fundamental operations, rationalization, equations involving radicals; operations with imaginary numbers; quadratic equations; equations of quadratic form; simultaneous quadratic equations; ratio and proportion ; arithmetical and geometrical progressions. Candidates will be required to solve problems involving any of the principles or methods contained in the foregoing subjects.

Sets of questions used at recent examinations will be found in Appendix A, page 27.

19. Plane geometry. Candidates will be required to give accurate definitions of the terms used in plane geometry, to demonstrate any proposition of plane geometry as given in the ordinary textbooks, and to solve simple geometrical problems, either by a construction or by an application of algebra.

Sets of questions used at recent examinations will be found in Appendix A, page 31.

20. English grammar.-Candidates must have a good knowledge of English grammar; they must be able to define the terms used therein; to define the parts of speech; to give inflections, including declension, conjugation, and compari. son; to give the corresponding masculine and feminine gender nouns; to give and apply the ordinary rules of syntax.

They must be able to parse correctly any ordinary sentence, giving the subject of each verb, the governing word of each objective case, the word for which each pronoun stands or to which it refers, the words between which each preposition shows the relation, precisely what each conjunction and each relative pronoun connect, what each adjective and adverb qualify or limit, the construction of each infinitive, and generally to show a good knowledge of the function of each word in the sentence.

They must be able to correct in sentences or extracts any ordinary errors of grammar.

It is not required that any particular textbook shall be followed; but the definitions, parsing, and corrections must be in accordance with good usage and common sense.

Sets of questions used at recent examinations will be found in Appendix A, page 35.

21. English composition and English literature. Candidates will be required:

1. By the writing of short themes on subjects chosen by themselves within the limits set by the examination paper, to prove (a) their ability to spell, capitalize, and punctuate, and (b) their mastery of the elementary principles of composition, including paragraphing and sentence structure.

2. To give evidence of intelligent acquaintance with the plays of Shakespeare which are most commonly used in preparatory and high schools.

3. To exhibit a fair knowledge of the history of English and American literature and of the names and lives of most prominent authors and of the names of their principal works.

Sets of questions used at recent examinations will be found in Appendix A, page 40.

22. History.-Candidates will be required to pass a satisfactory examination in (a) United States history and (6) general history.

In United States history the examination will include questions concerning early discoveries and settlement; the forms of government in the colonies; the causes, leading events, and results of wars; important events in the political and economic history of the Nation since its foundation.

In general history the examination will be divided into three parts corresponding to the following historical periods: (1) Ancient history, 750 B. C. to 814 A. D.; (2) medieval and modern history, from the death of Charlemagne to the outbreak of the French Revolution, 814 A. D. to 1789; (3) English history, from the Norman Conquest to the end of the eighteenth century, 1066 to

1800. Proficiency in the examination may be established by successfully answering all the questions in any one of the three parts, or by successfully answering a similar number of questions chosen at the candidate's option from any two or from all three of the parts.

İnasmuch as a radical change was made in 1924 in the type of examination in history, questions used prior to March 1, 1924, would be of no value to a candidate, and are, therefore, omitted,

Sets of questions used at recent examinations will be found in Appendix A, page 43. ADMISSION BY CERTIFICATE AND VALIDATING EXAMINATIONS. (SEE PAR. 18b)

23. The academic board will consider and may accept in lieu of the regular mental entrance examination a certificate* with validating examination in the following cases:

(1) A properly attested certificate (Form II) that the candidate has graduated from a preparatory school or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy, provided that in his school work he has shown proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 15 units of the list given below in paragraph 25.

Of the 15 units, 28 must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 142 in English grammar and composition, 11/2 in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 7 units must be chosen from the list of optional subjects, but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list.

If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows evidence of low grades or of graduation at an irregular date, the certificate will be rejected.

(2) A properly attested certificate (Form II) that the candidate is in actual attendance in his senior year at a preparatory school or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy and has satisfactorily completed three and one-half years' work at such school, provided that the certificate shows specifically by subjects and units the work already completed and also that to be completed by graduation, and provided that the course the candidate'is pursuing will, when completed, show proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 15 units of the list given below, and the certificate includes a statement to that effect.

Of the 15 units, 2° must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 142 in English grammar and composition, 14 in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 7 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given hereafter, but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list.

If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.

A candidate submitting a certificate showing actual attendance at, and prospective graduation from, a preparatory or public high school must as a condition of admission continue his course of study and submit his diploma or other formal evidence of graduation at the time of entrance to the United States Military Academy. Failure to submit such evidence of graduation will disqualify the candidate for entrance.

(3) A properly attested certificate (Form II) of a candidate accredited as an “ honor school" appointee (see par. 9), who has not been graded in academic work in the upper 10 per cent of his class, showing specifically by subjects and units the work already completed and also that to be completed by graduation, provided that the course the candidate is pursuing will, when completed, show proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 15 units of the list given below, and that the certificate includes a statement to that effect.

Of the 15 units, 2' must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 14 in English grammar and composition, 142 in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 7 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given hereafter, but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list.

If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.

For lists of subjects and weights on certificates see paragraph 25. 's Candidates from schools so organized as to offer only 14 years of algebra must clearly show completion of all subject matter of paragraphs 28 and 27 in order to receive credit of 2 units in that subject.

A candidate whose certificate (Form II) has been rejected must take the regular mental entrance examination.

An appointee whose certificate has been accepted subject to a validating examination must show by this examination that he has acquired during his preparatory school work a knowledge of algebra, plane geometry, and English grammar, composition and literature similar to that described in the preceding paragraphs for appointees who enter by the regular mental examination. However, the validating examination will not be as searching as the regular examination, but will be so framed as to determine general knowledge of the subjects without requiring special courses of study in preparation. Examples of validating examinations will be found in Appendix B, page 55.

ADMISSION BY CERTIFICATE. (SEE PAR. 13c) 24. The academic board will consider and may accept without other mental requirement:

(1) A properly attested college certificate (Form I) that the candidate is a regularly enrolled student in good standing without condition in a university, college, or technical school accredited by the United States Military Academy, provided that the entrance requirements of the course he is pursuing require proficiency in subjects amounting to not less than 15 units of the list given below, and provided further that he has satisfactorily completed one semester's work,

Of the 15 units, 2 must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 142 in English grammar and composition, 112 in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 7 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given hereafter, but can not include commercial or other subjects not included in the list.

A full record of academic work at the college giving subjects taken and grades attained in each, must be submitted on Form I.

If a scrutiny of any certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.

(2) A properly attested certificate (Form III) from the college entrance examination board that the candidate has shown proficiency in the examinations set by the board in subjects amounting to 15 units from the list given below. Of the 15 units, 2 must be in algebra, 1 in plane geometry, 14 in English grammar and composition, 142 in English literature, and 2 in history. The remaining 7 units may be chosen from the list of optional subjects given hereafter, but can not include subjects not in the list. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected.

(3) A properly attested certificate (Form III) from the college entrance examination board that the candidate has shown proficiency in the examinations set by the board and in the eight required units from the list given below, and a properly attested certificate from a preparatory or public high school accredited by the United States Military Academy showing proficiency in seven units of the optional subjects given hereafter. If a scrutiny of the certificate submitted shows low grades, the certificate will be rejected,

(4) A properly attested certificate (Form II) of a candidate accredited as an" honor school” appointee (see par. 9) who has been graded in academic work in the upper 10 per cent of his class. The certificate will be forwarded to the academic board, United States Military Academy, at the time the appointment is made.

A candidate whose certificate under paragraph 24 has been accepted is excused from the mental examination but must appear for the physical examination.

25. Subjects and credits.-The list of subjects and of the corresponding weights in units is as follows:

(a) REQUIRED Every certificate must show evidence of proficiency in the following subjects: Units

Units Mathematics, A1

1 History, A Mathematics, A2_ 1 History, B

2

Any two.-Mathematics, C.

1 History, c English, A

History, D

8 English, B 4 If attendance at college covers but one semester, the college certificate, Form I, must

accompanied by a Form II certificate covering preparatory school work, and both rtificates will be considered together to determine the candidate's mental qualifications.

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