The Civil Service Year Book and Official Calendar 1874

The Civil Service Year Book and Official Calendar 1874

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... total (1,000) marks may be obtained by adequate proficiency in any two or more of the five branches of science included under this head. Moral Sciences: that is, Logic, Mental, and Moral Philosophy 500.Jurisprudence..................... 375 Political Economy 375 Candidates are at liberty to offer themselves for examination in any or all of these subjects. No subjects are obligatory. There can be no question as to the difficult character of this examination. No amount of mere cramming can possibly qualify for so severe a test. It must be remembered also that no marks whatever are allowed for a subject nnless a competent knowledge of that subject is exhibited in the examination p iper. We have reason to believe that the system adopted by the Commissioners' is to strike off 125 marks from the total obtained by every candidate in every subject. Thns the mere smatterer, who has failed to obtain more than that number of marks, appears in the Examiners' return as "0" for that subject. If he obtain only 129 marks, he is returned as " 4," and so on. A preliminary test examination in Handwriting, Orthography, Arithmetic, and English Composition precedes, by some weeks, the competition, and no candidate failing in this is admissible to the competition. The fees for examination in Scheme I. are--Preliminary 1; Competition 5. To give some idea of the degree of proficiency required, we subjoin a statement of the number of marks obtained by the successful candidates in the competition of January and February 1872: --We ought also to state that at a more recent competition for clerkships in Scheme I., the average of marks obtained by each candidate was considerably greater. Clerkships--Scheme II. The limits of age for...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571037
  • 9781236571038