The National Capital, Past and Present; The Story of Its Settlement, Progress, and Development

The National Capital, Past and Present; The Story of Its Settlement, Progress, and Development

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Armed with this notice, and with the consciousness that he " knows something," the applicant can present himself to the examining board at the place he has chosen and meet his fate. Examinations are held in Washington and in various other cities of the country at such times as the commissioners may think proper. There are three kinds of examinations, --limited, general, and special. For ordinary clerkships and subordinate positions in the departments the limited and general examinations apply; for positions requiring technical knowledge and skill special examinations only are held. The limited examination, which is intended mainly for copyists, messengers, and other subordinate employes, is very simple. Two subjects only are used. The applicant has to copy a few sentences from dictation and a few sentences from a printed form, in order to show his penmanship and orthography; then he is required to work out several examples in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, none of which are much beyond the capacity of a ten-year old child. The general examination has five subjects, with from three to five questions to a subject. The first subject is similar to that of the limited examination; the second subject embraces examples in the fundamental principles of arithmetic, fractions, and percentage; and the third subject, examples in interest, discount, and elements of bookkeeping and of accounts. The two other subjects inc!u.!j questions of grammar and of the history, geography, and government-of the United States. This examination is the one taken by the majority of applicants for government service, as success in it makes a pcrs jn eligible to a $1200 clerkship, from which may come promotion to places worth $1400, $ 1600, or $...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656054X
  • 9781236560544