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LIST OF

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,

WITH THE DIFFERENT STANDARDS OF QUALIFICATION

ESTABLISHED FOR EACH.

Revised and Corrected up to the present Time.

*** The numerical references form an Index to the Examination Papers.

Adjutant-General's Office.
CLERKS AND TEMPORARY CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74–37
3. Correspondence, 67
4. Précis, 72
5. Geography, 39
6. History, 45

Admiralty.
I. CLERKS IN WHITEHALL BRANCH.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77
3. English Composition, 67
4. Précis, 72
5. Geography, 39
6. English History, 45
7. Translation from French, 104
8. Translation from Latin or a se-

cond Modern Language, 102 II. CLERKS IN SOMERSET HOUSE

BRANCH. 1. Writing from Dictation, 69 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77

3. English Composition, 67 4. Précis, 72 5. Book-keeping by Double En

try, 59 6. Geography, 39 7. Either (a) Translation from Latin or

a Modern Language, 102 (6) The leading points of En

glish or Modern His.

tory, 45 ; or, (c) Algebra, Euclid, or any

branch of Mathematics

or Science, 87-99 III. CLERKS IN DOCKYARDS, VIC

TUALLING YARDS, OR NAVAL
ESTABLISHMENTS AT HOME,

AND TEMPORARY CLERKS.
1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Book-keeping, 57

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Handwriting and Orthogra-.

phy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67 4. Précis, 72 5. Two at least of the following:(«) Latin or a Modern Foreign

Language, * 102 (1) English History, 45 Elementary Mathematics,

87

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 7). 2. Transcribing. 3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 4. English Composition, 67 5. Précis, 72 6. One of the following sub

jects :(a) Latin or a modern lan

guage,* 102 (6) The leading points of En

glish or Modern His

tory, 45 (c) Geography, 39, (d) Algebra, Euclid, or any

branch of Mathematics

or Science, 87-99 II. SUPPLEMENTARY CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71 2. Transcribing: 3. Arithmetic (the first four rules,

with Practice and the Rule

of Three), 79 4. Grammatical structure of sen.

tences of a simple character,

Chelsea Hospital. TEMPORARY CLERKS.

1. Writing.
2. Copying from MSS.

Audit Office.
I. CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67

4. Précis, 72 II. MESSENGERS.

1. Reading,
2. Writing from Dictation, 69
3. Arithmetic (Elementary), 76

Civil Service Commission. I. CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

and Decimal Fractions, Square Root, and the use

of Logarithms), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67 4. Précis (involving the prepa

ration and digest of tabular

statements), 72 5. Geography, 39 6. History of England, 45 7. Latin, 101 8. French, or another Modern

Language, 100 II. OFFICE - KEEPER, MESSENGER,

AND PORTER. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71
2. Arithmetic (elementary), 76

British Museum. Nothing fixed.

Charitable Trusts Commission. CLERKS.

1. Exercises designed to test

Colonial Office.
I. CLERKS.
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :-

1. Exercises designed to test

* In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

or

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vul

gar and Decimal Frac

tions), 74-77 3. Précis or Abstract of Official

Papers, 72 4. Geography, 39 5. Translation from one of the

following Languages,Greek, Latin, French, German, Spanish, Italian,the selection being left to

the Candidate,* 100 FIŞAL EXAMINATION:1. Languages and Literature

of Greece and Rome, III 2. Languages and Literature

of France, Germany, and

Italy, 112 3. Modern History, including

that ofthe British Colonies and Possessions, 50-Exercises in English Composition, designed to test purity and accuracy of

style, 67 4. Elements of Constitutional

and International Law, 85

- Elements of Political

Economy, 87 5. Pure and mixed Mathema

tics, not including the highest branches, 88—ACcounts and Book-keep

ing, t 61 II. WRITERS IN CEYLON.I PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION :1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

and Decimal Fractions), 74-77

3. The preparation of a Précis

Abstract of Official Papers, 72 4. Geography, particularly that

of British India and its

Dependencies, 54 5. Translation from either

Greek, Latin, French, German, Spanish, or Italian

- at the option of the

Candidate,* 100 FINAL EXAMINATION:1. Languages and Literature of

Greece and Rome, 111 2. Modern History, including

that of the British Colonies & Possessions, 50—Exercises in English Composition designed to test purity

and accuracy of style, 67 3. Elements of Constitutional

and International Law, 85 ---Elements of Political

Economy, 87 4. Pure and mixed Mathema.

tics, not including the highest branches, 88_ACcounts and Book-keep

ing, 61 5. Geology, Chemistry, & Civil

Engineering, † 94-98

Colonial Land and Emigration

Office.
I. PERMANENT CLERKS.

1. Writing.
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Précis, 72 II. TEMPORARY CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthography, 71

Candidates failing to satisfy the Civil Service Commissioners upon each of these subjects will not be permitted to proceed further with the examination,

† of the five classes of subjects thus defined, Candidates are at liberty to sclect any number not exceeding three in which they desire to be examined.

Gentlemen appointed to Writerships are required, after their arrival at Ceylon, to pass an examination in the Cingalese and Tamul languages before being appointed on the Civil Establishment of the Island ; and a further examination, proving a thorough knowledge of those languages, is required for promotion.

2. Elementary Arithmetic, 76 3. Correspondence, 67

Commander-in-Chief's Office. I. PERMANENT CLERKS. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67 4. Précis, 72 5. Geography, 39 6. Latin, or one Foreign Lan.

guage,* 100
II. SUPERNUMERARY CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (elementary), 76

3. Correspondence, 67 III. CLERK TO THE COUNCIL OF

MILITARY EDUCATION.
1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (elementary), 76

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71 2. The power of accurate com

parison of Copies with Ori

ginals. 3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 4. English Composition, 67 5. History of England, and of the

Constitution, 53 6. Latin and French,* 101-104 7. (For COMMITTEE CLERKS.)

The Elements of the Law of Evidence.

Copyhold, Inclosure, and Tithe

Commission,
I. CLERKS.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67 II. PERMANENT DRAUGHTSMEN.

1. Writing from Dictation, 69
2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. Correspondence, 67 4. Land Surveying. 5. Plan Drawing.

Crown Office, House of Lords.

Nothing fixed.

Committee of Council for

Education.+ ASSISTANT CLERKS.I 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Orthogra

phy, 71 2. Making fair copies from rough

notes, 67 3. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 4. Calculation of percentages, 81 5. Book-keeping, 55 6. Précis and digest of forms into

summaries, 72
See also pages 42 and 49

Crown Office, Queen's Bench.

Nothing fixed.

Customs. I. CLERKS IN THE SOLICITOR'S OFFICE. 1. Exercises designed to test

Handwriting and Ortho

graphy, 71 2. Arithmetic (including Vulgar

& Decimal Fractions), 74-77 3. English Composition, 67

Commons, House of. CLERKS.

1. Exercises designed to test

* In examinations which are not competitive the exercises in Languages are restricted to translation.

+ In competitions there is a further examination, the above being then merely preliminary. The subjects which may be taken in the second examination are41)Ěnglish Composition ; (2) Geography; (3) Modern History; (4) Mathematics; (5) Natural Science; (6) Languages.

The exainination for Inspectorships of schools is confined to the single point of physical competence.

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