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July 1878.

27. A Queen's cadet, honorary Queen's cadet, Indian cadet, or page of honour, when ready for examination, will apply in the manner directed by paragraph 13 or 14.

28. Queen's cadets, honorary Queen's cadets, Indian cadets, and pages of honour, before admission to the Royal Military College, will be required to pass a qualifying entrance examination only-i.e., after having passed the preliminary examination under paragraph 15, they must obtain under paragraphs 18 and 19 such an aggregate of marks as may indicate in the judgment of the Civil Service Commissioners a competent amount of general proficiency.

29. A Queen's cadet, honorary Queen's cadet, Indian cadet, or page of honour, who can produce a University certificate, as prescribed in paragraph 3 (6), will be exempted from the qualifying entrance examination described in the preceding paragraph.

The following General Order (69 of 1877) modifies paragraphs 13 to 17 of the Regulations issued with General Order 88 of 1876.


I. After the examination in July 1878, the "preliminary" will be separated from the "further" or competitive portion of the examination for admission to the Royal Military College.

II. Special preliminary examinations will be held in the spring and autumn of each year by the Civil Service Commissioners, to whom intending candidates should apply.

III. The further examinations will be held half-yearly, in the months of July and December, as at present; and candidates for those examinations are to apply to the Military Secretary, as prescribed by existing regulations.

IV. No candidate will be allowed to attend the "further" until he has passed the "preliminary" examination, or can produce a certificate as laid down in para. V.

V. Candidates will be exempted from the "preliminary" examination, in all subjects except Geometrical Drawing, if they can produce the certificate of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board, provided it embraces Mathematics. If it does not include that subject, they will be required also to undergo an examination therein.

Paragraph V. of the above General Order comes into operation at once, but the other paragraphs will not apply until after July 1878.


(These Regulations will not apply after the end of 1878.)

Regulations respecting the Examination of Lieutenants of Militia recommended for Commissions in the Regular Army. [Issued with G.O. 8 of 1877.]

1. Notice will be given from time to time to officers commanding Militia regiments whenever they will be permitted to recommend a lieutenant for a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the Army.

2. A lieutenant of Militia so recommended must not be less than 19 nor more than 22 years of age on the 1st of May of the year in

which he is nominated (except officers who entered the Militia between 16th February and 1st November 1871 inclusive, who are eligible up to the age of 23), and before he can be granted a commission in the Army he will be required :


(a.) To have served two annual trainings with his Militia regiment.
(b.) To pass the qualifying examination before the Civil Service
Commission described in paragraph 9, or to produce a
university certificate as prescribed in paragraph 12.

(c.) To produce a certificate from a board of examination that he is
thoroughly acquainted with the following subjects:*-

The first two parts of the "Field Exercises of the Infantry"
and the command of a company in battalion.

Rifle drill and practice; and the theoretical principles of
musketry, as defined in the authorised book of instruc-

The duties of regimental orderly officers, of officers com-
manding guards, and of subaltern officers of guards under
officers of superior rank; and the mode of marching
reliefs and posting sentries.

Those parts of the Queen's Regulations and Orders for the
Army which relate to the duties and conduct of a sub-
altern officer; and the Mutiny Act and Articles of War,
so far as is necessary for the performance of the duties of
a member of a court-martial.
The regulations for the Army in regard to the pay and
messing of the troops, the supply of clothing and neces-
saries, and all details regarding the mode of carrying the
various articles of the soldier's kit, arms, accoutrements,
and ammunition.

(d.) To be recommended by his commanding officer, the recommen-
dation being confirmed by the officer commanding the sub-
district and the general officer commanding the district.†

3. A Militia candidate will be required to satisfy the Civil Service Commission in the following subjects:

(1.) Mathematics,-viz., (a) arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions, proportion, and simple interest; (b) geometry, not beyond the standard of the first book of Euclid.

(2.) French, German, or some other modern language; the examination being limited to a translation from the language, and grammatical questions.

(3.) Writing English correctly, and in a good legible hand, from


(4.) The elements of geometrical drawing; including the construction of scales, and the use of simple mathematical instruments.

(5.) Geography.

4. All the subjects of the above preliminary examination are obligatory, but no marks will be allotted excepting for geometrical drawing, the maximum number for which will be 300.


July 1878.

When an officer has within two years obtained a certificate of qualification in drill from a school of instruction or from a board of officers, he will be examined only in such of the required subjects as he has not already passed in.

In the case of the Channel Islands Militia, the recommendation must be confirmed by the Lieutenant-Governor.


5. The preliminary examination will be dispensed with in all subjects except geometrical drawing in the case of candidates who have passed it at previous examinations.

6. The "further examination" will be proceeded with immediately on the conclusion of the "preliminary examination." Candidates who fail in the preliminary examination will be informed of their failure as soon as possible, and they will then be released from further attendance. 7. The subjects of the further examination and the maximum number of marks obtainable for each subject will be as follows:—

(1.) Mathematics,--viz., algebra, up to and including quadratic
equations: the theory and use of logarithms; geometry;
plane trigonometry; and mensuration

(2.) English composition, tested by the power of writing an
essay, letter, or précis; English literature, limited to
specified authors; and English history, limited to
certain fixed periods; the authors and periods being
notified beforehand

(3.) Latin

(4.) Greek

(5.) French; the examination to be partly colloquial -
(6.) German; the examination to be partly colloquial
*(7.) Experimental sciences,-viz., (a) chemistry and heat; or

(b) electricity and magnetism

(8.) General and physical geography, and geology
(9.) Drawing (freehand)



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Of these nine subjects candidates will not be allowed to take up more than four nor less than two, exclusive of drawing.

8. In order to secure a proper proficiency in all the subjects taken up by a candidate, a certain number will be deducted from the marks gained by the candidate in each subject.

9. To pass this examination, a candidate must obtain, in the subjects which he takes up, such an aggregate total of marks as may, after the deduction above-mentioned, indicate in the judgment of the Civil Service Commissioners a competent amount of general proficiency.

10. Lieutenants of Militia recommended under paragraph 1, who are within the limits of age prescribed in paragraph 2, will be examined by the Civil Service Commissioners (paragraph 2 (b)) in October of each year. Notification of such examination will be made by the Military Secretary.

11. Candidates who fail at this examination will be allowed two other trials at the next ensuing examinations for admission to the Royal Military College,-viz., in the months of December and July.

12. A Militia candidate will not be required to qualify before the Civil Service Commission if he can produce a certificate from the proper authority that he has taken his degree in Arts, or has passed the examination specified below, at one of the following universities, viz. :

Oxford: "moderations."

Cambridge: "the previous examination."

* Subjects (a) and (b) are alternative; a candidate will not be allowed to take up both.

Dublin: "the final examination of the senior freshman year."
Durham "the first year's examination."

Queen's University, Ireland: "the first university examination in
Arts or in engineering."

Scotch universities: "the examination for candidates for the

London University: the "first examination" for the degrees of
B.A., LL.B., B.Sc., or M.B.

13. All candidates will be examined by a medical board as to their physical fitness in every respect for Her Majesty's Service.

Extracts from Kegulations respecting Examinations for First Appointments to the Royal Marines. [Admiralty, 14th May 1877.]


1. Admission to the Royal Marine Light Infantry will be offered to the successful candidates in order of merit (according to the number of vacancies) at the open competitive examinations for admission to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.

The examinations will be conducted by the Civil Service Commissioners, and will take place twice a year, in the months of July and December.

Candidates who have received permission from the Horse Guards to attend the examination, and who are desirous of obtaining an appointment in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, should send in their names to the Secretary to the Admiralty, to whom all inquiries on the subject should be addressed.

AGE, &c.

2. The limits of age for candidates for admission by competition will be from 17 to 20; for students of the universities, who shall have passed the interim examination, from 17 to 21; for graduates of the universities who shall have passed the examination for the degree of B.A. or M.A., from 17 to 22; and for lieutenants from the Militia, who are eligible for commissions in the army as lieutenants, and are recommended by the Horse Guards, from 19 to 22. They must be 5 ft. 5 in. in height.

3. Candidates must be within the prescribed limits of age on the following dates:-

Candidates for admission by competition

Lieutenants from the Militia

On the 1st of January next following the
winter examination, and on the 1st of
July for the midsummer examination.
On the 1st of May of the year in which
they are recommended for a commission.

4. The successful candidates will be appointed lieutenants in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and will be posted on the list of their corps in the order in which they passed their examination. They will join their respective divisions at once, and be instructed in their drill and military duties for service ashore and afloat. They will also undergo a course of garrison or military instruction.



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Tuesday, 2nd July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Wednesday, 3rd July.

10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
1.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Thursday, 4th July.
Friday, 5th July.

10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 6th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, 8th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9th July.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 11th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, 12th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 13th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, 15th July.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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This paper can be taken by those candidates only who have passed their preliminary examination on a previous occasion.

In these subjects there will be a viva voce examination, the time and place of which will be notified to the candidates who take them up.

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