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1. Instructions issued to Candidates with respect to their Periodical Examinations :


Instructions to the Candidates selected in 1876
Instructions to the Candidates selected in 1877



Instructions to the Candidates selected at the Open Competition of
April 1878 -

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Instructions to the Candidates selected at the Open Competition of
July 1878


2. Open Competition for the Civil Service of India, April 1878* :

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3. Open Competition for the Civil Service of India, July 1878* :

Table of Marks

4. Final Examination of the Candidates selected in 1876 (June 1878):

Examination Papers

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Table of Marks

5. Papers used at the Examination for Prizes of the Candidates selected in 1876 (June 1878)

6. Open Competition of 1878 for admission to the Royal Indian Engineering College, Cooper's Hill, and Examination for the Indian Telegraph Department:


Examination Papers

Table of Marks

7. India Forest Service: Examination of November 1878:

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The Examination Papers set at these Competitions, together with the Tables of Marks, have been printed in a separate form and may be obtained through any bookseller.

For Correspondence respecting the Civil Service of India, see Appendix VIII.

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1st December 1877.

Candidates of 1876. Final examination. Special instructions.


Candidates will be expected to show a thorough knowledge of the grammar of the languages which they take up; facility in translating from and into each language, the examination not being confined to the prescribed Text Books; familiarity with the written character; and some proficiency in speaking the language.

Text Books.

Hindustani.-Forbes's Totá Kahání (first 82 pp.).
Bagh o Bahár, pp. 10–259.

Aráish in Mahfil, pp. 56-108 (edition 1863).

Urdu Petitions, Nos. 1, 2, 7, 14, 25, 36, 42, 53, 62, 70, 80, 91.

Telugu.-Brown's Reader, pp. 5-108, 131-227.

Lane's Official Documents, Nos. 1-20, and 91–95.

Hindi.-Sakuntala, pp. 1–80.

Robinson Crusoe, pp. 7-126.

Hindî Reader, pp. 1-122.

Bengali. Charitábali, pp. 7-85.

Naba Nárí, pp. 14-231, and 255–292.
Selections from the Som Prakásh.

Bengali Petitions, pp. 1-35.

Gujarati.-Fourth Reading Book, pp. 1-45 (omitting poetry).
Fifth Reading Book, pp. 1-80, and 110 to end (omitting

Seventh Reading Book, pp. 1–80.

Marathi.-Esop's Fables (Candy's edition). Fables 1-65.

Fifth Reading Book (omitting poetry), pp. 31-79, 84-101,
115-225, and 9-11 (edition of 1870).

Vachan Málá, Nos. I., II., XLVIII. to LI., LIV., LV.,

N.B.-Where pages, &c. are specified, the numbers are to be taken inclusively.


Tamil.-Pope's Tamil Reader, pp. 1-145.

Panchatantram, Book 1.

Pope's Handbook, pp. 174-196.

Robertson's Tamil Papers; the Arzis, p. 173 to end.
Wright's Official Documents, first 10 Arzis.

Sanskrit.-Story of Nala, Books 1-16.

The first two Books of the Hitopade'sa, including the in-

Manu, Book 2.

Raghuvan'sa, Books 1, 2. (Stenzler's edition.)

Arabic.-Alif Laila, pp. 101-196 of Vol. I. (Macnaghten's edition).
Al Fachiri, pp. 35-120.

Forbes's Reading Lessons, pp. 73-103.

Persian.-Gulistán, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, pp. 13-120, and


Anwári Suhailí (Hertford edition), pp. 120–233.


1. General Jurisprudence.-Candidates will be expected to show that they have mastered the general contents of the prescribed textbooks, the principles to be extracted from them, and their bearings on one another.

Candidates of

1876. Final examination.

Special instructions.

Text Books.

Blackstone's Commentaries (Kerr's edition), from § ii. of the Intro-
duction to Book I. cap. xviii.; or the following portions of
Stephen's Commentaries :-§§ ii.-iv. of the Introduction. Books I.
and III. and Book IV. Part 1; Part 2, cap. i.; and Part 3, cap. i.
The Institutes of Justinian.

Austin's Lectures, I., V., and VI.

Maine's Ancient Law.

Lord Mackenzie's Studies in Roman Law. (A knowledge of the
comparative views of the Laws of France and Scotland will not be

Bentham's Theory of Legislation by Dumont.-Principles of Legis-
lation, cap. vii. to end; Principles of Civil Code (omitting cap. v.
of Part III.).

2. Notes of Cases and Law of Evidence.-Each candidate will be
required to furnish four reports,† drawn up as described in the "General
Instructions," with particular attention to clearness of language, and

The whole of this work may be read with advantage by candidates for the Prize in Law; as also Bentham's Principles of the Penal Code.

†These reports must be sent in so as to be received at this office on or before April 10th. They should be legibly written on half sheets of foolscap paper, and on one side only.

Candidates of method in the analytical summaries. The subjects of these reports are to be as follows :


Final examination. Special instructions.

1. The investigation before a London police magistrate of a grave criminal charge, ending in committal for trial by jury. The attendance for this report may commence on the first remand; † but in such case, the purport of the evidence taken before the first remand must be clearly and fully given in the report.

2. The whole business, of whatever kind, transacted in a London police court in any one day. (No separate summary required.) 3-4. Two important civil causes tried by a special jury in London or Westminster, or at Kingston.

Besides continuing the general study of the leading rules of evidence and procedure, as laid down in Pitt Taylor's Treatise, candidates will be required to master more particularly the provisions of the Indian Evidence Act (1872).

3. Indian Law:

All candidates must be thoroughly acquainted with the following works :

The Indian Penal Code.

The Code of Civil Procedure.

The Code of Criminal Procedure (1872).

Hindu and Mahommedan Law.

The Indian Limitation Act, 1871.

The Indian Law of Contracts (1872).

Acts of the Government of India, No. 23 of 1861, and No. 9 of 1863.


Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of Elphinstone's History of India, and to be well acquainted with the Geography of India. Under the head of History they will be examined more particularly in the following works :

Mill's British India, chapters 8-13 of Book VI.

Wilson's continuation of Mill, chapter 1 of Book I., and 1-12 of
Book II.

Marshman's History of India, chapters 8-38.


Candidates will be examined more particularly in Mill's Political Economy; but they must be prepared to answer questions referring,

It is expected that candidates will, by their own inquiries, ascertain at what places and times they should attend for the purpose of taking their notes. In case of difficulty, however, application may be made to this office for such information as the Commissioners may be able to afford.

The days of such remands may be ascertained by inquiry from the clerks of the several police courts.

Candidates for the prize will be expected to have read Fitzjames Stephen's Digest of the Law of Evidence.

Candidates for the prize will be expected to have read not only the general histories of India, but also such special works as the histories of Orme and Grant Duff, and Kaye's Afghan War, and Life of Metcalfe.

Candidates for the prize will be expected to have included in their reading the first 21 chapters, at least, of Ricardo's Political Economy, Northcote's History of Twenty Years of Financial Policy, and Göschen's Theory of Foreign Exchanges.

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for the sake of illustration or comparison, to Adam Smith and Candidates of
McCulloch's Notes.
Final ex-

N.B.-Candidates are reminded that at this examination it will amination.
be decided whether they are qualified for the Civil Service of India, Special in-
and that no Candidate can be regarded as qualified who is not found
to have a competent knowledge of the several subjects above specified.

As the duties of civilians in India are such as often require the performance of journeys on horseback, candidates will be expected to produce before the time fixed for the final examination satisfactory evidence of their ability in this respect.


Prizes of the value set forth below will be offered for competition in the several subjects, and will be awarded according to the combined results of the general examination, and of a separate prize examination. The Civil Service Commissioners are only authorised to award these prizes on condition that a high standard of proficiency is attained.

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