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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS,
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.
PRINTED BY GEORGE E. EYRE AND WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE,
FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.
THE NEW YORK
ASTOR, LENOX AND
APPENDIX I.-ORDERS OF HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL -
APPENDIX II.-Regulations respecting Open Competitive Ex-
aminations settled since the issue of the 22nd Report
APPENDIX III.-Limits of Age and Subjects of Examination
prescribed for the various Departments
APPENDIX IV.-Statistical Tables, &c. relating to the Home
WE, Your Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners, humbly
offer to Your Majesty this our Twenty-third Report.
In accordance with our usual practice we have appended to
this Report a detailed account of the examinations held during
The total number of cases dealt with in that year was 17,055 ;*
the corresponding number in 1877 having been 15,888. These
It will be observed that the increase, amounting to about 7.3
per cent. on the whole number, occurs almost entirely in the
cases not falling within the provision of the Order in Council of
June 4, 1870, and especially under the heads of Home Services and
Military Services. Under the former head it is due to an in-
crease in the number of persons examined, at the request of the
Lords of the Admiralty, for promotion in the dockyards; and in
the latter to the extended operation of the change introduced in
the previous year, whereby the "preliminary was separated
from the "further" or competitive portion of the examination
for admission to the Royal Military College.
The following statement shows in a summary form the par-
ticulars of the 11,875 Home Civil Service cases dealt with under
In these and similar statements a candidate who appeared twice (or more) is
I 447. Wt. B 706.