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Class arranged alphabetically. Every Candidate whose name is placed in this list receives a certificate, signed by all the Examiners, to that effect; and if it appears to the Examiners in any Honour School that any Candidate not placed by them in one of the four Classes has nevertheless shown in his examination sufficient merit to entitle him to a certificate of having passed in one or more of the subjects of the Pass School, they give such certificate accordingly. These certificates may be obtained on application to the Clerk of the Schools.
If a Candidate for Honours in any School by application through his Tutor satisfy the Examiners that illness alone prevented him from gaining a place in the Class-list, they may grant him a special certificate and place his name at the foot of the Class-list, distinguished by the word 'aegrotat.'
The Examiners in any Honour School may, with the consent of the Vice-Chancellor, examine a Candidate, who applies through his Tutor, at any time and place and in any manner that shall seem fit to them, and may take account of such Examination in granting or refusing a certificate. They may also, if a Candidate has finished his work on paper but furnishes through his Tutor a certificate that he is unable to return to the Schools owing to illness, examine him viva voce elsewhere, and place him in such Class as they judge him to deserve.
At the close of the whole Examination a list of those who have received certificates in the Pass School, and of the Classes in the several Honour Schools, is published in the University Gazette.
4. Subjects Of Examination.—The subjects of examination in the several Schools are as follows :—
1. Examination in the Rudiments of Faith and
1. The subjects of examination in the Rudiments of Faith and Religion are—
(1) The Books of the Old and New Testaments, the Holy Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles being required in the original Greek.
(2) The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion agreed upon in the Convocation holden at London in the year 1562.
2. Any Candidate who, being of full age, objects on religious grounds, or for whom, not being of full age, his parents or guardians object on religious grounds, to an examination in the Thirty-nine Articles (see p. 146), is permitted to offer instead thereof either The Epistle to the Galatians, to be studied in the original Greek; or, The Ecclesiastical History of the Third Century.
Any Candidate who, under like conditions, objects to an examination in the Rudiments of Faith and Religion (see p. 146), is permitted to offer instead thereof some books or subjects appointed for this purpose by the Board of Studies for the Pass School; provided always that the matter so substituted is not any book or books specified or recommended either for any Group in the Pass School in the Second Public Examination, or for any other School of the First or Second Public Examination.
The following are the books and subjects at present specified:— Either (1) the following selection from the works of Seneca— De Providentia; De Constantia Sapientis; De Consolatione ad Helviam Matrem; De Clementia (two Books); Epistles 1 to 29 inclusive (i. e. Books i, ii, and iii in Teubner's Edition); or (2) the following selection from the works of Bacon—The Essays; The Two Books of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning.
2. Examination of those who do not seek Honours.
1. General Regulations. The subjects of examination for Candidates who do not seek Honours are arranged in three Groups:—
A. (1) Two Books, either both Greek, or one Greek and one Latin, one of such Books being some portion of a Greek philosophical work, and the other a portion of a Greek or Latin Historian.
(2) The Outlines of Greek and Roman History, and English
(3) The Elements of Sanskrit, including translation into
•the language and a portion of its literature.
(4) The Elements of Persian, including translation into the
language and a portion of its literature.
B. (i) Either English History and a period or subject of
English Literature, or a period of Modern European
(2) A Modern Language, either French or German, in
cluding composition in the language, and a period of its Literature.
(3) The Elements of Political Economy.
(4) A branch of Legal study. (Among the alternatives
under this head must always be included a branch or branches of Indian Law.)
C. (1) The Elements of Geometry, including Geometrical
(2) The Elements of Mechanics, Solid and Fluid, treated
(3) The Elements of Chemistry, with an elementary prac
(4) The Elements of Physics, not necessarily treated
Each Candidate is examined in three of the above subjects, of which not more than two can be taken from any one of the three groups, and of which one must be either A (1) or A (3) or A (4) or B (2), and the examination in the three subjects may be passed in separate Terms.
No Candidate is allowed to offer any of the same books, or, except in cases specially excepted by the Board of Studies, a portion of any of the authors in which he satisfied the Masters of the Schools or the Moderators, or which he offered instead of the Gospels. The only case at present so excepted is that any one who has obtained Honours at the First Public Examination may offer in the Final Pass School a portion of any of the same authors which he offered at that Examination, provided that it be not the same portion (or any part of it) as that previously offered by him, and provided also that it be one of the books or subjects contained in the list issued by the Board of Studies for the Final Pass School.
Any Candidate who either does not appear for examination in the first Term in which he is of sufficient standing to do so, or fails to satisfy the Examiners, as the case may be, is permitted to offer at any future Examination the same books and subjects which he formerly offered or might have offered.
2. Special Regulations Of The Board Of Studies.
The books and subjects which may be offered until further notice are as follows:—
(N.B. Candidates who satisfied the Moderators in or be/ore Trinity Term, 1875, are allowed certain alternatives which are specified in previous editions of this book.)
In Group A.
(1) a. Greek Philosophical Works.
Plato, Republic 1-IV; Aristotle, Ethics, Books I-IV (omitting
Greek—Herodotus, VII, VIII; Thuc. VI, VII. Latin—Livy
(2) Outlines of Greek and Roman History.
Greek, from the Legislation of Solon to the death of Alexander
Roman, from the establishment of the Republic to the death of
(3) Sanskrit. Manu I-VI; and Sakuntala.
(4) Persian. Gulistan, Books VII, VIII; Bustan, Books I, II; and Sikandar-nama, Cantos XIII-XXIV.
In Group B.
(1) Either English History to 1815, together with one of the following subjects of Literature— (a) Piers Ploughman, The Prologue, Passus I-VII; Chaucer, The
Prologue, The Knightes Tale, The Nonne Prestes Tale. (6) Shakespeare, Richard II; Hamlet; The Tempest; King Lear.
Or one of the following periods of Modern European History—
(a) 1048-1254, to be read in Milman's History of Latin Christianity.
(6) 1517-1648, to be read in Dyer's Modern Europe.
(The periods of Indian History have not yet been specified.) Together with any period of either European or Indian History, Political and Descriptive Geography must be offered.
(2) (a) French Language and Composition.
1. The following books are to be specially prepared : (a) Moliere, Le Tartuffe; (0) either Corneille, Les Horaces, or Racine, Athalie; (7) Voltaire, Siecle de Louis XIV, chapters I-XXIV.
2. A general acquaintance with the History and Literature of the Age of Louis XIV will be required.
(6) German Language and Composition.
1. The following books are to be specially prepared: (a) Schiller, The Maid of Orleans; ($) either Goethe, Hermann and Dorothea, or Lessing, Nathan der Weise; (7) Goethe, Wahrheit und Dichtung, Books I-IV.
2. A general acquaintance with the History of the Classical
Unseen passages for translation will also be set in French and
(3) The Elements of Political Economy, to be read in Fawcett's
Political Economy and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, viz. Book I, ch. 8-11 (Part I); Book II, ch. 1, 3-5; Book IV, ch. I, 2, 7; Book V, ch. 2 (om. Art. 4).
(4) Either The Principles of the English Law of Contracts, to be studied either in 'The Principles of the English Law of Contract' by Sir W. R. Anson (Clarendon Press Series), or in Pollock's 'Principles of Contracts in Law and Equity,' or in other works of similar character;
Or The Institutes of Justinian, omitting from Book II, Title 11, to Book III, Title 12;
Or The Hindu Law of the Family, Family Property, and Inheritance, which may be studied in the 'Treatise on Hindu Law and Usage,' by J. D. Mayne.
In Group C.
(1) The Elements of Plane Geometry, including the doctrine of similar triangles. This includes the portion of Geometry treated of in Euclid Books I-IV, with the definitions of Book V, and Book VI, Propositions 1-19. These subjects may be read in any other treatise.
The Elements of Trigonometry, including the trigonometrical ratios of the sum of two angles, the solution of plane triangles, the use of logarithms, and the mensuration of plane rectilinear figures.