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At the close of the Examination the names of those who have passed will in future be printed in the University Gazette.
2. FIRST PUBLIC EXAMINATION. The questions set by the Moderators in the several parts of this Ex
amination will in future be published at the Clarendon Press. This Examination varies according as the Candidates (1) do not seek Honours, (2) seek Honours in Classics, (3) seek Honours in Mathematics. Every Candidate must satisfy the Examiners in one or the other of the two first divisions, the third is wholly voluntary. It will be convenient to treat of each division separately.
1. Examination of those who do not seek Honours.
1. TIME.—The Examination is held twice a year: (1) in Easter or Trinity Term, commencing on the Friday in the third week before Commemoration; (2) in Michaelmas Term, commencing on November 23.
2. CANDIDATES.-- Three preliminary conditions must have been fulfilled by those who offer themselves. (1) They must have entered upon their fourth Term of Aca
demical standing from their Matriculation; or at least their third Term, if their fourth Term be Trinity Term. si. e. If a Student has been matriculated in the Michaelmas Term of one year, he can become a Candidate for this Examination in the Easter Term of the following
year.] (2) They must have passed Responsions, or the Previous Exami
nation at Cambridge. (3) They must, either in person or through their Tutor, have
given in their names to the Junior Proctor, at least six clear days before the Examination commences, at a place and hour of which notice is previously given by him. But candidates who have omitted to enter their names during the hours fixed on the appointed days may do so up to Twelve o'clock at noon on the day before that on which the Examination begins, or if the
day before be a Sunday, then up to Twelve o'clock at
(a) To exhibit their Matriculation paper.
which they offer to be examined.
[See below, § 3. Subjects.] 2. Whether they offer Logic, or Mathe
matics. 3. In what Greek and Latin books they
satisfied the Masters of the Schools. (e) Every Candidate who desires to be excused from
examination in the Gospels must deliver, or transmit through his Tutor, to the Proctor a statement signed, if he be of full age, by himself, or, if he be not of fúll age, by his parent or guardian, that he or his parent or guardian for him, as the case may be, objects on religious grounds to such an examination. The book which such Candidate offers in place of the Gospels (see p. 115) must be specified on the list of subjects given in by him to the
Proctor. (f) Every Candidate whose name has previously
been placed in the Class-list by the Classical Moderators, but who failed to satisfy them in either the Gospels or the book offered instead thereof, and who offers himself for subsequent examination in a book offered instead of the Gospels, is required to specify the books and
subjects which he offered for Classical Honours. The names which are thus given in are printed in a list which
is affixed to certain public places within the University, and also published in the University Gazette.
3. SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION.—These are five in number; between them no compensation is admitted : a Candidate is required to satisfy the Examiners in each of them separately. (1) The Four Gospels in Greek.
[Candidates are expected to be able to translate the Greek text,
and to answer questions on the subject-matter. The best elementary book for obtaining the information which is
required is Maclear's Class-book of New Testament History.] Candidates who are not members of the Church of England,
and who have produced the Certificate mentioned above, may offer in place of the Gospels any one of the Greek books in the list of Subjects which is given below, provided that it is not the same as the book in which he satisfied the
Masters of the Schools. (2) Logic, or Mathematics.
(a) For Candidates who offer Logic the subjects of examination
are the Elements of Logic Deductive and Inductive.
Deductive Logic and the first five chapters of Fowler's
Elementary Lessons in Logic.
self for examination in Easter Term, 1873, is not required
to offer Inductive Logic.) (6) For Candidates who offer Mathematics the subjects of
examination are (i) In Algebra, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division, of Algebraical Quantities (involving Fractional as well as Integral Indices), Greatest Common Measure and Least Common Multiple, Fractions, Extraction of Square Root, Simple Equations containing one or two unknown quantities, Quadratic Equations containing one unknown quantity, Questions producing such Equations, and the simplest properties of Ratio and Proportion. (ii) In Geometry, the Geometry of the Circle, viz.
Euclid, Book III, and the first nine Propositions of Book IV. (But a Candidate who was of sufficient standing to offer him
self for examination in Easter Term, 1873, may substitute Euclid, Books I, II, III, for the portions of Euclid here
specified.) (3) Translation of English into Latin. A Candidate is expected to be able to translate into Latin, without grammatical mistake, a passage of an English author slightly more idiomatic than is required at
Responsions. (4) Three Books, of which one at least must be Greek, and
one either a historical or a philosophical work, from the
Memorabilia, I, II. Plato: Euthyphro, Apologia, Crito.
Juvenal (except Sat. II, VI, IX).
portion of any of the same authors, in which he satisfied the
and vice versa.
of the text and of the contents of the books which they offer,
Term, 1872, are permitted to offer the same books which
Term, 1869, may select their books from lists which will be found in the Oxford University Calendar of the date at which
they were first of sufficient standing to become Candidates.) (5) Translation of short passages of Greek and Latin books
which have not been specially offered. 4. ORDER OF THE EXAMINATION.—The Examination is conducted chiefly in writing, partly also viva voce. On the first day of the Examination the Candidates assemble at a place within the precincts of the Schools, of which notice is previously given, and are supplied with printed questions on each of the five subjects successively, though not always in the same order. On succeeding days the Candidates are examined viva voce. Not more than sixteen Candidates are thus examined every day: those who are also Candidates for Mathematical Honours (see p. 12I) are examined first. A list of the order in which Candidates are required to appear is prepared by the Clerk of the Schools and exhibited in the porch of the Metaphysic School; and Candidates should be careful to consult it from day to day. If any Candidate fails to appear at the required time, he is liable to have his name struck off the list, unless he satisfies the Vice-Chancellor that he has a valid reason for absence, in which case another place in the order of the Examination is assigned to him by the Moderators.
At the close of each day's viva voce examination, those Candidates who have satisfied the Moderators in each of these five subjects receives, on application to the Clerk of the Schools, a written Testamur to that effect. Any Candidate who fails to satisfy the Examiners may offer hinsself again at any subsequent Examination, provided that on each occasion of his so offering himself he gives in his name to the Junior Proctor, and otherwise complies with the conditions mentioned above (p. 113). As in the case of Responsions, though the University imposes no limit to the number of times of candidature, the Colleges (and sometimes also the Halls) usually lay down a rule in this respect: i.e. if a Candidate fails twice, or fails to pass before his eighth term, he is usually compelled to leave the College. This rule is, however, sometimes relaxed in exceptional cases.
The names of all who have passed at each Examination are published in the University Gazette.