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THE EXAMINATIONS

AT THE

I W illi a m.

INCLUDING

THE ORDERS OF GOVERNMENT ON THE SUBJECT,

AND SPECIMENS OF THE EXERCISES GIVEN

WITH

A FEW PRACTICAL REMARKS.

BY

W. NASSAU LEES, L.L.D.

WILLIAMS AND NORGATE:
14, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON;

AND
20, SOUTH FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH.

1860.

200. l. 93

260.e. 51.

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PRACTICAL REMARKS,

I receive so many and such frequent applications from all parts of India for information regarding the examinations of the College of Fort William, that I can have little doubt, the orders of Government on the subject, and the nature of the examiuations themselves, are not sufficiently well knowu. Military officers are continually writing to ask what kind of exercises is usually given,- some-times even, to ask what kind of exercises will be given, at some ensuing examination ; while applications, innumerable, are made for old exercises, rules for study, books &c. and other belps to passing the Examination which enables officers to obtain or maintain their footing on the staff ladder. Formerly there was a set number of College Exercises which were regularly gone through, and when expended were reproduced de novo. It was not expected that copies of these papers, should get beyond the precints of the College ; but some how or other, indeed as might have been anticipated, the expectation was not realized, and the Moonshi who had the largest number of College exercises, was considered the best “ Coach." This practice, however, has long since been discontinued, and the only thing that has prevented me from complying withi the requests of officers for copies of old exercises, has been a disinclination to grant

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