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6. At the Examination for the Degree of B. A. every candidate shall be examined in the following subjects :

English ; and one of the following languages


Any other classical language may be added to this list by the

Passages in each of the languages in which a candidate is examined, shall be given for translation into the other language.

II. HISTORY. India during the Hindu, Mahomedan, and British periods, down to 1835. Greece, to the death of Alexander. Rome, to the death of Augustus. The Jews, to the destruction of Jerusalem.

The following amended Course of History will take effect at the Examination of 1874.

History of England, (Student's Hume).

India during the Hindu, Mahomedan and British periods, down to 1835.

The H torical text-books will be fixed from time to time by the Syndicate. (See Appendix B.)


Mechanics. The General Laws of Motion; the motion of a falling body in free space and along an inclined plane.

Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics. Elementary propositions respecting the nature, transmission and intensity of fluid pressure; the condition of equilibrium of floating bodies; nature and simple properties of elastic fluids, and the pressure produced by them; Specific gravity and the modes of determining it: the Barometer; Air-pump; Common pump; Forcing pump; Siphon ; Diving-bell; Thermometer.

Astronomy. Descriptive (as distinguished from Practical and Physical) Astronomy; the Solar System; Phenomena of Eclipses. IV. MENTAL AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE ELEMENTS OF Logic.

The following amended Course of Philosophy will take effect at the Examination of 1872.


Hamilton's Metaphysics.
Fleming's Moral Philosophy.

The text-books will be named from time to time by the Syndicate. (See Appendix B.) V. ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, TO BE SELECTED

CANDIDATE. (a.) Mathematics-pure and mixed.

Geometry. Conic Sections, treated geometrically.

Optics. Laws of Reflection and Refraction ; reflection at plane mirrors ; reflection at spherical mirrors; and refraction through lenses, the incident pencils being direct ; separation of Solar light into rays of different colours; description of Solar spectrum; rainbow ; description of the eye; the Astronomical Telescope; Galileo's Telescope ; the Sextant. (b.) Elements of Inorganic Chemistry and of Electricity.

Thermotics, Chemistry, Electricity. Molecular constitution of matter ; Boscovich's Theory ; cohesion ; porosity ; specific gravity ; elasticity; adhesion; crystallization. Thermotics ;-sensible heat; expansion ; the Thermometer and Pyrometer; radiation; conduction ; convection ; specific heat; physical states of matter and latent heat; theory of formation of dew and clouds; mechanical equivalent of heat; dynamic theory of heat. Chemistry :laws of combining proportion ; laws of Atomic Volumes; Atomic theory; chemical symbols and equivalents; Inorganic chemistry of the chief elements. Electricity :-polarity; induction ; the Leyden Jar and Electrometer; conduction; the Lightning rod; the voltaic pile and battery ; Magnetism and Electro-Magnetism; the Thermo. electric pile ; relations of chemistry, heat, and electricity.

(c.) Elements of Zoology and Comparative Physiology.
The text-book to be fixed by the Syndicate.
(1.) Geology and Physical Geography.

Geology. Inorganic.-Form and density of the earth and average density of superficial crust; observed ratio of increase of temperature with depth ; physical state of interior as indicated by astronomical observ. ation; how modified by temperature and pressure ; principal chemical elements and compounds in earth's crust; chemical operations of interior ; chemical phenomena of volcanoes, hot springs and crystalline rocks ; dynamical operations of interior; phenomena of earthquakes,

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volcanoes, upheaval, depression, dislocation, and contortion of crnst; chemical and mechanical processes at surface; constitution of atmosphere ; its changes and their influence on the solid crust; phenomena of atmospheric disintegration and degradation of rocks; transport by water, ice, &c. ; river, glacier and iceberg phenomena ; formation of sedimentary rocks and their chief varieties, consolidation and metamorphism.

Organic.—Chemical constitution and structure of animals and plants; vital functions, and sources of vital action; geographical and bathymetric distribution; conditions of life and interdependence of organized beings; chemico-geological processes of preservation and formation of rock masses; coral reefs, limestone, coral, peat, &c.; metamorphism of organic rocks; comparative value of geological evidence of fossil remains; succession of life in past epochs; antiqnity of existing animals and plants.

7. On the morning of the fourth Monday after the Examination, the Syndicate shall publish a list of the candidates who have passed, arranged in three Divisions, the first in order of merit, and the second and third in alphabetical order.


1. Examinations for Honors in Arts shall be held annually in Calcutta, commencing in the first week in February

2. Any candidate who passes the B. A. Examination within four academical years from the date of his passing the Entrance Examination, may at the Honor Examination next ensuing, or at that of the following year, be examined for Honors in one or more of the following branches :

(1.) Languages. (2.) History.

(3.) Mental and Moral Philosophy. (4.) Mathematics-pure and mixed. (5.) Natural and Physical Science.

3. A fee of Rs. 50 shall be payable by each candidate. No candidate shall be admitted, unless he shall have paid this fee to the Registrar. A candidate who fails to pass or present himself for Examination shall not be entitled to claim a refund of the fee.

4. Every candidate for Honors shall intimate to the Registrar the subject or subjects in which he desires to be examined. Such intimation must reach the office of the Registrar on or before the 31st day of December.

5. Honors in Languages shall be awarded in Latin, in Greek, in Sanscrit, in Arabic, in Hebrew, and also in English for candidates whose vernacular language is not English

The subjects in languages shall be selected by the Syndicate two years before the Examination.

The Examination shall include translation into English from the language professed by the candidate, and into that language from English.

It shall also include written answers by the candidate in English to questions relating to the books selected for the Examination.

It shall also include questions on Comparative Grammar, with special reference to the language professed by the candidate.

Every candidate shall be required to write an Essay in English on a subject connected with the History or Literature of the language professed by him.

6. Candidates for Honors in History shall be examined in the following subjects :

0. History of a stated period (in modern times,) including political and personal events, manners, and literature.

b. Constitutional History of England (as in Hallam).

c. History of Modern Civilization (as in Guizot).
d. Political Economy.
e. Taylor's Historical Evidence.

The Examination in History shall include such questions on Geography and Ethnography as the subjects suggest. The candidates shall be required to write an Essay in English on an historical subject.

7. Candidates for Honors in Mathematics shall be examined in the following subjects :

Algebra, including the Theory of Equations.
Analytical Geometry (Plane and Solid).
Differential and Integral Calculus.
Spherical Trigonometry.
Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics.
(See Appendix B.)

8. Candidates for Honors in Natural and Physical Science shall be examined in the following subjects :

Whewell's History of the Inductive Sciences.

Mill's Logic, Books III. and IV. And in one of the following Sciences. A general acquaintance with the subjects enumerated in brackets, treated as subordinate to the chief subject, and as far as they are necessary to the comprehension of the latter, is also expected. a. Zoology,

[Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Organic Chemistry,

Palæontology, and Physical Geography.] b. Botany,

[Botanic Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Palæobotany, and

Physical Geography.]

[Physical Geography, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Palæontology.] d. Mineralogy,

[Chemistry, Optics, Crystallography, Petrology, Mineral

Physics, viz. Heat, Electricity, Magnetism.

Chemistry. ]

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