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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1879-1880-360

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civil service classes 359 The scheme of examination is as follows -Obligatory Hand- writing highest marks attainable 400 Orthography 400 Arithmetic to Vulgar and Decimal Fractions 400 English Composition 400 -Optional Higher Arithmetic including Mensuration Square and- Cube Root &c 400 Geography especially that of the British Isles 400 Students joining this Class at the commencement of the course should have some acquaintance with Vulgar and Decimal Fractions Proportion and Interest students joining at the second admission should have some acquaintance with all the rules of Arithmetic The competition for the Excise being very great Students are recommended to join Class also Book required -Brook Smith's Arithmetic Macmillan 4s 6d Books recommended -Spelling Vocabulary Chambers 6d Ryan's Civil Service Examination Papers Simpkin 2s Abbott's How to Write Clearly Seeley 6d Anderson's Class Book of Geography Nelson Is 9d Philips' First School Atlas Is Hunter's Elements of Mensuration Long- mans Is King's College Tots 6d to be had at the College by Students only Inquiries respecting this class should be addressed to the Secretary King's College or to Mr Wood The Limes North Hill Highgate Competitions for appointments in the Excise which are scattered over the United Kingdom are held twice year in June and December Candidates must be between 19 and 22 on the first day of the month in which the exami- nation is held About 200 appointments have been made annually Second Class Assistants of Excise receive about £95 per year After about two years they become First Class Assistants with fixed salary of £95 After about two years more they become Ride Officers with £115 rising by £5 per year to £130 then Division Officers with £140 rising by £5 per year to £200 There are also higher appoint- nients filled by selection with salaries ranging to £800
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