RMC Entrance Exam (1877)
Militia General Orders, No. 1, 9 February, 1877
Subjects and Books for Candidate Examinations.
Adverting to No. 2 of General Orders (2) 19th January, 1877, the subjects and books in which candidates are to be examined for admission as cadets to the Military College, Kingston, at the examination to take place in the several Military Districts, Monday, 12th March next, (the written examination to commence on the following day; Tuesday 13th March), will be as follows:
Obligatory Preliminary Examination
|(a)||Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions, simple and compound proportion, simple and compound interest, partnership, profit and loss.||500|
|(b)||Algebra, including simple equations.||500|
|(c)||Geometry, first book of Euclid.||500|
|(2)||(a)||Grammar and writing English correctly and in a good legible hand from dictation.||500|
|(b)||Composition as tested by the power of writing an essay, precis or letter.||500|
|(3)||Geography, general and descriptive.||500|
|(4)||History, British and Canadian, general.||500|
|(5)||French; grammar and translation from the language.||500|
|(6)||German; grammar and translation from the language into either English or French as may be preferred by the candidate.||500|
|(7)||Latin; grammar and simple translation from the language into either English or French as may be preferred by the candidate.||500|
|(8)||Elements of freehand drawing, viz: simple copies from the flat.||300|
French and German to be considered as optional subjects.
No candidate will be considered qualifies for a cadetship or allowed to count marks in the "further examination" unless he obtains a minimum of forty percent of the total number of marks in each of the subjects; 1 (a, b, c, together), 2 (a and b, together), 3, 4, and 8; and a minimum of one third in each of the subjects 5, 6, and 7.
Voluntary Further Examination
|(a)||Algebra, up to and including simple and quadratic equations.||1000|
|(b)||Geometry, up to and including third book of Euclid.||1000|
|(c)||Theory and use of common logarithms, plain trigonometry, mensuration.||1000|
|(2)||English literature, limited to specified authors.||1000|
|(a)||The examination to include the first seven chapters of Spalding's English Literature.|
|(3)||Geography, Physical, particularly of Dominion of Canada and United States.||1000|
|(a)||Examination in Page's Introductory Book, and Colton's Outline of Physical Geography.|
|(4)||History, British and Canadian, limited to certain fixed periods.||1000|
|(a)||Examinations in Collier's History of the British Empire, embracing the Tudor and Stuart periods, and the first ten chapters of Hodgins' History of Canada.|
|(5)||French, translation from English into French.||1200|
|(6)||German, translation from either English or French, as may be preferred by the candidate, into German.||1200|
|(7)||Latin, including the fifth book of Caesar's Commentaries, to end of 23rd chap., and second book of Virgil's Aeneid. Translation into English or French, as may be preferred by the candidate.||1500|
|(8)||Drawing copy from flat, shaded and simple object drawing.||1000|
No optional subject, except mathematics and drawing, shall gain a cadet any marks, unless he obtain a minimum of one third of the marks assigned to that subject.
The marks gained in the obligatory subjects will be added to those gained in optional subjects to make a second total.
The answers in writing may be prepared in either English or French, as may be preferred by the candidate, except in the cases specifically mentioned.