§ MR. HARVEY LEWIS
said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, Whether he will lay upon the table of the House the system of marking proposed to be adopted by the Civil Service Commissioners at the Examination of Candidates for the Civil Service of India at the examination commencing on the 9th instant; and whether it has been proposed by the Commissioners to deduct a certain number of marks; and, if so, what number of marks on each subject before a Candidate can be allowed to count any marks to his credit?
§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
, in reply, said, no new rule would be adopted in the examination for the Civil Service of India, commencing on the 9th instant. 1266 The rules were the same as those adopted on the last occasion, stated in the Eleventh Report of the Civil Service Commissioners, and that was already in the hands of Members. The system of deduction was this—that 125 marks would be deducted from the marks of every candidate—except in mathematics, in which no deduction whatever was made—who did not in any branch of the examination attain the requisite number to allow them to count.