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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS,
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.
PRINTED BY GEORGE E. EYRE AND WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE,
FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.
[C.-1073.] Price 48.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY,
WE, Your Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners humbly offer to Your Majesty this our Eighteenth Report.
In our last Report, presented to Your Majesty on the 8th of August 1872, we endeavoured to give a complete account of all the examinations which were at that time conducted under our directions, and more especially of those which had been recently instituted with the view of carrying into effect the provisions of the 5th Clause of Your Majesty's Order in Council of June 4th 1870, whereby all clerkships and similar situations in Your Majesty's civil establishments, with a few exceptions, were thrown open to public competition. As no change of importance has been made since that date, it would appear unnecessary to repeat the description then given of our proceedings, and we have only now to add such statistical details as are needed to complete the history of them up to the 31st of December 1873.
Taking first the situations which are subject to the 3rd and 4th Clauses of the Order, but not to the 5th, we find that the number of nominations with which we had to deal between July 1st 1872 and December 31st 1873 was 5331, out of which 59 were cancelled, 335 were declined, and 440 had not been disposed of at the last-mentioned date. The remainder, 4,497, may be divided as follows:
Nominees unsuccessful in limited competitions
Under the same head must be mentioned those examinations in which, though the method of open competition has been pursued, it has been adopted not under the 5th clause of Your Majesty's Order but independently of it, at the request of the head of the department concerned. The most important of these
In this and similar statements a candidate who appeared twice (or more) is counted as two (or more) candidates. a 2
in point of numbers, are the competitions by which, out of an aggregate of 4,337 candidates, 1,636 persons have been selected, during the period under review, for employment in the Department of the Postmaster General; 81 as boy clerks, 1,479 as boy sorters and telegraph messengers, and 76 as letter carriers, labourers, &c. Two open competitions were also held, at the request of the Secretary of State for Foreign affairs, for student interpreterships in the consular service, at which eight candidates were selected for appointment, the total number of applicants having been 88.
Passing to the 5th clause, we have to report the following particulars respecting open competitive examinations that have been held during these 18 months.
On the foregoing table we have only to remark, that the regulations which governed the several competitions therein mentioned are set forth in full in the Appendix to this Report, in which will also be found a list of the various situations filled up under Scheme 1. and Scheme II. respectively. To complete, as far as possible, the information thus given, we have appended
*In these cases, the number stated is the number of candidates who were admitted to compete after having passed a preliminary test examination, the total number of applicants being considerably larger.