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Instructions No. 5 
3,000—Feb., 1928. 

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Ontario , Department of Education 



To Public School Inspectors, Principals of Collegiate Institutes, High and 
Continuation Schools and Presiding Officers. 

For Section 28, page 7, of Instructions to Presiding Officers and 
Candidates, (Instructions Number 5), the following should be substituted: 

“The Presiding Officer shall report to the Department at the close of 
the examination in the “remarks” column of the Diagram Blank (Exam. 
Form 21) any particulars in which the instructions, etc., were not obseiwed 
and shall mention any facts regarding the examination that he deems ex¬ 
pedient to have brought to the attention of the Department. The Presid¬ 
ing Officer and his assistants shall sign a declaration that in all other 
respects the instructions and regulations were fully complied with.” 

Toronto, April 1928. 

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Annual Departmental 



Instructions to Presiding Officers 


and Candidates 

try of KducaTion, 



Printed and Published by the Printer, to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty 


Annual Examinations 


Prior to the examinations Presiding Officers will make themselves thoroughly 
familiar with all the instructions contained herein. 

Appointmeint op Presiding Oeeicers 

1. At each centre there shall be a Chief Presiding Officer and such 
assistant Presiding Officers as may be required under Instruction 14, below. 

2. The Presiding Officers shall be nominated by the Public School 
Inspectors, subject to the approval of the Minister. Such approval may be 
assumed unless the Inspector is notified to the contrary. 

3. Except with the approval of the Minister, every Presiding Officer 
shall be an experienced teacher now engaged in teaching or inspecting 
schools, preference being given in order to the holders of Permanent High 
School, Permanent First Class certificates, or of Permanent Second Class 
certificates with at least three years’ experience. 

Shipment and Care oe Question Papers 

4. The bag containing the question papers will be shipped by express, 
charges collect, in ample time for the examinations. Concurrently, a card 
of advice will be mailed to the Presiding Officer concerned. 

5. On the receipt of the bag from the Department or the Inspectoi’, the 
Presiding Officer shall become responsible for the safe-keeping of it and its con'- 
tents until the examilnation is concluded. He shall see that the seal is 
intact. The bag can be opened by cutting the cord, and when opened, the 
names of the subjects and the number of envelopes containing question 
papers shall be verified with the time-table and with the lists of candidates. 
Should any question envelopes be missing, he shall telegraph the Department at 

6. The question papers shall be kept in a safe or in a room with the 
windows securely fastened and the doors locked by cylinder locks. If the 
Presiding Officer is not satisfied as to the security of the papers by the fore¬ 
going means he shall obtain a padlock and chain which he shall fasten 
around the neck of the bag in such a way as to make it impossible for any 
one to gain access to its contents except by ripping open the bag. In any 
case the bag containing the question envelopes shall be locked in a room or 
cupboard or secured by means of the padlock and chain to some immovable 
or ponderous object. The Presiding Officer shall keep in his possession all 
the keys that are supplied with the locks for the room or the padlock. The Pre¬ 
siding Officer shall spare no effort to ensure the safekeeping of the papers- In 
case of mishap he will be held personally responsible to the Minister. 


Preliminary Arrangements 

7. Prior to the first day of the examinations, the Chief Presiding Of¬ 
ficer shall meet the Assistant Presiding Officers and carefully go over the 
examination instructions, making sure that each instruction is thoroughly 
understood and that the Assistant Presiding Officers are fully conversant 
with their duties. 

8. The Presiding Officer shall satisfy himself that all necessary ar¬ 
rangements are made by the School Board in due time for the examinations. 
He should personally consult the Principal of the school at which he is to 
preside in order to obtain his advice and co-operation with a view to making 
the best possible arrangements and to securing the necessary supplies. If 
the trustees have not placed a clock in each room used for examination 
purposes, the Presiding Officer shall have power to hire the use of one for 
each room during the time required for the examinations and to charge the 
cost thereof as part of the expenses of the examinations. 

9. All diagrams or maps having reference to the subject of exami¬ 
nation shall be removed from the room, and books, papers, etc., from the 
desks; all arrangements shall be completed, and the necessary stationery 
distributed at least fifteen minutes before the time appointed for the commence¬ 
ment of the first subject of the examination, and at leasSt five minutes before each 
other subject is begun. 

10. In each examination room, candidates, whether writing on the 
same subjects, or on different subjects, shall be seated at least five feet 

Special Instructions 

11. If there is sufficient accommodation and if sufficient question 
papers have been received, the Presiding Officer shall admit Middle and 
Upper School candidates whose applications were not received by the 
Inspector by the prescribed date. He shall enter the names of such candi¬ 
dates in the Form (170) in which he records the amount of the fees 
received, giving such additional information as may be required. This 
Form and the prescribed fee with one dollar additional and the candidate’s 
a'pplication, shall be forwarded to the Inspector. This additional fee shall 
not be charged a Lower School candidate, nor shall it be charged a Middle 
or Upper school candidate who desires to take a paper in addition to the 
papers for which he made application by the prescribed date. 

12. The Presiding Officer shall not permit a candidate to write the 
examination in a paper on any half day, or at any time, other than that 
specified in the time table. 

13. The Presiding Officer shall exercise necessary vigilance at all times 
while the candidates are writing. He shall not remain seated, but shall 
move about so that he may observe the candidates from different parts of 
the room. The Presiding Officer shall not give his attention to any matter 
(such as the reading of books or papers) other than that which pertains 

to his duties as Presiding Officer. He shall take every possible precaution 
to make it impossible for the instructions to candidates to be violated with- 
out his knowledge. 

14. The Presiding Oflicer shall not preside over his own pupils, over 
pupils prepared in his own school, or over candidates for other than Ontario 
Departmental examinations. He shall not have under him at one time 
more than twenty-five candidates. 

15. No person except the Presiding Officers shall be present with the candi¬ 
dates in any room at the examination; and at least one Presiding Officer shall be 
present during the whole time of the examination in each room occupied by the 
candidates. No conversation or noise which might disturb the candidates shall 
be allowed in the vicinity of the examination room. 

16. The Presiding Officer shall explain to the candidates the manner in 
which the name slips are to be attached to the answer envelopes. He shall 
exercise great care in distributing the proper number and kind of envelopes 
and examination books and in accounting for such envelopes and exami¬ 
nation books as have been distributed. At the close of the examination in 
each paper the Presiding Officer shall inspect every desk in order to satisfy 
himself that no candidate has omitted to hand in all his examination books. 

17. Immediately prior to the opening of each question envelope, as 
specified in No. 18, the Presiding Officer shall hand the unopened envelope 
to two witness who shall be Assistant Presiding Officers or senior candi¬ 
dates, and ask them to examine the envelope carefully, seals, flaps and 
edges, in order to fully satisfy themselves that the question envelope has 
not already been opened or tampered with by anyone. For the same pur¬ 
pose immediately after the Presiding Officer opens the question envelope 
and takes out the question papers he shall hand the empty envelope to the 
same two witnesses in order that they may thoroughly examine the inside 
of the envelope. The Presiding Officer shall then ask witnesses to sign the 
declaration on the back of the envelope. If the witnesses observe any par¬ 
ticulars which are not in accordance with the declaration they shall note 
these exceptions below the declaration on the lower flap of the envelope. 

18. Punctually at the time appointed for the commencement of each 
examination the Presiding Officer shall, in the examination room and in the 
presence of the Assistant Presiding Officers or of the candidates open the 
envelope containing the question papers, in the manner directed on the 
envelope, and give the question papers to the assistant officers and to the 
candidates. The papers of only the subject or subjects required shall be 
opened at one time. Until the examination in a subject is over, no question 
papers other than those which the candidates receive shall be taken out of 
the room. 

19. Punctually at the expiration of the time allowed, the Presiding 
Officer shall direct the candidates to stop writing, and cause them to hand 
in their answer papers immediately, duly fastened in the envelopes. 


20. The Presiding Officer shall enter the names of all the Lower School 
candidates on the tally list in alphabetical order. He shall also note their 
ages and the schools at which they have been prepared. In the case of the 
Middle and Upper School examinations he shall enter their names on the 
tally list in the same order as found in the official list (Exam. Form 108); 
names of extra candidates shall be added after the names of those on the 
official list. The Presiding Officer shall keep the tally list on his desk and 
as each answer paper in any subject is handed in (and he shall carefully 
note the superscription on the envelope), he shall check the same by enter¬ 
ing the figure “1” opposite the name of the candidate. 

(1) The Presiding Officer while engaged in receiving and checking the answer 
papers at the close of each examination period shall take every possible precaution to 
prevent collusion between candidates at a time when his attention might be supposed 
to be diverted from the general supervision of the examination room. 

(2) After the papers arei handed to the Presiding Officer he shall not permit the 
answer envelopes to be opened, and he shall be responsible for their safe keeping until 
transmitted to the Department. The answer papers shall be kept securely locked im 
the bag or in a safe or in a room with the windows securely fastened and locked with 
cylinder locks. The Presiding Officer shall keep in his possession all the keys that are 
supplied with the locks. 


21. The necessary stationery includes pens, blotting paper, black ink of 
a uniform color, the authorized examination books and drawing paper about 
12 inches by 9 inches. At the beginning of each examination period each 
candidate shall be given one examination book (or in the case of Art, one 
sheet of drawing paper for each question or drawing prescribed) and one 
answer envelope, and other books or sheets as required during said period. 
Except as authorized herein, no paper shall be distributed to the candidates, 
and no paper, examination book or other book shall be brought into the 
room by any candidate. 

22. (1) In order to facilitate the answering of questions on the Middle 


School Algebra and Arithmetic and the Upper School Geometry and Trigo¬ 
nometry, which may require the drawing of graphs, the candidates at such 
examinations shall be given sheets of squared paper. The Presiding Officer 
shall see that a sufficient supply of the squared paper is provided by the 
School Board concerned. 

(2) For use on papers requiring geographical location, outline maps, 
where required, have been prepared by the Department and will be found in 
the envelope with the question papers. 

(3) The Presiding Officer shall hand out one sheet of squared paper or 
an outline map with each question paper requiring its use. Additional 
sheets may be given, one at a time, to candidates as required. Great care 
shall be taken in accounting for all sheets distributed. 

(4) The Presiding Officer shall require each candidate to attach each 
sheet and outline map, as soon as received, to the top of one of the ruled 
pages of his examination book. A gummed margin has been provided for 
this purpose at the top of the reverse side of the sheet. 


(5) For the Upper School paper in Trigonometry the Presiding Officer 
shall see that each candidate is provided with logarithmic and interest 
tables. These tables may also be used, if required, for the Upper School 
paper in Algebra. 

23. For the examinations in Art, special confidential instructions to 
the Presiding Officer will be sent in the bag with the question papers. The 
envelope containing these instructions shall be opened not later than the 
day prior to the examination concerned. Under no circumstances shall the 
candidates be shown these instructions. 

Answer Envelopes 

24. Presiding Officers shall see that candidates use the correct answer 
envelopes as follows:— 

(1) Lower School candidates use the envelopes designated (in purple 
ink), “Lower School Examination.” 

(2) English-French Model School Entrance candidates use the enve¬ 
lopes designated (in green ink), “Entrance into the English-French Model 

(3) Middle School candidates use the envelopes designated (in red 
ink), “Middle School Examination.” 

(4) Upper School candidates use the envelopes designated (in black 
ink), “Upper School Examination.” 

(5) Candidates for more than one of the above examinations shall 
place their answers for the different examinations in the respective 
envelopes as indicated above. 

Collecting and Forwarding Fees 

25. Candidates are required to pay the prescribed fee on each day of 
their examinations. (See Instruction 5, Section B, below.) With a view to 
facilitating the collection of the fees with a minimum amount of incon¬ 
venience, and to rendering it unnecessary for the Presiding Officer to inter¬ 
fere in any way with the candidates while they are writing, the following 
instructions are given:— 

(1) The fee slips, a supply of which will be found in the bag, shall be 
distributed with other material specified in Instructions 21-23 above, one 
slip being placed in full view on each desk. 

(2) Before distributing the question papers, the Presiding Officer shall 
instruct the candidates to fill in the fee slips. Each candidate shall enter 
his name, the name of his examination and of the subject, and the amount 
of the fee (one dollar) and place the slip and the fee on his desk. The Pre¬ 
siding Officer shall then collect the slip and the fee taking care in the case 
of each candidate to check the one with the other before proceeding to the 
next candidate. He shall follow this procedure before the commencement 
of the examination on each paper. Presiding Officers are advised not to 
accept cheques. 

(3) As soon thereafter as convenient, and before the close of the 
examinations each day, the Presiding Officer shall check the slips and the 
fees with the lists of candidates. 


(4) The Presiding Officer shall then make out from Form 108, a list 
showing the names of the candidates (in alphabetical order, sexes not to be 
separated) and the fees paid. The Form (Examination Form 170) for this 
purpose will be found in the bag. 

Note.—In the case of a Middle or Upper School candidate who did not make appli¬ 
cation to the Inspector by the prescribed date, and whose name, therefore, does not 
appear in Form 108, the Presiding Officer shall collect from him $1.00 in addition to 
the prescribed fee (see Instruction 1, Section B below) and he shall also require him to 
submit an application for the examination. Such application shall be satisfactory, 
especially in respect of the certificate required re Supplementary Reading. The name 
of such candidate shall be entered at the foot of the list (Form 170), with the entry, 
“Late candidate,” opposite. 

26. (1) On the last day of the examinations, the Presiding Officer 
shall forward to the Public School Inspector (a) the list of Lower School 
candidates received from the Principal of each school, (b) Form 170, and 
(c) the total amount of fees received from such candidates. 

(2) A similar procedure shall be followed in the case of the Middle 
and Upper School examinations. With the lists of fees therefor he shall 
forward to the Inspector Form 108 and the applications of late candidates. 
In all cases the fee slips shall be retained by the Presiding Officer as his 
check on the fees received. 

Note 1.—Before forwarding the fees and the lists of candidates to the Public 
School Inspector, the Presiding Officer shall carefully check Form 170 with the fee slips 
handed in by each candidate and with the tally list, and make sure that the fees col¬ 
lected agree with the number of answer papers handed in by the candidates. In the case 
of a candidate who is found to have paid fees in excess of the amount prescribed for 
the number of papers on which he has written, the Presiding Officer shall make the 
necessary refund to such candidate. 

Note 2.—In the case of a candidate who fails to hand in an answer paper to a sub¬ 
ject to which he has been admitted he shall not be entitled to a refund of the fee paid 
therefor. A note of the case shall be made in Form 170. 

27. The Inspector, on the receipt of the lists and the fees, shall check 
the same, divide the total amount received according to instructions (see 
Instruction 39 below), forward to the School Board its share and the 
balance to the Department together with Form 170. He shall retain 
Form 108, the Principals' lists of Lower School candidates and the appli¬ 
cations of late candidates. 

Making RiepoRTs and Returning Answers 
T o THE Department 

28. The Presiding Officer shall report to the Department at the close 
of the witnesses thereon, shall be tied together in a parcel and returned to 
Form 21) any particulars in which the instructions, etc., were not observed, 
and he shall mention any facts regarding the examination that he deems 
expedient to have brought to the attention of the Department. The Pre¬ 
siding Officer and his assistants shall sign a declaration that in all other 
respects the instructions and regulations were fully complied with. 

29. The Presiding Officer, as part of his report to the Department, 
sjhall send a diagram of each room on the Form provided (Exam. Form' 21), 
showing the position occupied by each candidate and Presiding Officer 
during the examination in each subject. 


30. (1) The Presiding Officer shall arrange the answer papers so that 
all the answers of each candidate for examination are sent together in the 
same shipment [except as specified in (2) below] and in the order in which 
their names appear in the list of candidates for the examination. To facil¬ 
itate this, elastic bands have been supplied, one for each candidate’s set of 

(2) Where a candidate takes papers belonging to different exami¬ 
nations, such papers are to be divided according to the examinations taken 
and each parcel sent with those of the other candidates for these exami¬ 

31.—(1) The prompt return of the answers to the Department at the close of the 
respective examinations is essential, and may be greatly facilitated if the answers are 
sorted at the close of each day’s examination. 

(2) The tally-list of each examination shall be returned in its re¬ 
spective bag with the candidates’ answer envelopes. See Instructions 32 
and 33 below. 

(3) The declaration and diagram report (Exam. Form 21), and the 
reports on special cases such as illness of candidates, shall be forwarded to 
the Department by post on the respective days that the answers are for¬ 
warded. For this purpose a special envelope will be found in the bag. 

32. The answers of the candidates taking the Lower School and the 
English-French Model Entrance examinations, together with the corre¬ 
sponding tally-lists, shall be securely tied and returned promptly at the 
close of these examinations, in one of the bags provided. 

33. The answers of candidates taking (1) the Middle School exami¬ 
nation, (2) the Upper School examination, together with the corresponding 
tally-lists, shall be securely tied, in separate parcels, and returned promptly 
at the close of these examinations, or as otherwise directed, in one of the 
bags provided. 

34. (1) Each bag shall be so tied that the words, *‘The property of the 
Department of Education,” will be outwards. The shipping tag shall be 
securely attached to the strap on each bag. 

(2) All the express charges shall be prepaid, and no commercial value 
shall be placed upon the bags and contents. 

35. (1) All surplus question papers shall be given at the close of the 
examinations to the Principal of the school. 

(2) All surplus answer envelopes and name slips shall be returned to 
the Department in one of the bags containing candidates’ answers. 

(3) The packages of empty question envelopes having the declarations 
of the witnesses thereon, shall be tied together in a parcel and returned to 
the Department in the bottom of one of the bags containing the candidates’ 

Exp^ns^s of thf Examination and Scalf of Fkfs 

36. The Treasurer of the School Board of the school where the exami¬ 
nation is held shall pay, on the certificate of the Public School Inspector, the 
incidental expenses of the examination, including the cost of stationery, 
express charges, etc. 


37. Except in a District or a Provisional County, the Treasurer of the 
School Board of a school where the examination is held shall pay, on the 
certificate of the Public School Inspector: 

(1) To the Public School Inspector, for preparing in duplicate the list 
of candidates (Examination Form 108), the sum of $3.00, provided that the 
number of candidates writing does not exceed twenty, and for each addi¬ 
tional ten candidates or fraction of that number, one dollar in addition. It 
is to be understood that the number of applications received, and not the 
examinations on which the candidates write, will determine the amount 
paid for this service. 

(2) To each Presiding Officer, $12.00, and to each Assistant Presiding 
Officer, $9.00 per diem, for presiding at the examinations, and return rail¬ 
way fare or the ordinary cost of conveyance from and to his usual place of 


38. The examination fees are as follows:— 

English-French Model Entrance (maximum $5.00)—^per paper .$1.00 

Lower School (maximum, $5.00)—^per paper . 1.00 

Middle School (maximum, $10.00)—per paper. 1.00 

Upper School (maximum, $15.00)—per paper. 1.00 

Note. —1. If the fees for the examinations which a candidate desires to take 
amount to ntore than $15.00, only $15.00 shall he required. 

39. Attention is directed to the disposition to be made of the fees. 
Sixty per cent, of the total fees collected under Instruction 38 for the above 
examinations for any centre shall be sent to the Department and the balance 
to the School Board or other body that bears the expenses of the examina¬ 

The additional late penalty fees collected under authority of Instruc¬ 
tion 1, Section B, shall be fonvarded to the Department without division. 

Note.—The inspector is requested to forward the fees due the Department 
per bank draft or money order. 


Previous to the examination Principals shall read and carefully explain to their 
candidates the following instructions. 

Under present conditions, it is not practicable for Presiding Officers to read the 
instructions to the candidates. They should, however, inform them that they are ex¬ 
pected to make themselves familiar with the instructions already in their hands on the 
reverse side of the time-table. 

1. Candidates shall forward their applications to the Public School In¬ 
spector so as to reach him not later than May 1st. In no case shall the 
application be sent to the Department. Candidates who desire to 
write at the University shall submit their applications to the 
Registrar of the University. If a candidate, through an oversight, 
should neglect to have his application duly sent to the Inspector, he 
may present himself at the examination, when the Presiding 
Officer is at liberty to admit him, provided that the application is 
satisfactory, and there is the necessary accommodation, and that a suffi¬ 
cient number of question papers has been received. An additional fee of 
$1.00 shall be exacted by the Presiding Officer from a Middle or Upper 
School candidate who presents himself in this way. 


2. A candidate for a University Scholarship shall make special appli¬ 
cation therefor to the University concerned. He shall also make application 
to the Public School Inspector for the Middle or Upper School examination, 
or both, as the case may be. 

3. Each candidate shall satisfy the Presiding Officer as to his personal 
identity, and any person detected in attempting to personate a candidate 
shall be reported to the Department. The Presiding Officer is authorized to 
refuse the application of any candidate who presents himself at any centre 
other than that nearest his usual place of residence, unless the candidate’s 
explanation of his course in so presenting himself is in every way satis¬ 
factory to the Presiding Officer. 

In the case of a candidate who has already submitted his application, if 
he desires to write one or more of his papers at a centre other than that 
nearest his school or his place of residence, he shall make application 
through his principal to the Department for permission to do so. 

4. Candidates shall be in their allotted places before the hour appointed 
for the commencement of each examination. If a candidate be not present 
till after the appointed time, he shall not be allowed any additional time. No 
candidate shall be permitted, on any pretence whatever, to enter the room 
after the expiration of an hour from the commencement of the examination. 
The Presiding Officer is authorized to refuse admission even within the 
hour if the candidate’s explanation is in any sense unsatisfactory, or if he 
has reason to suspect collusion between the newly admitted candidate and 
other candidates. 

5. Candidates shall take with them into the examination room, when 
presenting themselves for examination in each subject, the exact amount 
of the examination fee prescribed (one dollar) and shall place it on their 
desks for collection as instructed by the Presiding Officer. The maximum 
fee for the Lower School examination is $5.00; for the Middle School, 
$10.00; and for the Upper School, $15.00. 

6. A candidate shall not leave the room within one hour after the distribu¬ 
tion of the question papers in any subject; and if he leave after that period, 
he shall not be permitted to return during the examination in such subject. 

7. Every candidate shall conduct himself in strict accordance with the 

(1) He shall not take into the room or have in or on his desk, any book, 
notes, paper or anything from which he may derive assistance. 

(2) He shall not talk to another candidate; he shall not give or re¬ 
ceive assistance of any kind whatever. Should he violate these instructions 
his examination will be cancelled and he may be debarred from presenting 
himself at any Departmental examination for two years. Should the Pre¬ 
siding Officer obtain clear evidence of the violation of these instructions at 
the time of its occurence he shall cause the candidate concerned to leave 
the room at once; he shall strike his name from the list of candidates; and 


he shall not peiinit him to return to the room during the reniaining part of 
the examination. If, however, the evidence be not complete at the time, 
or be obtained after the close of the examination, the Presiding Officer shall 
report the case to the Department. 

8. (1) For the examinations in Mathematics, candidates shall provide 

themselves with a ruler (showing millimetres and sixteenths of an inch), 
a pair of compasses and a protractor. i 

(2) For the examination in Art, candidates shall come supplied with 
pencils, rulers, compasses, erasers, pens, water-colors, brushes, India ink 
and tracing paper. They will also need water-pans and a convenient supply 
of water. 

9. A candidate shall not use any paper or book other than that pro¬ 
vided. He shall write the name of the subject of examination very dis¬ 
tinctly at the top of his book. He shall not, however, write his name or 
any distinguishing mark or symbol on his book nor shall he tear any paper 
from his book or insert therein any matter not pertinent to the examination. 

10. Candidates are also reminded that the Presiding Officer is not al¬ 
lowed to make any explanation or other statement regarding the probable mean¬ 
ing of any question or to give any advice as to what question shiotuld be 
answered by the candidates or how any question should be answered. 

Should an error’ appear to have been made in any question, no attention 
shall be drawn to it during the time of examination by either the Presiding 
Officer or any of the candidates. Candidates may, however, at the end of 
the examination period submit the matter to the Presiding Officer, who, if 
he consider it necessary, will report on the matter to the Department at the 
close of the examination. 

11. Every candidate shall write his answers and full solutions on the 
ruled sides of the leaves of his examination book or books (if more than 
one be needed); he shall use the unruled sides in preparing the answers in 
rough where necessary. He shall fold his examination book (or books) once 
across, place it in the envelope provided by the Presiding Officer, seal the 
envelope, write on the outside of the envelope the subject of examination 
only, and, on the slip provided, his name in full (surname preceding), and 
then securely fasten the slip to the envelope, as instructed by the Presiding 
Officer. Each candidate shall hand in all the answer books he has used. 

12. In case of the illness of any candidate affecting his examination, 
he shall request the Presiding Officer to report full particulars to the De¬ 
partment immediately at the close of the examination. ThiiS' report shall be 
accompanied by a medical certificate, stating precisely the nature of the 
illness and its time and duration. Other occurences interfering with the 
candidate's examination shall be reported at the same time. 

13. The answer papers of all candidates are read carefully by boards 
of Associate Examiners selected from the successful teachers of the Prov- 


ince. All papers on a subject are valued according to a uniform scale of 
marks decided upon by the Examiner-in-Chief in consultation with a com¬ 
mittee of Associate Examiners in charge of that subject. 

Before the results are made up, the answers of candidates who fail by 
not more than a reasonable margin in any paper are immediately re-read. 
Candidates who still fail in this supplementary reading are sent statements 
indicating in what papers their answers have been re-read. 

Besides the precautions outlined above, the addition and transferring 
of marks are carefully checked on all answer papers. 

14. (1) In the case of failure in any paper the candidate may have 
his answer paper re-read on making an appeal and paying the fee of $1.00 
per ,paper up to a maximum of $5.00. The fee will be returned if the 
appeal is sustained. Candidates should consult their teachers as to the 
advisability of entering an appeal especially in the case of a paper that has 
already been re-read. 

(2) Candidates making appeals shall state where they wrote and the 
papers on which they appeal. Principals sending in appeals in behalf of 
candidates shall make each appeal on a separate sheet of paper. 

(3) All appeals shall be addressed to the Deputy Minister of Education. 

(4) All appeals shall be submitted so as to reach the Deputy Minister 
of Education not later than October 10th.