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(excluding Sunday) immediately preceding the week named shall be utilized.

146. The program of examinations, prepared by the standing committee charged with that duty and approved by the superintendent, shall be published at least two weeks in advance of the date of the beginning of the examinations.

147. Monthly examinations shall be held in all subjects, except in those specifically exempted by the academic board. They shall take place as near as practicable to the end of the academic month, in accordance with the monthly schedule prepared by the standing committee designated for that purpose, and approved by the superintendent. They shall in every case cover the subject matter gone over since the preceding examination.

148. There shall be no examinations for the academic months of January and May.

149. Dress parade shall take place daily during the annual examination, weather permitting.

150. No semiannual or annual examination shall continue for more than five hours at a time, and no monthly examination for more than two and a half hours.

151. Monthly examinations in all subjects, except French and Spanish, shall be written; in French and Spanish they may be either written or oral, or both. Semiannual and annual examinations may be either written or oral, or both. All oral examinations shall, when practicable, be conducted in the presence of the head of department.

152. At the semiannual and annual examinations each paper shall be marked by two instructors. This rule shall govern also in the case of final examinations; and in that of entrance examinations, when the mark on first reading involves the possibility of rejection. All cases of serious discrepancy in the two markings shall be investigated and adjusted by the head of department.

153. At all examinations of not more than two and a half hours midshipmen shall not be permitted to leave the room. Examinations of longer duration shall be divided into two periods, with a separate paper for each period. In such cases midshipmen shall be allowed to leave the room only during the interval between periods.

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154. Midshipmen shall be seated at examinations in order of sections. The head of department shall designate the seats to be occupied by the members of each section.

155. Pledges shall not be required from midshipmen regarding their conduct when at examination.

156. Midshipmen shall not be permitted to have examination paper in their possession outside of the examination room.

157. All examination paper shall be issued through the departments in pads with numbered pages, which will be charged by the storekeeper to the midshipmen receiving them.

158. At the close of every examination the pads shall be left on the desks in the examination room to be collected, and at the next examination shall be distributed with the questions. When collecting the pads, the first page of every one shall be marked with the stamp of the department holding the examination or with the initials of an instructor.

159. At every examination, unless otherwise specially directed, the following instructions shall be strictly observed by each midshipman present:

1. He shall write his name on the first line of each page, near the left margin, before beginning work on that page, surname to the left.

2. He shall number the pages of his work on the first line of each page, near the right margin, in sequence from 1, and shall use both sides of the sheet, reversing the positions of its ends in turning to write on the even-numbered page.

3. On the second line of the initial page he shall write the date on which the examination is held, and that alone.

4. At the beginning of the work on each question the number corresponding to the question shall be distinctly written, midway between the right and left marginal lines, on a line of the paper otherwise left blank, the number of the first question to be written on the third line of the initial page.

5. When the work on a question is finished, two lines, and no more, on the paper shall be skipped before writing the number of the next question.

6. The number corresponding to every question shall be written in its sequence, even though no attempt be made to treat the subject. If taken up later, the midshipman shall write opposite the number of the slighted question, or where he dis

continues work on it, the words " See page," followed by the number of the page where the work on that question is begun or resumed.

7. In examinations on mathematical subjects all necessary work must be put on the paper submitted; the side calculations shall be put near the problems to which they pertain, and hard pencils shall not be used.

In other examinations all pages devoted to rough work shall be distinctly marked Rough work."

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8. Outside of the marginal lines-at the sides, head, and foot of each page-the paper shall not be written on.

9. At the conclusion of every examination each midshipman shall arrange the pages of his work, including rough work and spoiled sheets, in regular order, according to the printed numbers, and shall leave them on his desk with the pad. The last page shall be concluded as follows, the midshipmen to supply the proper substitutes for the dashes:

The HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF

Midshipman,

Class.

10. At the end of an examination the midshipman shall not write his name on the unused portion of his pad.

160. Midshipmen who have finished their work shall be permitted to leave the examination room before the expiration of the period assigned.

161. During the examinations of a class all members of the class on duty as officer of the day, or other special detail, shall be relieved, and shall attend the examination.

162. Midshipmen who are absent from any written exercise shall, as soon as practicable, make it up; except in cases where the absence in question extends continuously from the date of such written exercise beyond the end of the academic month in which it was assigned.

163. In cases of absence from a monthly examination midshipmen shall hold themselves in readiness for examination immediately after the expiration of their excuse and without special notification; unless such absence is due to sick leave or detention in the sick quarters or hospital for a continuous

period exceeding one week. In the latter event they shall report to the head of the department in which the delayed examination is due, who will inform them of the date on which it shall be held, which date shall be not less than two days subsequent to their return to duty, nor (unless the date of their return to duty renders it obligatory) beyond the end of the academic month succeeding that affected by the examination in question.

164. Midshipmen who, after absence on sick leave or on the sick list for a continuous period exceeding one week, return to duty within four days before the scheduled date of a regular monthly examination shall report for special instructions to the head of the department concerned, who is authorized to delay the examination in their case for a period of not less than two days beyond the scheduled date, but not beyond the end of the academic month succeeding that affected by the examination in question.1

165. In cases of absence from a semiannual or annual examination midshipmen shall be examined at such times as the academic board may determine; subject to the provisions of articles 194 and 196.

166. No midshipman shall pass from a lower to a higher class, perform the two years' service afloat, or be appointed in the lower grades of any branch of the service until he shall have been examined by a board of not less than three medical officers of the Navy and pronounced physically qualified to perform all his duties. A permanent medical examining board shall conduct the annual physical examinations of midshipmen at the Naval Academy; and also, when practicable, the examination of such cases, involving midshipmen, as in the general service are habitually referred to a board of medical survey. The permanent medical examining board shall recommend sick leave of absence in the case of midshipmen only when, in its judgment, a reasonable prospect exists that complete and permanent cure will result. In the event that a midshipman, subsequent to sick leave of absence on account of any ailment, shall again require special action or be adversely reported upon at an annual physical examination, in connection with the same or a

1 The procedure in cases of absence prolonged throughout an academic month is specified in the section on "Marks."

kindred ailment, that fact shall be accepted by the permanent medical examining board as demonstrating his physical unfitness for the service.

XX. EXAMINATION FOR FINAL GRADUATION.

167. The coefficients and maxima for the final graduating examination shall be as follows:

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Seamanship.—Subjects taken from the text books which were in use while the midshipmen were under instruction at the academy and practical questions based upon those subjects. The questions relating to signals and to tactical maneuvers will be based upon the systems and methods adopted by the Navy Department in 1907 and since that date, provided that the new systems and methods shall have been in general use sufficiently long that the midshipmen may reasonably be expected to have acquired a knowledge of them.

International and military law.-Subjects will be taken from the text books on international law which were in use while the midshipmen were under instruction at the academy and practical questions based upon those subjects, and from the textbooks on military law and the United States Navy Regulations relating to same, with such modifications as the Navy Department may promulgate, provided the modifications may have been in force sufficiently long that the midshipmen may reasonably be expected to have acquired a knowledge of them.

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