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Form and Conduct of Examinations, 2003-04: Notice

Notices by Faculty Boards, or other bodies concerned, of changes to the form and conduct of certain examinations to be held in 2003-04, by comparison with those examinations in 2003, are published below. Complete details of the form and conduct of all examinations are available from the Faculties or Departments concerned.

Oriental Studies Tripos, Part II, 2004

Further to the notice of 26 November 2003 (Reporter, p. 247), the Faculty of Oriental Studies gives notice that, with effect from the examination to be held in 2004, the form of the examinations for the Oriental Studies Tripos Part II will be changed as follows:


J. 14 (Classical Japanese studies)

Paper J. 14 will consist in 2004 of two sections of which students must answer one.

Section A (general format unchanged from 2003) will contain eight passages from which candidates will be required to choose three. They will be required to identify each passage and then write a commentary putting the passage into its historical, political, and social context.

Section B (new) will contain a choice of passages of text for translation and comment, and a choice of essay questions; students will be required to answer one of the essay questions and to attempt two of the text questions.


Is. 18 (Persian literature 2) and Is. 19 (Persian literature 3)

These papers will consist of two sections.

Section A will contain three seen passages from Persian poetic/prose literature, of which two must be translated into English and commented on as required. Each translation will carry 20 marks and each passage of commentary will carry 15 marks.

Section B will contain a choice of essay titles of which one must be attempted; this will carry 30 marks.

The Faculty Board are satisfied that no student will be disadvantaged by these amendments.

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Cambridge University Reporter 24 March 2004
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