The Prospective Teachers' Religious Examination will this year be held on Saturday, November 12, This examination is intended to meet the case of candidates who are obliged to attend non-Catholic secondary schools and therefore have to study religion privately. Its certificate is necessary: (1) For those who wish to enter a Catholic Training College and who are not provided with the "School Religious Certificate" of 1934 and onwards.
(2) For those who would usually take the Assistant Teachers' Examination — now ended, but the latter must obtain a 1st Division pass to enable them to teach religion in Catholic schools.
The Prospective Teachers' Examination is a general examination in the Catholic religion as it ought to be known by a candidate of about 17 years old intending to be a teacher. The minimum requirement is a thorough understanding of the whole catechism, and no pass will be possible to candidates who are unsatisfactory in this respect. There is no special syllabus or text book from which questions will necessarily be selected, but Hart's Student's Catholic Doctrine and Shorter Bible History may be usefully recommended.
Those wishing to sit for the P.T. Examination should send in their name and addr---, early in October together with the entrance fee of 2s. 6d. to the Diocesan Inspector of Schools of their owns diocese, who will tell them the time and place for the examination. The Diocesan Inspector's address can be obtained from any parish priest.