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I have found various pages with questions from the last imperial exam in 1904. This one seems most practical.

Given the immense importance of the event, I hope that more records of (prior) exams should survive. How to find them? I am also interested in any surviving answers.

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    Seeing the title of this question, my first thought was "someone from the qing dynasty somehow got on the internet, and they're asking for help to cheat on their homework" – Stumpy Joe Pete Jun 20 '19 at 18:57
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about the imperial examinaion (科舉制度), i recommend the book 釧影樓回憶錄 by 包天笑 (page 81-103). it talked about his experience (~1890) to attend the 縣試, 府試 and 院試 (the first three entry level exams) with details; very interesting :)

the first "entry" in another book 世載堂雜憶 by 劉禺生, is "清代之科舉", also a good read

about questions in the exam 縣考:

大題者,於"四書"文中,兩章三章,或一節一句為題目,不得割裂

小題者,於"四書"文中,任擇一句為題

第一場試《論語》、《學》《庸》時文一篇,《孟子》文一篇,試帖詩一首

第二場試時文一篇,五經文一篇,試帖詩一首

第三場考八股文一篇,史論一篇,試帖一首

第四場試雜作,律賦一篇,古近體詩數首,有加時文一篇者

終場亦作時文起講,或作兩大比時文不等

about questions in 院考:

試題為《論語》、《學》、《庸》題目八股文一,《孟子》題目八股文一,五言六韻試帖詩一首。

翌日覆試,或作起講,或作八股文兩大比,限香一寸,並默寫正場起講

i'm sorry to provided these in chinese only, hope you can comprehend and get the info.

have fun :)

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