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DSSSB Librarian Exam Syllabus 2020

DSSSB Librarian Exam Syllabus 2020                   


Section–A 

(100  MCQs  Question 100 Marks)         


1. General Awareness 

(20 MCQs  Question of 20 Marks)


  • History,
  • Polity,
  • Constitution,
  • Sports,
  • Art & Culture,
  • Geography,
  • Economics,
  • Everyday Science,
  • Scientific Research,
  • National/International Organizations /Institutions etc.


2. General Intelligence & Reasoning ability 

(20 MCQs  Question of 20 Marks)


  • analogies,
  • similarities,
  • differences,
  • space visualization,
  • problem-solving,
  • analysis,
  • judgment,
  • decision making,
  • visual memory,
  • discrimination,
  • observation,
  • relationship,
  • concepts,
  • arithmetical reasoning,
  • verbal and figure classification,
  • arithmetical number series etc.


3. Arithmetical & Numerical Ability 

(20 MCQs  Question of 20 Marks)


    • Number Systems including questions on Simplification,
    • Decimals,
    • Data Interpretation,
    • Fractions,
    • L.C.M.,
    • H.C.F.,
    • Ratio & Proportion,
    • Percentage,
    • Average,
    • Profit & Loss,
    • Discount,
    • Simple & Compound Interest,
    • Mensuration,
    • Time & Work,
    • Time & Distance,
    • Tables & Graphs etc.


    4. Test of Hindi Language & Comprehension  

    (20 MCQs  Question of 20 Marks)


      • Vocabulary,
      • Grammar,
      • Sentence Structure,
      • Synonyms,
      • Antonyms and its correct usage etc. would also be covered.

      Section-B   Library Science

      (100  MCQs  Question 100 Marks)


      1. Library and Society:

      • Laws of Library Science;
      • Types of Libraries;
      • Library Associations,
      • Systems and Programmes;
      • Library Movement and Library Legislation in India;
      • Organizations and Institutions involved in the development of Library and Information Services-UNESCO, IFLA, FID, INIS, NISSAT, etc.;


      2. Library Management:

      • Collection development - Types of Documents and Selection Principles,
      • Acquisition Procedure,
      • Acquisition of Journals and Periodicals,
      • Preparation of Documents for use;
      • Library Personnel and Library Committee,
      • Library Rules and Regulations;
      • Library Finance and Budget;
      • Principles of Library Management,
      • Library Organisation and Structure;
      • Use and Maintenance of the Library - Circulation, Maintenance, Shelving, Stock Verification, Binding and Preservation, Weeding out, etc.;


      3. Library Classification Theory and Practice:

      • Library Classification Schemes - DDC, CC, UDC;


      4. Library Cataloguing Theory and Practice:

      • Canons and Principles;
      • Library Cataloguing Codes - CCC and AACR;


      5. Reference and Information Sources:

      • Bibliography and Reference Sources - Types of Bibliography;
      • Reference Sources- Dictionaries, Encyclopedias,
      • Ready Reference Sources, etc.;
      • Sources of Information - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Documentary,
      • Non-Documentary; EDocuments,
      • E-Books, E-Journals, etc.;


      6. Information Services:

      • Concept and need for Information;
      • Types of Documents;
      • Nature and organization of Information Services,
      • Abstracting and Indexing Services;
      • Computer based Information Services - CAS, SDI;

      7. Information Technology:

      • Basics Introduction to Computers;
      • Use of computers in Library housekeeping,
      • Library Automation; Software and software packages; Networks - DELNET, NICNET, etc.;
      • National and International Information Systems - NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, etc.


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