lib NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MIZORAM

(An Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

Chaltlang, Aizawl – 796 012 (MIZORAM)

 

Syllabus for the post of Library Information Assistant

 

 

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:

The Competitive Written Examination will consist of Two Objective Type Papers, as follows:-

 

Paper I: Total Marks = 100

Part

Subject

Maximum
Marks

Minimum
Qualifying
Marks

Duration

Part A

General Aptitude & Reasoning

30

30

2 hours

Part B

General Knowledge

30

Part C

General English

40

 

Subject

Maximum
Marks

Minimum
Qualifying
Marks

Duration

Library Information Science (Theory)

100

40

2 hours

 

PAPER – I:

Part–A: General Aptitude & Reasoning:

The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, relationship concepts, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship and other analytical functions.

Part–B: General Knowledge:

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to National Institute of Technology Mizoram, Mizoram, North-Eastern States, India and other countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research.

Part–C: General English:

Questions in this component will be designed to test the Candidate's understanding and knowledge of English Language like Error recognition, Fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.), One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of words, Comprehension of Passages.

 

PAPER – II: THEORY

 

Unit-I: Library Organization and Administration:

a) Library in society, concept and role, etc

b) Fundamentals of Library Planning

c) Types of Libraries

d) Laws of Library Science

e) Library Cooperation

f) Professional Organisations

g) Library house keeping operations

h) Stock verification

i) Conservation and preservation of Library materials

 

Unit-II: Information Sources and Services:

a) Sources of information

b) Repackaging of information

c) Reference and information services

d) Five laws and reference service

 

Unit-III: Organization of Knowledge: Library classification

a) Definition, need and purpose

b) General theory of classification

c) Classification schemes.

 

Unit-IV Library Cataloguing

a) Definition, need and purpose

b) Kinds of entries

c) Dictionary, Classified and Subject cataloguing

d) Centralised and cooperative cataloguing

e) Anglo American Cataloguing Rules – 2

 

Unit-V, Information Technology:

a) Fundamentals of Information Technology

b) Internet

c) Library Automation

d) Networking and Telecommunications

e) Digital Library

 

 

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