Pattern of Question Papers :

1 Objective Type Paper.

2 Maximum Marks : 300

3 Number of Questions : 150

4 Duration of Paper : Three Hours

5 All Questions carry equal marks.

6 There will be Negative Marking.




  • Library as Social Institution
  • Development of Libraries in India
  • Different Types of Libraries Public
  • Academic and Special.
  • National Library of India.
  • Five Laws of Library Science and their implications.
  • Library Legislation- Need, Features and Efforts in India.
  • Copyright Act,
  • Delivery of Books Act,
  • Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Library Association: International and National- IFLA, ALA, ILA, IASLIC.
  • Library Education in India. Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation , National Knowledge Commission.



  • Universe of Subjects- Definition and Purpose,
  • Modes of Formation of Subjects.
  • Definition, Need and Purpose of Library Classification.
  • Species of Library Classification Schemes.
  • Features of Colon Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification.
  • Five Fundamental Categories, Common Isolates, Notation, Phase Relations.
  • Principles of Helpful Sequence, Use of Devices in Colon Classification.
  • Catalogue- Definition, Need and Purpose, Brief History and Development of Catalogue and Cataloging Codes.
  • Physical Forms of Catalogue.
  • Types of Library Catalogue.
  • Subject Cataloging- Definition, Need and Purpose.
  • Kinds of Catalogue Entries, Chain Procedure, Sears’ List of Subject Headings.
  • Choice of Headings and its Rendering.
  • Bibliographical Standards.



  • Types of Information Sources: Documentary and Non-documentary.
  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary.
  • Evaluation of Information Sources.
  • Need and Purpose of e-resources, e-books, online journals, databases.
  • Concept and Need for Reference Services.
  • Types-Long Range, Short Range,
  • Qualification and Qualities of Reference Librarian.
  • Concept and Need of Information Services- Document Delivery, Electronic Document Delivery,
  • Abstracting and Indexing Services,
  • Translation,
  • Literature Search,
  • Alerting Services-CAS, SDI.
  • Library Networks and Resources Sharing: Concept and Purpose.
  • National and International Initiatives- INFLIBNET, DELNET, OCLC.



  • Management: Concept, Definition and Scope.
  • Functions and Principles of Management in Libraries.
  • Library Operations - Selection and Acquisition,
  • Collection Building and Development,
  • Technical Processing,
  • Circulation- Charging and Discharging Systems,
  • Serial Control,
  • Stock Verification,
  • Weeding out.
  • Library Authority and Committee.
  • Library Personnel- Job Description,
  • Job Analysis,
  • Job Satisfaction,
  • Job Evaluation.
  • Financial Management- Sources of Finance,
  • Financial Estimation.
  • Budgeting Techniques.
  • Library Building.
  • Library Rules.
  • Statistics.
  • Annual Report.
  • Maintenance,
  • Conservation and Preservation of Library Matarial.



  • Information Technology - Definition, Need, Scope, Objectives and Components.
  • Historical Development, Generation and Classification of Computers.
  • Components, Peripherals, Input, Output and Storage Devices.
  • Softwares - System and Application Softwares.
  • Operating Systems - Single and Multi-user,
  • Basic features of MS-DOS, MS- Windows
  • Library Automation: Definition, Need and Purpose;
  • Application of Computers to Library Operations.
  • Basic Features / Modules of Library and Information Management Software: WINISIS/ SOUL2.0
  • General Application Software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.
  • Telecommunications - Need, Purpose and Objectives
  • Communication Tools and Techniques: E-mail, Teleconferencing/Video Conferencing, Web Portals, Social Networking Tools.
  • Network - Concept, Components, Topologies and Types (LAN, WAN, MAN, VPN)
  • Internet - Concept, Definition, Origin, Need and Purpose; Internet Services.

(100 Questions)




  • Literature & Scholarship : Dialects of Rajasthani language,
  • literature of Rajasthani language and folk literature.
  • Various language and literary academies of state government.
  • Higher education institutions and research establishments of state and center government in Rajasthan.
  • Religious Life: Religious communities, saints and sects in Rajasthan.
  • Folk deities of Rajasthan.
  • Performing Art: Classical music and classical dance, folk music & instruments; Folk dances & drama.
  • Visual Art: Handicrafts of Rajasthan, historical architecture – forts, palaces and temples.
  • Tradition: Costume and ornaments, social customs of Rajasthan.
  • Festival and fairs in Rajasthan.
  • Various tribes and their customs.
  • Historical sites and tourist places.

Geography of Rajasthan

  • Broad physical features- Mountains, Plateaus, Plains & Desert;
  • Major rivers and lakes;
  • Climate and Agro-climatic regions;
  • Major soil types and distribution;
  • Major forest types and distribution;
  • Demographic characteristics;
  • Desertification, Droughts & Floods,
  • Deforestation, Environmental Pollution and Ecological Concerns.

General English 

  • Articles and Determiners,
  • Prepositions,
  • Modals,
  • Tenses,
  • Change of Voice - from Active to Passive & vice – versa,
  • Change of Narration - from Direct to Indirect & vice – versa,
  • Synonyms, Antonyms,
  • Phrasal Verbs,
  • Translation of sentences from Hindi to English

General Hindi

  •  संधि,
  • उपसर्ग,
  • प्रत्यय,
  • पर्या यवाची शब्द,
  • विलोम शब्द,
  • समश्र ुत भिन्नार्थक शब्द,
  • शब्द श ुद्धि,
  • वाक्य श ुद्धि,
  • वाक्यांश के लिए उपयुक्त शब्द,
  • मुहावरे,
  • ला ेका ेक्ति,
  • अंग्र ेजी वाक्य का हि ंदी-अनुवाद।

 (50 Questions)