Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for Women

(University of Delhi),

Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi – 110096



Scheme of Examination for Direct Recruitment to the Post of Semi-Professional Assistant


Paper -I (MCQ)

Library Aptitude, General Awareness etc.

(150 questions)

(150 questions)

Time: 2 hrs.

Max. Marks: 300 marks


Paper — II

Library Operation etc.

Time: 3 hrs.

Max. Marks: 150 marks

Total Marks (300+150)

450 marks



Paper - I


DURATION: 2 hours

NO.                 OF




Library Aptitude#




General Awareness




Reasoning Ability




Mathematical Ability




Test of Language English or Hindi



Detailed Syllabus for Paper I:

(i) Library Aptitude:

Questions will be designed to test the knowledge and awareness on Library Information Science and recent development in the field of Library Science. The questions may be from all the spheres of library science. (#The candidate has to secure 50% marks in section (i) of this paper, 5% relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/OBC/PwD)

(ii) General Awareness:

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s General Awareness of the environment and its relevance to the society. The questions will also be designed to test knowledge of the current events and of such matters of everyday observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test will include questions relating to India and her neighboring countries, especially pertaining to History, Indian Polity & Constitution, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, General Policy, Science & Scientific Research, National/International Organizations /Institutions, events etc.

(iii) Reasoning Ability:

The syllabus of General Intelligence includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. Test may include questions on 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.

(iv) Mathematical Ability:

The test of Arithmetical and Numerical Ability will cover Number System including questions on Simplification, Decimals, 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.

(v) Test of Language English or Test of Language Hindi:

In addition to the testing of candidate’s understanding of the English or Hindi Languages, its Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms and its correct usage etc. would also be tested. 

Paper - II:

The questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s knowledge and awareness on Library and Information Science and recent development in the field and on the following subjects.


Marks allocated

  • Knowledge and application of Library and Information Science Procedures, rules &Regulations.
  • Knowledge of Computers with special reference to knowledge of Library Software Packages of Word Processing, Data Analysis Packages.

marks (5 questions)

Section 1- MCQ

100 marks (50 questions) 


Section 2 - Descriptive 50


Skill Test:

The skill test shall be qualifying in nature and no additional credits for the same shall be allocated.

The skill test shall be conducted in a manner to check the practical knowledge of the candidate in handling various processes associated with Library’s functioning. The candidates may be tested for his/her skills in:

  •  Search in electronic databases(online)
  •  Knowledge of specialized, open source application software for libraries like Digital Library Software etc.
  •  Knowledge of any Indian/Foreign language as opted by the candidate from the list given below:

Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam, Kannad, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish andRussian.


1. The question paper should be bilingual (English and Hindi) and the applicant will have the option to respond in either of the languages. However, the same medium of language must be used throughout.

2. The questions in the written test will be of the level of degree/diploma/examination which is defined as the minimum eligibility for the respectivepost.

3. The minimum overall qualifying marks for Paper I and Paper II shall be 45% for the unreserved posts and 40% for the posts reserved for OBC category and 35% for the posts reserved for SC/ST/PwDcategory. However, section (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) of the paper will be evaluated only if a candidate obtains 50% marks in the section (i) of the paper, 5% relaxation will be provided for SC/ST/OBC/PwD.

4. Answer script of Paper-II of a candidate would be evaluated only if the candidate qualifies in Paper- I.

5. There shall be negative marking for wrong answers in Paper I to the tune of 1/4th of marks allocated perquestion.

6. Merit shall be drawn only for candidates who qualify Paper I, Paper II and skill test, if any, separately. The Merit shall be drawn on the basis of combined scores of Paper I and Paper IIonly.

7. In case of bunching/bracketing of candidates in the results of the written test, the priority/merit list would be decided as follows:

a) The candidate having more marks in aggregate in the examination/degree/diploma which is defined as the minimum eligibility for the respective post will be givenpreference.

b) In case of further bunching/bracketing of candidates, candidate senior in age will be given preference. In case option at (a) and (b) is exhausted, it will be decided through draw oflots.




Recruitment notice