Syllabus for Professional Assistant @ Deshbandhu College

Syllabus for Professional Assistant @ Deshbandhu College

The following shall be the scheme of Examination. Components of written test and its syllabus for recruitment to the post of Professional Assistant by direct recruitment:

Paper -I (MCQ)

Library Aptitude, General Awareness etc.

(150 questions)

Time: 2 hrs.* Max. Marks:

300 marks

(150 questions)

 Paper – II 

Library System etc.

Time: 3 hrs.* Max. Marks:  150 marks
 Skill Test 

Skills pertaining to subject matter of the concerned post would be assessed through a skill test to be conducted by the concerned department/institution under the direct supervision of University Librarian, Deputy Librarian, College Librarian / or equivalent rank. 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

Time: 1 hrs.  The test will be of 50 marks. To qualify the candidate should obtain 25 marks. This will however be only qualifying in nature.
Total Marks (300+150)  450 marks

*15 minutes extra per hour would be given to Visually Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy
candidates.

Paper – I
DURATION: 2 hours

Paper – I TEST COMPONENTS NO. OF QUESTIONS MARKS
(i) Library Aptitude# 50 100
(ii) General Awareness 25 50
(iii) Reasoning Ability 25 50
(iv) Mathematical Ability 25 50
(v) Test of Language English or Hindi 25 50
TOTAL 150 300

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.

Detailed Sullabs 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.

Section 1 – MCQ: 100 marks (50 questions)
Knowledge and application of Library and  Information Science Procedures, rules & Regulations.

Section 2 – Descriptive:  50 marks (5 questions)
Knowledge of Computers with special reference to knowledge of Library Software Packages of  Word Processing, Data Analysis Packages.

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 data bases(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 and Russian

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