DSSSB librarian syllabus 2020

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Section A

1. General Awareness (20 MCQs Question of 20 Marks)

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s General Awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. The questions will be designed to test knowledge of Current Events and of such matter of everyday observation as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to

  • 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)

The syllabus of General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 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.

3. Arithmetical & Numerical Ability (20 MCQs Question of 20 Marks)

The test of Arithmetical and Numerical Abilities will cover

  • 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)

In addition to the testing of candidate’s understanding and comprehension of the English and Hindi Languages, questions on its

Sentence Structure,
Antonyms and its correct usage etc. would also be covered.

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Section B

1. From the subject Library and Information Science (100 MCQs Question 100 Marks)

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.;

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.;
  • Library Classification Theory and Practice:

Library Classification


Library Cataloguing – 

Canons and Principles;
Library Cataloguing Codes – CCC and AACR

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.;

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

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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