UGC – NET 2018 Syllabus – Library and Information Science

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UGC – NET 2018 Syllabus – Library and Information Science


PaperMarks Number of Question Duration
1100 501 hour (9:30am to 10:30am)
2200 1002 hours (11:00am to 1:00pm)

All the questions of Paper – I and Paper – II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus.

                 PAPER – II


  • Information, Information Science, Information Society
  • Information as a Resource/Commodity
  • Information Transfer Cycle-Generation, Collection, Storage and Dissemination Role of information in Planning, Management, Socio-economic Development, Technology transfer
  • Communication-Channels, barriers
  • Intellectual Property Rights-Concept, Copyright, Censorship-Print and Non-print Media
  • Library and Information Policy at the national level


  • Laws of Library Science
  • Library Resource Sharing and Networking
  • Library Movement and Library Legislation in India
  • Library Extension Services
  • Library and Information Science Education in India
  • Library and Information Profession
  • Library Associations in India, UK and USA-ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS, SIS, LA, ASLIB, SLA and ALA
  • Library Associations Organizations at International level-FID, IFLA and UNESCO


  • Sources of Information-Primary, Secondary and Tertiary-Documentary and Non-documentary
  • Reference Sources-Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical Sources. Year-books/Almanacs, Directories, and Handbooks, Statistical (salient features and evaluation)
  • Bibliographical Sources-Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Journals (salient features and evaluation)
  • E-documents, E-books, E-Journals
  • Databases-Bibliographic, Numeric and Full text-Evaluation


  • Reference and Information services, Referral Service
  • Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report
  • Online Services
  • Translation Services
  • Reprographic Services


  • Organization of knowledge/information
  • Modes of formation of subjects
  • Library Classification-Canons and Principles
  • Library Classification Schemes-DDC, UDC and CC
  • Library Cataloguing-Canons and Principles
  • Library Cataloguing Codes-CCC and AACR-II Bibliographic Records-International standards-ISBDs, MARC and CCF Indexing Pre-coordinate, Post-coordinate
  • Vocabulary Control-Thesaurus, Lists of Subject Headings
  • Databases-Search Strategies, Boolean Operators
  • Knowledge Management


  • Management-Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought
  • Planning, Organization Structure
  • Decision making
  • System Study-Analysis, Evaluation and Design
  • Collection Development-Books, Serials, Non-book Materials-Selection. Acquisition, Maintenance: ISBN, ISSN, Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)
  • Human Resources Management(HRM)-Manpower Planning, Job analysis, Job description. Selection. Recruitment, Motivation Training and Development
  • Staff Manual, Leadership and Performance Evaluation
  • Delegation of authority
  • Financial Management-Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost- Benefit analysis
  • Library Buildings and Equipment’s Performance Evaluation of Libraries/Information Centers and Services
  • Marketing Information product and services
  • Total Quality Management


  • Information Technology-Components; Impact of IT on Society
  • Computers-Hardware, Software, Storage-Devices. Input/output Devices
  • Telecommunication-Transmission media, Switching systems, Bandwidth
  • Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communication
  • Fax, E-Mail, Tele-conferencing/Video-conferencing, Bulletin Board Service
  • Tele text, Videotext, Voice Mail
  • Networking-Concepts, Topologies, Types-LAN, MAN and WAN
  • Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia
  • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)


  • Library Automation-Areas of automation, Planning Hardware and Software Selection, OPAC
  • Networks-ERNET, NICNETI DELNET, JANET, BLAISE, OCLC. INFUBNET INTERNET-Components, Services, Browsing-Web Browsers, Search Engines Meta-Data, Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  • National and International Information Systems-NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC


  • Types of Research-Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary
  • Research Design
  • Scientific Method, Hypotheses, Data Collection, Sampling
  • Methods of Research-Historical, Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental
  • Statistical Methods, Data Analysis
  • Report Writing Research Methods in Library and Information Science and Services Bibliometrics


  • Types of Libraries-National, Public, Academic and Special Objectives, Structure and Functions
  • Digital Libraries-Concept
  • Virtual Libraries-Concept
  • Types of users, User studies, User education
  • Role of UGC in the growth and development of libraries and Information centre’s in Institutions of higher education in India
  • Role of Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation (RRLF)

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