KVS Librarian Exam Syllabus Pattern 2022-23

Scheme of Examination for Direct Recruitment of Librarian 2022 
   KVS Librarian recruitment Syllabus 

The written test is of 180 marks (180 objective type multiple choice questions) carrying 01 mark for each question. The duration of written test will be 180 minutes. 

Section name (Nature of Questions) No. of Questions No. of Marks
Part-I : Proficiency in Languages (30 Marks) 30 30 Marks
A. General English ( 15 Marks) Reading comprehension, word power, Grammar & usage 15 15 Marks
B. General Hindi (15 Marks) पठन कौशल्य, शब्द, सामर्थ्य, व्याकरण येवं प्रयुक्ति. 15 15 Marks
Part-II : General Awareness, Reasoning & Proficiency in Computers (50 Marks) 50 50 Marks
1. General Knowledge & Current Affairs 20 20 Marks
2. Reasoning Ability 20 20 Marks
3. Computer Literacy 10 10 Marks
Part Ill: Subject-specific Syllabus Refer Annexure (Library & Information Science) 100 100 Marks
Time – 180 Minutes Total Questions – 180 Total Marks: 180 

The written test is of 180 marks (180 objective type multiple choice questions) carrying 01 mark for each question. The duration of written test will be 180 minutes.  

 The weightage of Written Test and Professional Competency (Demo Teaching & Interview) will be in the ratio of 70:30. Final merit list will be based on the performance of the candidate in Written Test & Professional Competency Test taken together.   

Syllabus for the post of – Librarian 
The questions will be testing the depth of understanding and application of the concepts
at the level of Graduation 2022. 

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I. Foundation of Library & Information Science. 

1. Library as an Social Institution
– Social & Historical foundations of Library. 
– Different types of libraries- Academic, Public, Special –their distinguishing
features and functions.
– Role of U.G.C. for development of Academic libraries. 
– Role in Library of formal and informal education.
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
2. Normative Principles of Lib. & Inf. Science
– Five Laws of Library Science.
– Implications of five laws in Lib. & Inf. Science 
– Development of Libraries with special reference to India, Baroda
Public Library system 
– Library Co-operation Resource Sharing and Library Networking.
3. Laws relating to Libraries & Information.
– Library legislation need and essential features.
– Library legislation in India.
– Maharashtra Public Library Act. 
– Press and registration act & Delivery of Books act (Public Library). 
– Copyright act, Intellectual Property rights. 
4. Library and information Profession
– Attribution of profession. 
– Librarianship as a profession. 
– Professional ethics. 
– Professional associations & their role. 
– National & International Library Associations- FID, IFLA, LA, 
– Professional education & research. 
5. Promoters of Library & Information services
– National level promoters- RRRLF. 
– International level promoters- UNESCO 
6. Public relations & Extension activities
– Definition 
– facets and programs. 
– publicity & extension, Out reach activities. 
– Library path finders (Guides) 
– Factors affecting Library development, Literacy, publishing, Book Trade. 
II. Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval. 

1. Universe of Knowledge
– Structure and attributes.
– Modes of formation of subjects. 
– Different types of subjects. 
– Universe of subjects as mapped in different schemes of
2. Bibliographic description
– Catalogue purpose, Structure and types physical forms including
OPAC filling rules.
– Normative Principles of cataloguing. 
Overview of principles and practice in document description. 
– Current trends in Standardization, description and exchange.
– Standard codes of cataloguing.
3. Methods of Knowledge Organization
– General theory of Library Classification. 
– Normative principles of classification and their application. 
– Species of Library Classification. 
– Standard Schemes of Classifications and their features, CC, DDC, 
– Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics 
– Design and development of schemes of Library Classification, 
Standard sub-division Index.
– Trends in Library Classification. 
4. Subject Classification
– Principles of Subject Classification. 
– Subject heading lists and their feature. 
III. Information Technology: Basic 

1. Information Technology
– Definition, Need, Scope and Objectives. 
2. Computer Basic (Hardware)
– Introduction to Computers
– Overview of Historical Development of Computers. 
– Generations of Computers, Classification of Computers.
– Essential Components of Computer system. 
3. Computer Architecture-Organization of Computer
– Input and Output devices- Keyboard, Scanner, OCR, Printers, 
4. Software.
– Operating systems: Single & Multi User Systems, Basic features 
of MS-DOS, MS Windows, Linux, UNIX, Windows NT etc. 
– Programming Languages: Concepts and Tools
– Algorithm & Flowcharting. 
5. Word Processors, Spread Sheet etc.
6. DBMS Package
– Familiarity with DBASE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, SOUL, MS Access 
(Basic features) 
7. Computer application to library & Information work –
House keeping operations 
8. Communication Technology
– Communication Technology Basic Concepts 
– Networking: Basic Concepts. 
– Internet 
IV. Management of Libraries & Information Centres/Institutions 

1. Management
– Concepts, definition and scope. 
Management styles and approaches.
– Management schools of thought.
– Functions and principles of Scientific Management. 
2. Human Resource Management
– Organisational structure. 
– Delegation, Communication and Participation. 
– Job Description and Analysis, Job evaluation.
– Inter-personal relation.
– Recruitment procedures. 
– Motivation, group Dynamics.
– Training and Development.
– Disciplines and Grievances.
– Performance Appraisal. 
3. Financial Management
– Resources Mobilization 
– Budgeting Techniques and Methods PPBS, Zero Based Budgeting
– Budgetary Control.
– Cost effectiveness and Cost Benefit analysis. 
– Outsourcing. 
4. Reporting
– Types of reports, Annual report-compilation, Contents and style.
– Library Statistics etc. 
5. System Analysis and Design
– Library as a system
– Project Management PERT/COM 
– Decision Tables. 
– Performance evaluation standards, MIS.
– Performance Measurement, reengineering, Time and Motion
– SWOT ( Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat)
– DFD (Data Flow Diagram) 
6. Total Quality Management (TQM)
– Definition, Concept, Element 
– Quality Audit, LIS related standards.
– Technology Management. 
7. Library House Keeping Operations.
– Different sections of Library & Information Center and their 
– Collection Development and Management Policies Procedures.
– Book Ordering (Acquisition) 
– Technical Processing. 
– Serials Control, Circulation Control, Maintenance etc.
– Stock Verification- Policies and Procedures. 
– Evaluation and Weeding.
– Archiving-conservation-Preservation. 
– Restoration including Print, Non-Print and Electronic Materials. 
8. Planning
– Concept, Definition, Need and Purpose, Types.
– Policies and Procedures, MBO 
– Building and Space management in Libraries and Information
– Library Building, Interior & Exterior, Furniture, Equipment’s, 
Standards & Types.
– Risk Management, Contingency Management. 
Planning of related Infrastructure, Library Standards. 
9. Management of change.
– concept of change.
– changes in Procedures, Methods, Tools and Techniques.
– Problems of Incorporating Change.
– Techniques of Managing Change. 
V. Information Sources & Services 
1. Reference and information sources.
– Documentary Sources of Information, Print, Non-Print including 
Electronic: Special features, Scope, types 
– Nature, Characteristic, Utility and evaluation of different types of 
Information sources: Physical formats, Authority, Content, Utility. 
– Non-Documentary Information Sources. 
– Reference Sources Categories, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary 
Information Sources.(Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Periodical, 
Thesis, Books, Year book, Patents, Trade literature, standards, 
Monographs, Reference Books, Year Books, Almanac, Atlas, 
Abstracting & Indexing periodicals, Bibliographies, Handbooks
– Internet as a Source of Information. 
2. Reference Service.
– Concept, Definition, Need, Scope and trends.
– Reference Interview and Search Techniques. 
3. Information Services and Products
– Information services and Products. 
– Information services concepts, Definition, Need and trends. 
– Need, Techniques and Evaluation of Alerting services (CAS
– Bibliographic, Referral, Document Delivery and Translation 
4. Information System and their Services.
– Study of National, International and Commercial Information 
Systems and Services- Background, their Services and Products. 
VI. Library Users 

1. Techniques of Library and Information Centres Survey. –
Proforma method. 
– Interview method.
– Records analysis method.
2. Information users and their information Needs
– Categories of Information users. 
– Information needs definition and models.
– Information seeking behaviour. 
3. User Education
– Goals and Objectives level, Techniques and Methods, Evaluation
of Users Education Programmes. 
4. User Studies.
– Methods and techniques of User studies.
– Evaluation of User studies. 
5. User Orientation Programmes:
– Conventional and modern Techniques: Study tour, Newsletters, 
Handbooks, Leaflets, Powerpoint Presentation, Websites etc. 

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