DU NTA NON-TEACHING STAFF RECRUITMENT 2021EXAM PATTERN : LIBRARY SCIENCE POSTS (Professional Assistant, SEMI Professional Assistant, Library Assistant, Library Attendant) SYLLABUS & EXAM SCHEME :
DU NTA Professional Assistant SYLLABUS & EXAM PATTERN :
Scheme of Examination for direct recruitment to the post of Professional Assistant
(Post Code: P0608)
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:
A. Scheme of the Examination:
Library Aptitude, General Awareness etc.
|Time: 2 hrs.*||(150 questions)|
|Paper – II|
Library System etc.
|Time: 3 hrs.*||Max. Marks:|
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.
The skill test shall be conducted in a manner to
check the practical knowledge of the candidate
in handling various processes associated with
|Time: 1 hrs.*||The test will be of 50|
marks. To qualify the
obtain 25 marks.
This will however be
only qualifying in
|Total Marks (300+150)||450 marks|
minutes extra per hour would be given to Visually Handicapped, Cerebral Palsy
candidates or similarly placed candidates from PwBD category.
B. 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.
(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.
C. 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.
|Knowledge and application of Library and|
Information Science Procedures, rules &
|Section 1 – MCQ|
100 marks (50 questions)
|Knowledge of Computers with special reference|
to knowledge of Library Software Packages of
Word Processing, Data Analysis Packages.
|Section 2 – Descriptive|
50 marks (5 questions)
D. Skill Test:
The skill test shall be qualifying in nature and no additional credits for the same shall be
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
Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam, Kannad, Odiya, Bengali,
Assamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish and Russian.
Manner and mode for drawing final merit list:
(S.No.25 at the end of this section may also be referred).
- 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.
- The questions in the written test will be of the level of
degree/diploma/examination which is defined as the minimum eligibility for
the respective post.
- The minimum overall qualifying marks for Paper I and Paper II shall be 45%
for the unreserved postsand 40% for the posts reserved for OBC category and
35% for the posts reserved for SC/ST/ PwBD category. If the number of
candidates qualifying is more than 30 times the advertised posts, the merit list
would be restricted to 30 times the advertised posts for the purpose of
shortlisting the candidates for skill test.
- Answer script of Paper-II of a candidate would be evaluated only if the
candidate qualifies in Paper-I.
- There shall be negative marking for wrong answers in Paper I to the tune of
1/4th of marks allocated per question.
- Merit list shall be drawn only for candidates who qualify Paper I, Paper II and
skill test, if any, separately. The Merit list shall be drawn on the basis of
combined scores of Paper I and Paper II only.
- 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 given preference.
b) In case of further bunching/bracketing of candidates, candidate senior
in age will be given preference.
c) In case option at (a) and (b) is exhausted, it will be decided through
draw of lots.