DU NTA NON-TEACHING STAFF RECRUITMENT 2021 EXAM PATTERN : LIBRARY SCIENCE POSTS (Professional Assistant, SEMI Professional Assistant, Library Assistant, Library Attendant) SYLLABUS & EXAM SCHEME :

DU NTA SEMI Professional Assistant SYLLABUS & EXAM PATTERN :

Scheme of Examination for direct recruitment to the post of SEMI Professional Assistant
(Post Code: P0503)
The following shall be the scheme of examination, components of written test and its syllabus for
recruitment to the post of SEMI Professional Assistant by direct recruitment:

A. Scheme of the Examination:

Library Aptitude, General Awareness etc.

(150 questions)
Time: 2 hrs.*(150 questions)
Max. Marks:
300 marks
Paper – II
Library System etc.
Time: 3 hrs.*Max. Marks:
150 marks
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.

TopicMarks allocated
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)

Manner and mode for drawing final merit list:
(S.No.25 at the end of this section may also be referred).

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Answer script of Paper-II of a candidate would be evaluated only if the
    candidate qualifies in Paper-I.
  1. There shall be negative marking for wrong answers in Paper I to the tune of
    1/4th of marks allocated per question.
  2. Merit list shall be drawn only for candidates who qualify Paper I and Paper II,
    separately. The Merit list shall be drawn on the basis of combined scores of the
    two papers.
  3. 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.

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