MPPSC Library and Information Science Practice Test PDF 2024 | Madhya Pradesh

MPPSC Library and Information Science Practice Test PDF 2024 | Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) will conduct an offline exam for the post of librarian on March 3rd, 2024. In this article, we will discuss the syllabus and Practice Tests for MPPSC Librarian exam 2024. All prospective candidates of the MPPSC Librarian exam 2024 are advised to familiarize themselves with the MPPSC Librarian syllabus.

The MPPSC Librarian syllabus consists of two papers Paper I and Paper II. Paper I contains 50 questions (200 Marks) based on General Knowledge of Madhya Pradesh, National and International Levels. Paper II consists of 150 MCQs (600 Marks) Library and Information Science. There is no mention of negative marking for incorrect answers (As Per Advt).

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MPPSC Library and Information Science Test Series 2024

MPPSC Library and Information Science Paper II

This paper will have 150 questions of Library and Information Science to check the subject knowledge of the candidate. Check the detailed syllabus given below:

Information, Knowledge and Library

  • Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowledge Society.
  • Communication: Meaning, Types, Theories, Models and Barriers.
  • Intellectual Property Rights: Copyrights. Right to Information Act, Information Technology Act.
  • National Knowledge Commission (NKC), National Mission on Libraries and National Education Policy-2020.
  • Role of UNESCO, UGC and Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation in the Promotion of Libraries. Public Relations and Extension Activities.

Foundations of Library and Information Science

  • Historical Development of Libraries in India, Committees and Commissions on Libraries in India, Development of Libraries and Library and Information Science Education in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Different Types of Libraries: Functions, Objectives and Activities. Five Laws of Library Science and their Implications.
  • Library Legislation and Public Library Acts in Indian States, The Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act 1954 and 1956.
  • National Library Associations: ILA, lATLIS, lASLIC. International Library Associations- IFLA, ALA, CILIP.
  • User Studies, Information Literacy and Professional Ethics.

Reference and Information Sources

  • Information Sources: Nature, Types and Characteristics. Evaluation of Reference and Information Sources and Web Resources. Human and Institutional Resources
  • Primary Sources of Information (Print and Electronic): Journals. Conference Proceedings, Patents, Standards, Government Publications, Theses, and Trade Literature.
  • Secondary Sources of Information (Print and Electronic): Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, Indexing and Abstracting, Statistical Sources, Handbooks, Geographical Sources, Biographical Sources.
  • Tertiary Sources of Information (Print and Electronic): Directories, Year books, Guide to Research.
  • Electronic Information Resources, Databases: Bibliographic, Numeric, Multimedia and Full text.

Knowledge Organization and Processing

  • Universe of Subjects. Modes of Formation of Subjects, Modes of Thinking, Mappin of Universe of Knowledge in CC, DDC and UDC.
  • Library Classification: Theories, Canons, Principles and Postulates, Devices, Mnemonics, Five Fundamental Categories, Notation, Facet Analysis, Phase Relations, Common Isolates. Web Dewey, Taxonomies, Folksonomy.
  • Library Cataloguing: Codes of Cataloguing- CCC and AACR-II, Physical Forms and Inner Forms of Catalogue, Kinds of Entries, Filing Rules and Procedures. Subject Cataloguing, Sear’s List of Subject Headings and Library of Congress Subject Headings, Normative Principles, CIP, Union Catalogues.
  • Web OPACs, ISBD, CCF, RDA, FRBR and Bibframe. MARC-21, Dublin Core, ISO 2709, Z39.50.
  • Indexing System: Pre-Coordinate and Post-Coordinate Indexing Systems, Abstracting – Meaning and Types. Information Retrieval Systems, Vocabulary Control, Thesaurus.

Management of Library and Information Centres

  • Management: Definition, Principles, Levels and Functions, Schools of Management Thoughts. Management Information System (MIS), MBO, Change Management, Disaster Management, Crisis Management.
  • Human Resource Management: Job Description and Analysis, Staff Formulas, Staff Selection and Recruitment, Motivation, Training and Development, Job Evaluation and Performance Appraisal, Leadership, Total Quality Management (TQM), SWOT Analysis, MBO, Staff Manual.
  • Book Selection Policies, Principles, Problems for Print and Electronic Resources (Including Licensing). Binding, Preservation and Conservation, Marketing of Library Products and Services and ISBN, ISSN.
  • Financial Resource Management: Sources of Finance, Mobilization of Financial Resources, Methods of Financial Estimation, Budgeting Methods, Cost Effective and Cost Benefit Analysis. Library Authority and Library Committee, Library Rules and Regulations, Annual Report and Library Statistics.
  • Management of Functional Units of Library and Information Centers: Functions, Procedures and Activities of Acquisition Paper, Technical Paper, Circulation Paper, Periodical Paper, and Maintenance Paper. Stock Verification. Library Building, Furniture and Equipment, Green Library Buildings. Knowledge Management.

Computer and Information Technology

  • Computer: Characteristics, Components – CPU, Input and Output Devices, Internal and External Storage Devices.
  • Hardware and Software. Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux. Programming Languages. MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Computer Networks: Definition, Topologies, Types, Transmission Channels, Mode and Media, ISDN, Modulation, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Standards and Protocols. Wireless Communication, Mobile Communication, Videotext, Voice Mail.
  • Internet: www. Search Engines, Protocols and Standards: HTTP, SHTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP/IP, URL. Search Strategies.
  • Data Security: Firewalls, Cryptographic Techniques, Anti-virus Software.

Library Automation and Digital Library

  • Library Automation: Definition, Need, Purpose and Advantages, Selection of Hardware and Software.
  • Automation of Library Operations: Acquisition, Cataloguing, OPACs, Circulation and Serial Control. Application of Barcode, RFID, QR Code and Biometric Technology in Libraries.
  • Creation of Database- CDS/ISIS, WINISIS. Use of Library Software: Koha, Libsys, SOUL, E-Granthalay. Standards for Library Automation.
  • Digital Library: Genesis, Characteristics, Types, Standards, Protocols, Digital Preservation, Digital Library Software (Open Source): Green Stone, space.
  • Institutional Repositories, Content Management Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Cloud Computing. Ontology, Semantic Web, Big Data, Data Mining.

Research Methods

  • Research: Meaning, Definition, Types. Selection of Research Problem. Review of Literature. Hypotheses, Research Design. Sampling Techniques.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Research: Historical, Descriptive, Survey, Experimental. Case Study, Grounded Theory, Hermeneutics. Data Collection Techniques: Interview, Questionnaire, Observation, Schedule, Library Record and Reports.
  • Data Analysis and Presentation, Graphical Presentation of Data, Statistical Analysis Packages: Spreadsheet and SPSS, Research Ethics, Academic Integrity.
  • Technical Writing: Tools and Techniques. Research Report Writing, Citation Tools, Style Manuals, Plagiarism.
  • Bibliometrics, Webometrics and Scientometrics, Citation Analysis, Impact Factors: Index, g-index, Trends in Library and Information Science Research.

Library and Information Systems

  • Academic, Public and Special Library System.
  • Health Library and Information System.
  • Agricultural, Engineering and Technological Library and Information System.
  • Information Services and Systems for Persons with Disability, Community Information System.
  • Archives, Museums and Oriental Libraries of Madhya Pradesh.

Practice Test PDF: Total Approx 1000 MCQs (Previous Year Paper + Practice Model Test Paper) for Library and Information Science.

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  • Library and Information Science Tests will be available in English Language
  • Total Approx 1000 MCQs (Previous Year Paper + Practice Model Test Paper) Library and Information Science online mock tests
  • Tests will be covered as per syllabus of latest MPPSC Librarian Pattern 2023-24
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