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RPSC Rajasthan Librarian Grade 2 Syllabus 2024

Posted 15 May 24, 5:00 am
RPSC Librarian Syllabus 2024

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RPSC Librarian Syllabus 2024

  • (Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Librarian Grade II Exam Pattern 2024)

(Advt. No. 15/2023-24)

[Total: 300 Post]

RPSC Librarian Grade 2 Syllabus 2024 Overview:-

Origination Name

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)

Name of Post

Librarian Grade 2

No. of Vacancy

300 Posts

Selection Process

Written Exam

Application Submission Date

20 Feb 2024 to 20 March 2024

Language of Exam

Hindi/ English

Duration of Exam

02 Hours

Maximum Marks

200 Marks

Negative Marking


RPSC Librarian Exam Date

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RPSC Librarian Grade 2 Exam Pattern 2024:-

The Examination shall carry 400 marks. There will be two papers. Both Papers shall be of 200 marks each.

[RPSC Librarian Exam Pattern Paper-1]

  1. The question paper will carry maximum 200 Marks
  2. Duration of question paper will be two hours.
  3. The question paper will carry 100 questions of multiple choices.
  4. Paper shall include following subjects: –
    • Geographical, Historical, Cultural and General Knowledge of Rajasthan
    • Current Affairs of Rajasthan
    • General Knowledge of World and India
    • Educational Psychology
  5. Negative marking shall be applicable in the evaluation of For every wrong answer one third of the marks prescribed for that particular question shall be deducted.
  6. The minimum qualifying marks shall be 40%. Provided that the percentage fixed as above shall be relaxed by 5% for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

RPSC Librarian Paper 1 Syllabus 2024:

Subject Marks
  1. Geographical, Historical, Cultural and general knowledge of Rajasthan
50 Marks
  1. Current Affairs of Rajasthan
50 Marks
  1. General knowledge of world and India
50 Marks
  1. Educational Psychology
50 Marks
Total Marks 200 Marks

I. Geographical, Historical, Cultural and General Knowledge of Rajasthan:-

  • Physical features, climate, drainage, vegetation, agriculture, livestock, dairy development, population distribution, growth, literacy, sex ratio, tribes, industries and major tourist centres.
  • Ancient Culture & Civilisation of Rajasthan, Kalibangan, Ahar, Ganeshwar, Bairath.

History of Rajasthan from 8th to 18th Century

  • Gurjar Pratihars
  • Chauhans of Ajmer
  • Relations with Delhi Sultanate – Mewar, Ranthambore and Jalore
  • Rajasthan and Mughals – Sanga, Pratap, Mansingh of Amer, Chandrasen, Rai Singh of Bikaner, Raj Singh of Mewar.

History of Freedom Struggle in Rajasthan

  • Revolution of 1857.
  • Political Awakening.
  • Prajamandal Movements.
  • Peasants and Tribal Movements.

Integration of Rajasthan

Society and Religion

  • Lok Devta and Devian.
  • Saints of of Rajasthan.
  • Architecture – Temples, Forts and Palaces.
  • Paintings – Various Schools.
  • Fairs and Festivals.
  • Customs, Dresses and Ornaments.
  • Folk Music and Dance.
  • Language and Literature.

Political and Administrative System of Rajasthan:-

  • Office of Governor; Role and Functions.
  • Chief Minister and Cabinet (State Council of Ministers).
  • State Secretariat and Chief Secretary.
  • Organisation and Role of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission.
  • State Human Rights Commission.
  • Panchayati Raj (Local Self Administration).
  • State Legislative Assembly in Rajasthan.

II. Current Affairs of Rajasthan:-

  • Major current issues and happenings at state level related to socio-economic, political, games and sports aspects.


III. General Knowledge of World & India:-

  • Continents, Oceans and their characteristics, global wind system, environmental issues and strategies, globalization and its impacts, population distribution and migration.


  • Physical features, monsoonal system, drainage, vegetation and energy resources.

Indian Economy:-

  • Growth and Development in Agriculture, Industry and Service Sector in India. Foreign Trade of India: Trends, Composition and Direction.

Indian Constitution, Political System and Foreign Policy:-

  • Constitutional History of India with special reference to Government of India Acts of 1919 and 1935. Gandhi’s Contribution to National Movement.
  • Indian Constitution- Role of Ambedkar, making of Constitution, salient features, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Offices of the Indian President and Prime Minister.
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups.
  • Principles of India’s Foreign Policy and Nehru’s contribution in its making.
  • India and U.N.O., emerging trends in International Politics with special reference to Globalization.


IV. Educational Psychology:

  • Educational Psychology – its meaning, scope and implications for teacher in classroom situations.
  • Development of Learner – concept of growth and development, physical, emotional, cognitive, moral and social development.
  • Learning – its meaning and types, different theories of learning and implications for a teacher, transfer of learning, factors affecting learning, constructivist learning.
  • Personality – meaning, theories and measurement, adjustment and its mechanism, maladjustment.
  • Intelligence and Creativity – meaning, theories and measurement, role in learning, emotional intelligence- concept and practices.
  • Motivation – meaning and role in the process of learning, achievement motivation.
  • Individual Differences – meaning and sources, education of children with special needs – Gifted, slow learners and delinquent.
  • Concept and Implications in Education of – Self concept, attitudes, interest & habits, aptitude and social skills.

Rajasthan RPSC Librarian Paper 2 Exam Pattern/Syllabus 2024:

  1. The question paper will carry maximum 200 Marks
  2. Duration of question paper will be 2:00 Hours
  3. The question paper will carry 100 questions of multiple choices.
  4. Negative marking shall be applicable in the evaluation of For every wrong answer one third of the marks prescribed for that particular question shall be deducted.

Explanation: Wrong answer shall mean an incorrect answer or multiple answers.

  1. The minimum qualifying marks shall be 40%. Provided that the percentage fixed as above shall be relaxed by 5% for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

RPSC Librarian Paper II Syllabus 2024:


Library as Social Institution, Development of Libraries in India. Different Types of Libraries: Public, Academic and Special. National Library of India. National Digital Library of India (NDLI). Five Laws of Library Science and their implications. Library Legislation: Need, Features and Efforts in India. Copyright Act, Delivery of Books Act, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Library Associations: International and National: IFLA, ALA, ILA, IASLIC. Library Education in India. Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF).


Universe of Knowledge – Definition and Purpose, Structure and Attributes. Modes of Formation of Subjects, Different types of Subjects, Universe of Subjects as Mapped in different Schemes of Classification. Normative Principles of Classification and their Applications. Methods of knowledge organization. Design and development of Schemes of Library Classification, Standard Sub-division Indexes. General theory of Library Classification. Definition, Need and Purpose of Library Classification. Species of Library classification. Standard Schemes of Classification and their features: CC, DDC and UDC. Notation: Need, Functions and Characteristics. Subject Classification, Principles of Subject Classification. Five Fundamental Categories, Common Isolates, Notation: Need, Functions and characteristics, Phase Relations. Trends in Library Classification.

Bibliographic Description. Catalogue: Definition, Need and Purpose, Structure and Types. Brief History and Development of Catalogue and Cataloguing Codes. Physical Forms including OPAC, Types of Internal Form of Library Catalogue, Subject Cataloguing: Definition, Need and Purpose. Standard Code of Cataloguing: CCC & AACR II, Filling Rules. Normative Principles of Cataloguing. Overview of Principles of Practice in document description. Current Trends in Standardization: MARC, CCF, RDA, Description and exchange, Subject Heading Lists and their features: Chain Procedure, Sears’ List of Subject Headings.


Types of Information Sources: Documentary and Non-documentary. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Evaluation of Information Sources. Need and Purpose of e- resources: e-books, e-journals, Databases.

Concept and Need for Reference Services. Types: Short Range and Long Range. Qualification and Qualities of a Reference Librarian.

Concept and Need of Information Services: Document Delivery, Electronic Document Delivery, Inter Library Loan (ILL), Abstracting and Indexing Services, Translation, Literature Search, Alerting Services: CAS, SDI.

Library Resources Sharing and Library Networks: Concept and Purpose. National and International Initiatives: INFLIBNET, DELNET, OCLC.


Management: Concept, Definition and Scope. Functions and Principles of Management in Libraries. Library Operations: Selection and Acquisition, Collection Building and Development, Technical Processing, Circulation: Charging and Discharging Systems, Serial Control, Stock Verification, Weeding out.

Library Authority and Library Committee. Library Personnel: Job Description, Job Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Job Evaluation.

Financial Management: Sources of Finance, Financial and Budget Estimation. Budgeting Techniques.

Library Building. Library Rules. Library Statistics. Annual Report. Maintenance, Conservation and Preservation of Library Material.


Information & Communication Technology: Definition, Objectives, Need and Components.

Computer Hardware: The Evolution of Computers. Characteristics of Computers. Classification of Computers: Super Computer, Mainframe Computer, Mini Computer and Micro Computer. Digital vs. Analog Computers. Computer Architecture: Input Devices, Output Devices, Central Processing Unit (CPU). Memory (Auxiliary). Computer Software: System and Application Software. Operating Systems: Single and Multiuser. Basics Features of MS Windows and Linux. Application Software: Concept and Types.

General Application Software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Telecommunications: Need, Purpose and Types.

Communication   Tools    and    Techniques:    E-mail,    Teleconferencing/    Video Conferencing, Web Portals, Social Networking Tools.

Network: Concept, Components, Network Topologies and Types: PAN, LAN, WAN, MAN

Internet: Definition, Origin, Need and Purpose. Internet Services. Use of Internet in Library Activities and Services.

Library Automation: Definition, Need and Purpose; Application of Computers to Library Operations.

Basic Features/ Modules of Library and Information Management Software: SOUL 3.0, E-Granthalaya 4.0.

उक्त पद हेतु आयोजित की जाने वाली परीक्षा के लिए ओ.एम.आर. उत्तरपत्रक में प्रश्नों के विकल्प भरने के संबंध में विशेष निर्देशः

  • 1. Each question has five options marked as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. You have to darken only one circle (bubble) indicating the correct answer on the Answer Sheet using BLUE BALL POINT PEN.
  • 2 It is mandatory to fill one option for each question.
  • 3. If you are not attempting a question then you have to darken the circle ‘5’. If none of the five circles is darkened, one third (1/3) part of the marks of question shall be deducted.
  • 4. After solving question paper, candidate must ascertain that he/she has darkened one of the circles (bubbles) for each of the questions. Extra time of 10 minutes beyond scheduled time, is provided for this.
  • 5. A candidate who has not darkened any of the five circles in more than 10% questions shall be disqualified

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