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TSPSC Librarian Syllabus 2023: Check Exam Pattern

TSPSC Librarian Syllabus 2023 PDF Download: Check Exam Pattern – Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) Officials released an Advertisement for Librarian posts. the official syllabus for Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) Librarian Exam has been released on the official website. aspirants can also check and download the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) Librarian Syllabus & Exam Pattern in the below sections. to make it easy, we have provided the download link of the TSPSC Librarian Exam Syllabus along with the pattern below in the section. Stay connected to our website PrepareExams.Com for getting instant updates on TSPSC Librarian Syllabus.

TSPSC Librarian Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023 – Overview

Board NameTelangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)
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Job LocationHyderabad, Telangana
Selection ProcessComputer-Based Recruitment Test
or OMR Based on Exam

TSPSC Librarian Exam Pattern 2023

The TSPSC Librarian question paper of the recruitment test will be 300 questions with a Maximum mark of 450 marks and All questions carry equal marks. The Exam duration of the TSPSC Librarian paper will be 5 Hours. for each wrong answer, a 0 mark will be deducted. Below the given table is for the TSPSC Librarian Exam Pattern 2023.

  • Total Question – 300 Questions
  • Total Marks – 450 marks
  • Exam Duration – 5 Hours
  • Language –  
  • Mode of Exam –
  • Negative Marking –
Paper-IGeneral Studies and General Abilities150150150 Min
Paper-IILibrary & Information Science (M.Li.Sc. Level)150300150 Min
Total300450300 Min
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Subject Wise – TSPSC Librarian Syllabus 2023


1. Current affairs – Regional, National, and International.
2. International Relations and Events.
3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
4. Environmental issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
5. Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.
6. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.
7. Physical, Social and Economic Geography and Demography of Telangana.
8. Socio-economic, Political, and Cultural History of Modern India with special emphasis on the Indian National Movement.
9. Socio-economic, Political, and Cultural History of Telangana with special emphasis on the Telangana Statehood Movement and the formation of the Telangana state.
10. Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.
11. Social Exclusion; Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability, etc. and inclusive policies.
12. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts, and Literature of Telangana.
13. Policies of Telangana State.
14. Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
15. Basic English. (10th Class Standard)


Unit-1: Foundations of Library and Information Science

Five Laws of Library Science; Types of Libraries and their functions; Library Movement in Telangana, Important libraries in Telangana; Library legislation in India; Library Extension Services; Library Association in India, UK and USA – ILA, IASLIC, SIS, LA and ALA; National & International organizations promoting Library DevelopmentRRRLF, NASSDOC, NISCAIR (CSIR-NIScPR), DESIDOC, IFLA and UNESCO

Unit-2: Information, Communication and Society

Data, Information and Knowledge; Information as a Resource / Commodity; Role of Information in Socio-Economic Development; Information Society, Knowledge Society; Knowledge Management; Information Life Cycle – Generation, Collection, Storage and Dissemination; Communication -Channels, Barriers; National Knowledge Commission; Intellectual Property Rights; Copyright; Right to Information Act; Scholarly Communication – Open Access; Open Educational Resources; Creative Commons

Unit-3: Information Sources

Source of information-Primary, Secondary and Tertiary; Documentary and Nondocumentary; Reference Sources- Dictionaries; Encyclopaedias; Geographical Sources; Biographical Sources; Year Books / Almanacs, Directories and Handbooks; Statistical sources; Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Periodicals; Serial Publications; E-Documents – e-Books; E-Journals; DatabasesBibliographic; Numeric; and Full text

Unit-4: Information Services

Information services- Bibliographic services, Indexing and Abstracting services, CAS, SDI, Document Delivery Services, Referral services; Online Services – Virtual Reference etc; User Education and User Studies; Information. Seeking Behaviour and Information Needs; Information Literacy.

Unit-5: Information Processing (Classification and Cataloguing)

Organization of knowledge/information; Modes of formation of subjects; Library classification-Canons, Laws and Principles; Notation & Mnemonics; Fundamental categories; Call Number; Common isolates; Library classification Schemes-DDC, UDC, and CC; Library Cataloguing-Canons, Laws and Principles; Library catalogue codesCCC and AACR-II, RDA; FRBR; Bibliographic standards: ISBD,MARC,CCF, and MARC-21; Indexing Systems-Pre-Coordinate , Post-Coordinate; Vocabulary control – Thesaurus, Lists of Subjects Headings; Information Storage & Retrieval (ISAR): Search Strategies; Boolean Operators; Evaluation of ISAR Systems

Unit-6: Library Management

Management-Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought; Organizational Structure; Planning; Decision making; Systems study-Analysis, evaluation and design; Collection Development (Books, Serials, Non-book, Material)- Principles of book selection; acquisition procedures; ISBN, ISSN; DOI; Maintenance; Preservation & Conservation; Human Resources Management; Financial Management-Resources generation, Budgeting, Cost and Cost Benefit analysis; PERT, CPM; Library Buildings, equipment & furniture; Marketing information products and services; Total Quality Management (TQM); MIS

Unit-7: Fundamentals of Information Technology

Information Technology –Software and Hardware; storage devices; Software – Operating Systems; Application Software; Client-Server Technology; Different types of Servers.; Communication Technology – Telecommunications; Modem; Router; Wi-Fi; Transmission Media; Networking Concepts – Topologies- LAN, MAN, WAN; Communication Tools and Techniques – Fax, E-mail, Tele Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Voice Mail. Hyper Text and Hyper Media. Standards; Protocols and Formats; Interoperability; Internet Basics – WWW; Web Browsers; Search Engines; Internet Connectivity; Data Security- Computer Viruses.

Unit-8: Library Automation and Networks

Library Automation -Areas of Automation; Hardware and Software selection; OPAC; Resource Sharing and Library Networks-ERNET, NICNET, DELNET, INFLIBNET; OCLC; Library Consortia; Information systems- INIS, AGRIS, PUBMED, INSPEC; Software for Library Automation; Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems; Social Media -Academic Social Networks

Unit-9: Digital Libraries

Digital Library Initiatives; Digitization – Software & hardware; Standards; File formats; Metadata; Digital Collection Management – e-books; e-journals; Databases; Electronic Thesis & Dissertations; Resource Discovery – Federated Search; Search engines; search tools & techniques; Digital Rights Management, copyright & plagiarism

Unit-10: Research Methodology

Types of Research; Research Process; Research Design; Scientific Method – Spiral of Scientific Method; Hypothesis, Data Collection; Sampling techniques; Methods of Research Historical, Case Study, Survey, experimental method etc.; Data Analysis & Interpretation; Citation Style Guides / Manuals; Reference Management Software- EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley etc. Report Writing; Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Webometrics, Altmetrics

TSPSC Librarian Syllabus 2023 – Download Link

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TSPSC Librarian Syllabus 2023 – FAQs

For how many marks, TSPSC Librarian Exam will be held?

TSPSC Librarian Exam will be held for 450 Marks.

Who is conducting the TSPSC Librarian Exam?

The officials of the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) are conducting the TSPSC Librarian Exam.

What is the Exam duration for TSPSC Librarian Exam?

The Exam duration for TSPSC Librarian Exam is 5 Hours.

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