Exam Pattern:

The Exam Paper will have two Parts.

Sr. No. Parts Marks
1. Part A – General Knowledge 100
2. Part B -Library and Information Science and Basic Knowledge of Computer 200







  • The Exam will have total 300 marks.
  • Minimum qualifying marks in Exam is 40 %.Those candidates who can not get the minimum marks will not be qualified.
  • Time duration for the Exam is 03:00 hours.


Part A :- General Knowledge

  1. Main Source of Rajasthan history
  2. Main Prehistoric civilizations of Rajasthan.
  3. Major dynasties and their accomplishments.
  4. Mughal-Rajput relations.
  5. Key features of architecture.
  6. Important Forts, Monuments & Structures.
  7. Religious Movement of Rajasthan and Folk god-goddess.
  8. Main Handicraft, painting, styles of Rajasthan.
  9. Rajasthani language works of literature Major regional languages.
  10. Fair, festival, folk music, folk dance, musical instruments, jewelry.
  11. Rajasthani Culture,Tradition and Heritage.
  12. Important Historic tourism Palace.
  13. Main Personality of Rajasthan.
  14. Princely states of Rajasthan and British treaties, Mass movement of 1857
  15. Farmers and public Revolution movement,and the movement Prjamandal.
  16. Integral of Rajasthan.
  17. Political Awareness of Rajasthan.

Geography of Rajasthan

  1. Status and Expansion.
  2. Main Physic Department – Desert region, Aravali Mountain region, planes.
  3. Drainage system.
  4. Soil.
  5. Climate.
  6. Natural vegetation.
  7. Forest and Wildlife Conservation.
  8. Environmental and ecological issues.
  9. Desertification.
  10. Agro-climatic and major crops.
  11. Livestock.
  12. Multipurpose projects.
  13. Irrigation Projects.
  14. water conservation
  15. Transportation.
  16. Minerals.

Part B:Library and Information Science and Basic Knowledge of Computer

Foundation of Library and Information Science

Concept of library, information and society, Information society, Library as a social institution, Types of libraries: Academic, Special and Public,  National library of India,  Five laws of library science and their implications, Concept of information literacy, Library movement in India, Library legislation,  Library acts in India,  Intellectual property rights and law, Censorship,  Extension activities and public relation work, Role and activities of I.L.A.,  IFLA and UNESCO and RRRLF,  Library resource sharing.

Library Classification and Cataloguing

Definition, need, purpose and function, Notation: Types and qualities, Main features of Colon Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification Schemes, Principles of helpful sequence, General aspects of common isolates/standard sub-divisions, Devices used in C.C. and D.D.C., Steps in practical classification, Library Cataloguing: Definition, need, purpose and function, History of Classified Catalogue Code and Anglo American Cataloguing Rules, Kinds of entries: Main entry and added entries of Classified Catalogue Code, Kind of catalogue: Classified and dictionary, Physical and inner forms of catalogue, Subject cataloguing and chain procedure, OPAC.

Library Organisation and Management

General and scientific principles of management and  their implication to library administration, Function of administration, Sections of a library: Acquisition section-Book selection, procedure and  accessioning, Technical processing section (Classification and  Cataloguing of books), Periodical section, Circulation section: Newark and  Browne, Maintenance: Open access system, care and repair (binding)of books and  journals, Stock rectification and verification, Library display, Library rules, Library statistics, Budgeting.

Reference Service and Information Sources

Reference and information Services: Need and purpose, Ready reference service, Long range reference service, Initiation, Reference service in School and public library, Organisation of reference department, Qualities of a reference librarian, CAS and SDI, Information Sources: Need and types: Primary, secondary and tertiary.

Basics of Computer

Introduction to computer-Characteristics, use, and types of computers, Computer generations, and computer architecture: Hardware, input and output devices, Software: Need, purpose and types, Operating system, Library software: Proprietary, Open source software, Role of library automation, Use of Internet in libraries, Electronic Resources: e-Books, e-Journals, databases