Punjab Librarian Syllabus & Exam Pattern | PSSSB Librarian Syllabus 2021

Punjab Librarian Syllabus & Exam Pattern | PSSSB Librarian Syllabus 2021

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Punjab School Librarian Syllabus & Exams Pattern 2021

PSSSB School Librarian Recruitment 2021: The Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board (SSSB Board, Punjab) released a notification for the post of Punjab School Librarian 750 posts of School Librarian. Punjab Librarian Vacancy

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In the article, Discuss Punjab School Librarian 2021 Syllabus & Exams Pattern.

1. Every question will carry 1 mark.

2. 1/ 4th marks will be deducted for the wrong answer.

3. Total Marks: 120

4. Duration: 100 minutes

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punjab librarian syllabus

1. Quantitative Ability and Reasoning Ability [10 Marks]

Number Series, Profit, and Loss, Calculation of Interest, Divisibility test, problems on Ratio & Proportions, Percentage problems, problems on Interest, Data Interpretation.

Problems on Logical thinking, Alphanumeric Series, Letter & Number Series, Odd Man Out problems, Analogy problems, Common Sense Test, problems on Alphabetical Arrangement of Words.

2. General Knowledge/ Awareness (India & Punjab) [15 Marks]

Current Affairs, History & Geography, Its Physical Features, Climate, Demography of India, It's Economic and Social Development, Poverty Alleviation, Economic Planning, Etc.

Economic Affairs and Culture, knowledge related to Political and Scientific fields, Sports, Cinema and Literature etc.

Important Events, Movements and Leaders of India and Punjab. (Only questions with definitive dates or years, if required).

3. Information and Communication Technology in Library & Computers [15 Marks]

Basics of Computers, Working of Mobile Phones and personal digital Gadgets, Wireless Technology including 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Use of hotspots.

Fundamentals of Computer networks, Internet, Malware, Concepts related to GPS, understanding emails/ SMS/ messengers, Use of Office Productivity Tools such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, spreadsheets,

Library software: KOHA, SOUL, LIBSYS, Barcode and RFID,  E-Publishing.

4. Languages (English/ Punjabi) [20 Marks]

Basic Grammar, Subject and Verb, Adjectives, and Adverbs,

Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word Substitution, Fill in the blanks,

A problem concerning words, Comparison of Adjectives, Articles, Prepositions, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice, Correction in Sentences, gender, Singular and Plural, Idioms and their meanings Reading comprehension, Spell Checks etc.

5. Library Science [60 Marks]

(a) Unit 1: Libraries: Organisation, purpose and functions of Libraries.

National and International Library Associations: ILA, ALA, CILIP IASLIC, RRRLF, UNESCO, IFLA.

Laws of Library Science, Different types of Libraries,  Library Movement in India after 1947, Library Co-operation, Library Consortium.

(b) Unit 2: Different sections of the Library and their functions: Acquisition, Periodical, Technical, Reference, Circulation and Maintenance.

Library Rules, Elementary knowledge of computer application in libraries.

(c) Unit 3: Reference Service: Definition, need and purpose of Reference Service, Initiation of the fresh reader, Kinds of Reference Service, CAS and SDI.

Documentary and Non-Documentary sources of information including electronic.

Reference and Information Sources: Definition, kinds and uses, evaluation of reference sources.

Documentation and information centres and, Information system and networks with special reference to India: DELNET, INFLIBNET, NISCAIR, DESIDOC, NASSDOC.

(d) Unit 4: Bibliography Definition, need and purpose of bibliography, kinds of bibliographies, National Bibliography (I. N. B./ B. N.B.), Subject Bibliography; Trade Bibliography.

(e) Unit 5: Classification: Definition, need, & purpose.

Fundamental categories and Facet analysis, Notation Call Number, Book number and Collection number.

Schemes of Library Classification: Introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification and Colon Classification. Electronic classification: Web Dewey.

(f) Unit 6: Library Catalogue: Definition, need, purpose and functions, Physical forms of catalogues, Types of Catalogues, Kinds of entries and their functions, Parts of entries, Subject headings and chain the procedure, filing of entries, Current trends, MARC, ISBD, CCF, RDA.

(g) Unit 7: School Library System: Definition, need and objectives, components, Information sources in school libraries, Initiatives for School Libraries in India, Role of Professional Associations in the development of school libraries.

International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), IFLA School Libraries Section.

(h) Unit 8: Library and its users: Role of libraries in a digital context; categories of users and their information needs; information-seeking behaviour user studies; Research tools


1. Question the paper will be bilingual (Punjabi & English).

2. Question the paper will be MCQ based, i.e. Multiple Choice Question.

3. OMR sheets will be provided for answering the questions.

4. The distribution of marks/ questions in each section is indicative & may vary slightly.

5. The syllabus is broadly classified as above but may vary to some extent.

Note: Syllabus Available on S.S.S. Board, Punjab. 

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