Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) Librarian Exam SYLLABUS


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
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 Indian National Movement.
9. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special
emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana
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 Development-
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 Non-
documentary; 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; Databases-
Bibliographic; 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 codes-
CCC 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
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- End Note, Zotero,
Mendeley etc. Report Writing; Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Webometrics, Altmetrics

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