TNPSC Librarian Notification 2018

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TNPSC Librarian Notification 2018

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Posting Name

  • Librarian Grade-I in Industries and Commerce Department
  • Librarian in Agriculture Department
  • Film Librarian in Agriculture Department
  • Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-I for Anna Centenary Library in Public Libraries Department
  • Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-II for Anna Centenary Library in Public Libraries Department
  • Librarian in Legislative Assembly Secretariat

Important Date to Note

Starting date for Apply Online 14.11.2018
Last date for Apply Online 16.12.2018
Last date for Payment (SBI or Indian Bank) or Post Office. 18.12.2018

Date of Examination

Paper-I (Subject paper) 23.02.2019 (10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M)
Paper – II (General Studies) 23.02.2019 (2.30 P.M. to 4.30 P.M)
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Age Limit

 

Category of Applicants Min Age Max Age Name of the Post & Department
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all Castes. 18 Years No Maximum age limit Librarian Grade–I in Industries and Commerce Department
Others [i.e. applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s,STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs] 18 Years 35 Years (should not have completed) Librarian Grade–I in Industries and Commerce Department
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all Castes 18 Years No Maximum age limit

1) Librarian in Agriculture Department

2) Film Librarian in Agriculture Department

3) Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-I in Public Libraries Department

4) Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-II in Public Libraries Department

5) Librarian in Legislative Assembly Secretariat

Others [(i.e.) Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs] 18 Years 30 Years (should not have completed)

Selection Process

  • Written exam
  • Personal Interview
  • Document Verification

Scale Of Pay

  • Librarian Grade-I – 36200- 114800/- (Level- 15)
  • Librarian in Agriculture – 36200- 114800/- (Level- 15)
  • Film Librarian in Agriculture – 36200- 114800/- (Level- 15)
  • Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-I – 36200-114800/-(Level-15)
  • Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-II – 19500-62000/-(Level-08)Librarian in
  • Legislative Assembly Secretariat – 56900-180500/-(Level-23)

Vacancy Details

SI.No Name of Post No. of Post
1. Librarian Grade-I in Industries and Commerce Department 01 Post
2. Librarian in Agriculture Department 02 Posts
3. Film Librarian in Agriculture Department 01 Post
4. Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-I for Anna Centenary Library in Public Libraries Department 05 Posts
5. Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-II for Anna Centenary Library in Public Libraries Department 19 Posts
6. Librarian in Legislative Assembly Secretariat 01 Post

Total

29 Posts

 

Application Fees

Registration Fee

  • Rs. 150/-

Examination Fee

  • Rs.150/

Apply Mode

  • Online

Exam Pattern

S. No Test Type Exam Medium Paper Topic Names Total Questions Marks Test Period
1 Objective type questions English Paper I Library and Information Science 200 300 3 Hours
2 English & Tamil Paper II Aptitude 100 200 3 Hours
3 Mental Ability test
Interview and records 70
Total 300 570

Educational Qualification

1.Librarian Grade-I

  • Must possess a degree in Arts or Science or Commerce from University recognized by the University Grants Commission. and
  • Must possess a degree in Library Science from any University recognized by the University Grants Commission, or from a recognized Institution or Board; and Must possess practical experience in Cataloguing and abstracting in a Library connected with any recognized Educational and Scientific Institution or Industrial Concern for a period of not less than two years.

2. Librarian in Agriculture

  • Must possess a degree and
  • Must possess B.Lib Science Degree (provided that other things being equal, preference shall be given to a candidate who has a) Adequate knowledge of French/German b) Previous experience as Librarian in a Library of a college affiliated to a University or a Research Institute or a well established District Library

3. Film Librarian in Agriculture

  • Must possess a degree and
  • Must possess B.Lib Science Degree (provided that other things being equal, preference shall be given to a candidate who has a) Adequate knowledge of French/German b) Previous experience as Librarian in a Library of a college affiliated to a University or a Research Institute or a well established District Library

4. Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-I

  • A Bachelor’s Degree of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission. and
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Master Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission.

5. Librarian and Information Assistant Grade-II

  • A Bachelor’s Degree of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission. and
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Master Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science of a University recognized by the University Grants Commission.

6. Librarian in Legislative Assembly Secretariat

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any subject and a degree in Library and Information Science of any University recognized by the University Grants Commission.”

Exam Syllabus

Paper – I Library And Information Science (B.L.I.S) (Degree Standard) Objective Type

Unit-I : Library And Society

  • Library as a Social Institution; Impact of Libraries on Social, Political, Economical, and Cultural aspects, Laws of Library Science.
  • Types of Libraries – Public, Academic and Special Libraries; Library movement in India;
  • Library Legislation; Public Library Act; Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Library) Act; Intellectual Property Rights – Copyright Act.
  • Library associations and Professional bodies – UNESCO, IFLA, ALA; CILIP; ILA; IATLIS. (v) Role of government agencies in library development – RRRLF; UGCINFLIBNET.

Unit –II : Library Management

  • Management – Concept; Definition; School of Thoughts – Functions of Management; (POSDCORB); Library Authority and Committee.
  • Library Sections and Routines – Acquisition, Technical, Maintenance, Circulation, Reference and Periodical.
  • Human Resource Management – Job Analysis, Job Description, Recruitment, Selection, Training, performance Appraisal, training, motivation, etc.
  • Financial Management– Budget – Types, Sources of income to various types of libraries, Physical facilities – Building and Furniture.
  • Library Records – Statistics; Reports.

Unit-III : Information Processing ( Library Classification)

  • Library Classification – Concept; Definition; Need and Purpose.
  • Library Classification – Types: General and Special; Various Schemes of classification – Colon Classification; Dewey Decimal Classification; Universal Decimal Classification and Library of Congress Classification.
  • Structure of knowledge – Modes of Formation of Subject, – Canons and Laws.
  • Facet and Facet analysis – Fundamental categories (PMEST); Analytico Synthetic approach and Devices.
  • Notation – Types; Characteristics. 24

Unit- IV : Information Processing (Library Cataloguing)

  • Library Cataloguing – Concept; Definition; Need, Purpose and Functions.
  • Library Catalogue – Types – Physical forms and Inner forms – Alphabetical, Classified, and Alphabetico-Classified; Trade catalogue;
  • Cataloguing Standards – ISBDs; Cataloguing Codes – Classified Catalogue Code of Ranganathan, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
  • International Standards – MARC – CCF; UNIMARC; MARC21; Metadata
  • Subject Headings – Sears‟ List of Subject Headings, LCSH, Centralised and Co -Operative Cataloguing.

Unit – V : Information Sources

  • Information Sources – Types – primary, secondary, and tertiary; Print Vs. Electronic resources; Human Vs. Institutional
  • Evaluation of Information Sources – Criteria
  • Secondary Sources: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Indexing and Abstracting Sources, Directories, Biographical Sources; Geographical Sources
  • Electronic Information Sources – Databases; Full-text databases
  • Information Sources – Discipline-oriented sources – Pubmed; INSPEC; etc; UGC- e-Sadhsindhu Open sources

Unit – VI: Information Services

  • Information Services – Types: Ready reference and Long range reference services; User education; Information literacy
  • Literature search – Bibliography compilation and Bibliographical services
  • Current Awareness Service, SDI
  • Indexing and Abstracting services; Referral Service.
  • Reprography, Translation and other specialized services

Unit – VII: Computer And Computer Applications

  • Computer – Definition; Characteristics; Classification of Computers Hardware – Generations; Input and Output Devices; Secondary Storage Devices; Telecommunication – Concept and Components.
  • Computer Software – Meaning; Types – System Software and Application Software; Operating System – Single user vs. Multi-user; Open Sources vs Proprietary
  • Database – Concept; Database Management System (DBMS) – Concepts; Functions;
  • Library Automation – Need and Purpose; Areas of library automation; Library automation software packages – Proprietary vs. Open.
  • Web Technology – Browser, Search Engine, Protocol, ISDN.

Unit- VIII : Resource Sharing And Networking

  • Resource sharing – Concept, Definition, Need, Purpose.
  • Library Co-operation – Concept, Definition, Need and Purpose.
  • Computer Networks – Types – LAN, WAN, MAN; Internet and Intranet
  • Library Networks – Concept, Need, Functions.
  • Library Network System – International, OCLC World cat; National – INFLIBNET, DELNET. 25

Unit- IX : Information System

  • Information System – Concept, Characteristics and Functions.
  • Information System, Types – International, National; Subject – Mission Oriented; National Knowledge Commission; National Mission on Libraries.
  • Information Systems – International UNESCO, INIS, AGRIS, INSPEC, PUBMED, CAS; National – NISCAIR, DESIDOC.
  • Library Consortia – Trends, Functions; UGC – e-sodhsindhu, N-LIST, CSIR Consortium.
  • Open Access movement; Open Access System.

Unit-X : Digital Library

  • Digital Library – Concept, Definitions, Characteristics, Theoritical framework, Merits and Demerits.
  • Digital Library Management – Design, Architecture, Standards.
  • Digital Library Initiatives – Initiatives in India; Open Archives Initiatives.
  • Metadata – Definition, Standards, Metadata Harvesting.
  • Digital Library – Building process – Digitization; Software and Hardware; Institutional repositories.

Paper – II General Studies (Degree Standard) Objective Type

Unit – I : General Science

  • Physics: – Universe – General Scientific laws – Scientific instruments – Inventions and discoveries – National scientific laboratories – Science glossary – Mechanics and properties of matter – Physical quantities, standards and units – Force, motion and energy – electricity and Magnetism – Electronics & communications – Heat, light and sound – Atomic and nuclear physics – Solid State Physics-Spectroscopy – Geophysics – Astronomy and space science.
  • Chemistry: – Elements and Compounds – Acids, bases and salts – Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals – Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds – Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides – Biochemistry and biotechnology – Electrochemistry – Polymers and plastics.
  • Botany: – Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of life-Classification of living organism – Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration – Excretion of metabolic waste Bio-communication. Zoology: – Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system Genetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation-Human diseases, prevention and remedies Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases-Alcoholism and drug abuse-Animals, plants and human life.

Unit – II: Current Events

  • History: – Latest diary of events – National – National symbols -Profile of States Defence, national security and terrorism – World organizations-pacts and summits Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games – Books & authors – Awards & honours – Cultural panorama – Latest historical events – India and its neighbours – Latest terminology- Appointments – who is who?
  • Political Science: – India’s foreign policy – Latest court verdicts – public opinion – Problems in conduct of public elections- Political parties and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration- Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,- Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
  • Geography: – Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecology.
  • Economics: – Current socio-economic problems-New economic policy & govt. sector.
  • Science:- Latest inventions on science & technology – Latest discoveries in Health Science – Mass media & communication. 27

Unit – III: Geography

  • Earth and Universe – Solar system – Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – rivers in India – Soil, minerals & natural resources-Natural vegetation – Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries – Transport & communication – Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster management Climate change – impact and consequences – Mitigation measures – Pollution Control.

Unit – IV: History And Culture Of India

  • Pre-historic events – Indus valley civilization-Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age – Maurya dynasty – Buddhism and Jainism – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis – South Indian history – Culture and Heritage of Tamil people – Advent of European invasion – Expansion and consolidation of British rule-Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors – Social reforms and religious movements – India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture – Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom – India-as secular state – Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes – Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.

Unit – V: Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India – Preamble to the constitution – Salient features of constitution – Union, State and territory – Citizenship-rights amend duties – Fundamental rights – Fundamental duties – Human rights charter – Union legislature – Parliament – State executive – State Legislature – assembly – Status of Jammu & Kashmir – Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu – Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law – Indian federalism – center – state relations – Emergency provisions – Civil services in India – Administrative challenges in a welfare state – Complexities of district administration – Elections – Election Commission Union and State – Official language and Schedule-VIII – Amendments to constitution – Schedules to constitution-Administrative reforms & tribunalsCorruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. – Right to information – Central and State Commission – Empowerment of women- Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal – Consumer protection forms.

Unit – VI : Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models-an assessment – Land reforms & agriculture – Application of science in agriculture -Industrial growth – Capital formation and investment – Role of public sector & disinvestment – Development of infrastructure- National income – Public finance & fiscal policy – Price policy & public distribution – Banking, money & monetary policy – Role of Foreign Direct 28 Investment (FDI) – WTO – globalization & privatization – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty – HRD – sustainable economic growth- Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Energy Different sources and development – Finance Commission – Planning Commission – National Development Council.

Unit – VII : Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance- Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt- Indian National Congress – Emergence of national leaders- Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji – Growth of militant movements -Different modes of agitations-Era of different Acts & Pacts-World war & final phase struggle – Communalism led to partition- Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others – Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence.

Unit – VIII : Aptitude & Mental Ability Test ( SSLC Standard )

  • Conversion of information to data – Collection, compilation and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams – Parametric representation of data-Analytical interpretation of data – Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) – Ratio and Proportion – Simple interest – Compound interest – Area-Volume – Time and Work – Behavioral ability – Basic terms, Communications in information technology – Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Decision making and problem solving.
  • Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning- Number Series – Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

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