UGC NET Library and Information Science: Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Sample Questions

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UGC NET Library and Information Science Syllabus: Part II, Paper III (Part A & B)

  1. Unit - I
  2. Unit - II
  3. Unit - III
  4. Unit - IV
  5. Unit - V
  6. Unit - VI
  7. Unit - VII
  8. Unit - VIII
  9. Unit - IX
  10. Unit - X

UGC NET Library and Information Science Paper II, Paper III-A, Paper III-B: Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of (Core / Elective / Optional) unit wise syllabus for paper Paper II, Paper III (Part A & B).

Unit - I :

  • Information : Information Science, Information Society.
  • Information as a Resource / Commodity.
  • Information Transfer Cycle : Generation, Collection, Storage and Dissemination.
  • Role of information in Planning, Management. Socio - economic Development.
  • Technology transfer Communication : Channels, barriers.
  • Intellectual Property Rights : Concept, Copyright, Censorship - Print and Non - print Media.
  • Library and Information Policy at the National Level.

Unit - II :

  • Laws of Library Science.
  • Library Resource Sharing and Networking.
  • Library Movement and Library Legislation in India.
  • Library Extension Services.
  • Library and Information Science Education in India.
  • Library and Information Profession.
  • Library Associations in India, UK and USA : ILA, IASLIC, IATLIS. SIS, LA, ASLIB, SLA and ALA.
  • Library Associations Organisations at International level : FID, IFIA and UNESCO.

Unit - III :

  • Sources of Information : Primary, Secondary and Tertiary - Documentary and Non - documentary.
  • Reference Sources : Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical Sources, Year - books / Almanacs, Directories, and Handbooks, Statistical (salient features and evaluation).
  • Bibliographical Sources : Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Journals ( salient features and evaluation ) E - documents, E - books. E - Journals.
  • Databases : Bibliographic,Numeric / and Full text - Evaluation.

Unit - IV :

  • Reference and Information services, Referral Service.
  • Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report.
  • Online Services
  • Translation Services
  • Reprographic Services

Unit - V :

  • Organisation of knowledge / information.
  • Modes of formation of subjects.
  • Library Classification : Canons and Principles.
  • Library Classification Schemes : DDC. UDG and CG.
  • Library Cataloguing : Canons and Principles.
  • Library Cataloguing Codes : CCC and AACR - II.
  • Bibliographic Records : International standards - ISBDs. MARC and CCF.
  • Indexing : Pre - coordlnate, Post - coordinate.
  • Vocabulary Control : Thesaurus. lists of Subject Headings.
  • Databases : Search Strategies, Boolean Operators.
  • Knowledge Management

Unit - VI :

  • Management : Principles, Functions, Schools of Thought Planing, Organization Structure Decision making.
  • System Study : Analysis, Evaluation and Design.
  • Collection Development : Books, Serials, Non - book Materials - Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN. Cataloging - in - Publication ( CIP ).
  • Human Resources Management : Manpower Planning. Job analysis. Job description. Selection. Recruitment, Motivation Training and Development, Staff Manual.
  • Leadership and Performance.
  • Evaluation Delegation of authority.
  • Financial Management : Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost - Benefit analysis.
  • Library Buildings and Equipments.
  • Performance Evaluation of Libraries / Information Centres and Services. Marketing Information product and services Total Quality Management ( TQM ).

Unit - VII :

  • Information Technology : Components; Impact of IT on Society.
  • Computers : Hardware, Software, Storage - Devices, Input / Output Devices.
  • Telecommunication : Transmission media, Switching systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communication Fax, E - Mail, Tele - conferencing / Video-conferencing, Bulletin Board Service, Teletext. Videotex, Voice Mail.
  • Networking : Concepts, Topologies, Types - LAN, MAN and WAN Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia.
  • Integrated Services Digital Network ( ISDN ), Open Systems Interconnection ( OSI ).

Unit - VIII :

  • Library Automation : Areas of automation. Planning, Hardware and Software Selection, OPAC.
  • Internet : Components, Services, Browsing-Web Browsers, Search Engines Meta-Data, Digital Object Identifier ( DOI ).
  • National and International Information Systems : NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC. DESIDOC, INIS. AGRIS. MEDLARS. INSPEC.

Unit - IX :

  • Types of Research : Basic, Applied, Interdisciplinary, Research Design, Scientific Method, Hypotheses, Data Collection, Sampling.
  • Methods of Research : Historical. Descriptive, Case Study, Survey, Comparative and Experimental.
  • Statistical Methods, Data Analysis.
  • Report Writing
  • Research Methods in library and Information Science and Services. Bibliometrics

Unit - X :

  • Types of Libraries : National, Public, Academic and Special Objectives, Structure and Functions.
  • Digital Libraries : Concept
  • Virtual Libraries : Concept
  • Types of users, User studies. User education.
  • Role of UGC in the growth and development of libraries and information centres in institutions of higher education in India.
  • Role of Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation ( RRLF ).

UGC NET Library and Information Science: Exam Pattern (FAQs)

Is it mandatory to qualify UGC General Paper-1?
Yes, it is necessary for all UGC (Library and Information Science) candidates to pass UGC General Paper-1: Teaching & Research Aptitude (TRA) exam
How many question papers are there in the UGC NET (Library and Information Science) exam?
Two: Paper II and Paper III
How many questions will be their in NET Library and Information Science (Paper II)?
Their will be a total of 50 questions in UGC Library and Information Science Paper II
What type of questions are asked in UGC Library and Information Science exam?
Paper-II contains questions of objective nature: MCQs; Matching type; Assertion-Reasoning; True / False. Paper-III (Part A): Essay type questions. Paper III (Part B): Essay type questions from each of the electives

UGC NET Library and Information Science - Paper II: Sample Questions

An entry that directs The Reader from one heading to another is called

  1. Added entry
  2. Main entry
  3. Analytical entry
  4. Reference entry

Who are the Publishers of 'Encyclopaedia of library and information science'?

  1. American library Association
  2. HW Wilson
  3. Marcel Dekker
  4. RR Bowker

DRTC is located at ____.

  1. New Delhi
  2. Kolkata
  3. Bangalore
  4. Chennai

UGC NET Library and Information Science - Paper III (Part A): Sample Questions

  1. Explain the barriers in communication.
  2. Discuss the issues relating to corporate in India.

UGC NET Library and Information Science - Paper III (Part B): Sample Questions

  1. Discuss the library and information policy in India.
  2. Discuss the role of Library Association in professional development.
  3. Discuss the problems in acquisition of serials in a special libraries.

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