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Eligibilty Criteria

he DSSSB Librarian Eligibility Criteria is a crucial factor for all the candidates preparing to appear for the exam. Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria for the DSSSB Librarian Exam 2022 in order to sit in the exam. The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Recruitment Board has the final call over the eligibility criteria and it's mandatory for every candidate to follow the same.

The eligibility criteria have many components which need to be fulfilled by the aspirants.

DSSSB Librarian Educational Qualifications

The educational qualifications which are a must for every aspirant to be eligible for the DSSSB Librarian Exam are:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • A bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Library Science from a recognized University/Institute.

DSSSB Librarian Age Limit

The eligibility criteria of age limit are other important requirements of the DSSSB Librarian Exam. The maximum age for applying for the post of DSSSB Librarian is 30 years of age. However, age relaxation is there for the aspirants who belongs from the special or reserved categories.

Reserved Categories Tenure of age concession
SC/ST 5 years of relaxation
OBC 3 years of relaxation
PwD 10 years of relaxation
PwD + SC/ST 15 years of relaxation
PwD + OBC 13 years of relaxation
Departmental Candidate with at least three years of continuous service in Govt. of NCT of Delhi/its Local or autonomous bodies Up to 5 years of relaxation for Group ‘B’ posts Up to 40 years of age (45 years for SC/ST, 43 years for OBC) for Group ‘C’ post.
Meritorious Sports Person Up to 5 years of relaxation (10 years for SC/ST and 8 years for OBC)
Ex- Serviceman (Non- Gazetted) Period of Military service plus 3 years
Disabled Defence Services personnel 45 years (50 years of SC/ST, 48 years for OBC)

DSSSB Librarian Eligibility 2022: Nationality

The candidates who are eligible to appear for the DSSSB Librarian exam must be citizens of India. All the candidates having the nationality of India are eligible to apply for the exam.

  • Nationality: Indian Citizen

DSSSB Librarian Eligibility 2022: Total Number of Attempts

Before reaching the maximum age of 30 years, candidates can give “n” number of attempts. There are no specific number of attempts, only the age factor must be kept into consideration. The candidates belonging from the reserved candidates are allowed to give as many numbers of attempts till their age relaxation permits.

Exam Pattern

DSSSB Librarian Exam 2022 is a one-tier exam which is an objective kind of paper of 200 marks with a syllabus covering two sections of general awareness and the concerned subject i.e., Library Information and Science.

The candidates should be well versed with the Exam Patterns to prepare systematically for the exam. The exam pattern for DSSSB Librarian Exam 2022 is mentioned in the table below:

Subject Number of Questions Marks
General Awareness 20 20
General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability 20 20
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability 20 20
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability 20 20
Library and Information Science 20 20
Total 100 100

Important Point: Negative Marking is there in the exam. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.


For the successful preparation of any competitive exam, the syllabus plays a significant role in reaching the right direction. Hence, a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of syllabus the is a must for any aspirant to excel in the exam. The candidates preparing to appear for DSSSB Librarian Exam 2022 must have a clear outlook of the accurate syllabus for the exam ahead of time.

All the candidates can check out the latest syllabus for the DSSSB Librarian Exam 2022.

DSSSB Librarian Section A Syllabus 2022

Section A consists of 4 broader topics:

  • General Awareness
  • General Awareness and Reasoning Ability
  • Arithmetical and Numerical Ability
  • Test of Comprehension and language in English and Hindi
Section A Topics
General Awareness
  • History
  • Polity
  • Constitution
  • Sports
  • Art and Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Everyday Science
  • National/International
  • Organizations/Institutes etc.
General Awareness and Reasoning Ability
  • Analogies
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Space Visualization
  • Problem Solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decision Making
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship
  • Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability
  • Number Systems including Simplifications
  • Decimals
  • Data Interpretation
  • Fractions
  • L.C.M
  • H.C.F
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Tables and Graphs
Test of Comprehension and Language in Hindi and English
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms and Correct Usage

DSSSB Librarian Exam Syllabus: Section B

The Section B topics are on Library and Information Science. Here is the DSSSB Librarian Section B syllabus:

  • Library and Society
  • Library Management
  • Library Classification Theory and Practice
  • Library Cataloguing and Practice
  • Reference and Information Studies
  • Information Services
Units Topics
Library and Society
  • Laws of Library Science
  • Types of Libraries
  • Library Associations
  • Systems and Programmes
  • Library Movement and Library Legislation in India
  • Organizations and Institutions involved in the development of Library and Information Services-UNESCO, IFLA, FID, INIS, NISSAT
Library Management
  • Collection development – Types of Documents and Selection Principles
  • Acquisition of Journals and Periodicals
  • Preparation of Documents for use
  • Library Personnel and Library Committee
  • Library Rules and Regulations
  • Library Finance and Budget
  • Principles of Library Management
  • Library Organization and Structure
  • Use and Maintenance of the Library – Circulation, Maintenance, Shelving, Stock Verification, Binding and Preservation, Weeding out etc.
Library Classification Theory and Practice
  • Library Classification Schemes – DDC, CC, UDC
Library Cataloguing Theory and Practice
  • Canons and Principles
  • Library Cataloguing Codes – CCC and AACR
Reference and Information Resources
  • Bibliography and Reference Sources- Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias
  • Ready Reference Sources etc.
  • Sources of Information – Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Documentary
  • Non-Documentary; documents
  • E-Books, E-Journals, etc
Information Services
  • Concept and need for Information
  • Types of Documents
  • Nature and Organization of Information Services
  • Abstracting and Indexing Services
  • Computer-based Information Services – CAS, SDI

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