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Eligibilty Criteria

RSMSSB Librarian Educational Qualification

Candidates who are interested to become librarians under RSMSSB should possess the requisite educational qualifications presented and described in the table below:

Eligibility Criteria Professional Qualification
10+2 or equivalent Certification or related course with reference to Library Science

RSMSSB Librarian Overall Eligibility Criteria 2022

The information pertaining to age and eligibility is presented in the table below:

Particulars Details
Age Limit
  • 35 years for male candidates who belong to General/UR category
  • 40 years for female candidates who belong to General/UR category
  • 40 years for male candidates who belong to OBC/SBC/SC/ST category
  • 45 years for female candidates who belong to OBC/SBC/SC/ST category
  • No age limit for candidates displaced due to the war between India and Pakistan in 1971
Nationality Indian
Domicile Rajasthan
Number of Attempts The candidates can attempt the exam as many times as they can, provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Important Points
  • There is no limit regarding the number of attempts for the exam.
  • The candidates are advised to check the official website for the latest updates pertaining to recruitment.
Exam Pattern

The exam consists of two parts-Part A and Part B. Proper knowledge regarding the pattern of the exam is important for the candidates. The details of the exam pattern are presented in the table below:

Part Number of Questions Marks
A - General Knowledge 50 100
B - Library and Information Science and Basic Knowledge of Computer 100 200
Total 150 300

Part A - General Knowledge

Subject Topics
History, Culture, and Politics of Rajasthan
  • Religious Movement of Rajasthan and Folk god-goddess.
  • Main Handicraft, painting, styles of Rajasthan.
  • Rajasthani language works of literature Major regional languages.
  • Princely states of Rajasthan and Farmers and the public Revolution movement, and the movement Prjamandal.
  • Important Forts, Monuments & Structures.
  • Political Awareness of Rajasthan.
  • Main Source of Rajasthan history
  • Important festivals, folk music, fairs, folk dance, and musical instruments.
  • Important Facts on Rajasthani Culture, Tradition, and Heritage.
  • Important Historic Tourism Palace.
  • Important Personalities of Rajasthan.
  • Important Prehistoric civilizations of Rajasthan.
  • Major dynasties and their accomplishments.
  • British treaties, Mass movement of 1857
  • Mughal-Rajput relations.
  • Key features of the architecture.
  • Integral of Rajasthan.
Geography of Rajasthan
  • Main Physic Department – Desert region, Aravali Mountain region, planes.
  • Drainage system.
  • Soil.
  • Agro-climatic and major crops.
  • Livestock
  • Status and Expansion.
  • Climate.
  • Forest and Wildlife Conservation.
  • Environmental and ecological issues.
  • Desertification.
  • Water conservation
  • Multipurpose projects.
  • Transportation.
  • Irrigation Projects.
  • Natural vegetation
  • Minerals.

Part B - Library and Information Science and Basic Knowledge of Computer

Subject Topics
Foundation of Library and Information Science
  • Intellectual property rights and law
  • Important Information, and society
  • Important points of Library legislation
  • The library Acts in India.
  • Library movement in India
  • Role and activities of I.L.A., IFLA, UNESCO and RRRLF
  • Library resource sharing.
  • Library as a social institution
  • Types of libraries
  • Important Five laws of library science and their implications,
  • Concept of information literacy
  • Important Concept of library
  • All about the National Library of India
  • Important Information society
Library Classification and Cataloguing
  • Kinds of entries: Main entry and added entries of Classified Catalogue Code
  • Library Cataloguing: Definition, need, purpose and function
  • History of Classified Catalogue Code and Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
  • Need, purpose, and function
  • Notation: Types and qualities
  • Important Principles of helpful sequence
  • General aspects of common isolates/standard subdivisions
  • Important Devices used in C.C. and D.D.C., Steps in practical classification
Library Organisation and Management
  • Important terms in the Periodical section
  • Important terms in the Circulation section: Newark and Browne
  • Maintenance: Open access system, care and repair (binding)of books and journals, Library display
  • Technical processing section (Classification and Cataloguing of books)
  • General and scientific principles of management and their implication to library administration
  • The function of administration
  • Important Sections of a library: Acquisition section-Book selection
  • Major procedure and accessioning
  • Important Library rules
  • Important Library statistics
  • Important Topics of Budgeting
Reference Service and Information Sources
  • Reference and Information Services: Need and purpose,
  • Ready reference service
  • Long-range reference service
  • Initiation
  • Reference service in School and public library
  • Organization of reference department
  • Qualities of a reference librarian
  • CAS and SDI, Information Sources: Need and types: Primary, secondary, and tertiary.
Basics of Computer
  • Introduction to computer-Characteristics
  • Open-source software, Role of library automation
  • Important Use of the Internet in libraries
  • All About Electronic Resources: e-Books, e-Journals, databases
  • Use, and types of computers
  • Computer generations and computer architecture: Hardware, input and output devices,
  • Important Software: Need, purpose, and types
  • Library software: Proprietary

Admission Open 2023