Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Librarian Exam 2019 Solved Questions with Explanations (1-25)

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Librarian Exam 2019 Solved Questions with Explanations (1-25)

1.      Which of the following is NOT an internet protocol?
A.    NMP
B.     HTTP
C.     FTP
D.    SMTP

Answer: C (NMP)

2.      ‘Indian Science Abstracts’ is published by:
A.    RRLF

Answer: D (NISCAIR)

3.      Who is the publisher of the book Five Laws of Library Science?
A.    University of Calcutta
B.     Indian Library Association
C.     Madras University
D.    Madras Library Associaiton

Answer: D (Madras Library Association)

4.      Which of the following is NOT a principle of facet sequence?
A.    Whole-organ principle
B.     Later-in-Time principle
C.     Wall-picture principle
D.    Cow-calf principle

Answer: B (Later-in-Time principle)

5.      The technique of periodically evaluating the job of the employees is called:
A.    Performance indicator
B.     Job analysis
C.     Performance appraisal
D.    Job description

Answer: C (Performance appraisal)

6.      Who tried to differentiate between information and knowledge?
A.    Weaver
B.     Brookes
C.     Yovits
D.    Shannon

Answer: B (Brookes)

Notes: Bertram C. Brookes claimed Information as ‘fragmented knowledge’ and Knowledge as ‘coherent structures of information’.

7.      Prenatal cataloguing is the contribution of __.
A.    S. R. Ranganathan
B.     Melvil Dewey
C.     James D. Brown
D.    C. A. Cutter

Answer: A (S. R. Ranganathan)

8.      The national centre which operates the modernization of university libraries with its high-speed data network is called:


9.      The real feel of the profession of librarianship came when an American, Asa Don Dickinson started a training program for Indian librarians with the help of __.
A.    Kolkata Library
B.     Delhi Public Library
C.     Connemara Public Library
D.    Punjab Library Primer

Answer: D (Punjab Library Primer)

10.  Who is the publisher of Books in Print?
A.    Wilson Company
B.     ASLIB
C.     McMillan Company
D.    Bowker Company

Answer: D (Bowker Company)

Notes: R.R. Bowker LLC, is now an affiliate of ProQuest LLC.

11.  The tag 300 in MARC 21 indicates:
A.    Edition statement
B.     Physical description
C.     General note
D.    Series statement

Answer: B (Physical description)

12.  Which of the following in the communication satellite is used to amplify and retransmit signals?
A.    Transmitter
B.     Transponder
C.     Amplifier
D.    De-amplifier

Answer: B (Transponder)

Notes: Transponder is a wireless communication device that upon receiving a signal, automatically retransmit the signal at a different frequency. Transponders are generally used in satellite communications and in location, identification and navigation systems.

13.  Which of the following does not come under ‘Seven Lamps of Conduct’ for library professionals?
A.    Sympathetic behaviour
B.     Privacy
C.     Service before self
D.    Tact

Answer: B (Privacy)

Notes: R. L. Mittal suggested ‘Seven Lamps of Conduct’ that is ‘musts’ for library professionals are: (i) Impersonal Book Selection (ii) Service before self (iii) Split mind (iv) Sympathetic behavior (v) Tact (vi) Industry, and (vii) Scholarship

14.  Who is the author of ‘Rules for a Dictionary Catalog’?
A.    A. Panizzi
B.     C. A. Cutter
C.     Margaret Mann
D.    W. C. B. Sayers

Answer: B (C. A. Cutter)

Notes: Charles Ammi Cutter who first gave a generalized set of rules for subject cataloging in his Rules for a Dictionary Catalogue (RDC) published in 1876.

15.  The method of knowing the information searching behavior of the users is __.
A.    User behavior studies
B.     User’s study
C.     Communication study
D.    User educaiton

Answer: B (User’s study)

16.  Who developed the CPM method in 1950?
A.    Taylor
B.     G. Keller
C.     H. L. Gnatt
D.    Kelly and Walker

Answer: D (Kelly and Walker)

Notes: The Critical Path Method (CPM) is an algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities, developed in the by Morgan R. Walker of DuPont and James E. Kelley Jr. of Remington Rand.

17.  Who was the chairman of the committee on National Network System for Universities/ Libraries?
A.    Dr. C. D. Deshmukh
B.     Dr. N. Seshagiri
C.     R. P. Rastogi
D.    C. R. Karisidappa

Answer: [Options are wrong]

Notes: Dr. N. Seshagiri was the chairman of a Working Group on Modernization of Library Services and Informatics, appointed by the Planning Commission. The Chairman of the Committee on National Network System for Universities/Libraries appointed in 1988 by the UGC was Prof. Yash Pal, the then Chairman of UGC.

18.  ILA is a member of __.
A.    IFLA and Commonwealth Library Association
B.     American Library Association and Library Association (LA)
C.     Library Association Commonwealth Library Association
D.    IFLA and FID

Answer: A (IFLA and Commonwealth Library Association)

19.  The decimal representation for character ‘A’ in ASCII is __.
A.    67
B.     63
C.     65
D.    69

Answer: C (65)

Notes: The decimal representation of characters in ASCII is as follows: 0-9 (48-57) and (A –Z (65-90).

20.  The print, electronic or any other form containing recent information or news which is of interest to a special group of users is called:
A.    Newsletter
B.     Trade catalogue
C.     Handbook
D.    Manual

Answer: A (Newsletter)

21.  The cryptographic technique that uses different encryption and decryption keys is called:
A.    Substitutional Cryptography
B.     Secret Key Cryptography
C.     Traditional Cryptography
D.    Public Key Cryptography

Answer: D (Public Key Cryptography)

Notes: Cryptography is the art and science of secret writing. It is the science of transforming information into an unintelligible form so that it can be saved from unauthorized access. Unlike symmetric key algorithms that rely on one key for both encryption and decryption, asymmetric cryptography or Public Key cryptography is an encryption method that uses two different set of keys - a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt and the private key is used to decrypt the message or information.

22.  How can TQM be employed in libraries and information centres?
A.    By applying ISO-2901
B.     By applying ISO-9000
C.     By applying ISO
D.     By applying ISO-9002

Answer: B (By applying ISO-9000)

Notes: ISO 9000 is a set of international standards on quality management and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality system elements to be implemented to maintain an efficient quality system.

23.  String of text that are links to other pages are called:
A.    Hyperlinker
B.     Multimedia
C.     Hypermedia
D.    Hyperlinks

Answer: D (Hyperlinks)

24.  Who is the author of the Model Public Library and Information Services Act?
A.    Venkatappaiah
B.     Dr. M.D. Sen
C.     K. P. Sinha
D.    Dr. S. R. Ranganathan

Answer: A (Venkatappaiah)

Notes: On the request of Indian Library Association (ILA) Dr. V. Venkatappaiah drafted the Model Public Libraries Act in 1989 which was presented in the National Seminar on Model Public Libraries Act organized by ILA and RRRLF in 1990. The act was then revised as Model Public Library and Information Services Act in 1995 and again in 2005.

25.  The 3 Cards system is mainly used in libraries for which of the following?
A.    Serial Selection
B.     Acquisition and control of serials
C.     Book selection
D.    Circulation of books

Answer: B (Acquisition and control of serials)

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