Thursday, May 23, 2013


Multiple Choice Questions in Library & Information Science

Multiple Choice Questions in Library & Information Science
Objective Type Questions Library Information Science

1. ‘National Library Week’ is observed in India every year
in the month of November:
(a)        True    
(b)        False

2. Who was the first president of IFLA?
(a) W. C. B. Sayers    
(b) S. R. Ranganathan
(c)Issac Collijn           
(d) Melvil Dewey

3. A. C. Wollner and M. O. Thomas were associated with:
(a)Foundation of LA 
(b) Foundation of ALA
(c)Foundation of ILA
(d) Foundation of ASLIB

4. ‘Tree of porphyry’ is formed as result of:
(b) Potychotomy
(d) Decachotomy

5. Who designated Dr. Ranganathan, as the father of Library science in India:
(a)        Jawahartal Nehru       
(b) Sir Radhakrishanan
(c)        Rajendra Prasad         
(d) Sir Maurice Gwoyer

6. Sadler Commission in India was setup in the year:
(b) 1902
(d) 1946

7.         Xerography is:
(a)Diazographic process         
(b) Dry copying process
(c)Wet copying process          
(d) None of the above

8. The word reprography means reproduction of graphic materials, irrespective of whether they are hand written, typed printed and so on:
(b) False

9. Who was the teacher of Dr. Ranganathan in London?
(a) H. E. Bliss 
(b) J. D. Brown
(c) A. Pannizi 
(d) W. C. B. Sayers

10. The Open Access System was introduced in India by:
(a)        Ranganathan  
(b)        Borden
(c)        Dickinson       
(d)       P. N. Kaula

11. The concept of ‘anomalous state of knowledge’ was proposed by:
(b) Belkin
(d) Vickery

12. Who was Andrew Carnegie?
(a)Information Scientist
(c) Teacher in library science
(d) Librarian

13. In which of the following universities Dr. S. R. Ranganathan did not occupy any post:
(a)AMU, Aligarh       
(b) BHU, Varanasi
(c)Delhi University    
(d) Madras University

14. IAC stands for:.
(a) Indian Academic Council
(b) Information Analysis Centre
(c) International Analysis Centre
(d) None of the above

15. UNESCO came into existence in the year:
(b) 1945
(d) 1947

16. The model public library established in India with UNESCO’s assistance was:
(a) National Library
(b) National. Science Library
(c) Connemara Public Library
(d) Delhi Public Library

17. DRTC is not promoting research in the field of Library classification.
(a)        True    
(b)        False

18. In   which year Dewey started the first School in Librarianship:
(a) 1856          
(b) 1876
(c) 1887          
(d) 1895

19.       India Office Library Possesses the collection of:
(a)        MSS of  India
(b)        Published in India
(c)        AU published and MSS of India
(d)       None of these

20. Writing system was invented by:
(a)Ancient Egyptians 
(b) French
(d) Ancient Indians

21. Head of the NASSDOC is designated as:
(b) Librarian
(d) President

22. Who coined the term ‘Information retrieval’?
(a)        Lancaster        
(b) Faradane
(c)Colvin Mooers       
(d) J. Martin

23. The barriers to communication and information flow are:
(a)Language problem 
(b) Economic problem
(c)        Political problem        
(d) All the above

24. Non-verbal communication is categorized into:
(a)Three types
(b) Five types
(c)Six types    
(d) Seven types

25. Today society consumes knowledge and information in:
(a)Developed society 
(b) Rich society
(c)Ablest society        
(d) All these

26. Library Science is an art or Science:
(a) Science      
(b) Science & Art
(c) Art
(d) None of these


In CC, the principle that helps in the identification of personality category is
  • Cow-calf principle
  • Whole-organ principle
  • Neti-neti principle
  • Later-in-time principle

In DDC Phoenix schedules represent
  • classes which are slightly modified
  • classes which are completely changed
  • classes to be modified in the future
  • classes not to be modified

What is the relationship between ISBD and Cataloguing Codes?
  • They are not related at all
  • Cataloguing codes will include bibliographic description
  • ISBD includes cataloguing rules
  • ISBD can replace cataloguing codes

Which one of the following is not a part of the MARC record structure?
  • Leader
  • Directory
  • Record terminator
  • Check digit

Which of the following combinations is wrong
  • PRECIS-Dreck Austin-BNB
  • KWIC-H.P. Luhn-Chemical titles
  • Citation Indexing-Eugene Garfield-SCI
  • Relational indexing-E.J. Coates-Biological Abstracts

Citation indexing was first developed in the field of
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Law
  • Social sciences

In a thesaurus, under an item “Internal Migration”, which of the following lines would you expect to find
  • BT Migration
  • NT Rural-to-Urgan Migration
  • RT International Migration
  • All of the above

The PERT approach is a device developed to
  • Better utilize of time in a series of activities
  • Allow studies to be made between people and machine
  • Analyse a workflow to facilitate decision-making
  • Establish quality control

The acronym “POSDCORB” was coined by
  • Gulick and Urwick
  • Taylor
  • Mayo
  • Gilberths

The basic theory regarding human motivation is propounded by
  • Taylor
  • Maslow
  • Mayo
  • Likert

The method of budgeting, which is not concerned with what happened previously but is more concerned with the requirements of the future is known as
  • Line Budget
  • Programme Budget
  • Formula Budget
  • Zero Based Budget

Among the different Boolean operators “AND” is used
  • to widen the search
  • to narrow the search
  • to begin the search
  • to end the search

Which of the following is not a secondary source of information
  • An encyclopedia
  • A textbook
  • A biographical dictionary
  • Patents

Which of the following reference source will you consult to locate information on the Pokharn test?
  • Encyclopedia of Britannica
  • Asian Recorder
  • Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
  • Dictionary of National Biography

Information about Indian research studies on bakery and milling is input to IFIS through
  • The Central Rice Research Institute
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • National Institute of Nutrition
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute

Which of the following is not an example of Current Awareness Service (CAS)?
  • SDI
  • An Indexing Bulletin
  • Current Contents
  • A Reading List
 Non-bibliographic Database contain
  • Numeric Data
  • Textual Data
  • Visual Data
  • All of the above

Indexing and abstracting sources are available in print, optical and online. Among the three formats there is usually
  • a difference in price, but not capability
  • no difference in price, but difference in capability
  • a difference both in price and in capability
  • no difference in price or capability

In an empirical study on the impact of television viewing on violence, violence would be
  • the dependent variable
  • an independent variable
  • an intervening variable
  • not a variable at all

  1. A big difference between the mean and median is an indication that
    • there is a mistake in the calculation
    • the calculation is correct
    • there is a wide variation in the data
    • None of the above

Which of the following research methods is useful in a study on measuring the active life of periodicals
  • Survey
  • Citation Analysis
  • Interview
  • Case study

Which of the following types of memory is volatile
  • ROM
  • PROM
  • WORM
  • RAM

Which of the following is not a programming language

When you create a worksheet in CDS/ISIS you are defining
  • the external user view
  • the internal file structure
  • the conceptual frame
  • All of the above

UNESCO’s information programme is known as
  • GIP
  • UAP
  • UBC

Which of the following networks does not have its own tele-communication infrastructure
  • INIS

OPAC stands for
  • Online Public Access Catalogue
  • Online Periodicals Access Centre
  • Online Patents Access Centre
  • None of the above

In a communication model, noise refers to
  • loudness of signal
  • lack of understanding between sender and receiver
  • any disturbance which affects the transmission
  • irrelevant information

Zero-growth libraries contradict the fifth law of library science. The statement is
  • true, because no new books are added
  • true, because the totla size of the bookstock is steady
  • false, since the library may grow in other ways
  • false, since there can be no zero-growth libraries

SENDOC is the national documentation centre for
  • Science and Environment
  • Sociology and Economics
  • Sri Lanka
  • Small Scale Enterprise

Extension services to the blind by a public library is justified by
  • the fourth law of library science
  • the fifth law of library science
  • the first law of library science
  • all the laws of library science

The table standard subdivision helps a classification scheme
  • to ensure consistency
  • to add mnemonic value
  • both the above
  • None of the above

Which of the following names are associated with Post-Coordinate indexing
  • Taube, Mooers, Batten
  • Taube, Austin, Coats
  • Taube, Austin, Garfield
  • Mooers, Taube, Garfield

A document description is not found in a
  • Catalogue entry
  • Citation
  • Bibliographic entry
  • Class number

The following is not an example of re-packaging of information
  • Trend report
  • Catalogue
  • Summary
  • Digest

In UDC the inter-relationship between the two subjects is denoted by
  • Ampersand followed by Roman Smalls
  • A Colon
  • Double Colon
  • Hyphen

GOC helps libraries in determining
  • foreign exchange rates
  • names of foreign agents and vendors
  • books available in the market
  • which books to buy

In a library which of the following positions are line positions
a. Junior library assistant
b. Subject Specialist
c. Deputy Librarian
d. Systems Librarians
  • (a) and (b)
  • (a) and (c)
  • (a) and (d)
  • (b) and (d)

An organizational structure is determined by
a. span of control
b. hierarchy
c. space and location
  • (a) and (b)
  • (b) and (c)
  • (a) and (c)
  • All the factors

According to AACR-II, the heading of the main entry for conference proceeding edited by an individual is prepared under
  • name of editor
  • place of conference
  • title of the volume
  • name of the conference

The Indian National Bibliography does not include
  • Books published in India in English
  • Official reports
  • Books on India, published abroad
  • Books published in recognised Indian languages

The subject headings “Money” and “Inflation” are both used in a retrieval system
  • be linked by a “see also” reference
  • be linked by a “see” reference
  • be linked by both “see” and “see also” references
  • not be linked

The resource sharing strategy of a library may not include
  • joint acquisition
  • shared use
  • exchange of materials
  • restricted access

Which of the following is not a national library?
  • Library of Congress
  • British Library
  • Bibliotheque Nationale
  • Smithsonian Institute

UNESCO’s Public Library Manifesto was last revised in
  • 1990
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1994

The ICCP did not lead to
  • agreement on the need for uniformity and standards
  • a defination of main entry
  • a recognition of corporate authorship
  • the development of MARC format

In KWIC index the keyword appears
  • at the beginning of each entry
  • at the centre of the line
  • as the highlighted word
  • at the end of the line

The relationship between the terms “Ship” and “Boats” is
  • syntactic relationship
  • semantic relationship
  • both
  • neither

Which of the following cannot be regarded as ‘multimedia’
  • A tape-slide programme
  • A CD-ROM with text and visuals
  • Microfilm
  • A web page

Invisible colleges are
  • networks of people interested in the same subject
  • help in communication
  • neither (1) nor (2)
  • both (1) and (2)


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