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  • 1. 

    Shri Krishna Devaraya Andhra Basha Nilayam, Hyderabad was established in the year.

    • A.

      1901

    • B.

      1910

    • C.

      1920

    • D.

      1914

    Correct Answer
    A. 1901
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1901.

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  • 2. 

    The five laws of library science were enunciated by:

    • A.

      C.A Cutter

    • B.

      Melvil Dewey

    • C.

      C.G Vishwanatham

    • D.

      S.R Ranganathan

    Correct Answer
    D. S.R Ranganathan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is S.R Ranganathan. S.R Ranganathan was an Indian librarian and mathematician who developed the five laws of library science. These laws are fundamental principles that guide the organization and management of libraries. Ranganathan's laws emphasize the importance of user needs, access to information, and the role of librarians in facilitating the use of library resources. He made significant contributions to the field of library science and his laws continue to be influential in library management and services.

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  • 3. 

    Justice Gopal Rao Ekbote Committee Report deals with the working of Public Libraries Act of:

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • D.

      Kerala

    Correct Answer
    C. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation
    The Justice Gopal Rao Ekbote Committee Report deals with the working of the Public Libraries Act in Andhra Pradesh. This report specifically focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of the act in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It provides insights, recommendations, and evaluations regarding the functioning of public libraries in Andhra Pradesh, aiming to improve the accessibility and quality of library services for the people of the state.

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  • 4. 

    Chapter 4 of A.P Public Libraries Act, 1960 deals with:

    • A.

      State Library Committee

    • B.

      Zilla Grandhalya Samasthas

    • C.

      Dept. of Public Libraries

    • D.

      Finance and Accounts

    Correct Answer
    B. Zilla Grandhalya Samasthas
    Explanation
    Chapter 4 of A.P Public Libraries Act, 1960 deals with Zilla Grandhalya Samasthas. This means that this chapter focuses on the establishment and functioning of Zilla Grandhalya Samasthas, which are district-level library organizations in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The chapter likely outlines the responsibilities, powers, and structure of these organizations, including their role in providing library services, managing library collections, and promoting literacy and reading culture at the district level.

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  • 5. 

    The number of Regional Libraries in Andhra Pradesh are:

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    Andhra Pradesh has a total of 6 regional libraries.

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  • 6. 

    The author of India's National Library is:

    • A.

      B.S Kesavan

    • B.

      K.M Asadulah

    • C.

      P.N Kaula

    • D.

      A. Dasgupta

    Correct Answer
    A. B.S Kesavan
    Explanation
    B.S Kesavan is the correct answer as he is the author of India's National Library.

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  • 7. 

    Delhi Public Library was established as a pilot project with the assistance from:

    • A.

      U.N.O

    • B.

      F.I.D

    • C.

      U.N.I.D.O

    • D.

      U.N.E.S.C.O

    Correct Answer
    D. U.N.E.S.C.O
    Explanation
    The correct answer is U.N.E.S.C.O. The Delhi Public Library was established as a pilot project with the assistance from U.N.E.S.C.O.

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  • 8. 

    The oldest and the largest library association in the world is:

    • A.

      A.L.A

    • B.

      L.A

    • C.

      I.L.A

    • D.

      I.A.S.L.I.C

    Correct Answer
    A. A.L.A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A.L.A, which stands for the American Library Association. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, the A.L.A has been dedicated to promoting libraries and library services, as well as advocating for intellectual freedom and access to information. With its extensive membership and influential role in shaping library policies and standards, the A.L.A has established itself as a leading organization in the library field globally.

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  • 9. 

    The Chairman of the Committee on Private Libraries appointed by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh in 1978 was:

    • A.

      M. Bhoj Reddy

    • B.

      K. Narayana Rao

    • C.

      V. Gopalakrishnayya

    • D.

      K. Raghav Reddy

    Correct Answer
    C. V. Gopalakrishnayya
    Explanation
    In 1978, the Government of Andhra Pradesh appointed V. Gopalakrishnayya as the Chairman of the Committee on Private Libraries.

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  • 10. 

    The author of Grandhalaya Jyoti is:

    • A.

      I. Venkata Ramanayya

    • B.

      P. Nagabhusanam

    • C.

      G. Harisarvothama Rao

    • D.

      K. Narayana Rao

    Correct Answer
    A. I. Venkata Ramanayya
    Explanation
    The correct answer for the author of Grandhalaya Jyoti is I. Venkata Ramanayya.

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  • 11. 

    The Library of Congress deemed to be as the National Library of:

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      U.S.A

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    B. U.S.A
    Explanation
    The Library of Congress is considered the National Library of the United States because it is the largest library in the country and serves as the research arm of the U.S. Congress. It houses a vast collection of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and other materials, making it a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and the general public. The Library of Congress plays a crucial role in preserving and providing access to the nation's cultural heritage and promoting literacy and education.

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  • 12. 

    Khudabaksha Oriental Library is located at:

    • A.

      Lucknow

    • B.

      Bhopal

    • C.

      Hyderabad

    • D.

      Patna

    Correct Answer
    D. Patna
    Explanation
    The Khudabaksha Oriental Library is located in Patna.

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  • 13. 

    The first librarian of Imperial Library (India) was:

    • A.

      Harinath De

    • B.

      W.A Borden

    • C.

      John Mc Farlane

    • D.

      B.S. Kesavan

    Correct Answer
    C. John Mc Farlane
    Explanation
    John Mc Farlane is the correct answer because he was the first librarian of the Imperial Library in India.

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  • 14. 

    Norbert Wiener is regarded as the father and developer of the field of:

    • A.

      Informetics

    • B.

      Bibliometrics

    • C.

      Cybermatics

    • D.

      Econometrics

    Correct Answer
    C. Cybermatics
    Explanation
    Norbert Wiener is considered the father and developer of the field of Cybermatics. Cybermatics is a term coined by Wiener to describe the study of control and communication in the animal and the machine. Wiener's work laid the foundation for the field of cybernetics, which encompasses the study of systems, feedback, and self-regulation. His contributions in this field have had a significant impact on various disciplines, including computer science, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

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  • 15. 

    The "Working Group on Libraries" was set up in India by:

    • A.

      DST

    • B.

      UGC

    • C.

      Planning Commission

    • D.

      CSIR

    Correct Answer
    C. Planning Commission
    Explanation
    The "Working Group on Libraries" in India was established by the Planning Commission.

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  • 16. 

    Routing of Periodicals is:

    • A.

      SDI

    • B.

      Indexing service

    • C.

      Abstracting service

    • D.

      CAS

    Correct Answer
    D. CAS
    Explanation
    CAS stands for Current Awareness Service. It is a type of information service that provides regular updates and notifications about the latest research and developments in a specific field or subject area. CAS helps researchers, professionals, and individuals stay updated with new articles, publications, and other relevant information. It is commonly used by libraries, research institutions, and individuals who need to stay informed about the latest advancements in their field of interest. CAS plays a crucial role in the routing of periodicals by ensuring that the most recent and relevant information is delivered to the intended recipients.

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  • 17. 

    INFLIBNET is primarily a cooperative network of:

    • A.

      Public Libraries

    • B.

      University Library

    • C.

      Technical Library

    • D.

      Information Centres

    Correct Answer
    B. University Library
    Explanation
    INFLIBNET is primarily a cooperative network of University Libraries. This means that its main focus is on connecting and collaborating with libraries in universities. The network aims to facilitate the sharing of resources, information, and services among these libraries to enhance the quality of education and research in the academic community. Public libraries, technical libraries, and information centers may also be part of the network, but the primary emphasis is on university libraries.

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  • 18. 

    SDI was formulated by:

    • A.

      C. Mooers

    • B.

      E. Garfield

    • C.

      H.P. Luhn

    • D.

      S.C. Bradford

    Correct Answer
    C. H.P. Luhn
    Explanation
    H.P. Luhn is the correct answer because he is known for formulating the concept of Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI). Luhn was a computer scientist and information retrieval expert who developed the idea of SDI in the 1950s. SDI is a system that automatically notifies users about new information relevant to their interests, helping them stay updated without having to manually search for it. Luhn's contribution to the field of information science and his development of SDI have had a significant impact on information retrieval and dissemination processes.

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  • 19. 

    The Publisher of Readers Guide to Periodical Literature is:

    • A.

      Bowker

    • B.

      MacMillian

    • C.

      Wilson

    • D.

      Oxford

    Correct Answer
    C. Wilson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wilson. Wilson is the publisher of Readers Guide to Periodical Literature.

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  • 20. 

    The Publisher of Books in Print is:

    • A.

      Whitaker

    • B.

      Bowker

    • C.

      Saur

    • D.

      Index Verlog

    Correct Answer
    B. Bowker
    Explanation
    Bowker is the correct answer because it is the publisher of Books in Print. Bowker is a well-known company that provides bibliographic information on books and is widely recognized as a leading authority in the publishing industry. They maintain a comprehensive database of books in print, making it a reliable source for publishers, booksellers, and libraries. Therefore, Bowker is the publisher of Books in Print.

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  • 21. 

    World of Learning (1947-) is being published by:

    • A.

      MacMillian

    • B.

      Times of India Press

    • C.

      Europa Publications

    • D.

      United Nations

    Correct Answer
    C. Europa Publications
    Explanation
    World of Learning (1947-) is being published by Europa Publications. This information can be inferred from the given options, where Europa Publications is the only publisher mentioned.

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  • 22. 

    The parent body of NASSDOC is:

    • A.

      ICHR

    • B.

      ICSSR

    • C.

      ICAR

    • D.

      ICMR

    Correct Answer
    B. ICSSR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ICSSR. NASSDOC, which stands for National Social Science Documentation Centre, is an autonomous institution under the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). ICSSR is responsible for promoting and funding research in the field of social sciences in India. Therefore, ICSSR is the parent body of NASSDOC.

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  • 23. 

    UNISIST Newsletter is being published in:

    • A.

      Two Languages

    • B.

      Three Languages

    • C.

      Four Languages

    • D.

      Five Languages

    Correct Answer
    D. Five Languages
    Explanation
    The UNISIST Newsletter is being published in five languages. This means that the newsletter is translated and available in five different languages for readers who may not understand the original language in which it was written. By publishing the newsletter in multiple languages, it ensures that a wider audience can access and understand the content, promoting inclusivity and global reach.

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  • 24. 

    Cumulative Book Index includes all books published in:

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      UK

    • C.

      English Language

    • D.

      All Languahes

    Correct Answer
    C. English Language
    Explanation
    The Cumulative Book Index includes all books published in the English Language. This means that it includes books published not only in the USA and UK, but also from other countries where English is the primary language. It is a comprehensive index that covers a wide range of books written in English, regardless of the country of origin.

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  • 25. 

    Index Translationum is being published by:

    • A.

      UNO

    • B.

      UNIDO

    • C.

      FAO

    • D.

      UNESCO

    Correct Answer
    D. UNESCO
    Explanation
    Index Translationum is being published by UNESCO.

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  • 26. 

    Indian Library and Information Science Abstracts are published by:

    • A.

      DESIDOC

    • B.

      INSDOC

    • C.

      NASSDOC

    • D.

      IASLIC

    Correct Answer
    D. IASLIC
    Explanation
    IASLIC, the Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers, is responsible for publishing the Indian Library and Information Science Abstracts. This organization focuses on promoting the development and advancement of library and information science in India. They publish abstracts that cover a wide range of topics related to library science, information science, and other related fields.

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  • 27. 

    INDONET was evolved by:

    • A.

      NIC

    • B.

      BARC

    • C.

      ICMR

    • D.

      CMC

    Correct Answer
    D. CMC
    Explanation
    CMC (Computer Maintenance Corporation) is the correct answer because INDONET, which stands for Indian Online Network, was developed by CMC. CMC is a leading IT solutions company in India that specializes in providing software and hardware services. They have expertise in developing and implementing networking solutions, which includes the creation of INDONET. Therefore, CMC is the most likely organization to have evolved INDONET.

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  • 28. 

    The web page address http://www.lycos.com is a popular address of:

    • A.

      Search Engine

    • B.

      Gateway

    • C.

      Highway

    • D.

      E-mail

    Correct Answer
    A. Search Engine
    Explanation
    The web page address http://www.lycos.com is a popular address of a search engine.

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  • 29. 

    SAARC Documentation Centre was established at:

    • A.

      Dacca

    • B.

      New Delhi

    • C.

      Katmandu

    • D.

      Karachi

    Correct Answer
    B. New Delhi
    Explanation
    The SAARC Documentation Centre was established in New Delhi. This is because New Delhi is the capital city of India, which is one of the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The purpose of the SAARC Documentation Centre is to collect, preserve, and disseminate information related to the SAARC region. New Delhi was chosen as the location for the centre due to its central geographical location within the SAARC region and its status as the capital of one of the founding member countries.

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  • 30. 

    The Publisher of Reference Quarterly is: 

    • A.

      ALA

    • B.

      SLA

    • C.

      LA

    • D.

      ASLIB

    Correct Answer
    A. ALA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ALA. ALA stands for the American Library Association, which is a professional organization for librarians and information professionals in the United States. The Reference Quarterly is a publication associated with the ALA, making it the publisher of the journal.

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  • 31. 

    Add note is found in:

    • A.

      RIC

    • B.

      UDC

    • C.

      DDC

    • D.

      CC

    Correct Answer
    C. DDC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DDC because DDC stands for Dewey Decimal Classification, which is a system used for organizing and classifying library materials. The "Add note" feature allows librarians to add additional information or instructions to a specific classification entry in the DDC system. Therefore, the "Add note" feature can be found in the DDC system.

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  • 32. 

    Dichotomy means division into:

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    Dichotomy means division into two. It is a term used to describe a division or contrast between two things that are completely opposite or different from each other. In this context, the correct answer is 2 because dichotomy specifically refers to a division into two parts or categories.

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  • 33. 

    The plane to which canon of context belongs to is:

    • A.

      National

    • B.

      Idea

    • C.

      Verbal

    • D.

      Linguistic

    Correct Answer
    C. Verbal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Verbal." This is because the term "canon of context" refers to the principles and guidelines that govern the interpretation of verbal or written communication. It pertains to the understanding of words, phrases, and sentences within a specific linguistic context. Therefore, the canon of context belongs to the verbal plane.

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  • 34. 

    Classification Research Group (CRG) was established in the year:

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1952

    • C.

      1962

    • D.

      1977

    Correct Answer
    B. 1952
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1952. This is the year when the Classification Research Group (CRG) was established.

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  • 35. 

    The symbol ≡ Parallel division is used in:

    • A.

      DDC

    • B.

      UDC

    • C.

      CC

    • D.

      BC

    Correct Answer
    B. UDC
    Explanation
    The symbol ≡ Parallel division is used in UDC.

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  • 36. 

    What is National bibliography?

    • A.

      List of books of National Library

    • B.

      List of books published in a particular Nation

    • C.

      List of books written by National government

    • D.

      List of books on a nation

    Correct Answer
    B. List of books published in a particular Nation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "List of books published in a particular Nation." A national bibliography refers to a comprehensive list of books that have been published within a specific country. It serves as a record of the literary output of that nation, providing information about the authors, titles, and publication details of the books. This list helps researchers, scholars, and readers to explore and access the published works within a particular nation.

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  • 37. 

    What is the publication frequency of books in print?

    • A.

      Monthly

    • B.

      Weekly

    • C.

      Annually

    • D.

      Quarterly

    Correct Answer
    C. Annually
    Explanation
    The correct answer is annually because books in print are typically published once a year. This publication frequency allows authors and publishers to have enough time to write, edit, and produce a high-quality book before it is released to the public. Annually also allows for proper marketing and distribution strategies to be implemented, ensuring that the book reaches its target audience effectively.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following are not secondary sources?

    • A.

      Encyclopedia

    • B.

      Digest

    • C.

      Thesis

    • D.

      Text book

    Correct Answer
    C. Thesis
    Explanation
    A thesis is not considered a secondary source because it is an original research work written by an individual. Secondary sources, on the other hand, are works that analyze, interpret, or summarize primary sources. Examples of secondary sources include encyclopedias, digests, and textbooks, which provide information and analysis based on primary sources.

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