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Date of this Version

Fall 3-2019

Citation

Balakrishnan.R & Jeyshankar.R (2019) Digital Literacy Skills of the Aspirants of Competitive Examinations in the Anna Centenary Library, Chennai: A Study

Abstract

In this technological era, basic Digital literacy is essential for competitive exam aspirants (job seekers). This paper deals with Digital literacy skills of competitive exam aspirants in Anna Centenary Library at Chennai. Random sampling and questionnaire method has been used to collect the data from 315 respondents. The findings revealed that : majority of the respondents are males, aged below 25 years of age, pursing undergraduate courses and hailed from urban areas; half of them possess knowledge of file format extension and conversion while three fourth of the respondents have basic knowledge of text and image scanning, short cut keys and hardware components; 50% of male and female respondents have high level of digital literacy skills ; they are good at using MS word, MS Excel and MS Power Point; they don’t possess good skills in using MS Access ; they mainly use internet for general browsing, attending online coaching classes and attending online mock tests ; half of them possess good internet search skills ; they have moderate skills of using ICT technologies and medium like PC, Laptop, Tab, Android phone and External storage devices. It is recommended that required training sessions / workshops may be organized to enrich the digital literacy skills of the aspirants of competitive examinations.

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