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DSSSB Syllabus 2021

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Oct 28, 2020

Welcome to College Dunia. This article helps aspirants understand the exam pattern and detailed syllabus of DSSSB and help them crack the exam like a pro. Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) exams are instituted by National Capital Territory of Delhi to recruit capable, competent and highly skilled candidates through written tests, professional tests and personal interviews among lakhs of candidates that apply for various posts under various departments of Government of NCT Delhi. The exam is conducted every year in both Online and Offline exam mode. Usually, the notifications for DSSSB exams are announced in the month of January.

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To crack the DSSSB exam and score good marks, the first step required is to understand the DSSSB syllabus as it helps to reduce aspirant’s time in reading material that is not useful for the exam. Knowing syllabus can help us stay focused and aligned to DSSSB expectations and help us land our dream posts.

The DSSSB exam dates, pay scale and eligibility criteria for different posts can be found and other details regarding the exam can be found in the website

The DSSSB exam is conducted in two phases ;

  • Phase I: One Tier Exam
  • Phase II: Two Tier Exam (Tier -1 and Tier-2 paper)
DSSSB Highlights

Overview of DSSSB 2021

Examination name DSSSB Exam 2021
Name of conducting exam DSSSB (Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board)
Mode of registration Online
Type of Exam State Level Recruitment Exam
Official Website
DSSSB Exam Dates

Exam Dates of DSSSB 2021

Events Dates (Expected)
DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Notification 2nd week of December
DSSSB Application Form 2021 Start to submit 1st week of January
Deadline to submit the application form 2nd week of January
DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Admit Card released 2 week prior to the exam date
DSSSB 2021 Exam Date To Be Announced
Result Declare To Be Announced

Important Pointers to Note

  • Negative marking is applicable and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong MCQ answer.
  • DSSSB Board reserves its right to prescribe minimum cut off mark for any post as per availability of candidates.
  • In Two Tier examinations, Selection is made only on the basis of marked obtained in Tier-II exam and not on the basis of Tier I exam as Tier I is only a qualifying paper.
  • Skill or Endurance test is the last stage of the recruitment process that a candidate has to go through before selection. This test is applicable only for specified jobs.
  • In the DSSSB exam, the questions are bilingual ie., they are given in Hindi and English only. The exception is language papers that are given in the concerned language.
DSSSB Syllabus

DSSSB Syllabus 2021

One Tier Exam Syllabus for TGT, Nursery Teacher

The One Tier exam is a computed based or online mode exam with objective/multiple-choice questions comprising of 200 marks and two parts A and B. The time given for the exam is 2 hours. A negative marking of 0.25 is deducted for every wrong answer.

Syllabus for Part A

Exam Topics Sub Topics
General Awareness History, Polity, Constitution, Sports, Art &Culture, Geography, Economics, Everyday Science, Scientific Research, National/International Organisations
General Intelligence & Reasoning Analogies, Similarities, Differences, Space Visualization, Problem-solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision making, Visual Memory, Discrimination & Observation, Relationship & Concepts, Verbal and Figure classification, Arithmetical Number Series
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability Simplification, Decimals, Data Interpretation, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance
Hindi Language & Comprehension Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Usage of Words
English Language & Comprehension Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Usage of Words

Syllabus for Section B

The questions in Section B are related to specific subject or qualification and teaching methodology prescribed for the post. It is an objective type/Multiple Choice paper comprising of 100 marks. The candidates mandatorily are required to take this exam for the posts of TGT, PGT and other teaching posts.

DSSSB Tier I Exam

Dsssb One-tier Exam Marks

Exam Topics Maximum Marks Total Time
Section A General Awareness 20 2 hours
General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 20
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability 20
Hindi Language & Comprehension 20
English Language & Comprehension 20
Section B Concerned Subject/Qualification paper 100
Total Marks 200

DSSSB Two Tier Exam Syllabus for Post Graduate Teacher (PGT)

The Two-Tier Exam is further divided into Tier-1 and Tier-2. The Tier-1 exam is for 2 hours and comprises of 200 marks. The tier-2 exam is for 3 hours and comprises of 250 marks.

Syllabus for Tier-1

The Tier-1 exam is further divided into Section A and Section B. In Section A, we come across topics like General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning ability, Arithmetical & Numeric ability, Test of Hindi Language and Comprehension, Test of English Language and Comprehension. In Section B, Questions are asked related to Subject/Qualification paper prescribed for the post. The subtopics of these components are explained in detailed in One Tier Exam Syllabus which is mentioned above. Kindly scroll up for more details.

Syllabus for Tier-2

The Tier-2 exam is of both objective and descriptive mode. The Tier-2 exam has two parts. Part I is objective type paper, where questions are asked related to Subject/Qualification. Part II is a descriptive paper of 50 marks. Out of 50 marks, 30 marks are allocated for English Essay and 20 marks are allocated for Expansion of Idea in English/Letter Writing.

DSSSB Tier II Exam

Dsssb Two Tier Exam Marks

Tier-1 Part A General Awareness General Intelligence & Reasoning Arithmetical & Numerical Ability Hindi Language & Comprehension English Language & Comprehension Objective 100 (20 marks each) 2 hours
Part B Subject/Qualification Related Paper 100
Tier-2 Part I Subject/Qualification Paper Objective 200 (80% weightage) 3 hours
Part II English Essay Letter Writing/Expansion of Idea in English Descriptive 50 (20% weightage)
DSSSB Application Form

DSSSB Application Form

The application form for the exam will be released usually at the end of January on the official web page The candidates are required to create a login account and provide basic personal and academic information asked. The documents required to be submitted include Age, Address proof, Aadhar Card copy and other Educational Certificates. The admit card for the exam will be released on the official site two weeks before the exam. Don’t forget to check the admit card instructions before the exam and carry admit card along with the valid ID proof that you have mentioned in the application to the examination centre.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.