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DSSSB

DSSSB

 Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) conducts an annual state-level recruitment exam to select staff for various departments of the Delhi government. The board announces the vacancies every year in the official notification, which may include posts of:

  • Post-Graduate Teachers (PGT),
  • Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT),
  • Assistant Teachers for Nursery Classes,
  • Assistant Teachers for Primary Classes,
  • Jr. Secretariat Assistant or Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  • Head Clerk,
  • Patwari,
  • Junior Engineer (JE),
  • Assistant Engineer (AE) and more.
The DSSSB exam may have one tier or two tiers depending on the post you apply for. DSSSB 2021 exam is being conducted to select candidates for more than 13,000 vacancies!

 

Important Dates for DSSSB 2021
This year, DSSSB notification was released thrice for different posts.
According to Advertisement No. 01/21,
  • The DSSSB notification was released on March 4, 2021
  • The DSSSB 2021 application process began on March 15, 2021
  • The last date to submit the online DSSSB application form was April 14, 2021
  • The DSSSB admit card was released in phases from October 12, 2021, onwards
  • DSSSB 2021 exams were conducted from October 17 to November 29, 2021
According to Advertisement No. 02/21,
  • The DSSSB notification was released on May 12, 2021
  • The DSSSB 2021 application process began on May 25, 2021
  • The last date to submit the online DSSSB application form was July 4, 2021
  • The DSSSB admit card was released in phases from August 31, 2021, onwards
  • DSSSB 2021 exams were conducted from September 2 to 10, 2021
  • The draft answer key for the DSSSB exam was released online in phases from September 9, 2021, onwards

 

According to Advertisement No. 03/21,
  • The DSSSB notification was released on May 27, 2021
  • The DSSSB 2021 application process began on June 4, 2021
  • The last date to submit the online DSSSB application form was July 10, 2021
  • The DSSSB admit card was released in phases from August 31, 2021, onwards
  • DSSSB 2021 exams were conducted from September 5 to 26, 2021
  • The draft answer key for the DSSSB exam was released online in phases from September 9, 2021, onwards
DSSSB Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for the exam depend on the post you have applied for. While candidates between 18 and 32 years of age can write the exam, the exact age limits depend on the post you are applying for.
Educational qualifications required for some of the most popular Delhi government jobs are:
  • The TGT candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in their subject along with a degree or diploma in educational training. They must have also cleared the CTET exam.
  • The candidates applying for the Assistant Teacher post for Primary classes should have cleared their Class 12 exams with at least 50% marks and have done a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D. Ed). They must have also cleared the CTET exam.
  • The candidates applying for the Assistant Teacher post for Nursery classes should have cleared their Class 12 exams along with NTT training or B. Ed Nursery.
  • The Head Clerk candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree and need to demonstrate their computer proficiency.
  • The Patwari candidates should have completed graduation from a recognised university.

 

DSSSB Exam Format
Depending on the post you apply for, you might have to appear for:
  • One-Tier Exam: Some vacancies require candidates to appear only for the Tier-I exam which has objective-type questions. The pattern of the exam may vary according to the post you apply for.
  • Two-Tier Exam: If the vacancy requires you to take the two-tier exam, you will have to appear for the Tier-I exam mentioned above as well as the Tier-II exam which is a descriptive test on the subject chosen by candidates.
  • Skill Test: This might be an Endurance Test or an Interview Round depending on the job you apply for.
Tier-I Exam Pattern for Assistant Teachers for Primary or Nursery Classes as well as TGTs
The DSSSB exam for teachers has two sections:
  • Section A has five sub-sections:
    • General Awareness
    • General Intelligence & Reasoning
    • Arithmetical & Numerical Ability
    • English Language Test
    • Hindi Language Test
Each sub-section has 20 questions and is worth a total of 20 marks. Overall, Section A has 100 questions that are worth 100 marks.
  • Section B is on Teaching Methodology. It has 100 questions and is worth a total of 100 marks.
Overall, the paper has 200 questions worth 200 marks. The duration of the DSSSB Tier-I exam is 2 hours.
Tier-I Exam Pattern for Jr. Secretariat Assistant (LDC)
It has five sections:
  1. General Awareness
  2. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  3. Arithmetical & Numerical Ability
  4. English Language Test
  5. Hindi Language Test
Each section has 40 questions and is worth a total of 40 marks. Overall, it has 200 questions that are worth 200 marks. The duration of this exam is 2 hours.

 

Tier-I Exam Pattern for Counselor
The DSSSB exam for teachers has two sections:
  • Section A has five sub-sections:
    • General Awareness
    • Mental Ability & Reasoning Ability
    • Numerical Aptitude & Data Interpretation
    • English Language Test
    • Hindi Language Test
Each sub-section has 20 questions and is worth a total of 20 marks. Overall, Section A has 100 questions that are worth 100 marks.
  • Section B is on Related Subjects. It has 200 questions and is worth a total of 200 marks.
Overall, the paper has 300 questions worth 300 marks. The duration of this DSSSB Tier-I exam is 3 hours.
DSSSB Tier-II Exam Pattern
If you are required to take the two-tier exam, you have to take the multiple-choice type exam that has 200 questions that are worth 200 marks. You also need to take an additional descriptive test of 75 marks, where candidates need to write a descriptive essay worth 50 marks and a descriptive letter worth 25 marks. The overall duration of the exam is 3 hours.
The sub-sections of the Tier-II exam are:
  1. General Awareness
  2. Reasoning
  3. Numerical Ability
  4. English Language
  5. Hindi Language
  6. Descriptive Test
The first five sections are worth 40 marks each while the sixth section is worth 75 marks – 50 marks for the essay and 25 marks for the letter.
Overall, the exam has a total of 275 marks.
The Tier-II exam has negative marking. 0.25 marks are deducted for each question answered incorrectly. No marks are deducted for questions that are not attempted.

 

DSSSB Exam Preparation Tips
The DSSSB exam preparation strategy depends on the vacancy you are applying for. Experts advise candidates to read the notification carefully and determine the exam pattern and marking scheme of their assessment. This will help you determine the type of questions asked in the exam and important topics for the exam.
You must also solve previous years’ DSSSB question papers for relevant posts to hone your exam-taking strategy.