DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Syllabus: Exam Pattern and Topics to be covered

The details of the DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Syllabus are given in this article. This recruitment is for total vacancies of 1809 for various posts. Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) exams are instituted by the 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 and detailed DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Syllabus is given here.

Knowing the DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Syllabus helps to stay focussed on the topics that should be covered. Understand the exam pattern and DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Syllabus make you clear your exams like a pro. The Recruitment details of DSSSB Recruitment 2021 are provided here.

DSSSB Important Dates 2021:

Events Dates
Date of Notification Publication 04th March 2021
Online Application Starts 15th March 2021
Last Date to Apply Online 14th April 2021 (till 11:59 PM)
Last Date to pay fees 14th April 2021

DSSSB Notification Selection Procedure 2021:

The DSSSB exam is conducted in two phases ;

  • Phase I: One Tier Exam
  • Phase II: Two Tier Exam (Tier -1 and Tier-2 paper)
  • For a detailed selection process click on the Official Notification link given below for your reference.

Official Notification of DSSSB Recruitment

DSSSB Exam Pattern 2021:

The exam pattern will mainly comprise 2 stages- Tier I and Tier II. The 2 tier exam will be followed by a skill test for some posts. For some posts, only a tier I exam will be required. Here are some highlights about DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern:

  • Both tiers of the DSSSB Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern will have 2 sections- Section A and Section B.
  • Objective questions will be asked in Section A on the subjects of English, Reasoning, Mathematics Aptitude, General Awareness, and Hindi.
  • In Section B, aspirants will have to answer MCQs on the respective subjects as per the chosen post.
  • Marks obtained in Tier 1 will be used for shortlisting aspirants for the next stage whereas marks obtained in Tier-II will be used for preparing the final merit list.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded a +1 mark whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

DSSSB Syllabus 2021:

One Tier Exam:

The detailed DSSSB Syllabus 2021 for One-tier Examination is given by,



  • Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s General Awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society.
  • The questions will be designed to test knowledge Of Current Events and of such matter of everyday observation as may be expected Of an educated person.
  • The test will also include questions relating to History, Polity, Constitution, Sports, Art & Culture, Geography, Economics, Everyday Science, Scientific Research, National and International Organizations /institutions, etc.

General Intelligence/ Reasoning Ability:

  • The syllabus Of General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability includes questions of both verbal and nonverbal types.
  • The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc.

Arithmetical and Numerical Ability:

  • The test of Arithmetical and Numerical Abilities win cover Number systems
    including questions on,
  • Simplification, Decimals, Data Interpretation, Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F., Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Discount, Simple & Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Tables & Graphs, etc.,

Hindi Language & Comprehension and English Language & Comprehension:

  • In addition to the testing Of the candidate’s understanding and comprehension Of the English and Hindi Languages, questions on its Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, and their correct usage, etc. would also be covered.

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Applicable only for Tier-1 technical only:
  • Post specific subject related questions: Objective Type Multiple
    Choice Questions on the subject concerned as per the qualification prescribed in the Recruitment Rules for the post.

Two Tier Examination Schemes:

  • The syllabus of the TIER-I Exam will be the same as one Tier exam.
  •  Syllabus of TIER-II Exam.

Part-I (MCQ/Objective type)

  • General Intelligence & reasoning ability -same as in the One Tier exam but with a slightly higher level.
  • Quantitative Aptitude -ln addition to Arithmetical and Numerical Abilities as in tier-I with a slightly higher level, there will be questions on data interpretation & Analysis.
  • General Awareness in addition to topics given for Tier-I there shall be a question on history, culture, demography, geography & economy of Delhi, Administrative set up and Governance in NCT of Delhi, various schemes of Delhi Govt.
  • English language & Comprehension -same as in tier-I but with a slightly higher level

Part-II : (Descriptive)

As per the Examination Scheme mentioned in Annexure-I of the Official Notification of DSSSB Recruitment given above.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.How many rounds are there for the selection process of DSSSB recruitment?

The DSSSB exam is conducted in two phases:

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

2.What is the last date of the DSSSB Application 2021?

14 April 2021 is the last date of the DSSSB Application 2021.

3.What is the total number of vacancies for DSSSB Recruitment?

A total of 1809 vacancies has been announced for DSSSB Notification for various posts.

4.What is the Official website of DSSSB?

The Official website of DSSSB is @https://delhi.gov.in/.

5.What is the DSSSB Application Form Fee for SC / ST / PH candidates?

There is no application fee for SC / ST / PH candidates.

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