Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board Syllabus

Scheme of Examination
DSSSB will conduct a combined Part-I Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) of 01 hour and Part-II Main Examination (Descriptive Type) of 02 hours duration together with a testing duration of 03 hours in one go. The test components of objective type (Part-I) as well as post specific Main Examination (Part-II) along with their number of questions and time dispositions is given below—

Part-I
Preliminary Examination
Objective Type
1 Hours
100 Marks
Part-II Main Examination Descriptive Type 2 Hours 200 Marks


Total
3 Hours
300 Marks

Part-I : Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
Section
Test Components
Duration: 1 Hours
No. of Questions
Marks
A.
Test of General Awareness, General
Intelligence and Reasoning ability
20
20
B.
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability
20
20
C.
Test of Language Hindi
20
20
D.
Test of Language English
20
20
E.
Post Specific Subject related
20
20

Total
100
100

Part-II : Main Examination (Descriptive Type)

Part-II Main Examination will consists of Descriptive Type Questions of 200 marks to be answered in 02 hours. There will be 10 questions of 20 marks each with parts/option/choices. (Questions will consist of post specific subject(s) related to the nature of duty/responsibilities of the concerned post(s) and will be of the same level as per the qualification prescribed in the Recruitment Rules of the post concerned).

Note :
(1) In Part-I examination questions will be bilingual in Hindi and English except for the Languages which would be in the concerned language only.

(2) In Part-II Main Examination (Descriptive Type), the candidates will have to write the answers in the space provided on the Question-cum-Answer Booklet itself, either in Hindi or in English only. The medium of writing the answers must be specified in the relevant column on the Question-cum-Answer Booklet at the space provided. The candidates will not be given any additional answer sheet. However, for Language paper the candidate will have to write the answers in the concerned Language only.

(3) Part-I Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) will be of qualifying nature for shortlisting the candidates. Final merit list of candidates will be prepared on the basis of performance of shortlisted candidates (Marks secured) in the Part-II Main Examination (Descriptive Type) only.

(4) The minimum qualifying marks for Preliminary Examination (Part-I) is 40% for General Category candidates and 30% for Reserved Category candidates subject to maximum of 06-10 (Six to Ten) times the number of advertised vacancies including bracketed candidates, if any, as per the availability of eligible candidates.

(5) The minimum qualifying marks for Main Examination is 45% for General Category candidates and 35% for Reserved Category candidates.

(6) There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

(7) There is no provision of re-evaluation/re-checking of Answer Sheets/Answer Scripts in the examinations conducted by DSSSB.

(8) The DSSSB reserves the right to cancel/withdraw any question/questions from the test for providing level playing field across the board.
Syllabus
Part-I : Preliminary Examination
Section A : (i) General Awareness : 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 India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Polity and Constitution, Sports, Art and Culture, Geography, Economics, General Policy, Everyday Science, Scientific Research, National/International Organizations/Institutions and Current Affairs etc.

(ii) General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability : The syllabus of General Intelligence and Reasoning ability includes both verbal and non-verbal types, including questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship, concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc.

Section B : (i) Arithmetical and Numerical Ability : The test of Arithmetical and Numerical Ability will cover Number System, including quesions on Simplification, Decimals, Fractions, L.C.M., H.C.F., Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Time and Work, Tables and Graphs etc.

(ii) Mathematics : The test of Mathematics will includes Arithmetical and Numerical ability as mentioned above and questions on Alzebra, Commercial Maths, Equations, Trigonometry, Geometry, Statistics, Probability etc.

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

Section D : 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.

Part-II : Main Examination
The Main Examination will consist of Descriptive Type Questions of 200 marks to be answered in 2 hours. There will be 10 questions of 20 marks each with parts/options/choices Question will consists of post specific subject(s) and nature of duty/responsibilities of the concerned post(s) and will be of the same level as per the qualification prescribed in the Recruitment Rules of the post concerned.

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