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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    DSSSB PGT Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline and online
  • Exam Duration
    3 hours
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • No. of Papers
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 for correct answers and -0.25 for wrong answers
  • Exam Dates
    April 01-30, 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

Students should check their eligibility criteria before applying to the posts of the DSSSB PGT. The candidates need to fulfill the educational qualifications, age criteria and the nationality criteria to apply to the exam.

DSSSB PGT Eligibility: Nationality

In order to apply to the exam a student should be an Indian nationality.

DSSSB PGT Eligibility:

Post Age Limit
PGT The candidate should be below 36 years of age. Relaxations are provided for contractual teachers upto a maximum of 5 years, provided that they have worked for at least 180 days in a year.
Educational and Vocational Guidance Counselor Candidate should be below 30 years of age. Relaxation provided for contractual teachers upto a maximum of 5 years given that they have worked at least for 180 days in a year.

The age relaxation provided for different reservation categories are as follows:

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PH 10 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years
PH + OBC 13 years
Ex. Servicemen Period of military service + 3 years

DSSSB PGT Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

The educational qualifications for the post are as follows:

Post Qualification
  • Master’s degree in the subject applying to
  • Degree/ Diploma in training/ Education This can be relaxed in the following cases:
  • Has a PhD degree in the subject from any recognized university
  • Obtained first division till post graduation and will obtain B.ed degree within a period of 3 years of joining the service.
Educational and Vocational Guidance Counselor Must have a Master’s Degree in Psychology from a recognized University with Diploma in guidance & counseling from a recognized University.
Exam Pattern

two sections. The first tier of the exam is used for shortlisting candidates. The selection is done on the marks obtained in tier-ii only.

DSSSB PGT Tier-1 Pattern

The tier-1 exam is of 3 hours and consists of 300 questions. For each correct answer, a +1 mark is awarded and for a wrong answer -0.25.

Mode of exam Offline
Type of questions Objective
Duration of exam 3 hrs
Total questions 300
Marks +1 for correct answers and -0.25 for wrong answers
Total questions Total marks Particulars Pattern
100 100 Section A
  1. Mental ability and reasoning ability
  2. General Awareness
  3. English language and comprehension
  4. Numerical aptitude and data interpretation
  5. Hindi language and comprehension
200 200 Section B MCQs related to post graduation qualification and teaching methodology required for the post.

DSSSB PGT Tier-II Pattern

The tier-ii of the DSSSB PGT exam also consists of 2 sections and is of 3 hours duration. Section A of this paper is similar to tier-I of the exam. However, in section B the questions are of descriptive type and are based on the subject to which the candidates are applying.

Mode of Exam Offline
Type of questions Both descriptive and objective
No. of questions 100 in section A and varies in section B
Duration of the exam 3 hours
Total marks 300

The DSSSB PGT exam has two tier of examination. Both the tier contains two sections. The section A of both the papers contains general questions and section B consists of post related questions. The syllabus of the DSSSB PGT is as follows:

DSSB PGT Syllabus Tier 1

Section A General Awareness
  • History
  • Constitution
  • Environment and related topics
  • Polity
  • Sports
  • Arts and Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Everyday science
  • National/International organizations
 - Mental Ability and Logical reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Similarity
  • Differences
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Relationships
 - Arithmetic and numerical Ability
  • Simplifications
  • Decimals
  • Data interpretation
  • Fractions
  • H.C.F & LCM
  • Percentage
  • Averages
  • Mensuration
  • Time & Work
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Profit and loss
  • Tables and graphs
  • Discount
 - Hindi and English language
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
Section B  - Based on the subject specific questions

DSSSB PGT Syllabus Tier-2

The tier 2 of DSSSB PGT exam has two sections.

Section A Similar to tier-1
Section B Descriptive questions related to the subject to which the candidate is applying to

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