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Is the DSSSB Tougher Than The SSC Exam?

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board has released an official notification for more than 13000 teaching vacancies on on 27th May 2021. DSSSB has announced fresh 5807 TGT vacancies to be recruited for the Recruitment of 2021-22. On 12th May DSSSB has released a notification for the recruitment of 7236 vacancies for TGT, LDC, Counsellor, Head Clerk, Patwari, and Assistant Teacher posts on advertisement no 02/2021. The total number of vacancies released now will be 13043. The online registration process for for both process has been active on official website.

This is a golden opportunity for the candidates who want to secure their future by working in the DSSSB as well as SSC. The candidates who are preparing for SSC CGL, as well as SSC CHSL, can prepare or apply for DSSSB. The eligibility criteria, as well as the syllabus, are the same for all these exams. Many candidates are preparing for the SSC examination to get their dream job, as the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board also released a huge number of vacancies which can be helpful for the candidates who are preparing for government exams.

DSSSB conducts the examination for the recruitment of candidates in all the government organization of Delhi. SSC recruits for the central government. We are going to discuss “Is the DSSSB tougher than the SSC?” We are going to compare the DSSSB and SSC so that the candidates can get clear both the exams. Here we are comparing them on the basis of salary, exam pattern, Selection process.

Comparison Between DSSSB and SSC Exam Pattern


As we go through the exam pattern of both the exams there are much more similarities in the DSSSB and SSC exams.The similarities are been tabulated below.

General Awareness General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability General Awareness
Arithmetical & Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude
English Language & Comprehension English Comprehension
Total Marks 100 Total marks 100


As in there are some changes also in the exam pattern of both the exams. Go through the below table about the dissimilarities.

Negative Marking 0.25 SSC CGL: 0.50 marks
SSC CHSL: 0.50 marks
Number of questions: 200 100
Marks 200 200
Exam Duration  2 hours  1 hour
Exam language Includes the Hindi Language Does not includes the Hindi Language

Go through the exam pattern which is almost similar for both the exams.

DSSSB Exam Pattern 2021 for PRT & TGT

S. No Subjects Questions Marks Duration
1. General Awareness 20 20 2 hours
2. General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 20 20
3. Arithmetical & Numerical Ability 20 20
4. English Language 20 20
5. Hindi Language 20 20
6. Subject Concerned (MCQs of one mark each from the subject concerned (teaching methodology/B.El.Ed./D.Ed./NTT/JBT etc.) 100 100
Total 200 200

DSSSB Exam Pattern For LDC

Subject No. of Questions Duration
General Awareness 40 2 Hour
General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 40
Arithmetical & Numerical Ability 40
Hindi Language 40
English Language & Comprehension 40
Total 200

Exam Pattern for SSC CHSL:

Section SSC CHSL Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Exam Pattern for SSC CGL:

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes (80 minutes
for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

For the Syllabus of both, the examination candidates must visit the below links.

DSSSB Syllabus 2021: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Comparison Between DSSSB and SSC Salary

Here we are going to discuss the salary structure of all the post recruiting through the DSSSB and SSC examination.

DSSSB Salary Structure:
Post Name Pay Scale(Basic Pay+Grade Pay)
Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) Rs.9300-34800+4600
Assistant Teacher (Primary) Rs.9300-34800+4200
Assistant Teacher (Nursery) Rs.9300-34800+4200
Junior Secretarial Assistant (LDC) Rs.5200-20200+1900
Counsellor Rs.9300-34800+4200
Head Clerk Rs.9300-34800+4600
Patwari Rs.5200-20200+2000

SSC CGL & CHSL Salary Structure

SSC CGL Salary SSC CHSL Salary
The initial basic pay for different posts varies from Rs.24,446 to Rs. 61,424 The initial basic pay for different posts varies from Rs. 5200 to Rs,20,200

DSSSB and SSC Conclusion

  • As we have done a comparison between both DSSSB and SSC, both the exams have their own charm in their positions.
  • The difficulty level of both is the same.
  • Candidates need to focus on their studies seriously to clear both exams.
  • The preliminary examination of both exams have a similar pattern except DSSSB contains Hindi.

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