DSSSB PRT Syllabus

DSSSB PRT is an exam for aspirants looking to be eligible in the recruitment process of PRT, TGT, and PGT teachers in the government schools in Delhi. It stands for Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board and is conducted to choose the best candidates for teaching positions in government schools. 

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The best way to ensure that an aspirant is ready to crack this exam is by studying the syllabus pattern. It allows candidates to prepare for the exams and even secure great scores to be eligible for the recruitment process. Let’s first understand the entire examination pattern for DSSSB PRT syllabus for a better understanding of the exam preparation.

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DSSSB PRT: The Examination Pattern 

There are different types of tier-based exam patterns for PRT, TGT, and PGT recruitments. For example, PRT and TGT candidates need to secure eligibility through a one-tier examination process. While PGT candidates have to go through a two-tier examination for eligibility. 

The selection for TGT and PRT aspirants is made based on the marks obtained in the tier-1 examination. At the same time, for PGT, selection marks secured in the tier-2 examination will be considered. 

Other important points to consider are,

  • Each wrong answer will deduct 0.25 marks from your net score through negative marking.
  • The DSSSB PRT board reserves the right to issue a minimum cut-off for securing marks in the exam as per the availability of aspiring candidates.
  • All the examination questions will be in Hindi and English language except for the core language papers, which will be in the concerned language. 
  • There are no provisions for candidates to apply for rechecking of answer sheets or re-evaluation of the final score published by DSSSB. 

The tier-1 examination is online and has several MCQs that candidates need to answer. It bears 200 or 300 marks worth of questions for sections A and B. There are several questions Section A on different subjects like Arithmetical and Numerical Ability, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, English and Hindi Language Test, etc. While Section B questions are based on topics like teaching methodology and other such subjects. 

Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), Assistant Teacher (PRT), and Assistant Teacher (Nursery) Eligibility Exam Pattern(Tier-1):

Sections AskedMaximum MarksNo. of QuestionsTime Allotted
General Awareness20202 Hours
General Intelligence & Reasoning2020
Arithmetical & Numerical Ability2020
English Language Test2020
Hindi Language Test2020
Teaching Methodology100100

Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) Eligibility Exam Pattern(Tier-2):

The tier-2 examination has 200 marks MCQs and a descriptive test of 75 marks making it a total of 275 marks exams. A descriptive essay writing test will be conducted of the entire 75 marks quota, and the other 25 marks will be for the letter-writing test. 

Sections AskedMaximum MarksNo. of QuestionsTime Allotted
General Awareness40403 Hours
General Intelligence & Reasoning4040
Arithmetical & Numerical Ability4040
English Language Test4040
Hindi Language Test4040
Descriptive Test7575

Now let’s discuss the syllabus for the DSSSB PRT examinations.

DSSSB PRT Syllabus

There are five core topics for tier-1 examinations like General Awareness, Hindi and English Language, Arithmetic and Numerical Ability with General Intelligence and Reasoning. Let’s see the topics covered in each of them for your preparation for the DSSSB PRT exams.

  1. General Awareness

General Awareness subject focuses on different topics like, 

  • Current events
  • Everyday matter observations
  • History
  • Polity
  • Constitution
  • Sports
  • Art & Culture
  • Geography 
  • Economics
  • Everyday Science
  • Scientific Research
  • National/International
  • Organizations /Institutions

Here, you can have a track of current events through news articles or accessing the medium of different news reports. When it comes to the History part, you need to focus on topics like, 

  • Industrial Revolution
  • Economic Depression
  • Labour & Peasant Class issues
  • Growth of industries in India in twentieth-century
  • Features of colonial society in India
  • The Revolt of 1857
  • Indian Freedom Struggle – 1885 to 1947 
  • Constitutional History of India
  • Russian Revolution – 1917
  • Philosophy of Karl Marx
  • Socialism in Europe
  • Impact of Socialism
  • Rise of Fascist Forces in Germany & Italy
  • The Two World Wars and the establishment of the UN
  • Indian Geography(mountain ranges, rivers, topography, etc.)
  • Indian Climate
  • India (Size and Location) 
  • Indian demography(population, agriculture, festivals, languages, etc.)
  • Disaster management of India
  • Industries and manufacturing in India
  • Banking and finance sector of India
  • Constitution of India

For Arithmetical and Numerical ability, you can refer to different topics like,

  • Real number
  • Polynomials
  • Elementary number theory
  • Linear Equations in two variables
  • Matrices
  • Pair of Linear Equations in two variables
  • Quadratic equations
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Trigonometry
  • Euclidean Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Areas and volumes
  • Statistics
  • Probability

For the Scientific knowledge, you need to prepare on topics like, 

  • Sources of energy
  • Conservation of energy
  • Light
  • Effects of current
  • Newton’s laws
  • Motion and force analysis
  • Gravitation
  • Work, energy, and power calculations
  • Floatation/Buoyancy
  • States of matter
  • Chemical combinations
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical compounds
  • Periodic table of elements
  • Metal and non-metals
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Chemical reactions
  • Human anatomy and physiology

For reasoning and general intelligence, you need to prepare for topics like, 

  • 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

For the English Language test, the topics you need to prepare are, 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • English Vocabulary
  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Structuring
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Word Usage

For the Hindi Language test, the topics you need to prepare are, 

  • व्याकरण
  • अनेक शब्दो के लिए एक शब्द
  • उपसर्ग और प्रत्यय
  • रस / छन्द / अलंकार
  • गद्यांश
  • संधि / समास
  • मुहावरों और लोकोक्तियाँ/ कहावते
  • पर्यायवाची/विपरीतार्थक शब्द
  • रिक्त स्थान की पूर्ति


So, here is the exam pattern and DSSSB PRT syllabus. Preparation for such exams need enough time, and that is why you need to prepare in advance. Try and develop a topic-based timetable to manage the entire curriculum. 

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