DSSSB Preparation Books, Previous Year Papers, & Result

It’s ironic, isn’t it, that till very recently you were reading books and solving previous year papers to pass the various semester exams as a scrawny college student; and now you’re doing the same, but this time, to become a teacher.

I guess that’s how the circle of karma completes itself.

I write the above lines assuming that you actually want to become a teacher yourself and are preparing for the same. But I know what’s going on in your head. 

You might be wondering what’s up with all the rhetoric. Let me explain.

You see, like you, I was a student once. I was a student at the Hindu college in Delhi. I still remember the days before our exams. I and all my college friends used to gather at this eatery called “Chache da Dhaba”.

The seating used to be in the open beneath a huge banyan tree and it used to be really pleasant there. I don’t know if it’s still there. Anyway, getting back to the story. At the dhaba we used to order some parathas and chhole ki sabzi, and while breaking bread together we used to express all our pent-up anxieties about the upcoming exams to each other.

Anxieties about not having studied regularly every day and then having to face the piled-up syllabus for the exam. But I remember that all our worries used to go up in flames the moment we’d hear the voice of a dear friend of ours called Ratnil, who by the way was also the most resourceful person ever, tell us that he’d gotten hold of the previous year question papers.

And so, just before the exams, I used to do the very same thing that I now accuse you of doing, i.e. solving the various mock tests and previous years question papers. That’s how I passed all my college exams.

Basically, the importance of solving these papers and mock tests is that, through these papers and mocks we can figure out the most important topics and the questions that are most likely to be asked in our exams. The exams can be either the college level ones or ones like DSSSB.

However, there is a critical difference between semester-wise college exams and entrance exams like DSSSB which are for employment. The stakes are higher in the latter so the effort that needs to go in to clear these is also more.

Keeping these points in mind and solving the many previous years papers and mocks, I also was able to clear the DSSSB exam a few years later. That’s how the circle of my karma got completed when I became a teacher myself.

Assuming that you have your sights fixed on occupying a post of a teacher and are appearing for the DSSSB exam, this article that I’ve written will guide you through some of the most important topics related to the same.

In this article, I have listed the names of various DSSSB preparation books, the links to DSSSB previous year question papers, DSSSB Mock Tests, and the DSSSB results of 2019. Through this information, you should be able to plan out your study for the DSSSB exam a little better. Let’s begin.

DSSSB Preparation Books, Previous year papers, & Result

Best DSSSB Books for Preparation

Okay, now that we have started with the topic of DSSSB preparation, let’s talk about the most important things related to it, books.

Do you know which books to read for your DSSSB preparation?

Do you face this dilemma of having to choose from the hundreds of DSSSB books present in the markets today?

I know your dilemma because I also faced the same issue during my DSSSB preparation days. I used to move around the biggest book markets of Delhi like Daryaganj, Mukherjee Nagar, and several others, looking for the right DSSSB books, but none could quench my thirst for the same.

All the DSSSB books that I could manage to find were filled up to the brim with mostly useless information; useless because even after being full of information none of these godforsaken DSSSB books could tell me what topics were the most important from the exam point of view.

Therefore, the only option I had was to buy them all and tediously select the most important topics myself.

Having said that, the next lines that I write are the learnings from my toil to clear the DSSSB exam, and believe me when I use the word “toil”, I mean it.

So, yeah the learnings are, to clear the DSSSB exam, firstly, you’d need to read from the right DSSSB books and more importantly still, from the right parts of the DSSSB books. The best way to know which are the most significant points to read from the DSSSB books is to solve as many DSSSB mock tests and DSSSB previous year question papers as possible. 

I’ve elaborated on the topic of DSSSB mocks tests and DSSSB previous year question papers further, in the next segment.  

Solving DSSSB previous year question papers and DSSSB mock tests would grant you insights about the most important topics and points from the exam point of view. These points and topics are the only ones that you should go through with the most rigor in the DSSSB books. Doing that instead of reading whole DSSSB books cover to cover would also save you time and energy.

Okay, now that you know how the books need to be read, we’ll now go through the question of what are the books that you should read.

So, let’s go over the exam structure of the DSSSB exam for a bit. The DSSSB PGT and TGT test consist of 2 sections. The first section or Section 1 is the same for both PGT and TGT for all streams and subjects, whereas the second section or Section 2 is subject-specific.

Getting back to the topic of reading from the right books, there is an overwhelming number of books that you can choose from in the market, especially for Section 2. This is where I can help you. You see, over the years I have taken note of the names of books that the numerous DSSSB exam toppers have used in order to crack the exam. I have listed the names of the books below.

DSSSB Books for Section 1 paper of TGT and PGT:

  • Arihant, RS Aggarwal, and Kiran Prakashan for Section 1 paper of TGT and PGT

DSSSB Books for Section 2 paper of TGT and PGT ( for Commerce stream )

  • NCERT,
  • Business Studies by Sandeep Garg,
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management by Dr. R.P Rustagi,
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management by Dr. R.P Rustagi,
  • Marketing Management & Human Resource Management by T.N Chhabra,
  • Organisational Theory and behaviour by T.N Chhabra,
  • Strategic Management by Dr. C.B Gupta,
  • Double Entry Book Keeping vol I and II by T.S. Grewal,
  • Analysis of Financial Statements by T.S. Grewal,
  • Cost and Management Accounting by M.N Arora

Now that you have the name of the books, I expect you to be smart and not waste your time reading every book cover to cover. Sure, you can do so if you have the time, but if you have just a few months left before the actual exam, it would be wise of you to follow the points that I have written above.

By the way, I have a question for you. Do you like the smell of newly printed books?

Well, I ask you this question because I was at my publisher’s office recently, the place where I get my books printed. There I was wondering about the lack of a comprehensive and to the point DSSSB book in the markets today; and an idea cropped up in my head, i.e. of writing one for you.

What do you think?

Do you want me to publish a DSSSB preparation book for you?

Let me know in the comments section.

DSSSB Previous Year Question Papers

Assuming that you have gone over the topic of DSSSB preparation already, you should understand that reading every book cover to cover might not save you a lot of time for the later stages of your preparation.

Therefore, the best way to utilize your time is to solve DSSSB Mock tests, DSSSB previous year question papers, and read the preparation books for the DSSSB in tandem. This way you’d be able to recognize the most frequently asked topics in the previous exams and also read the same from your books.

Now, the 2020 DSSSB recruitments have been stalled for some time due to the COVID pandemic, but the updates for the exam are sure to make rounds on the internet any day now. You should utilize his time by solving as many online DSSSB mock tests and DSSSB previous year question papers as you can.

This gives rise to the question of where you can get them from. Well, the DSSSB previous year question papers are published by the board itself on their official DSSSB website. You can choose to download the papers directly from their website, or you can download the previous year papers for TGT and PGT posts from this article itself.

I have given the links to them below. As for DSSSB mock tests online, you’ll find them on my DSSSB online course.

How to Download DSSSB Previous Year Question Papers from Official Website:

  • Open delhi.gov.in website
  • Go over to the home page
  • Next, you’ll find a link for the DSSSB previous year question papers. Click on it.
  • Now you’ll find all the subject papers on your computer screen.
  • Download the DSSSB Previous year question paper for your subject and start solving.

DSSSB Result 2019

I know what you are thinking. The year is 2020 and the year I have mentioned in the sub-heading is 2019?

Let me explain. You see, the DSSSB 2020 was supposed to happen earlier this year. The online application process of the exam for both, the PGT and TGT posts were over by the 23rd February of 2020, and then COVID happened.

From then on, everything has taken the back seat, and now, no one knows when the 2020 DSSSB recruitments are going to take place. Anyway, we’ve got our fingers crossed and are hoping that the 2020 process starts as soon as possible.

Just in case the announcement is made in the near future, it’s important that you keep in mind the DSSSB result 2019. Looking at the DSSSB result 2019 you can get an idea about how many marks you’d need, to clear the 2020 DSSSB exam.

In this section of the article, I have listed down the DSSSB result 2019 and the process that candidates use to see their results. This will give to give you an idea about how it’ll be like once the 2020 DSSSB results are announced sometime in the distant future.

I would also like to point out an important thing about going through previous years’ results. Going through the previous years’ results you can get an idea about the cut off marks of the upcoming exam.

Therefore, they also indirectly tell you how careful you need to be while marking the right answers in order to score above the cut off marks. This is because the DSSSB exam carries negative marking, meaning that each wrong answer will cause you to lose 0.25 marks.

2019 DSSSB cut off category wise and section-wise:

2019 DSSSB PGT Cut Off

Subject UR OBC SC ST PH (OH)
Cut off 174.16 158.56 143.71 90.86 -

2019 DSSSB TGT Cut Off

Name of Post, with code/year UR OBC SC ST
TGT Social Science (Female), 138/2017 97.69 88.19 89.13 73.95
TGT Social Science (Male), 137/2017 86 71.75 83 74
TGT Math (Male), 133/2017 82.05 81.41 60.78 73.32
TGT Natural Science (Female), 136/2017 103.54 95.04 88.15 70
TGT Natural Science (Male), 135/2017 80.96 73.73 85.45 69.31
TGT Hindi (Female), 141/2017 131.29 125.01 117.75 109.9
TGT English (Female), 132/2017 100.25 79.25 75 60.5

2020 DSSSB PRT Cut Off

DSSSB has also released the cut-off marks for the year 2020. For general category the cutoff out of 200 marks is 117.59 and for OBC it is 113.83. The cut-off for SC category is 102 and for ST it is 86.08.

How to Check your DSSSB Result

Do you remember the times when our fathers used to tell us how difficult life was before the internet? Just imagine how hard it must have been to check your DSSSB results during the late 80s and early 90s.

First, a notification used to be issued through the newspapers or the All India Radio announcing that the results of the DSSSB were out. Then the list of qualified candidates was pinned to a notice board inside the DSSSB office campus. Then came the part where a crowd of hopeful candidates would fight it out to get a glimpse of the qualified candidates’ list. It was utter chaos, wasn’t it?

Fortunately, you live in a time when all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop/smartphone to check your result list on the official DSSSB website. Having said that given below are the steps you have to follow to check your DSSSB result.

  • First, you have to visit the official website, delhi.gov.in
  • On the home page would find a recruitment section on which you have to click.
  • You then have to find the result tab and choose the desired subject by clicking the option.
  • Next, you have to click on the link of the DSSSB Result and open it,
  • Then choose your subject and check your marks and the cut off marks.
  • Next, you have to Click on the download button to save your score.
  • And then take a printout of the result for further use.


So that brings us to the end of the article. I hope this article proves to be useful as far as the following topics go, the topics being DSSSB results, DSSSB previous year question papers, mock tests, and DSSSB Books. Hope you had much to learn from it. Now, I guess my purpose of helping you choose from the right books and prepare for your exams a little better has been served.

Having said that, I bid adieu.

Take care.

CEO of Anujjindal.in

About Anuj Jindal

Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 4 years of experience in the field of Education.


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