Which One Should You Choose – KVS Or DSSSB??

dsssb vs kvs

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) conduct recruitment examinations annually to get onboard the Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) and Primary Teachers (PRTs). DSSSB recruits personnel to be employed under the various departments of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCT of Delhi). On the other hand, KVS is one of the world’s largest chains of schools that are instituted under the charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

A common question asked by the aspirants is which one amongst these two is the best? To conclude this, we must first understand the difference in the recruitment process, examination pattern, salaries, etc.

The Selection Process in the DSSSB shall be made through One Tier and Two Tier examination scheme and Skill Test wherever applicable. The Examination questions will be bilingual (Hindi & English) in nature.

Candidates may apply for more than one post-code but The Board may hold the examinations of two or more different post codes on the same day and so, candidate shall have to opt to take the examination of any one post code only.

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Paper Pattern

Section A – General Awareness, General Intelligence & reasoning ability, Arithmetical & numerical ability, Hindi Language & Comprehension, and English Language & comprehension
Section B – 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.
• The PGT candidates get 3 hours’ time to solve 300 questions in these two sections of the examination, whereas TGT candidates get a paper with 200 questions and a time limit of 2 hours.
DSSSB Examination is conducted only in Delhi; however, applicants from anywhere in India can apply for DSSSB vacancy
• The wrong answers in the examination warrant negative marking of 1/4th marks assigned to a question.
• The candidates selected after the completion of this process are posted in govt. schools in Delhi.

View: DSSSB Exam Syllabus & Pattern

Approximate Salary (After 7th Pay Commission)

  • PRT – Rs. 45647
  • TGT – Rs. 56246
  • PGT – Rs. 59042

DSSSB Salary Structure [Updated]

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS)

The Organization conducted the written examination for the recruitment of various teaching posts. After the written exam, shortlisted candidates may follow the interview process.

Note: The weightage of written test and interview will be 85:15 for the post of PGT, TGT & PRT

Paper Pattern:

TGT (150 Marks)
Part – I: General English, General Hindi, General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Part – II: Reasoning Ability, Teaching Methodology and Computer

PGT (150 Marks)
Part – I: General English, General Hindi
Part – II: Teaching Methodology, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability and Concerned Subjects

• PRT (150 Marks)
Part – I: General English, General Hindi
Part – II: Teaching Methodology, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability and Concerned Subjects

• The time allotted to solve 150 questions in 150 min in the PRT, TGT & PGT exam
• The centers for KVS Recruitment examination are situated in various cities across India. The candidates can select the examination centers while filling the application form.
• There is no negative marking in the exam.
• The selected candidates are posted in different zones across the country and are liable to be transferred anywhere in India at any point in time and transfer to a desired location can’t be claimed as a matter of right.

Approx. KVS Salary (After 7th Pay Commission)

  • PRT – Rs. 40240
  • TGT – Rs. 50610
  • PGT – Rs. 53550

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Comparison between DSSSB and KVS jobs

  1. KVS teachers are posted as Group B Officers, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD); and DSSSB teachers are posted in various schools under the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  2. KVS teachers get exposure to different cultures, traditions, and values as they get transferred to a different location once every 3-4 years. On the other hand teachers under DSSSB face an equally challenging environment as they are deputed in schools across Delhi that host children from varying cultures, traditions, etc.
  3. Depending on their work performance, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan teachers may get an opportunity to work in the KVS Schools located outside India; however, no such opportunity is available for the DSSSB Teachers because posting is limited to Delhi.
  4. KVS teachers can appear for internal departmental exams and be promoted until the post of HOD. Other promotions include Principal, Asst. commissioner, deputy commissioner, etc. DSSSB Teachers can also get promoted to the level of Principal on the basis of departmental examinations.
  5. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan teachers have to serve for a designated time in remote parts of India, which may cause difficulties for the teaching personnel in adjusting to the food, culture, and values of that area.
  6. KVS Schools in different zones may have different school timings, which may require some adjustment on the part of the teacher in case of transfer. Contrastingly, all schools in Delhi have a similar schedule throughout the year.
  7. KVS teachers get professional support throughout the period of service in terms of diversity programs, on-job training, etc. Such facilities may or may not be available in the curriculum of DSSSB.
  8. If both working spouse in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Schools, they can mutually transfer to the common state. It can’t be possible in Delhi govt. school.

Whether you choose to apply for KVS or DSSSB, remember a teacher’s goal must be to educate young minds amongst which many great leaders of tomorrow will arise. It is a teacher’s duty to create a conducive environment for learning, and provide sufficient opportunities for their students to observe, experiment, understand, reflect, and question. Both of these opportunities have equally challenging aspects. Whatever the reputation of an organization may be, jobs in both these organizations provide equal opportunity to the candidates to teach and grow as a teacher. For the more adventurous ones, KVS jobs hold promise. And those who would like to settle down in Delhi, DSSSB may be the preferred choice. With that Said, we’d like to wish All the Best to the prospective Teachers.

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