In this study, direct torque control (DTC) of induction motor is evaluated based on space vector modulation (SVM). DTC is a method to control machine with utilizing torque and flux of motor controlled. The torque and current ripple are occurred in the conventional DTC. Reason of undesired torque and current ripple is low number of voltage vectors applied to the motor controlled by the conventional DTC technique. SVM-DTC is a technique to reduce the ripple. SVM techniques have several advantages that are offering better DC bus utilization, lower torque ripple, lower total harmonic distortion in the AC motor current, lower switching loss, and easier to implement in the digital systems. Simulation results from the classical and improved DTC are presented and compared. Result shows that the torque, flux linkage and stator current tipple are decreased with the improved DTC.