SSC MTS Exam: Frequently Asked Questions

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Sat, 12 Feb 2022 09:51 AM IST

SSC MTS exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission to recruit Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government. The MTS posts come under Group B and Group C non ministerial and non-gazette posts. The candidates so recruited work in various ministries and departments of Government of India. The posts available throng the exam are:

  1. Operator
  2. Peon
  3. GateKeepers
  4. Watchman
  5. Junior Operator
  6. Gardener, etc
 

SSC MTS Exam Highlights

Name Of Exam

SSC MTS (Staff Selection Commission-Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government

Exam level

All India

Selection stages

Paper-I: Online

paper-II: Offline

Time of Examination

Paper -I: 90 minutes

Paper-II: 30 minutes

 

Exam frequency

Once a year

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Mode of exam

Online

Languages

English, Hindi and other regional languages

 

SSC MTS Exam Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the exam is mentioned in the official notification. Candidates must ensure they meet all the criteria before they apply for the exam. The SSC MTS Exam Eligibility criteria is as follows:

Parameter

Details

Nationality

Indian

Age Limit

Should be aged between 18 and 27 years as on August 1, 2020

Educational Qualification

Must have passed Class 10 from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class 10) are not eligible for the exam.

 
Read about eligibility criteria in detail here: SSC MTS Eligibility Criteria

 

SSC MTS Exam Pattern

There are two stages in this exam. The examination consist of a Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II).

 

SSC MTS Computer Based Test Exam Pattern 2021

The first phase of the SSC MTS exam is the online exam. Where candidates will have to secure marks more than a certain cutoff, in order to be eligible for other phases of the exam.

  1. Questions in Stage 1 are objective type
  2. Each question carries 1 mark.
  3. Stipulated time for completion of stage one is 90 Minutes
  4. SSC MTS Stage one is a bilingual exam, conducted in Hindi and English.

The exam pattern is illustrated below:

Subject

No. of Questions 

Maximum Marks

General English

25

25

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

25

Numerical Aptitude

25

25

General Awareness

25

25

 

SSC MTS Descriptive Paper

Only those candidates who are able to clear the cut off of paper 1 will appear for this stage. In this paper the descriptive skills of candidates are tested. Candidates can choose to appear in any language contained in the 8 th Schedule of the constitution. The pattern of the exam is as follows:

 

Subject

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.

50

30 minutes

Also Read: SSC MTS - Exam Pattern And Other Details

 

SSC MTS Syllabus

SSC MTS Exam Syllabus for Paper 1

 
The SSC MTS Exam Syllabus is mentioned below:
 

Sections

Topics

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding

General Awareness

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  • Current Events

Numerical Aptitude

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work

 General English

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage

 

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What are the posts for which SSC MTS Exam is conducted?

The posts for which SSC MTS Exam is conducted are as follows:
  1. Operator
  2. Peon
  3. GateKeepers
  4. Watchman
  5. Junior Operator
  6. Gardener, etc

What is the frequency of SSC MTS Exam?

SSC MTS Exam is conducted once every year.

How many stages are there in SSC MTS Exam?

There are two stages in this exam. The examination consist of a Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II).

What is the age limit to be eligible for SSC MTS Exam?

Candidates should be between 18 to 27 years of age to be eligible for SSC MTS Exam.

What is the required educational qualification for SSC MTS Exam?

The required educational qualification for SSC MTS Exam is that candidate must have passed Class 10 from a recognised board. Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination (Class 10) are not eligible for the exam.

What are the subjects from which questions are asked in SSC MTS Exam?

Questions are asked from subjects such as General English, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude and General Awareness in SSC MTS Exam.

What is the duration of SSC MTS Tier I Exam?

The duration of SSC MTS Tier I Exam is 90 minutes.

Is there negative marking in SSC MTS Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in SSC MTS Exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

What is the pattern of SSC MTS Tier II Exam?

SSC MTS Tier II Exam is a descriptive test. The pattern is as follows:

Subject

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.

50

30 minutes

What is SSC MTS salary?

The details of SSC MTS salary are as follows:
SSC MTS Post MTS (GP 1800) MTS (GP 1800) MTS (GP 1800)
Cities Tier Wise X –Tier I Y–Tier II Z–Tier III
Basic Pay 18000 18000 18000
HRA 4320 2880 1440
DA 0 0 0
TA 1350 900 900
Gross Salary 23670 21780 20340
NPS 1800 1800 1800
CGHS 125 125 125
CGEGIS 1500 1500 1500
Total Deduction 3425 3425 3425
In Hand Salary 20245 18355 16915

What are the allowances that SSC MTS Officers receive?

The various allowances that SSC MTS officers receive are:
  1. Pension Scheme
  2. Post Retirement Benefit 
  3. Medical Benefits 
  4. House Rent Allowance
  5. Dearness Allowance
  6. Travelling Allowance
  7. Insurance Scheme

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