SSC MTS Syllabus & Changed Exam Pattern

Dear Readers,

SSC(Staff Selection Commission) has released the Official Notice For change in pattern of SSC MTS Examination which will be conducted in ONLINE Mode from 16th September to 31st October 2017 by the Staff Selection Commission. Earlier it was conducted in Offline mode but the exam got cancelled for some reason.

Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) employees are the Group C central government employees that are hired through special SSC exam. The MTS Employees are very important part of the bureaucracy, especially when it comes to performing the daily operations of different departments. MTS Employees are hired in CCAS cadre (Central Civil Accounts Service) of the Group C and are offered promotions within this group on the basis of seniority.

In this article, we are providing the Exam pattern of MTS and syllabus, so that you can prepare according to syllabus and score well.

SSC MTS 2017 Exam Dates: 16.09.2017 to 31.10.2017

SSC MTS Exam Pattern:

The written exam will consist of two papers i.e.: As per the scheme of the SSC MTS examination, there shall be two papers viz. Paper – I and Paper – II.

Paper-I (ONLINE)

Subject No. Of Questions Total Duration/ Timing
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25

90 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude 25
General English 25
General Awareness 25
Total 100

Note: Finally SSC has released the Official Notice for the Change in pattern of Examination. You can check the Official Notice:-

SSC has issued a Sample Test for MTS Exam and you can take a look by below link:

Some Important points about the exam:
  • Maximum marks will be 150 marks.
  • Paper- I will be objective type(Multiple Choice Questions).
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. 
  • The timing for Visually handicapped cerebral palsy candidates is 120 Mins. 

Paper 2

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the examination will be required to appear for a descriptive type qualifying paper for testing basic language skills. The date of descriptive paper will be intimated in due course.

Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration/ Timing 
Short Essay /Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. 50 30 Minutes

Some important points about the exam:

  • Paper- II will be descriptive in nature. 
  • Timing for Visually handicapped cerebral palsy candidates is 45 Minutes
  • This exam is qualifying in nature. 
  • It is intended to test the elementary language skills of the candidates to be suitable for the post.

SSC MTS Exam Syllabus:

General Intelligence & Reasoning: 

The test will include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

S. No. Topics No. Of Questions
1 Number & Alphabetical Series 25 Questions
2 Coding Decoding
3 Analogy
4 Odd one Out
5 Syllogism
6 Directions Sense
7 Ranking
8 Non-verbal: Paper Folding & Cutting, Mirror Image, Embedded or Complete the Image, Counting Figure
9 Blood relations
10 Matrix
11 Mathematical Calculations
12 Words order according to dictionary

English Language: 

Candidates' understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.

S.No. Topics Number of Questions
1 Spot the error 25 Questions
2 Fill in the blanks
3 Synonyms
4 Antonyms
5 Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words
6 Idioms & Phrases,
7 One word substitution
8 Improvement of sentences
9 Comprehension Passage

Numerical Aptitude:

S.No. Topic No. of Questions
1 Number System/HCF/LCM 25 Questions
2 Percentage, Average
3 Time & Work
4 Profit & Loss
5 Ratio, Mixture & Alligation
6 Time Speed Distance
7 CI & SI
8 Geometry
9 Mensuration
10 Trigonometry
11 DI
12 Algebra

General Awareness:

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
No. Of Questions: 25

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