SSC MTS Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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The Staff Selection Commission-Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commissions annually to recruit candidates in General Central Service Group-C non-gazetted and non-ministerial posts in various departments, ministries, and offices of the Government of India.

SSC MTS recruitment is organised by the Staff Selection Commission for various posts such as:

  • Peon
  • Gardner
  • Daftary
  • Jamadar
  • Junior Gestetner Operator
  • Chowkidar
  • Safaiwala, etc.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Under Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam Recruitment of candidates for Group-C non-gazetted, non-ministerial post.
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
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SSC MTS Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. A candidate must be either:
    (a) a citizen of India, or
    (b) a subject of Nepal, or
    (c) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidates must have passed the Matriculation Examination or equivalent from a recognized Board.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the SSC MTS Exam should be minimum of 18 years and maximum of 27 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 32 years
    OBC 30 years
    PwD (Unreserved) 37 years
    PwD (OBC) 40 years
    PwD (SC/ ST) 42 years
    Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 30 years
    Defence Personnel disabled (General) 30 years
    Defence Personnel disabled (ST/SC) 35 years
    Central Government Civilian Employees (General) 40 years
    Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ST) 45 years
    Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (General) 35 years
    Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST) 40 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. No restriction on the number of attempts as long as the age criteria is being fulfilled.

SSC MTS Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application February 5, 2021
Last Date of Application March 21, 2021
Last Date of Making Online Fee Payment March 23, 2021
Last Date for payment through Challan March 29, 2021
Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) July 1, 2021
Ending Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) July 20, 2021
Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper) November 21, 2021

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the examination

  • SSC MTS Examination is conducted every year in two parts, Paper-1 and Paper-2.
  • Paper-1 is an objective type of paper with the paper being divided into four sections, with each section of 25 marks totaling up to 100 marks.
  • After the Paper-1 results declaration, a list for qualifying candidates is announced who are eligible for Paper-2.
  • Paper-2 is conducted in not only Hindi and English but also other regional languages.
  • After the declaration of the Paper-2 results, the qualifying candidates are called for the document verification round.

**Note – SSC MTS Paper-II is qualifying in nature, i.e., marks scored in this examination are not considered during the preparation of the merit list.

Pattern for Paper-I

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 General English
Merit Ranking Nature 25 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 25
2 General Intelligence & Reasoning
Merit Ranking Nature 25 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 25
3 Numerical Aptitude
Merit Ranking Nature 25 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 25
4 General Awareness
Merit Ranking Nature 25 Objective (Multiple Choice) 0.25 25

Pattern for Paper-II

The Paper will be set in Hindi, English and in other languages to test basic language skills commensurate with the educational qualification prescribed for the post.

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper-II
Qualifying Nature Descriptive 30 mins 50

SSC MTS Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Paper-I

1 General English

Candidates’ understanding of the basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. and writing ability would be tested.

2 General Intelligence & Reasoning

It would include questions of non-verbal type. The test will include questions on similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also 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.

3 Numerical Aptitude

This paper will include questions on problems relating to 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, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

4 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.

Syllabus for Paper-II

1 Paper-II

  • Essay writing
  • Letter writing

(in English or any other language included in the constitution)

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