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What is SSC MTS?

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) exam along with the paper pattern in a table format:

SSC MTS stands for “Staff Selection Commission Multi-Tasking Staff.” It is a popular examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) of India to recruit candidates for various non-technical positions in different ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

The SSC MTS exam is conducted annually, and it offers job opportunities for candidates who have completed their matriculation (class 10th) or equivalent from a recognized board or institution.

Exam Name SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff)
Conducting Body
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Level
National Level
Exam Frequency
Once a year
Exam Mode
Offline (Paper-based Test)
Paper 1 (Objective Type), Paper 2 (Descriptive Type)
Exam Language
English and Hindi
Must have passed 10th standard or equivalent from a recognized board
Age Limit
  • Lower Age limit - 18 years
  • Upper Age limit - 25 years,
  • Upper Age Limit - 27 years for Havaldar post
Application Process
Application Fee
Rs. 100 (Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen categories are exempted from paying the fee)
Selection Process

Tier 1 - CBE (Online)

 PET/PST (Qualifying only)

SSC MTS Exam Pattern

Tier 1:

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning
90 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude
General English
General Awareness


  • The Paper 1 exam is conducted in the offline mode (pen and paper-based test).
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • The difficulty level of the questions varies from easy to moderate.

Tier 2:

Section Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution
30 Minutes


  • The Paper 2 exam is a descriptive type test conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Paper 2 is 40%.
  • The duration of the exam is 30 minutes.

SSC MTS Exam Syllabus


Subject Topics Covered
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Analogy, Classification, Series, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Logical Venn Diagrams, Alphabetical and Number Series, Non-Verbal Reasoning, etc.
Numerical Aptitude
Number System, Simplification, Decimals and Fractions, LCM and HCF, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Average, Mensuration, etc.
General English
Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms and Antonyms, Spellings, Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice, Direct/Indirect Speech, etc.
General Awareness
Current Affairs, History, Geography, Polity, Economics, Science, Culture, etc.


Subject Topics Covered
Short Essay/Letter
Candidates will be required to write a short essay or letter in English or any other language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India. The topic will be related to everyday life and can be of either informal or formal nature.


Subject Topics Covered
Skill Test
Candidates will be required to perform a certain skill or task as per the job requirement, such as typing, data entry, or manual work. The skill test will be qualifying in nature and the final merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II exams only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates can apply for SSC MTS exam through online mode only on the official website of SSC.

SSC MTS Tier-I exam is a computer-based exam of 100 marks consisting of 4 sections – General Intelligence and Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English, and General Awareness. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

SSC MTS Tier-II exam is a descriptive paper of 50 marks in which candidates have to write a short essay or letter in English or any other language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India.

The minimum qualifying marks for SSC MTS Tier-I exam is 30% for General and OBC candidates, and 25% for all other candidates.

The cut-off for SSC MTS exam varies every year and depends on various factors like the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, etc.

No, there is no interview in SSC MTS exam. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II exams only.

The salary of SSC MTS varies from Rs. 18,000 – 56,900 per month depending on the city of posting and other factors.

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