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The SSC MTS examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of staff as Multi Tasking Staff in General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in numerous Central Government Departments / Ministries / Offices, in several States / Union Territories. The Staff Selection Commission is a body, under the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) set up in 1975 that is mandated to conduct various examinations for recruitment to different posts of the government bureaucracy. The Multi-Tasking Staff are generally employed for clerical posts in various departments of the government. They form a part of the CCAS –Central Civil Accounts Service – Group C cadre of staff.

Applications for the SSC MTS Examination 2018 would be available on August 4th, 2018. The tentative dates of the exam are December 2018 or January 2019.  The last date for applying is August 31st 2018.

SSC MTS examination Notification 2017 initially declared the number of vacancies to be 8300. However, it later released a notification stating that the number of vacancies has been increased to 10,302. Later, an additional notification was released stating the number of vacancies to be increased further to 10,674.

The SSC MTS examination is conducted across various centres in the country. Candidates have the choice of selecting the centre nearest to them during filling up of the application form. The final allotment is guided by the choice of the candidate as well as the availability of centres. In case the centre of choice is unavailable, SSC allots the available centre for the candidate.  This cannot be disputed by the candidate.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidate should be a citizen of India or Bhutan or Nepal.
  • People of Tibetan refugee origins who came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to settle permanently in India are eligible to appear for the examination.
  • Person of Indian origins who has migrated into the country intending to settle permanently in India, who are from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries such as Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, are eligible to apply for the test.
  • Candidates should have passed at least Class 10, from recognized state boards or universities or institute.
  • Candidates need to be at least 18 years of age, while the upper limit would be 25 years. However, there are various age relaxations. For Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe category, the maximum age limit is 30 years. For Other Backward Castes category, the maximum age limit is 28 years. For Persons With Disabilities(Gen) candidates, the limit is 35 years, for Persons With Disabilities (Other Backward Castes) candidates, the limit is 38 years, for Persons With Disabilities(Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes) candidates, the age limit is 40 years. For candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the age limit for General Candidates is 30 years, for Other Backward Castes candidates, 33 years, for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates 35 years. For calculation of age, Date of Birth recorded in the Secondary Examination documents would be the determinant.

Application fee

The application fee for the exam is Rs. 100. SC/ST/PWD/EX-SERVICEMEN candidates do not need to pay the fees. In 2017, female candidates were also exempted from paying the application fees.

The SSC MTS Examination

The SSC MTS examination is divided into 2 parts, Paper 1 and Paper 2.

 Paper 1 is the written examination. It consists of objective type questions. It is generally a test of 90 minutes duration, but the timing for physically handicapped candidates is 120 minutes. The question paper is prepared in English and Hindi. There are four sections –General intelligence and reasoning, numerical aptitude, general English and general awareness. There are 25 questions each per section. Each question carries 1 mark. For every negative response. 0.25 marks are deducted.

Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language General Awareness
– Classification

– Analogy

– Coding Decoding

– Matrix

– Word Formation

– Dictionary Order

– Venn Diagram

– Direction & Distances

– Blood Relations

– Missing Number

– Puzzles

– Series

– Verbal Reasoning

– Non-Verbal Reasoning

– Simplification

– Interest

– Percentage

– Ratio & Proportion

– Average

– Problems on Ages

– Speed, Time & Distance

– Profit & Loss

– Number Series

– Number System

– Mensuration

– DI

– Time & Work

– Mixture Problems

– Algebra

– Geometry


–  RC

– Fill in the Blanks

– Spellings

– Phrases & Idioms

– Synonyms & Antonyms

– One Word Substitution

– Phrase Replacement

– Error Spotting

– Culture

– Indian History

–  Geography

– Environment

– Economy

– Polity

– Biology

– Chemistry

– Physics & Space Sciences

– Computer & Mobile Technology

– Diseases & Pollution

– Nutrition

– Current Affairs

– Dates, Portfolios Schemes

– Miscellaneous

Paper 2 is the Skill test. It is the qualifying exam. Descriptive in nature, a short essay or letter is to written. Languages mentioned in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution or English are permissible to be used while writing this segment. It tests the elementary language skills of the candidate. The time duration is 30 minutes, for candidates with physical disabilities, it is 45 minutes.

Admit cards are made available for downloading generally in December.

Answer keys for Exam Paper -1 and Paper 2 are usually made available soon after the test for downloading.

How to apply?

  • Visit the official SSC MTS website – and click on the Apply link.
  • Once Registration opens, click on it and fill in the necessary details – name, date of birth, father’s name and gender.
  • The personal details and contact details are to be filled next.
  • Then, after submitting these details, the Registration Number and Password need to be noted down carefully for further reference.
  • Photograph and signature need to be uploaded.
  • Then, another final form needs to be checked and filled.
    • In the last step, the application fee needs to be filled.

Also check out our article on SSC CGL here.

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