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About SSC MTS (Staff Selection Commission Multi Tasking Staff)-

SSC MTS (Staff Selection Commission – Multi Tasking Staff) is a national-level recruitment exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit candidates for various non-technical, Group C posts in different central government ministries/departments/offices. The SSC MTS exam is held annually, and it is one of the most popular competitive exams in India. Some of the popular posts for which candidates are recruited through the SSC MTS exam are:

☞ Peon  Daftary  ☞ Jamadar  ☞ Junior Gestetner Operator  ☞ Farash  ☞ Chowkidar  ☞ Mali  ☞ Safaiwala  ☞ Mali-cum-Chowkidar  ☞ Junior Operator  ☞ Multi-tasking staff  ☞ Medical Attendant, etc.

MTS Highlights- 

Category SSC MTS
Exam conducting body Staff Selection Commission
Name of the Exam      SSC MTS Exam
Full form of  MTS Multi Tasking Staff
Level of Exam National level
Exam frequency Once a year
Mode of Exam Paper I: Online (Computer-based test)
Paper II: Offline (Descriptive)
Eligibility criteria 10th pass or equivalent
Age limit         18-25 years (age relaxation applicable for certain categories)
Application Process    Online
Application fee Rs. 100 for General and OBC Category (No Fee for 1 SC/ST/PWD/ Ex-Servicemen/ Women candidates)
Salary Pay scale Rs. 5200-20200 (grade pay Rs. 1800)
Job profile Peon, Daftary, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali, etc.
Job location All over India
Official website

SSC MTS 2024 Exam-

Event Date
Notification Release Date May 2024
Online Registration Process Starts May 2024
Last Date to Submit Application Form June 2024
Last Date for Making Online Fee Payment June 2024
SSC MTS Exam Date 2024 (Paper I) July-August 2024


Eligibility Criteria for SSC MTS-

Candidates willing to appear for SSC MTS examination must possess a pass certificate of matriculation or an equivalent examination from a government recognized board.

 Eligibility Criteria                                                          Details
Nationality Candidate must be a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Age limit The age of the candidate should be between 18-25 years as on the specified date  mentioned in the official notification. Age relaxation is applicable for reserved categories as per government norms.
Educational qualification Candidate must have passed Matriculation (10th) or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university.
Language proficiency Candidates must have proficiency in the language of the state/UT they are applying for.

Exam pattern for SSC MTS-

Exam Mode Subjects Questions Marks Duration
Paper I Online (Computer- based test) ✔ General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical
✔ Aptitude, General English and General Awareness
100 100 90 minutes
Paper II Offline (Descriptive) Short essay/letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution 1 50 30 minutes

SSC MTS Exam Pattern-Subject-Wise:

Paper I:

 Paper I of the SSC MTS exam is an online (Computer-based test) and consists of four subjects – General Intelligence and Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English, and General Awareness. The exam pattern is  as follows:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25
Numerical Aptitude 25 25
General English 25 25
General Awareness 25 25

The total number of questions is 100, and the maximum marks are 100. The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Paper II:

 Paper II of the SSC MTS exam is an offline (Descriptive) test. The candidate has to write a short essay or letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. The exam pattern is as follows:

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Short essay/letter 1 50 30 minutes

The maximum marks for Paper II are 50, and the duration of the exam is 30 minutes. Please note that the marks obtained in Paper II are only qualifying in nature and are not included in the final merit list.

It is important to note that the level of difficulty for each subject in Paper I is based on the 10th standard, while the level of Paper II is also based on the 10th standard but focuses on testing the candidate’s writing ability in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.

Candidates who qualify for Paper I are eligible to appear for Paper II. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in Paper I only. If a candidate qualifies for Paper I but fails to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper II, he/she will not be considered for final selection.

Selection Process-

 Stage                                                 Details
Stage 1: Paper I Computer-based test (CBT) consisting of objective-type multiple-choice questions. Candidates who qualify this stage will be eligible to appear for the next stage.
Stage 2: Paper II Descriptive test consisting of a short essay/letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. Candidates who qualify this stage will be eligible for the next stage.
Stage 3:

Document Verification

Candidates who qualify both Paper I and Paper II will be called for document verification. They need to produce the original documents of their educational qualification, age, and category as mentioned in the application form.
Final Selection The final selection is based on the merit list prepared by the Staff Selection Commission based on the marks obtained by the candidate in Paper I.

Please note that Paper I is an objective type test, while Paper II is a descriptive type test. Also, the marks obtained in Paper II are only qualifying in nature and are not included in the final merit list. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in Paper I only. The detailed exam pattern for SSC MTS may vary depending on the official notification released by the Staff Selection Commission. It is advisable to go through the official notification carefully before appearing for the exam.


 Subject                                                      Topics
General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, similarities, and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, and figural classification,

arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding, and decoding, etc.

Numerical Aptitude Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions,

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.

General English Grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and its correct usage, writing ability, understanding of the English Language, etc.
General Awareness Current events, history, geography, culture, economic scene, general polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific research, etc.

Here’s a detailed syllabus for SSC MTS, subject-wise and topic-wise:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: 

 Topic                                                 Details
Analogies Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy
Similarities and Differences Semantic/Conceptual, Symbolic/Number, Figural
Spatial Visualization Spatial Orientation, Visualization of 2D and 3D views
Spatial Orientation Awareness of the location of objects in the space
Problem Solving Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making
Analysis Understanding the problem and finding a solution
Judgement Drawing conclusions from the data
Decision Making Choosing the best course of action
Visual Memory Recalling images, figures, objects, and their position
Discrimination Discriminating visually between figures
Observation Detecting the hidden pattern
Relationship Concepts Analogy, Distance, Direction
Arithmetic Reasoning Number Series, Coding and Decoding
Figural Classification Classification of figures based on similar features
Arithmetic Number Series Find the next number in the sequence
Non-Verbal Series Find the next figure in the sequence
Coding and Decoding Coding and Decoding by applying patterns
Other topics Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision making, etc.

 Numerical Aptitude:

                      Topic                                                Details
Number Systems Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, Relationship between numbers
Computation of Whole Numbers Operations on Whole Numbers
Decimals and Fractions Operations on Decimals and Fractions
Relationship between numbers Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss
Ratio and Proportion Simple and Compound Ratios, Direct and Inverse Proportions
Square Roots Estimation of Square Roots, Finding the square root of a number
Averages Simple and Weighted Averages
Interest Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss Calculating Profit and Loss
Discount Calculating Discount
Use of Tables and Graphs Reading Tables and Graphs
Mensuration Area and Volume
Time and Distance Problems on Speed, Distance, and Time
Ratio and Time Problems on Ratio and Time
Time and Work Problems on Time and Work
Other topics Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, etc.

 General English: 

                    Topic                                                  Details
Grammar Noun, Pronoun, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections, etc.
Vocabulary Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, One-word Substitution, Idioms, Phrases, etc.
Sentence Structure Sentence Types, Active and Passive Voice, Direct and Indirect Speech, etc.
Writing Ability Letter Writing, Essay Writing, Paragraph Writing, etc.
Understanding the English Language Comprehension of passages, Spotting the errors, Fill in the blanks, etc.

General Awareness:

                    Topic                                                 Details
Current events Latest news and events
History Ancient, Medieval, Modern Indian History
Geography Physical Geography, Indian Geography, World Geography
Culture Art and Literature, Religion, Dance, Music, etc.
Economic Scene Indian Economy, World Economy
General polity Indian Polity, Indian Constitution, etc.
Scientific Research Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.