SSC MTS Syllabus & Exam Patterns 2023: A Complete Guide for Aspirants

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▪ The Staff Selection Commission Multi Tasking Staff (SSC MTS) exam is a competitive examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates for Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted and Non-Ministerial posts in various central government departments and ministries.

▪ To fully understand the SSC MTS 2023 Syllabus, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the SSC MTS 2023 Exam Pattern and comprehensive SSC MTS Syllabus 2023. If you’re preparing for the SSC MTS Exam, read this article thoroughly to ensure you’re fully prepared.

SSC MTS 2023 Syllabus and Exam Patterns
SSC MTS 2023 Syllabus and Exam Patterns

▪ The 2023 SSC MTS Paper-1 exam is scheduled for April 2023, and aspirants should start preparing accordingly. In this article, we will discuss the SSC MTS Syllabus, its exam pattern and components, and how to prepare for the exam.

SSC MTS 2023 Exam Pattern and Marks Overview

Organization Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Name SSC MTS 2023
Exam Date April 2023
Selection Process Computer Based Test
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) (only for the post of Havaldar)
Computer Based Test (CBT) Sessions Session I and Session II
Parts of CBT Sessions I Part I and Part II
Parts of CBT Sessions II Part I and Part II
Subjects of Session I (Part 1,2) Part I: Numerical and Mathematical Ability
Part II: Reasoning Ability and Problem Solving
Subjects of Session II (Part 1,2) Part I: General Awareness
Part II: English Language and Comprehension
Number of Questions of Session I (Part 1,2) 20 Questions in each part
Number of Questions of Session II (Part 1,2) 25 Questions in each part
Marks Distribution of Session I (Part 1,2) Maximum Marks 60 (in each part)
Marks Distribution of Session II (Part 1,2) Maximum Marks 75 (in each part)
No. of Questions Total 90
[40 (Part I – 20+ Part II -20) questions in Session I + 50 (Part I – 25 + Part II -25) questions in Session II)]
Max. Marks 270 (120+ 150)
[120 (Part I – 60+ Part II -60) marks in Session I + 150 (Part I – 75 + Part II -75) marks in Session II)]
Negative Marking Session I- No negative marking
Session II- 1 mark for each wrong answer
Time Duration Session I: 45 Minutes (60 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)

Session II: 45 Minutes (60 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
Official website www.ssc.nic.in

A Closer Look at the SSC MTS Syllabus 2023

SSC MTS Session-I Syllabus

▪ The SSC MTS Session-I Syllabus is divided into two sections, namely:

  1. Numerical and Mathematical Ability
  2. Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving

“Section 1: Numerical and Mathematical Ability”

The Numerical and Mathematical Ability section tests a candidate’s numerical ability and their proficiency in mathematical calculations. The following topics are covered in this section:

  • Integers and Whole Numbers
  • LCM and HCF
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Fundamental Arithmetic Operations and BODMAS
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Work and Time
  • Direct and inverse
  • Proportions
  • Averages
  • Simple Interest
  • Profit and Loss, Discount
  • Area and Perimeter of Basic Geometric Figures
  • Distance and Time
  • Lines and Angles
  • Interpretation of simple Graphs and Data
  • Square and Square roots

Section 2: Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving

The Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving section tests a candidate’s problem-solving abilities, logical thinking, and reasoning. The following topics are covered in this section:

  • Alpha-Numeric Series
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Following Directions
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Jumbling
  • Problem Solving and Analysis
  • Nonverbal Reasoning based on diagrams, age Calculations, Calendars, Clock, etc.

SSC MTS Session-II Syllabus

▪ The SSC MTS Session-II Syllabus is divided into two parts, namely:

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language and Comprehension

Part I: General Awareness

The General Awareness section tests a candidate’s general knowledge and awareness of current affairs. The following topics are covered in this section: (Difficulty Level up to 10th Standard)

  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Culture
  • Civics
  • Economics
  • General Science
  • Environmental studies

Part II: English Language and Comprehension

The General English section tests a candidate’s proficiency in the English language. The following topics are covered in this section:

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Sentence Structure
  4. Comprehension
  5. Synonyms and Antonyms
  6. One Word Substitutions
  7. Cloze Test

Computer-Based Examinations Overview

Computer-Based Examinations Overview of SESSION I

Part Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
I Numerical and Mathematical Ability 20 60 45 Minutes (60 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
II Reasoning Ability and Problem Solving 20 60

Computer-Based Examinations Overview of SESSION II

Part Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
I General Awareness 25 75 45 Minutes (60 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
II English Language and Comprehension 25 75

Negative Marking (New Pattern)

▪ There will be no negative marking in Session-I. (So, answer all 40 questions in the first session without skipping a single one, whether you know the correct answer or not.)

▪ There will be a negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer in Session II. (So, be careful while answering the second session questions.)

Understand the exam pattern and syllabus through this video lecture

SSC MTS 2023 Official Notification PDF

Frequently Asked Questions on SSC MTS Syllabus

Q1. Is there any negative marking in SSC MTS Exam 2023?

Answer. There is no negative marking in session 1 (Part-1 & Part-2) while there is a negative marking of mark 1 for each wrong answer in Session 2 (Part-1 & Part-2).

Q2. Is there any English descriptive paper in the new SSC MTS Syllabus?

Answer: There is no English descriptive paper like the old SSC MTS syllabus, instead of descriptive paper they have introduced objective-type MCQ questions. (Session II – Part II)

Q3. Session I and Session II of the Computer-Based Test of SS MTS conducted on the same day?

Answer: Yes, Both Sessions of CBT were conducted on the same days.

Q4. What is the vacancy for the SSC MTS exam 2023?

Answer: Tentative vacancies for the posts are as under:
MTS: 10880 (approx.)
Havaldar in CBIC and CBN: 529

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