The Government of India operates through various ministries and departments. To run operations in each one of these ministries and departments, a host of responsible employees, including but not limited to officers and clerks, are required. SSC MTS or Staff Selection Commission-Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination is a national level exam conducted by SSC for recruitment of candidates in General Central Service Group-C non-gazetted, non-ministerial posts in various ministries, departments and offices of Government of India.
Some of the posts covered by SSC-MTS have been listed below.
The posts are in Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 1800, (Revised Pay Scale after 7th CPC: Pay Level in Pay Matrix – Level-1), a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Ministries/Departments/ Offices of the Government of India, in different States/ Union Territories.
Note - The pay band and grade pay system is being rationalised and replaced by the "level in the pay matrix" system as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
Vacancies are released Region-wise as of November 2019. Across regions, in Age-Group 18-25, 5415 vacancies are there and in Age-Group 18-27, 1684 vacancies are there. Please refer here for details, choose the 'Others' tab to check for MTS vacancies.
Exam date and registration:
The application was released in April 2019. The exams were scheduled between October-December 2019 for SSC MTS 2019.
Essential academic qualifications:
For most posts the eligibility is 10th pass in any discipline from a recognised university or board or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the central government. Those who are pursuing 10th may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, that their 10th is successfully completed on or before a specified date.
Age and number of attempts:
A general candidate should not be less than 18 years and more than 27 years. There are provisions for category based age relaxation according to existing government norms. There is no limit to the number of attempts.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join as a staff through SSC MTS, is required to register online for the recruitment process. The application fee for general male candidates is Rs. 100 and free for all others.
To know about the procedure in detail you can click on the link given below.
The examination is held in 2 phases - Paper I, and Paper II. The candidates who are shortlisted after Paper I will have to appear for Paper II.
Paper I consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks is conducted. The test contains 4 sections with composite time of 90 mins. The mode of exam is Online. The questions are in English and Hindi both (except English Language section). There is negative marking for wrong answers (1/4th of total marks allotted for that question).
Tier-I Exam Pattern (2019)
|Section||No. of questions||Maximum Marks|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||25|
Tier-II Paper is a Descriptive Paper of 50 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode'. The duration of the paper is 30 minutes. This paper assesses the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The paper comprises of writing of an Essay/Letter in English or any Language included in 8th Schedule of the Constitution.
The candidates who qualify Paper II are called for document verification to check the eligibility of candidates as per information given by her/him in the online application form. Final allocation of candidates is made to user departments depending on their merit position and the option exercised by them during document verification.
Candidates should realise that to perform in competitive exams such as SSC MTS, they should be good at both concepts and application. Rather than going through concepts from various sources, one should concentrate on a single resource for conceptual clarity. Once concepts are clear, practicing regularly is key to performing well in competitive exams like these. We have provided playlists of important concept lectures below. Candidates can take help of these lectures from Meritshine to strengthen their fundamentals for this exam.
Our Free Resources (click on the links below for accessing the relevant content)
Lectures for Objective Paper
Lectures for Descriptive Paper
Our Paid Programs
While we do not conduct a separate program for SSC MTS, our other paid courses such as IBPS PO and SBI PO are designed on similar lines and we recommend them to the aspirants for all such exams. Look out and register for these programs for a more intensive preparation.
The region-wise cut-offs for Paper I of SSC-MTS exam 2019 can be checked here. The cut-offs are released region-wise, state-wise, category-wise. The cut-offs differ every year, according to the competition and the paper’s difficulty level. One year's cut-off is in no way predictive of subsequent years' cut-offs.