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SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023: Tier 1 and Tier-2 Descriptive Paper


SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has revised the exam pattern for MTS. SSC releases the revised exam pattern on its official website, i.e., ssc.nic.in. To achieve a good score, candidates should thoroughly go through the exam pattern. The exam consists of two sessions and comprises objective-type multiple-choice questions. This exam will be conducted in 13 different languages in addition to Hindi and English.

SubjectPractice SSC MTS Exam Questions from Banking Books
Numerical AptitudeClick Here
General Intelligence & ReasoningClick Here
General EnglishClick Here
General AwarenessClick Here

With the help of the paper pattern, candidates can get detailed knowledge of the marking scheme, exam duration etc. SSC MTS exam is conducted to select candidates for General Central Service Group-C non-gazetted, non-ministerial posts in various ministries, departments, and offices of the Government of India. Read on to know more about the exam pattern of SSC MTS 2022-23.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023: Overview

Before getting into the details of the SSC MTS paper pattern, let us get an overview of the SSC MTS recruitment exam mentioned below:

Name of the ExamSSC MTS 2022-23 (Multi Tasking Staff)
Conducting AuthorityStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam ModeOnline
Total Number of Questions90 Questions
Total Marks270 Marks
Type of QuestionsObjective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration of ExamSession 1: 45 Minutes
Session 2: 45 Minutes
Official Websitessc.nic.in

SSC MTS Selection Process

The SSC MTS exam has three stages, and the candidates who are qualified in all three stages will be appointed as SSC Multi Tasking Staff. The three stages of the SSC MTS exam are listed below:

  • 1st Stage: Computer-based Test
  • 2nd Stage: Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST)


The SSC MTS exam consists of two sessions. Candidates can check the SSC MTS CBT pattern for both sessions from the table below:

Session 1:

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
INumerical and Mathematical Ability2060 Marks
IIReasoning Ability and Problem Solving2060 Marks
Total40120 Marks

Session 2:

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IGeneral Awareness2575 Marks
IIEnglish Language and Comprehension2575 Marks
Total50150 Marks

Important Points: Let us look at the salient features of the SSC MTS Paper 1 exam pattern:

  • The total duration for each session is 45 minutes.
  • Candidates can attempt the questions in English, Hindi, and 13 other regional languages.
  • There are no negative markings in Session 1. However, Session 2 has negative markings of one mark for each wrong answer.
  • The timing for VH and cerebral palsy candidates is 120 minutes.

SSC MTS Language for CBT

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has approved the administration of the SSC MTS examination 2022-23 in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. Check out the different languages along with their codes below:

13Manipuri (also Meitei or Meithei)
16Odia (Oriya)

SSC MTS Document Verification

Candidates who meet the SSC MTS cut-off will be eligible for further stages of selection. Candidates who are qualified in both Paper 1 and 2 will be called for document verification. Candidates must carry the following documents while appearing for document verification:

  • Class 10th certificates
  • Proof of identity such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, etc.
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Category certificate for the reserved category candidates
  • Proof of residence


  • Photocopies of the certificates will not be accepted.
  • The original certificates will be returned after verification.

SSC MTS Syllabus 2022-23

Applicants preparing for the Multitasking Exam can review the SSC MTS exam syllabus given in the table below:

English Language SyllabusGeneral Reasoning SyllabusQuantitative Aptitude SyllabusGeneral Awareness Syllabus
Vocabulary, Grammar, Synonyms and Antonyms  Sentence structure, Sentence correction. English writing abilitySimilarities & Differences, Space Visualization, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgment,  Decision Making, Visual Memory, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Non-Verbal Series, Figure Classification, Analytical Functions etc.Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss,  Time and Distance, Time and Work Averages, Simple & Compound Interest,  Discount, Number Systems, Arithmetical Number Series, Arithmetical Operations, Decimals and Fractions, Relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, etc.Current Affairs Indian Constitution, Booker and National Awards, Award-winning Books, Awards and Honors, History, Culture, Science, Inventions & Discoveries, Financial and Economic News

List of SSC MTS Books

For the topics covered in the exam, candidates can refer to the best SSC MTS Books from the table below:

Topic SSC MTS Books Author/Publication
Quantitative Aptitude 1. Fast-track Objective Arithmetic Arihant Publications
2. Quickest Mathematics Kiran Publication
3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S. Agarwal
4. Practice Book on Quicker Maths M.Tyra & K. Kundan
English Language 1. Objective General English S.P Bakshi
2. From Plinth to Paramount Neetu Singh
3. A Mirror of Common Errors Dr Ashok Kumar Singh
General Intelligence & Reasoning 1. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Dr R. S. Aggrawal
2. Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe
General Awareness & Current Affairs 1. Lucent General Knowledge Lucent Publication
2. Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Publication
3. Manorama yearbook Manorama

Also, read:

SSC MTS Exam SyllabusSSC MTS Preparation
SSC MTS Previous Year PapersSSC MTS Recruitment

FAQs on SSC MTS Exam Pattern

The frequently asked questions on SSC MTS Exam Pattern are given below:

Q: What is the time duration for SSC MTS?

Ans: The time duration for each session is 45 minutes.

Q: Is there any negative marking in SSC MTS Exam 2023?

Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer in Session 2.

Q: What type of questions are asked in the SSC MTS exam?

Ans: The exam consists of objective-type questions.

Q: What are the total marks allotted for the SSC MTS exam?

Ans: The total marks for Session 1 and Session 2 are 120 marks and 150 marks, respectively.

Q: What is the selection process for SSC MTS Exam 2023?

Ans: The selection process includes two stages: CBT and Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST).

We hope this detailed SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023 helps in your preparation. As you prepare for the SSC MTS exam, candidates are advised to take the SSC MTS Mock Tests on Embibe to ace the examination.

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