SSC MTS Exam 2023: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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SSC MTS Exam 2023: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Each year lakhs and crores of young aspirants look up to SSC for getting the government jobs of their dreams. Owing to the job security and prestige of the positions, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) sees a large pool of aspirants competing among themselves for that one position. One such position apart from SSC CGL and SSC Stenographer is that of SSC MTS which comes under the “Group C ” non-gazetted category. For recruitment into this position, the SSC holds a two-tier national-level examination. If you are going to apply for the post of Multi-Tasking (non-technical) Staff or SSC MTS and want to know every little detail about it, read on to know more.

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
SSC MTS Full FormStaff Selection Commission Multi-Tasking Staff
Exam NameSSC MTS 2023
CategoryGovt Jobs
Exam TypeNational Level
Educational Qualification10th Pass
Age Limit18 to 25 and 18 to 27
Date 2023
02nd May to 19th May 2023 and 13th to 20th June 2023
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of ApplicationOnline
EligibilityIndian citizenship & 10th pass
Selection ProcessPaper-1 (Objective) 
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) (only for the post of Havaldar)
SalaryRs. 18,000/ to 22,000/ per month
Official Websitewww.ssc.nic.in

What is SSC MTS Exam?

SSC Multitasking Staff, often known as SSC MTS, is a national-level test held by the Staff Selection Commission to hire candidates for non-gazetted, non-ministerial positions in various ministries and departments of the Indian government. This test is divided into two parts: CBT and Descriptive Paper. Tier 1 is performed entirely online, whereas Tier 2 is entirely offline.

SSC MTS 2023: Important Dates

The announcement for the SSC MTS recruitment 2023 has been released along with all significant dates. The Staff Selection Commission’s updated official SSC MTS 2023 Exam schedule can be found here.

SSC MTS Recruitment 2023 Notification18th January 2023
SSC MTS Online Registration Process18th January to 24th February 2023
Last Date for Making Online Fee Payment 26th February 2023
Last Date for the Generation of Offline Challan 26th February 2023
Last date for Payment Through Challan27th February 2023
The window for Application Form Correction2nd t0 3rd March 2023
SSC MTS Application Status07th April 2023
SSC MTS Admit Card 2023 (Paper-1)April 2023
SSC MTS Exam Dates (Paper I)02nd to 19th May 2023 and 13th to 20th June 2023

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SSC MTS 2023: Notification

SSC MTS 2023 Notification pdf was made available by the Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC) in order to fill 12523 Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff and Havaldar positions. (CBIC and CBN). A computer-based examination makes up the SSC MTS test. (Objective test). The SSC MTS exam’s exam format has changed this year. The CBT exam will now be worth 270 points. The exam format, curriculum, dates, openings, qualifications, and other pertinent information have all been made public with the issuance of the SSC MTS announcement. As soon as the official SSC MTS Notification 2023 PDF was posted, we also gave the exact link below.

SSC MTS Jobs Posts in 2023

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is holding the SSC MTS 2023 Exam (Multitasking Staff) to find applicants for a variety of positions, including:

  • Havaldar
  • Peon
  • Daftary
  • Jamadar
  • Junior Gestetner Operator
  • Chowkidar
  • Safaiwala
  • Mali

SSC MTS Vacancy 2023 (Revised) 

SSC MTS & Havaldar Vacancy 2023 has been released along with SSC MTS Notification 2023. This year Staff Selection Commission has released a total of 12523 vacancies out of which 11994 Multi Tasking Staff and 529 Havaldar vacancies in CBIC and CBN. The category-wise vacancy distribution for Multi Tasking Staff posts and Havaldar posts have been tabulated here.

Multi Tasking Staff11994

SSC MTS Vacancy 2023- Category-wise

MTS (18-25)4115250510516799799329
MTS (18-27)10857233582162832665

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Eligibility Criteria for SSC MTS

In order to be eligible for taking the SSC MTS exam, the candidates need to fulfil the basic criteria, failing which they shall be disqualified from taking the exam. The eligibility parameters are based on the candidate’s nationality, age and education. Let us take a look at each one in detail:


  • The candidate should be an Indian national, or
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan, or
  • A refugee from Tibet who came to India before 1st January 1962, or
  • A person having Indian origin and has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma and East African countries.


Those candidates who have already passed their Matriculation Examination (class 10th) are eligible to apply for the SSC MTS exam.

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Age Limit

The age of the candidate should be between 18 to 25 years as of 1st August 2020. The permissible upper age relaxation for multiple categories has been given in the table below:

S.No.Reserved Category in SSC MTSPermissible Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
1.Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribes (ST)5 years
2.Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
3.Persons with Disability (Unreserved)10 years
4.Persons with Disability (OBC)13 years
5.Persons with Disability (SC/ST)15 years
6.Ex-Servicemen3 years
7.Domicile of J&K5 years
8.Defence Personnel with Disability3 years
9.Defence Personnel with Disability (SC/ST)8 years
10.Central Government Civilian EmployeesUp to 40 years of age
11.Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ST)Up to 45 years of age
12.Widows or Divorced Women (General)Up to 35 years of age
13.Widows or Divorced Women (SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
14.Service Clerks (General)Up to 45 years of age
15.Service Clerks (SC/ST)Up to 50 years of age

Application Process: How to Apply for SSC MTS?

In order to apply for the SSC MTS exam, the candidates can adhere to the following procedure:

  • The application mode for the exam is online and the applicants can visit the official website of SSC to apply for the exam.
  • Click on the required link to redirect towards the application form and enter all your relevant personal and academic details.
  • Upload the necessary documents and submit them.
  • Pay an application fee of INR 100/- (Women, PWD, SC/ST and Ex-servicemen are exempted from any payment).
  • Once you complete the online payment, save the application form for future reference.

SSC MTS Application Fee 2023

For SSC MTS 2022, the application fee is Rs. 100/-. The application cost is waived for those who fall under the SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen categories. Furthermore, female candidates are not required to pay the application cost for the SSC MTS 2022 test.

Other CategoryRs. 100
Female CandidatesNil

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SSC MTS Documents Required

You must take the following documents with you during the test. 

  • Two passport-size photographs
  • Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar
  • Voter’s ID Card
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • ID Card issued by University/ College/ School
  • Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU)
  • Ex-Serviceman Discharge Book issued by the Ministry of Defence
  • Any other photo-bearing ID Card issued by the Central/ State Government. 
  • PWD students must bring their medical certificates if they are availing the facility of a scribe

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023

Mere application and studying for competitive exams is not enough as it is equally important for the candidates to have an exact idea about the mode of examination and how will the question paper look like. The SSC MTS examination is held in 2 stages – Paper 1 which is computer-based while Paper 2 is descriptive. Let us discuss both stages in detail:

These tests have no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking scores. 

Paper I
PartPaperNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
IGeneral English 2525
IIGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning2525
IIINumerical Aptitude2525
IVGeneral Awareness2525
  • The test duration is 90 minutes for general students and 120 minutes for those who are eligible for scribes. 
  • The question types will be Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The question paper will be set in Hindi and English for all parts except I. 
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. 
Paper II
Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.5030 minutes (40 minutes for those who are eligible for scribes)
  • The paper will be in a ‘pen and paper’ mode. You will be required to write a short essay. 
  • Paper II will be held for those students only who qualify for Paper I.
  • Candidates must write their roll number on the sheet and affix their signature and left-hand thumb impression on mentioned areas in the paper.
  • You cannot write any personal details on your test papers

Syllabus for SSC MTS

The syllabus is the soul of every examination. Will you be able to ace a test if you have no idea about what all topics will be covered? We know that the SSC MTS exam is divided into two stages of assessment,  Paper 1 is objective MCQ while Paper 2 is descriptive. The SSC MTS syllabus would contain almost all the important topics that have been already covered in the CBSE class 10 syllabus. Given below is a detailed explanation of the prominent topics covered in the exam:

Paper 1 (MCQs)

S.No.PartsImportant Topics Covered in SSC MTS
1.General EnglishBasic usage of English Grammar; Vocabulary; Synonyms; Antonyms; Sentence Structure, etc.
2.General Intelligence and ReasoningSimilarities and Differences; Judgement; Decision Making; Arithmetical Number Series; Classification; Non-verbal Series; Visual Memory, etc.
3.Numerical AptitudeNumber Systems; Decimals and Fractions; Arithmetical Operations; Profit and Loss; Interest; Ratio and Proportion; Time and Distance; Time and Work; Ratio and Time; Average; Percentages, etc.
4.General AwarenessBasic General Knowledge related to Society and Environment; Current Events; Sports; History and Geography; Polity; Indian Constitution; Economics, etc.

Paper 2 (Descriptive Question)

This section tests the basic language skills of the candidate keeping in view the educational qualification needed for the particular position that the candidate has applied for. As we already know, the medium of the tier two examination can be either English or any language which is mentioned in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

SSC MTS Exam Analysis

Candidates must be aware of the allocation of questions asked from each topic by SSC in the test when studying for the SSC MTS Exam. We have reviewed SSC MTS’s previous year’s exam analysis for the Tier-1 Exam in the area below for your convenience. I hope this has been of tremendous assistance in moving forward with your SSC MTS 2022 preparation approach.


TopicsNo Questions AskedLevel of Exam
Sitting arrangement1Easy-Moderate
Number Series2-4Easy
Mirror Image1-2Easy
Paper Cutting1-2 
Odd one out2Easy-Moderate
Mathematical Operations2Easy

Numerical Aptitude

TopicsNo of Questions AskedLevel of Exam
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss2Easy-Moderate
Time and Work2Moderate
Speed and Distance2-3Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage4-5Moderate
DI (bar graph)5Easy-Moderate

English Language

TopicsNo of Questions AskedLevel of Exam
Sentence Improvement3Easy
Fillers (Single Filler)2Easy
Error Detection2Moderate
Para jumbled2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Easy
One word substitution2Easy
Spelling check2-3Easy
Cloze Test5Easy

General Awareness

Last year, the General Awareness section’s questions ranged from Easy to Moderate. Static GK, Science, Awards and Honors, Current Affairs, Indian Constitution, Sports, Important Dates & Days, Portfolios, History, Culture, Geography, India and it’s Neighboring Countries were the key areas of attention this year. On the 06th October Shift-1 of the SSC MTS Tier-1 Exam, static GK was given a larger weightage in the General Awareness Section.

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SSC MTS Language for CBT 2023

The SSC MTS computer-based exam will be offered in “15 languages” for the first time, and candidates must select their preferred language when completing their application.

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

SSC MTS Preparation Tips

  • There is no shortcut to crack the SSC MTS exam. Better, you make a timetable and follow it accordingly. So that you can cover every topic and devote at least 3-4 hours every day.
  • Go through the sample papers and previous years’ question papers to know the SSC MTS exam pattern. It will in turn help you to understand the important areas, from where the maximum questions are asked.
  • Once you complete your syllabus, you should take full-length mock tests every day. Hence, you can prepare yourself mentally before appearing for the exam. You can make a habit of completing the paper within the mentioned time limit.
  • Go through the mistakes and self-evaluate yourself. Make a note of it and try to never repeat those mistakes.
  • Examine your errors and do a self-evaluation. Make a note of it and try not to make the same mistakes again.

SSC MTS 2023 Books

SubjectsName of the BookName of the Author
English LanguagePlinth to ParamountNeetu Singh
Wren & Martin (for basics)P.C Wren
General AwarenessLucent’s Objective General KnowledgeLucent Publication
Lucent’s G.K paperbackDr.Binay Karna, Sanjeev Kumar, and Manwendra Mukul
Numerical AptitudeKiranKiran’s Publications
Magical book on quicker maths (M. Tyra)BSC Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
General Intelligence and ReasoningLucent ReasoningLucent Publication

SSC MTS 2023 Exam Centre

Every year, SSC holds the SSC MTS Exam at a number of locations across the nation. While completing the application, candidates have the option of choosing the centre of their choice. SSC bases its final centre allocation on the candidate’s selection. The site will be changed by SSC in the event that there aren’t enough seats at the chosen Center. Candidates do not have the right to challenge SSC on the same.

SSC Region and States/ UTs under the Jurisdiction of the Region SSC MTS 2023 Exam Centres & Codes 
Northern Region (NR)/  NCT of Delhi, Rajasthan and UttarakhandDehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006), Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411)
North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and TripuraItanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (5503), Agartala(5601), Aizwal (5701)
North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and PunjabChandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Samba (1010), Srinagar (J&K) (1007), Jalandhar (1402), Ludhiana (1405), Patiala (1403), Amritsar (1404)
Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar PradeshAgra (3001), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi(3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206), Purnea (3209)
Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West BengalPort Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Balasore (4601), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack(4605), Dhenkanal (4611), Rourkela (4610), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok (4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata (4410), Siliguri (4415)
Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and KeralaBelagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012), Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Kavaratti (9401)
Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya PradeshBhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205)
Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and TelanganaChirala (8011), Guntur (8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool (8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vizianagaram (8012), Vijaywada (8008), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Salem (8205), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad (8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal (8603)
Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and MaharashtraPanaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Anand (7011), Gandhinagar (7012), Mehsana (7013),  Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Vadodara (7002), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Jalgaon (7214), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208)

SSC MTS Admit Card 2023

SSC began issuing SSC MTS Application Status 2023 for the tier 1 test on April 7, 2023, and the SSC MTS Admit Card 2023 is anticipated in the third week of April 2023.

SSC MTS 2023 Cut-Off

SSC MTS Cut-off is the minimum score that aspirants taking the exam will have to obtain in order to move to the next stage of the exam. The cutoff will be released twice, first for Paper 1 (Tier-1) and second for Paper 2(Tier-2). Cutoffs are released along with the result declaration.

SSC MTS Tier-1 Cut-off 2022 (SSC MTS Cut-off details for vacancies in the age group of 18-25 years)

Uttar Pradesh81.47
West Bengal81.31
Madhya Pradesh79.90
Jammu Kashmir80.89
Himachal Pradesh76.55
Andhra Pradesh78.61
Tamil Nadu & Puducherry77.96

SSC MTS Cut-off details for vacancies in the age group of 18-27 years

Uttar Pradesh80.44
West Bengal79.32
Andaman & Nicobar75.03
Madhya Pradesh78.84
Arunachal Pradesh75.88
Jammu Kashmir77.69
Himachal Pradesh75.79
Andhra Pradesh74.91
Tamil Nadu & Puducherry76.55

SSC MTS Selection Process

The phases in the SSC MTS selection procedure are as follows:

Complete the SSC MTS application form.

Candidates must first complete the SSC MTS 2022 application form on the commission’s official website. Candidates must additionally submit an application fee of INR 100 in the form of online payment.

SSC MTS Admit Card Download

The application status and admission cards will be available on the SSC regional websites. The SSC MTS admission card provides all relevant information about the candidate (such as name, roll number, and category) as well as the test (such as exam centre name, and address).

Paper-I of the SSC MTS

The SSC MTS Paper-I is a 90-minute computer-based test. The test consists mostly of questions from the fields of English, Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Awareness. The whole SSC MTS test pattern may be seen here.

Examine for the SSC MTS Paper-II.

Candidates who pass paper I must sit for SSC MTS paper II. Paper II of the SSC MTS exam is a descriptive test that lasts 30 minutes. Candidates must prepare a brief essay or letter in English or another regional language for this paper. The purpose of this article is solely to qualify. The Staff Selection Commission will publish the final SSC MTS result on its official website once both papers have been completed. Candidates who pass the test will be required to attend the document verification stage.

Attend the Document Verification Round of the SSC MTS.

Finally, all eligible applicants must attend the document verification round with all original papers required by the commission. All candidates whose documents are verified successfully will be assigned services based on the existing openings.

SSC MTS Salary & Job Profile

‘How much is SSC MTS monthly salary?’ is one of the queries that every aspirant has. So, to assist you to put an end to all your worries, we’ve included the complete SSC MTS 2022 compensation structure below. Candidates who pass all phases of the SSC MTS will be paid according to the 7th pay commission, with an in-hand SSC MTS salary ranging from Rs 16,000 to Rs 22,000 per month based on their assignment and a pay band of (Rs.5200 – 20200). Aside from that, the SSC Multitasking staff role is backed by a number of other wage advantages. After passing the SSC MTS test, one must be aware of the types of jobs that may be assigned to them. Take a look at the job profile for SSC MTS 2022:

  • Physical upkeep of the section’s records.
  • The section/general unit’s cleanliness and care.
  • Transporting files and other documents throughout the premises.
  • Photocopying, FAX transmission, and so forth.
  • Work in the sections/units that aren’t clerical
  • Assisting with day-to-day office tasks.
  • The delivery of Dak (inside and outside the building)
  • Duties of watch and ward
  • Rooms are open and closed.
  • Rooms are cleaned.
  • Cleaning and dusting of furniture, etc.
  • Cleaning of the structure, fixtures, and so on.
  • Work that relates to his ITI certificate (if it exists)
  • Vehicle operation (if in possession of a valid driving license)
  • Parks, lawns, and potted plants, for example, require regular maintenance.
  • Any other task that a superior authority has allocated to you.


What does SSC MTS stand for in full?

Staff Selection Commission Multitasking Staff (SSC MTS) is an acronym for Staff Selection Commission Multitasking Staff. It is a nationwide test held every year to select qualified applicants for non-gazetted, non-ministerial positions in the General Central Service Group-C.

Is there a maximum number of attempts for the SSC MTS Exam?

The Staff Selection Commission hasn’t established a maximum number of attempts for the SSC Multitasking Staff Exam. The applicant can take the SSC MTS test as long as he meets the age requirement.

What is the maximum age limit for the SSC MTS 2023 examination?

It is vital to know if you meet the SSC MTS Age Limit requirement before filling out the application form. The age restriction for SSC MTS is 18 to 27 years, according to the qualifying requirements stated in the SSC MTS Notification. Candidates from the SC/ST, OBC, PWD, and other restricted categories have also been accorded an age relaxation by the Commission.

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