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.

SSC MTS Exam Dates 2021

It is necessary for the candidates to know at least the tentative dates for the SSC MTS exam so that they can plan their study schedule accordingly and make necessary arrangements for it. Therefore, keeping the previous year trends in mind, we have compiled a list of some tentative dates for the exam:

Event Dates
Online Application available from 05 Feb 2021
Last Date and Time for Online Application 21 March 2021 (23:30 hrs)
Last Date to make online payment 23 March 2021 (23:30 hrs)
Last date for generating offline challan 25 March 2021 (23:30 hrs)
Last date for payment through challan 29 March 2021
Schedule of Computer Based Exam 1 July 2021 to 20 July 2021
Date of Tier II Exam  21 November 2021


Here are the jobs available for SSC MTS exams in 2021. 

Assistant Audit Officer Group ‘B’ Gazetted (Non Ministerial) Divisional Accountant
Assistant Section Officer Junior Statistical Officer
Assistant/Assistant Section Officer Accountant/Junior Accountant
Assistant Auditor
Inspector Of Income Tax Senior SecretariatAssistant/Upper DivisionClerk
Inspector, (Central Excise) Tax Assistant
Inspector (Examiner) Sub-Inspector(Narcotics)
Inspector (Preventive Officer) Senior Secretariat Assistant/Upper Division Clerk
Asstt. Enforcement Officer Inspector Post
Sub Inspectors

SSC MTS Vacancies

The vacancies for SSC MTS were released on the official website on 8 February 2021. The vacancy for each department and post is highly detailed and is divided into different categories. Here are the total vacancies in the SSC MTS exam.

Category Vacant Seats
General 3296
OBC 2054
SC 1118
ST 558
EWS 1474
OH  221
HH 86
VH 22
Other PWD 37
Total 8866

Download the Detailed Vacancy List for all the Posts in SSC MTS. 

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 SSC MTS exam.

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Age Limit

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

S.No. Reserved Category in SSC MTS Permissible 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-Servicemen 3 years
7. Domicile of J&K 5 years
8. Defence Personnel with Disability 3 years
9. Defence Personnel with Disability (SC/ST) 8 years
10. Central Government Civilian Employees Up 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

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.
  • 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 Exam Pattern 2021

With 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 the stages in detail:

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

Paper I
Part Paper No. of Questions Maximum Marks
I General English  25 25
II General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25
III Numerical Aptitude 25 25
IV General Awareness 25 25
  • 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
Subject Marks Duration
Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. 50 30 minutes (40 minutes for those who are eligible for scribes)
  • The paper will be on 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 signature and left hand thumb impression on mentioned areas in the paper.
  • You cannot write any personal details on your test papers

SSC MTS Documents Required

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

  1. Two passport size photographs
  2. Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar
  3. Voter’s ID Card
  4. Driving License
  5. PAN Card
  6. Passport
  7. ID Card issued by University/ College/ School
  8. Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU)
  9. Ex-Serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence
  10. Any other photo bearing ID Card issued by the Central/ State Government. 
  11. PWD students must bring their medical certificates if you are availing the facility of scribe

Syllabus for SSC MTS

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 CBSE class 10 syllabus. Given below is the detailed explanation of the prominent topics covered in the exam:

Paper 1 (MCQs)

S.No. Parts Important Topics Covered in SSC MTS
1. General English Basic usage of English Grammar; Vocabulary; Synonyms; Antonyms; Sentence Structure, etc.
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning Similarities and Differences; Judgement; Decision Making; Arithmetical Number Series; Classification; Non-verbal Series; Visual Memory, etc.
3. Numerical Aptitude Number 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 Awareness Basic General Knowledge related to the 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 Centres

Exam Centres for SSC MTS Exam are all around the country. However, before choosing for yourself, you must know these details:

  1. You must opt for three centres in the same region.
  2. Once confirmed, no request for change will be entertained
  3. The Commission holds the power to cancel any centre and accommodate students from that centre to another of their choice.

Here are the details of all the Exam Centres for SSC MTS in 2021.

State/ Regions Examination Centres Regional Offices
Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Bhagalpur(3201)
Darbhanga (3202)
Purnea (3209)
Bareilly (3005)
Gorakhpur (3007)
Jhansi (3008)
Regional Director (CR),
Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001.
Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal Port Blair (4802)
Berhampore(Odisha) (4602)
Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Regional Director (ER)
Staff Selection Commission
11 Bhubaneshwar(4604)
Hooghly (4418)
Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection Commission 1st MSO Building, (8th Floor),
234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala Belagavi (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
Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034
Madhya Pradesh Sub- Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Bhopal (6001)
Indore (6006)
Jabalpur (6007)
Satna (6014)
Sagar (6015)
Ujjain (6016)
Bilaspur (6202)
Raipur (6204)
Durg-Bhilai (6205)
Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, 5th Floor, Investment Building, LIC Campus- 2, Pandri, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492004 
North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. Itanagar(5001)
Dimapur (5301)
Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola- Basistha Road, P.O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781006
Northern Region (NR)/ Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Dehradun(2002)
Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Punjab Chandigarh/Mohali(1601)
Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh- 160009
Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Chirala(8011)
Kakinada (8009)
Nellore (8010)
Vellore (8208)
Karimnagar (8604)
Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006
Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra Panaji(7801)
Amravati(7201) Aurangabad(7202) Jalgaon(7214)
Kolhapur(7203) Mumbai(7204)
Nanded (7206)
Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020

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