Best Books to Prepare for SSC MTS
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 - 7:03 p.m. IST by Anangsha Patra

Best Books to Prepare for SSC MTS 2018 – Candidates aspiring for appearing in SSC MTS recruitment examination must have good command over the fundamentals and concepts of General Intelligence & Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude. As per the experts the questions in these section is basic in nature which required good knowledge of calculation, logics and clarity of concepts. The key component to prepare for this exam is studying from the right material and book as per the syllabus prescribed for SSC MTS 2018. Many toppers of SSC MTS suggest that it is imperative for candidates to refer to the quality resources rather than wasting time on stuff that are irrelevant for the exam. SSC MTS is likely to be conducted in February/March 2019 for selecting around 10,000 candidates for multi-tasking non-technical jobs in various government departments.


Selection of best books for SSC MTS preparation plays a crucial role in securing high score in each stage of examination. SSC MTS aspirants often get confused as there are abundant of books available in the market all claiming to provide quality materials. To save time and get the best resource, candidates should refer to the study materials recommended by experts. Careers360 brings here the list of best books to prepare for SSC MTS 2018.


Before proceeding to best books to prepare for SSC MTS 2018, candidates have understanding of the exam pattern. According to notification, paper 1 will be conducted in computer based mode while paper 2 in pen and paper based mode.


SSC MTS Exam Pattern

  • SSC MTS comprises two papers – I and II.

  • Paper II of SSC MTS is a Computer Based Test (CBT) and carries objective type questions from General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.

  • Maximum marks allotted for this exam is 100.

  • Paper II is a descriptive test of 50 marks.

  • SSC MTS Paper II is conducted offline


Best books for SSC MTS 2018

Below are the list of section-wise best books to prepare for SSC MTS.


Best books for SSC MTS General Intelligence & Reasoning

Questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning will be non-verbal type. The test includes questions designed to test a candidates’ abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions. Candidates need to apply their analytical and logical skills to solve questions from this section. To ace this section, experts have suggested the names of following books.


SSC MTS 2018 Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of the book


A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning


R S Agarwal


Analytical Reasoning


M.K Pandey



Best books for SSC MTS for Numerical Aptitude

Questions on Numerical Aptitude will be Class 10 level. This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers etc. Numerical Aptitude section tests how candidates are familiar with numbers and calculations. Candidates can refer to the following books to practice problems on Numerical Aptitude.


SSC MTS 2018 Books for Numerical Aptitude

Name of the book


Magical Book On Quicker Maths in English


M. Tyra


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R. S. Aggarwal

Arithmetic For General Competition Vol 1& 2

Neetu Singh

Advance Maths


Rakesh Yadav



Best books for SSC MTS for English Language

Questions in this section are designed to check candidates understanding English Language. This section will also check candidate’s aptitude for correct usage of vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms etc. Best books for SSC MTS 2018 for English Language is given below.


SSC MTS 2018 Books for English Language 

Name of the book


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar and Comprehension

Wren and Martin

English for General Competitions

A Mirror of Common Errors



Ashok Kumar Singh



Best books for SSC MTS for General Awareness

This section of SSC MTS will have questions based on environment, politics, sports, history, culture, geography, economy, Indian Constitution. Candidates can refer to the following books for general awareness preparation.


SSC MTS 2018 Books for General Awareness

Name of the book


G.K book


Manohar Pandey


General Knowledge


Pratiyogita Darpan


Manorama Yearbook



How to choose best books for SSC MTS 2018?

While selecting books, the first question that comes to mind is which books to buy. Here, expert advice candidates to buy those books that are exam oriented and covers the entire syllabus. Candidates should consider the following points while buying books for SSC MTS preparation.

  • Aspirants should pick those books which are based on latest exam pattern and syllabus. A book with different kinds of problems with their detailed solutions may be the right choice.

  • First check how many months are left for exam and accordingly buy books. If there is less time for examination, then candidates are advised to solve question banks

  • Candidates before buying best books for SSC MTS must check whether it covers the entire syllabus prescribed by the examination authority

  • Buy the books whose content is simple and easy

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