After the release of notification, candidates aspiring to appear for the exam must be in the midstream on how to prepare for SSC MTS. Well, here we want to tell the candidates that a proper strategy and clear concepts will help them to ace the exam. Apart from thorough preparation, candidates should also attempt the mock tests/online tests as it will help them to increase their speed and accuracy. 

How to Prepare for SSC MTS 2019

As SSC MTS is recruitment to the lower grade posts therefore, questions in the exam will be framed keeping in mind the level of posts. Questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning will be non-verbal type and standard of the same will be simple considering the posts. Questions on Numerical Aptitude and General English will be of matriculation level. Similarly, questions on General Awareness will also be simple. According to experts, five to six months of rigorous preparation will help candidates to achieve their goal. Careers360 brings to you few tips and tricks on how to prepare for SSC MTS. 

How to Prepare for SSC MTS 2019?

Few general tips related on how to prepare for SSC MTS. 

Knowing the exam pattern and syllabus 

The first stepping stone towards cracking the exam successfully is understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. Both the exam pattern and syllabus are prescribed by the examination authority, Staff Selection Commission. According to SSC MTS exam pattern 2019, the paper will be conducted in computer based mode comprising of four sections-General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English and General Awareness. The test carries 100 marks. The Paper II of SSC MTS which carries 50 marks is a descriptive type test that access a candidates writing ability. SSC MTS syllabus consists of topics that are of Class 12/matriculation level. 

Right Time to start preparation 

To do well in the exam, candidates should start their preparation five to six months prior the exam. First two to three months, candidates should focus on completing the syllabus. In the last few months, candidates should practice sample papers, previous years’ papers and attempt mock tests. 

Focus on basic concepts and section-wise preparation 

The next step is understanding or brushing the basic concepts of each section. The most important aspect is to improve the fundamentals as it helps in solving any type of questions easily. Candidates should customise their preparation strategy for each section based on the level of their understanding and interest. 

Dilligently follow the study routine 

Candidates should prepare a proper study plan. In the study plan, they should allot time for study to each section equally. For better result, follow the study plan dilligently. It is important to study three to four hours regularly. 


To score good, candidates need to balance between accuracy and number  of attempts, here, time-management plays an important role. Some question require long calculation, a few may be tricky. Candidates need to identify the nature of question and accordingly invest time on the same. 

Staying abreast with current affairs 

Current affairs are integral part of General Awareness sections. Therefore, candidates should read newspapers and magazines to stay updated with the recent happenings. 

Mock Tests

The most important part of preparation is attempting mock tests regularly. Mock test helps candidates to evaluate their performance by finding out their mistakes, which can be avoided later. This also helps to get familiar with the actual test and develop time-management skills. 


Revision is the most important component of preparation. Whatever, candidates study daily, should be revised on the same day. Revise the important topics and concepts and solve questions of the respective sections/topics for get a hold of the same. 

How to prepare for SSC MTS 2019? - Section-wise Tips

Check below the section-wise preparation tips on how to prepare for SSC MTS. 

SSC MTS Preparation Tips 2019 for General Intelligence

In this section, candidates should focus on key areas like analogy and classification, non-verbal reasoning, syllogisms, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test and series. In non-verbal reasoning, candidates should practice  mirror image and water image,  paper cutting, punching and folding, figural series and embedded figures. Candidates can practice previous years’ question papers and mock test to improve this section.

SSC MTS Preparation Tips 2019 for General English 

In this section, candidates should study one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks (sentence completion), sentence errors, reading comprehension, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences. Often vocabulary based questions are repeated from previous years’ papers. So, practice previous years’ question papers. To solve sentence error spotting questions, knowledge of grammatical rules is essential. For this practice English usage questions like fill in the blanks, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences.

SSC MTS Preparation Tips 2019 for Numerical Aptitude

Questions in this section are asked from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Give emphasis to simplification, practice formulas and calculation related questions. Do not avoid trigonometry. Solving Data interpretation questions will become easier, if candidates have a good understanding of percentages, ratio and proportion. Practice Algebra, Profit and loss, simple interest and compound interest, time and distance and time and work. 

SSC MTS Preparation Tips 2019 for General Awareness

The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. The syllabus of General Awareness is quiet comprehensive therefore candidates need to first understand the pattern of questions. List down the frequently asked questions from science, politics, history and geography while going through the previous years’ papers. Solve questions from static GK and current affairs.

What is SSC MTS?

SSC MTS is conducted for recruitment of Multi-Tasking Staff in Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial posts in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, in different States / Union Territories.

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