SSC MTS Exam pattern 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has prescribed the exam pattern of SSC MTS 2019 in its notification. As per SSC MTS 2019 exam pattern, there are two papers in the exam - Tier-I and Tier-II. SSC MTS Tier-I is an objective type computer based examination while Tier-II is descriptive in nature. SSC MTS exam pattern 2019 is the examination scheme that the Commission will follow while conducting the exam. Tier-I of SSC MTS 2019 consists of four sections. Tier-II has questions of letter writing and essay writing in English or in any language mentioned in the 8th schedule of the constitution. Check detailed SSC MTS exam pattern 2019 in the article below. SSC MTS exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates as Multi-Tasking Staff in various Central Government departments of different states and Union Territories.
Tier-I of SSC MTS is a computer based examination with objective type questions. As mentioned in the exam pattern of SSC MTS 2019, there are four sections in this paper - General English, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Awareness. Candidates are given 1 hour 30 minutes to attempt Tier-I. Each section consists of 25 questions and 25 marks. Total marks allotted for Tier-I are 100. Candidates can check SSC MTS exam pattern 2019 from the table below.
No. of Questions
No. of Marks
90 Minutes/ 1 Hour 30 Minutes
(Candidates using the help of a scribe will be given 120 minutes instead of 90)
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Candidates will be given 1 mark for each correct answer
0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer
Formula to calculate marks - Total Score = Number of correct answer X 1 – Number of incorrect answer X 0.25
Tier-II of SSC MTS is a descriptive test in which candidates are required to take one essay and one letter writing question. Candidates can opt to take this paper in English or any language included in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. Candidates will be given 30 minutes to attempt both questions. Total marks allotted for this section are 50. There is no negative marking in this section.
No. of Marks Allotted
30 minutes (40 minutes for candidates using the help of a scribe)
The syllabus of SSC MTS 2019 is prescribed for the four sections of Tier-I. Questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning will be non-verbal type. Numerical Aptitude, General English and General Awareness questions will be of simple Class 10 level. Candidates can check SSC MTS syllabus topics for each section from the table below.
Similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc.
Basics of English Language, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage, etc.
Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.
Current Affairs, Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research, etc.
To prepare well, candidates need to know the syllabus and exam pattern of SSC MTS 2019. Candidates must make a routine that they find easy to stick to. They should divide time to finish the syllabus and practise using sample papers, question papers and mock tests. The chances of coming across different types of questions that appear in the paper increase by solving test material. Candidates should also practise time management by timing themselves while solving sample papers and question papers of SSC MTS. It is also important that they refer to the best study material only.
SSC is likely to conduct SSC MTS 2019 Tier-II in the month of October. However, no official dates have been announced.
Candidates can attempt SSC MTS Tier-II in languages that are mentioned in the 8th schedule of the constitution. Those languages are - Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
No, SSC MTS Tier-II is conducted in offline mode.
SSC MTS cut off is decided by normalising marks obtained in Tier-I only. SSC MTS Tier-II is of qualifying nature but a mandatory test. Marks obtained in Tier-II will be used to decide merit in case more than one candidate scores equal normalised marks in Tier-I.
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