SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2019
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 - 11 a.m. IST by Aayushi madavi

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.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2019 - Tier-I

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.

SSC MTS 2019 Exam Pattern of Tier-I


No. of Questions

No. of Marks


General English



90 Minutes/ 1 Hour 30 Minutes

(Candidates using the help of a scribe will be given 120 minutes instead of 90)

General Intelligence & Reasoning



Numerical Aptitude



General Awareness






SSC MTS 2019 Marking Scheme for Tier-I

  • 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

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2019 - Tier-II

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. Candidates who know the nuances of exam pattern can secure their selection in final merit list of SSC multitasking result 2019

SSC MTS Tier-II Exam Pattern 2019


No. of Marks Allotted

Time Duration

Essay Writing

Letter Writing


30 minutes (40 minutes for candidates using the help of a scribe)

SSC MTS Syllabus 2019

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.

SSC MTS 2019 Syllabus - Tier-I

General Intelligence

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.

English Language

Basics of English Language, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and their correct usage, etc.

Numerical Aptitude

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.

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research, etc.

How to Prepare for SSC MTS 2019?

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2019

Question: When will SSC conduct MTS Tier-II?


SSC is likely to conduct SSC MTS 2019 Tier-II in the month of October. However, no official dates have been announced.

Question: What other languages can a candidate opt for Tier-II?


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.

Question: Will SSC MTS Tier-II be conducted online?


No, SSC MTS Tier-II is conducted in offline mode.

Question: How are the cut off marks of SSC MTS decided?


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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