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SSC MTS Exam Pattern Syllabus Papers Books

November 21, 2012

SSC MTS Exam Pattern Syllabus Papers Books
Focus of this blog article is on providing you the prep materials for SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Exam by first discussing about the Pattern of exam and than provide you the Syllabus for the same. It than points you to the SSC MTS exam study materials - the Sample Papers & Prep Books. 

This article follows from an earlier blog post titled: SSC Multitasking Recruitment (MTS Exam) 2014 Notification, Form & Eligibility which introduces you to the SSC MTS exam and how to apply for the same. If you have so far not applied for this SSC exam and would like to know more about it, you should definitely visit that blog post.

Without wasting time further, let us find what is the pattern of SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern
SSC MTS Exam Pattern
SSC MTS Exam consists of two papers - Paper-I (Objective type) & Paper-II (Descriptive type).

You can find the four test sections in Paper-I of SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam along with the number of questions and mark distribution in the table at right. The Paper-II (Descriptive type) consists of essay/letter in English and in Hindi or in any 8th Schedule Indian language in lieu of Hindi.

Final merit list of SSC MTS Exam is based on the marks you score in Paper-I only. Paper-II is purely qualifying. But Paper-II is evaluated only if you score the minimum cut-off mark in Paper-I. In other words, you should try to score the maximum marks possible in both the papers.

IBPS CWE Clerk Exam Pattern
There is negative marking in MTS Exam: 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. So be cautious while making guess answers.

Exam Pattern of SSC MTS Exam is very similar to the Exam Pattern of Bank Clerk Exam conducted by IBPS called as CWE (Common Written Exam), as you can see from the exam pattern of IBPS CWE for Clerk at left - only the section of Computer Knowledge is extra in IBPS CWE Clerk exam. Therefore you can use the exam prep material of IBPS CWE Clerk to prepare for SSC MTS Exam.

SSC MTS Exam 2014 Syllabus:
You can find below the syllabus of  SSC MTS Exam, reproduced from the exam notification:

Paper-I: Questions on ‘General Intelligence and Reasoning’ will be non-verbal considering the functions attached to the post. Questions on Numerical Aptitude and General English will be simple, of a level that an average matriculate will be in a position to answer comfortably. Questions on General Awareness will be also of similar standard.

General Intelligence: It would include questions of non-verbal type. The test will include questions on 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. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

English Language : Candidates' understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.

Numerical Aptitude: This paper will include questions on problems relating to 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: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. 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. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Paper-II: The Paper will be set in English and Hindi to test basic language skills commensurate with the educational qualification prescribed for the post. Candidates will be required to write one short essay/letter in English and Hindi each. Candidates can opt to write the essay/letter in any Indian language listed in 8th Schedule of the Constitution in lieu of Hindi

SSC MTS Exam 2014 Sample Papers/Previous years papers:
After knowing what is the exam pattern you would naturally like to know what type of questions are asked in SSC MTS Exam - i.e. the sample papers & previous years exam papers. I did the serach for you on the net and could find the following SSC MTS Exam papers. These sample papers are sourced from sscportal.in and you can find the exam papers below:
Click here to download SSC MTS Exam Paper 2011 General Intelligence Reasoning: 25 Questions.
Click here to download SSC MTS Exam Paper 2011 Numerical Aptitude: 25 Questions.
Click here to download SSC MTS Exam Paper 2011 General English : 50 Questions.
Click here to download SSC MTS Exam Paper 2011 General Awareness: 50 Questions.

This SSC MTS Exam papers should be taken as eye openers only i.e. to know the type of questions asked in SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Exam. For in-depth preparation, you should use the SSC MTS Exam Prep Books given below.

SSC MTS Exam Prep Books:
SSC MTS Exam Prep BooksI had searched Prep Books on the net for SSC MTS Exam and could find the following books available. These books are available in most of the good book shops. You can also order them online by clicking the book name through credit card/debit card/net banking as well as by Cash-On-Delivery (i.e. you pay when you get the book) from flipkart.com, which is giving a good discount of 10%.What's more - the postage is free if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=.


SSC Multi-Tasking: Recruitment Exam 2013 (Non - Technical) by Expert Compilations. Publisher:Arihant
Price: Rs. 225, Offer Price: Rs.214, Discount: Rs. 11 (5%)
SSC Multi-Tasking: Non-Technical Recruitment Examination by GK Publications
List Price: Rs.195, Offer Price: Rs.125, Discount: Rs. 70 (35%)
SSC Matric Level Multi-Tasking Staff Exam: Practice Work Book (Non-Technical) by Kiran Prakashan
Price: Rs. 245

SSC MTS Exam Prep Books in Hindi:
SSC Multi Tasking Staff Non-Technical Hindi by R Gupta Publisher: RPH
List Price: Rs.295, Offer Price: Rs.266, Discount: Rs. 29 (10%)
SSC Karamchari Chayan Aayog Group 'C' Multi Tasking Gair Takniki Bharti Pariksha 2012 (Hindi) by Arihant Experts
List Price: Rs.205, Offer Price: Rs.185, Discount: Rs. 20 (10%)

If you are very serious on getting SSC Multi Tasking job, you can study test section-wise and following prep books can be used:

Prep Books for individual test sections of  SSC MTS Exam:
A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
List Price: Rs.725, Offer Price: Rs.544, Discount: Rs. 181 (25%)
Pearsons Numerical Aptitude for the CWE Clerical Cadre
List Price: Rs.299, Offer Price: Rs.269, Discount: Rs. 30 (10%)
Objective General English by R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
List Price: Rs.425, Offer Price: Rs.367, Discount: Rs. 58 (14%)
Concise General Knowledge Manual 2012 by Barry O’Brien
List Price: Rs.225, Offer Price: Rs.188, Discount: Rs. 37 (16%)

Hope above prep materials (i.e.  Syllabus, Sample Papers & Prep Books) for SSC MTS Exam enables you to prepare for the exam easily. I would look out for more exam prep materials for Multi Tasking Exam and post the same here. So just keep visiting!

Best wishes for SSC MTS Exam!

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