SSC Multi Tasking Staff(MTS) Recruitment 2019 || Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, Important Dates, GUIDE BOOKS

SSC Multi Tasking Staff(MTS) Recruitment 2019 || Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, Important Dates 





The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II). The dates of examinations indicated below are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to the candidates through the website of the Commission.

Paper-I (Computer Based Examination-Objective Type):

Dates of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)-  02-08-2019 to 06-09-2019
Time Duration (For all four Parts): 90 minutes
Nos of questions in each part: 25 questions
Total marks: 100 marks (25marks in each part)

Part I: General English 
Part II: General Intelligence & Reasoning
Part III: Numerical Aptitude
Part IV: General Awareness


  • Paper-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV. 
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. 
  • Answer Keys, in due course after the Computer Based Examination will be placed on the website of the Commission (https://ssc.nic.in). Any representation regarding answer keys received within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the answer keys will be scrutinized and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final. No representation regarding Answer keys shall be entertained, afterward. 
  • Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
Syllabus for Computer Based Examination (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. 

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

General Intelligence and Reasoning: 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. 

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. 

NOTE: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the Paper.

Paper-II (Descriptive):

Subject: Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution
Maximum marks- 50 marks
Time Duration - 30 minutes

  • Paper-II will be of descriptive type in which the candidate will be required to write a short essay or letter in English or any language included in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution. 
  • Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of categorization of the post as Group-C and in view of job requirements. However, marks scored by the candidates in Paper-II will be used to decide merit in case more than one candidate score equal normalized marks in Paper-I. 
  • Paper-II will be held only for those candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories. 
Paper-II Exam Pattern: The Paper will be set in Hindi, English and in other languages mentioned in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution, on prescribed for the post. Candidates will be required to write one short essay/ letter


Pay Structure: Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 1800, (Revised Pay Scale after 7th CPC: Pay Level in Pay Matrix – Level-1)


Important Dates || SSC MTS Recruitment 2019:
  •     Starting Date to Apply Online: 22-04-2019
  •     Last Date to Apply Online: 29-05-2019 up to 05:00 P.M.
  •     Last Date for Payment of Fee through Online: 31-05-2019 up to 05:00 P.M.
  •     Last Date for Generation of Offline Challan: 31-05-2019 up to 05:00 P.M.
  •    Last Date for Payment of Fee through Challan: 01-06-2019 during working hours of Bank
  •     Starting Date for Computer Based Exam (Tier-I): 02-08-2019
  •     Last Date for Computer Based Exam (Tier-I): 06-09-2019
  •     Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): 17-11-2019


Mode of selection:  SSC MTS Recruitment 2019:

  • All candidates who register themselves in response to this advertisement by the closing date and time and whose applications are found to be in order and are provisionally accepted by the Commission as per the terms and conditions of this Notice of Examination will be assigned Roll numbers and issued Admission Certificate (AC) for appearing in the Computer Based Examination (Paper-I).
  • Admission Certificates for all stages of the examination will be issued online on the websites of concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional Office of the Commission. Candidates are therefore advised to regularly visit the websites of the Commission Headquarters (i.e. https://ssc.nic.in) and concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the examination centers opted by the candidate is located.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Paper-II on the basis of their performance in Paper-I. Normalized scores of the candidates will be used to determine merit in Paper-I.
  • There will be separate category-wise, State/ UT-wise cut-offs in Paper-I. As the vacancies for MTS are in two age groups i.e. (i) 18 to 25 years and (ii) 18 to 27 years, the Commission may fix separate age group-wise, category-wise and State/ UT-wise cut-offs in Paper-I.
  • Paper-II will be qualifying in nature. Qualifying marks in Paper-II will be 40% for unreserved category and 35% for all reserved category candidates. However, marks scored by the candidates in Paper-II will be used to decide merit in case more than one candidate score equal normalized marks in Paper-I.
  • Based on the performance in Paper-I and scoring the cut-off marks in Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in the Document Verification to check their eligibility as per the information was given by them in the online Application Form. The eligible candidates whose documents are found in order will be considered for final selection. 
  • As the vacancies for MTS are in two age groups i.e. (i) 18 to 25 years and (ii) 18 to 27 years, in the final result, there will be separate age group-wise, State/ UT-wise and category-wise cutoffs. For the candidates who are eligible for both the age-groups, vacancies will first be filled in the age-group of 18-25 years. 
  • Further allocation of Ministries/ Department/ Offices in the allocated States/ UTs will be made by the Regional/ Sub- Regional Offices of the Commission by using the standard methodology. 
  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD categories may be qualified by applying relaxed standards if the Commission is of the opinion that sufficient numbers of candidates of these categories are not likely to be available in order to fill up the vacancies reserved for these categories. 
  • SC, ST, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such candidates will be accommodated against the general/ unreserved vacancies in the post as per their position in the overall merit or vacancies earmarked for their category, whichever is advantageous to them. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SC, ST, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD candidates. 
  • SC, ST, OBC, ESM, EWS and PwD candidates who qualify on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications permitted number of chances, extended zone of consideration, etc., irrespective of his/ her merit position, is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against un-reserved vacancies. Such candidates may also be recommended at the relaxed standards to the extent of the number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. In so far as cases of ex-serviceman are concerned, deduction of the military service rendered from the age of ex-servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption will not be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age. Similarly for PwD candidates, relaxation of 10 years in upper age limit will not be termed as relaxed standards. 
  • A person with a disability who is selected on his/ her own merit can be appointed against an unreserved vacancy provided the post is identified suitable for Persons with Disability of relevant category.
  • Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless Government is satisfied after such inquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service/ post. 
  • The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all stages of the examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification, at any time before or after the written examination, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be canceled. 
  • Candidates on final selection may be required to acquire the proficiency in the local language of the allotted State/ UT for confirmation of the candidates to the allotted posts by the concerned User Ministry/ Department/ Office. 

GUIDE BOOKS FOR SSC MTS Recruitment 2019:

 (Solved papers of previous exams)