SSC MTS Syllabus PDF Book Download | Exam Pattern Paper 1 & 2

SSC MTS Syllabus:-SSC MTS syllabus 2020 will be released by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) along with the release of the notification on June 2. The SSC MTS exam is conducted for two papers – paper-I (computer-based exam) and paper-II (descriptive test). SSC MTS syllabus for both the papers remain largely the same every year. Therefore, given below is complete last year’s SSC MTS syllabus for both paper-I and -II. However, before we proceed with elaborating on the syllabus, let us have a quick look at the SSC MTS exam pattern.

SSC MTS Syllabus PDF Book Download  Exam Pattern Paper 1 & 2

SSC MTS Syllabus PDF Book Download Exam Pattern Paper 1 & 2

SSC MTS Syllabus

Given below is the complete prescribed syllabus for paper-I and -II of SSC MTS exam.

SSC MTS Syllabus for Paper-I

As already indicated above, SSC MTS paper-I includes questions from four subjects – General English, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude and General Awareness. Check SSC MTS paper-I syllabus for each subject below:

SSC MTS Paper-I Syllabus for English Language

Questions asked in English Language section of the paper are simple and of a level, that an average Class 10 student is able to answer easily. Topics from which questions are asked in this section include:

Basics of English LanguageVocabulary
GrammarSentence structure

SSC MTS Paper-I Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

Questions asked in General Intelligence & Reasoning section are non-verbal considering the functions attached to the post. Topics from which questions are asked in this section include:

Similarities and DifferencesSpace Visualization
Problem SolvingAnalysis
Visual MemoryDiscriminating Observation
Relationship ConceptsFigure Classification
Arithmetical Number SeriesNon-Verbal Series
Abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions

SSC MTS Paper-I Syllabus for Numerical Aptitude

Questions asked in Numerical Aptitude section are simple and of Class 10 level. Topics from which questions are asked in this section include:

Number SystemsComputation of Whole Numbers
Decimals and Fractions and relationship between NumbersFundamental Arithmetical Operations
PercentagesRatio and Proportion
Profit and LossDiscount
Use of Tables and GraphsMensuration
Time and DistanceRatio and Time
Time and Work

SSC MTS Paper-I Syllabus for General Awareness

Similar to English and Numerical Aptitude sections, questions asked in General Awareness are also of Class 10 level. The questions are designed to test a candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects. The section will include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries pertaining to the following:

Economic SceneGeneral Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.

SSC MTS Syllabus for Paper-II

SSC MTS paper-II is a descriptive test in which candidates have to write a short essay or letter. The test aims to test a candidate’s basic language skills commensurate with the educational qualification prescribed for the post. The test is set in English, Hindi and other prescribed regional languages.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2020

Staff Selection Commission determines the exam pattern of multi tasking staff examination.

SSC MTS Paper I Pattern

  • The paper comprises of objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Duration of the exam is 1.5 hours.
  • Following table shows the marks distribution of the paper:
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTotal Duration for General candidatesTotal Duration for PWD candidates
General English252590 Minutes120 Minutes
General Intelligence and Reasoning2525
Numerical Aptitude2525
General Awareness2525

SSC MTS Paper II Pattern

  • Paper II is a descriptive paper and qualifying in nature. It tests elementary language skills of the candidates.
  • The paper consists of one question on short essay writing/letter writing in English or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.
  • Paper II will be of 50 marks
SubjectMaximum MarksTotal Duration for General candidatesTotal Duration for PWD candidates
Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution5030 minutes40 minutes

Marking Scheme

  • Paper I consists of 100 questions; each question will carry 1 mark each.
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Paper II is of qualifying nature and will only test candidates’ elementary skills. It will have a maximum mark of 50. Only those who qualify the paper I will be eligible to write Paper II.

SSC MTS Books 2020

Candidates can take guidance from the books listed below for the topics covered in the SSC MTS 2020 exam

SubjectBooks NameAuthor
EnglishPlinth to Paramount Wren & Martin (for basics)Neetu Singh
P.C Wren
 Quantitative Aptitude Kiran Magical book on quicker Maths (M. Tyra) Kiran’s Publications
BSC Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
 ReasoningLucent Reasoning ArihantLucent Publication
Arihant Publication
General AwarenessLucent’s Objective General Knowledge Lucent’s G.K paperbackLucent Publication
Dr.Binay Karna, Sanjeev Kumar and Manwendra Mukul

SSC MTS Exam Day Tips

Carry a printed copy of your SSC MTS Admit Card, two passport-sized recent colour photographs and a valid ID proof to SSC MTS 2020 exam centre.

  • The ID proofs which are approved by the conducting authority are Aadhar, driving license, university or college ID card, voter ID card or Pan card.
  • Candidates must remember that they are not allowed to carry the following items in the exam centre: Watches (timers, wristwatch, etc.), books, pens, paper chits, magazines, electronic items (such as mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, pen camera or buttonhole camera, scanner, calculator, pen drives, hard drives, CDs or other storage devices).
  • Pens, pencils and papers required for rough work would be provided by the centre in the exam hall.
  • A wall clock will be made available in the classroom so candidates need not worry about managing time.
  • Please note that if any candidate is found carrying any of these prohibited items inside the examination hall, the candidate will be barred from the SSC MTS examination for three years.
  • No family members, friends, guardians or associates will be allowed with candidate inside the examination centre.
  • Candidates will be frisked before they enter the classroom where the exam is scheduled. After they enter clear the security check to make sure they are not carrying any of the prohibited items, they will be asked to lead to their classrooms.
  • A separate frisking area will be arranged for female candidates. All candidates will be frisked by female personnel only. The process is compulsory for all candidates.
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the examination room before the completion of the exam.
  • If a candidate leaves the examination room without the permission of exam invigilator, he/she will not be allowed to enter the examination hall and will be debarred from this exam.
  • Please make sure that you sign the Attendance sheet when it is circulated in the examination hall.

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