SSC MTS Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission is in charge of the Multi-Tasking Staff (Non-Technical) Recruitment process. Candidates who are interested in this position should begin studying for the upcoming exams as soon as possible. We have shared the SSC MTS syllabus for Exam preparation in this article.

SSC MTS exam pattern

Candidates preparing for the SSC Multitasking Staff Exam must be familiar with the most recent SSC MTS exam pattern. The Staff Selection Commission determines the exam pattern for the SSC MTS exam.

The Commission administers the SSC MTS exam in two parts:

  • SSC MTS Paper I is an Objective Type test

  • SSC MTS Paper-II is a descriptive test

For the convenience of applicants, the SSC MTS exam pattern for both Paper I and Paper II are highlighted below.

SSC MTS exam pattern Paper I

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning, General English, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude are the four components of Paper I of the MTS Exam.
  • Except for the general English section, the SSC MTS Paper I will be bilingual, meaning it will be written in both English and Hindi.
  • In Paper I, there are 100 questions at 1 mark each, with 0.25 marks deducted for each incorrect attempt.
  • The entire time duration of SSC MTS Paper I is 90 minutes for general candidates and 120 minutes for PwD candidates (cerebral palsy and visually impaired).

SSC MTS exam pattern Paper I



Number Of Questions

Total Duration General & PwD Candidates

General English 



General- 90 Minutes

PwD- 120 Minutes

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude 



General Intelligence and Reasoning  






SSC MTS exam pattern Paper II

  • Only those who pass SSC MTS Paper I are invited to write Paper-II.
  • Paper-II of the SSC MTS test is a 50-mark descriptive paper. It assesses the candidates' basic linguistic abilities.
  • SSC MTS Paper-II is a qualifying exam, which means it is required to pass but the results are not used in the final merit list.

SSC MTS exam pattern Paper II



Total Duration for General & PWD candidates

Short Essay/Letter in English Language or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution  


General – 30 minutes

PwD – 40 minutes

SSC MTS syllabus

There are two papers in the SSC MTS test. The objective type is Paper 1, while the descriptive type is Paper 2. English Language, General Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness are the four components of Paper 1. Only the English component of Paper 2 is required, and candidates must compose a letter, an essay, and a Precis. We have provided distinct syllabuses for both papers. Go over them and begin studying for the exam.

SSC MTS 2021 syllabus Paper-I

The SSC MTS Paper 1 is divided into four sections: English Language, General Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. Candidates can review the syllabuses for all topics listed below and prepare accordingly.

SSC MTS syllabus

SSC MTS English Language Syllabus 

SSC MTS General Reasoning Syllabus

SSC MTS Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

SSC MTS General Awareness Syllabus

Vocabulary, Grammar, 

Synonyms and Antonyms 

Sentence structure,

Sentence correction. English writing ability

Similarities & Differences, 

Space Visualization, Problem Solving, Analysis,


Decision Making, Visual Memory, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Non-Verbal Series, Figure Classification, Analytical Functions etc.


Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, 

Time and Distance, Time and Work


Simple & Compound Interest, 


Number Systems, Arithmetical Number Series, Arithmetical Operations,

Decimals and Fractions, Relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Use Of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, etc.

Current Affairs

Indian Constitution, Booker and National Awards, Award-Winning Books, Awards and Honors, History, Culture, Science, Inventions & Discoveries,

Financial and Economic News

SSC MTS syllabus 2021 Paper-II

Paper-II will be given in Hindi, English, and other languages listed in Annexure-XIV to Schedule 8th of the Constitution. In paper II, applicants must write a short essay or letter in any of the languages listed in Schedule 8th. This test is used to assess basic language abilities that are relevant to the educational requirements for the position.

English Language Writing Ability in the SSC MTS Exam

  • The English language writing skill component assesses a candidate's ability to write in Letter Writing, Essay Writing, and Precis Writing Format.
  • Writing a Formal Letter: You will be requested to create a formal letter with proper structure and details.
  • Essay Writing: Candidates must create an essay that is both clear and concise. The essay's ideas should be presented in a logical order.
  • Precis writing: In precis writing, a passage is summarised in a complete manner using the fewest words possible while still covering all of the key points.

Frequently asked questions

When will the SSC MTS Exam 2021 be held?

There will be two papers in the SSC MTS Exam 2021. Paper I will be held from October 5th to November 12th, 2021, with Paper II dates to be announced later.

Does the SSC MTS paper have any negative marking?

In Paper I, an incorrect answer will result in a 0.25 negative marking. Only qualifying questions will be asked on Paper-II.

What is the SSC MTS Paper I syllabus?

General English, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Awareness are the four components of the SSC MTS Paper I.

What is the SSC MTS Paper-II syllabus?

A brief essay or letter must be prepared in English or any of the languages included in the Constitution's VIII Schedule.

Is the SSC MTS online or offline?

Paper 1 and Paper 2 are the two components of the SSC MTS Exam pattern. Paper 1 is an MCQ-based test that will be administered online, while Paper 2 is a descriptive test that will be administered on paper.