SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Examination
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  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

Are you all set to appear in one of the prestigious government job exams in India? Yes, we are talking about SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Examination. Finally, the Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC MTS 2023 Notification for inviting online applications from eligible candidates. If you are having a graduate degree and will like to build your career in SSC, apply for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination 2023 now. SSC conducts SSC MTS every year to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in its Subordinate Offices.

Log on to the official website to apply online or to check other important details. Further details like SSC MTS Exam dates, Application Process etc. are also given below. Please have a look:

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff)  Examination Conducting Body:

Staff Selection Commission MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) is a National level examination conducted by the SSC annually to recruit various posts in Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India. This year there are 11409 posts of MTS and Havaldar available for candidates.

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Important Dates:

Activity SSC MTS Dates
Registration Start Date 07/05/2024
Online Application Process Duration 07/05/2024 to 06/06/2024
SSC MTS CBT Admit Card Notified Soon

July-August 2024

SSC MTS CBT Result Date Notified Soon

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff)  Eligibility Criteria:


The candidate must be an Indian Citizen or subject of Nepal/Bhutan. Also, the Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 for permanently residing is eligible. 

Note: People migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam for permanently residing are eligible to apply for SSC MTS 2023. 

- SSC MTS Exam Age Limit (As on 01-01-2023): 

Candidates willing to apply for the SSC MTS Exam can check the age limit from beneath section:

The age limits for the posts as per the Recruitment Rules of various User
Departments are:
1. 18-25 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02.01.1998 and not later than 01.01.2005) for MTS and Havaldar in CBN
(Department of Revenue).
2. 18-27 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02.01.1996 and not later than 01.01.2005) for Havaldar in CBIC (Department of Revenue) and few posts of MTS.
3. Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories are as under: Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
1 SC/ ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 PwBD (Unreserved) 10 years
4 PwBD (OBC) 13 years
5 PwBD (SC/ ST) 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application
7 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 03 years
8 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 08 years
9 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age
10 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST) Up to 45 years of age
11 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST). Up to 40 years of age.

Note: Age relaxation/ ESM reservation is not admissible to sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Servicemen. Therefore, such candidates should not indicate their category as ex-servicemen

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Educational Qualification :

1 The candidates must have passed Matriculation Examination or equivalent from a recognized Board as on or before the cut-off date i.e.17-02-2023.

2 All the degrees/ diplomas/certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 as per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10-06-2015 published in the Gazette of India.

3 Document Verification (DV) will be conducted by the User Departments/ Organizations after declaration of the final result. 

4 The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence, that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the
cut-off date and he has been declared passed, will also be considered to meet the educational qualification.

5 Candidates possessing equivalent educational qualification shall also produce relevant Equivalence Certificate from the authorities concerned
at the time of Document Verification. But, final decision regarding selection of such candidates will be taken by the User Departments/ Appointing Authorities concerned.

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Exam Pattern :

SSC has changed the selection process and exam pattern for SSC MTS 2023 exam. From now onwards, there will be only one CBT for MTS posts for which the pattern has been updated and for Havaldar posts CBT and PET/PST exams will be conducted. The SSC MTS CBT exam has been divided into 2 sessions with 90 questions for 270 marks.

Marks distribution for each subject is given below table- 

Subject Questions Marks Duration
Session 1
Numerical and Mathematical Ability 20 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving 20 60
Total 40 120
Session 1
General Awareness 25 75 45 minutes
English Language and Comprehension 25 75
Total 50 150

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Selection Procedure:

The examination will consist of 

  • Computer Based Examination (CBT) and
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) (only for the post of Havaldar)

Note: There will be no negative marking in Session-I. But in Session-II, there will be negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. 

Followings are the PET/ PST standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN: 

1. Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

Male Female
Walking 1600 meters in 15 minutes. 1 Km in 20 minutes

2. Physical Standard Test (PST): The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:

Height Weight
152 cms. relaxable by 2.5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Schedule Tribes) 48 kg (relaxable by 2 Kg in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Schedule Tribes)

Minimum qualifying marks in Session-I and as well as in Session-II of Computer Based Examination are as follows:

UR 30%
OBC/ EWS 25%
All other categories 20%

Note: For the post of MTS, based on the performance in Session-II of CBE, candidates will be considered for final merit list. 
and for the post of Havaldar, based on performance in Session-II of CBE and subject to qualifying in PET/ PST, candidates will be considered for final merit list

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) Syllabus: 

1. Numerical and Mathematical Ability:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Work
  • Number System
  • Percentage, Average
  • Time Speed Distance
  • Trignometry
  • Ratio & Mixture 
  • CI & SI
  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency

2.Reasoning Ability and Problem Solving:

  • Analogy
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Directions Sense
  • Number & Alphabetical Series
  • Odd one Out
  • Mathematical Calculations
  • Matrix
  • Syllogism

3.General Awareness:

  • India and it's Neighbouring Country
  • Economy
  • Sports
  • History & Culture
  • Geography
  • Polity and Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  • Books and Author

4.English Language and Comprehension:

  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Antonyms
  • One word substitution
  • Spot the error
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Improvement of sentences
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Fill in the blanks

SSC MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff) FAQs: 

Ques 1: How can a candidate apply for the SSC MTS exam?

Ans. A candidate can apply online for the exam on the official website.

Ques 2. I made a mistake while filling up the application form for SSC MTS. Can I fill it again?

Ans. Yes, the application form can be filled again and the earlier versions gets discarded. 

Ques 3. Is registration mandatory to apply for exam?

Ans. Yes, after completing the registration process only a candidate can apply for the exam.

Ques 4. Can a candidate edit application form after submission?

Ans. No, it can't be done once the form is submitted and application fee is paid.

Ques 5.Can offline bank challan be generated from the link given on the main page before completing Application Part?

Ans. No, the link is only for reprinting purpose so candidate must complete the application process first.

 Ques 6. Does SSC send the admit card to communication address which is mentioned on the application form?

Ans. No SSC does not send the hard copy of admit card. Candidate needs to download it from the website.

Ques 7. What are the documents a candidate needs with the admit card for exam?

Ans. Following documents are needed:

  • Permissible ID Proof includes Driving License
  • Voter Card
  • Aadhaar Card

Ques 8. Can a candidate apply for SSC MTS in the final year of graduation?

Ans. No, A candidate must be graduate to apply for SSC MTS.

Ques 9. I got only 46% in graduation. Can I apply for SSC MTS?

Ans. Yes, a candidate can apply for MTS since the minimum eligibility is Graduation.

Ques 10. Is there negative marking in SSC MTS exam?

Ans. Yes in session 2.

Ques 11. Is the MTS exam conducted online or offline?

Ans. CBT exam (tier 1) will be conducted online.

Ques 12. Which category is exempted from payment of examination fee?

Ans. Female candidates and Reserved category(SC/ST/PH) belonging candidates are exempted from payment of examination Fee.

Ques 13. Can the SSG MTS application be filled in offline mode?

Ans. No, the application procedure is entirely online

Ques 14. In what format the signature and photograph should be uploaded?

Ans. The signature and photograph should be uploaded in jpg format.

Ques 15. Does SSC MTS exams have sectional cut offs?

Ans. No, there is no sectional cutoff in MTS exam.

Conclusion: This exam offers a great chance for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join various posts in various Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India. It is a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post exam. The aspirants must take benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. We the team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your future.

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