SSC MTS – Exam Pattern

Written Exam:

The written examination will consist of (Paper-I) objective type paper and (Paper-II) descriptive type as shown below.

Paper-I:

PartSubjectMaximum MarkTotal Duration/Timing for General candidatesTotal Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped/ Cerebral Palsy candidates
AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning (25 Questions)252 Hours 10.00 AM. to 12.00 Noon

Or

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

2 Hours 40 mins10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM

Or

2:00 PM to 4:40 PM

BNumerical Aptitude (25 questions)25
CGeneral English( 50 questions)50
DGeneral Awareness(50 questions)50

Paper-II:

SubjectMaximum MarksTotal Duration /Timing for General candidatesTotal Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped/Cerebral Palsy  candidates
Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution5030 Minutes45 Minutes

(i) Paper-I will consist of Objective Type – Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi. The Commission reserves the right to set the questions additionally in regional languages subject to technical feasibility. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Paper-II will be held only for such candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.

(ii) Paper-II will be descriptive in which the candidate will be required to write short essay/letter in English or any one language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of re-categorization of the post as Group-C and in view of job requirements.