SSC MTS Syllabus 2020: SSC MTS Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme

SSC MTS Syllabus 2020: The Staff Selection Commission is the body responsible for conducting the Multi-Tasking Staff (Non-Technical) Recruitment. In this article, SSC MTS Syllabus for 2020 Exam is covered in detail. SSC MTS Registration 2020 is expected to begin in August 2020.

The SSC MTS Syllabus consists of the following two papers:

  • SSC MTS Paper I: Objective Type test
  • SSC MTS Paper II: Descriptive test

This article includes SSC MTS Syllabus as well as Exam Pattern along with the no. of questions expected from each topic, the weightage of these questions and how to approach them.

SSC MTS Syllabus 2020: Selection Process

To get a fair idea about SSC MTS 2020 Syllabus, it is necessary to know the exam pattern for the same. SSC Multi Tasking Staff Exam is conducted for two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I consists of objective type multiple choice questions while Paper II has descriptive questions.    


The candidates will have to clear the cut-off for SSC MTS Paper I to appear for Paper II. SSC MTS Paper I is crucial from the point of selection as an MTS.

Paper II is only qualifying in nature. 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.

SSC MTS Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern For Paper I

SSC MTS 2020 Notification will be out in August 2020. The notification was supposed to be out on June 2nd but it has been delayed.

  • The SSC MTS Paper I will be bilingual i.e. both English and Hindi language, except the English section.
  • There are 100 questions in Paper I of 1 mark each.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong attempt by the candidate. No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.
  • The total duration of SSC MTS Paper I is 90 minutes for the general candidates while 120 Minutes for PwD candidates.
Sections Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
I General English 25 25 General- 90 MinutesPwD- 120 Minutes
II General Intelligence & reasoning 25 25
III Numerical Aptitude 25 25
IV General Awareness 25 25
Total 100 Questions 100 Marks


SSC MTS Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern For Paper II

The candidates who will clear SSC MTS Paper I will be called to appear for Paper II.

  • The SSC MTS Paper II will be qualifying in nature.
  • 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.
  • SSC MTS Paper II will be pen and paper mode paper which will be descriptive in nature.
  • The Paper will be set in Hindi, English and in other languages mentioned in the VIIIth Schedule of the Constitution.
  • The maximum marks is 50 marks.
  • The duration of SSC MTS Paper II is 30 minutes for General Category and 40 minutes for PwD Category of candidates
Subject Max. Marks Duration of Exam
One short essay/letter in English
or any other language included in the 8thschedule of the constitution
50 marks 30 Minutes

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SSC MTS Syllabus 2020

The syllabus for SS MTS 2020 is given below for Paper I, the first stage of the Examination. SSC MTS Paper I will have for sections: || General English General Intelligence and Reasoning Numerical Aptitude General Awareness ||

Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

Similarities and Differences, Space Visualization, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Figure Classification, Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Arithmetical Computation, Analytical Functions etc.

Syllabus For Numerical Aptitude

Number Systems, Number System, HCF/LCM, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, 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.

Syllabus For General Awareness

Current events and India’s recent economic and social policies. Candidates should also keep themselves updated on India’s relations/agreements with the neighbouring countries. Apart from that, candidates should cover the following topics:
Indian Constitution, Award-Winning Books, History, Culture, Awards and Honors, Economy and Polity, Current Affairs, Science – Inventions & Discoveries. Important Financial.

Syllabus For English Language

Comprehension, Active/Passive Voice, Direct/Indirect Speech, Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence structure, Synonyms, Antonyms and its correct usage, Phrases and Idioms.

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SSC MTS Syllabus 2020: FAQ’s

Q. When will SSC MTS Exam 2020 be conducted?
Ans. SSC MTS Exam 2020 will be conducted for two Papers. Paper I will be held from 26th October to 13th November 2020 while Paper II will be held on 1st March 2021.

Q. Is there any negative marking in SSC MTS Paper?
Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 in Paper I for incorrect answer. Paper II will be qualifying in nature only.

Q. What is the syllabus for SSC MTS Paper I?
Ans. SSC MTS Paper I will have four sections: General English, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Awareness.

Q. What is the syllabus for SSC MTS Paper II?
Ans. A short essay is to be written or letter in English or any language included in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution.

Q. Is SSC MTS conducted online or offline?
Ans. SSC MTS Exam is conducted in two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is MCQ based and will be conducted online while Paper 2 will be descriptive test and will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

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