SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam pattern 2023 :

SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam pattern 2023
SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam pattern

 As you know, SSC MTS 2023 Staff Selection Commission For Multi Tasking Paper-1 exam is scheduled to be held in April 2023, therefore the candidates who are interested for this recruitment drive must begin with their preparation for the upcoming exam. In this article, we are covering SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the year 2023 Exam in detail.

SSC MTS 2023 : 4 Sections

The SSC MTS Syllabus consists of 4 sections including Reasoning Ability, Numerical Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness. This article includes SSC MTS Syllabus sections along with the number of questions expected from each topic, the weightage of these questions and how to approach them which has been explained in detail in this page.

SSC MTS Syllabus 2023 : Overview

OrganisationStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam NameSSC MTS 2023
CategorySyllabus & Exam pattern
Exam DateApril 2023
Selection Process1.Computer Based Test
2.Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/
3.Physical Standard Test (PST)
Number of Questions90
Total Marks270
Negative MarkingSession 1- No negative marking
Session 2- 1 mark
SSC MTS Syllabus 2023 : Overview

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023:

Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based Exam
90 minutes
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) Offline
SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023

SSC MTS CBE( Computer Based Exam) Exam Pattern 2023:

SessionsSubjectNumber of Questions/ Maximum MarksTime Duration (For all four Parts)
Session-1I. Numerical and Mathematical Ability 20/6045 Minutes (60 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
II. Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving 20/60
Session-2I. General Awareness 25/7545 Minutes (60 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
II. English Language and Comprehension25/75
SSC MTS CBE Exam Pattern


The PET/ PST standards for the post of Havaldar are given below:

SSC Havaldar Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

The following is the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for the post of Havaldar:

Walking1600 meters in 15 minutes1 Km in 20 minutes
SSC Havaldar Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

SSC MTS Physical Standard Test (PST)

The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:

Male157.5 cms. (relaxable by 5 cm in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Schedule Tribes)Unexpanded: 76 cmsMinimum expansion: 5 cms
Gender Height Weight
Female152 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)

SSC MTS Marking Scheme :

Check the marking scheme of the SSC MTS exam given below:

  • Paper 1 consists of 100 questions; each question will carry 1 mark each.
  • Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Paper 2 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 1 will be eligible to write Paper 2.

SSC MTS Syllabus for Paper-1

SSC MTS Syllabus And Exam Pattern Year of 2023
SSC MTS Syllabus

SSC MTS Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

SSC MTS General Intelligence & Reasoning Topics
1.Number & Alphabetical Series
4.Odd one Out
6.Directions Sense
8.Non-verbal: Paper Folding & Cutting, Mirror Image, Embedded or Complete the Image, Counting 9.Figure
10.Blood relations
12.Mathematical Calculations
13.Words order according to the dictionary
SSC MTS Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

The 25 questions from this section are asked from a variety of topics. The topics with an approximate number of questions are listed below.

ChaptersNumber of questions
Word formation1-2
Arranging words in a meaningful order1-2
Venn diagram1-2
Direction distances0-1
Blood relations1-2
Missing numbers1-4
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning5-6

SSC MTS Syllabus for Numerical Aptitude :

There are multiple sub-topics under the Numerical Aptitude section of SSC MTS. A total of 25 questions will be asked from them.

SSC MTS Numerical Aptitude Topics
1.Number System/HCF/LCM
2.Percentage, Average
3.Time & Work
4.Profit & Loss
5.Ratio, Mixture & Alligation
6.Time Speed Distance
7.CI & SI
SSC MTS Numerical Aptitude Topics

There are multiple sub-topics under the Numerical Aptitude section of SSC MTS. A total of 25 questions will be asked from them.

TopicNumber of Questions
Ratio and proportion1-2
Problem on Age0-1
Speed distance and time2-3
Profit and loss5-7
Number series0-1
Number system0-1
Time and work1-3
Mixture problem0-1
SSC MTS Expected marks for Numerical Aptitude

SSC MTS Syllabus for the English Language :

SSC MTS English Language Topics
1.Spot the error
2.Fill in the blanks
5.Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words
6.Idioms & Phrases,
7.One word substitution
8.Improvement of sentences
9.Comprehension Passage
SSC MTS English Language Topics

This section tests the candidate’s verbal ability in the English Language through multiple topics that checks an individual’s hold on the English language.

TopicsNo. of Questions
Reading comprehension5 (1 passage)
Fill in the blanks3
Phrases or idioms3
One word substitution3
Sentence correction4
Error spotting3
SSC MTS Syllabus for the English Language

SSC MTS Syllabus for General Awareness :

Questions will be set to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness about the world around him and of the political environment of the country. The test will also include questions on current events and India’s recent economic and social policies. Candidates should also keep themselves updated on India’s relations/agreements with the neighboring countries. Apart from that, candidates should cover the following topics

Indian Constitution, Booker, and Nationa, Award-Winning Books, History, Culture, Awards and Honors, Current Affairs, Science – Inventions & Discoveries. Important Financial & Economic News

This topic is the most diverse section and is quite unpredictable. The current affairs portion requires a thorough knowledge of national and international events going on. 

TopicsNo. Of Questions
Static GK10
Current Affairs10
SSC MTS Syllabus for General Awareness

SSC MTS Exam Day Instructions

Carry a printed copy of your SSC MTS Admit Card, two passport-sized recent colour photographs and a valid ID proof to SSC MTS 2022 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 candidates 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.


 Candidates must note that they are to avoid talking to each other or indulging in any unfair means as it would lead to direct cancellation of your candidature and debarment from future SSC Exams



SSC MTS Exam Pattern: FAQs

Q1. How many papers are there in the SSC MTS exam?

Q2. Is there any negative marking in the SSC MTS exam?

Q3. What is the selection process for the SSC MTS exam?

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