SSC EXAMS: MTS EXAM EVERYTHING ABOUT
SSC MTS (NT) EXAM–INTRODUCTION
SSC conducts this exam every year now; for aspirants who have passed 10th standard or an equivalent examination. The full form of MTS (NT) Exam is MULTI TASKING (NON-TECHNICAL) STAFF EXAMINATION. The process of the exam includes an online objective examination and written descriptive examination.
The descriptive exam is just qualifying in nature; means no marks for it to be considered in final selection; and a candidate merely has to pass it.
NOTE-I: Applications must be submitted in online mode at the official website of the Commission i.e. www.ssc.nic.in.
NOTE-II: Only one online application is allowed to be submitted by a candidate for the Examination. In case, more than one application of a candidate is detected, all the applications will be rejected by the Commission. If a candidate submits multiple applications and appears in the examination (at any stage) more than once, his/ her candidature will be cancelled and he/ she will be debarred from the examinations of the Commission as per rules.
NOTE-III: Copies of the certificate, etc. will be sought at the time of descriptive exam.
NOTE-IV: Central Government civilian employees claiming age relaxation should be in possession of a certificate in the prescribed format from their office in respect of the length of continuous service which should be for not less than three years in the immediate period preceding the closing date for receipt of application.
They should continue to have the status of Central Government civilian employees from the date of application till the time of appointment, in the event of their selection.
Age relaxation for central government employees is 40 years for UR. Category candidates add usual age relaxation available for them.
POST UNDER SSC MTS EXAM
MULTI TASKING STAFF earlier were posts of Peon, Daftary, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Farash, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc)
PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ALLOWED FOR MTS
CURRENT SALARY FOR MTS POST
Multi Tasking Staff in the Pay Matrix Level 1 (earlier this post was under grade pay Rs 1800)
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JOB NATURE OF MTS
According to DoPT O.M. No. No.AB-140171612009-Estt (RR) dated 30-04-2010 the duties of MTS would broadly include:
1. Physical Maintenance of records of the Section
2. General cleanliness & upkeep of the Section/Unit
3. Carrying of files & other papers within the building
4. Photocopying, sending of FAX etc
5. Other non-clerical work in the Section/Unit
6. Assisting in routine office work like diary, dispatch etc., including on computer
7. Delivering of dak (outside the building)
8. Watch & ward duties
9. Opening & closing of rooms
10. Cleaning of rooms
11. Dusting of furniture etc
12. Cleaning of building, fixtures etc
13. Work related to his ITI qualifications, if it exists
14. Driving of vehicles, if in possession of valid driving licence
15. Upkeep of parks, lawns, potted plants etc
16. Any other work assigned by the superior authority
NOTE: The above list of duties is only illustrative and not exhaustive. Ministries/Departments may add to the list, duties of similar nature ordinarily performed by official at the level.
AGE LIMIT OF MTS EXAM
There are two categories of MTS posts for which the age-limits are different:
a) 18-25 years
b) 18-27 years
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR MTS EXAM
10th standard or equivalent examination
NOTE-I: 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 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission. Accordingly, unless such degrees are recognized for the relevant period when the candidates acquired the qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.
NOTE-II; The candidates who are able to prove by documentary evidence that the result of the educational qualifying examination was declared on or before the cut off date and he/she has been declared passed will also be considered to have met the required educational qualification.
1. Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only)
2. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex- servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.
CRUCIAL DATE FOR CLAIM OF SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD STATUS
Crucial date for claim of SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwD status or any other benefit viz. fee concession, reservation, age-relaxation, etc, where not specified otherwise, will be the closing date for receipt of online applications.
NOTE: A person seeking appointment on the basis of reservation to OBC/EWS must ensure that he/ she possesses the caste / community certificate and does not fall in creamy layer on the crucial date.
SCHEME OF EXAM OF MTS EXAM
The examination will consist of an Online Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II).
PAPER-I: OBJECTIVE PAPER (online)
It consists of 100 questions of 100 marks to be attempted in 90 minutes.
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NOTE-I: Duration of the exam will be 120 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes.
NOTE-II: Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer
NOTE-III: Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I (online Examination), if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized.
PAPER-II: DESCRIPTIVE PAPER
- Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of 50 marks for 30 minutes. Duration of the exam will be 40 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes.
In this paper 5 essays and 5 letters are given, out of which one has to do either the essay or the letter.
NOTE-I: Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature. Qualifying marks in Paper-II will be 40% for unreserved category and 35% for all reserved category candidates.
NOTE-II: Paper-II will be held only for those candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.
Provision of Compensatory Time and assistance of scribe
1. In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe is provided, if desired by the candidate.
2. In case of remaining categories of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe will be available only on production of a certificate at the time of examination to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his/ her behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution as per proforma given below:CLICK HERE TO SEE/DOWNLOAD
3. The candidate will have the discretion of opting for his/ her own scribe or to avail the facility of scribe provided by the Commission. Appropriate choice in this regard will have to be given by the candidate in the online application form.
4. In case the candidate opts for his/ her own scribe, the qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination. The candidates with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe shall be required to submit details of the own scribe at the time of examination as per proforma given below. In addition, the scribe has to produce a valid ID proof in original at the time of examination. A photocopy of the ID proof of the scribe signed by the candidate as well as the scribe will be submitted along with the below proforma. If subsequently it is found that the qualification of the scribe is not as declared by the candidate, then the candidate shall forfeit his/ her right to the post and claims relating thereto.CLICK HERE TO SEE/DOWNLOAD
5. Own scribe should not be a candidate of this examination. If a candidate is detected as assisting another PwD candidate as scribe in this examination, then the candidatures of both the candidates will be cancelled.
6. A compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination will be provided to the persons who are allowed use of scribe.
7. The candidates who are allowed use of scribe but not availing the facility of scribe will also be given compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of examination.
8. One eyed candidates and partially blind candidates who are able to read the normal Question Paper set with or without magnifying glass and who wish to write/ indicate the answer with the help of magnifying glass will be allowed to use the same in the Examination Hall and will not be entitled to a Scribe. Such candidates will have to bring their own magnifying glass to the Examination Hall.
9. The PwD candidates who have availed the facility of Scribes/ Passage Reader and/ or compensatory time must produce relevant documents for the eligibility of scribe/ compensatory time at the time of Document Verification. Failure to produce such supporting documents will lead to cancellation of their candidature for the examination.
SYLLABUS OF MTS EXAM
Questions are designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person.
The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
It would questions of non-verbal type. The test will include questions on similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc.
The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
Candidates’ understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.
1. Spot the Error
2. Fill in the Blanks
5. Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
6. Idioms & Phrases
7. One word substitution
8. Improvement of Sentences
9. Comprehension Passage
Candidates are advised to read the following as they are in the syllabus also.
10. Active/Passive Voice
11. Direct/Indirect narration
12. Shuffling of Sentence parts
13. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
14. Cloze Passage
1. Number Systems
a) Computation of Whole Number
b) Decimal and Fractions
c) Relationship between numbers
2. Fundamental arithmetical operations
b) Ratio and Proportion
c) Square roots
e) Interest (Simple and Compound)
f) Profit and Loss
h) Time and distance
ji) Time and work, etc.
Use of Tables and Graphs
b) Frequency polygon
NOTE-I: Questions on Reasoning will be non- verbal considering the functions attached to the post.
NOTE-II: Questions on Numerical Aptitude and General English will be simple, of a level that an average matriculate will be in a position to answer comfortably. Questions on General Awareness will also be of similar standard.