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: Copies of the certificate, etc. will be sought at the time of descriptive exam.
NOTE-II: 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)
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
NOTE-I: Ex-servicemen who have already secured employment in civil side under Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on regular basis after availing of the benefits of reservation given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment are NOT eligible for fee concession or for claiming benefits of reservation under EX-servicemen category. However, they are eligible for age relaxation only as per rules.
NOTE-II: As per Supreme Court direction dated 24.02.1995 in Appeal No.731-69 of 1994, Age relaxation will be available for the post of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ in the O/o RGI (Registrar General of India) for retrenched Census employees as under:
1. Age relaxation by 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment
2. Weightage of past service.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FOR MTS EXAM
10th standard or equivalent examination
NOTE-I; Certificate from OPEN is valid.
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.
EXAM CENTERS OF EXAMINATION for SSC MTS EXAM
The applications should be addressed to the Regional/Sub-Regional Offices of the Commission as indicated in the table below:
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SCHEME OF EXAM OF MTS EXAM
MTS Exam consists of one objective written exam of 2 hours of 150 questions of 150 marks and the descriptive exam of 50 marks for 30 minutes.
OBJECTIVE PAPER (online)
It consists of 150 questions of 150 marks to be attempted in 2 hours.
|S. No.||Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
NOTE: Negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer
- Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of 50 marks for 30 minutes
In this paper 5 essays and 5 letters are given, out of which one has to do either the essay or the letter.
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
i) Time and work
Use of Tables and Graphs
b) Frequency polygon