SSC MTS Preparation 2022 – Best Tips & Strategies to Crack SSC MTS

SSC MTS Preparation: SSC MTS 2022 is going to be conducted in the month of July 2022 as per the official notification released by SSC. The online registration link is active till April 30th, 2022.

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In order to crack the SSC MTS exam, aspirants will need a solid preparation strategy and a knowledge of the SSC MTS Exam Pattern.

In this blog, we will be discussing the SSC MTS preparation tips and strategies with you.

Let’s dive straight into the exam pattern first.

SSC MTS Preparation – Exam Pattern

The SSC MTS exam pattern is as follows:

SSC MTS Exam Pattern – Paper 1

SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMarks
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
Numerical Ability2525
General English2525
General Awareness2525

Important points for SSC MTS Paper 1 Exam Pattern:

  1. The time duration for paper 1 is 90 minutes.
  2. The time duration for visually handicapped candidates is 120 minutes.
  3. Paper 1 consists of 100 questions carrying 1 mark each.
  4. There is a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th mark deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern – Paper-II (Descriptive)

Paper 2 will be a descriptive test in which the candidate has to write a short essay or letter in English or any other language mentioned under the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

SubjectMax MarksTotal Time
Short Essay and Letter in English or any Language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution50 (25+25)45 minutes (60 minutes for PwD candidates)

Important points for SSC MTS Paper 2 Exam Pattern:

  1. The Paper 2 exam is descriptive in nature and will be of pen and paper exam.
  2. The duration of the exam for general candidates is 45 minutes.
  3. The duration of the exam for visually handicapped students is 60 minutes.
  4. Candidates who qualify for paper 1 will be eligible to appear for paper 2.
  5. Candidates must write a short essay and a letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the constitution.

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SSC MTS Preparation – Tips & Strategies to crack SSC MTS Exam

As emphasized at the beginning of the blog, the best chance of cracking SSC MTS or any other competitive exam is based on a solid preparation strategy.

In this section, we will be discussing SSC MTS preparation tips as per the individual sections, which will benefit the aspirants in creating a blueprint for their success in SSC MTS Exam.

SSC MTS Preparation – Tips for Numerical Ability Section

  • Attempt questions from easy topics such as Average, Percentage, Number Systems, and Data Interpretation first so that you can get time to solve the complex or difficult topics later.
  • The difficult concepts like Trigonometry and Algebra, Profit and Loss, and Mensuration will need shortcut tricks to get solved faster, this is where a book like Magic Maths by M.Tyra will be immensely helpful.
  • Do not try to attempt any question that you are not confident of, it will result in a waste of time and effort on your end.
  • Do not try to guess the solution in the numerical ability/aptitude section as it will be a sure-shot way of losing marks by negative marking.
  • Try to attempt as many topic-wise and sectional mocks before Paper 1 so that you can get an idea of your strengths and weaknesses in the numerical ability section.
  • Do not waste much of your time solving questions from the quant section or any other section.
  • The ideal time to devote to attempting questions from numerical aptitude/ability is 25-30 minutes.
  • An attempt of 20-22 questions with good accuracy will be great for qualifying for Paper 2.

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SSC MTS Preparation – Tips for General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • The general intelligence and reasoning section will test a candidate’s logical reasoning ability and therefore questions can be from various topics such as blood relations, mirror images, coding-decoding, seating arrangement based puzzles, etc.
  • Try to solve the relatively easier questions first like classification, mirror images, number series, blood relations, analogy, etc so that you can get enough time to solve the trickier ones like seating arrangement based puzzles.
  • Attempt topic wise and full sectional mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Do not attempt a question for more than a minute, if you are unable to solve it within that time limit, move to the next question.
  • A good attempt can be said to be 20 questions from this section with good accuracy within 20 minutes.

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SSC MTS Preparation – Tips for General English

  • General English remains one of the important sections to attempt in SSC MTS Exam, but without proper time management, it becomes difficult to attempt desired questions from this section.
  • The best strategy would be to attempt the English section at the starting or after the numerical aptitude section.
  • A basic understanding of English grammar and vocabulary is essential to score good marks in this section.
  • The best way to prepare English section is by reading newspapers, editorials, and practicing topic-wise and full sectional mock tests.
  • The time required to be devoted to English is 15-20 minutes.
  • A good attempt would be around 20 questions from this section within the time limit.

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SSC MTS Preparation – Tips for General Awareness

  • For General Awareness preparation the candidates need to study static GK and current affairs.
  • For Static GK it is recommended to read books such as Lucents General Knowledge and for current affairs it is recommended to check Oliveboard Bolt, weekly current affairs, daily current affairs.
  • This section will test a candidates knowledge on the events happening around him and basic general awareness and general studies related to scientific discoveries, awards and honours, books and authors, polity etc.
  • The recommended time limit for this section is 15-20 minutes.
  • The number of good attempts will be 16-20 questions with good accuracy.

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That was all about SSC MTS Preparation. We hope that it will be beneficial for the aspirants in their SSC MTS Exam Preparation. For more exam related updates, stay connected to Oliveboard.


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