There are lakhs of aspirants who appear for the SSC MTS every year and most of the first-time exam takers are curious about the SSC MTS exam pattern. Here we'll be having a closer look into the new exam pattern of SSC MTS which includes the Tier-I and physical test phases.
SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023
The exam pattern of the different tiers of SSC MTS is discussed here in detail.
SSC MTS Exam Pattern
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Criteria|
|All Other Categories||20%|
Points to Remember:
- The performance of the candidate in Session 1 will be evaluated and the Performance in Session 2 will only be evaluated if the candidate clears Session 1.
- The recruitment process for the post of Havaldar will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST).
- For the post of MTS, there will be separate category-wise, State/ UTwise cut-offs in Session II. As the vacancies for MTS are in two age groups i.e. (i) 18 to 25 years and (ii) 18 to 27 years, the Commission may fix separate age group-wise, category-wise and State/ UT-wise cut-offs in CBE.
- There will be no negative marking in Session-I. In Session-II, there will be negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
- Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examination, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 11/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019, and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
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SSC MTS 2023 Notification: Syllabus
The selection process for SSC MTS consists of a computer-based exam consisting of 2 sessions. Both sessions are mandatory. The computer-based exam is common for both MTS and Havaldar posts.
Indicative Syllabus for Computer-Based Examination :
Numerical and Mathematical Ability: It will include questions on problems relating to Integers and Whole Numbers, LCM and HCF, Decimals and Fractions, Relationship between numbers, Fundamental Arithmetic Operations and BODMAS, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Work and Time, Direct and inverse Proportions, Averages, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Area, and Perimeter of Basic Geometric Figures, Distance and Time, Lines and Angles, Interpretation of simple Graphs and Data, Square and Square roots etc.
Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving: The questions in this part intend to measure the candidates' general learning ability. The questions will be broadly based on Alpha-Numeric Series, Coding and Decoding, Analogy, Following Directions, Similarities and Differences, Jumbling, Problem Solving and Analysis, Non- verbal Reasoning based on diagrams, Age Calculations, Calendar, and Clock, etc.
General Awareness: The broad coverage of the test will be on Social Studies (History, Geography, Art and Culture, Civics, Economics), General Science, and Environmental studies up to the 10th Standard.
English Language and Comprehension: Candidates' understanding of the basics of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and correct usage, etc. and to test comprehension, a simple paragraph may be given and question-based on the paragraph to be asked.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the Paper.
Physical Standards and Tests for PET (For the post of Havaldar)
Following are the PET/ PST standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN:
Physical Efficiency Test (PET):
|Walking||1600 meters in 15 minutes.||1 Km in 20 minutes|
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Physical Standard Test (PST):
The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:
|157.5 cms. (relaxable by 5 cms. in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Schedule Tribes)||Chest-81 cms. (fully expanded with minimum expansion of 5 cms.)|
|152 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)|