Introduction to SSC MTS 2022
The Staff Selection Commission will hold a competitive examination for recruitment of Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff, a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India in different States and Union Territories, Posts are in Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) under Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
The official notification for the SSC MTS 2022 has been published on 22nd March 2022 on the official website https://ssc.nic.in/ Till then, candidates can go through the detailed advertisement of SSC MTS 2022. For a better understanding of the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and other details please go through the official Notification.
|Important Events||Important Dates|
|Dates for submission of online applications||22-03-2022 to 30-04-2022|
|Last date and time for receipt of online applications||30-04-2022 (23:00)|
|Last date and time for making online fee payment||02-05-2022 (23:00)|
|Last date and time for generation of offline Challan||03-05-2022 (23:00)|
|Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)||04-05-2022|
|Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ and online payment of Correction Charges||05-05-2022 to 09-05-2022 (23:00)|
|Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Paper-I)||July, 2022|
|Dates of Paper-II Examination (Descriptive)||To be notified later|
SSC has announced 3603 vacancies for havaldar in CBIC and CBN posts through SSC MTS 2021 and Multi-Tasking Staffs will be intimated later. Here is The Table consisting of Previous Year vacancies of SSC MTS from 2018 to 2021:
The SSC MTS eligibility criteria are the conditions determined by the SSC; which the candidates are required to fulfill mandatorily to be eligible for the SSC Multi Tasking Staff examination. Nationality: A candidate must be either:
III. Education Qualification:
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
- 18-25 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02-01-1997 and not later than 01-01-2004) for MTS and Havaldar in CBN (Department of Revenue).
- 18-27 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004) for Havaldar in CBIC (Department of Revenue) and few posts of MTS
- The below Table shows that the Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for different categories:
|Category||Age-relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit|
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|PwD (Unreserved)||10 years|
|PwD (OBC)||13 years|
|PwD (SC/ ST)||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.||3 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)||8 years|
|Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.||Up to 40 years of age.|
|Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST)||Up to 45 years of age.|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
- The candidates must have passed the Matriculation Examination or equivalent from a recognized Board.
- As per the Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10-06-2015 published in the Gazette of India, all the degrees/ 9 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.
How to Apply online
- Visit the SSC Official website https://ssc.nic.in/.
- Click on the ‘Notice’ tab and search for Application Form.
- Read the instructions carefully before filling the application form.
- Provide the necessary details such as Name, Date of Birth, mail ID, Phone number etc. these details are necessary for the completion of the registration process.
- A registration Id and Password will be generated and sent to the registered mobile number and mail ID.
- With the Registration Id and Password provided, login to the registered account on the official website to complete the application form filling.
- Provide the necessary details asked such as Personal and education details.
- Upload the education certificates, colored photograph and signature.
- Candidates are required to upload the scanned color passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm 10 (height). The photograph should be without a cap, spectacles and the frontal view of the face should be visible. Upload scanned copies of documents/certificates.
- Set up the security question as per your choice.
- Before submission of the online application, candidates must check through the Preview/ Print option that they have filled correct details in each field of the form.
- Move to the payment page to pay the SSC MTS application fee.
Selection Process and Exam Pattern
There are three stages in the recruitment of SSC MTS posts:
- Computer Based Examination (Paper 1)
- Descriptive Paper (Paper 2)
- Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST)- Only for Havaldar post
COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION – Paper 1
- The Computer Based examination of the SSC MTS will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude and General Awareness.
- The Computer Based examination of the SSC MTS will consist of 100 Questions for 100 Marks, There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
- It is compulsory to pass all these stages to be selected for SSC MTS. Candidates are eligible for the PET/PST or Descriptive Paper only if they pass the Computer Based Examination (Paper 1).
DESCRIPTIVE PAPER – PAPER 2
- Paper-II will be of the descriptive type in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode in which the candidates will be required to write a short essay and a letter in English or any language included in the Schedule-VIII.
- Language included in the Schedule-VIII of the Constitution:
Table consists of Subjects with Maximum marks:
|Short Essay||25||45 minutes|
|A Letter in English or in any language is included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution||25|
PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY TEST (PET) / PHYSICAL STANDARD TEST (PST) – ONLY FOR HAVALDAR POSTPhysical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN: Followings are the PET/ PST standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN: Candidates may note that they must fulfill the requirements for PET/PST as prescribed in the Recruitment Rules (RRs).
Physical Efficiency Test (PET)Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN
|Type of Test||Male||Female|
|Walking||1600 meters in 15 minutes.||1 km in 20 minutes|
|Cycling||8 km. in 30 minutes||3 km. in 25 minutes|
Physical Standard Test (PST)The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:
|152 cms. relaxable by 2.5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)||48 kg (relaxable by 2 Kg in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)|
|157.5 cms. (relaxable by 5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)||Unexpanded: 76 cms Minimum expansion: 5 cms|
Syllabus for Computer Based Exam (Paper 1):
Candidate’s understanding of the basics of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. and writing ability would be tested.
2. General Intelligence and Reasoning: It will include questions of
non- verbal type. The test will include questions on –
- similarities and differences,
- space visualization,
- decision making,
- visual memory,
- discriminating observation,
- relationship concepts,
- figure classification,
- arithmetical number series,
- non-verbal series etc.
- abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship,
- arithmetical computation and other analytical functions, etc.
3. Numerical Aptitude:
It will include questions on problems relating to
- Number Systems,
- Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers,
- Ratio and Proportion,
- Profit and Loss,
- Time and Distance,
- Ratio and Time,
- Time and Work,
- Use of Tables and Graphs, etc.,
Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
Syllabus for Descriptive Paper-(Paper 2)Paper-II will be of the descriptive type in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode in which the candidates will be required to write a short essay and a letter in English or any language included in the Schedule-VIII
|Short Essay||25||45 minutes|
|A Letter in English or in any language is included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.||25|
The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC MTS Admit Card one week before the SSC Multi Tasking Staff examination. However, the admit card will be released region-wise on the official websites, SSC MTS Admit Card for Paper-2 will be issued to candidates who have successfully cleared the first phase of the SSC MTS Exam.
The Answer key will be released by the commission after the candidates have successfully appeared for SSC MTS Exam and this will help the candidate to compare their responses with the final answer key provided by SSC.
The SSC MTS Result is published on SSC Website, after the Answer key release, The Commission releases separate results for the SSC MTS exam conducted for age groups 18 to 25 years and 18 to 27 years group in the form of a merit list. The candidates whose roll numbers are in the selection list will be called for the Descriptive Paper.
The Commission decides the minimum cut-off marks for SSC MTS Exam. There will be separate category-wise, state/UT-wise cut-offs are released. COMPUTER BASED EXAM (PAPER – 1) Minimum qualifying marks in Computer Based Exam (Paper 1) are as follows: UR: 30% of Total Marks OBC/ EWS: 25% of Total Marks All other categories: 20% of Total Marks DESCRIPTIVE PAPER (PAPER – 2): will be qualifying in nature. Minimum qualifying marks are as follows: UR: 40% of Total Marks All other categories: 35% of Total Marks
- The selected candidates Paid band-1 (Rs.5200 – 20200) + Grade pay Rs.1800. And in-hand Salary comes to be around Rs.18000 to Rs.22000 per month. SSC MTS salary structure is based on the effect of the 7th pay commission on the central government departments
- After the 7th pay came into action the grade pays and pay level of government employees vary according to the cities or town they live in:
|X||Urban cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, and Pune|
|Y||The town with a population of more than 5 lakh|
Overview of in-hand salary:
|Post||MTS (GP 1800)||MTS (GP 1800)||MTS (GP 1800)|
|DA on TA||0||0||0|
List of Posting Department
- Central Secretariat
- Central Board of Direct Taxes
- Central Board of Excise and Customs
- Press Information Bureau
- Department of Science & Technology
- Department of Telecommunication
- Comptroller & Auditor General
- Labour Bureau Ministry of External Affairs
- Ministry of Defense, etc.
Candidates selected for MTS will work as:
- Junior Gestetner Operator
- Hawaldar, etc.
- Employees can also get promoted to Lower Division Clerk (LDC) through departmental examination. Furthermore, any employee who is selected through MTS and is LDC can get promoted to Upper Division Clerk (UDL) by giving another departmental examination.
- Physical maintenance of all departmental records/ files.
- General cleanliness & upkeep of the posted section/ unit
- Carrying of files & other papers within the department
- Carrying out Xerox, sending of Fax etc.
- Other non-clerical work in the department
- Assisting in routine office work like a diary, dispatch etc., including on computer work
- Delivering of Letters/Documents (outside the building)
- Department watch & ward duties
- Opening & closing of rooms of the building
- Cleaning of Building rooms.
- The dusting of furniture etc.
- Cleaning of building, fixtures etc.
- Work-related to his ITI qualifications, if it exists
- Driving of vehicles, if in possession of a valid driving license
- Upkeep of parks, lawns, potted plants etc.
- Any other work assigned by the superior authority.
- SSC MTS exam is the most participated examination in the country by 10th standard pass candidates.
- The Aspirants were aware of the pattern because that helps in tackling the real exam.
|Topics||No of Questions Asked||Level of Exam|
|S.I, CI, Profit/Loss||2||Easy-Moderate|
|Time and Work||2||Moderate|
|Speed and Distance||2-3||Easy-Moderate|
|Average & Percentage||4-5||Moderate|
|DI (bar graph)||5||Easy-Moderate|
|Topics||No of Questions Asked||Level of Exam|
|Fillers (Single Filler)||2||Easy|
|One word substitution||2||Easy|
|Topics||No of Questions Asked||Level of Exam|
|Odd one out||2||Easy-Moderate|
- The questions from this Portion were Easy – Moderate.
- The Major Topics covered last year are as follows:
- Static GK
- Current Affairs
- Award and Honors
- Indian Constitution
- Important Dates & Days
- India and its neighboring countries
- Miscellaneous topics
|Subjects||Difficulty Level||Good Attempt|
|General English||Easy – Moderate||19 – 21|
|Numerical Aptitude||Easy – Moderate||16 – 19|
|General intelligence and Reasoning||Easy||22 – 24|
|General Awareness||Easy – Moderate||16 – 20|
|Overall||Easy – Moderate||73 – 84|