SSC MTS Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattern, Syllabus

SSC MTS Recruitment - Multi tasking Staff

The full form of SSC MTS is Staff Selection Commission Multi-Tasking Staff. SSC conducts the SSC MTS exam to recruit General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, in different States/ Union Territories. SSC MTS Recruitment is a great opportunity for the 10th pass candidates to get a Central government job in India. In this article, we shall see all important information related to SSC MTS 2021 Recruitment exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Application Fee, Apply Online, Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Salary, Job profile, etc.


SSC MTS (Multitasking Staff) Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit candidates to various Group C Non-Gazetted posts in the Central Government. Candidates recruited through the SSC MTS exam will be appointed to the below posts:

  • Peon
  • Daftary
  • Jamadar
  • Junior Gestetner Operator
  • Chowkidar
  • Safaiwala
  • Mali
  • etc.

SSC MTS Recruitment Notification 2021

Staff Selection Commission of India (SSC) has released 2021 official SSC MTS Recruitment Notification on 5th February 2021. The MTS examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II).

SSC MTS Exam Date 2021 Postponed

The SSC MTS 2021 Tier-1 exam has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation in India till further notice. Earlier, SSC MTS 2021 Paper-I was scheduled to be held between 1st July to 20th July 2021. Check all the important dates related to SSC MTS 2021 exam in the table below.

Activity Dates
SSC MTS Notification Release Date 5th February 2021
SSC MTS Online Registration Process 5th February 2021 to 21st March 2021
Last date for making online Fee Payment 21st March 2021
Last date for Generation of Offline Challan 25th March 2021
Last date for payment through Challan 29th March 2021
Admit Card release date ——
SSC MTS Exam Dates (Paper I) 1st July to 20th July 2021
Postponed due to COVID-19
SSC MTS Paper I Result August 2021
SSC MTS Paper-II Exam Date 21st November 2021

SSC MTS Application Fee

The Application Fee for SSC MTS 2021 is Rs. 100/

Candidates belonging to SC / ST / PWD / Ex-servicemen / Females categories are exempted from paying the application fee.

Category Fee
All Others Rs 100/-

SSC MTS 2021 Vacancy

The total number of vacancies for the SSC MTS 2021 exam will be released by SSC once the official notification has been released. SSC had notified 7099 vacancies for SSC MTS 2019-20 exam. Below is the Region-wise breakdown of SSC MTS Vacancies 2019 for your reference.

SSC MTS 2019 Total Vacancies

18 – 25 2597 1558 390 442 428 5415 473 74 68 59 21
18 – 27 785 494 127 142 136 1684 144 27 20 18 7
Total 3382 2052 517 584 564 7099 617 101 88 77 28

SSC MTS Salary 2021

The Staff Selection Commission will hold a competitive examination for recruitment of Multi Tasking Staff in Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20210) + Grade Pay Rs 1800, (Revised Pay Scale after 7th CPC: Pay Level in Pay Matrix – Level-1), a General Central Service Group „C‟ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India, in different States/ Union Territories.

SSC MTS 2021 Exam Pattern

The SSC MTS 2021 examination will be conducted in 3 different levels: Paper-1, Paper-2 (Descriptive Test) & Paper-3 (Skill Test).

Paper-1 is an online exam, which is of objective multiple choice question type. Paper-2 is a pen and paper mode of examination that includes a descriptive paper in English or any other language listed in the government policies. Paper-3 is a skill test.

SSC MTS 2021 Paper-1 Exam Pattern

Section Maximum Questions Duration
Reasoning 25 A cumulative time of 90 minutes
English Language 25
Numerical Aptitude 25
General Awareness 25
Total 100

 SSC MTS 2021 Paper-2 Exam Pattern (Descriptive Exam)

Subject Max Marks Total Time
Short Essay/Letter in English or any Language included in 8th Schedule of the Constitution 50 30 Minutes

Note: There will be separate category-wise, State / UT-wise cut-offs in Paper-I.

SSC MTS 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for SSC MTS is different for both stages of examination. Let have a look at the syllabus of both Papers.

SSC MTS Paper 1 Syllabus 

English Language: Candidates’ 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.

General Intelligence and Reasoning: It would include 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.

Numerical Aptitude: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

General Awareness: 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, and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the Paper.

 SSC MTS Paper-II Syllabus

Candidates will be required to write one short essay/letter. The Paper will be set in Hindi, English, and other languages mentioned in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India. This paper is to test the basic language skills commensurate with the educational qualification prescribed for the post. 

SSC MTS Recruitment 2021 Eligibility Criteria

There are three major criteria that a candidate is required to fulfill in order to be eligible for SSC MTS 2021 Exam. Let’s have a look at all these three criteria:

Nationality: A candidate is required to be

  • A citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee
  • Person of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Afganistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

Age Limit (as on January 01, 2021): The age limits for the posts as per the Recruitment Rules of various User Departments are:

  1. i) A candidate must be of minimum 18 years of age and must not exceed 25 years of age as on 01.08.2021. (i.e. candidates born not before 02-01-1996 and not later than 01-01-2003)
  2. ii) 18-27 years as on cut-off date (i.e. candidates born not before 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003).

Apart from the pre-mentioned Age Requirement, candidates belonging to reserved categories are given age relaxation as per Government Rules.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 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.

Educational Qualification: A candidate is required to pass Matriculation or its equivalent Exam from a recognized State Board or University or Institute.


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