The Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for SSC MTS Exam. As per the official notification, the MTS Paper 1 of the SSC will be conducted in April 2023. The candidates who have to prepare for the examination for a long time and awaiting the details can check the same on the official website.  
The candidates awaiting their turn to attempt the SSC MTS Tier 1 Exam 2023 can check out the latest examination pattern for SSC MTS exam. With the latest calendar issued by the commission, the candidates can also plan for the other examinations. In this article, we have discussed the important dates of the examination along with the latest examination pattern for SSC MTS.

SSC MTS 2023 Overview

 SSC will conduct the Multi Tasking Staff Exam (MTS) in two different stages:
  • Paper 1 (Objective test)
  • Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Standard Test (only for Havaldar)
  • From now onwards no descriptive paper will be conducted for Multi Tasking Staff.
The candidates willing to appear for the exam can check out the overview of the SSC MTS 2023 Exam in the table mentioned below: 
Exam Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Name of Exam SSC MTS 2023/ SSC Multi Tasking Staff 2023
Posts Available
Junior Gestetner Operator
SSC MTS Eligibility The candidate should have completed Class 10 from any recognised board.
SSC MTSSelection Process Paper 1: Preliminary Exam
Paper 2: Physical Efficiency Test (only for havaldar)
Total Vacancies 12523
SSC MTS Exam Dates April 2023
SSC MTS PET  To be Announced soon
Provisional Allotment To be Announced soon


Attempt the SSC MTS Paper 1 Mock Test here!

SSC MTS Exam Pattern

The pattern for Multi-tasking Staff has recently been revised by the staff selection commission. Earlier a combined objective test with four sections was conducted in a single session with an equal number of questions in each section. In the updated pattern, the number of questions in the Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability sections has been reduced to 20 questions. Also, in the old pattern, each question carried 2 marks which have also been updated in the latest pattern. You can go through the following table to understand the latest pattern for the SSC MTS examination.

As per the official notification released by the Staff Selection Commission, the recruitment process for the post of MTS will consist of Session-I and Session-II in Computer Based Examination (CBE). The performance of the candidate in Session-I will be evaluated first and performance in Session II would be evaluated only if a candidate qualifies in Session-I.

Minimum qualifying marks in Session-I and as well as in Session-II of the Computer-Based Examination are as follows:

UR: 30%
OBC/ EWS: 25%
All other categories: 20%

To familiarize yourself with the latest pattern of the SSC MTS examination, you must attempt SSC MTS mock test based on the latest pattern.The candidates have to excel in all the stages to get a final appointment under Multi Tasking Staff. The details of each stage are mentioned in the space below:

SSC MTS Tier 1: Paper 1

 According to the exam pattern, there are three stages in the SSC MTS examination, the details of the SSC MTS Tier 1 computer-based test are mentioned in the space below:
  • The SSC MTS Paper 1 is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is held in the online Computer Based Test mode.
  • The questions in the exam will be based on three subjects in the examination namely i.e. English Language, General Awareness, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude
  • There will be a total of 90 questions accounting for 270 marks and the number of questions will be different for each subject.
  • As per the marking scheme, 3 marks will be provided to every correct answer.
  • 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.
Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Session 1
Numerical Mathematical Ability 20 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Problem-Solving 20 60
Total 40 120  
Session 2
General Awareness 25 75 45 minutes
English Language & Comprehension 25 75
Total 50 150  


Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Physical Efficiency Tests & physical standard tests would be conducted for the candidates who applied for the post of Havaldaar in CBIC & CBN. Only those candidates who successfully qualify for the objective test (Paper I) would be called for this round.
For the post of Havaldar, candidates will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:5 (vacancies: candidates) for appearing in PET/ PST and on the basis of their performance in Session II of the Computer-Based Examination. Normalized scores of the candidates will be used to determine merit in CBE.
Activity Male Female
Walking 1600 metres in 15 minutes 1 Km in 20 minutes
Physical Standard Test (PST)

The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:


Height Chest
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 a minimum expansion of 5 cm)


Height Weight
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)

PET/ PST will be conducted by CBIC/ CBN at various centers finalized by them. The candidates may be called for PET/ PST at any center across the country.

Important Events Dates
Dates for submission of online applications 18-01-2023 to 17-02-2023
Last date and time for receipt of online applications 17-02-2023 (23:00)
Last date and time for making online fee payment 19-02-2023 (23:00)
Last date and time for the generation of offline Challan 19-02-2023 (23:00)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 20-02-2023
Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ and online payment of Correction Charges 23-02-2023 to 24-02-2023 (23:00)
Schedule of Computer-Based Examination April 2023


The tentative vacancies for the posts of multitasking staff had been announced by the commission. However, the updated/detailed vacancies will be made available on the website of the commission
MTS: 10880 (approx.)
Havaldar in CBIC and CBN : 529

Age Limit (As on 01-01-2023)

The age limits for the posts as per the Recruitment Rules of various User Departments are:
  • MTS and Havaldar in CBN (Department of Revenue): 18-25 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02.01.1998 and not later than 01.01.2005)
  • Havaldar in CBIC (Department of Revenue) and a few posts of MTS: 18-27 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02.01.1996 and not later than 01.01.2005)

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, Nonverbal 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 English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and its correct usage, etc. and to test comprehension, a simple paragraph may be given and question-based on the paragraph to be asked.

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