SSC MTS 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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SSC MTS (Staff Selection Commission Multi- Tasking Staff examination) is conducted by SCC (Staff Selection Commission). SSC conducts 2 papers for the recruitment of multi-tasking staff. SSC MTS can be conducted on online or offline mode. SSC MTS is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in January 2017.
Paper 1 and Paper 2 can either be conducted on the same day or else Paper 2 can be conducted for those candidates who qualify Paper 1, if it is not conducted on the same day. Paper 1 is objective type paper and Paper 2 is a descriptive paper. Time duration for Paper I is of 2 hours. However, 2 hours 40 minutes duration is provided to the visually handicapped candidates or cerebral palsy candidates.
Paper 2 is a 30 minutes duration test. The maximum marks for SSC MTS paper 1 is 150 marks, whereas Paper II is an essay type question paper and total marks for the same is 50 marks.
SSC MTS 2016 exam has a provision of negative marking. For every wrong marked answer, 0.25 of the marks is deducted. The aspiring candidates of SSC MTS can access more details from the official website: www.ssc.nic.in
The SSC MTS exam pattern gives all the related information about the time, marking scheme, number of questions about the entrance test.
SSC MTS exam is conducted in 2 papers- paper 1 and paper 2. Paper I consists 4 sections- General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English and General Awareness. Paper II includes a short essay and a letter. A candidate has to opt either essay or a letter. In the following table, SSC MTS 2016 exam pattern highlights are represented:
|Duration of SSC MTS Exam||2 hours (for those who are other than visually handicapped or cerebral palsy candidates)|
|2 hours 40 minutes (for candidates who belong to visually handicapped and cerebral palsy category)|
|Total Number of Questions||150 questions (General Intelligence & Reasoning- 25, Numerical Aptitude- 25, General English-50 and General Awareness-50)|
|Types of Questions||Objective type- multiple choice questions|
|Marking scheme||1 mark each for every correct answer|
|Negative marking||0.25 marks each for every wrong answer will be deducted|
|Medium of Examination||Both English and Hindi Languages|
|Mode of SSC MTS Exam||Offline or Online|
Paper 1 and paper 2, both are conducted on the same day. Paper 2 is a 30 minutes duration test. This paper consists essay writing and letter writing questions. A candidate has to choose any one of the two. The total marks of the SSC MTS paper 2 is 50 marks. In the following table, SSC MTS paper 2 highlights are mentioned. To get qualified in the SSC MTS, candidate has to qualify in both the papers.
|Duration of SSC MTS Exam||30 minutes (for those who are other than visually handicapped or cerebral palsy candidates)|
|40 minutes (for candidates who are visually handicapped or cerebral palsy)|
|Type of question||Descriptive questions (short essay or letter writing)|
|Maximum marks||50 marks|
|Mode of SSC MTS Exam||English or any other language included in 8th schedule of constitution|
Note: Paper II can be conducted for those candidates who qualify in Paper I, if the examination for Paper II is not conducted on a subsequent date. This paper intends to test language skills.
In SSC MTS exam, there are both objective type and descriptive type questions in the form of Paper I and Paper II respectively. SSC MTS examination aims at analyzing candidate’s level of intelligence and how he exercises his reasoning abilities along with his / her numerical knowledge. The examination aims at examining candidates at all the levels hence it is very important to be aware of the general concepts of English and the world that surrounds us. Given below is the detailed analysis of SSC MTS 2015.
|Topic (General Intelligence and Reasoning)||Number of questions||Topic (General Intelligence and Reasoning)||Number of questions|
|Complete word analogy||3||Completion of an incomplete pattern||1|
|Binary numbers||1||Problems on mirror images||2|
|Word (odd man out) test||1||Series (non- verbal test)||1|
|Numeral (odd man out) test||1||Problems on paper folding||2|
|Letter series test||3||Spotting out the embedded figures||1|
|Number series test||1||Logical diagrams (Venn diagrams)||2|
|Time sequence test||1||Rotation of figure (non-verbal test)||1|
|Word formation||1||Coding decoding test||2|
|Letter to number coding||1||--||--|
|Topic (Numerical Aptitude)||Number of questions||Topic (Numerical Aptitude)||Number of questions|
|Number system||3||Profit and loss||4|
|Time and work||1||Mixture and allegation||1|
|Pipes and cistern||1||Ratio and proportion||1|
|Area and parameter of plane figure||1||Average||2|
|Volume and surface area of solid figure||1||Percentage||2|
|Discount||2||Problems on train||1|
|Compound interest||1||Time and distance||1|
|Bar chart (DI)||2||Simple interest||1|
|Topic (General English)||Number of questions||Topic (General English)||Number of questions|
|Spotting errors||10||Sentence improvement||5|
|Fill in the blanks (single word)||10||One word substitution||5|
|Synonyms||3||Correctly spelt words||3|
|Antonyms||3||Wrongly spelt words||3|
|Idioms and Phrases||3||English comprehension||5|
|Topic (General Awareness)||Number of questions||Topic (General Awareness)||Number of questions|
|General knowledge||2||General history of India||5|
|General economic study||3||First largest, longest, etc. in India||1|
|Economic CE||2||General Geography||4|
|General Science||18||Religions (India)||1|
|General Polity||2||Famous Places (I)||2|
|Books and Authors (I)||1||General computer science||3|
|Universe||1||First largest, longest etc. in the world||1|
|National CE||2||Person, place, award, authors CE||2|
While preparing for SSC MTS candidate must definitely consider solving the previous year sample papers of SSC MTS. It is very important to know the type of questions that are asked in the SSC MTS 2016 examination. There are many benefits of solving sample papers from the previous years’ such as:
It is important to prepare well for any examination that a candidate is appearing for. Many candidates appear for the SSC MTS exam and thus make it competitive. To get selected for the SSC MTS recruitment, SSC MTS aspirants should be thorough with the studies and it requires a dedicated level of practice. To prepare well for SSC MTS 2016 candidate must keep following things in mind:
A candidate must not dwell too much into the preparation of the examination as it increases stress level which in return would affect the performance miserably. Candidate must carefully organize his / her time and prepare a timetable. It is very important to stay organized while preparing for any examination as it will help in managing all the activities carried out in a day.
|SSC MTS||SSC MTS Result||SSC MTS Selection Process|
It is very important to attempt mock tests which are readily available online to set up a target of achievement of marks in the examination. Candidate not only gets a rough idea of marks but also pin points the short comings in the preparation. Once candidate attempts an official mock test, he / she can carefully go through all the short comings and revisit the revision pattern that he / she has been following.
Attempting an official mock test helps in better preparation of the SSC MTS examination and also helps in improving knowledge. It is a fact proven across the world that one who practices before the date of examination performs better in the final examination.
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