SSC MTS Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme 2023: Paper 1 & Paper 2

August 14, 2023
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SSC MTS (Staff Selection Commission Multi Tasking Staff) exam is a national-level examination conducted by SSC. The exam recruits eligible candidates for various non-technical Group C posts in various Ministries of the Government of India.

As per the SSC MTS Notification For the 2023 Exam, there are approx 10880 vacancies with 529 vacancies for the Havaldar post.

The SSC MTS exam pattern is formulated to assess candidates’ ability in basic arithmetic, reasoning, and general awareness suitable while at an MTS job. Knowing the SSC MTS syllabus and exam pattern can help you to prepare effectively and efficiently for the exam.

Here is an overview of the SSC MTS exam 2023:

Exam NameSSC MTS
Conducting BodySSC
Exam ModePaper I: Computer-Based Exam (CBE) Physical Standards (PET/PST): Offline
LanguageCBE is conducted in Hindi, English, and in the following 13 regional languages: (i) Assamese. (ii) Bengali. (iii) Gujarati. (iv) Kannada. (v) Konkani. (vi) Malayalam. (vii) Manipuri. (viii) Marathi. (ix) Odia. (x) Punjabi. (xi) Tamil. (xii) Telugu. (xiii) Urdu.
Eligibility CriteriaCandidates must have passed 10th std. or its equivalent from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks.
Frequency of ExamOnce a year.
Minimum Qualifying Marks In CBE For Both Session I and Session IIUR: 30% OBC/EWS: 25% All other categories: 20%

This blog will provide the revised SSC MTS exam pattern and marking scheme for 2023 to aid your preparation.

ssc mts exam pattern

SSC MTS Exam Pattern: Paper 1

Here is the SSC MTS exam pattern for Paper 1 which is a Computer Based Exam:

PartSubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Session-INumerical and Mathematical Ability206045 Minutes (60 for scribes) for both subjects.
Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving2060
Session-IIGeneral Awareness257545 Minutes (60 for scribes) for both subjects.
English Language and Comprehension2575
Total4 Subjects9027090 Minutes

SSC MTS Exam Pattern: Paper 2

SSC MTS Exam Pattern: PET & PST

Once you have qualified for the CBE of the SSC MTS exam, you will need to appear for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) if you applied for the post of Havaldat in CBIC and CBN.

Here are the requirements for PET:

Walking Distance1600 meters (1.6 km)1000 meters (1 km)
Time Limit15 minutes20 minutes

Here are the requirements and relaxations for PST:

GenderHeightHeight RelaxationWeightWeight RelaxationChest
Male157.5 cm5 cm (Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Schedule Tribes)N/AN/A81 cm (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cm)
Female152 cm2.5 cm (Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Schedule Tribes)48 kg2 kg (Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Schedule Tribes)N/A
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SSC MTS Exam 2023: Marking Scheme

After knowing the SSC MTS exam pattern, now comes the marking scheme of the exam. The marking scheme provides

  • Valuable information about the distribution of marks.
  • The weightage of each question.
  • The evaluation criteria were used to assess the answers.

The table below shows the marking scheme of the SSC MTS exam 2023:

Exam PaperSessionTotal QuestionsMarking SchemeMaximum Marks
Paper 1Session-I40Correct Answer: +3 Incorrect Answer: 040*3=120
Session-II50Correct Answer: +3 Incorrect Answer: -150*3=150
Physical Standards Test (For the post of Havaldar)PET/PSTQualifying in natureQualifying in nature

SSC MTS: Calculate Your Score

To calculate the total score secured in the SSC MTS exam, the following formula is used:
Total Score = Number of Correct Answers X 3 – Number of Incorrect Answers X 1


SSC conducts the MTS exam for the recruitment of non-technical staff in various government departments and offices. Understanding the complete SSC MTS exam pattern is crucial for effective preparation. It helps in managing time, improving accuracy, and identifying areas for improvement.

Knowing the marking scheme can help in time management, accuracy, preparation, and self-evaluation. Therefore, you must thoroughly understand the exam pattern of SSC MTS and the marking scheme to perform well in the exam.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is the pattern of SSC MTS?

The SSC MTS new exam pattern 2023 will consist of a Computer Based Exam (CBE) and Physical Tests. The SSC MTS exam pattern for CBE consists of MCQs from General English, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Awareness. The physical tests (PET/PST) are for the Havaldar posts only.

What are the maximum marks for the SSC MTS exam?

According to the 2023 SSC MTS exam pattern the CBE consists of 90 questions with a maximum mark of 270. And, Physical Tests are qualifying in nature.

Does SSC MTS have typing test?

As per the revised 2023 SSC MTS exam pattern, there is no typing test at any stage of the SSC MTS exam.

How many stages are there in SSC MTS?

There is only one stage called Paper 1 (CBE) according to the SSC MTS new exam pattern 2023. However, for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN you need to appear for Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST).

What is the lowest salary of SSC MTS?

As per the SSC MTS recruitment 2023, the lowest take-home salary of SSC MTS is approximately INR 18000 to 22000.

Is SSC MTS an interview?

No, there is no interview at any stage in the SSC MTS exam as per the latest SSC selection process.

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