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SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2

SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Guest Post | @indiablooms | 26 Apr 2019, 12:47 am

SSC MTS notification is out - you can fill the form from 22nd April 2019 to 29th May 2019. The MTS exam is conducted in two phases - Paper 1 is scheduled from 2nd August to 6th September 2019 and Paper 2 is scheduled on 17th November 2019.

With the release of SSC MTS 2019 notification, candidates must be searching everywhere for the detailed syllabus of the same. To help you in your search, here we are providing you the detailed SSC MTS syllabus of both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

But, before discussing the syllabus, let us put some light on the paper pattern of SSC MTS.

SSC MTS Paper Pattern 2019

SSC MTS  is conducted in 2 stages - Paper 1 and Paper 2, followed by a skill test. Paper 1 is based on objective questions while Paper 2 is a descriptive test.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern for Paper 1

It is an MCQ based examination, where 100 questions are asked.

Subject Number of questions Marks Total Time
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 25 90 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude 25 25
General English 25 25
General Awareness 25 25

The Paper is of 90 minutes for everyone but visually impaired candidates get 120 minutes to complete the paper.

For every correct answer, +1 is rewarded and for every incorrect answer, 0.25 is deducted.

All the questions, except the English questions, are asked bilingually.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern for Paper 2

It tests the writing skills of a candidate. In this test, the candidate will have to write either an essay or a letter.

Subject Marks Total Time
Short essay or letter in English or any other language included in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution 50 30 Minutes

Detailed Syllabus of SSC MTS 2019

The topic wise breakdown of the syllabus of Paper 1 and Paper 2 are given below:

SSC MTS Paper 1 Syllabus

The Paper 1 of SSC MTS consists of four sections which are mentioned below:

1. General Intelligence and Reasoning

● Space Visualization
● Visual Memory
● Figure Classification
● Decision Making
● Alphanumeric Series
● Logical Reasoning
● Verbal Reasoning
● Non-Verbal Reasoning
● Analytical Functions
● Analysis and Judgement
● Figure Classification
● Analytical Functions
● Coding - decoding
● Odd One Out
● Syllogism
● Direction Sense
● Paper Folding and Cutting
● Mirror Image
● Counting of Figures
● Embedded Figures
● Word Order in Dictionary
● Blood Relations

2. Numerical Aptitude

● Number Systems
● Indices and Surds
● Decimals and Fractions
● Arithmetic Operations
● Percentage
● Ratio and Proportion
● Averages
● Profit, Loss, and Discounts
● Distance, Speed, and Time
● Time and Work
● Bar Graphs and Pie Charts
● Mensuration
● Mixture and Alligation
● Geometry
● Trigonometry

3. General English

● Spot the Error
● Vocabulary
● Basics of Grammar
● Idioms and Phrases
● Fill in the Blanks
● Phrase/ Sentence Rearrangement
● Comprehension Passage
● Verbal Ability
● Sentence Structure
● Spelling Improvement
● Correct Usage of Words
● One Word Substitution

4. General Awareness

● Current Events
● Economic and Social Issues
● History
● Geography
● Politics (Special emphasis on Indian Constitution)
● Sports
● Booker and National Award winning Books
● Awards and Honours
● Indian Culture
● Discoveries and Inventions
● General Science
● Financial News

SSC MTS Paper 2 Syllabus

Paper 2 is a descriptive test, in which candidates are required to write a short essay or a letter. Only those candidates who have successfully cleared Paper 1 are eligible to appear for Paper 2. Candidates are given a choice between an essay or a letter. The essay needs to be around 200-250 words and if they are opting for the letter, it needs to be around 150 words. This paper is qualifying in nature.

Some of the sample Essay topics are as follows:

● Startup in India
● Government Schemes
● Swachh Bharat
● Demonetization
● Women Empowerment
● Health v/s Wealth
● Internet - Boon or Bane
● Effects of Pollution
● Development of Technology
● Your Favourite Festival

Some of the sample topics of Letter Writing are as follows:

● A letter to the concerned authorities complaining about the frequent power cuts in your locality.
● A letter to your Manager asking for one week’s leave to attend the marriage ceremony of your sister.
● A letter to the Branch Manager regarding the transfer of your account.
● A letter to your friend congratulating him on his success on clearing UPSC Examination.
● A letter to the concerned authorities regarding the poor maintenance of the drainage system in your locality and requesting for taking immediate action.

A few tips to keep in mind

1. Candidates must adhere to the word count, as mentioned in the question.
2. Whatever you write must be relevant to the topic.
3. You need to write the essay or the letter in the correct sequence - the introduction should briefly give an idea of the topic, the body must talk about the topic in detail and you must end your essay/letter by giving a satisfactory conclusion.

Final Selection

Only those candidates, who have cleared the cut-off of paper 1 and qualified Paper 2, are selected for the next round. Following that, the selected candidate will have to apply for a skill test in the form of Paper 3.

We wish all the candidates the very best for this exam!

SSC MTS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2

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