SSC MTS 2024 Exam Syllabus and FAQs

Post Date – 30-6-2024

Updates On – 30-6-2024( 12.50)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification for the Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff (MTS) and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN) Examination, 2024. This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on the exam pattern, syllabus, physical requirements, eligibility criteria, and other essential details to help candidates prepare effectively.

Important Dates

Start of Online Application27-06-2024
Last Date for Online Application31-07-2024 (2300 hrs)
Last Date for Online Fee Payment01-08-2024 (2300 hrs)
Application Form Correction Window16-08-2024 to 17-08-2024 (2300 hrs)
Computer-Based Examination ScheduleOct-Nov 2024

Application Fee

CategoryFee (INR)

Fees can be paid using Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or SBI Challan.

Age Limit

As on 01-08-2024:

  • 18-25 years (Born between 02-08-1999 and 01-08-2006) for MTS.
  • 18-27 years (Born between 02-08-1997 and 01-08-2006) for Havaldar and certain MTS posts.

Age Relaxation:

SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PwBD (Unreserved)10 years
PwBD (OBC)13 years
PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation3 years
Central Government Civilian EmployeesUp to 40 years

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed the Matriculation Examination (10th Standard) or equivalent from a recognized Board.

Exam Pattern

Paper-I (Computer-Based Examination)

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General English252590 minutes (120 minutes for PwBD candidates)
General Intelligence & Reasoning2525
Numerical Aptitude2525
General Awareness2525

Paper-II (Descriptive)

  • Type: Short Essay/Letter writing in English or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.
  • Maximum Marks: 50
  • Duration: 30 minutes (40 minutes for PwBD candidates)


General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • 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

General Awareness

  • Current Events
  • India and its Neighboring Countries
  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity including Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

Numerical Aptitude

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions
  • 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

English Language

  • Basics of English Language
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Writing Ability

Physical Standards for Havaldar

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Walking1600 meters in 15 minutes1 km in 20 minutes

Physical Standard Test (PST)

Height157.5 cm (relaxable by 5 cm in case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribes)152 cm (relaxable by 2.5 cm for Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas, and members of Scheduled Tribes)
Chest76 cm (unexpanded) and 81 cm (expanded)Not applicable

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the application fee for the MTS exam?

  • The application fee is INR 100 for General/OBC candidates. SC/ST/PwBD/Women candidates are exempt from the fee.

2. What are the age criteria for the MTS exam?

  • For MTS, candidates should be between 18-25 years. For Havaldar and certain MTS posts, the age limit is 18-27 years as of 01-08-2024.

3. How can I pay the application fee?

  • The fee can be paid online through debit card, credit card, net banking, or via SBI challan.

4. Is there any age relaxation for reserved categories?

  • Yes, there is age relaxation as per government norms: 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC, and further relaxation for PwBD, Ex-Servicemen, and other categories.

5. What is the selection process for the MTS exam?

  • The selection process includes a Computer-Based Examination (Paper-I) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II).

6. What is the syllabus for the MTS exam?

  • The syllabus includes General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude, and English Language for Paper-I. Paper-II involves a short essay/letter writing.

7. What are the physical standards for Havaldar posts?

  • Physical standards include a height of 157.5 cm for males and 152 cm for females, with certain relaxations. The Physical Efficiency Test includes walking 1600 meters in 15 minutes for males and 1 km in 20 minutes for females.

8. How can I correct errors in my application form?

  • The correction window is open from 16-08-2024 to 17-08-2024, during which candidates can make corrections online.


This guide provides all the necessary information about the SSC MTS exam, including the exam pattern, syllabus, physical standards, eligibility criteria, and important dates. Candidates should prepare thoroughly and stay updated with official notifications to ensure success in the examination. Good luck with your preparation!

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