Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct SSC MTS 2019 tier 1 exam from August 02 to August 06, 2019. Through SSC MTS, recruitment is being done for Multi Tasking Staff in pay band-1, grade pay 1800, general central service group C non-gazetted non-ministerial posts in Government of India.
The application process for the exam has ended and application status is available now. Candidates whose application form has been accepted will be issued SSC MTS admit card 2019 in the 4th week of July. Candidates who will qualify Tier 1 will be called for Tier 2 descriptive exam, which is due to be held on November 17, 2019. To qualify the exam, candidates must know the exam pattern and syllabus. So, here are 8 crucial points that all the aspirants should know.
#1. SSC MTS 2019 Tier 1 is a computer based test: A computer based test means that the question paper of SSC MTS will be displayed on the screen. One question at a time will be displayed and the candidates have to answer using mouse. The questions will appear in Hindi and English language. However, questions in Part 1, General English, will only be in the English language. After the exam, candidates will get answer key of SSC MTS exam.
#2. Duration of SSC MTS computer based test: The candidates will have to 90 minutes to solve the examination. However, candidates eligible for scribe will get 120 minutes. To be able to develop speed and accuracy to attempt 100 questions in 90 minutes, candidates should practice from previous year question papers of SSC MTS.
#3. SSC MTS 2019 Marking scheme: The candidates will get +1 for each correct answer. However, 0.25 marks will be taken away against each wrong answer. Candidates who wish to prepare well should use this marking scheme while calculate score from answer key and previous question paper of SSC MTS.
#4 100 questions, divided into 4 parts: All the questions in the exam will be multiple choice type. In total, there will be 100 questions and 25 each will be from General English, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, and General Awareness.
#5 The marks in the exam will be normalised: Since the exam is held over a period of multiple days, the marks of SSC MTS will be normalised and will be used for the determination of the final merit list and the cutoff marks.
#6 Important topics for the General English section: The questions in General English section will check candidate’s understanding of the basics English language. The question will be based on vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. This section will also check the writing ability. The candidates have to make a stronghold of the basic English, in a nutshell.
#7 Important topics for the General Intelligence and Reasoning: The test will include questions on 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 etc. In addition to that, in this section the questions will be designed to test candidate’s ability to deal with abstract ideas and symbols, their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
#8 For the Numerical Aptitude and the general awareness section, the important topics are: The syllabus, as defined by SSC for this section include problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and 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, etc.
There is no defined syllabus for SSC MTS General Awareness section. Here, the questions are asked from current affairs related to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc.
The candidates have to keep in mind that the scores of SSC MTS 2019 Tier 1 exam will be used for preparing the merit list for selection. The Tier 2 exam will be of qualifying nature and the marks of Tier 2 exam will be used to break ties in the merit list, if any. After the Tier 2, candidates will be called for document verification and then the final selection is done.