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Earlier, the Staff Selection Commission was supposed to release the official notice on November 03,2018 but it has now been postponed. With a delay in the notification release, the aspirants can complete their preparation for SSC Multitasking Staff exam on time. The candidates should start the preparation by considering the previous year’s syllabus as the commission is unlikely to introduce any changes. Go through the detailed syllabus of tier-1 exam of MTS exam here.

SSC MTS is a two-tier exam in which both the stages are qualifying in nature. In order to qualify, the exam-takers must obtain the score equal to or more than minimum qualifying marks. The Paper-1/Tier-1 exam consists of four sections while Paper-2/Tier-2 exam comprises a short essay/letter writing.

Detailed syllabus of Tier-1 Exam|SSC MTS 2019

Whether you are studying from a reference book or using online study resources, you must prepare the topics mentioned below. The table below indicates the type of questions asked in the exam.

Topics in Numerical Aptitude|SSC MTS 2019

For preparation of the quant section in MTS, it is recommended to choose an authentic reference book. You can rely one of the two books given below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination (by R. S. Aggarwal)

  • Arithmetic for General Competition Vol 1 & 2 (by Neetu Singh)

Topics in Numerical Aptitude

Table shows Topics in Numerical Aptitude

Table shows Topics in Numerical Aptitude

Name of Topic

No. of expected questions

Type of questions

Algebra

1 - 2

Questions employing algebraic identities, linear and quadratic equations, word problems, finding value of a variable

Profit, Loss & Discount

3 - 5

Finding profit and loss, profit percent, loss percent, discount and discount percent, increase percent, decrease percent, sales & tax

Percentage

1 - 2

Problems on calculating the percentage

Ratio & Proportion

0 - 2

Simple and compound ratio

SI & CI

1 - 2

Problems demanding the use of SI & CI, Finding Compound interest annually, CI half-yearly, and CI quarterly, problems on instalments

Time & Work

1 - 3

Questions on 2 - 3 people working together, wages, pipes & cisterns

Time, Distance & Speed

1 - 3

Problems deploying distance formula, average speed, relative speed. Problems on boats, trains & streams

Number System

0 - 2

Problems on divisibility, remainder, unit digit, and HCF and LCM

Average

1 - 2

Problems on calculation of weighted average, addition & removal of items, replacement of items

Number Series

1 - 2

Series completion, spotting incorrect or missing term

Data Interpretation

2 - 3

Questions related to line graphs, bar charts, pie, and tables.

Mensuration

2 - 4

Problems on 2D and 3D figures with the help of formulas of square, rectangle, circles, cone, cylinder, sphere, etc.

Geometry

1 - 2

Congruence of triangles, circles, and quadrilaterals.

Problem on ages

3 - 5

Basic problems that can be solved using linear equations and substitution method.

Mixture & Allegation

0 - 2

Problems on calculation of ratio or quantity

Trigonometry

1 - 2

Problems that demand the use of trigonometric identities, ratios, height, and distance.

Topics in General Reasoning|SSC MTS 2019

For preparation of the general reasoning section, you can refer to one of the following reference books:

  • Lucent Reasoning (by Arihant Publication)

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (by R. S. Aggarwal)

Topics in General Reasoning

Topics in General Reasoning

Topics in General Reasoning

Name of Topic

No. of expected questions

Type of questions

Classification

2 - 3

Odd-one-out

Missing Numbers

2 - 3

To guess the missing number

Analogy

2 - 3

Identifying the right match for the specified word/term

Matrix

1

Finding the relevant number for the specified number

Coding & Decoding

1 - 3

To decode prescribed word through the data provided

Venn Diagram

1 - 2

To find union and intersection from the figure

Word Formation

1 - 2

Unscrambling the words

Blood Relation

1

Relationship based questions asked in the form of puzzles and coded relations

Distance & Direction

2 - 3

Finding a right direction, calculating the distance using Pythagorean theorem

Number & Word Series

3 - 4

To guess the missing number or the alphabet

Arrangement of Words

1 - 2

To arrange the words in an alphabetical order

Non-Verbal (Figure Completion, Figure Count, Paper Cutting & Folding)

1 - 2

Problems that demand, finding the right mirror, hidden images, and require figure completion

Verbal (Statement conclusion, Arguments, Assertion & Reason, and Statement & Interference

4 - 5

To find a solution by assessing the statement and making an assumption, problems on statement and conclusions, and problems on statement and interferences.

Topics in General English|SSC MTS 2019

For preparation of the general English, prefer picking one of these books:

  • Plinth to Paramount (by Wren & Martin)

  • Word Power Made Easy (by Norman Lewis)

Topics in General English

Table shows Topics in General English

Table shows Topics in General English

Name of Topic

No. of expected questions

Types of Questions

Reading Comprehension

5

Unseen passage

Fill in the blanks

0 - 2

Selecting the relevant word to make the sentence meaningful

Sentence correction

1 - 2

Applying rules of grammar to make corrections in the sentence

Synonyms & Antonyms

5 - 6

Vocabulary test

Error Spotting

3 - 4

To identify a mistake in a sentence

Idioms & Phrases

2 - 3

Finding the meaning of an idiom or a phrase

One word substitution

1 - 3

Finding the most appropriate word for the specified phrase

Spelling check

2

To find a correctly spelt word or an incorrect word

Topics in General Awareness|SSC MTS 2019

For preparation of the general awareness section, it is recommended to choose one of the book titles provided below:

  • Lucent’s Objective General Knowledge (by Lucent Publication)

  • Lucent’s GK Paperback (by Dr. Binay Karna, Sanjeev Kumar, and Manwendra Mukul)

Table shows Topics in General Awareness

Topics in Numerical Aptitude SSC

Topics in Numerical Aptitude SSC

Chapter

Name of Topic

No. of expected questions

Social Science/Static GK

Indian History

4 - 5

Geography (Indian + World)

4 - 5

Polity

3 - 4

Economy

2 - 3

Culture

1 - 2

Environment

1 - 2

Science

Physics

3 - 4

Biology

2 - 3

Chemistry

2 - 3

Computer & Mobile Technology

1 - 2

Diseases & Pollution

1 - 2

Nutrition

1 - 2

Dynamic Events

Current Affairs

5 - 6

Sports, Popular People, Books

2 - 3

Dates, Portfolios & Schemes

1 - 2

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- Published/Last Modified on: July 5, 2019

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