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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
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
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
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
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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