SSC MTS Exam 2020: Recruitment Notification, Eligibility, Application Form, and Vacancy Details


SSC MTS exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) staff. It is a popular exam among 10th pass students to secure a non-ministerial, non-gazetted post in various government departments. Multi Tasking Staff comes under the Payband-1 (₹ 5200 – 20200) + Grade Pay ₹ 1800. The salary would vary as per location, allowances, etc. In this article, we will be discussing about SSC MTS exam syllabus, dates, eligibility, application process, result, etc.

What is SSC MTS?

SSC MTS or you can say Staff Selection Commission-Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination is a national level exam held by SSC for recruitment of candidates in General Central Service Group-C non-gazetted, non-ministerial posts in various ministries, departments and offices of Government of India. Candidates recruited as multi-tasking staff by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) get numerous benefits in terms of salary and other life-time allowances. Go through this page to know more about SSC MTS exam.

Job Profile

The job profile of such staff is described as under:

  • Physical maintenance of records of the section.
  • Carrying of files & other papers within the building.
  • Other non-clerical work in the Sections/Unit.
  • Photocopying, sending of FAX etc.
  • Assisting in routine office work like a diary, dispatch etc. including on computer.
  • General cleanliness & upkeep of the Section/Unit.
  • Delivering of Dak (letters) (inside & outside the building)
  • Opening & closing of rooms.
  • Watch & ward duties.
  • Cleaning of the building, fixture etc.
  • The dusting of furniture etc.
  • Cleaning of rooms.
  • Driving of vehicles (if in possession of the valid driving license)
  • Work related to his ITI qualification (if it exists)
  • Upkeep of parks, lawns, potted plants etc.
  • Any other work assigned by superior authority.

SSC MTS Latest Updates - The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has declared the SSC MTS Tier II Result on the official website of SSC. The commission has released the Tier II result on 30th October 2020. A total of 96478 Candidates had appeared for the MTS Tier II exam can check their result online by using their login credentials. A total of 17004 candidates were qualified for the 18-25 years age group vacancies and 3898 against the 18-27 years age group vacancies. The qualified candidates need to appear for document verification, which will be conducted soon.

SSC MTS 2020 Notification (Postponed) –

Going by the SSC Exam Calendar for 2020 year, the SSC MTS 2020 registration window was supposed to open from 02nd June to 15th July 2020. But due to rising cases of COVID-19 infection in India, the SSC MTS is going to publish the SSC MTS 2020 notification in the second week of July, this year.

SSC MTS Exam 2020 Important Dates

As per the SSC exam schedule (postponed now), the following are the important dates for SSC MTS 2020 exam:

Exam Events

Important Dates (Postponed)

Notification release date

02nd June 2020

Commencement of online application

02nd June 2020

Last date of the application process

15th July 2020 (up to 5:00 PM)

Last date for the application fee payment (Online)

17th July 2020 (up to 5:00 PM)

Last date for fee payment (through e-challan)

18th July 2020 (during bank working hours)

Admit card availability (Paper-II)

Two weeks prior

SSC MTS exam (Tier I)

2nd August 2020

SSC MTS (Tier-I) Result

November 2020

SSC MTS exam (Tier II – Descriptive)

24th November 2020

SSC MTS (Tier-II) Result

February 2021

SSC MTS Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The SSC MTS 2020 exam will comprise of two stages:

Paper-I - Computer Based Examination

Paper-II - Descriptive Paper



No. Of Questions

Total Duration

Tier I

Part I/General English


90 minutes

Part II/General Intelligence & Reasoning


Part III/Numerical Aptitude


Part IV/General Awareness


Tier II

Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution

1-2 (50 Marks)

30 minutes

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For visually handicapped/cerebral palsy candidates, additional time will be given. 120 minutes for paper-I and 45 minutes for paper-II will be allotted to such candidates.

Tier-I/Paper-I will comprise of Objective Type Questions with negative marking of 0.25 marks. Each question will be of 1 mark. The questions will be in both English and Hindi languages except for General English part.

Candidates who qualify Tier I can appear in the Tier II exam which is of descriptive nature. Candidates are required to write a short essay or letter in English or any other language as listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

SSC MTS Exam Syllabus 2020

The SSC MTS exam will have a syllabus of class 10th level. Have a look on the following SSC MTS exam syllabus and get to know the important topics of the exam. The syllabus as described in the official notification is:


English - Candidates' understanding of the Basics of English Language, its grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, antonyms synonyms, and its correct usage, etc.

General Intelligence & Reasoning - Similarities and differences, space visualization, analysis, judgment, decision making, discriminating observation, visual memory, relationship concepts, figure arithmetical number series, classification, non-verbal series etc.

Numerical Aptitude: Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Interest, Averages, Discount, Profit and Loss, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Ratio and Time,, Time and Distance, Time and Work, etc.

General Awareness: Current events, questions on the general environment including, Sports, History, Geography, Economic, General Polity, Indian Constitution, etc.


Paper-II will test the candidate’s knowledge of English, Hindi, or other languages.

SSC MTS Exam 2020 Eligibility

Following eligibility criteria should be fulfilled for SSC MTS posts:

Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 25 years as on 01st August 2020. Relaxation will be provided to reserved category candidates. Check details in the notification.
  • SSC will only accept the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate as Date of Birth proof.

Educational Qualification

  • Must have passed class 10th or equivalent from a recognized board as on 01 August 2020.
  • Candidates whose class 10th result will be declared before 1st August 2020 and the required documents will be issued are also eligible for the exam.

SSC MTS Exam 2020 Application Process

Applications for SSC MTS 2020 will be accepted only through the online mode. Earlier, the last date to submit the application form was 15th July 2020, but it has been postponed now. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned here to apply for the exam:

Steps to Apply for SSC MTS Exam

  • Go to the SSC website.
  • Click on ‘New User? Register Now’ link under the ‘Log-in’ section on the home-page. SSC offers one-time registration facility i.e. if you have appeared in any of the examination conducted by SSC before, you need not to do the registration. You can just enter your registration number and password and apply for the exam. And, if this is your first SSC exam, register as a new user.
  • Now complete the registration process and when you receive the application number and password, log-in to apply for the exam.
  • Upload scanned images of your photograph and signature. You can also complete this process later using your registration Id and password.
  • Once the application form is complete, you will be re-directed to fee payment page. If you are eligible for a fee exemption, claim it otherwise click on “No” and proceed to fee payment. You can select from the offline and online mode of payment.
  • After successful payment of the fee, take a print out of your filled-in application form.

SSC MTS Exam Application Fee:

Candidates belonging to the Unreserved category are required to pay ₹ 100/- as application fee for SSC MTS exam. Female candidates and those belonging to SC/ST/PH/Ex-Servicemen category are exempted from paying the application fee.

Other Details

SSC MTS Exam Admit Cards:

As mentioned above, the SSC MTS exam is conducted in two tiers – Tier I and Tier II. The admit cards for both the Tier’s will be available at the official website. Candidates can download it from the official website by pursuing the steps. Admit card is mandatory for entering the examination hall.

SSC MTS Exam Result:

SSC had conducted the MTS paper 1 exam 2019-20 from 02nd to 22nd August 2019 and the result was declared on 05th November 2019. A total of 1,20,713 candidates were short-listed to appear in Paper-II. However, only 96478 candidates appeared for the paper 2 exam. Detailed steps to download SSC MTS Tier-2 result are as follows:

  • Visit the official website at
  • Login using your application number and date of birth.
  • Click on SSC MTS result link.
  • Your SSC MTS paper 2 result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take its print out.

The final result for SSC MTS 2019-20 exam will be based on the cumulative score of Paper-I and Tier 2. The final Result will decide the fate of candidates who aspire to join the Government ministry/department. Therefore it’s necessary for every candidate to score really well in both the levels of SSC MTS exam to guarantee his/her selection in SSC MTS 2019-20 Exam.

SSC MTS Document Verification

After the publication of the SSC MTS Tier II Result, the qualified candidates will be called for the document verification (DV) process. All the candidates will be required to carry the following documents in original and a photocopy of each of the documents to the verification center on the dates mentioned in the call letter. The list of documents are:

  • Two passport size recent color photographs
  • One original Photo ID Proof {Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar, Voter ID Card,  PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, Government School/ College ID Card, Employer ID (Govt./ PSU)}
  • Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate
  • Educational Qualification Certificates
  • Caste/ Category Certificate (if belongs to reserved categories)
  • Persons with Disabilities Certificate in the required format (if applicable)
  • Ex-Servicemen certificate (as applicable)
  • No Objection Certificate, in case of Govt. Employee
  • Other documents as specified by the commission to the candidates

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: When will be SSC MTS Exam 2020 conducted?

A: The Tier I exam was expected to be conducted on 02nd August 2020 while Tier II exam was to be held in 24th November 2020, but due to COVID-19 it has been postponed till further notice of SSC.

Q: What is the eligibility for the SSC MTS exam?

A: Candidates should have completed class 10th level of education from a recognised board as on 01 August 2020.

Q: What are the changes made in the SSC MTS 2020 exam pattern?

A: No changes are made in the exam pattern. The number of questions has been reduced to 100 and the time duration has been decreased to 120 minutes.

Q: What is the application fee for SSC MTS exam?

A: The application is ₹ 100 for unreserved category candidates.

Q: If there any exemption for female candidates in the application fee?

A: Yes, female/SC/ST/PwD/Ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from the application fee payment.


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