SSC MTS 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC MTS 2023 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Dear Students, 

As we know, SSC MTS Exam 2023 is around the corner, and knowing the exam pattern and syllabus is essential for adequate preparation.

The SSC MTS Exam Pattern and Syllabus helps the candidate understand the exam structure, the topics to be covered, the types of questions asked, and the marking scheme. 

The syllabus also provides insight into the questions that may be asked in the exam. It also allows candidates to plan their study strategy and make the best available time.

SSC MTS  Selection Process | Overview 

As mentioned in the SSC MTS Notification 2023, subsequently, there will be no descriptive paper for SSC MTS; Candidates will be selected only through Computer Based Examination and a Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) (only for the post of Havaldar).

However, as per the Old SSC MTS Exam Pattern , after Paper 1, Paper 2 (descriptive test) was also included for 50 marks.

Let’s have a look at the detailed SSC MTS 2023 Selection Process:

SSC MTS CBT Exam Pattern 2023

The SSC MTS Exam Paper 1 is scheduled in April 2023. This year SSC has revised the SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023. As per the revised exam pattern, a Computer-Based Examination will be conducted which is divided into 2 Sessions: Session-I and Session-II. It is mandatory for all candidates to attempt both the Sessions.

  • Computer Based Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions.
  • There will be no negative marking in Session-I. In Session-II, there will be negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • The normalization of marks will be done.
  • The questions will be set in English, Hindi, and in 13 regional languages for Session-I and the General Awareness Section of Session-II.
Subject No. Of Questions Marks Duration
Session 1
Numerical and Mathematical Ability 20 60 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving 20 60
Total 40 120  
Session 2
General Awareness 25 75 45 minutes
English Language and Comprehension 25 75
Total 50 150  


The candidates who have applied for SSC Havaldar posts have to appear for the Physical Efficiency Test & Physical Standard Test after qualifying SSC MTS Tier 1 Exam.

SSC Havaldar Physical Efficiency Test (PET) -

Followings are the PET/ PST standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN:

Particulars Male Female
Walking 1600 meters in 15 minutes 1 m in 20 minutes
Cycling 8 km in 30 minutes 3 km in 25 minutes

SSC MTS Physical Standard Test (PST) -

The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:

Particulars Male Female

157.5 cms 

(relaxable by 5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)

152 cms

(relaxable by 2.5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Schedule Tribes)


76 cms (unexpanded)

Minimum expansion: 5 cms

Weight --

48 kg

(relaxable by 2 Kg in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Schedule Tribes)

SSC MTS Syllabus 2023

After knowing and understanding the latest exam pattern of the SSC MTS Exam, candidates can move forward to the SSC MTS Syllabus. Candidates preparing for the SSC MTS Havaldar Exam can go through the section-wise SSC MTS syllabus given below.

Numerical and Mathematical Ability -

It will include questions on problems relating to Integers and Whole Numbers, LCM and HCF, Decimals and Fractions, Relationship between numbers, Fundamental Arithmetic Operations and BODMAS, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Work and Time, Direct and inverse Proportions, Averages, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Area and Perimeter of Basic Geometric Figures, Distance and Time, Lines and Angles, Interpretation of simple Graphs and Data, Square and Square roots etc.

Reasoning Ability and Problem Solving -

The questions in this part intend to measure the candidates’ general learning ability. The questions will be broadly based on Alpha-Numeric Series, Coding and Decoding, Analogy, Following Directions, Similarities and Differences, Jumbling, Problem Solving and Analysis, Nonverbal Reasoning based on diagrams, age Calculations, Calendar and Clock, etc.

General Awareness -

The broad coverage of the test will be on Social Studies (History, Geography, Art and Culture, Civics, Economics), General Science and Environmental studies up to 10th Standard.

English Language and Comprehension -

Candidates' understanding of the basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. and to test comprehension, a simple paragraph may be given and question based on the paragraph to be asked.

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the Paper.

SSC MTS CBT Language 

For the first time, SSC MTS computer-based exam will be held in "15 languages" and the candidates have to choose their choice of language while filling their application form.

Code Language
01 Hindi
02 English
03 Assamese
04 Bengali
07 Gujarati
08 Kannada
10 Konkani
12 Malayalam
13 Manipuri (also Meitei or Meithei)
14 Marathi
16 Odia (Oriya)
17 Punjabi
21 Tamil
22 Telugu
23 Urdu

SSC MTS 2023: Important Links 

Apply Online

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SSC MTS Notification 2023

Click Here

SSC MTS Eligibility Criteria Click Here

SSC MTS Test Series 2023

Click Here

Old SSC MTS Exam Pattern Click Here

Official Website

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SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023: FAQs

Q. How many sections are there in SSC MTS Tier-1 Exam?

Ans. There are 4 sections in SSC MTS Tier-1 namely Reasoning, Numerical Ability, English Language and General Awareness.

Q. What is the negative marking for SSC MTS exam?

Ans. There shall be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer in Session 2.

Q. What is the duration of the SSC MTS Paper 1?

Ans. The timing for candidates is 90 Mins.

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