Staff Selection Commission (https://ssc.nic.in), an organization under Government of India, conducts exam every year for the recruitment under a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Ministries/Departments/ Offices of the Government of India, in different States/Union Territories. The exam notification was released on 24.02.2019 and the SSC MTS Exam Selection Process is discussed here.
SSC MTS Selection Process
SSC MTS Exam 2019 pattern consists of objective, descriptive sessions, to test the skills of the candidate. The two-tier exam consists of Paper- I and Paper-II.
Paper- I consist of 100 objective questions from General English.General Intelligence and Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General Awareness. 25 marks will be there from each section. General Awareness questions are reduced to 25, which is slightly relaxing for at least some of the candidates. Previous year there were 50 questions each from general awareness and general English sections. Duration of the exam is 90 Minutes (120 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes).
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for all other sections other than General English. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer and 1 mark for every correct answer. Marks obtained after normalization determines the final cut off and merit.
Paper-II is a descriptive section within 30 minutes (40 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribes) and maximum marks of 50. The candidate will be required to write a Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. The descriptive paper will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills given categorization of the post as Group-C and given job requirements.
SSC MTS 2019 Admission to the Examination
All those who have registered before the closing date will get the Admission Certificate with roll number if their application is found to be in order. Admission tickets will be available through the online mode only. For regular updates and information about the examination visit the website of concerned Regional Office and SSC-HQ or download Entri app for regular updates.
Admission tickets will be downloadable one week before the exam date and should bring while coming to the examination hall. Also, the candidate should carry two passport-sized photos and a valid photo identity proof. Recently an important notice that candidate should also carry must carry a photo identity card having the Date of Birth as printed on the admission certificate.
Mode of Final Selection
In SSC MTS Exam 2019, those candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories will only be able to attend Paper II, the descriptive section. After qualifying Paper-II candidate has only one more hurdle towards the stable, secure government job that is Document Verification. Based on the performance in Paper-I and scoring the cut-off marks in Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted. At the time of document verification eligible candidates should carry following original documents:
- Two recent passport-sized color photos.
- Photo ID proof – Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, Government School/ College ID Card, Employer ID (Govt./ PSU).
- Copies of various documents like Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate, Educational Qualification Certificate, Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational
Qualifications claimed, Caste/ Category Certificate if belongs to reserved categories,
Persons with Disabilities Certificate in the required format, if applicable.
- Relevant Certificate if seeking any age relaxation.
- NOC in case of employed persons in Government/Government undertakings.
For the final selection, those candidates whose documents are in order will only be considered. Also, the age-group of the candidate, the preference of States/ UTs given by them and the performance of the candidates in Paper-I determines the final selection and allocation to various states/UTs. So while filling application form be vigilant enough. If the candidate is willing to work in any states can have more opportunity, else it will be against vacancies in the concerned state.
Also, as the vacancies for MTS are in two age groups i.e. (i) 18 to 25 years and (ii) 18 to 27 years. So in the final result, there will be separate age group-wise, State/ UT-wise, and category-wise cut-offs. For the candidates who are eligible for both the age-groups, vacancies will first be filled in the age-group of 18-25 years. So start preparations soon. Practice regular mock exams, read the newspaper so can improve your general knowledge and vocabulary. Wishing a peaceful study time.