SSC MTS Eligibility 2023: Age Limit, Qualification

SSC MTS Eligibility 2023: Age Limit, Qualification

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Jan 30, 2023
SSC MTS Eligibility 2023 is set by authorities. Find out the SSC MTS eligibility criteria, including age limit, nationality, and educational qualification. Also, know the SSC MTS age limit for OBC/SC/ST/Other category candidates.
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SSC MTS Eligibility 2023 is outlined by the Staff Selection Commission in the official recruitment notification. As part of the eligibility criteria, aspirants must fulfil the requirements related to age limit, educational qualification, nationality, physical eligibility etc. Therefore, it is mandatory for the candidates to have a thorough knowledge of the SSC MTS eligibility before filling out the application form.

To become eligible for the post of Multitasking Staff and Havaldar, candidates must age between 18-27 years and complete their class 12th. In this post, we have discussed the SSC MTSeligibility criteria, including age limit, qualification, nationality/citizenship etc in detail. Also, check the minimum and maximum SSC MTS Age limit for different categories.

SSC MTS Eligibility 2023

SSC MTS Eligibility is prescribed by the authorities and candidates should ensure to have prior knowledge of it. These are the minimum requirements that candidates need to fulfil in order to successfully participate in the exam. The Staff Selection Commission will conduct the SSC MTS exam in three stages: CBT, Descriptive exam and Document Verification. Only candidates who fulfil the SSC MTS Eligibility will be allowed to take the exam. If the candidate fails to fulfil any of the criteria, his candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the exam.

Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the SSC MTS eligibility criteria and have the correct documents supporting this claim. The SSC MTS Eligibility has three major criteria, age limit, educational qualification and nationality. We have explained all three stages in detail below. Read on to unfold the SSC MTS eligibility 2023.

SSC MTS Eligibility Criteria 2023 Overview

We have provided the important points about SSC MTS eligibility here for the benefit of the candidates. Candidates can learn important information about the exam which is briefly provided in the table below.

SSC MTS Eligibility: Overview

Exam Name

Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff, and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN) Examination

Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission

Exam Frequency

Once a Year

Examination level

National

Exam Stages

Stage 1: CBT

Stage 2: PET/ PST (Only for Havaldar Posts)

Stage 3: Descriptive Exam

Stage 4: Document Verification

Application mode

Online

SSC MTS Age Limit

It is important to note that SSC MTS vacancy is being announced for two age groups. In the final result, there will be separate age group-wise, State/ UT-wise, and category-wise SSC MTS cut off.  As per the recruitment rules of various user departments, the SSC MTS age limit for various Multitasking Staff and Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are:

  • Age Limit for Multitasking staff is 18-25 years.
  • Age Limit for Havaldar in CBIC and CBN is 18-27 years.

For the candidates who fulfil the SSC MTS Age Limit criteria for both age groups, they will be counted in the age group of 18-25 years. Furthermore, candidates must note that the date of birth (DOB) as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate available on the date of submission of the SSC MTS application form will only be accepted by the commission to verify whether they fulfil the SSC MTS Age Limit or not.

SSC MTS Age Relaxation

The relaxation in upper age is permissible as per the SSC MTS Eligibility 2023 norms. The main points of which are listed below. Those applicants who are seeking information regarding relaxation on SSC MTS Age Limit can refer to the table below:-

Code No.

Category

Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit

1

SC/ST

5 years

2

OBC

3 years

3

PH

10 years

4

PH + OBC

13 years

5

PH + SC/ST

15 years

9

Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved/General)

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered the actual age as the closing date of receipt of online
application.

10

Ex-Servicemen (OBC)

06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.

11

Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)

08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the crucial date.

15

Central Government Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

Up to 40 years of age

17

Central Government Civilian Employees  (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

Up to 43 years of age

19

Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than  3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.

Up to 45 years of age

21

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (Unreserved/General) 

5 years

22

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC)

8 years

23

Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (SC/ST)

10 years

24

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (Unreserved/General)

Up to 35 years of age

25

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (OBC)

Up to 38 years of age

26

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST)

Up to 40 years of age

27

Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country  or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General)

3 years

28

Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC)

6 (3+3) years

29

Defense Personnel disabled    in    operation during hostilities  with  any  foreign  country  or  in  a  disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof  (SC/ST)

8 (3+5) years

33

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (Unreserved/General)

Up to 45 years of age

34

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (OBC)

Up to 48 years of age

35

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)

Up to 50 years of age

36

Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies)

3 years plus a length of service rendered by them in connection with census before retrenchment and weightage of past service.

SSC MTS Qualification

It is of utmost importance that candidates fulfil SSC MTS educational qualification to avoid cancelling of their candidature. This is an important criterion set to ensure selected candidates are able to perform their duties properly. As per the SSC MTS eligibility, candidates should have at least completed their class 10th from a recognized board. Other details regarding SSC MTS Qualification are given below:

  • Candidate must have passed matriculation examination OR equivalent from a recognized board or institute.
  • SSC MTS qualification should have been attained within the time period which is mentioned in the official notification.
  • In the case of the distance learning programme, the degree should be approved by the Distance Education Bureau, and University Grants Commission then only they will be allowed to appear for SSC MTS Exam.

SSC MTS Eligibility Ex-Servicemen

The SSC MTS Eligibility for Ex-Serviceman is listed below for the reference:

(i) Who 'has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy and Air Force of the India Union, and

(a) Who either have been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; or

(b) Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or another disability pension; or

(c) Who has been released from such service as a result of a reduction in establishment; or

(ii) Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army, namely, pension holders for continuous embodied service or broken spells of qualifying service; or

(iii) Personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with a pension, or are released from the Army Postal service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or another disability pension; or(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14

(iv) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April 1987; or

(v) Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army; or

(vi) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension.

SSC MTS Eligibility 2023: Nationality

Any candidate who wishes to apply for any post under SSC Multi Tasking Staff should be a citizen of India. Apart from Indian citizens, candidates from neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bhutan can also apply. Check out all the details regarding the SSC MTS Eligibility from the table below:

SSC MTS Nationality

SSC MTS Eligibility

Detailed Information

Nationality

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d)  a  Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e)  a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly, Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Candidates belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be persons in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

SSC MTS Physical Eligibility

Candidates who are applying for the Havaldar post must also fulfil SSC MTS physical eligibility. Candidates applying for this post have to go through SSC MTS physical test during which certain physical standards are tested which candidates should know in advance, so, they can maintain them. Candidates should be aware of SSC MTS height and weight in advance as it is one of the most common reasons why candidates get rejected. Candidates can check the details about SSC MTS physical eligibility criteria below.

CategorySSC MTS HeightChestWeight
Male157.5 cms. (relaxable by
5 cm in the case of
Garhwalis, Assamese,
Gorkhas and members of
Schedule Tribes) 
Unexpanded: 76 cms
Minimum expansion: 5 cm
NA
Female152 cms. relaxable by 2.5
Cms in the case of
Garhwalis, Assamese,
Gorkhas and members of
Schedule Tribes)
NA48 kg (relaxable by 2 Kg in
the case of Garhwalis,
Assamese, Gorkhas and
members of Schedule Tribes)

SSC MTS Eligibility for PwD

The conducting authority has made concessions for the physically disabled candidates which makes them eligible to appear for the SSC MTS exam. Following are the disabilities allowed for Multitasking Staff (Non-technical) job:

  • Low Vision (LV)
  • Hearing (H)
  • One arm affected (OA)
  • One leg affected (ON)
  • One leg and one arm affected (OAL)
  • Both the leg affected but not arm (BL)
  • Communication (C)
  • Blind (B)

On the other hand, the following are the disabilities allowed for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN

  • Hearing (H)
  • One Arm Affected
  • One leg affected
  • One leg and one arm affected (OAL)
  • Leprosy Cured
  • Acid Attack Victims

Documents Required to Meet SSC MTS Eligibility 2023

There are certain documents that candidates must have while filling out the application form and during the document verification. Candidates failing to have the below-mentioned documents will not be considered eligible for the SSC MTS exam.

  • Educational Certificates (Class 10th, Class 12th, or diploma)
  • Caste certificate
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Disability certificate issued on or before the specified date by the competent authority

This is the complete information about SSC MTS Eligibility. The applicants are requested once again to pay attention to these criteria well in advance to avoid any incontinence in the future.

SSC MTS Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • The Staff Selection Commission has divided the SSC MTS Eligibility into three categories, which are, Nationality, age limit, and educational qualifications. Candidates should be between 18-27 years and must have passed class 10th in order to meet the SSC MTS eligibility criteria and successfully apply for the exam.

  • Those candidates who fail to fulfil the SSC MTS eligibility will not be considered for the Multitasking Staff job after qualifying for the exam. Therefore, it is recommended not to fill out the application form if you do not fulfil the SSC MTS eligibility criteria 2023 properly.

  • The minimum age required to be eligible for the SSC MTS exam is 18 years and the upper SSC MTS age limit is capped at 25 and 27 years. However, certain SSC MTS age relaxations are given to the aspirants belonging to the reserved categories and female candidates.

  • As per SSC MTS qualification requirements, candidates must have passed matriculation (class 10th) or equivalent examination from a recognized board in order to be eligible for SSC Multitasking Staff Examination. Candidates who are in class 10th and above 18 years will also be eligible for SSC MTS exam.

  • SSC MTS physical eligibility for Havaldar post is based on height and weight for females which are 152 cm and 48 kg respectively, except for candidates belonging to certain regions. For men, their height needs to be 157 cm and their chest should be 75 cm unexpanded, with relaxation for candidates belonging to certain regions.

  • Candidates who are citizens of Nepal and Bhutan or any candidates whose family has come to India before January 1, 1962, can with the intention of permanently settling here are eligible for the SSC MTS exam. However, candidates might be asked to procure citizenship proof to fulfil the SSC MTS Eligibility.

  • Yes, a candidate who has passed the 10th class can apply for MTS exam. As per SSC MTS qualification norms, a candidate must have passed 10th class or equivalent to be eligible for the exam.

  • SSC MTS height and weight for the Havaldar post are different for male and female candidates. The males should have a height of 157 cm whereas women should have a height of 152 cm. There is no limit on weight for men but women should have a weight of 48 kg.

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