SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme, Paper 1 & Descriptive

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme, Paper 1 & Descriptive

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Jun 29, 2022
Get all the details about the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022 here for Paper 1 and Descriptive exam. Check the marking scheme for each Tier along with the SSC MTS exam pattern for Havaldar posts.
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SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2022 is released by the Staff Selection Commission along with the official notification. Every year, SSC conducts Multitasking Staff exam to recruit eligible candidates for various posts in Government departments, ministries, and offices. Candidates must be well versed with the SSC MTS exam pattern in order to sail smoothly through the upcoming exam. It will provide clarity on the subjects covered in each Tier, maximum marks for each subject, exam duration, and MTS negative marking.

SSC MTS exam is just around the corner. So, it is important for candidates to know the complete SSC MTS exam pattern 2022 provided below to ace the exam with flying colours. Check the Tier-wise MTS exam pattern along with the marking scheme here.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2022

Going through the SSC MTS exam pattern is a crucial step to crack the exam as it will give you a clear picture of the structure and subjects asked in the exam. It will also enlighten you about the marking scheme, important topics that require major focus and the difficulty level of the exam. With the help of the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022, you can prepare an effective study plan and crack the upcoming Tier 1 exam without any trouble.

There are three stages in the SSC MTS paper pattern which are Tier 1, Physical Efficiency Test/Physical Standard Test, and Tier 2. Candidates who have applied for the SSC MTS exam will have to appear for Tier 1 which is an objective paper consisting of 100 questions that candidates have to attempt in 90 minutes. Those candidates who will qualify paper 1 and have applied for the post of MTS Havaldar in CBIC and CBN will be asked to appear for the next stage which is PET/PST. After qualifying in both exams, they will be asked to appear for Paper 2 which will be a descriptive paper of a qualifying nature in which candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks. Let's have a look at all the stages of the SSC MTS exam pattern below:

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier-1

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer-Based (Online)

For Havaldar Post only

Physical Efficiency Test/ Physical Standard Test

-

Tier-2

Descriptive Paper

Pen and Paper Mode

SSC MTS Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Those who have filled the application form and are going to appear for the Tier 1 exam which is scheduled to be conducted from 05 July to 22 July 2022 must be well acquainted with the latest SSC MTS Tier 1 exam pattern which is described here in detail. It will be conducted in online mode and consists of 4 sections - Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. There will be 25 questions in each section which candidates have to attempt in 90 minutes. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded while there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. All the important details regarding the SSC MTS exam pattern for Tier 1 are tabulated below.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern Tier 1

Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Reasoning

25

25




90 Minutes

English Language

25

25

Quantitative Aptitude

25

25

General Awareness

25

25

Total

100

100

Some important points related to SSC MTS paper pattern for Tier 1 exam are as follows:

  • It will be conducted in English and Hindi language.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct response, while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Visually handicapped cerebral palsy candidates will get a maximum time of 120 minutes to complete the paper.
  • There will be 100 questions in total from all four sections.

Candidates who will clear the Tier 1 exam will be called for the descriptive paper which is the second stage of the SSC MTS selection process. Check the SSC MTS exam pattern for Tier 2 in the section below.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern Tier 2

SSC MTS Tier 2 exam pattern contains a descriptive test which is conducted in an offline mode. The exam will be in Hindi or English language and needs to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes. However, 45 minutes will be given to visually handicapped cerebral palsy candidates. Through this paper, candidates' fluency and understanding of the English/Hindi language will be tested. Check out the below table to know more about the SSC MTS exam pattern for Tier 2:

SSC MTS Exam Pattern Tier 2

Essay 

150-200 words

Letter

75-150 words

Language

Hindi, English, or any other language listed by the authorities

Time Limit

30 minutes

SSC MTS Havildar Exam Pattern

For this test, only those candidates will be called who have applied for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN. This test is conducted to determine whether the candidates are fit for the aforesaid post or not. Check the SSC MTS exam pattern for the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) tabulated below.

PET for Havaldar

Male

Female

Walking

1600 meters in 15 minutes

1 km in 20 minutes

Cycling

8 km in 30 minutes

3 km in 25 minutes

SSC MTS Havildar Exam Pattern: Physical Standard Test

According to the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022, the minimum physical standards that both male and female candidates need to fulfil are as follows:

PST for Havaldar

Height

Chest

Weight

Male

157.5 cm (relaxable by 5 cm in the case of

Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)

Unexpanded: 76 cm

Minimum expansion: 5 cm

-

Female

152 cm (relaxable by 2.5 cms in the case of

Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)

-

48 kg

SSC MTS Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

A government job aspirants should know the marking scheme for the exam so that they can prepare accordingly and score marks higher than the previous year SSC MTS cut off. Knowing the SSC MTS Marking Scheme will help you understand the risks and rewards involved in marking answers. As per the SSC MTS Exam Pattern, in the Tier 1 exam, 1 mark will be given to the candidates for every correct answer and minimal marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC MTS Negative Marking

It is crucial to know the SSC MTS negative marking while preparing for the exam. According to the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022, in the Computer Based Test (CBT), 1 mark will be given to the candidates for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. On the other hand, in SSC MTS Tier 2 the maximum marks will be 50 marks from which the marks will be awarded according to the quality of the essay/letter provided by the candidate. The descriptive paper is qualifying in nature.

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SSC MTS Exam Pattern FAQs

  • SSC MTS exam pattern 2022 consists of 2 stages - Paper 1 (Computer Based Test) and Paper 2 (Descriptive Test). Candidates need to clear each stage to get recruited for their desired government job. However, those who are going to appear for the MTS Havaldar post need to clear a Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Standard Test before Paper 2 in order to be eligible for the recruitment. Candidates can check the SSC MTS exam pattern in the above post for each stage in detail.

  • No, the Staff Selection Commission does not change the SSC MTS exam pattern every year. It remains the same every year. However, this year, MTS havaldar posts are introduced for which there is an additional stage of Physical Efficiency Test and Physical Standard Test before Paper 2 which candidates must qualify to move forward in the recruitment cycle. The MTS exam pattern consists of Paper 1, PET/PST (only for Havaldar post), and Paper 2.

  • The SSC MTS negative marking is applicable for the Tier 1 exam only. In Paper 1, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. There is no negative marking in the descriptive paper. It is qualifying in nature.

  • Being familiar with the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022 will help you understand the types of questions asked, difficulty level of the exam and important topics that require your keen attention. It will also acquaint you with the marking scheme and time allotted to each tier.

  • There are four subjects in the SSC MTS exam pattern Tier 1 which are English, Mathematics, Reasoning, and General Awareness. Each section consists of 25 questions carrying 1 mark per question. Candidates can check the subject-wise SSC MTS syllabus from the direct link given here.

  • There are three stages involved in the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022 which are as follows:

    • Paper 1 - Computer Based Test (CBT)
    • Physical Efficiency Test/Physical Standard Test (only for Havaldar post)
    • Paper 2: Descriptive Paper conducted through pen and paper mode

    Check the detailed SSC MTS paper pattern for each Tier in the above post.

  • The SSC MTS Tier 1 exam pattern includes four sections which are Mathematics, General Awareness, English, and General Intelligence and Reasoning. 25 questions will be asked from each section. Each correct answer will give you 1 mark, while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. A total of 90 minutes will be allotted to complete the paper. The SSC MTS exam pattern for Tier 1 remains the same every year and for all posts under the Multitasking Staff exam.

  • Yes, SSC CHSL and SSC MTS exam pattern are different from each other. There are three stages in the SSC CHSL exam pattern which include a skill test in the final stage, while there are only two stages in the SSC MTS exam pattern 2022 which do not include any skill test. For the post of Havaldar, there is an added stage of Physical test whose details are given in the above post. However, the exam pattern of SSC MTS and SSC CHSL is the same for the Computer Based Test with varied difficulty levels.

  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 are the common stages in the SSC MTS exam pattern for all posts including Havaldar. However, in the SSC MTS Havaldar exam pattern, there is an additional stage of Physical Test (PET and PST) which must be cleared before the descriptive paper.

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