SSC MTS Selection Process 2023: CBT, Descriptive Exam, DV & PET/PST

SSC MTS Selection Process 2023: CBT, Descriptive Exam, DV & PET/PST

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Jan 19, 2023
SSC MTS selection process is crucial for selection. Get in-depth details about SSC MTS Selection Process 2023 which includes Computer Based Test and SSC MTS Document Verification.
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SSC MTS Selection Process 2023 is set by the Staff Selection Commission in their official recruitment notification. Candidates appearing for the exam must know all the stages of the selection process to ace SSC MTS exam with ease. The SSC MTS selection process has three stages, which are, Paper 1 and Document Verification. It has an additional stage for the post of SSC MTS Havaldar which is a Physical Efficiency Test/ Physical Standard Test.

Candidates have to clear each stage of SSC MTS Selection Process to be eligible for the next stage of the recruitment process. If candidates fail to clear any stage then they will be disqualified from the recruitment process. Read the post thoroughly to understand the SSC MTS selection process for all the stages.

SSC MTS Selection Process 2023

Candidates planning to appear for SSC MTS exam must know SSC MTS Selection Process as it is the basis on which they will qualify the exam. It is important that candidates are aware of all the states of selection so they can prepare in an efficient way. Being aware of the different stages will be helpful in planning and scoring well. The three stages of the SSC MTS Selection Process 2023 are Computer Based Test, PET/PST and Document Verification.

Candidates only need to qualify SSC MTS Paper 1 in which they have to score more marks than the SSC MTS cut off. Candidates need to score more than 40% marks in Session 1 of CBT in order to qualify it. Those candidates who have applied for the Havaldar posts in CBIC and CBN will have to clear the second stage of the SSC MTS Selection Process, then only they will be called for the descriptive exam. Candidates who will score maximum marks in all three stages will be selected by the authorities.

SSC MTS Selection Process Stages

Candidates should ensure that they know all the stages of MTS selection process well. This is instrumental in helping you plan your preparation in a way which helps you achieve an edge over the others. The selection process for SSC MTS exam will consist of 3 stages which are given below:

SSC MTS Selection Process Stage I: Computer-Based Examination (Paper 1) 

SSC MTS Selection Process Stage II: Physical Efficiency Test/ Physical Standard Test (only for the post of Havaldar)

SSC MTS Selection Process Stage III: Document Verification

SSC MTS Selection Process Details

Since you are familiar with the stages of SSC MTS selection process, there are certain things that you must know. We have listed all the other important details regarding the same below:

  • The SSC MTS selection process will be made on the basis of marks obtained in Paper 1.
  • In case of a tie, the commission will break the tie by adopting suitable methods as stated in this article below.
  • The final selection and allocation of States/UTs are made on the basis of performance in Paper I and your preference as stated in the application form.
  • The commission releases different SSC MTS cut-offs for each State/UT.
  • The normalized marks of SSC MTS Paper 1 will be used to determine the merit list.
  • Final selection is subject to the documents submitted by you in the document verification process.

SSC MTS Selection Process CBT

The first stage of the SSC MTS selection process is the computer-based examination or computer-based test (CBT).  All the important details regarding the SSC MTS selection process for Paper 1 are listed below:

SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMarksDuration
Session 1
Numerical and Mathematical Ability2060

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving2060
Total40120
Session 2
General Awareness2575

45 minutes

English Language and Comprehension2575
Total50150
  • The SSC MTS CBT comprises objective-type questions divided into 2 sessions with 2 modules each.
  • SSC MTS paper 1 will be of 90 marks and the duration of the test is 90 minutes.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark in the SSC MTS Session 2 exam for every incorrect response made by you.
  • There is no sectional cutoff, however, there is an overall cut-off mark that is decided by the Commission for the CBT.
  • The cutoff marks for SSC MTS Paper 1 will be different for each State/UT.
  • The scores will be released for each candidate as per the normalization process.
  • The candidates securing the cut-off marks will be called for the next stage of the SSC MTS selection process which is descriptive paper (Paper 2).

SSC MTS Document Verification

After the release of SSC MTS result and merit list, the Commission will issue admit cards to the selected candidates for the last and final round of the SSC MTS selection process, i.e. the Document Verification (DV). Here is a list of documents that you have to produce at the time of the SSC MTS Document verification round. You must note that if any information is incorrect in the documents, then you will be debarred from appearing in the examinations of the Commission. The admit cards also consist of the SSC MTS document verification date, time and location where candidates must report to solidify thier selection. 

  • Government-issued ID proof such as Aadhar Card, PAN Card, etc.
  • 10th and 12th certificates
  • Caste/ Category Certificate, if belongs to reserved categories
  • Persons with Disabilities Certificate in the required format, if applicable. 
  • Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the authority (with number and date) under which it has been so treated, in respect of equivalent clause in essential qualifications, if a candidate is claiming a particular qualification as equivalent qualification
  • For Ex-Servicemen (ESM): Undertaking as per Annexure-V or Serving Defence Personnel Certificate as per Annexure-IV, if applicable or Discharge Certificate, if discharged from the Armed Forces
  • Relevant Certificate if seeking any age relaxation
  • No Objection Certificate, in the case already employed in Government/ Government undertaking
  • Document supporting change in name after matriculation on marriage or remarriage or divorce, etc if done so
  • Any other document specified in the admission certificate for DV.

SSC MTS Selection Process: Physical Test

Those candidates who have applied for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN will also have to appear for the Physical Efficiency Test after qualifying the SSC MTS Tier 1. These tests will be conducted for both male and female candidates. Through this test, the conducting authority will determine whether the candidates are physically fit for the aforesaid post or not.

SSC MTS PET for HavaldarMaleFemale
Walking1600 meters in 15 minutes1 km in 20 minutes

SSC MTS Physical Standard Test for Havaldar Post

Acorrding to the SSC MTS selection process once you clear the PET, you will be asked to appear for Physical Standard Test. The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN for both male and female candidates are as follows:

SSC MTS PST for HavaldarHeightChestWeight
Male157.5 cm (relaxable by 5 cm in the case of
Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)
Unexpanded: 76 cm
Minimum expansion: 5 cm
-
Female152 cm (relaxable by 2.5 cms in the case of
Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)
-48 kg

SSC MTS Selection Process 2023 Tie Resolution

There are instances where more than one candidate scores equal aggregate marks, then the tie will be resolved by applying any one of the methods one after another. Below are the SSC MTS selection process for tie resolutions:

  • Whoever secures higher marks in SSC MTS Session 2
  • Date of birth i.e. the candidate who is older in age gets preference
  • Alphabetical order of the names of the candidates 

SSC MTS Exam Pattern

WE have provided SSC MTS exam pattern so, candidates can understand the basis on which question paper will be designed. It will also help them understand the marking scheme to score the maximum marks possible. A brief breakdown of the three-stage selection process of SSC MTS has been tabulated below.

  • SSC MTS Paper 1 will have objective multiple-choice questions.
  • The candidates who secure the SSC MTS cut off decided by the Commission will be issued admit cards to appear for the next stage of the exam.
  • SSC MTS Session 1 is qualifying in nature. Marks scored in Session 2 will be considered for the cut off.
SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMarksDuration
Session 1
Numerical and Mathematical Ability2060

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Problem-Solving2060
Total40120
Session 2
General Awareness2575

45 minutes

English Language and Comprehension2575
Total50150

SSC MTS Selection Process FAQs

  • Candidates will have to qualify for all three stages of the SSC MTS selection process to get the Multitasking Staff post. The 3 stages of the SSC MTS selection process 2023 are:

    Stage I: Computer-Based Examination (Paper-I)

    Stage II: Physical Efficiency Test/Physical Standard Test (Only for the post of Havaldar)

    Stage III: Document Verification

  • The tie-breaking rule for the SSC MTS selection process is as follows:

    1. Whoever secures higher marks in SSC MTS Session 2
    2. Date of birth i.e. the candidate who is older in age gets preference
    3. Alphabetical order of the names of the candidates 
  • Yes, the commission considers the document verification round as the last stage of the SSC MTS Selection Process. During this stage, only those candidates are called who have cleared all three stages of the selection procedure.

  • Yes, SSC follows the normalization process for CBT. Marks obtained by the candidates in SSC MTS Session 2 are normalized after which the final merit list is prepared for final selection.

  • SSC MTS Document Verification date 2023 has not been released yet. The official notification for the exam is expected to be released in January 2023 hence, candidates can calculate the date based on the schedule of the last recruitment cycle.

  • Candidates belonging to the general category have to secure at least 40% whereas the candidates in the reserved category have to secure at least 35% out of 50 marks in SSC MTS exam.

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