SSC MTS (NT) Written Examination 2014
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Written Examination for Recruitment of Multitasking Staffs (MTS) Non-Technical (NT) Posts in a General Central Service Group -C‘ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, in different States / Union Territories.
As per the Official Notifications, Scheme of the SSC MTS syllabus for Written Examination 2014 will consist of (Paper-I) objective type paper and (Paper-II) descriptive type as shown below :
Scheme of SSC MTS (NT) Written Examination 2014
|Part||Subject||Maximum Marks||Total Duration/Timing for General Candidates||Total Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped/ Cerebral Palsy Candidates|
|A||General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 Questions)||25||2 Hours 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon or 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM||2 Hours 40 Minutes. 10.00 A.M. to 12.40 PM or 2:00 PM to 4:40 PM|
|B||Numerical Aptitude (25 Questions)||25|
|C||General English (50 Questions)||50|
|D||General Awareness (50 Questions)||50|
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Total Duration/Timing for General candidates||Total Duration/Timing for Visually Handicapped/Cerebral Palsy candidates|
|Short Essay/ Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.||50||30 Minutes||45 Minutes|
- Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi. The Commission reserves the right to set the questions additionally in regional languages subject to technical feasibility.
- There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
- Paper-II will be descriptive in which the candidate will be required to write short essay/letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.
- Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of re-categorization of the post as Group-C and in view of job requirements.
- Paper-II will be held only for such candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.
- The date and time of the Paper will be communicated to shortlisted candidates in due course. Commission reserves the right to set separate qualifying standard in any Part of Paper-I.
Syllabus for SSC MTS (NT) Written Examination 2014:
Questions on ‘General Intelligence and Reasoning’ will be non-verbal considering the functions attached to the post. Questions on Numerical Aptitude and General English will be simple, of a level that an average matriculate will be in a position to answer comfortably. Questions on General Awareness will be also of similar standard.
- General Intelligence: It would include questions of non-verbal type. The test will include questions on similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytic functions.
- English Language : Candidates’ understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.
- Numerical Aptitude: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.
- General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‘s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
Please Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBE there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / General Awareness Paper.
The Paper will be set in English and Hindi and to the extent possible in other languages as basic language skills commensurate with the educational qualification prescribed for the post. Candidates will be required to write one short essay/letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of Constitution.
Mode of Selection for SSC MTS (NT) Staffs:
Candidates will be shortlisted for the Paper-II on the basis of their performance in Paper-I. Paper-II will only of qualifying nature. The cut-offs in Paper-I and qualifying marks in Paper-II may be different for vacancies in each State/UT will be fixed at the discretion of the Commission. Candidates for each State/UT will be finally selected based on their performance in Paper-I, subject to their meeting basic qualifying standards fixed in Paper-II.
Provided that SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates will be accommodated against the general/unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List.
The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs, and PH candidates which will, thus, comprise of SC , ST, OBC and PH candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate in merit list of unreserved category but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.
Physically Handicapped (OH/VH) category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies subject to fitness of such candidate for selection.
Such candidates may also be recommended at relaxed standards to the extent of the number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. In so far as cases of Ex-Serviceman are concerned, deduction of the military service rendered from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age.
Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless government are satisfied after such inquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects of appointment to the service/post.
The Commission may maintain a reserve list for each State/UT valid for one year from the date of declaration of result or publication of the Notice of the next recruitment whichever is earlier.
Also See: Latest SSC Multitasking Staff (MTS) (NT) Exam Notice 2014