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SSC MTS 2023: Notification OUT, Application Form, Exam Date, Vacancy & Syllabus

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SSC MTS Recruitment 2023: Check Exam Dates, Eligibility, Cut Offs, And Other Details

The Staff Selection Commission has declared SSC MTS Recruitment Notification 2023 on its official website. SSC MTS exam is conducted for recruitment of General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices, in different States/ Union Territories. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct the examination for the multi-tasking (non-technical) staff (MTS) for posts like Peon, Daftary, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc.

SSC MTS 2023- Important Dates:-

Important ActivityDates
SSC MTS Recruitment 2023 Notification Released 30th June 2023
SSC MTS Online Registration Released 30th June to 21st July 2023
Last Date for Making Online Fee Payment 22nd July 2023
Last Date for Generation of Offline Challan 23rd July 2023
Last date for Payment Through Challan24th July 2023
Window for Application Form Correction26th to 28th July 2023 (11 pm)
SSC MTS Application StatusAugust 2023
SSC MTS Admit Card 2023 (Paper-1)August 2023
SSC MTS Exam Dates (Paper I)September 2023

SSC MTS Vacancy 2023:-

Tentative vacancies for the posts are as under: MTS : 1198 (approx.)# Havaldar in

CBIC and CBN : 360*

#Updated/detailed vacancies will be made available on the website of the Commission (>Candidate‟s Corner-> Tentative Vacancy). *Details of vacancies of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are given at Annexure-XVIII.

SSC MTS 2023 Educational Qualifications (As on 01-08-2023):

To be eligible to apply for the SSC MTS 2023 Exam, a candidate must pass the Matriculation (10th class) Exam or its equivalent from a recognized State Board, University, or Institute.


 A candidate must be either: 
(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.

Age Limit (as on August 01, 2023):

The age limits for the posts as per the Recruitment Rules of various User Departments are: 

i) A candidate must be of minimum 18 years of age and must not exceed 25 years of age, candidates born not before 02-01-1999 and not later than 01-01-2006.

ii) 18-27 years, candidates born not before 02.08.1998 and not later than 01.08.2005.

Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories are as under:

Code No.CategoryAge relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
1SC/ ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3PwD (Unreserved)10 years
4PwD (OBC)13 years
5PwD (SC/ST)15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (ESM)03 years after being deducted from the actual military service, the age at the closing date of receipt of the online application.
7Candidates who were ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989.5 years
8Defence personnel are disabled and released as a result of operations during hostilities with some foreign country or in a troubled environment.3 years
9Defence personnel disabled in action and released as a consequence of hostilities with some foreign country or in a troubled area (SC/ ST)8 years
10Central Government Civilian Employees: who, as of the closing date of receipt of online applications, has provided routine and continuous service for no less than 3 years.Up to 40 years of age.
11Central Government Civilian Employees: who, as at the closing date of receipt of online applications, has provided routine and continuous service for no less than 3 years. SC/ ST) (SC/ ST)Up to 45 years of age.
12Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women who are not remarried and who are judicially separated.Up to 35 years of age
13Widows/ Unmarried Women/ Women who are not remarried and who are judicially separated (SC/ ST).Up to 40 years of age.
14Service Clerks in the last year of their Armed Forces color service.Up to 45 years of age.
15Service Clerks in the last year of their Armed Forces Color Service (SC/ ST).Up to 50 years of age
16Retrenched census personnel of the Office of the Registrar General of India (in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies, they will be considered only for offices under RGI)3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service.
How to apply: 

1 Applications must be submitted in online mode at the website of the Commission i.e. For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV of this Notice. Sample proforma of One-time Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-IIIA and Annexure-IVA respectively. 

2 In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). In compliance of the Order dated 05.03.2020 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of Shantanu Kumar & Ors. [Writ Petition (C) No.234 of 2018], the photograph of the candidate should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of notice of the examination. The Photograph should be without cap and spectacles. The frontal view of the face should be clearly visible. 

3 Before submitting the Application Form, candidate must ensure that the photograph is uploaded as per the given instructions. If the photograph is not uploaded by the candidate in the desired format, his application/ candidature will be rejected or cancelled. Specimen of photographs delineating photograph acceptable/ photograph not acceptable is also given at Annexure-V. 

4 Last date and time for submission of online applications is 21-07-2023 (23:00 hours). 

5 Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.

6 The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission. 

7 Before submission of the online application, candidates must check through Preview/ Print option that they have filled correct details in each field of the form.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2023:-

1 The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination, Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) (only for the post of Havaldar). 
2 The Computer Based Examination will be conducted in Hindi, English and in 13 regional languages viz. (i) Assamese, (ii) Bengali, (iii) Gujarati, (iv) Kannada, (v) Konkani, (vi) Malayalam, (vii) Manipuri, (viii) Marathi, (ix) Odia, (x) Punjabi, (xi) Tamil, (xii) Telugu and (xiii) Urdu (Annexure-XV). 
3 Computer Based Examination will be conducted in two Sessions: Session-I and Session-II and both the Sessions will be mandatory to be attempted. Not attempting any session will disqualify the candidate. 
4 The schedule of examinations indicated in the Notice is tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to candidates only through the website of the Commission. 
5 There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of the scores. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
PartSubjectNumber of   Questions/
     Maximum    Marks
Time Duration (For all    four Parts)
Session-I45 Minutes (60 Minutes for   candidates eligible for scribes as per para 8)
INumerical and
     Mathematical Ability
IIReasoning Ability and Problem Solving20/60
Session-II45 Minutes (60 Minutes for   candidates eligible for scribes as per para 8)
IGeneral Awareness25/75
IIEnglish Language and Comprehension25/75

1.Computer Based Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set in English, Hindi, and in 13 regional languages (as per details in Annexure-XV) for Session-I and the General Awareness Section of Session-II. 

2 There will be no negative marking in Session-I. In Session-II, there will be negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. 

3 Marks scored by candidates in Computer Based Examination, if conducted in multiple shifts, will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1- 1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks. 

4 Tentative Answer Keys of the Computer Based Examination will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the stipulated time limit on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Representations received through any other mode e.g. letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained. Representations regarding the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.

5-The performance of the candidate in Session-I will be evaluated first and performance in Session-II would be evaluated only if a candidate qualifies in Session-I. 

6-Minimum qualifying marks in Session-I and as well as in Session-II of Computer Based Examination are as follows: 
  • UR : 30% 
  • OBC/ EWS : 25% 
  •  All other categories : 20%

SSC MTS 2023 Application Fee:

Fee payable: Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only). 

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwBD) and Exservicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee. 

Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Examination :

1 Numerical and Mathematical Ability: It will include questions on problems relating to Integers and Whole Numbers, LCM and HCF, Decimals and Fractions, Relationship between numbers, Fundamental Arithmetic Operations and BODMAS, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Work and Time, Direct and inverse Proportions, Averages, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Area and Perimeter of Basic Geometric Figures, Distance and Time, Lines and Angles, Interpretation of simple Graphs and Data, Square and Square roots etc. 

2 Reasoning Ability and Problem Solving: The questions in this part intend to measure the candidates’ general learning ability. The questions will be broadly based on Alpha-Numeric Series, Coding and Decoding, Analogy, Following Directions, Similarities and Differences, Jumbling, Problem Solving and Analysis, Nonverbal Reasoning based on diagrams, age Calculations, Calendar and Clock, etc. 

3 General Awareness: The broad coverage of the test will be on Social Studies (History, Geography, Art and Culture, Civics, Economics), General Science and Environmental studies up to 10th Standard. 

4 English Language and Comprehension: Candidates' understanding of the basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. and to test comprehension, a simple paragraph may be given and question based on the paragraph to be asked. 

5 For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the Paper. 

6 Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN: Followings are the PET/ PST standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN: 

1 Physical Efficiency Test (PET):

Walking1600 meters in 15 minutes.1 Km in 20 minutes

Physical Standard Test (PST): The minimum physical standards for the post of Havaldar in CBIC and CBN are as follows:


157.5 cms.    (relaxable by 5 cms. in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and    members of Schedule Tribes)Chest-81 cms. (fully expanded with minimum expansion    of 5 cms.)


152 cms.    relaxable by 2.5 Cms    in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and    members of Schedule Tribes)48 kg    (relaxable by 2    Kg in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Schedule Tribes)

Cut Offs

SSC MTS Cut Offs 2021

Cut-off is the minimum score that you need to obtain in order to proceed for the next stage of the exam. The cut-offs shall be released two times, first for Paper 1 (Tier-1) and second for Paper 2(Tier-2). Generally, Cut-offs are released along with the result declaration.

How to Check SSC MTS Cut Off
  • Step 1: Open the official website of SSC once the results are declared.
  • Step 2: On its home page, search for the "Latest News" tab & click on it.
  • Step 3: Then click on the "SSC MTS Cut Off 2023" tab to open the PDF once the results are declared.
  • Step 4: The PDF of cut off marks will open on the screen.
  • Step 5: You can check the Cut Offs for your respective categories.
  • Step 6: Download the SSC MTS Cut Off 2021 and save it for further reference.

SSC MTS Previous Years Cut Offs:
SSC MTS Cut Off 2018 Eastern Region
West Bengal
Andaman & Nicobar Island
SSC MTS Cut Off Northern Region
SSC MTS Cut Off Karnataka Region
SSC MTS Cut Off Kerala Region:

SSC MTS Job Profile:-

The selected candidates will be given many responsibilities. Along with the defined roles, they would be required to perform the other responsibilities as mentioned below:
  • Courier deliveries outside the building. 
  • Work-related to ITI qualifications, if it needed. Carrying of files & other papers within the building. Photocopying, sending of FAX, etc. 
  • Physical Maintenance of records of the Section. 
  • Helping to operate in routine workplaces, and on the computers, such as a diary, dispatch, etc. 
  • Driving vehicles, only if they possess a valid driving license. 
  • Opening & closing of rooms. Cleaning of rooms. Cleaning of buildings, fixtures, etc.
  •  Upkeep of parks, lawns, potted plants, etc. 
  • Any other work assigned by the superior authority. 
  • General cleanliness & upkeep of the Section/Unit. Other non-clerical work in the Section/Unit. Watch & ward duties.


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