Wednesday, 11 January 2017

SSC MTS Notification 2016-17: New Job Openings in Government

Notification 2016-17

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) of the Govt. of India has announced the recruitment to the posts of Multi-Tasking Staff ( Non-Technical) to be posted in various States and Union Territories. Towards this, the Commission is holding relevant exams and has announced the details of the same. Let us take a look at some important features of this SSC MTS notification 2016-17.

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Important Dates for Application and Exam

Please note the following important dates.
1. Application starts – 31-12-2016
2. Application and Registration ends – 30-01-2017
3. Offline challan generation ends – 25-01-2017
4. Dates of examination – 16th April, 30th April & 7th May 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Check if you are eligible to apply for the post of MTS.
1. Age limit: The applicant must be between the age group of 18 & 25 as on 01-08-2017 (born not earlier than 02.08.1992 and not later than 01.08.1999). Pls refer to the notification to know relaxation of upper age limit for various categories.

2. Nationality / Citizenship: Among other things, the applicant must be a citizen of India or a subject from Nepal, Bhutan or a refugee from Tibet provided he/she has the necessary eligibility certificate from the Govt. of India.

3. Educational qualification: Candidates must have passed matriculation exam or equivalent from a recognized Board. Those who have appeared for the exam and are able to produce the relevant certificate as on 1st August 2017 are also eligible.

Registration Process

Let's take a look at the registration process.

All applications must be filed online at

The application fee is Rs.100/- only. However, all women and candidates belonging to SC, ST, Physically Handicapped & Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempt from this fee.

Selection Procedure

The written exam is of two parts. Paper-I is objective type and Paper-II is of descriptive type.

The syllabus for Paper-I is as below.

Total Duration /
Timing for General
Total Duration/
Timing for Visually
Cerebral Palsy
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
( 25 questions)
2 Hours
2 Hours 40 Mins.
( 25 questions)
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
(No entry after 9.30
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(No entry after 1.30
10.00 A.M. to 12.40 Noon
(No entry after 9.30
2:00 PM to 4:40 PM
(No entry after 1.30
General English
( 50 questions)
(50 questions)

The syllabus for Paper-II is as below


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.
30 minutes
45 minutes

Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi. Note that a candidate will be shortlisted for the Paper-II on the basis of the performance in Paper-I. Paper-II will be only of qualifying nature. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Preparation for the Exam

It is needless to say that the competition will be very tough because lakhs of candidates across India apply for these exams. Considering the short time left to prepare for this exam, it is advisable to approach professional coaching experts in this area like TalentSprint. They will help you with the right syllabus and also give the right methods and techniques to clear the exam in the very first attempt. With hard work and sincerity, you can succeed in the exam and secure that dream Govt. job.

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