What is SSC MTS Exam – An Introduction

What is SSC MTS ExamSSC conducts Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) Exam from time to time and this years exam is scheduled to be held in February, 2016. Many of you might want to know what is SSC MTS Exam. Therefore this blog article has been posted to introduce you to this exam. In fact, if you want to prepare seriously for this exam – this should be the first article you should go for. The detailed knowledge about any exam provides you the foundation, based on which you can set your own strategy to prepare for the exam.

What is SSC MTS Exam

As the name of the exam might have told you already, this exam is conducted for recruitment of multi-tasking staffs. These staffs are recruited in Group ‘C’ post in various departments of Central Government. The eligibility required for SSC MTS Exam is only matriculation and therefore a huge number of candidates appear for MTS Exam.

SSC MTS Exam is a little different from other exams conducted by SSC, as this exam is conducted state-wise. Hence the vacancy of each state is published by the regional SSC website for that state. Also, the cut-off marks for SSC MTS Exam is different for different states.

How many candidates appear in SSC MTS Exam?

As said, a large number of candidates appear in this exam, as you can find from following table:Number of candidates in SSC MTS Exam

I have compiled this data from Annual Reports of SSC (2010-2011 & 2012-2013) . As you can see, close to 50% of those who applies for the MTS Exam, actually never appears in the exam. So, this is a good news for you, as number of your competitor goes down! If you prepare seriously and appear in the written test, you have a good chance of getting a MTS job through SSC.

Name of Designation/Posts of Multi Tasking Staffs

If you can see in the SSC MTS Exam notifications, following are the posts for which the exam is held:
Peon, Daftary, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Farash, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc.

What are these posts and what are the job roles? Some of the posts are named in Hindi, therefore I am giving below the English translations for the same:

Peon: A person doing messenger duties.
Daftary: A Book-binder, a person who maintains files/records in the section.
Jamadar: Cleaners. A person who sweeps.
Junior Gestetner Operator: Cyclostyling /Photocopy machine operator.
Farash: One who dusts and cleans the furniture’s and lock/unlock rooms.
Chowkidar: One who performs watch and ward duties.
Safaiwala: One who sweep, scrub the floor and clean office toilets.
Mali: Gardener.

Job role/Duties/Functions of Multi Tasking Staffs:

As defined in through gazette notification: DOP&T O.M. No. No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR) dated 30-04-2010, following are the indicative list of duties for MTS staffs in the central government:
a) Physical Maintenance of records of the Section.
b) General cleanliness & upkeep of the Sectional Unit.
c) Carrying of files & other papers within the building.
d) Photocopying, sending of FAX etc.
e) Other non-clerical work in the Sectional Unit.
f) Assisting in routine office work like diary, dispatch etc., including on computer
g) Delivering of dak (outside the building).
h) Watch & ward duties.
i) Opening & closing of rooms.
j) Cleaning of rooms.
k) Dusting of furniture etc.
l) Cleaning of building, fixtures etc
m) Work related to his ITI qualifications, if it exists.
n) Driving of vehicles, if in possession of valid driving licence.
o) Upkeep of parks, lawns, potted plants etc.
p) Any other work assigned by the superior authority.

The above list of duties is only illustrative and not exhaustive. Ministries/ Departments may add to the list, duties of similar nature ordinarily performed by officials at this level.

Salary of MTS (Multi Tasking Staffs):

Multi Tasking Staffs (MTS) selected through SSC is offered Central Government Group ‘C’ post in Pay Band-1 (5200-20200/-) + Grade Pay 1800/-.
With this Pay Scale and 113% DA as is existing currently, the gross – salary of a Multitasking staff is approx Rs. 18,300/ = to Rs. 16.500/=, depending which city/town you would be posted. Based on this, the take home salary for a MTS is approx Rs. 16.500/= to 14,900/=.

SSC MTS Selection Process:

Selection for the MTS in SSC consists of a written exam of 150 Objective type questions, with total 150 marks. You can find it in more detail in my article: SSC MTS Exam Pattern. One thing that you should take note is: this exam is held by the SSC regional offices and the cut-off mark is different for each state.

That is all for now. Hope with this introduction you have come to know what is SSC MTS Exam in more detail. This is definitely going to help in your preparation for the exam.

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