Staff Selection Commission has declared Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff, and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN) Examination, 2021 for the recruitment of MTS and Havaldar Posts. The online application process for the SSC MTS exam has been started on 22-03-2022 and the last date to apply online for MTS and Havaldar Exam 2021 is 30-04-2022 (23:00).

SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam 2021 Notification Released
Last Date-30-04-2022 (23:00)

The examination is conducted for the recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff, a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post in various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/ Statutory Bodies/ Tribunals, etc., in different States/ Union Territories and Havaldar, a General Central Service Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, NonMinisterial post in Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) under Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam 2021 – Quick Overview

Staff Selection Commission
Post Name
MTS and Havaldar
10th pass
Exam Mode
Online & Offline
Age Limit
18 to 27 years
Application Mode
Examination Scheme
3 stages
Job Location
Across India

This exam is considered one of the competitive examinations in India. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for this exam. Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff, and Havaldar (CBIC & CBN) Examination, 2021 will be held in month of July 2022. So, candidates planning to take the exam should fill out the application form before the last date and start preparing for the exam according to the exam pattern and syllabus.

SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam Pattern

In order to crack this exam, you must get acquainted with the syllabus and exam pattern. So, read the article to get detailed knowledge about the SSC MTS Recruitment and plan your strategy accordingly.

It is true that knowing about the pattern will help a candidate to prepare for the exam in a better way. The following article will enlighten a candidate with the marking scheme, paper pattern, total marks, no of questions to be asked and syllabus. Aspirants can check out all the important information about this exam here only.

Paper-I (Computer Based Examination)

The SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam will consist of a Computer-Based Examination (Paper-I), Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Standard Test (PST) (only for the post of Havaldar) and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-II). Paper-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part II, III & IV. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern (Paper-I)
Name of SubjectsNo. of Questions and Maximum MarksDuration
General Intelligence and Reasoning25 Questions and 25 Marks90 Minutes
General English25 Questions and 25 Marks
Numerical Aptitude25 Questions and 25 Marks
General Awareness25 Questions and 25 Marks

Paper-II (Descriptive)

Paper-II will be of the descriptive type in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode in which the candidates will be required to write a short essay and a letter in English or any language included in the Schedule-VIII of the Constitution. Paper-II will be held only for those candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.

Name of SubjectsMaximum MarksDuration
SSC MTS Exam Pattern (Paper-II)
Short Essay/Letter in English or in any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.50 Marks45 minutes

Physical Efficiency Test/ Physical Standard Test

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:

Physical Efficiency Test (PET)
Walking1600 meters in 15 minutes.1 km in 20 minutes
Cycling8 km in 30 minutes3 km in 25 minutes

Cycling is not applicable for the post of Havaldar in DGPM, CBIC.

A women candidate, who as a result of tests is found to be pregnant of 12 weeks standing or over, shall be declared temporarily unfit and her candidature will be held in abeyance until the confinement is over.

Physical Standard Test (PST)
  • Male – 157.5 cms. (relaxable by 5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)
  • Female – 152 cms. relaxable by 2.5 Cms in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)
ChestMale – Unexpanded: 76 cms  and Minimum expansion: 5 cms
WeightFemale – 48 kg (relaxable by 2 Kg in the case of Garhwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes)

PET/ PST will be conducted by CBIC / CBN at various centres finalized by them. The candidates may be called for PET/ PST to any centre across the country.

Document Verification

  • All the candidates qualified for Document Verification are required to appear for Document Verification along with the photocopies and original documents.
  • Candidates have to bring two passport size recent colour photographs and one original Photo ID proof while appearing for the Document Verification.
  • Candidates will have to submit copies of various documents like Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate, Caste/ Category Certificate, Persons with Disabilities Certificate, Relevant Certificate if seeking any age relaxation, No Objection Certificate etc.

Along with the exam pattern, candidates can collect the syllabus for the SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam 2021. Check the table displayed below to get the precise information regarding SSC Syllabus.

SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam Eligibility

After knowing the important dates you all might be thinking about the eligibility criteria for this exam. You might be wondering what would be the age limit for appearing in this paper? What is the required qualification? Candidates who wish to apply for the SSC MTS Exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria given below.

Educational Qualification:- The candidates must have passed the Matriculation Examination or equivalent from a recognized Board.

Age Limit:- (i) 18-25 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02-01-1997 and not later than 01-01-2004) for MTS and Havaldar in CBN (Department of Revenue).
(ii) 18-27 years (i.e. candidates born not before 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004) for Havaldar in CBIC (Department of Revenue) and a few posts of MTS.

Pay Scale:- Pay Level- 1 as per Pay Matrix of 7th Pay Commission

SSC MTS and Havaldar Exam 2021 Syllabus

Computer-Based Examination (Paper-I) – It is mandatory for the candidates to know about the SSC Exam Syllabus in order to prepare efficiently for the MTS Exam. 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 also be of a similar standard. Let’s have a look at the detailed SSC MTS Exam Syllabus and get started with your preparation:-

English LanguageCandidates’ understanding of the basics of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, its correct usage, etc., and writing ability would be tested.
General Intelligence & ReasoningThe 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 analytical functions.
Numerical AptitudeThis 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 AwarenessThe test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, Scientific Research, etc.

Paper-II: The Paper will be set in Hindi, English, and other languages mentioned in the Schedule-VIII of the Constitution as given below in the table, to test basic language skills commensurate with the 16 educational qualifications prescribed for the post. Candidates will be required to write one short essay/ letter.

Languages for Paper-II
Sr. No.LanguageCode
13Manipuri (also Meitei or Meithei)13

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SSC MTS Exam 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the Multi-Tasking Staff, and Havaldar Examination, 2021 Exam Hall Ticket from our Admit Cards page. SSC MTS Admit Card will contain details such as the name of the candidate, roll number, photograph, signature and date of the exam, time, centre name. It is important to note that candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam centre. No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate.

SSC MTS Exam 2021 Result

The result of the SSC MTS Exam will be released after the completion of each tier. Candidates can check the result in the file uploaded by the Commission with their respective roll numbers.  Must visit SSC Results Page to check SSC MTS Result.

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Posted on February 6, 2021 by vandana doll