How to Prepare for SSC MTS Exam 2021 ?

The staff selection commission (SSC) of India conducts MTS(Multitasking staff) exam every year for recruitment of candidates in various posts such as peon, daftary, jamadar etc. Every candidate who has passed the 10th grade exam from any board can apply for the SSC MTS exam.Those who aspire for SSC MTS must follow some strategies to crack the exam.

Make a study plan

Whatever exams you are preparing for, it is essential for you to have a study plan. With proper techniques and study plan, you can crack the SSC MTS exam easily.  Making a study plan means allotting time for topics in the syllabus and learning the topics according to the time allotted. When you make a study plan, always remember to give extra time to your weak areas and don’t forget to revise the topics you’ve learnt. 

Knowing the exam pattern

It is very important to know the complete exam pattern so that you can prepare for the exams very well. Mainly, there are two tiers for the exam. In Tier 1, there are four sections in the exam, namely, General awareness, General Intelligence reasoning,Numerical ability, English comprehension. Each section has 25 questions each carrying one mark. The tier 1 exam duration is 90 minutes.Those who have passed the tier 1 of the exam will get qualified into the next tier, tier 2. In tier 2, there will be only one question for 50 marks, which is either a short essay writing of 150 words or a letter writing of 75 words in thirty minutes.If you pass the two tiers, you have successfully cracked the SSC MTS exam.  You can also make use of SSC MTS books for reference.

Tier 1 Tips

  • General awareness

The General Awareness section tests the general knowledge of the candidate by asking questions from indian history, geography, economy, politics, current affairs, famous persons, achievements, awards , important dates , books and authors etc. The candidates must follow the current news and all the updates happening around them. It would be nice to keep a note as record for all these updates and knowledge you’ve gained so that it will be helpful for you at the last minute to go through these notes and revise all that you have studied.

  • General Intelligence reasoning

General Intelligence Reasoning consists of logically attempting questions based on blood relations, distance, time, directions, puzzles, verbal and non verbal reasoning etc. First of all, you need a clear mind to attempt these questions. You can relax, take time and attempt these questions.and surely you will find the correct answers. Practice many model questions and mock tests to manage your time to attempt these questions. Practice is the key to get speed in attempting these questions.

  • Numerical Ability

This is where the candidates can play with numbers and make use of your mathematical skills.There will be mathematical questions which can be applied to real life like problems on age, profit and loss, simple interest and compound interest, time, distance and speed , percentage, number series etc. The numerical ability section can be done with speed by constant practice and following tricks which are available in coaching institutes and edtech platforms like Entri

  • English comprehension

The english section of the SSC MTS exam appears tough to many of the candidates. But this section can be made easy by following preparation strategies and practicing well. Reading english books and newspapers is the basic step for enriching english vocabulary. It is okay that you might not understand the meanings of the terms and usages first. Seek the help of a dictionary and thesaurus at such times and gradually your vocabulary will be enriched. Along with that, watch english movies and news to improve listening skills.

Tier 2 Tips

  • The second tier of the exam can be cracked by practicing written skills because tier 2 is mainly descriptive and your verbal written skills and point of view about a subject is tested. Be well prepared in writing essays and letters without grammar mistakes. The best thing you can do is practice as much as you can and seek help from experts who can review your written skills and make necessary corrections. Don’t forget to type it in a computer, which can improve your typing speed. 

The SSC MTS exam is not an impossible dream, if you give your 100 % effort and dedication to the exam. Start preparing with confidence and achieve your dream of a government job.

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