SSC MTS Preparation Books

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Nov 9, 2016

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC MTS exam each year to recruit candidates for the posts of Multi-Tasking Staff. SSC is a government organization, which has the responsibility of selecting skilled aspirants for the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India. It came in to existence on 4th November 1975. The official notification from SSC can be expected to be released around 24th December 2016. The application process can be expected to continue till 20th January 2017. The exam is held each year and the number of aspirants increasing every year. The competition has increased tremendously as entries come from all over the world and it is important to score exceptionally well to get the government job the candidates dream of.

The recruitment is based on the candidate’s performance in the exam. The exam has two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is an OMR based test. On the basis of performance in Paper 1, candidates will be shortlisted and called for Paper 2.

In order to clear the SSC MTS paper with good marks, it is imperative that the candidate refers to the right source of material in an organized and planned manner. The following article mentions some of the useful books that candidates over the years have benefited from.

Important Dates

The official details regarding the SSC Multitasking exam are expected to be released around 24th December. The following are the dates regarding the SSC exam. These SSC exam dates are tentative and are subject to change.

Event Date
Issue of Notification and Application Form 24th December 2016
Last date to submit Application Form 20th January 2017
Issue of Admit Card March 2017
Date of Paper 1 (OMR) 16th and 30th April, and 7th May 2017
Announcement of Result August 2017
Conduct of Descriptive Test 17th December
Declaration of Result February 2018

SSC MTS Syllabus

SSC MTS Exam has two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is an OMR based exam with many sub parts, namely:

  • General Intelligence
  • English Language
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Awareness

Paper 2 will be set in both English and Hindi language and possibly in other languages as well mentioned in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution. The paper requires candidates to write one short essay or letter in the language chosen by the candidate. The cutoff for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be decided by the SSC.


Exam Books

It is important that the candidate chooses the study material wisely. Although candidates can get their hands on a plethora of books to help with the preparation, candidates should focus on fewer books for preparation rather than going through many different ones. This will help the candidates stay more focused. Paper 1 is divided into General Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English, and General Awareness subjects. The books mentioned below cover all of these topics. Some of the study material candidates can find useful are:

Books for SSC MTS Preparation

The below mentioned books are helpful to improve the weak zones of the candidate, along with strengthening the strong points further:

Book Name Author/Publisher
SSC: Multitasking Staff (Non-Technical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) RPH Editorial Board
SC Multitasking Exam-Non Technical Exam Chandresh Agrawal
SSC Multitasking Staff (Non-Technical) Exam Guide (English) RPH Editorial Board
SSC Group-C Multi-Tasking : Non-Technical Recruitment GKP
SSC Staff Selection Commission Group ‘C’ Multi-Tasking Expert Compilations
SSC Multitasking Exam (Paper 1-2) Chandresh Agrawal
SSC Multitasking Staff (Non-Technical) Exam Guide RPH Editorial Board
SSC Matric Level Group C Multi-Tasking Non-Technical Staff Kiran Prakashan
SC Staff Selection Commission Group-C Multi-Tasking GK Publications
SSC Matric Star Multitasking Kiran Prakashan
SSC Matric Level Multitasking Kiran Prakashan
SSC Multitasking Vee Kumar Pub
Upkars Multitasking Lal & Jain
SSC Multi-Tasking: Recruitment exam 2014 (Non-Technical) by expert compilations Arihant publication
SSC Multi-Tasking MTS Staff Exam Books Disha Publications
SSC Multi-Tasking Staff Non-Technical (Hindi) R Gupta
A modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Objective General English R.S. Aggarwal and Vikas Aggarwal


Special magazines for competitive exams are also available. These magazines contain topics related to current affairs, general knowledge, etc. and also provide model test papers. These magazines are available in Hindi as well as English:

  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Samanya Gyan
  • Success Mirror
  • Jagran Josh
  • Competition Success Review
  • Competition Master

Along with the study material, candidates should schedule their daily studying habits in a beneficial fashion. The schedule should be easy to follow and should have reasonable breaks for relaxation. The key is to revise on a regular basis. After finishing their study material, candidates should also focus on solving sample papers and previous year papers. This not only gives the candidate an idea of the pattern of the exam, but also helps the candidate to manage finishing the paper in the given time. Candidates should visit the official SSC website regularly for further SSC Notification.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.