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SSC MTS Subject Wise Books for Exam Preparation-2021

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Feb 15, 2021

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The SSC MTS 2021 notification has not yet been released by the Staff Selection Commission, however, the interested aspirants should start their preparation by now to avoid the last minute tension. Before you start your preparation, you should have knowledge about the best books for preparing for the SSC MTS 2021 exam, so that you can easily crack your exam.

For further queries, applicants can undergo through the official website:

SSC MTS Highlights

SSC MTS 2021: Highlights

Exam Name Staff Selection Commission(Multi Tasking Staff)
Conducted By Staff Selection Commission(SSC)
Exam Type Central Level Recruitment Exam
Official Website
Exam Pattern Paper 1: Computer-based test, Paper 2: Descriptive Type
Number of Questions Paper 1:200 marks, Letter, Essay Writing in Paper 2
Section 4 (in Paper 1)- General Intelligence & Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English, General Awareness
Total Marks 200 (Paper 1), 50(Paper 2)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Exam Duration 1.5 Hours (Paper 1),1/2 Hours (Paper 2)
Eligibility Criteria 10th Exam (High School)
Exam Date Yet not notified (avail the official website)
Mode of Exam Online

Subject Wise Best Books for SSC MTS 2021 Exam

To start the SSC MTS exam preparation, the aspirants should collect some valuable resources, which will help them to cover the entire SSC MTS Syllabus. In the following section, the best books for Numerical Aptitude, General Awareness, English and General Intelligence and Reasoning have been discussed.

Books for Numerical Aptitude Test

Name of Book Author Publisher
Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma Arihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal S.Chand
SSC Mathematics Solved Papers Kiran Publication

Books for Reasoning

Name of Book Author Publisher
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Revised Edition) R.S. Aggarwal S.Chand Publication

Books for English Language

Name of Book Author Publisher
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Objective General English S.P. Bakshi Arihant Publication
Objective English For Competitive Examinations (5th Edition) Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha Mcgraw Hill Education

Books for General Awareness

Name of Book Author Publisher
14000+ Questions on GS Arihant Publication
General Knowledge Lucent

How to Choose the Best Books for the SSC MTS Exam?

It is essential to understand how to choose the correct study material from the immense variety available within the market.

  • For adequate preparation of the SSC MTS, one must have tons of reference books handy.
  • While buying books, make sure the content of the book is easily understandable.
  • When the exams are near, then buying informational books are often a waste of your time. Instead, buy practice papers for mock tests.
  • Before buying any book, check the syllabus it covers. Look for the books with the newest exam pattern & syllabus.
  • Aspirants can purchase solved papers of Kiran’s SSC ALL 10+2 Higher Secondary Matric Level Exams for guidance.
  • Please follow the proper approach and good books to organize for your exam.
  • Generally, students avoid solving previous years’ papers, which is often the most crucial error. In SSC MTS exams, most of the questions are repeated from previous years’ papers so solve them compulsorily.
  • SSC Online Mock Tests are an excellent option for preparation.
SSC MTS Exam Pattern

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2021

The Staff Selection Commission decides the pattern and the syllabus of SSC MTS exams. The candidates must be well versed with the newest SSC MTS Exam Pattern.

The Commission conducts the SSC MTS exam at two stages:

  • SSC MTS Paper I is an Objective Type test
  • SSC MTS Paper-II is a descriptive type test

The SSC MTS Exam pattern for both Papers I and II are given below for candidates’ usefulness.

SSC MTS Exam pattern-I

  • Paper I of the SSC MTS Exam has four sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness, General English.
  • The medium of SSC MTS Paper I is bilingual, i.e., in both English and Hindi language, except for the overall English section.
  • There are 100 questions in Paper I of 1 mark each and negative marking for every wrong attempt is 0.25 marks
  • The total duration of Paper I is 90 minutes for all the candidates except some PwD (cerebral palsy and visually handicapped) candidates, for whom it is 120 minutes.

SSC MTS Exam Pattern-II

  • Qualifiers of SSC MTS Paper I are eligible to write down Paper-II.
  • Paper-II of the SSC MTS exam is a descriptive paper of fifty marks, which tests the candidates’ elementary language skills.
  • SSC MTS Paper-II is mandatory to pass. However, the marks aren't accounted for in the final merit listing.
SSC MTS Syllabus

SSC MTS Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of SSC MTS 2021 is highlighted within the following points.

  • General Awareness: Sports, Culture, Economics, History, Geography, General Politics of India and its neighboring countries.
  • General English: Vocabulary, Antonyms, Correction, Synonyms Sentence Correction, Grammar, One Word Substitution, Portfolios, Error Spotting, etc.
  • Numerical Aptitude: Decimals & Fractions, Average, Number Systems, Ratio & Proportion, Profit and loss, interest, etc.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: Figure Classification, Relationships contexts, Arithmetical Number Series, Space Visualization, Non-Verbal Series, etc.


Ques. How can I download the previous years' questions papers of SSC MTS?

Ans. To download the SSC MTS previous years questions paper, click here.

Ques. What are the best books to follow for the SSC MTS 2021 Exam?

Ans. The best-recommended books for SSC MTS 2021 exam is the Ultimate Guide to SSC MTS (Non-Technical) exam.

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