SSC MTS Preparation Tips 2021

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Apr 15, 2021

The aspirants, who are willing to apply for the SSC MTS 2021 exam, should start to follow a well planned preparation strategy effectively. The aspirants should have a clear idea about the SSC MTS Exam pattern and Syllabus. To avoid the last minute pressure and anxiety, the aspirants should start their preparation for SSC MTS 2021 exam.

SSC MTS Subject Wise

Subject Wise Preparation Tips for SSC MTS 2021

The SSC MTS exam is consisting of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I exam will include four subjects that are General English, Reasoning & General Intelligence, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

SSC MTS General Intelligence & Reasoning Tips

  • The section is highly scoring, the aspirants will get much opportunity to obtain a good score from this part.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning will be 25 marks/ Questions. One can easily score 20+ marks in this sector.
  • The questions will be non-verbal types.
  • This unit will examine the abilities of the aspirants to deal with the abstract ideas and symbols, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
  • SSC Reasoning Verbal and Non-verbal by Gajendra Kumar and Abhishek Banerjee will be very helpful to cover all the essential topics of Reasoning.
  • Some of the important topics of General Intelligence and Reasoning are:
    • Similarities and Differences
    • Space visualization
    • Problem solving
    • Analysis
    • Judgement
    • Decision making
    • Visual memory
    • Discriminating observation
    • Relationship concepts
    • Figure classification
    • Arithmetical number series
    • Non-Verbal Series etc.

SSC MTS Numerical Aptitude Tips

The Numerical Aptitude questions will be comparatively simpler than the other sections. The aspirants will be asked some basic questions and those will not be so difficult, hence, regular practice will help you to fetch a decent score in the exam.

  • The aspirants are advised to save time from answering the questions of other sections since, Numerical Aptitude takes much time to solve the questions.
  • Try to solve the Quantitative Aptitude section as much as possible from R S Agarwal book. It will help to cover the basic concept of the subject. Moreover, you can solve the sample questions from this book.
  • The aspirants have to answer 25 marks questions from Numerical Aptitude
  • Do not waste much time to solve one question. Try to solve the questions as per their merit.
  • All of the aspirants are asked to give additional effort to prepare the following sections:
    • Computation of whole numbers
    • Fundamental arithmetical operations
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Interest
    • Discount
    • Mensuration
    • Ratio and Time
    • Number Systems
    • Decimals and Fractions and relationship between the Numbers
    • Percentages
    • Averages
    • Profit and Loss
    • Use of tables and graphs
    • Time and distance
    • Time and work etc.

SSC MTS English Language Tips

If the aspirants have good hold over vocabulary and Grammar, they can easily get good scores in this section. To strengthen the Vocabulary, the aspirants can follow Word Power Made Easy book written by Norman Lewis. In addition, the candidates can also find the exam pattern of English Language. Some of the popular topics of English Language Tips are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and Grammar
  • Idioms and Proverbs
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Error Correction
  • Synonyms, Antonyms and its correct usage etc.

SSC MTS General Awareness Tips

General Awareness covers two sections, they are Current affairs and static GK. To prepare the Static GK part, the aspirants can follow some good reference Books such as Static General Awareness by A P Bhardwaj. On the other hand, for preparing the Current affairs section, try to keep yourselves updated with the latest happenings. It will be better if you make a habit of reading the newspaper daily. It is beneficial to get all the latest news of domestic and global markets.

Some of the important topics of Static GK and current affairs are:

  • Sports
  • India and its neighbours,
  • Scientific Discoveries
  • History & Culture
  • Polity with special emphasis on Indian Constitution
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Books and Authors
SSC MTS Important Tips

Important Tips to Clear the SSC MTS

  • There is no shortcut method to crack the SSC MTS exam. Better, you make a time table and follow it accordingly. So that you can cover every topic and devote at least 3-4 hours every day.
  • Go through the sample papers and previous years question papers to know the SSC MTS exam pattern. It will in turn help you to understand the important areas, from where the maximum questions are asked.
  • Once you complete your syllabus, you should take full length mock tests every day. Hence, you can prepare yourself mentally before appearing for the exam. You can make a habit of completing the paper within the mentioned time limit.
  • Go through the mistakes and self-evaluate yourself. Make a note on it and try to never repeat those mistakes.

Important Books for Preparing SSC MTS 2021 Exam

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


Ques. What will be the Exam process of the SSC MTS Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The examination will consist of a Computer Based Test (PAper I) and a Descriptive Paper (paper II).

Ques. How can I download the SSC MTS previous year question papers?

Ans. Candidates can download the previous years questions from the given link.

Ques. What is the exam date of the SSC MTS Paper I examination for 2021?

Ans. SSC MTS 2021 Paper I exam will be conducted from 1 July 2021 to 20 July 2021.

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


lakshay kakkar
What are some of the books for English Language in SSC MTS?
kavita rani

Some of the books that can be referred include Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi. Some other books that can be referred are mentioned here.

gouri kumari
What are some of the important topics of General Intelligence and Reasoning?
kavita rani

Some of the important topics that are asked in the exam include Similarities and Differences, Space visualization, Problem solving, Analysis, Judgement, Decision making, etc. Further details are here.

How can I to check SSC MTS Cut off scores?
kavita rani

Candidates can refer to the procedure to check SSC MTS Cutoff. Refer to the regional websites, tap on the click on “Cut off” and check the Cut off as per your category. Further details are here.