SSC MTS Preparation Tips 2021: Subject-Wise Preparation Strategy to Crack the Exam

SSC MTS Exam is one of the most competitive exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of the Multi Tasking Staff in various departments/ministries/offices of the Government of India. The aspirants who are willing to apply for the upcoming MTS Exam should plan the best preparation strategy to crack the exam in one attempt. Every year more than lakhs of candidates apply for the post, but many fail to crack it due to their weak preparation strategy and high competition level. While the candidates are planning the strategy, they should go through the SSC MTS Syllabus thoroughly to understand the topics important from the perspective of the exam. The MTS Examination will consist of Computer Based Examination (Paper-I), and a Descriptive Paper (Paper-I). In order to qualify in both the selection stages, the candidates should make an effective preparation strategy for the upcoming exam. Hence, we have shared below the list of important subject-wise preparation tips for the candidates aspiring for the upcoming exam.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Intelligence and Reasoning Test assess the ability of the candidates to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, analytical functions, and arithmetical computation. Candidates are advised to practice more and more questions of the General Intelligence and Reasoning section so that they can easily recognize the pattern present in the problem. And also, they are advised that if any questions are very time-consuming, then they should move to the next question and then come back to the question if time allows. This section includes non-verbal types. Some of the important topics in this section are:

  • 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.

English Language

If the candidates have good vocabulary and grammar skills, then they can obtain better results in this section. The candidates should refer to the books like Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis to strengthen the vocabulary portion. They should read newspapers and books to learn new words/phrases on a daily basis and focus on applying those newly learned words to improve their skills in a better manner. Some of the important topics of this section are:

  • Vocabulary.
  • Grammar.
  • Sentence Structure.
  • Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Error Correction.
  • Phrase Replacement, etc.

Numerical Aptitude

The questions asked in the Numerical Aptitude are less difficult than the other section of the SSC MTS Exam. In the first place, the candidates should clear the basic concepts of each section and then move ahead with the advanced level textbooks for practice purposes. They are advised to attempt simpler questions first and then move to the relatively difficult question in the actual exam. They should develop short tricks and memorize formulas as it will help them in solving the questions in less time. Some of the important SSC MTS Topics in this section are as follow:

  • 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 Awareness

The General Awareness section is one of the most scoring sections in the SSC MTS Exam. If the candidates prepare well for this section, then they can easily obtain high scores in less time. The questions are designed to assess the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society. The questions will also be based on current events. Candidates are advised to read newspapers and attempt current affairs quizzes to strengthen the preparation of this section. Some of the important topics in this section are:

  • National and International Events.
  • Sports.
  • History.
  • Culture.
  • Geography.
  • Economic scene.
  • General Polity.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Scientific Research etc.

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