Staff Selection Commission (SSC) declared the final result for paper II on April 28, 2018. It conducted SSC MTS 2017 Re-Exam from September 16 to October 26, 2017. The SSC MTS Paper 1 was conducted as per the new scheme of examination. Under it, the candidates had to solve 100 questions instead of 150. The Commission has released the answer key of SSC MTS 2017. It has been released online and the candidates can challenge it until November 26, 2017. Check details on the selection process, eligibility criteria, answer key, cutoff, result etc of SSC MTS 2017 from this page.

Latest: SSC MTS 2017 Result for withheld candidates has been declared, check it from the “Result” page link in the quick link box.

SSC Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) Recruitment 2017-18

  • Exam Pattern Paper I – Has Changed. Check details below.
  • Vacancy Details – Total No. of Vacancies is 8300 10302
  • Selection Process-Candidates will be selected on the basis of performance of Paper I and Paper II.
  • Age Limit – 18-25 years as on 01.08.2017 ((i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1992 and not later than 01.08.1999).
  • Educational Qualification – Matriculation

Important Dates

Event Dates
Application Begin 31 Dec 2016
Registration Ends on 20 Jan 2017
Issuance of Admit Card 01 Sep 2017
Date of Examination Paper I Re-exam date: 16 Sep to 31 Oct 017
Date of Result Paper I 15 Jan 2018
Date of Paper II Admit Card 19 Jan 2018 onwards!
Date of Examination Paper II 28 Jan 2018
Date of Final Result 28 Apr 2018

Examination Scheme

The written examination will consist of (Paper-I) objective type paper and (Paper II) descriptive type as shown below :

Paper I

Duration: 90 Minutes for General Candidates & 02 Hours for Visually Handicapped /
Cerebral Palsy Candidates

Subject No. of Questions Max Marks
General Intelligence
& Reasoning
25 25
25 25
General English 25 25
25 25

Paper II

Duration: 30 Minutes

Subject Maximum
Short Essay/Letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. 50


  • Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi. The Commission reserves the right to set the questions additionally in regional languages subject to technical feasibility.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Paper-II will be descriptive in which the candidate will be required to write short essay/letter in English or any language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution.
  • Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of recategorization of the post as Group-C and in view of job requirements.
  • Paper-II will be held only for such candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories. The date and time of the Paper will be communicated to shortlisted candidates in due course. Commission reserves the right to set separate qualifying standard in any Part of Paper-I.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification – Must have passed Matriculation Examination OR equivalent from a recognized Board.

Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2017 will also be eligible.

Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Note: One Leg affected (OL), One Arm affected (OA), One Arm One Leg affected (OAL), Both Leg Affected but not Arm (BL), Blind(B), Low Vision (LV), Hearing (H), Communication (C) are eligible of the post of Multi Tasking Staff.

Answer Key

Answer Keys for different examinations are placed on the website. Representations if any, are received, will be scrutinized with the help of experts, wherever necessary, and evaluation will be done with modified answer keys. Commission’s decision regarding modification of the answer keys shall be final and no further representation will be entertained in this regard.

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted for the Paper-II on the basis of their performance in Paper-I. Paper-II will only of qualifying nature. The cut-offs in Paper-I and qualifying marks in Paper-II may be different for vacancies in each State/UT will be fixed at the discretion of the Commission. Candidates for each State/UT will be finally selected based on their performance in Paper-I, subject to their meeting basic qualifying standards fixed in Paper-II.

Provided that SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates will be accommodated against the general/unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs, and PH candidates which will, thus, comprise of SC , ST, OBC and PH candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate in merit list of unreserved category but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.

Physically Handicapped (OH/VH) category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies subject to fitness of such candidate for selection. Such candidates may also be recommended at relaxed standards to the extent of the number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. In so far as cases of Ex-Serviceman are concerned, deduction of the military service rendered from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age.

Success in the examination confers no right of appointment unless government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects of appointment to the service/post.


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