SSC MTS Time Management Tips

SSC Mutlti Tasking Staff Exam 2017 : Get detailed SSC MTS Time Management Tips both section wise and overall

SSC MTS Time Management Tips 2017

SSC MTS Tier I Exam in on the way and students need to be well prepared. The SSC MTS exam dates for MTS tier 1 examination are 30th April, 14th May, 28th May, 4th June and 11th June 2017. But, the question of the hour becomes “Are you all well-prepared for the exam?”. An effective SSC MTS preparation can be only when you prepare according to SSC MTS exam pattern and syllabus.

Time management is an essential tool to prosper in any competitive examination. A proper time management is always a result of better accuracy. We present you a few SSC MTS Time Management Tips to help you for your exam.

SSC MTS Tier I- Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Before we get started with the Time Management Tips for SSC MTS Tier I, you shouls have a sound knowledge about SSC MTS Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

The SSC Multitasking Staff Exam is conducted in two stages:

Stage 1– Written exam
Stage 2– Descriptive exam

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Written Exam (Paper-I) Objective Type]

The objective paper will consist of four sections namely-


Max. Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability


2 Hours or 120 Minutes
Numerical Aptitude


General English


General Awareness




Descriptive Exam (Paper II)

The descriptive paper will be an essay, letter or precis writing-



Max Marks

Time Duration

Essay writing and Letter writing

(English or desired language as selected)


30 minutes

SSC MTS Time Management Tips during Exam

SSC MTS Time Management Tips

The total marks of SSC MTS Tier I Paper is of 150 marks and the time duration is of 120 minutes. This implies that you have 0.8 minutes per question i.e. 48 seconds. When you minus an approx. of 5 minutes for switch between questions and 15 minutes to read and preview question paper, you will be getting a time duration of 80 minutes to solve 150 questions. So, find a way out to manage your time in the exam and you are half way ahead.

Key points to be followed in the examination

  • Figure out your strengths and weaknesses. Attempt the questions which are easy first followed by tough questions.
  • Don’t stick to a particular question. Invest your time in questions that are worth it.
  • Make use of rough sheets for calculation purpose.


SSC MTS Time Management Tips – Section wise

  • Utilize a minute in solving questions that you can. Tough questions can be solved later.
  • Read the questions carefully and if you feel it is confusing/ tough, skip it.
  • Try to use shortcuts/ tricks to solve questions. They will help you a lot of time which you can utilize further.
  • Generally questions from Reasoning and Quant are time consuming. Pick up the questions which are short and comprehension with less calculations involved and attempt them.
  • So you need to attempt sufficient number of questions in each section.
  • Please keep in mind that you have a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Prepare thoroughly so that you get an idea of which are your weak areas and which are strong ones. Please make sure you don’t lose track of any topic/ section.


Stay tuned for more updates on SSC MTS 2017 Time Management Tips. All the best!



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