How to Crack SSC MTS Exam in First Attempt -SSC MTS Preparation Tips & Tricks

By | May 18, 2017

Today we are going to discuss, How to crack SSC MTS Exam in the first attempt. Check out SSC MTS Exam Preparation Tips & Tricks with detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus Analysis.

No one wants to write the same exam again and again and seeing the level of the MTS exam, you should aim to clear it in one go. The vacancies are only 8300 this year and the competition is high. What is needed now from the aspirants is that they should study from the right source, give the right mocks, analyze them properly and learn from their mistakes?  Clearing this exam should be the only target set in your mind and you need to focus all your energy and concentrated efforts to clear this exam with good marks.

In this article, we will describe on things you should keep in mind while you are preparing for MTS Examination.

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Know the pattern

Before preparing for any exam, it is imperative to know the pattern of that exam. Your strategy should be based on the type, level and tie allotted for that section. This exam is in offline mode i.e. you can go through all questions at once, scribble on the question and save your time. The written examination will consist of (Paper-I) objective type paper and (Paper-II) descriptive type. There will be 120 minutes to solve 150 questions which are enough considering the level of the questions. All questions carry equal mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer. The detailed pattern is as follows:

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2017

SSC MTS Exam Pattern 2017

Complete your Syllabus

You should be thorough with the entire SSC MTS Exam Syllabus. Practice from books and learn every different type of questions that are being asked in this exam. Do not get carried away by tough questions. Keep in mind the level of difficulty if this exam.

Regular Study

You need to study daily for clearing this exam. The occasional study won’t let you anywhere near the cutoff. The seats are very less add the competition is very high. When devoting 2-3 hours daily can fetch you a job, there should not be any point of excuse.

Create a plan

Make your own study plan. We have shared week by week study plan that covers entire syllabus and also takes care of revision. Or you can customize this plan and start studying. It is important to be regular and to stick to your plan.

Practice from Sample Papers

After completing your syllabus, it is must for serious aspirants to write mock tests. It is important to know where you stand in comparison to other aspirants. Also, it is important to know which the areas where you need improvement. We at Gradeup are constantly evolving and are providing 20 mock tests, both in English and in Hindi a very reasonable price. There is one free test which will tell you the level of the tests. Make it a habit of giving one mock test in a day and analyzing it properly.

Please read below to read the section wise strategy

General Awareness

Do not refer multiple topics to study this section. Do not download any new stuff. Read your notes. We daily share the GK Updates.  Read the GK Updates of last 4 months, from January 2017 to April 2017. Do not learn the numbers or figures. You should know the name of the important personalities, awards, honors, important events that took place in these four months. This whole current affairs exercise should not take your more than 1-2 hours for a month. So maximum 6 hours in a whole week you should devote to this.

English

It is important to know grammar and rules. A lot of questions are asked from fill in the blanks and error spotting. A good hold on grammar and vocabulary would easily sail you through the cut-off. Topic-wise modules with questions which are scientifically designed by the experienced teachers are provided for free by us which you can refer by clicking here.

Next important topic in English is One Word Substitution, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction, Reading Comprehension of which almost 18 questions are asked. Make it a habit to practice 20 minutes in the early morning and 20 minutes at night to solve our free practice tests on these two topics from the link given above. You will surely get good marks if you will holistically follow this in the last 7 days.

Numerical Aptitude

This is a very scoring section and the level of questions is also very basic. You need to be accurate in your calculations. The two important topics are Simplification and Interest. Simplification involves questions revolving around BODMAS technique. Practice these questions and learn the concepts and basic fundamentals of divisibility, HCF, LCM etc. Practice the questions which involve the application of multiple concepts. Learn all the important formulas. Questions where direct application of formulas is asked in MTS examination.

Next important and easy topic is Trigonometry and Heights and Distances, Mensuration, Geometry, and DI. The secret to success in Mathematics is practice. Don’t just read, start doing. If you are also appearing in SSC CGL Exam then check out SSC CGL New Exam Pattern & Books 2017.

Reasoning Ability

It is very easy to score 10-12 marks in Reasoning Ability but to score 20+ marks, you need to practice. You need to learn which questions are to be attempted first and which ones are to be skipped. The questions are very easy and important topics include directions, coding-decoding, classification and Venn diagrams. However, to score 20+, practice from topics like series, blood relations, and puzzles. The best way to learn this section is through mock tests.

Time Management for Each Section

Time management is very important. You should not devote too much time on a particular section. The table below shows the time which needs to spend while attempting the exam. Use this table as a reference only and modify it according to your skill-set.

Subject No. of Questions Time to be Devoted
Reasoning Ability 25 25
Numerical Aptitude 25 30
English 50 35
General Awareness 50 30
Total 150 120

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