SSC CHSL Eligibility
All the candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The detailed criteria for SSC CHSL Exam related to eligibility are mentioned in this section
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility of SSC CHSL Depends upon a number of factors such as
- Educational Qualification
The first two conditions are rigid however, in the last condition, relaxation is provided on the basis of the category to which the candidate belongs to. The candidates who are satisfying the eligibility criteria should analyse the SSC CHSL Syllabus and start their preparation.
SSC CHSL Eligibility- Nationality
- A candidate must be a citizen of India.
- Candidate can be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
- A candidate can be Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
- A person of Indian origin, who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
SSC CHSL Eligibility- Educational Qualification
The Candidate applying for SSC CHSL 2019 must have passed class 12 from recognized board/university or any equivalent degree.
The candidate applying for the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India should have completed class 12 in the science stream with mathematics as one of the subjects.
SSC CHSL Eligibility-Age Limit
General Category: A candidate must have attained a minimum age of 18 years and should not be more than 27 years old.
The age relaxations provided for candidates from various categories are as follows:
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|PWD + OBC||13 years|
|PWD + SC/ ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (after deduction of the military service and are rendered from the actual age as on the closing date)||03 years|
|Central Govt. Civilian Employees (At least 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date)||Up to 40 years of age|
|Central Govt. Civilian Employees - SC/ST (At least 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date)||Up to 45 years of age|
|Ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (General category Candidates)||5 years|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who Recruitment||Up to 35 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST)||Up to 40 years of age|
|In case of Defence Personnel disabled(In operation for 3 years during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released thereof)||3 years|
|In case of Defence Personnel disabled - SC/ST(In operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released thereof)||8 (3+5) years|
|In the case of Service Clerks(Last year of active/colour service in the Armed Forces)||Up to 45 years of age|
|In case of Service Clerks - SC/ST (Last year of their active/colour service in the Armed Forces)||Up to 50 years of age|
|Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies)||3 years plus the additional length
(with service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and duration of past service)
SSC CHSL Eligibility-Physically Disabled
|One Leg Affected (OL)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk|
|One Arm Affected (OA)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk|
|One Arm One Leg affected (OAL)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk|
|Both Leg Affected but not Arm (BL)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk|
|Muscular weakness and limited Physical endurance (MW)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant|
|Blind(B)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC|
|Low Vision (LV)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk|
|Hearing Handicapped (HH)||Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC|
Who are Not eligible for SSC CHSL?
The following candidates are not eligible for the exam:
- Candidates not having science with maths in 12th class are not eligible for DEO(Data entry operator).
- Candidates age less than 18 years or more than 27 years(except for reserve classes).
- Candidates not satisfying the Nationality criteria.
SSC CHSL FAQs
Q: What is the SSC CHSL Exam?
Ans: Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in order to recruit candidates for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Postal Assistant (PA), /Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), / Sorting Assistant (SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO).
Q: What is the expected vacancy in the SSC CHSL 2019 exam?
Ans: The SSC committee announces approximately 3259 posts every year in the following departments:
Lower Divisional Clerk: 1855
Postal/Sorting Assistance: 3880
data entry operator: 54
Q: What is the age limit to appear for the exam?
Ans: Candidates below 25 years of age can apply for the CHSL exam
Q: How to apply for SSC CHSL 2019?
Ans: Candidates can apply only in online mode. Application Form will be available on the official website from 5th March 2019.
Q: What is the SSC CHSL 2019 Application Fee?
Ans: Candidates should pay Rs 100 /- as CHSL exam application fee.
Q: What is the Eligibility Criteria?
Ans: To appear for SSC CHSL candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
Q: What is the age relaxation for reserved categories?
Ans: The age relaxation criteria varies for different categories. candidates can refer to the above table for that.