SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020: Age, Educational Qualification and Reservation

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Mar 22, 2020

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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 is defined by Staff Selection Commission. SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria is similar for various posts in terms of nationality and age limit but different in terms of educational qualification requirements. Only aspirants satisfying the eligibility criteria can fill SSC CHSL Application Form 2020 till  January 10, 2020.

  • The age limit of the candidates should range between 18 – 27 years as on January 1, 2020. 
  • Candidates must have passed class 12 from any recognized Board for the posts of LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO.
  • However, for the post of DEO Grade-A in C&AG office, candidates must have passed class 12 with Science stream and Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Candidates appearing in class 12 are also eligible to register for SSC CHSL 2020 provided they qualify and submit the supporting documents before January 1, 2020.

Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL exam to recruit candidates for the posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk in various departments and ministries of government of India.

Download SSC CHSL 2020 Notification Brochure


SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020 – Nationality

To apply for SSC CHSL 2020, candidate must be the citizen of the following areas:

  1. A citizen of India, or
  2. A subject of Nepal, or 
  3. A subject of Bhutan, or (d)
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India, before January 1,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
  5. A person of Indian origin who 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.

Provided that candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) will have to produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. These candidates will be allowed to appear in the examination but offer of appointment will be given only after the submission of certificate of eligibility.

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020 – Academic Qualification

Candidates must have the following educational qualifications to appear for SSC CHSL 2020:

For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The candidates must have passed class 12 in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

Note: Candidates who have not yet acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and produce supporting documentary evidence from the Board/ University as on January 1, 2020 are also eligible.

Must Read How to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2020?


SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020 – Age Limit

The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 27 years as on January 1, 2020. It means candidates born not before January 2, 1993 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible to apply for the exam.

SSC CHSL Age Relaxation

Relaxation in terms of age limit is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Below is the table for relaxation over and above the age limit for candidates appearing for SSC CHSL 2020.

Categories Age Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
PWD + OBC 13 years
PWD + SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST). 8 years
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST). Up to 45 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. 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

Download SSC CHSL Previous Years’ Question Papers


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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priyaranjan marik
I am 12th pass student from West Bengal board I have no other quallification and certificate can I eligible for sscchsl?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Priyaranjan, yes, students who have passed intermediate are considered eligible for this exam. Thus, you too can appear in SSC CHSL.
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pawan
iam a bi.p.c student cani eligible for ssc chsl
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Pawan, as there is no percentage criteria, thus, you are eligible for this exam.
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prakash kajjewad
Art student apply kr sakenge kya?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Prakash, yes, art students are eligible to apply.