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SSC CHSL Eligibility 2021: Nationality, Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Reservation and Other Criteria

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Apr 13, 2021

SSC conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level, or CHSL Exam every year to recruit candidates for positions like Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator. These are the junior level posts which act as a backbone for the functioning of the Government.

Tier-I exam for SSC CHSL 2021 will be conducted by SSC from 12th April, 2021 to 27th April 2021. Application Process for SSC CHSL Exam 2020 got over on 26th December 2020. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

Candidates are requested to check the eligibility for CHSL Exam before applying for the same. It includes eligibility involving citizenship, education, age, etc.

Eligibility Criteria for SSC CHSL 2021 Exam can be divided into the following major categories:-

  1. Nationality
  2. Educational Qualification
  3. Age Limit
SSC CHSL Nationality

SSC CHSL Eligibility: Nationality/Citizenship

To be eligible for SSC CHSL Exam, candidate must be either of the following:-

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

Note: All the candidates other than the citizens of India have to produce a certificate of eligibility. This will be issued by the government of India for such citizens. They will be employed only if they are able to produce that certificate before the authorities when demanded.

SSC CHSL Age Limit

SSC CHSL Eligibility: Age Limit

Age limit for SSC CHSL Exam has been set between 18 and 27 years of age. This is calculated as per the 1st January of the year of Exam, i.e., for 2021, it would be 1st January 2021. It means that the candidate should have been born between 2nd January 1994 and 1st January 2003.

Age Limit for Different Posts

Following table indicates the age limit for different posts.

Post Minimum Age Maximum Age
LDC/JSA 18 years 27 years
PA/SA 18 years 27 years
DEO 18 years 27 years

For more details regarding Application Process: Click Here

Age Relaxation

Following table indicates the relaxation in age provided to certain classes.

SSC CHSL Upper Age Limit Relaxation Category
5 Years SC/ST
3 Years OBC
10 Years PwD (Unreserved)
13 Years PwD (OBC)
15 years PwD (SC/ST)
3 years after deducting the military service rendered from the actual age on the last date for receipt of online application Ex-Servicemen (ESM)
5 years Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1s Jan 1980 to 31st December 1989
3 years Defence personnel disabled in hostilities with a foreign nation
8 years Defence personnel disabled in hostilities with a foreign nation (SC/ST)
Up to 40 years of age Civilian Central Government Employees who have rendered at least 3 years of regular and continuous service as on a closing date for receipt of online application
Up to 45 years of age Civilian Central Government Employees who have rendered at least 3 years of regular and continuous service as on a closing date for receipt of online application (SC/ST)
Up to 35 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not married
Up to 40 years of age Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not married (SC/ST)
Up to 45 years of age Service Clerks in the last year of their service in the Armed Forces
Up to 50 years of age Service Clerks in the last year of their service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)
(3 years) + (the length of service rendered by them in connection with census and weightage of past service) Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India
SSC CHSL Educational

SSC CHSL Eligibility: Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed the 12th Standard Exam or intermediate exam to appear for the SSC CHSL Exam from a recognized Board or University. Following table provides you the details of all the educational requirements.

CHSL Posts Educational Qualification
LDC/JSA 12th passed or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university
PA/SA 12th passed or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university
DEO 12th passed or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university
DEO in Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) 12th passed in Science Stream with Mathematics as a subject, or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university

SSC CHSL Practice Papers: Click Here

SSC CHSL Physical

SSC CHSL Eligibility: Physical Disability

SSC allows certain physical deformities/disabilities for specific jobs. THey are allowed to write the exam. This relaxation can vary according to the post. Following is the list of the disabilities allowed for different posts.

Disability SSC CHSL Posts
One Leg Affected (OL) Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk
One Arm Affected (OA) Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk
One Arm One Leg Affected (OAL) Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk
Both Leg Affected but not Arm (BL) Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk
Muscular weakness and limited Physical Endurance (MW) Posting Assistant/ Sorting Assistant
Blind (B) Posting Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, LDC
Low Vision (LV) Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk
Hearing Handicapped (HH) Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC,

Note: Candidates are requested to go through the eligibility criteria carefully for proper understanding of the required standards set by the SSC. They must keep their relevant documents with them during verification to avoid any last-minute trouble.

For information regarding SSC CHSL Admit Card: Click Here

SSC CHSL FAQs

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria: FAQs

Ques. Who can apply for the SSC CHSL exam 2020?

Ans: Candidates must have passed the Senior Secondary or Intermediate Exam to be eligible for SSC CHSL Exam, and must be of 18-27 years of age. They also need to satisfy the Nationality Criteria.

Ques. Can a candidate appear for the SSC CHSL Exam at more than 27 years of age?

Ans: Yes. Usually, the eligible age is 18-27 years. But for some reserved categories, there are age relaxations. Candidates belonging to such criterias can appear after 27 years of age.

Ques. What is the syllabus for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Ans: SSC CHSL is an exam having three levels called Tiers. Tier I is a computer-based exam that asks questions based on Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Tier II is a descriptive paper with questions on Essay/Letter/Application Writing. Tier III is either a typing test, or some other test depending upon the post that has been applied for.

Ques. Are there any negative marks in the SSC CHSL Exam?

Ans: Yes. In Tier-I of the exam, a candidate will lose 0.50 marks for each incorrect attempt.

Ques. Is there any sectional cut-off in the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans: Yes. Candidates need to clear both the sectional as well as the overall cutoff to clear the Tier-I of the SSC CHSL Exam.

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

Comments


66 Comments
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amit kumar
Telle I am eligible for ssc chal if I was pass overall in class 12
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nitin yaduvanshi

Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL examination as you are satisfying the basic eligibility criteria required for the exam .i.e. one must have cleared or appearing in class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.

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koyena biswas
I have One Leg Affected, for which all posts am I eligible to apply?
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jaya garg

Hi. Candidate with One Leg Affected (OL) can apply for posts including Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk. More details related to SSC CHSL Eligibility: Physical Disability are here.

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neha
What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the DEO in Comptroller and Auditor General of India exam?
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jaya garg

Hi. Candidates planning to give the exam, DEO in Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) must have completed 12th in Science Stream with Mathematics as a subject, or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university. More details of SSC CHSL Eligibility are here.

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gouri kumari
What is the SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria in terms of age, I am 17 years old, can I apply?
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jaya garg

Hi. Candidates planning to apply for the exam must be aged between 18 and 27 years and the age is calculated as per the 1st January of the year of Exam, i.e., for 2021, it would be 1st January 2021. It means that the candidate should have been born between 2nd January 1994 and 1st January 2003, so in your case, you can’t apply.

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sheetal chib
Is SSC Chsl a good job?
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jaya garg

Hi Sheetal. Yes, there are ample job opportunities that can be explored later; moreover, one can give the internal exams to get promoted. Work harder and after some years, you will become inspector.

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prahasti
What is SSC Chsl exam eligibility?
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jaya garg

Hi Prahasti. Minimum age eligibility for the candidates to appear for SSC CHSL is between 18 and 27 years as on January 1, 2021, also they have must have passed class 12.
Other details related to eligibility criteria are mentioned here.
 

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priya
how much typing speed is required for ssc chsl?
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jaya garg

Hi Priya. Candidates opting for English medium must have a typing speed of 35 words each minute. However, candidates who opted for Hindi medium must have a typing speed of 30 words per minute. Refer here for more details. 
 

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priya
what is age relaxation in ssc chsl?
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jaya garg

Hi Priya. The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 27 years as on January 1, 2020. However, age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to reserved category, for instance SC/ST category candidates get 5 years age relaxation. More details are here.
 

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pawan
Hello Sir'm pawan singh my date of birth 24-07-1997 If I can apply for an army tread in the SSC, then tell me how to apply Sir PLZZZZZ
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manika gupta

Hi, The age limit is 20 to 27 years of age for applicants. Candidates who want to apply for the SSC course should have passed a requisite Engineering Degree course or should be in the final year of Engineering Degree course. Candidates in the final year should have the proof of passing the course by October 1, 2020. For more information, please refer, SSC Exam.

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ayush gupta
My date of birth 01/01/2003 Can i apply for ssc chsl
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devnath tiwary

Dear Ayush Gupta

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible to apply because your date of birth is almost 18 years of age and the age limit to apply for SSC CHSL is between 18-27 years. You have also passed 10+2 from any recognized Board for LDC, JSA, PA/SA, and DEO posts. For more details, kindly go through this link – SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

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kumari asha
My doc is 25 sept 1990 obc category can I apply for SSC chsl.....my current age is 30 year 3months ...
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gurpreet singh

Hi Asha

The minimum age to apply for SSC CHSL is 18 years and the maximum age is 27 but there is some relaxation for the reserved category. For OBC category there is a relaxation of 3 years i.e you can apply if you are 30 years.  For more information you can visit on our official website of SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

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saloni jamwal
SALONI JAMWAL My DOB is 4.1.2003 according to this I will be 18 years old as on 4th of January rather than 1st of January. Please suggest am I elligibal for age limit 18-27. Because there is 2 days difference
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swati srivastava

Hi Saloni, Greetings. SSC CHSL is a national level entrance exam. You will eligible once you attain 18 years of age. For more details visit: SSC CHSL EXAM

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vino
My DOB is 18.02.1993 and am a Sc candidates.. am i eligible to apply
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diya suresh

Hi Vino, Although the maximum age limit to apply is 27 years, but there is a relaxation of 5 years for SC category students. Therefore, you are eligible to apply for the upcoming tier 1 exam. To get more details of SSC CHSL eligibility click here.

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manish
My DOB is 24.12.2002 I am pursuing bcom hon can I also apply ( not for job)
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gurpreet singh

Hi Manish

The minimum age required for SSC CHSL is 18 years which you already qualified. So you are eligible to apply for the exam

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lekshmi
sir i am lechu my date of birth is 22 august 1993 i am general category is i am eligible for chsl 2020
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diya suresh

Hi Lekshmi, Unfortunately the maximum age limit to apply for general category students is 27 years and you have exceeded that age, hence you are not eligible. You can apply next year provided you satisfy other eligibility criterias. Click here to know more. 

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tamanna
Hlo. I am Tamanna DOB 2003 (OBC). Can I apply for this?
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aditi arun

Hello Tamanna,

If you are completing 18 years of your age on the 1st of January 2021, you can apply for SSC CHSL 2021. To know more about the eligibility criteria, visit- SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

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kaufi
I m sneha meri age 27 ho chukhi h kya journal k liy hariyana may age relaxation nhi h
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diya suresh

Hi Kaufi, The maximum age limit is 27, however there are  certain age relaxation permissible for reserved category. For details of SSC CHSL reservation and relaxations click here.

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jeenu
i am jeeva.D.O.B 03-12-1991. obc. can i apply for this
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aditi arun

Hello Jeenu,

Yes, you can apply for SSC CHSL as the maximum age limit for an OBC candidate is 30 years. For information on eligibility criteria, visit – SSC CHSL Eligibility

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payal sonkar
Sir SSC chsl ke liye 12% kitna hona chahiye
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gurpreet singh

Hi Payal

Click Here to know the eligibility criteria.

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geddamrevathi
Sir my DOB 5-7-1992 category SC can I apply for this?
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diya suresh

Hi Geddamrevathi, Yes you are eligible to apply as there is age relaxation of 5 years for reserved category students. For more details on SSC eligibility click here.