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. 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:-
To be eligible for SSC CHSL Exam, candidate must be either of the following:-
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.
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.
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|
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Following table indicates the relaxation in age provided to certain classes.
|SSC CHSL Upper Age Limit Relaxation||Category|
|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|
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|
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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.
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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 can lose 0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt.
Ques. Is there any Interview in the SSC CHSL exam?
Ans: No. In fact, all the selections are made on the basis of written exam only. Tier III exam is qualifying in nature only.
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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.