SSC CHSL Eligibility

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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before you apply for any job, it is important to know the complete eligibility criteria for the same. SSC specifies a certain eligibility criteria to apply for SSC CHSL job. You need to follow SSC CHSL eligibility criteria to be eligible for the posts, failing which your candidature will be rejected. The SSC CHSL eligibility criteria consist of some basic parameters. Thus, before starting the SSC CHSL application you need to go through the notification thoroughly and make sure you are able to complete the application process successfully.

SSC CHSL Educational Criteria

SSC mentions specific educational criteria for all who are willing to apply for the post under SSC CHSL exam. The job being of 'higher secondary level', the minimum educational qualification required to apply for SSC CHSL 2020 exam recruitment is as follows-

S.noName of the PostEducational Qualification
01 LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG) The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
02 Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent

SSC CHSL Age Criteria

If you are applying for SSC CHSL exam , you need to follow a certain age criteria. SSC has specified a minimum and maximum age limit in the official notification of SSC CHSL 2020. The minimum age required to apply for SSC CHSL is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 27 years. The age will be considered as on January, 01, 2021. In order to apply for the SSC CHSL exam, candidates must born not before January 02, 1994 and not later than January 01, 2003. Further details are given below:

S.NoName of the PostAge criteria
01 Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Data Entry Operator, Grade "A" 18-27 years as on 01-01-2020

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SSC CHSL Age Relaxation

SSC also provides relaxation in age for some categories. If you come under one of these categories you will be eligible for the respective relaxation. Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for different categories in SSC CHSL 2020 are as follows:

S.No.CategoryUpper Age Limit  Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
3 Person with Disabilities (PwD)
  • General : 10 years
  • OBC : 13 years
  • SC/ ST : 15 Years
5 Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application
6 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
7 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof
  • General/ OBC : 3 years
  • SC/ ST : 8 years
8 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
  • General/ OBC : Upto 40 years
  • SC/ ST :Upto 45 years
9 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried
  • General/ OBC : Up to 35 years
  • SC/ ST : Up to 40 years

Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant:

One arm affected (OA), Both legs affected (BL), One leg affected (OL), One arm and one leg affected (OAL), Blind (B), Low vision (LV) & Hearing Handicapped (HH), are eligible for the posts of Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant.

Detailed SSC CHSL exam pattern

Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:

One leg affected (OL), One arm affected (OA), One arm one leg affected (OAL), Both legs affected but not Arms (BL), Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance (MW), Blind (B), Low vision (LV), Hearing handicapped (HH) are eligible for the posts of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant.

Data Entry Operators (DEOs):

One arm affected (OA), One leg affected (OL), One arm and one leg affected (OAL), Both Legs affected(BL), Hearing handicapped (HH) and Low Vission (LV) are eligible for the posts of Data Entry Operators.


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