SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Staff Selection Committee (SSC) determines the eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 for the aspiring candidates. SSC CHSL 2020 notification will specify the eligibility criteria of the candidates along with other details. The SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria will mention the minimum standards required to be considered eligible for the job posts available through SSC CHSL exam. The candidate must check if he/she fulfills the SSC CHSL Eligibility before he/she starts filling the application form. SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria is mainly determined on the basis of age, nationality and education qualification. As per SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2020, 12th pass candidates between 18 to 27 years of age can appear for the exam. To know more about SSC CHSL qualification 2020, please go through the article below.
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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

The SSC CHSL 2020 exam consists of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III). SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level (CHSL) Examination is conducted for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India. The SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria mention the eligibility required to be recruited for these posts.

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020 Highlights

  • Candidates other than Indian citizens are allowed to apply for SSC CHSL examination

  • For General Category, the minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 27 years. Age relaxation is permissible for reserved categories

  • The minimum education qualification required is 12th class passing certificate

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

SSC determines the eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 on the basis of the following factors:

  • Nationality

  • Age limit and upper age limit relaxation

  • Educational qualification

SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria- Nationality/Citizenship

According to eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020, a candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or

  2. a subject of Bhutan, or

  3. a subject of Nepal, or

  4. a Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

  5. 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.


  • The candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) mentioned above shall be a person who has been issued a certificate of eligibility by the Government of India.

  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of SSC CHSL eligibility is necessary may be allowed to give the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the required eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

SSC CHSL 2020 Age Limit

The age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on January 01, 2020 (i.e. Candidates who are born not before January 02, 1993, and not later than January 01, 2002).

However, the government allows certain age relaxations to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Age Relaxation for Reserved Categories

According to the of SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria, permissible relaxation in upper age limit for reserved categories is given below:

SSC CHSL Age Limit 2020

S. No.


SSC CHSL Age Limit Increased by


Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years


Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years



3 years

(after deduction of the period for which employee was in military service from the actual age as on last date of online application)


Candidates had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years

SSC CHSL 2020 Age Limit - Permissible relaxation in upper age limit







Person with Disabilities (PwD)

10 years

13 years

15 Years


Defence Personnel who were disabled in military operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and was then released from the service

3 years

3 years

8 years


Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have been in regular and continuous service for at least 3 years as on last date of online application

Upto 40 years of age

Upto 40 years of age

Upto 45 years of age


Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried

Up to 35 years of age

Up to 35 years of age

Up to 40 years of age


  • Only the date of birth mentioned in Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted by the SSC for determining the age of the candidate.

  • Date of Birth filled by the candidate in the online application form will be matched against the date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate for verification.

  • No subsequent request for change will be considered or granted once the application form is submitted.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Educational Qualification

The below table contains the minimum educational qualifications required to be eligible to apply for SSC CHSL exam.

SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria on the basis of Education Qualification

Name of post

Educational qualification

LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG)

12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University

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.


  1. The SSC CHSL eligibility specifies that candidates who have not yet got their minimum educational qualification necessary to be eligible for CHSL examination can appear for the exam provided they get their Essential qualification on or before the cut-off date*.

  2. All the degrees/ diplomas/ certificates awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities** are also eligible for job posts and services under the Central Government. These degrees/ diplomas/ certificates must have been approved by UGC.
    **Such Universities are established by:

  • Act of Parliament or State Legislature

  • Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956

  • Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament

  1. As per UGC Regulations, 2017, the programmes in engineering, medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, architecture and physiotherapy, etc are not permitted to be offered under Open and Distance Learning mode.

  2. The final result of the required educational qualification must have been declared by the Institute/ University by the cut-off date*.
    *This cut-off date will be released in SSC CHSL 2020 notification.

SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Physical standards

i) Permissible disabilities for certain posts as per the eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 are given below:


Permissible Disabilities

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)

Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

One leg affected (OL), One arm affected (OA), One arm and one leg affected (OAL), Both legs affected but not arms (BL), Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance (MW), Cerebral Palsy, Leprosy cured, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims, Blind (B), Low vision (LV), Hard of Hearing (HH), Specific learning disability. Multiple disabilities from amongst disabilities mentioned above

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 Vision (LV) are eligible for the posts of Data Entry Operators

ii) According to SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2020, persons with disabilities are not eligible for any post in Border Roads Organization (BRO). Also, only male candidates are eligible for the posts in the BRO.

For the post of Lower Division Clerk in BRO, following medical standards are required:

  • Physical Efficiency Test


Maximum Marks

Time Available

One Mile Run

Only passing the test is mandatory

10 Minutes

Note: Physical Efficiency Test (For Group ‘C’ Posts) use the same activity.

  • Physical Standards

Region-wise requirement of Physical Standards of personnel for recruitment in GREF (Border Roads Organisation) is listed below:


  • Visual standards

    • 6/12 each eye or Right eye 6/6, Left 6/24.

    • Corrective spectacles are permitted during the visual test.

    • Unaided vision in case of corrected vision will not be below 6/60 in each eye

SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Ex-Servicemen

  • Ex-servicemen who have already used reservation benefits given to ex-servicemen for their re-employment in jobs on civil side of Central Government in Group “C‟ & “D‟ posts are NOT eligible for reservation in ESM category nor for any fee concession, unless he/she gives self-declaration/ undertaking to the concerned employer providing all the details of previous job applications in employment under civil side of government jobs.

  • To be considered as an Ex-Serviceman, the candidate must have either already acquired the status of ex-serviceman or must do so within one year from the last date for receipt of application. This must be supported by documentary evidence from the competent authority.

Who is an Ex-Serviceman?

An 'ex-serviceman' is a person who has served in any rank as a combatant or non-combatant in a military service like Indian Army, Indian Navy or Indian Air Force.

Important Points Related to SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

  • The detailed scrutiny of information declared in the applications with respect to eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 and other aspects will not be done at the time of written examination.

  • At the time of CHSL exam, the candidates will be ‘provisionally’ accepted by the SSC as per the terms and conditions mentioned under SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria in the notification.

  • The detailed scrutiny and verification of various aspects of SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2020 will be undertaken in later stages of recruitment process and if any information is found unsubstantiated or false, the candidature may be cancelled.

SSC CHSL Application Form 2020

All the aspiring applicants meeting the eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 can fill the application form. The application form will be released on November 30, 2020, and the last date to register for SSC CHSL examination will be December 15, 2020. The applicants must fill all the required details in the application form correctly. They must have documentary evidence for any information they have declared in the application form.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: Will the exam be conducted online or offline?


The SSC CGL is conducted in 3 tiers. Tier 1 is a computer-based examination which is conducted in online mode. Tier 2 is a descriptive paper held in offline mode- pen and paper mode. Tier - 3 is a Skill Test/ Typing Test which is conducted in online mode.

Question: Are students in the final year of graduation eligible for SSC CHSL 2020?


No, only 12th class pass students are allowed to give SSC CHSL 2020.

Question: What is eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL 2020?


The eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL includes nationality, age and educational qualifications.

Question: Are only Indian citizens eligible for SSC CHSL 2020 examination?


No, the subjects of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee and a person of Indian origin in certain Asian and African countries with the intention of permanently settling in India are all eligible to apply if a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Question: What is the age limit for SSC CHSL 2020 examination?


The age limit for various job posts through SSC CGL examination is 18-27 years.

Question: What is the basic educational qualification for applying for SSC CGL 2020?


The basic educational qualification is having a 12h class passing certificate.

Question: Can a 12th pass student apply for SSC CHSL?



Question: My father is an ex-serviceman. Am I eligible for age relaxation under ESM reservation?


No, age relaxation/ ESM reservation is not permissible for sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Servicemen.

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ssc chsl ki yeyarikea kare pleaase batao

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 16th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The SSC CHSL Exams is a competitive exam which acts as a gateway to various government posts.The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Tier I (Computer Based Exam)
  • Tier II ( Descriptive Exam)
  • Tier III (Skill/Typing Test)

To score well in the SSC CHSL exam, it is important that you be fully aware of the SSC CHSL Syllabus and the SSC Exam Pattern. I'll recommend you to list down all the topics asked in exam and start preparing for the exam. Give as much mocks you can to increase your speed. Read newspaper daily.

Good Luck


i wrongly. entered my cast i checked after getting hallticket for ssc chsl what should i do now please give me a solution for this problem

Sharon Rose Student Expert 15th Mar, 2020


You cannot make any corrections now or later.You cannot change your category once you have submitted the application and received the admit card.If you have mentioned your category as general you may continue with this if you wish to.Otherwise you have to appear next time .Please be careful while filling the application form.


ssc chsl previous years questions

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 8th Mar, 2020


You can get SSC CHSL previous year  question papers by visiting the link provided below;

It will give you basic idea about the exam and help you analyze your progress as well.


SSC chal admit card download link

Smrity 7th Mar, 2020


The Admit Card for SSC CHSL Tier 1 is released on 4th of March and the link of each region is present on the site provided below:

You can download the above from the official site also:

I hope this Helps.

All the Best!


which books are good to crack SSC chsl exam

Manisha Gupta Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You may refer the books given below:

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Intelligence and Reasoning-

Analytical Reasoning- M.K Pandey

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning- R.S Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical- B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Awareness

General Knowledge- Lucent Publication

Manorama Yearbook- Mammen Mathew and Philip Mathew

Current Affairs- Monthly Magazine and News paper

SSC CHSL Best Book for English Comprehension

Objective General English- S.P Bakshi

Quick Learning Objective General English- R.S Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

Plinth to Paramount- Neetu

SSC CHSL Best Book for Quantitative Aptitude

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic- Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability- Kiran Prakashan

Quantitative Aptitude- R.S Aggarwal

Arithmetic For General Competition Vol 1& 2- Neetu Singh

Good Luck!

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