SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age, Qualification, Nationality
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2021 - The SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2021 is prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission. Aspirants wanting to appear for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination need to first meet SSC CHSL eligibility criteria to get recruited. SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2021 is mentioned in the official SSC CHSL 2021 notification, which was released November 6, 2020. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level eligibility criteria mainly consists of age, education qualification and nationality. Aspirants fulfilling the CHSL eligibility criteria for the SSC CHSL 2021 exam can fill the SSC CHSL application form 2021 by visiting the SSC official website - ssc.nic.in. If candidates fail to meet the SSC CHSL eligibility requirements at any stage of the SSC CHSL selection process 2021 they will be disqualified from the SSC CHSL recruitment process. Applicants applying for various SSC CHSL posts in different government Ministries/ Departments must read the SSC CHSL eligibility details carefully. To Know more about the SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2021 go through the article below.
SSC CHSL Overview
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination
SSC CHSL exam
Exam Conducting Body
Staff Selection Commission
Level of exam
Age - 18 to 27 years
Nationality - Indian
Academic degree - Post graduate degree
Stages of exam
Pen and paper (offline)
Skill/ typing test
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2021
The SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level eligibility criteria for applicants wanting to apply for SSC CHSL 2021 examination basically consists of three major factors, they are as follows:
Age of applicant
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2021 - As Per SSC guidelines
Applicants filling the SSC CHSL application form 2021 examination must first meet the eligibility details for the SSC CHSL exam as prescribed by the Commission. The details of SSC CHSL 2021 eligibility for different factors has been mentioned below:
As per the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2021 notification, the aspirants applying for CHSL exam must be a citizen of India or must meet any of the below mentioned nationality criteria.
Citizen of India or
Subject of Bhutan/ Nepal or
Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before the January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
Person of Indian origin 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
Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL 2021 exam must be between the age group of 18 to 27 years as per the cutoff date prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission. 27 years is the upper age limit for UR category applicants whereas reserved category candidates are given relaxation in the upper age limit. To know about the SSC CHSL age relaxation for different categories check the table below.
SSC CHSL age relaxation for different categories
Relaxation in SSC CHSL Age Limit
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Candidates had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989
Person with Disabilities (PwD)
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
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have been in regular and continuous service for at least 3 years as on the last date of online application
Upto 40 years
Upto 40 years
Upto 45 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried
Up to 35 years
Up to 35 years
Up to 40 years
Educational qualification is also an important factor in determining the eligibility of aspirants for the SSC CHSL 2021 exam. Any applicant who has passed 12th standard can apply for the SSC CHSL exam. Mostly the educational qualification required for all the SSC CHSL posts is the same except for Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’ in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India where there is a minor difference. See the table below for more information on the SSC CHSL educational qualifications eligibility details:
SSC CHSL education qualification as per posts
Name of post
LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO
Passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University
Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’ in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Passed 12th standard pass in science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
Applicants applying for the SSC CHSL exam also have to meet certain physical standards set by the SSC. Candidates with some disabilities are eligible to apply for the SSC CHSL exam. Check the permissible disabilities for the SSC CHSL in the table below.
SSC CHSL 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
Note: Candidates also need to fulfill some other physical standard eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Commission in the official SSC CHSL notification.
SSC CHSL Application Form 2021
Candidates who meet the SSC CHSL 2021 eligibility criteria can apply for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2021 exam. The SSC CHSL application form 2021 was released on the SSC website on November 6, 2020. To apply for the CHSL examination candidates need to first register themselves and then complete the SSC CHSL application form process. Applicants need to pay a fee of Rs 100 for UR & OBC category and NIL for reserved category to successfully submit the SSC application.
How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2021
Candidates preparing for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam can follow the tips mentioned below to crack the SSC CHSL exam.
Make a time table for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam preparation
Make short and crisp notes of the important topics while studying
Focus on topics with higher weightage in the exam
Refer standard and most preferred books for the SSC CHSL preparation
Solve previous year SSC CHSL questions papers and samples papers, etc.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age, Qualification, Nationality
Question: When is the SSC CHSL 2021 notification going to be released?
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2021 notification was released on November 6, 2020.
Question: What is the upper age limit to apply for the SSC CHSL?
The upper age limit to apply for SSC CHSL exam is 27 years for unreserved category.
Question: What is the academic qualification required for the SSC CHSL exam?
Applicant must be 12th passed from a recognised board to apply for CHSL exam.
Question: How many papers are there in the SSC CHSL selection process?
SSC CHSL 2021 selection process has two papers.
Question: Are there certain physical standards that applicants have to apply for the SSC CHSL exam?
Yes, some posts under the SSC CHSL exam require applicants to fulfill certain physical requirements.
Question: Can a 12th pass student apply for SSC CHSL?
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Questions related to SSC CHSL
while downloadind my SSC CHSL admit card I am providing with my registration number, my name and my date of birth but its not accepting the details. My application status is provisionally accepted. what to do next? pls help me someone
Admit Cards for all the region has not been released yet. For example, SSC CHSL Admit Card for Bihar region has not been announced. So first of all you have to get to know your region you belong to.
Have a look at the list region wise-
1. Northern Region- Delhi Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
2. Southern Region- Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, and Tamilnadu
3. Eastern Region- Orissa West Bengal Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
4. Western Region- Maharashtra Gujarat and Goa
5. North Western Region- JnK Haryana Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
6. Central Region- Uttar Pradesh Bihar
7. North Eastern Region- Assam Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur Tripura Mizoram Nagaland
8. MP Sub region- Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
9. KKR region- Karnataka and Kerala
Have look at the process to download your SSC CHSL TIER 1 Admit Card
1. Go to the official website of SSC ssc.nic.in
2. An Admit Card option will be displayed on your Screen, click on download admit card CHSL TIER 1 2020
3. Enter your details like D.O.B
4. Click on search button
Remember click on the link according to your region, that's why I have listed all the states as per their region.
Are people who submitted their ssc chsl 2020 forms with spectacles but with clearly visible eyes rejected? They are able to download their admits na? Please someone reply... I have done the same in ssc cgl 2020.please!
Firstly, It's technically wrong that you are having power and you are not mentioning that in your form about that. Secondly, you will surely be issued the admit card as they will check it later even if they have to
But if you have not that huge power I don't think it should be much problem. Inform them about that in advance. Surely it will help you .
Hope that helps.
sir my DOB is wrong in admit card of ssc chsl admit card and I have no id proof of the same DOB.my exam held on 12 April what I do please tell me
Sorry but There is nothing know you can do anything about it because they give correction time to fix error but i think you should go attend the exam .
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I have applied for SSC CHSL under EWS category. But i got my EWS certificate made after applying for CHSL. so am I eligible for EWS or not? Please clarify.
Yes, you will be able to avail e w s reservation it doesn't matter even if your certificate has been made after applying for SSC CHSL examination , SSC CHSL has 3 tiers and your documents will be verified after you qualify the tier 3 for the purpose of joining letter and in general the validity of E W S certificate is one financial year so you should have a valid certificate in the time of document verification.
To, help you further, here's a brief of SSC CHSL examination pattern and preparation tips :-
Your SSC CHSL examination is conducted in three levels or tiers which are listed below:-
*tier -I :- it is Computer Based examination and questions are asked from General Intelligence, English Language, , Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
*Tier - II :- it is a descriptive examination and is conducted in pen and paper mode . You have to write a letter or an application in 150 - 200 words and also an essay in 200 - 250 words either in Hindi or English.
* tier - III:- it is a skill or typing test.
To prepare well you can follow the below tips :-
First of all go through its syllabus at:-
The list of best books that you can use to cover your SSC ChsL syllabus are listed below
*Elementary & Advanced Mathematics: Kiran Prakashan
*Advance maths for General Competitions: Rakesh Yadav/KD Publications
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING
*Verbal and non-verbal reasoning: R. S. Aggarwal
*Analytical Reasoning: M. K. Pandey
*General Knowledge: Dr Binary Karn /Lucent
*Also read newspaper for current affairs
*a mirror of Common Errors: Dr Ashok Kumar /Academic and test publication
*Competitive General English: Kiran Prakashan
*Objective General English: S. P. Bakshi
For details regarding books for SSC CHSL, you can visit our page the link for the same is provided below
* make a routine, and strictly follow it ,give more time to your weak areas in your routine . Routine will be very helpful for you as it will help you to study in a systematic way and avoid wastage of time and procrastination
* Prepare short notes :- you should prepare subjectwise short notes , it will help you a lot during your revision for your exam
* Revise :- the syllabus of SSC ChsL is wide so revision is must otherwise you may not be able to recall what all you have studied during your exam
* Essay & letter writing :- You should do letter and essay writing practice as in tier II you will have to write letter and essay.
*Practice mock test papers:- it will help you to understand the examination pattern, types and difficulty level of questions which are asked in exam, you will also get to know your preparation level and then can work on your weak areas to perform well in your examination.
* if you are not good at typing then you should do typing practice as well for the tier 3 to improve your speed and accuracy of the typing
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ssc chsl,in form name written as per 10th(surname +myname+ father name).but in photo id(i have only aadhar currently) written like surname+myname and father name(care of) is written backside in aadhar.will this create any issue at exam center?
No, it will not create any problem. Adhaar card is for identification purpose, you need to carry the Adhaar card for identity of yourself. In SSC HCSL application form you need to fill the name, father's name, mother's name and date of birth as per the details in the class 10th certificate. As you have filled the application form according to the class 10th certificate your application will be accepted.