SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Check Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Staff Selection Committee (SSC) determines the criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility for candidates. SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility contains age limit, educational qualification, nationality and more. Only candidates who satisfy the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 can fill the SSC CHSL 2020 application form for SSC CHSL exam. As per SSC CHSL eligibility 2020, 12th pass candidates between the age range of 18 to 27 years are eligible for SSC CHSL 2020. 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. Read the article to know the complete SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria.
Latest: SSC CHSL application form 2020 has been released on November 6, 2020. SSC has released the SSC CHSL 2019 answer key on November 5, 2020. SSC CHSL 2019 result and CHSL cutoff will be released soon.
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Nationality/Citizenship
According to SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility, a candidate must be either:
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
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 2020 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 Eligibility Criteria 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. According to SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria, permissible relaxation in upper age limit for reserved categories is given below:
SSC CHSL 2020 Age limit - Age Relaxation for Reserved Categories
Relaxation in SSC CHSL Age Limit
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
(after deduction of the period for which employee was in military service from the actual age as on the 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
SSC CHSL 2020 Age Limit - Permissible relaxation in upper age limit
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 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 the Matriculation/ Secondary Exam Certificate will be accepted by the SSC as age proof.
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.
SSC will not entertain any changes in SSC CHSL eligibility 2020 once the application form is submitted.
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Educational Qualification
Name of post
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.
SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria 2020 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*.
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
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.
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 Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Physical standards
i) Permissible disabilities for certain posts as per the eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 are given below:
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
One Mile Run
Only passing the test is mandatory
Note: Physical Efficiency Test (For Group ‘C’ Posts) use the same activity.
The region-wise requirement of Physical Standards of personnel for recruitment in GREF (Border Roads Organisation) is listed below:
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 the 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 military services like Indian Army, Indian Navy or Indian Air Force.
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020- Important Points
The candidate's eligibility will be verified at the time of written examination.
At the time of the 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 the recruitment process and if any information is found unsubstantiated or false, the candidature may be cancelled.
SSC has released SSC CHSL application 2020 at its official website on November 6. All the aspiring applicants meeting the eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL 2020 can fill the application form. The last date to register for SSC CHSL examination is 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.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Check Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality
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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Questions related to SSC CHSL
Hello sir ,l did mistake during ssc chsl portal registration.l had filled my class 12 details in place of my Matriculation details. And i have submitted the form I cannot edit. what to do now?
SSC CHSL applications closed long back and SSC generally does not allow any sort of corrections after final submission. So you cannot edit and change anything now. The instructions states that if at any point in time, it is found that the candidate have entered wrong information, the candidature is likely to be cancelled. So all you can do now is to wait till the document verification phase if you clear the exam. During the verification process, it depends on the officials to let it go and make a correction if possible or to reject it.
All the best
my brother filled ssc chsl form with 79.00 % in 12th class but after revaluation got 79.40 % marksheet . is there any problem during document verification
If the re-evaluation result is declared after the date of filling SSC CHSL online application then there won't be any issue during the document verification. The date on the marksheet will be later then the date of application submission. Moreover, the marks scored in the qualifying examination are not given any weightage. You do not have to worry regarding but it is suggested to carry the marksheet obtained before and after the re-evaluation on the day of document verification.
hii i have attached my photograph with editing DOP in ssc chsl registration form but i dont have the original photo with mewith DOP it is without DOP so, will i able to give exam with that simple ORIGINAL photo?
Yes of course you will be able to give exam even if you have different photographs for application and reporting purpose. See there is nothing mentioned in the information brochure of SSC CHSL released by SSC regarding the photographs to be carried at the examination centre. So there is no any compulsion that you have to carry the same photograph as uploaded on the application form of SSC CHSL. Other photographs can also be taken but that should be recent one and of passport size.
Along with two passport size recent colour photographs you have to carry any one ID proof from the list mentioned below :-
> Aadhaar Card/printout of E-Aadhaar,
> Driving License,
> Voter Card,
> PAN Card,
> Identity Card issued by University/College/Government
> Employer ID Card or any photo bearing ID card issued by Central/State Government
For more details kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
how to unblock the ssc account whwre if the otp is not send to both the mobile and e-mail
The OTP will be sent in the e mail id and the phone number which you have given. So i suggest you to check your registered email id or phone number and whether or not you are checking the correct mail and phone number. If you are still not finding the OTP i suggest you to contact the officials through mail. You will find the contact details in the official website. They will guide you what to do next and what further steps you need to take to unblock your SSC account.
Completed my 12th from urdu board can i apply for SSC CHSL and SSC CGL?
The eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL Exam is as follows:
- The SSC Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years.
- For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO: The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
- For Data Entry Operator (DEO) 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.
Eligibility for SSC CGL is:
- The age limit of SSC CGL for various posts is within 18 years to 32 years.
- Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute,Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant etc.
- Junior Statistical Officer : Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at the 12th standard level.
- All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
As long as you completed your 12 board doesn't matter but it should be valid.
Hope this helps!!!!