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
is there any specialization in ssc chsl. a paper without maths. is the maths very difficult in ssc chsl. how many marks is dedicated to maths in ssc chsl
In CHSL topics covered under Quantitative aptitude are Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work, etc. The carries 50 marks and will have 25 questions to attempt. A negative marking of 0.50 marks will be applicable in the exam.
So if you have a basic knowledge of class 6 to 10 (higher secondary level) , then you can easily prepare. Seems like you are weak at math. there is no other alternative for math section in this exam, you cannot ignore or skip the entire section but you can focus only on simple questions and skip the tough ones to avoid time waste and negative marking. It is not going to be that tough if you practice well. Only daily practice can make you confident, first see the entire QA syllabus and shortlist all the easy topics and focus on those. Practice as many as previous year question papers as possible, and take up daily mock tests. You can very well use a lot of educational apps like gradeup,testbook,unacademy etc to prepare. They explain the concept and provide all the practice material you need.More importantly , these apps and its video lessons will help you learn a lot of tip and short tricks to tackle each type of questions , which will be very time saving during the exam.Find out such online resources or by best reference books for the section and practice, NCERT books can be very helpful to cover basics. Also since you are worried about math , make sure that you are well prepared for all the other sections.
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best books to prepare for ssc chsl? and best books for ssc mstg
For CHSL Topics under English Language section :Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion, One Word Substitution, etc.
Topics under General Intelligence :Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, etc.
Topics under Quantitative aptitude: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work, etc.
Areas to cover for GK:History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research.
Books for English
Objective General English by SP Bakshi
Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
A Mirror of Common Errors by Dr Ashok Kumar Singh
Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan
Words Idioms & Phrases by Arihant Experts
Plinth to Paramount by KD Campus
Perfect Competitive English by Kiran Prakashan
Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav
Books for General Awareness
General Knowledge by Lucent Publication
NCERT Books – Class X, XII
Books for Logical Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
Easiest method to prepare effectively is by solving previous year question papers and practicing mock tests on a daily basis. Be strong with your basics. Easpecially in math, as it is high school level , you can first brush up the concept and then proceed to topicwise practice.
For SSC MTS:
Kiran publications is a very good choice but section-wise lists of books are as follows:
For English: Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh and Wren & Martin( for basics) by P.C Wren.
For GK: Lucent's Objective General Knowledge by Lucent Publication and Lucent's G.K paperback by Dr.Binay Karna, Sanjeev Kumar, and Manwendra Mukul.
For Math: Kiran by Kiran's Publications and Magical book on quicker maths (M. Tyra) by BSC Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
For Logical reasoning: Lucent Reasoning by Lucent Publication and Arihant by Arihant Publication
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is maths a necessary subject in class 11 and 12 for students who wan to do ssc chsl
No, it is not necessary to have maths in your 11th to be eligible for SSC CHSL examination.
to be eligible for the post of DEO Grade A in the Office of C&AG i. e Comptroller and Auditor General , it mandatory to have studied math in 10+ 2
This is because,
The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL is provided below :-
*For the post of LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO i. e for the posts other than DEOs in C&AG :- You must have passed 12th or equivalent in any stream from a recognised Board.
So, without maths, after you 12th you will be eligible for SSC CHSL for LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO
* DEOs in C&AG :- You must pass 12th in science stream with math.
So, without maths, you won't be eligible for DEOs in C&AG
* to be eligible minimum age should be 18 years
* maximum age should be 27 years, there's 3 year relaxation on upper age limit for obc and of 5 years for sc/st category
For detailed information visit our page the link for the same is provided below
I have entered class 10 Roll No. as F98564D - 9876 in my SSC CHSL 2020 registration. Can they reject me during document verification due to extra space and hyphen given in between? Letters are correct though.(Note: Only / and - are allowed. If Roll code and No. is given then Roll code - Roll No.)
No you will not be rejected based on this . If you have entered the right roll number in the same format given in your 10th certificate , then you do not have to worry. Moreover during document verification ,you can say the space was entered by mistake, if they ask. Such small typing mistakes won't be an issue. They mainly strict with the format of photo and signature ,so rejections will happen only on the basis of mistakes in the same. So instead of worrying about that focus on your preparation and do well in the exam.
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Sir I have written another mobile number instead of registered mobile number in ssc mts document verification form. What should i do next.?
In SSC , when you are filling any online form , you should be extra careful as after submitting it ,edting will not be possible whatsoever. But in your case , it will not be that be an issue. However,during direct document verification ,you may inform them about the mistake and handle it. Notifications , updates or any kind of information will be sent to either your registered mobile number or email id. If you further concerned about this , you can try emailing them about this directly or contact their helpline and ask for assistance.
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