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February 21, 2018 • 12:00 am

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Relaxations for LDC, DEO

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Dear CHSL Candidates!!

 

 

Seeking jobs after you complete your 12th class education is not easy. But if it is your choice and you want to pursue a government job, then the SSC CHSL Examination can be the most appropriate selection for you, as the minimum SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria is just 12th passed.

 

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CHSL Exam for the recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk.

 

 

 

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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Do your Eligibility Analysis

 

 

According to the latest SSC CHSL Exam Notification released on 18th November 2017, the online CHSL exam is going to be conducted from 04th March 2018 to 26th March 2018 for recruitment of PA / SA, DEO, LDC and Court Clerk.

 

Before applying for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination, you must check the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2018 first.

 

Basically, the eligibility criteria for the educational qualification is well known by you all that you should be 12th class passed. But there are many other different categories of eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL Exam 2018 that should also be considered by you before applying for CHSL online i.e. age limit, nationality, reservation etc.

 

In case you don’t fulfill all the conditions and apply, your candidature will be rejected by the commission from the recruitment process.

 

 

If you want to take part in SSC CHSL Online Application Process then, you should first confirm your SSC CHSL Eligibility by analyzing the following conditions step by step:

 

Nationality / Citizenship

 

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification

 

SSC CHSL Age Limit 2018

 

Relaxation for Various Categories

 

Certification Process

 

 

 

SSC CHSL Eligibility [Nationality / Citizenship] - Step 1

 

 

Candidates applying for the CHSL exam must possess the citizenship in the following ways:

 

A candidate must be either-

 

A citizen of India, or

 

A subject of Nepal, or

 

A subject of Bhutan, or

 

A Tibetan refugee who came over 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 (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

 

Note: - A candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

 

 

 

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification - Step 2

 

 

In order to appear for SSC CHSL Exam, you must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

 

Some other important points:

 

If you possess any Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode, then that must be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU.

 

Skill Test Eligibility [Revised]

 

12th standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent. When you are called for typing test/skill test, you should bring all the original educational certificates and documents.

 

 

SSC CHSL Age Limit 2018 - Step 3

 

 

After clearing the above-mentioned eligibility conditions, you are required to make yourself confirmed about meeting the age limit criteria.

 

The instructions of the Government (DoP&T) contained in OM No. 14017/70/87-Estt. (RR) dated 14.7.1988 contains the guidelines for Age limit for Competitive Examinations held by Staff Selection Commission.

 

According to the latest notification of CHSL 2018 the age limit for SSC CHSL candidates set by the officials is 18-27 years as on 1st August 2018. There is no change in this date would be made.

 

You can read the official notification as below:

 

 

SSC CHSL Age Limit

 

 

Is There Any Relaxation for Different Categories Regarding Age Limit?

 

The commission has allowed relaxation to some categories in concern with the upper age limit. The categories with the details of upper age limit are listed below:

 

 

Code No.CategoryAge Relaxation (beyond upper age limit)
01SC/ST5 years
02OBC3 years
02PH10 years
04PH + OBC13 years
05PH + SC/ST15 years
09Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
10Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
11Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
15Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date.Up to 40 years
17Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date.Up to 43 years of age
19Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date.Up to 45 years of age
21Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.5 years
22Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.5 years
23Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.5 years
24Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (Unreserved/General)Up to 35 years of age
25Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (OBC)Up to 38 years of age
26Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
27Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. (Unreserved/General)5 years
28Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. (OBC)8 (5+3) years
29Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. (SC/ST)10 (5+5) years
33Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (Unreserved/General)Up to 45 years of age
34Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (OBC)Up to 48 years of age
35Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (SC/ST)Up to 50 years of age
36Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India. (Unreserved/ General) [They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies]3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service.
37Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India. (OBC) [They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies]3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service + 3 years
38Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India. (SC/ST) [They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies]3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service+ 5 years

 

 

 

What is the certification process for acquiring these relaxations?

 

 

If you come under any of the above-listed categories and want to avail the benefit of the permissible relaxation to those categories, you must follow the procedure given below:

 

You have to submit the requisite certificate from the reliable authority at the time of Skill Test/Document Verification.

 

The formats of the certificates should be the same as provided at the official website.

 

If you don’t submit the certificates in the same format, it will be rejected.

 

 

 

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In this article, we have covered all the important eligibility criteria conditions for CHSL exam.

If you still have any doubt related to SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria, please place them in the comment box given below.

 

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  • Gurpreet
    Hi.. i hv done+2 wd commerce sbjcts...for what position can i apply in ssc chsl?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Gurpreet,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for sharing your query with us!   You can apply for all posts.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Anchal
    I have passed my 12th from cbse but I got only 59.4%marks .can I apply for all posts of ssc?
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  • Anchal
    I have passed my 12th from cbse but I got only 59.4%marks .can I apply for ssc??
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Anchal &nbps; Yes, you are eligible for SSC Exams. &nbps; Thanks, Eduncle Team
  • J.p Verma
    Sir my D.o.b is 25/08/1999 or I have passed 12th exam (science) can I apply for LDC 2017-18 exam. Please reply sir
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello J.P. Verma,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   The age limit for SSC CHSL candidates set by officials is 18-27 years as on 1st January 2017. It means you should not be born before 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 1999.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Rakesh Pandurang Gaikwad
    sir,i have completed diploma engg.after ssc.then i compled my graduation in engg.can i eligible for various post of chsl examination...
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rakesh Gaikwad,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL Exam.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ashu
    Sir, I want to know ,that I am from general category if I got marks that needed in cutoff and other reserved candidates get marks according to their cutt offs , so reserved candidate will chosen over me or there is fixed seats for each category , Please tell quickly
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Abhishek Sharma, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   There are fixed seats reserved for each category.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ranjeet
    Hello sir Maine 12th paas kar liya or ab main ssc karna chahta hu. And 12th maine biology se kiya hai to kya main ssc kar sakta hun pls reply sir
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Ranjeet, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   Yes, you can easily apply for SSC CHSL Exam. All the best!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Rahul
    Sir i have passed 12th in second attempt from cbse as private candidate.. Am i eligible for government exams?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rahul, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   Yes, you are eligible.   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Santosh Yadav
    dear eduncle ! mai 12th me iss samaya hu aur 2019 me board exam dunga kya anewale ssc chsl ka exam de sakta
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  • Abhishek Bhandari
    I want to appear for next exam. When can i apply?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Abhishek, Greetings from Eduncle! Officials at SSC haven't released the notification for SSC CHSL 2017 Recruitment. Kindly stay connected with Eduncle for latest developments regarding SSC CHSL Exam. As soon as the official notification for the exam is released, you can apply for the exam. Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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