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

ssc chsl eligibility criteria

 

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 2017 – Do your Eligibility Analysis

 

 

According to the latest SSC CHSL Exam Notification released on 7th October 2016, the online CHSL exam is going to be conducted from 7th January 2017 to 5th February 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017

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 2017 – Step 3

 

 

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

 

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.
The Commission has received a number of representations for relaxation in the cutoff date to 1st August 2016. The proposal has been accepted and now all the candidates, who meet the age limit criteria as on 1st August 2016 and 1st January 2017, will be eligible to apply.

 

You can read the official notification as below:

age limitation date

 

 

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. Category Age Relaxation (beyond upper age limit)
01 SC/ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
02 PH 10 years
04 PH + OBC 13 years
05 PH + SC/ST 15 years
09 Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
10 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
11 Ex-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.
15 Central 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
17 Central 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
19 Central 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
21 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. (Unreserved/General) 5 years
22 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. (OBC) 8 years
23 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. (SC/ST) 10 years
24 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (Unreserved/General) Up to 35 years of age
25 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (OBC) Up to 38 years of age
26 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age
27 Defence 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
28 Defence 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
29 Defence 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
33 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (Unreserved/General) Up to 45 years of age
34 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (OBC) Up to 48 years of age
35 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (SC/ST) Up to 50 years of age
36 Retrenched 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.
37 Retrenched 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
38 Retrenched 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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50 thoughts on “SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit & Relaxations for LDC, DEO

  1. Sneha

    I have Telangana state caste certificate..So can I use it for age relaxation..Or I have to produce a central govt caste certificate for SSC chsl exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sneha,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      You can use the caste certificate issued by the Telangana Government for claiming age benefit for the SSC CHSL Exam.

      All the Best! Kindly keep sharing your queries with us!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. prasanna

    Hello sir/ madam
    I am a obc women candidate..so what is height required for ssc chsl sub inspector posts for a obc women?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Prasanna,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The minimum height required for a women candidate for Sub-Inspector posts is, 157 cms.

      All the Best!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. dinesh

    Hello sir/ madam
    i have completed telengana open inter may i elegible for this exam or not

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Dinesh,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to appear for the SSC CHSL Exam.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Tarun

    Hello sir/medam.

    Sir I have done 12 standard from commerce
    Stream so sir can I apply chsl examination 2017
    Please reply sir….

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Tarun,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes you are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL 2017 exam, but if you wish to apply for the Data Entry Operator Posts, then you need to fulfil these Educational Qualifications (EQ),
      (1) 12th standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject form a recognised Board or equivalent.
      (2) A speed test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on computer.

      For the other SSC CHSL Posts, like that of Postal/Sorting Assistants, LDC and Court Clerks, there is a Typing Test in the Tire 2 stage which is Skill Test stage.

      Hope these details clear your confusion.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Ankit

    I am from humanities stream without maths am I eligible for CHSL ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ankit,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL Exam for the posts of LDC, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, and Court Clerks.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Kumari Manisha

    Hi Sir.. I am a bcom hons 2year student of lovely Professional University.. And in search of a government job. Could u please suggest me the forms that i could fill up.

  7. 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

    • 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

  8. sumitra sahu

    Hello sir
    I am doing as contract teacher at govt high school on computers subject. My present age is 32.2 may I HV apply for chsl exam or any govt jobs. I need yr
    Help how I will apply for govt jobs.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sumitra Sahu,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      If you want to know about other government exams and their eligibility, kindly go through Top 10 Government Recruitment Exams to Apply in 2017!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. Harikishan

    Hello sir, I have up sc caste certificte . Can I us it in ssc CHSL exam. Am I eligible to get benefits in age and marit?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Harikishan,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible to get the age relaxation and cutoff benefits under SC criteria. You can apply.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  10. Ashu

    Sir I completed my 12th class from science stream andbi got 65 % and 52 marks in maths am I eligible for chsl exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ashu,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes, you are eligible to appear for the SSC CHSL exam. There is as such no minimum percentage defined to be attained by the candidate in the Maths subject.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. Abhishek

    I want to appear for next exam. When can i apply?

    • 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

  12. Rishabh shivhare

    Hello sir/madam,
    I have completed my graduation as b.com in 2016.
    So, can I apply for this exam.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rishabh,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes you are eligible to apply for the SSC CHSL exam. But as you had already completed your Graduation Degree, it would be advisable if you would prepare meticulously and appear for other competitive exams like IBPS PP and Clerk and IBPS RRB Office Assistants.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regard,
      Eduncle Team

  13. P. Tanmaya

    Hello Sir/Madam , Do i need ‘Diploma in Computers’ like DCA to be eligible for SSC CHSL exam…

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello P. Tanmaya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!

      It is not necessary to possess a Diploma in Computers to be eligible for SSC CHSL Examination. The only criteria to enter the recruitment process is that you must pass your 12th Class examination from a recognized Board or University

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  14. Abhishek sharma

    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

    • 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

  15. Parth arora

    Sir i have completed my 12th from cbse board with commerce with maths as a subject .. I am not from science stream …so i am eligible or not for ssc?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Parth Arora,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible for the posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant, Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  16. Manoj Kumar MS

    Good Evening Sir
    Can an ex serviceman apply for CHSL if he has Degree from I GNOU also Graduation Equivalent certificate from Indian Navy…but does not have +2. thanks

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Manoj Kumar MS,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible to apply.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. rajkumar balakrishna

    sir, I am an Ex-serviceman.after my 10th I joined In indian air force. I have not done 10+2. But I have been issued with the Indian air Force armed forces Graduation equivalent certification from the Indian Armed forces. i served in the Indian Air Force for 20 Years. Can i apply for the job in ssc chsl 10+2

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rajkumar Balakrishna,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL Examination.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  18. karishma

    hello sir,
    i m karishma from delhi. i passed my 12 from noida. and from sicence stream with out maths. so m i eligible for the 2017 LDC, Panchayat Secretary Posts, which will going to held on 7th october.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Karishma,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible for the posts. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  19. Ramya

    Sir,
    I have done my 12th in MPC (Maths Physics and chemistry) . Am I applicable for post of data entry operator in ssc chsl. Plz reply fast.
    Thank you

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ramya,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL Exam.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  20. Ramya

    Thank sir. It’s very kind of you to answer.
    I’ve just one more doubt.

    I’m from OBC but due to some reason my cate certificate got rejected during renewal. I’ve qualified chsl prelims 2016. I’ve got marks above the cutoff of UR category. Will they reject my candidature during final certificate verification if I fail to submit OBC certificate? Can I opt to be valued under UR category instead?

    Thanq

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ramya,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      As you got marks above UR category and failed to provide caste certificate, your marks will be evaluated under UR category. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  21. AVINASH AGNIHOTRI

    Sir/madam
    Maine SSC CHSL 2015 me document verification ke time education qualification me sirf B.Sc ki detail fill krwa di h or SSC CHSL me 10+2 magte h baki 10+2 tk ki marks sheet or certificate self attach kr me laga diye h to koi problem to nhi hogi

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Avinash Agnihotri,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Don’t worry, the minimum qualification for the exam is 10+2. You can fill your current qualification. As you have also attached the mark sheets of 12th class, they will consider it. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  22. BALAKRISHNA RAJKUMAR

    I m an exserviceman …during the document verification in ssc chsl 2015….i could not submit the OBC CASTE CERTIFICATE due to some problem. i have given an undertaking that I could not produce the OBC caste certificate AND I MAY PLEASE BE CONSIDERED IN GENERAL UNRESERVED CATEGORY FOR SSC CHSL 2015…WILL I BE SELECTED FOR THE JOB…KINDLY HELP SIR..

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Balakrishna Rajkumar,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      You will be selected under the unreserved category as you were unable to provide the caste certificate.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  23. Rahul

    Sir i have passed 12th in second attempt from cbse as private candidate.. Am i eligible for government exams?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rahul,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you are eligible.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  24. Rajkisho chourasia

    Sir kindly reply to my question
    I’v passed 10+2 science with math as a subject but unfortunately failed to secure minimum pass marks in math therefore will I be eligible for DEO.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rajkisho Chourasia,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      You have to pass 12th standard in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent to apply for DEO post.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  25. BALAKRISHNA RAJKUMAR

    SIR GUD EVENING…

    I am an exserviceman…when I applied for chsl 10+2 2015 I applied in OBC EX SERVICEMAN CATEGORY..DURING MY DOCUMENT VERIFICATION I COULD NOT ABLE TO SUBMIT MY OBC CERTIFICATE…I HAVE GIVEN AN UNDERTAKING THAT I AM NOT IN POSSESSION OF OBC CERTIFICATE..SO I MAY BE TREATED AS UR GENERAL EXSERVICEMAN CATEGORY FOR THE SAID JOB…CAN I GET A JOB IN PA/SA/LDC…PLEASE HELP ME OUT…IN THE DOCUMENT VERIFICATION SHEET THEY HAVE PROVISION REJECTED ME FOR NOT SUMITTED OBC CERTIFICATE…BUT IN REMARKS THEY HAVE WRITTEN AS NOT IN POSSESSION OF OBC CERTIFICATE INDIVIDUAL SUMITTED AN APPLICATION TO TREAT HIM AS UR GENERAL EXSERVICEMAN…CAN I GET A JOB IN POSTAL ASSISTANT

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Balakrishna Rajkumar,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      You will get the job if you clear the cutoffs under UR category. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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