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September 19, 2022 • 19:13 pm

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

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

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Findig the right job after completing your 12th class 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.

If you are looking forward to appear for the SSC CHSL exam for any of the mentioned posts, you must check the complete eligiblilty criteria including educational qualificational and age limit. 



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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Do your Eligibility Analysis


The latest SSC CHSL Exam Notification has been released for the recruitment of PA / SA, DEO, LDC and Court Clerk. According to the latest notification, the registration process for SSC CHSL 2022 exam will start from 05th november 2022. You can visit the official website to fill out the SSC CHSL Online Application Form

But before applying for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination, you must check the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2022 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 2022 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.

Confirm your SSC CHSL Eligibility by analyzing the following conditions step by step:


Nationality / Citizenship

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification 

SSC CHSL Age Limit

Relaxation for Various Categories

Certification Process



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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 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.



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SSC CHSL Age Limit 2022 - Step 3


After clearing the above-mentioned eligibility conditions, you are required to make yourself confirmed about meeting the SSC CHSL 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.

The age limit for SSC CHSL candidates set by the officials is 18-27 years.



Age Relaxation for Different Categories in SSC CHSL 2022 Exam


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


Code No.


Age Relaxation (beyond upper age limit)



5 years



3 years


PwD (Unreserved)

10 years



13 years


PwD (SC/ ST)

15 years


Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.


Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.

05 years


Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.

03 years


Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST).

08 years


Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.

Up to 40 years of age.


Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST).

Up to 45 years of age


Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.

Up to 35 years of age.


Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially

Up to 40 years of age.



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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.


Thank You!!



Showing 10 comments out of 208
  • Sakshey sharma

    I have done 12th in commerce stream can i give the ssc chsl test?

  • Deepak pandey

    Hi sir, I recently retired from army serving 16years and 9month. I had done my 12 from CBSE board having combination of PCMB CAN I APPLY FOR SSC EXAM.

  • Sneha pandey

    Sir I am currently pursuing psychology honors third year and i have filled 10+2 as the educational qualification for ssc chsl 2019 as I wont be getting my provisional graduation degree before January 2021. Sir is this correct as per eligibility criteria and my candidature won't be subject to cancellation?


    Hello Sneha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply with 10+2 qualification for SSC CHSL examination.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Suresh pal

    I am Suresh 10+2 qulfication age 43 kaiya main ssc ka paper de sakta hu

  • Ashalatha b m

    Hi sir, i am 28 years march 1991. Am i eligbl or not sir. Because they have mentioned 3yrs of age relaxation for obc catagory. So can i apply for this job. Or to get age relaxation we want to submit any documents during filling the application. Plz answer me sir

  • Gajanan bharade

    HSC with Vocational is eligible for postal or sorting assistant post of department of post.

  • Ujjwal kumar

    Sir I have complete 12 with commerce with maths .can I eligible for attend all posts in SSC CHSL


    Hello Ujjwal,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The eligibility for all SSC CHSL posts is 12th standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent. If you satisfied the criteria, then you are eligible.
    Thank You!

  • Liankhanding

    Can class10 pass but waiting result of class12 can apply chsl exam?

  • Gital

    Hello sir, I am gital .my birth date is 01.09.2001 .can I apply for this posts


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