SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria, SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam

The eligibility criteria for the SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) examination are essential to check before applying. Here’s a detailed explanation of the eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL:

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria


  1. Citizenship: Candidates 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 January 1, 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.

Age Limit Of SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

  1. For Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA), and Data Entry Operators (DEO): Candidates must be between 18 and 27 years old as of the specified cutoff date. In other words, the candidate’s date of birth should not be later than the cutoff date and should not be earlier than the specified date.

Educational Qualifications of SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

  1. Candidates must have passed 10+2 (Intermediate) or its equivalent examination from a recognized board or university.

Important Points:

  1. Date of Birth: The date of birth recorded in the 10+2 (Intermediate) or equivalent certificate will be accepted as proof of age.
  2. Educational Qualifications: Candidates should ensure that they possess the required educational qualifications at the time of applying for the examination.
  3. Nationality: The eligibility criteria for nationality include Indian citizens and certain categories of foreign nationals, as mentioned above.
  4. Age Relaxation: Age relaxation is applicable for reserved categories as per government rules. The specific age relaxation for various categories (e.g., SC/ST, OBC, PwD, Ex-Servicemen, etc.) will be mentioned in the official SSC CHSL notification.
  5. Disqualifications: Candidates who have previously been debarred by the SSC from examinations are not eligible to apply.
  6. Physical Fitness: There are no specific physical fitness requirements for SSC CHSL, as it is primarily a clerical and data entry level examination.

It’s crucial for candidates to thoroughly understand the SSC CHSL eligibility criteria to ensure they meet all the requirements before applying for the examination. Additionally, they should refer to the official SSC CHSL notification for the specific year they are applying for to get the most up-to-date information regarding eligibility criteria and other important details related to the examination.

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