Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level
Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2024: Age Limit, Educational Qualification & Relaxation Criteria

SSC CHSL examination 2024 is conducted for the various posts. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria factors including age limit, educational qualification and others for different posts,
SSC CHSL Eligibility 2024

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2024

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2024: Staff Selection Commission conducts a Combined higher secondary level (CHSL) examination for recruitment in non-technical and clerical positions. The SSC CHSL eligibility criteria prescribed in the official CHSL notification require candidates to have a minimum class 12th educational qualification to be eligible for final selection. The SSC CHSL eligibility is also based on several other parameters like age, nationality, category, disabilities, etc.

SSC CHSL examination is conducted for the recruitment of candidates in the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators in various Ministries/Departments/Statutory Bodies/Offices of the Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/Tribunals, etc. 

Every year around 30 lakh candidates apply for the SSC CHSL examinations, out of which around 15 lakh candidates appear in the examinations. However, analyzing the current SSC recruitment trend, it is expected that there will be a tremendous increase in vacancies.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2024 

Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL exam are required to fulfil the following eligibility criteria in order to ensure their candidature is successfully entertained. These SSC CHSL eligibility criteria pertain to candidates' nationality, age, and educational qualification and post-wise specific requirements. The detailed eligibility criteria for appearing for the SSC CHSL examination are mentioned below:

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2024: Nationality

Candidates appearing for the CHSL Examination are required to ensure that they fulfill the below-mentioned nationality eligibility criteria:

The candidate must be either

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who entered India before the 1st January 1962, with the only intent of settling in India

The SSC CHSL 2024 Exams are also open to Indian nationals who have migrated from the following countries with the intent to permanently settle in India:

  • Pakistan
  • Burma
  • Sri Lanka,
  • East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopi 
  • Vietnam

SSC CHSL 2024 Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL 2024 exam should be between the age of 18 to 27 years as of the date prescribed in the official notification.

There are several age relaxation available for candidates applying based on social category, gender and other criteria. The detailed Category Wise Age Relaxation is mentioned below:

SSC CHSL 2024: Category-Wise Age Relaxation

There are several provisions for age relaxation in the SSC combined higher secondary (10+2) examination. There are different age relaxations for SSC CHSL applicants based on their gender, social class and profession. Below is a table that illustrates these age relaxations:

Category

Age relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

PwBD (Unreserved)

10 years

PwBD (OBC)

13 years

PwBD (SC/ST)

15 years

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

3 years following the date on which the military duty was actually performed minus the real age.

Defense personnel who became injured during hostilities with any foreign country or in a volatile situation and were subsequently discharged

3 years

Defense personnel who became unable to perform their duties while engaged in combat with any foreign nation or in a volatile situation and were subsequently discharged (SC/ST)

8 years

Central Govt. Civilian Employees with a minimum of three years of uninterrupted, regular employment as of the application deadline.

Upto 40 years of age

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who belong to SC/ST  with a minimum of three years of uninterrupted, regular employment as of the application deadline.

Upto 45 years of age

Divorced Women/ Widows/Women judicially separated and who have yet to remarry

Up to 35 years of age

Divorced Women/ Widows/Women judicially separated and who have yet to remarry and also belong to SC/ST category 

Up to 40 years of age

SSC CHSL 2024 Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL 2024 examination must have a minimum qualification of 10+2 from any recognized board.  However, the post-wise specific educational requirement is mentioned below:

  • For JSA, PA/ LDC/ SA, and DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): Candidates should have qualified the class 12th  Standard or equivalent exam from a recognized Board or University.
  • For 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.

The candidates must possess Essential qualifications on or before the closing date for receipt of online applications as prescribed in the SSC CHSL official notification.

SSC CHSL permissible disabilities

Post

  • Permissible Disabilities

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

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)

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can a candidate apply for SSC CHSL Exam 2022 if he/she has done their class 12 in commerce?

All candidates who have completed 12th grade are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL.

What is the last date to apply for SSC CHSL 2022?

As per the official examination calendar, the last date to apply for the SSC CHSL Recruitment was December 4, 2022.

When did the application process began for SSC CHSL 2022?

As per the official examination calendar, the application process began on November 5, 2022.

What is the Vacancy in SSC CHSL 2022?

As per the official notification, the SSC CHSL vacancy is set as 4500.

What is the minimum education eligibility for SSC CHSL 2022?

Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL 2022 must have a minimum 10+2 pass qualification.

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