SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020 | Age Limit, Qualification, Attempts

SSC CHSL Eligibility
SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020

Whenever you are preparing for SSC CHSL Exam (Highly Competitive Exam) for which more than 30 Lakh aspirants apply for each attempt, its necessary to know SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020 in terms of age limit, number of attempts, relaxation for different categories, etc. Once you have analysed the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Eligibility, you can completely focus on preparation. So, its necessary to clear basics first.

You might not be aware that few SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria’s vary as per post you have applied. All such minute details related to SSC CHSL Exam Eligibility 2020 will be explained. So, make sure you read this article till end.

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2020

In this detailed article on SSC CHSL Eligibility, we will majorly focus on:

  1. SSC CHSL Age Limit 2020
  2. SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
  3. SSC CHSL Educational Qualification
  4. SSC CHSL Relaxation for SC/ST, OBC
  5. SSC CHSL Number of Attempts
  6. SSC CHSL Eligibility Based on Location
  7. Category of Disability to be selected in Registration Form based on your “Type of Disability”

SSC CHSL Eligibility Based on Location

Aspirant applying for SSC CHSL Exam must be:

  1. Indian Citizen  (or)
  2. Subject of Nepal (or)
  3. Subject of Bhutan

(Aspirant can also be a Tibetan Refugee who is in India before 1st of January 1962 with intention of permanently residing in India)

99% of SSC CHSL aspirants reading this article are Indian Citizens, so no issue in this section !

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification

Let’s see different posts filled through SSC CHSL Exam so that educational Qualification for each post can be given individually. Here is the list:

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’
SSC CHSL Posts SSC CHSL Eligibility 
For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEO post in C&AG) Candidate must have Passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized University
For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in C&AG Candidate must have Passed 12th Standard in Science Stream with Mathematics as a Subject from a recognized University

Graduates are also eligible for SSC CHSL Exam (which constitutes a major chunk of aspirants every year!)

SSC CHSL Age Limit 2020

SSC CHSL Age Limit: 18-27 Years

If you want to apply for SSC CHSL Exam 2020, then your age must be between 18-27 years as on 01-01-2020

Which means that you must be Born After 02-01-1993 and Before 01-01-2002 (Start and End Date Inclusive)

Is their Reservation/Relaxation in SSC CHSL Exam?

Yes. Relaxation in the Age limit and Number of Attempts exists for candidates belonging to different categories like OBC, SC/ST, PwD, Ex-Servicemen, Defence Forces Disabled Persons, Central Government Civilian Employee and Widows/ Divorced Women.

Also Check: SSC CHSL Syllabus (Topic-Wise Weightage)

SSC CHSL Eligibility Relaxation

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria is relaxed for the candidates beloging to following categories.

Different Categories SSC CHSL Age Relaxation above the upper age limit   
SC/ ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PwD (Unreserved) 10 Years
PwD (OBC) 13 Years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 Years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 Years (After Deducting Military Service)
Defence Personnel disabled in operation 3 Years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation (SC/ST) 8 Years
Central Government Civilian Employees (Min 3 Years Service) Upto 40 Years of Age 
Central Government Civilian Employees (Min 3 Years Service) (SC/ST) Upto 45 Years of Age 
Widows/ Divorced Women Up to 35 years of age 
Widows/ Divorced Women (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age 

Are 'Person with Disabilities' (PwD) Candidates Eligible for all the Posts?

No. PwD candiates are eligible for limited posts based on your disability. Check the Table below of SSC CHSL Eligibility:

ssc chsl Eligibility 2020

How to Apply for SSC CHSL Exam?

You can apply for SSC CHSL Exam via Online Mode Only.

SSC CHSL application

Category of Disability to be selected in Registration Form based on your "Type of Disability"

You can apply for SSC CHSL Exam via Online Mode Only.

Disability Type Category  of disability to be selected in Application form 
Blindness & low vision VH 
Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, acid attack victims, leprosy cured, dwarfism and muscular dystrophy. OH
Deaf & hard of hearing HH
Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness. Others
Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness. Others


We have seen SSC CHSL Exam Eligibility Criteria for various queries like age limit, educational qualification, category wise age relaxation, etc and many more things. Now, what avaits you from getting a government job is Self Preparation. We have already made a detailed strategy of SSC CHSL Exam 2020 (This strategy is made by SSC CHSL Toppers 2018-19).

Now its your duty to study as per strategy. And if you still have any doubts related to SSC CHSL Age Limit or Eligibility, do let our team know in the comment section below. Your query will be solved within 24 Hours.

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