SSC-CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017-18 – Age limit, Educational Qualification & All That You Should Know!

Are you applying for the SSC-CHSL 2017-18 exam? Check SSC-CHSL eligibility criteria before you apply for the SSC-CHSL 2017-18 examination. 

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017


SSC-CHSL 2017-18 examination is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The official SSC notification for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam was released on 18th November 2017 for 3,259 vacancies. 


Given below is the break-up vacancies across different posts. 


SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017


As the online registration for the SSC-CHSL has already begun and will end soon by 18th December 2017, it’s high time you check your eligibility for the same. 

In this post, we have discussed varied eligibility criteria that are required to be fulfilled by the candidate before he/she applies for the SSC-CHSL examination.

SSC-CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017-18: Nationality 

Nationality/ Citizenship:

A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or 
(b) a subject of Nepal, or 
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or 
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
(e) 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. Provided that 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. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after, the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/ her by the Government of India.

SSC-CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017-18: Age Limit

An SSC-CHSL applicant should be between 18 – 27 years as on 1.08.2018 i.e. a candidate should not be born before 2-08-1991 not later than 1-08-2000. 

However, there is a provision for the upper age relaxation for the reserved category. 

SSC-CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017-18: Age Relaxation 

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017

SSC-CHSL Notification 2017-18: Educational Qualification as on 1.08.2018

i. Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

ii. For Data Entry Operator 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. 

As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.1995 published in Gazette of India, all the degree/ diplomas/ certificates including technical education degree/ diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission. 

Candidates who have not yet acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and produce documentary evidence from the Board/ University in support thereof as on 01.08.2018 will also be eligible for the SSC-CHSL 2017-18 examination. 

All candidates who are called for appearing in the document verification will be required to produce the relevant Certificate in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, etc. as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01.08.2018 failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission. 
The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cutoff date i.e. 01.08.2018 and he/ she has been declared passed, will be considered to have the required Educational Qualification.

Now that you know whether or not you fulfil the basic SSC-CHSL eligibility criteria 2017, apply for the SSC-CHSL 2017-18 exam and kick-start your preparation. 

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017

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