SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017

The Eligibility Criteria for 2017 SSC CHSL includes set of parameters in categories like age, educational qualifications, nationality etc.

Candidates are expected to meet these eligibility criteria before filling the application forms for 2017 SSC CHSL.

Failure to qualify in any one or more of the above parameters will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidature of the candidates.

The Eligibility Criteria for SSC CHSL are determined by SSC (Staff Selection Commission) body. Below are the various parameters for eligibility described in detail.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria – Nationality

 According to the eligibility parameters set by SSC, nationality of candidates appearing for SSC CHSL should be either:

  • Indian Citizen, or
  • Subject from Bhutan, or
  • Subject from Nepal, or
  • Refugee from Tibet who have entered India before 1st January 1962 with permanent settlement intention, or
  • Indian origin candidate migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African Nations (Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Zaire, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya)

Apart from citizens of India, all other nationality candidates should have valid proof of Indian citizenship issued by the Indian government

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Educational Qualifications

Academic Qualifications are the next set of parameters used by SSC to filter eligible candidates from non-eligible ones.

  • Applicants interested in SSC CHSL examination must be minimum 12th standard passed. Any other exam equivalent to 10+2 from recognized board will be considered eligible.
  • Degrees obtained via DEM (Distance Education Mode) or Open Universities must be IGNOU recognized.
  • Final year students from graduate examination can also apply, provided they have proof of passing the degree examination at the time of recruitment.
  • Candidates will have to bring original formats of all required documents.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2017 – Age Limit

Another important eligibility parameter is age of the candidate. As per the SSC, candidates appearing in SSC CHSL Exams should be minimum 18 years and maximum 27 years of age. Class-X passing certificate or birth certificate will be used as document of proof.

As per the Indian constitution, reserved category candidates will be given age relaxations which are as follows:

                                           Category Age-Relaxation
SC/ ST (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe)  5 years
OBC (Other Backward Classes)  3 years
PH (Physically Handicapped)  10 years
PH + OBC (Physically Handicapped + Other Backward Classes)  13 years
PH + SC/ST (Physically Handicapped + Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe)  15 years
Ex-Servicemen (General/Unreserved) 03 years
Ex-Servicemen (Other Backward Classes) 06 years
Ex-Servicemen (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe) 08 years
Central Government- Civilian Employees (Unreserved/General) Up to forty years age
Central Government- Civilian Employees (Other Backward Classes) Up to forty-three years age
Central Government- Civilian Employees (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe) Up to forty-five years age
J&K (Jammu & Kashmir) domiciled candidates (General/ Unreserved 5 years
J&K (Jammu & Kashmir) domiciled candidates (Other Backward Classes) 8 years
J&K (Jammu & Kashmir) domiciled candidates (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe) 10 years
Divorced Women/ Widows / judicially separated (General/ Unreserved) Up to thirty-five years age
Divorced Women/ Widows / judicially separated (Other Backward Classes) Up to thirty-eight years age
 Divorced Women/ Widows / judicially separated (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe) Up to forty years age
Defence Personnel- disabled (General/ Unreserved) 5 years
Defence Personnel- disabled (Other Backward Classes) 8 years
Defence Personnel- disabled (Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe) 10 years


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