SSC CHSL – ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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Nationality/Citizenship

A candidate must be either

  1. Citizen of India or
  2. subject of Nepal or
  3. subject of Bhutan or
  4. Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  5. 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 (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour 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 by the Government of India.

Age limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years for Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk.

Relaxation of upper age limit

Code No Category Age relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
1 SC/ST  5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 PH(OH/HH) 10 years
4 PH(OH/HH) + OBC 13 years
5 PH(OH/HH) + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST) 08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
12 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date  5 years
13 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous as on closing date 8 (5+3) years
14 Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date 10 (5+5) years
21 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (unreserved/General) 5 years
22 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (OBC) 8 years
23 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (SC/ST) 10 years 
27 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (unreserved/General) 5 years
28 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof(OBC) 8 (5+3) years
29 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence  thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) years

NOTE- I : Candidate should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only available on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted .

NOTE-II: The period of “Call up Service” of an Ex-Serviceman in the Armed Forces shall also be treated as service rendered in the Armed Forces for purpose of age relaxation, as per rules.

NOTE-III: For any serviceman of the three Armed Forces of the Union to be treated as Ex.Servicemen for the purpose of securing the benefits of reservation, he must have already acquired, at the relevant time of submitting his application for the Post / Service, the status of ex-serviceman and /or is in a position to establish his acquired entitlement by documentary evidence from the competent authority that he would complete specified term of engagement with the Armed Forces within the stipulated period of one year from the Closing Date, or otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency.

EXPLANATION-I :

An Ex-Serviceman means a person who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the Regular Army, Navy, Air Force of the Indian Union, and

  • Who retired from such service after earning his/her pension This would also include persons who are retired/retire at their own request but after having earned their pension; or
  • who has been released from such service on medical grounds attributable to military service/circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  • who has been released, otherwise than on his own request from such service as a result of reduction in establishment; or
  • who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagements, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, and has been given a gratuity; and includes personnel of the Territorial Army of the following categories, namely:-

(a) Pension holders for continuous embodied service,

(b) Persons with disability attributable to military service; and

(c) Gallantry award winners.

EXPLANATION-II

The persons serving in the Armed Forces of the Union, who on retirement from service, would come under the category of ―ex-serviceman‖ may be permitted to apply for re-employment one year before the completion of the specified terms of engagement and avail themselves of all concessions available to ex-servicemen but shall not be permitted to leave the uniform until they complete the specified term of engagement in the Armed Forces of the Union.

NOTE-IV: AGE CONCESSION IS NOT ADMISSIBLE TO SONS, DAUGHTERS AND DEPENDENTS OF EX-SERVICEMEN.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognised board or university by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

All candidates who are called for appearing at the Skill Test/Typing Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification, Community Status certificate etc. failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission. Candidates claiming OBC status may note that certificate on creamy layer status obtained within three years before the last tier of the Examination, i.e. Skill Test in case of Data Entry Operators and Typing Test in case of Lower Division Clerk will only be accepted by the Commission.

VACANCIES / RESERVATION

  1. Firm number of vacancies will be determined in due course.
  2. Reservation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ ExS/ PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders and as communicated by the departments reporting vacancies.
  • One Leg Affected (OL), Both Leg Affected (BL), Hearing Handicapped (HH) and Low Vision (LV) are eligible for the post of Data Entry Operator.
  • Both Legs (BL), One Leg (OL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) & Hearing Handicapped (HH), are eligible for the post of Lower Division Clerk as per extant Government Policy in Force.

Definition of Persons with Disabilities

Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Govt.

Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Candidates claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original (issued by the Competent Authority on or before the last date of online submission of application in the prescribed format available at the end of this advertisement) in support of their claim at the time of Interview/at any stage of the process if provisionally allotted to any of the Participating Organisations. Persons with Disabilities will have to work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the respective Participating Organisation.

Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)

The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

Visually Impaired (VI)

Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely

(i) Total absence of sight,

(ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.

(iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse. Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)

Only those Orthopaedically Challenged candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

BL – Both legs affected but not arms

OA – One arm affected (R or L) –

(a) Impaired reach;

(b) Weakness of grip;

(c) Ataxia

OL – One leg affected (R or L)

These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.

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