SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria LDC/ DEO 2018-19: Qualification (12th Pass only) and Age Limit

In this article, we are going to share all the eligibility criteria including the age limit, relaxation in the upper age limit, educational qualification (12th Pass only) and nationality needed to be fulfilled before applying for the SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO 2018-19 Posts.

Jun 21, 2019 12:08 IST
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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria LDC/ DEO 2018-19
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria LDC/ DEO 2018-19

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination application process 2018-19 has been commenced from 5th March 2019 and will last till 5th April 2019. For applying, candidates must only have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University. So, the time has come for the students to start their preparation for the SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier - I Exam which is scheduled to be conducted from 1st July 2019 till 26th July 2019.

Below are important dates for SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam:

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam

Important Dates

Opening and Closing of Online Application

5th March 2019 to 5th April 2019

Last date for making online fee payment

7th April 2019 (5.00 PM)

Last date for generation of offline Challan

7th April 2019  (5.00 PM)

Last date for payment through Challan

9th April 2019 (during working hours of Bank)

Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)

1st July 2019 to 26th July 2019

Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper)

29th September 2019

Click here to know how to apply online for SSC CHSL LDC/DEO (10+2) 2019 Exam

Before applying for the different SSC CHSL LDC/DEO posts, candidates should satisfy themselves that they fulfill all the eligibility norms including age, upper age limit and educational qualification(s). So, let’s look at the Eligibility Criteria for the various posts under the SSC CHSL 2018-19 Recruitment drive:


As on 1st August 2019, age limit for SSC CHSL Posts is 18-27 years (i.e. Candidates born not before 2nd August 1992 and not later than 1st August 2001). Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories is as under:

S. No.


Upper Age Limit Relaxation


Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

5 years


Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years



Person with Disabilities (PwD)

Note: Persons with Disabilities are not eligible for any post in Border Road Organisation (BRO)


10 years


13 years


15 Years



3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application


Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

5 years


Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

General/ OBC

3 years


8 years


Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications

General/ OBC

Upto 40 years of age


Upto 45 years of age


Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried

General/ OBC

Up to 35 years of age


Up to 40 years of age


Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces.

General/ OBC

Up to 45 years of age


Up to 50 years of age


Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies)

3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before

retrenchment and weightage of past service

Click here to know the Latest Exam Pattern and Syllabus of SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam


Below is the brief educational qualification details for the different SSC CHSL 2018-19 Posts:

Post Name

Educational and Other Qualification

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA),

Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA),

Data Entry Operator (DEO) (except DEOs in C&AG)

The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

For Data Entry Operator (DEO) 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

Click here to know SSC CHSL LDC/DEO Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Job Profile and Promotion Policy

PHYSICAL STANDARDS for Lower Division Clerk (LDC) in Border Road Organisations (BRO)



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(i) 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, 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 may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification, at any time before or after the written examination, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission. So, the candidates are advised to look thoroughly at the above mentioned eligibility criteria, before applying for SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam.

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