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Eligibility For Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination

Candidates who wish to apply for Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (CHSL Exam) must fulfil the eligible conditions like Age and Educational Qualification, as per the official notification.

Candidates must read the eligible conditions carefully before applying, below are the details of the eligible conditions for appearing in Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam.

Age Limit

18-27 years as on 01.08.2016 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1989 and not later than 01-08-1998.

Educational Qualification ( As on 01.08.2016)

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

As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2016 will also be eligible.

All candidates who are called for appearing at the Typing Test/Skill Test 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 01.08.2016 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. 01.08.2016 and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to have the required Educational Qualification.


A candidate must be either :

  • a citizen of India, or

  • a subject of Nepal, or

  • a subject of Bhutan, or

  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the Ist January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

  • 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.

Exam Pattern Of Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam