Here is what i have gone through, it might help someone. This i have done in 2010.
I was a 1998 ssc passout. My Name is Raghu Tej Bhidam but it was wrongly written as Raghutej Bhid (last two letter and space after raghu are missing).
** Am not using my exact name here.
I want correct name on my passport, as they said they will give passport as mentioned in ssc, i started with correcting SSC certificate.
1. went to school from where i appreared for 10th exams, took covering letter from school head master, letters states i have appreared for ssc from their school with register number so and so.. requesting to change my name on ssc certificate.
2.Took a copy of the register of list of candidate sent to ssc exam (only the page where my name is mentioned) from school.
3. I dont exactly remember, but i think i filled an application form give by ssc board for change of name and got it signed with school ceal. (please check this at SSC board).
4. I think i took a notaray just to be safe, though this is of no use.(I dont remeber correctly, but though it is not required just to be safe, dont want to run to hyd and vizag as it is far).
At SCC board they refused to correct the ssc certificate as they have some rules. We need to correct it with in an year or so. This condition will be written on your ssc certificate, have a look. Mine was more than 10years by the
I managed them by some way* and they agree to add last two letter to my name. They said they cant do anything for the missing space after "Raghu". Last two letter were written with black pen. ceal was give ssc certificate and a supporting letter regarding the change was also given.
At ssc board it took 2 full days to handle this.
At the school 1day.
It all depends on how good you are at managing. If required take help of relatives or frnds who could speak/ manage/influence at ssc board.
**You definetly dont need a lawyer for this proceedure other than if you are interested in going for a notary.
Once you have ssc in hand, Passport correction can be done by paying amount at any passport offer or passport seva kendra.