West Bengal Caste Certificate

West Bengal Caste Certificate

Caste Certificate is a legal document that certifies the ethnic group of a person belonging to a particular caste. In this article, we look at the process of obtaining a West Bengal caste certificate in detail.

Reasons for Obtaining Caste Certificate

A person who is holding a caste certificate of any minority class can avail certain benefits under the reserved quota. Caste certificate is considered as legal proof that an individual belongs to a reserved category. Some of the major reasons for obtaining caste certificate are listed below:

  • To get a job under the reservation quota.
  • To get seats and fees relaxation in an educational institution.
  • To get a loan for education, house or business under the Government and Non – Government schemes.

Caste certificate enhances the standard of living of people belonging to the scheduled tribes, scheduled caste, and other backward classes by providing them with better opportunities.

Required Information

The applicant must provide the following information in the caste certificate application form:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Father/Mother/Guardian name
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Aadhaar number
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Residential address
  • Caste certificate number of any of the family members

Required Documents

The following are the list of documents required for obtaining caste certificate in West Bengal.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Visit the website of the Backward Classes Welfare Department and click on “Application for SC/ST/OBC Certificate” option from the home page.


Step 2:On the next page, the online application form will be available. Fill up the form correctly with the required information such as name, residential address, email id etc.


Step 3: Click on “Save And Continue ” after filling up the information in the application.

Step 4: On the next page, the applicant should fill all the required details such as voter id, age proof, photo identity, etc.


Step 5: After providing the details of the document, upload the same to complete the application process.

Application Status

The status of West Bengal Caste Certificate can also be checked online as below:


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