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Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC) Online Application West Bengal 2024

The caste certificate is an important document issued by the Government of West Bengal. If you belong to the Scheduled tribes (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), or Other Backward Class (OBC) category in West Bengal, you might need it.

This certificate is required in various government offices, to apply for various welfare and other schemes such as the Joy Bangla Pension Scheme, for admission in various schools and colleges, and in lots of other places. It is also needed to claim various benefits provided by various government and private organizations for SC/ST and OBC candidates.


The Government of West Bengal has now made it easier to apply and get a caste certificate online through their official website at

You can apply for this caste certificate online from any district of West Bengal.

In this article, you will get to know about the following points on how to apply online for a caste certificate in West Bengal,

  1. Documents Required
  2. Steps to apply online
  3. Edit Submitted Application

Let’s see each of these points in detail.

Documents required for WB caste certificate application

The list of documents required to obtain a caste certificate in West Bengal are,

  1. Passport Photograph
  2. Scanned Copy of Caste Identification Document (such as parent’s caste certificate)
  3. Scanned Copy of Age Proof
  4. Scanned Copy of Aadhaar Card
  5. Scanned Copy of Address Proof


Steps to apply online for West Bengal caste certificate

To apply online for a caste certificate in West Bengal,

Step 1: Go to the official website of WB Caste Certificate

WB Caste Certificate application option
Apply for West Bengal Caste Certificate option
  1. First, go to the official website of the West Bengal caste certificate (
  2. Next, go to the ‘Applicant’ option on the main menu.
  3. Next, Click on the ‘Apply for SC/ST/OBC’ option.
  4. A form will appear in front of you.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Fill up the Caste Certificate application form

caste certificate online application form
West Bengal Caste Certificate Application Form
  1. Now, fill up the form correctly.
  2. Once done, click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button.
  3. If you have selected the OBC category, a new form will appear in front of you asking you for details about your Parents’ service, Agricultural Landholding, etc.
  4. Fill in the details correctly.
  5. Once done, click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button.
  6. A new page will open.


Step 3: Upload documents

  1. Now, upload your photograph.
  2. Next, upload other supporting documents as required.
  3. Enter other details about each document, like, the date of issue and issuing authority as applicable.

Step 4: Submit the Caste Certificate application

  1. Once all the documents are uploaded, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  2. An auto-generated application form will open in front of you.
  3. Download this application form and the auto-generated acknowledgment for future reference.


After the caste certificate application, you can check the status of your application online through

Click to know the steps to check caste certificate application status online.

Steps to edit submitted WB caste certificate application online

The West Bengal Government Backward Classes Welfare Department gives you the option to correct your already submitted caste certificate application online.

To edit your submitted caste certificate application,

  1. First, go to the official website of the West Bengal caste certificate (
  2. Next, go to the ‘Applicant’ option on the main menu.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Edit Application’ option.
  4. A new page will appear in front of you.
  5. Next, enter your application number and Date of Birth in the specified field.
  6. Next, click on the ‘Search’ button.

Now you can edit your application and resubmit it.

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