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SC/ST/OBC Caste Certificate Online Apply West Bengal

The “caste certificate” issued by the West Bengal government is an important document.

If you belong to the Scheduled tribes (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), or Other Backward Class (OBC) category in West Bengal, you might need a caste certificate.

This caste certificate is needed 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 West Bengal government has now made it easier to apply and get a caste certificate online for free.

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 regarding the online application of 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 online

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

Apply for WB Caste Certificate option
Apply for WB Caste Certificate option
  1. First, go to the official website of the West Bengal caste certificate (
  2. Click on the “Application for SC/ST/OBC Certificate” option.
  3. A Form will appear in front of you.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Fill up the application form

caste certificate online application form
West Bengal Caste Certificate Application Form
  1. Fill up the form correctly.
  2. Once done, click on save and continue.
  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 save and continue.
  6. A new page will open.

Step 3: Upload documents

  1. Upload photograph.
  2. Upload other supporting documents as required.
  3. Enter other details about each document, like, the date of issue and issuing authority as applicale.

Step 4: Submit the application

  1. Once all the documents are uploaded, click on 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 an 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. Click on the “Edit Application” option.
  3. A new page will appear in front of you.
  4. Enter your application number and Date of Birth in the specified field.
  5. Click on search.

Now you can edit your application and resubmit it.



Do the West Bengal government provide caste certificate?

Yes. The West Bengal Government provides Caste Certificate to citizens belonging to SC, ST, and OBC categories.

Can I edit the already submitted caste certificate application?

You can edit the already submitted caste certificate application in West Bengal by using the “Edit Application” option on the official website

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