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What is a Caste Certificate?


A Caste Certificate is the proof of one's belonging to a particular caste as specified in the Indian Constitution. The Government felt that the Scheduled Castes and Tribes need special encouragement and opportunities to progress at the same pace as the rest of the citizenry. As a result, as part of the Indian system of Protective Discrimination, there exist certain special privileges granted to this category of citizens, such as reservation of seats in the Legislatures and in the Government Service, waiving off a part or the whole of the fees for admission to schools and colleges, quotas in educational institutions and relaxation of upper age limits for applying to certain jobs. To be able to avail these privileges, a citizen belonging to a Scheduled Caste must be in possession of a valid Caste Certificate.

Procedure for obtaining Caste Certificate


Connect to lawyer

We will connect you to a lawyer, who will generate all the required reports from the sub-registrar office.

Submission of Application

Once the documents are received, the lawyer will fill in the appropriate application for the caste certificate and complete the process on your behalf.

Documents Required for Caste Certificate


  • Identity Proof
  • Birth Certificate
  • Declaration

FAQs on Caste Certificate


The application forms are available either online or from the concerned local office in the City/Town/Village, which is usually the office of the SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) or of the Tehsil or Revenue Department.
A local enquiry is conducted before issuing the certificate to you.
Details like your personal details, address details, contact details, details of father’s/blood relative’s and their caste certificate details, details of local references etc.
Yes, a gazette officer certification is mandatory.
The officials verifies the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s place and submits a report with a recommendation.
The authorized official approves or disapproves them. Based on the authorized official order certificate/endorsement is issued to the applicant.
It takes about two to three weeks after your application is submitted.
No, they are same. They are called differently according to each place.

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