How to get sc st obc caste certificate in Karnataka

Caste certificate is an essential document for those individuals who are belongs to other backward community or region. The applicants who wish to obtain the caste certificate can apply either online or offline mode. The caste certificate is very useful in each and every term. The state govt has decided to provide the same facilities in terms of education and other privileges which other applicants are having in the state.

Caste certificate is generally issued by the concerned district Tehsildar or Sub Divisional Magistrate.

In order to support and issue to avail the facilities of reservation in various courses and jobs, applicants must fill the application form for the  Caste Certificates which is issued by the competent authority. In Karnataka, the Tahsildar, a Taluk level functionary, is having the authority to issue Caste Certificates.

Procedure to Get Caste certificate in Karnataka:

The application forms for Caste Certificate are easily available either online or offline from the concerned local department in the City/Town/Village, which is usually the office of the e-Disha Centre Tehsil or Sub-Tehsil Level.

If in case no one of your family member have earlier been issued a Caste Certificate, then in that case a local or general enquiry will be conducted before issuing the Caste Certificate to you.

Also you need to give the proof of residence in your State for a specified period, an affidavit which states that you are truly belong to a Scheduled Caste and the court stamp fee are required at the time of application.
Applicants are required to submit an application form which is furnished with the required details of their caste, income and other relevant information to the Taluk office, in whose jurisdiction the candidate usually resides.

The application submitted by the applicant will be verified by the concerned officer in the Taluk office and it will be then forwarded to the concerned revenue office. The revenue officer will verifies the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s residence address which he/she filled in the form and submits a report with a recommendation that the given details are correct. Then the concerned  Tahsildar will verifies the report and it is his report that either approves or disapproves the application.  The recommendation is Based on the Tahsildar’s orders that the  certificate is issued to the applicant.

Concerned Authority:

The Village Accountant/Revenue Inspector, as the case may be, the Tahsildar and the Caseworker at the Taluk office.

Necessary documents to get ST SC OBC certificate in Karnataka:

Here we are providing you the supporting documents list which is useful to know more about the same. And these documents are enclosed along with the application form:

1. An application Form

2. Copy of Ration Card / Copy of Voter Card / Name in the Voter List (one of them)

3. A report regarding caste Patwari / Sarpanch

a. Income report

b. Residence Proof

c. Caste / religion report

d. In case of Women caste certificate before marriage

4. Self declaration Certificate that the above given information is correct.

Fee Details:
The total fee for the issuing the caste certificate will be charged Rs. 15/- only for per certificate.

The caste certificate will be delivered to the applicant within 7 days from the date of application.


  1. I belongs to 3A category (vokkaliga gowdas). I don’t know whether that belongs to OBC or not, can anyone say whether I belongs to OBC or general??

  2. Sir/Madam , may i know where is the tasildhar office that is assigned for bangalore south where they provide caste certificate.

  3. What is the procedure to verify the sc/st certificate?? I don’t have barcode reader and hence I have sent msg in a prescribed format… But didn’t get any reply for tht msg.. How do I come to know tht my document is verified?? Kindly help out

  4. sir . I have changed my name. I need caste certificate in new name. all school and college certificate are in old new. and all id proof are in new name . how can I get caste certificate in new please explain sir

  5. Sir my name is geetha my cast is SC can I do my certificate in my child mother certificate because no my husband certificate my both children stdy in 4&5.

  6. I want to know the place of Tahasildar who is issuing caste certificate for residents of Rajarajeswari Nagar Bangalore

  7. I don’t hve an cast certificate bcoze in Karnataka state to Hindu-Mahar they clled Holiya &in Maharashtra holiya is d different cast so I want to mention Hindu-Mahar in m caste certificate is it possible…..&we don’t hve 50 yrs proof….

  8. I belongs to 3A category (vokkaliga gowdas). i want OBC ( central) certificate but in our maddur , taluk tahasildhar office , they are telling that urban peoples cant apply for OBC certificate . it it true

  9. I am resident of Mysore but I am studying in Bangalore can I apply in Bangalore with my Mysore address for income and caste certificate

  10. Sir
    I am risiding in bangalore from 2009 and i have completed my studies from here now i need OBC cirtificate i have adhar card and tc .help me from where i can get my obc cirtificate done.

  11. Sir i am uploading Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Ration Card, LC for Income Caste Certificate For 2B on Child name But Its Rejected why give me some suggestions


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