Caste Certificate Prescribed Format for IBPS Interview (OBC/ST/SC/PWD)

How to get Valid Caste Certificate for IBPS Exam?

IBPS Caste Certificate format for OBC/SC/ST Category Students

IBPS conducts exam every year for the recruitment of candidates in various participating public sector banks. The exam conducted usually has the eligibility criteria under which the candidates’ nationality, educational qualification, age, and caste is considered.

The bank exam is given by only those candidates who satisfy all the requirements of the eligibility criteria set up by IBPS. IBPS is generally the body which takes care of all the events that are involved in the recruitment of the candidate.

IBPS is the acronym for Institute of banking personnel selection. Since India is the country with many different religions, different languages, different states and many different castes. So the same caste system is also considered while conducting the IBPS Exam 2018.

The castes are described as any class or group of people who inherit exclusive privileges or are perceived as socially distinct.

Different Castes

There are many castes such as General, scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST), person with disability (PWD), other backward classes (OBC), Ex-servicemen, riot-affected caste etc. These all caste are considered under the examination of IBPS. As per Indian constitution, the reservation is done in all the government sectors with different quotas.

What is a Caste Certificate?

A Caste certificate is the piece of paper which acts as proof of one’s belonging to a particular class, group or tribe, primarily if one belongs to the ‘Scheduled Castes,’ as specified in the Indian constitution.

The reservation system in India is already known to each and every individual who would be applying for any government job.

The caste certificate is implemented with the opinion that the backward classes, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes need special attention and motivation and opportunities to proceed further and should get an equal opportunity as compared to all other castes. The progress should be done at the same pace as compared with all other citizens.

There are several benefits and privileges granted to SC/ST category candidates. The privileges are reservation of seats in the government services, waving off the entire fees for admission to schools or colleges or a part of it, quotas in educational institutions, relaxations in upper age limits for applying for certain governmental jobs etc.

To avail these privileges, the candidate should possess the valid caste certificate in prescribed format for IBPS interview so that the decided privileges for scheduled castes or scheduled tribes could be easily provided to them in case if are eligible for the same.

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Eligibility to get valid caste certificate for IBPS exams (PO, RRB, SO)

The candidate must fulfill all the eligibility criteria for getting the caste certificate for IBPS interview. The conditions are mentioned below:

  • Candidate should have citizenship of India
  • Candidate must possess a permanent resident address and the address of currently residing
  • Candidate must actually belong to the scheduled caste/ scheduled tribe/ other backward classes.
  • Candidate must produce any government document supporting his/ her class identity.
  • Candidate must possess the identity proof.
  • A person who was not an SC/ ST by birth will not be granted the certificate just because he/she has married a person belonging to SC/ ST

How to get the Valid Caste Certificate for IBPS Exam

Candidates are required to submit an IBPS prescribed caste certificate form by online mode or can submit the application from the local office in the city or town or village, of the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM).

The documents required for attaching with the caste certificate application are

IBPS OBC Caste Certificate Format 2018
IBPS SC Caste Certificate Format 2018
IBPS ST Caste Certificate Format 2018

For Citizenship: The candidate must attach the voter ID, Pan card and birth certificate, caste certificate of parents, any government document providing citizenship. The candidate should submit all these documents in order to get the valid certificate proving your citizenship.

For Permanent address: The candidate should submit land deed or land tax receipt, voter list proving residence since 1950, the birth certificate proving residence since 1950, ration card proving residence since 1950, caste certificate of parents and any government document proving permanent residence since 1950. For permanent address proof, the above-mentioned documents need to be submitted.

For Local residence: The candidate should submit some documents giving proof for residing in the local area. The candidate needs to submit rent receipt, passbook of a nationalized bank, Gramin bank, post office or co-operative bank, BPL card, any government document proving local residence, electricity bill.

For Caste Identity: The candidate needs to submit the caste certificate of any paternal blood relation and proof of such relation, a copy of old land deed (prior to 1950) specifying community name in that document, any government document proving caste identity. The candidate must make sure to submit all the required documents in order to get the valid caste certificate.

For Identity: The candidate needs to submit the identity card by the employer or educational institution, pass book of bank account, admit card, ration card. The candidate must submit the entire specified document on time to avoid any discrepancy.

The above documents need to be attached with the application so that when the concerned offices receive the applications, should verify the documents and once the verification of the documents is done successfully the concerned offices will issue the caste certificate.

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Question – Is it Compulsory to Bring the Caste Certificate in the Prescribed Format for IBPS Interview?

Ans – This is one of the most often asked questions before the IBPS Interview. Some important documents are expected from the candidates during the interview, and YES, the cast certificate is one such document and has to be produced in the prescribed format for the interview.

By considering this caste certificate IBPS format only, the candidates who are eligible for any relaxation either in age, fees or marks would be given. Check complete Documents List for IBPS Interview.

The candidates should make sure that no duplicating documents to be produced as in case if during document verification it is found to be duplicate, the caste certificate would not be issued in any case.

The caste system prevailing in India is generally stronger towards the upper castes. So to maintain equality and provide the equal opportunity the IBPS has issued some relaxations to the minorities. The caste certificate would make sure no general category candidate should take advantage of the caste relaxations.

Good luck to all the candidates!!!

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