Apply EWS Certificate West Bengal – Eligibility, Application Form, Certificate Download

EWS Certificate West Bengal. Government of West Bengal started distribution of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Certificate to the general category students and job seekers. EWS Certificate holding candidates will get 10% reservation on any Government Service and Admission in the Educational Institutions in West Bengal.

Candidates who are Economically Poor can apply for EWS Certificate West Bengal get a valid certificate. Only Unreserved (UR) category candidates can apply for this EWS Certificate West Bengal.

EWS Certificate West Bengal Application

All the details information about West Bengal EWS Certificate Application Process, who can apply for EWS certificate, type of documents will be required at the time of application and other information also. 

The Application Form for EWS certificate West Bengal is given below, read the complete article and understand application process then download the application form and apply for your EWS Certificate in WB.

EWS Certificate West Bengal

Certificate forEconomically Weaker Sections (EWS)
CategoryGeneral Category Candidates
Total Reservation10%
Application ModeOffline
Total Time Takes2 to 3 weeks
Annual Family IncomeLess than Rs. 8 Lakh

West Bengal EWS Certificate Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have to fulfil the following eligibility guidelines to apply for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) certificate West Bengal.

EWS Certificate holder will get 10% reservation benefit on any Government Jobs and admission on any Institution in West Bengal.

1. Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SC, ST and OBC can apply for EWS Certificate.

2. The gross annual family income should be below ₹ 8.00 lakh from all the sources like salary, agriculture, business, profession etc for the financial year prior to the year of application.

3. Persons whose families do not own or process any of the following assets –

  • 5 acres of agriculture land and above.
  • Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft and above.
  • Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities.
  • Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

The property held by a family in different locations would be clubbed together for determining EWS status.

4. The term ‘family’ for this purpose we include the persons who seek the benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse band children below the age of 18 years.

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Income and Asset Certificate Issuing Authority

The Candidates who want to apply for EWS Certificate West Bengal must have to collect an Income and Asset Certificate issued by any of the following authorities in the prescribed format as given in Annexure-C.

  • District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate.
  • Sub-Divisional Officer.
  • DWO, Kolkata for KMC Area.

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EWS Certificate Application Process West Bengal

The application process for the EWS Certificate West Bengal is Offline. Candidates have to apply by downloading the Application Form (Annexure-A). Follow the below steps to Apply EWS Certificate.

At first Download the EWS Application Form (link is given below) and fill it carefully with all the Personal details, Income and Asset Details.

Now attach the following documents with your Application Form. All the documents must be self-attested.

  1. EPIC or Citizenship Certificate of self or parents.
  2. PAN Card of Self or Parents.
  3. Birth Certificate issued by component authority / Admit Card of Madhyamik or equivalent examination.
  4. Pay Slip of Self or Parents (for salaried persons).
  5. Income Certificate for prescribed Authorities.
  6. Residential Certificate.
  7. RoR / Parcha / Registered Deed.
  8. Certificate in support of sub-caste from Gram Panchayat Pradhan or from Chairman of Municipalities, Councillor of Municipal Corporations.
  9. Self-declaration in regard to family income, assets and Sub-Caste in the prescribed format in Annexure-B.

After attaching all the documents, submit your EWS Certificate Application Form to any of the following authorities :

  1. Block Development Officer for Rural Areas.
  2. Sub-Divisional Officer for Municipalities.
  3. DWO, Kolkata for KMC areas.

This is the complete application process for EWS Certificate West Bengal.

Download the West Bengal EWS Certificate Application FormClick Here to Download

Enquiry and Verification Process

After submitting the EWS Application Form, the authority shall ask the applicant to appear, on a suitable date within two weeks from the date of receipt of the application, hearing and submission of proofs for verification of family income and subcaste in the manner it is done for issuance of Caste Certificate, before the following authorities :

  1. Inspector BCW Panchayat and Municipal areas.
  2. DWO, Kolkata for KMC areas.

Verifications of immovable assets like agriculture land, residential flat / plot shall be done by the BL & LRO for Panchayat and Municipal areas. In KMC areas such verification shall be done by the BL & LRO / Chief Valuer / Surveyor.

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Issuing EWS Certificate

After completing all the verification process, examine the reports and supporting documents if everything is found satisfactory about the eligibility of the applicant, then he/she will receive the EWS Certificate in the prescribed format in Annexure-C.

West Bengal EWS Certificate Format

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8 thoughts on “Apply EWS Certificate West Bengal – Eligibility, Application Form, Certificate Download”

  1. Sir I am Praseenjit Manna.I can apply Railway Group D exam Ews Category.But Iam Obc cast Holder.So What can i do In last Selection Period.Please ans me?

  2. Sir I belong to Muslim Seikh community which falls in the category of Obc but it is only state approved to the central government it is treated as general category
    So am I eligible for EWS certificate
    Please let me know. Thanking you

    • Hello Aktar, you cannot apply for EWS Certificate in West Bengal. This is because the caste certificate issued by the State Government and also the EWS Certificate also be issued by the State Government. As per caste you are a OBC candidate, so you cannot apply for EWS Certificate.

  3. Sir, Due to lock down period how I apply for EWS certificate? Do you extend the validity of last year EWS certificate? The GATE exam. result for admission in MTech in IITs, NITs
    has been declared on 13thMarch,2020. In this emergency situation you pl. consider and extend or is there any on line application something so that we are not deprived of getting admission

    • Hello Arun, you cannot apply for EWS Certificate due to this lockdown situation. Currently, the admission also closed for all the Universities. If any admission process will organise in this situation, you can use your existing EWS certificate with the application form.

  4. My daughter is aspirant of NEET 2020. While the counselling to get an EWS certificate benefit, is it mandatory to have her age below 18 years during the counselling provided that the certificate was issued when she was below 18 tears.


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