Complete Guide on Karnataka Caste Certificate (Nadakacheri)

Varun Varun
Answered on February 20,2019

Cast certificate is an official statement issued to citizen by government as an evidence to confirm their caste. Caste certificate is issued by respective State governments. Procedure to be followed to obtain the caste certificate is different for each of the States.  Here we will discuss about the process to obtain caste certificate in Karnataka.

Documents Required for Caste Certificate

Following documents are required to obtain the caste certificate.

Address Proof Attachment (Any One)

  • Ration Card
  • Election Card.
  • Passport
  • First Page Of Bank Pass Book/Cancelled Cheque
  • Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  • Driving License
  • Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  • Electricity Bill/Telephone Bill/Water bill (not older than 3 months)

Identity Proof Attachment (Any One)

  • Election Card.
  • PAN Card.
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  • Any Government Document having citizen photo
  • Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution

Caste Proof (Any One)

  • School Leaving Certificate
  • Self-Attested Caste Certificate From the Competent Authorities
  • School Leaving Certificate of Father/Uncle/Aunty

Relationship Proof

  • Affidavit attached with the application.

Procedure to get caste certificate in Karnataka

There are two ways to get caste certificate in Karnataka – Online and Offline.


  • To get caste certificate in Karnataka you have to visit Tahasildar office in your Taluk.
  • Collect the application and submit it with the required details of your caste and other relevant information to the Taluk office.
  • You also need to provide an affidavit which states that you belong to particular Caste.


You can download the caste certificate from Nadakacheri website ( Follow the below steps to apply caste certificate online.

  • Choose "Apply Online" from drop down menu.
  • Then user will get Nadakacheri Login page, Enter Mobile number

  • Click on ‘HOME button to enter Nadakacheri home page.
  • Put the mouse over NEW REQUEST menu to see all services (Caste Certificates, Income Certificates, Residence/Domicile Certificates, Widow Certificates, Unemployment Certificate, OBC Certificates, Population Certificates). Click on the Caste Certificate.

  • Choose Caste certificate and then it will prompt whether you require certificate in English or Kannada.
  • Enter user details, all fields shown in Red are compulsory.

  • Select the mode of delivery,as NadaKacheri or Registered Post
  • And upload the required documents for the Income certificate. Red colour labels indicates compulsory fields and remaining fields are optional but need produce for easy and fast process of applications. And then click on ‘Save’ to save or ‘Cancel’ for cancelation.

  • Click on ‘Save’ button, then will generate ACK no, and user will receive same ACK no to his mobile.
  • Click ‘OK’ button, then Click on ‘Online Payment’ button to pay the application fees. Then will show the following message as below. Click ‘OK’ to proceed or ‘Cancel’ to cancel the payment.
  • In the bill payment page, choose the card payment: Cedit Cards, Internet Banking, Debit Cards, Select the Card Type, and click on ‘Make Payment’.
  • Provide required details then click on ‘Make Payment’.
  • The application will be accepted only after successful online payment of application fees. After successful payment, ACK no. (which starts with RD…) will appear in concerned Nadakacheri’s for further process of application.
  • Collect the certificate from Nadakacheri on due date.

Track Status of Caste Certificate in Karnataka 

  • From the drop down, select "Application Status"
  • Enter the Acknowledgment number that starts with RD.

  • Click on status

Validity of Caste Certificate

Caste certificate has lifetime validity. So you don't need to apply for it again. The caste certificates once issued would remain valid till the government revoke them. However, group classification certificates for the OBCs for employment purposes would be given annually, if the recruiting authority insists.

Time Required for Caste Certificate

You will get it within 21 days of submitting the application. You can track the status of caste certificate by entering the acknowledgement number.


Charge for caste certificate is INR 15.

Application form for caste certificate in Karnataka

Application forms for caste certificate can be downloaded from the following link in Kannada.

Caste Certificate agents in Bangalore

You can check find agents of caste certificate in Bangalore here.
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