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How to Obtain a Domicile Certificate for WBJEE 2022?

Dipanjana Sengupta
Dipanjana SenguptaUpdated On: February 15, 2022 07:32 pm IST | WBJEE

The domicile rules for seeking admissions in B.Tech & other courses are comparatively easier in West Bengal as compared to others. Check out the procedure to get the domicile certificates for WBJEE 2022.

How to Obtain a Domicile Certificate for WBJEE 2022?

A domicile certificate also referred to as a residential certificate is proof of a residency endowed by the state government. It is a legal predominant document that is used to prove the residency of an individual inhabiting a specific state. The requirement for a domicile or residential certificate for an admission to a different degree level of education such as engineering/ technology. The domicile certificate is for the candidate who has stayed in West Bengal for more than 10 years or whose parents are the permanent residents of West Bengal. The domicile or residential requirements for WBJEE 2022 has been provided below on the basis of the institute and category reservation of seats.

Domicile Requirements for WBJEE 2022

Type of institute

Requirement for domicile certificate on the basis of the category of seats

State-aided universities

  • General - NO
  • Reserved- YES

Government universities

  • General- YES
  • Reserved- YES

Self-financing institutions

  • General- NO
  • Reserved- YES

How to Obtain a Domicile Certificate?

Proforma a1 and Proforma b- The certificate must be signed & certified by either the central or the state government of India, having local jurisdiction over the permanent residence of the candidate or his/ her parents, presumptively.

  • District Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Deputy Magistrate, Deputy Collector, Sub Development Officer, and Block Development officer.
  • Superintendent of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sub-divisional Police Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police.
  • Commissioner and Additional Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner of Police Commissioner.
  • Judicial Magistrate of any rank or position in the concerned district or locality or high court of Kolkata or supreme court of India.
  • Corporation area:  Commissioner, AssistantCommissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner.
  • Assistant Secretary or above in the secretariat to the government of West Bengal or India
  • Deputy director or above in the directorate to the State and Central Government.
  • The duplicate copy of the certificate is to be kept with the office of the certificate-issuing authority for future references and verifications, if needed.

Point to be noted: Residential certificates issued by any political party representative such as MLA, MP, or any elected people’s representative e.g. Municipal Commissioner, Councilor of the Municipal Corporation or Municipality or a member of three-tier Panchayat System.

Proforma a2- The residential or the domicile certificate in this proforma can be obtained from the head of the institution from where the candidate has completed or (will attend) his/ her 10th and 12th examination. This certificate may be issued based on the verification that has to be done on the school education of the respective candidate. The proforma for such certificates are available on the website and to get that, the students have to download it.

Also check: WBJEE 2022 eligibility criteria

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