Opposition to OBC reservations in education among young adults in India 2016

This statistic displays the results of a youth survey conducted among 15-34 year olds in 19 states across India in 2016 about the share of young adults who opposed Other Backward Class (OBC) reservations in education. The largest share of respondents who opposed reservations belonged to the Hindu upper caste, amounting to about 45 percent during the survey period.

Opposition towards Other Backward Class reservations in education among young adults across India in 2016, by religion

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Release date

April 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

6,122 respondents

Age group

15-34 years

Special properties

Across 19 states in the country

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

In India, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe (SC/ST) and other backward classes (OBC) are officially recognized by the constitution as groups of disadvantaged indigenous people, providing special provisions for their betterment, implementing a 'positive discrimination'. Most education scholarships and student aid is available to minorities belonging to these castes or tribes among others.

Figures may not not add up to 100 due to rounding off.
Title as per the source: Reservations- opinion on quotas for SC/STs, OBCs.

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