Economically Weaker Section (EWS) or Economically Backward Classes(EBC) in India could be a subcategory of individuals belonging to the overall Category having an annual family income but ₹8 lakh (US$11,000) and who don’t belong to any category like SC/ST/OBC across India, nor to MBC in Tamil Nadu.[1][2] A candidate who doesn’t make up castes recognised as within one among the aforementioned categories and their annual family income is below the prescribed limit of ₹8 lakh by the govt. of India (or as prescribed by authorities within the respective states), then they’d be recognised to be a part of the EWS category.