Documents Required for IBPS PO 2019

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Aug 5, 2019

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Documents Required for IBPS PO Exam: IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam is scheduled for October 12, 13, 19 and 20. All the candidates need to carry certain documents for the purpose of verification at IBPS PO Exam Centers. Along with the IBPS PO Admit card, documents would be verified by the officials and guards present at the center.

Passport size colored photographs could be also required if the printed photograph on IBPS PO Admit Card is not clear or blurred. Only after successful verification of IBPS PO Admit Card and other details, the candidate will be allowed to appear for the online test. The cross-verification is aimed at preventing any false impersonation of candidates or data leak.

IBPS PO is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in leading banks of the country. With the advent of lucrative incentives in the banking world and stable growth prospects, jobs through IBPS have emerged as the most popular options among a lot of the graduates. Read more to know about documents required at IBPS PO Test Centers and other exam related instructions.

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of IBPS PO 2019 exam:

Mode of Exam Online
Medium of Exam English/Hindi
No. of paper 2 papers – Prelims & Mains
IBPS PO Prelims Date October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019
IBPS PO Mains Date November 30, 2019

Documents to carry at the exam center

Here is a list of a few mandatory documents as per IBPS, that every candidate must carry on the day of exam. The particulars on official records must match with details mentioned on admit card. 

So here are those important things that you should carry:

  • IBPS PO 2019 Call letter/Admit Card
  • Candidate’s recent passport size photo
  • Photo ID proof – Carry your original and a few Xerox copies.

Valid ID proofs:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar card with photo
  • Voter’s Card

Admit Card:

Admit card is your main ticket to enter the examination hall. IBPS PO admit card helps in confirming the applicant's details and approves the candidate to sit for the Exam. It is compulsory for everyone to carry their admit card issued by IBPS to the allocated  IBPS PO Exam Center.

Aadhar Card

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. It is mandatory for the candidate to bring Aadhar as a document to support your details on the admit card and to verify one's identity.


Candidates can bring any other Id proof as listed above but do remember to bring one Xerox copy of that as well.

Make sure that the id proof you carry has the same details as you added in the IBPS PO Application form because a little change in that can cause a problem for you. Try to take the id proof which has the same details as on admit card.

Proof of Identity: Do not forget to take the original & copies of photo identity proof as the call letter along with an ID proof copy should be submitted to the exam invigilator.

Candidate’s recent passport size photo

Make sure the photograph you attach to the admit card and the one you bring along must be the same as the one you uploaded while applying for the exam. Otherwise, it will not be acceptable.

In case candidates fail to carry any of the requisite documents, they will not be allowed to take part in the examination. No Photostat or attested copies of the Verification documents would be accepted at the examination centers.

Scribe Declaration Form

All the eligible candidates availing the facility of scribe must submit a scribe declaration form issued by IBPS on the day of the exam. The cost of a scribe is exclusively borne by the candidates themselves. All such candidates are allotted 20 minutes extra on per hour basis irrespective of whether they avail a scribe or not.

What not to carry at the Exam Center?

Here is the list of things that the candidates are strictly not allowed to carry along with them to the exam center:

  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any baggage inside the examination center.
  • Ration card is not considered as a valid ID Proof, so it will not be allowed inside the exam center. 
  • Any textual material, calculators, slide rules, log tables, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager and any other devices are not allowed.
  • Any communication device like Mobile phone, bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager is not allowed.
  • Eating and Smoking is not permitted on the premises.
  • Candidates are not required to carry an extra sheet. They will have to do their rough work on the sheet provided in the exam hall and hand over the same to invigilator before leaving the room.

Exam Day Instructions for IBPS PO 2019

Apart from carrying the requisite IBPS PO documents there are other minor things which one needs to keep in mind. Candidates must read the instructions shared here before going to the exam:

Read Here Guidelines for IBPS PO Online Exam

  • Though the exam is in online mode, candidates still need to carry ball point pen to the exam.
  • Reach the test center at least 30 minutes before the reporting time. Even though the IBPS PO Exam is an online test, candidates will have to be in the exam hall at least half an hour before to complete the necessary formalities.
  • Find the seat with your roll number and sit on the allotted seat only.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.