Don’t go for IBPS PO Mains 2016 without these Documents | Exam Final Tips

practice for IBPS PO exam 2015,IBPS PO 2015 time management,IBPS PO exam time management,IBPS PO call letters While the 6th IBPS PO exam 2016 is slated to happen on November 20th, many applicants are growing nervous each day.The reason is quite simple as this is the first time a IBPS PO mains is being held in new pattern.Though candidates are very eager to crack IBPS PO mains at first shot, it is necessary to follow certain rules of the exam.


The IBPS main exams as part of PO recruitment in public sector banks is to be held on November 20, 2016 (Sunday).


This test is conducted to fill 8800 PO vacancies & based on IBPS PO prelims results –approximately 2 lakh candidates may be expected to sit for the exam.


Documents to Carry for Mains Test

You may have prepared well, practiced numerous questions & will be ready to take the test.Is that enough? NO.


There are few important documents mentioned by IBPS that every candidate must bring to the exam hall.Even if you miss any one of it, you will surely be pushed out of the centre.


So here are those important things that you should carry:

  • Call letter with your recent passport sized photo (call letters are available on ibps website which must be printed on paper)
  • Photo ID proof in original & photocopy (xerox copies).
  • 1 ball point pen

Ladies who have changed their name after marriage or anyone with name change MUST bring their marriage certificate/ affidavit/ gazette notification.


Valid ID proofs (carry any one): Passport/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Card/ Bank passbook with photo/ /Identity card issued by a college/ University/ Aadhar card with photo /Employee ID.

Ration card is not a valid ID proof.So DO NOT carry it as the invigilators will not allow you to enter the test centre.

Biometric Data: The invigilator will also take your right thumb impression at the exam venue. Hence make sure to remove any stains, tattoos, mehndi etc on your thumb so the impression is captured properly.


Reach the test centre 15 minutes before the reporting time.The IBPS PO Mains is going to be an online test for 2 hours but candidates are to be present inside the hall 1 hour earlier for completing the necessary formalities.


Invigilators are given powers to disallow anyone who comes late.So do not come to the venue beyond the reporting time given on your call letter.


Checkout IBPS PO Main Exam – Study plan & Topics to cover in each section


Your Final Tips for IBPS PO Mains

if you spend a lot of time in one section, you will not be able to attend all the questions in bank exams.Take a look at the IBPS PO mains pattern:



As you can see from the image above, all the 5 sections carry equal weightage of 1 mark for each correct answer.Also you have just 2 hour & 20 minutes to answer 200 questions.


There are cutoff scores on each paper & also on your total marks, which will be revealed by IBPS only after the results are announced.


Here are some last minute tips for you to help crack IBPS PO mains 2016:

  • Negative mark of 0.25 will be reduced for each wrong answer.So think twice before answering an unknown question.No mark will be reduced if you don’t answer it.
  • Focus on getting as many answers correct instead of attending all questions.
  • Avoid wasting time in thinking.If you have a doubt in answers, move on to the next question.

Sectional Time Limit: Since each section already has a pre-specified time, it is not

time management in bank exams

necessary for candidates to allot time.


The section you need to answer first, automatically opens up on the screen & once you the time is completed, it move to the next section.


There is no facility to choose the section you want to answer so be careful in managing the time.Don’t spend more than 1.5 - 2 minutes to answer any question.


Attend the exam confidently. Best wishes from team !!

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sudhakar said...

thank u for ur information... can anyone specify time for both objective and descriptive test..?

Mohan Raj Kumar said...

thank you for this post :) really useful :):):)

pawan said...

Thanks for the exam information it is so useful and saving time tips

Anukriti said...

Thank u for the useful tips :-).
@Sudhakar ji,
the test is of 3 1/2 hours out of which the objective part is of 150 minutes or u can say 2 1/2 hours and the descriptive part is of 1 hour.

Anonymous said...

Its very starange that in CWE why they have given 25 marks for descriptive test..?? As in prior bank exams, the candidates who qualify in objective test, their descriptive test were considered to check english language proficiency. Descriptive test is subjective matter, for essay one can give 9 marks and other can give 2 morks out of 10. As its subjective matter, marks can be given as per paper checker's choice.. So dudes favourism is 100% possible. As they can give 24 out of 25 to their known person, and no one can disagree with my opinion that favourism is possible here..

So, its big risk and danger for all of us, who are doing preperation and trying to take job on our own ability..

But tomorrow is paper, and nothing is in our hand. We can just pray to god, that favourism won't happen in large scale, and common people like us will get chance to pass the exam..

Best of luck to all..

And who ever agree with my opinion just post one comment in support of this.

deepak said...

this is very useful me to understand the pattern of exam.