IBPS PO 2020 – Social Distancing Mode Instructions to be Followed

Dear Aspirants,

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has released the IBPS PO 2020 official notification in the 1st week of August.

Initially, the number of vacancies available for the IBPS PO 2020 was 1167 Vacancies. Later, Bank of Maharashtra has added 250+ vacancies to its non released list of vacancies.

So, the vacancies have been increased from 1167 to 1417 Vacancies. Many Banks have not released the vacancies for their banks due to this COVID situation.

IBPS PO 2020 – Official Notification

IBPS PO 2020 – Apply Online Link 

IBPS PO 2020 – Total Vacancies Increased

There are some changes posted in the official notification of the IBPS PO 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic (COVID-19) and to avoid crowding which forms the core factor for the spreading of the pandemic.

Social Distancing Mode – IBPS PO 2020

Different reporting time will be printed for a set of candidates. Candidate must report much before the Reporting time to avoid crowding.

1. The candidate is required to report at the exam venue strictly as per the time slot mentioned in the admit card AND/OR informed via SMS/Mail on their registered mobile number/mail prior to exam date. It is expected that candidate strictly adhere to this time slot – as entry into the exam venue will be provided based upon the individual’s time slot ONLY.

Candidates should report atleast 15 minutes before the Reporting time indicated on the call Letter.

2. Mapping of ‘Candidate Roll Number and the Lab Number’ will NOT be displayed outside the exam venue, but the same will be intimated to the candidates individually at the time of entry of the candidate to the exam venue and post their Admit Card/ Call Letter and ID verification.

3. Items permitted into the venue for Candidates

Candidates will be permitted to carry only certain items with them into the venue.

b. Gloves
c. Personal transparent water bottle
d. Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
e. A simple pen
f. Exam related documents (Call Letter/Admit Card, ID card in Original, Photocopy of ID Card, etc)
g. Call Letter/Admit Card should be brought with the Photocopy of the Photo ID stapled with it. Original
ID (same as Photocopy) is also to be brought for verification. The name on the ID and on the Call
Letter/Admit Card should be exactly the same.
h. In case of Scribe Candidates – Scribe form duly filled and signed with Photograph affixed.
No other Items are permitted inside the venue.

4. Candidate should not share any of their personal belonging/material with anyone

5. Candidate should maintain safe social distance with one another.

6. Candidate should stand in the row as per the instructions provided at the venue.

7. If a candidate is availing the scribe, then scribe also should bring their own Gloves, N95 Mask, sanitizer (50ml) and water bottle. Wearing a mask is compulsory. Both candidates and Scribe will require to be wearing N95 Mask.

8. A Candidate must have Aarogya Setu App installed on his mobile phone. The Aarogya Setu status must show the candidate’s risk factor. A candidate will have to display this status to the Security Guard at the entry into the exam venue.

In case a candidate does not have a smart phone, he/she will have to bring in a signed declaration to this effect
(declaration form provided in Annexure- IV) and show the same to the Security Guard at the entry into the exam venue.

Candidates with Moderate or High Risk Status on Aarogya Setu will not be allowed entry. In case any of the responses in declaration suggest COVID 19 infection/symptoms, the candidate will not be permitted inside the exam venue. [This instruction is also applicable to the scribe brought by the candidate]

9. After Aarogya Setu status display at the entry gate, candidates will be required to switch off their mobile phones, and deposit it at the designated location, to be collected while exiting

10. All candidates will be checked with Thermo guns at the entry point for temperature. In case, any person is observed to be having above normal temperature (> 99.14° F) or displaying any symptoms of the virus, they will not be allowed entry into the venue

11. Candidate registration:

  • Candidate registration will be done through photo capture.
  • Photograph will be taken while candidate is standing.
  • Seat number will be given to the candidate.

12. Rough sheet call letter and ID proof management

  • Rough sheet(s) kept at each candidate desk will be used by candidate. No additional sheets will be providedduring the exam.
  • Candidate must follow the instructions related to dropping the call letter with the ID proof copy in the boxes
    provided at the exit of lab/venue while leaving or at the designated place. Those candidates who avail the
    services of Scribe should submit Scribe form also along with the Call Letter and ID proof copy
  • Candidate must drop the rough sheets in the boxes provided at the exit of lab/venue while leaving. The drop
    box for the roughsheets will be different from that of Call Letter box. Specific instructions will be displayed at
    the Venue.

13. Post Examination Controls

  • On completion of a shift, the candidates should move out in an orderly manner without crowding as instructed
    by the venue staff.

These conditions to be followed as part of the Social Distancing was mentioned in the official notification of the IBPS PO 2020. Aspirants can check the same from the official website of IBPS or from the link that is provided below.

IBPS PO 2020 – Official Notification

IBPS PO 2020 – Apply Online Link 

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