TCS Joining Documents / Process

Need assistance on TCS joining process/documents?  I have explained the complete procedure for joining TCS and for ILP (Initial Learning Program).

TCS Joining Documents / Process

Let us go through the quick steps for the joining process in TCS

> First accept the joining letter.
> Complete the BGC (Background Verification Process) form filling.
> Fill the NSR ( National Skill Registry ).
> Fill the forms given to you.
> Scan & Upload the Agreements ( Like Service Agreement & Affidavit/Notarized Undertaking ).
> Prepare all the supporting documents.

Note: When you submit BGC some people may go to your home address for verification. This is done by almost all IT companies.

How to accept joining letter in TCS?

First, you have to accept your joining letter by using your DT reference id then,

> Visit TCS Next Step.

> Then go to the ILP corner.

> Select Joining letter.

> Then at last Accept It.

Note: If you forget to accept the letter you will not be allowed for joining as TCS will consider that you are not interested in the job, the same happens in the case of Offer letter).

How to download the Joining letter in TCS?

> Visit TCS Next Step.

> Go to the ILP corner.

> Select Joining letter

> At last Download. 

Also Read: How to get a Job in TCS? 

What are the documents required for joining TCS? All are mentioned below:

1. Service Agreement.

2. Non-Criminal affidavit.

3. Joining letter ( Xerox copies ).

4. Aadhaar Card ( Original + Xerox ).

5. PAN Card ( Original + 4 Xerox ).

6. Self-attested xerox copy of the Surety PAN card.

7. Birth Certificate ( English Format ).

8. NSR Card ( National Skill Registry ).

9. Class X and Class XII Marksheet ( Must be 60% or above ).

10. Class X and Class XII certificates.

11. Degree Mark sheets for all semesters. (,, MCA, etc. ).

12. Provisional Certificate or original degree certificate ( Provisional is mandatory if you haven't got the original one ).

13. Medical Certificate ( Must be issued by any doctor with a minimum of M.B.B.S ).

14. Offer letter ( Xerox copies ).

15. Surety's Last IT Return or Form 16 ( Must be signed by Surety whom you trust ).

16. Passport ( Original + 4 Xerox ).  

Note: You have to scan and upload the above documents in PDF or JPEG formats. Each file size should be less than 2 MegaBytes.

Remember to carry original and photocopies of all forms & affidavits you submitted in the "Next Step" portal also with at least 10 copies of passport size photo with id & address proofs like Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voter ID, etc.

Note: While filling reference you have to fill any two trusted person’s following details:

> Name of the person.
> Company/Institute Name.
> Contact No.
> Email ID.
> Time from when reference knows the candidate.
> Designation.
> Relationship with the applicant.

How to Fill NSR (National Skill registry)?

> Go to TCS Next Step.

> After that visit the ILP corner.

> Then National skill registry.

> Choose ITPIN.

Note: Before joining ILP you have to complete the registration and bio-metric process of NSR. For registration go to the NSR website to register after completing registration, they will send you a digital copy of the NSR card via email or you can also generate by yourself by logging in to your NSR account.

Below are the points you need to remember before joining TCS

> If you have applied for a passport but haven't received yet before joining, in that case, carry the confirmation receipt of the passport which is provided after verification.

> For NCA (Non-Criminal Affidavit ), the first date will be the date of the offer letter or joining & the notary stamp must be present on all the pages of NCA. Make sure you fill it properly by taking the consent of your lawyer. 

> The entire Service Contract, non-criminal Affidavit, any other Affidavits must be on 100 Rupees stamp paper on plain A4 paper.

> For the medical certificate, the doctor's stamp, and signature must be on the photograph. Signature should be half in the photograph and half on-page. The doctor's registration number must be mentioned.

> In-service contract, the candidate's signature, and guarantee must be present on all pages and the first date will be your joining date.

> If you do not have a birth certificate or have it in another language other than English then you must have it in English format or you can issue it temporarily from the hospital or the government organization where all these kinds of stuff are handled nearby you. You can also convert your birth certificate in English by providing your original one which is on other languages.

How to verify TCS offer letter or joining letter?

Visit their official website Here to validate your offer letter or joining letter. To check you have to enter your Reference Number that starts with "DT" or "CC".  

* Never rush with the documentation part. You never know when TCS changes the formats. Call helpline or your ILP coordinator to clear your doubts! You can also send emails with your queries.

* ILP Full Form in TCS: Initial Learning Program. Here TCS trains you for a desired period of time before involving you in a live project.

If you have any doubts & queries then feel free to comment down below I will reply with the solution. All documents will be provided to you on the TCS Next Step Portal.


1. Is Passport compulsory for TCS joining?

No, not exactly but if you have a passport then you must provide it else if you have applied but haven't received the passport yet then you can submit an application copy of the passport which you get while applying for a passport. 

2. Where can I upload my BGC documents in TCS?

In the Next Step Portal.  

3. What is the process after getting an offer letter from TCS?

After you receive the offer letter go to the next step portal and proceed to the next steps mentioned over there you have to do some formalities and upload some documents before getting a joining letter. Everything will be mentioned on the portal and also you will receive emails.

4. Who can be a surety in the TCS service agreement?

The individual whom you know very well. A surety whom you select, make sure he/she filed income tax returns or pay taxes.

5. Who can witness TCS non-criminal affidavit?

Anyone who is close to you or your neighbors. But don't include anyone with whom you have blood relations.

6. How can I get a job in TCS?

Read my article Here to know how you can acquire a job in TCS.

7. Is it possible to join TCS after resignation?


8. What if I fail in TCS ILP?

Your ILP Traning period will be extended. 

9. What happens if I reject the TCS offer letter?

The company will blacklist you. 

10. How long does it take to get a TCS offer letter? After how many days TCS gives joining letter?

It can take weeks up to months. You will be notified via email. Make sure you check daily. 

11. Is laptop necessary for TCS ILP?

A laptop is not necessary as TCS doesn't allow you to carry inside any personal laptop, Pendrive, harddisks, etc. If you carry any of them then you have to submit it to the reception. TCS will provide their own desktop systems and laptops for ILP when required.

12. Can I leave TCS during ILP?

No. You can leave TCS after 1 Year bond only else you have to amount which is agreed on bond breaking.  

13. Is there any bond in TCS?

Yes. There is 1 year bond.

14. Does TCS pay during training?


15. How long is TCS ILP?

ILP duration depends on batch to batch-wise. ILP takes approximately 2 months to complete. 

16. Is NSR mandatory for TCS?

Yes. You can register for NSR after joining also.

17. What is the process after getting offer letter from TCS?

Try to accept the joining letter in the TCS NextStep portal. Once you accept the joining letter, You can see two new links at the left corner of the window as “ Onboarding forms & background check”.

18. ILP documents required. TCS Joining formality checklist.
TCS Joining Documents / Process

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