How to Find Cheque Number on SBI, HDFC, ICICI & Axis Cheque

In this digital era, Cheques are still used by many persons and companies. There is no doubt that digital payments such as UPI, IMPS, NEFT are gaining popularity in India but still, most of the companies prefer major payments through Cheques. Each Cheque contains a cheque number, IFSC Code, MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition). MICR code is usually printed at the bottom of the Cheque. It allows banks to easily identify the Cheque and process the payment in a faster way. If you are looking for how to find Cheque number on SBI, HDFC, ICICI & Axis, etc then this article is just for you.

In this post, we’re going to tell you how you can find Cheque number on any bank Cheque book easily. No matter which banks Cheque you have the format of the Cheque remains same for all.

Overview Of a Cheque

It is mainly divided into three parts which is mentioned below.

Cheque header

Upon inspection you will find the bank logo printed on the top left side on the Cheque. Near the logo, you will see the address of the branch who issues the Cheque along with RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code. On the top right you will find the date column. 

Payee and Payer Details

Right next to the “Pay” section you need to write the account holder name to whom the cheque is paid. In the “Rupees” section you need to mention the amount which you want to be paid to the payee. Remember you need to enter the amount in words either in English or Hindi and not in number. 

Cheque middle section

There is another small box where you can see an INR symbol “₹” where you need to write the cheque amount in numbers. In simple words first, you need to write the cheque amount in words and after that in numbers in the box. 

Apart from this your account number will be printed too on each Cheque and after filling up the details the Cheque holder needs to sign in the respected area before giving it to the Payer. Make sure not to overwrite anything on the Cheque while filling it. 

Cheque footer section

In the footer section of the Cheque, you will see some printed numbers. The numbers only contain digits and are in 4 columns. The first 6 digits are the Cheque number. In the below image you can see the numbers are increasing which is unique identification numbers of any Cheque. 

Cheque number

The second column contains 9 digits of MICR number. The first 3 digits represent city code, the middle 3 digits shows bank code, and the last 3 digit shows branch code.

Cheque MICR Code

After the MICR number, the next numbers are a portion of the payer account number followed by transaction ID.

How To Find Cheque Number For State Bank of India (SBI)

The six-digit number ( circled area ) written at the bottom left-hand corner of the cheque is the cheque number of For State Bank Of India (SBI).

Cheque number for SBI

How To Find Cheque Number For Punjab National Bank (PNB)

In the footer section the first 6 digits are the Cheque number for PNB bank.

cheque number for PNB

How To Find Cheque Number For Union Bank of India

The 6 digit number in written in starting of footer is Cheque Number For Union Bank Of India. We have highlighted it, so that you can identify it easily.

Union bank check number

How To Find Cheque Number For Canara Bank

Like other banks, The six-digit number written at the bottom left-hand corner of the cheque is the cheque number of Canara Bank.

cheque number for canara bank

How To Find Cheque Number For Bank of Baroda

Bank of Baroda Cheque number is the first 6 digit of the footer. There is a 9 digit MICR code followed by the cheque number. The 9 digit of the MICR code indicates the bank and branch from which the cheque is issued to the account holder.

cheque number for bank of baroda

How To Find Cheque Number For Bank of India

You can find bank of india cheque number in the footer of the cheque. The first 6 digit of the number is your cheque number.

cheque number for bank of india

How To Find Cheque Number For Central Bank of India

Central Bank of India cheque number can be found on it’s footer. The first 6 digits are it’s cheque number and next 9 are MICR code.

cheque number for central bank of india

How To Find Cheque Number For Indian Bank

The first 6 digits written between ’XXXXXX’ represents the Cheque Number of Indian Bank.

cheque number for indian bank

How To Find Cheque Number For Indian Overseas Bank

Cheque Number For Indian Overseas Bank is written in the bottom of the cheque. The first 6 digits written at the bottom of cheque are chq no.

cheque number for indian overseas bank

How To Find Cheque Number For Bank of Maharashtra

Cheque Number For Bank Of Maharashtra are numbers printed on the bottom of the cheque. The first 6 digits are cheque no and the rest of the nos are MICR code.

cheque number for bank of maharastra

How To Find Cheque Number For ICICI Bank

You will find a series of numbers at the bottom left side of a cheque. The cheque number of ICICI Bank is usually a six digit number enclosed within inverted commas ‘000000’.

cheque number for icici bank

How To Find Cheque Number For HDFC Bank

The first six digits on your cheque are your cheque number for HDFC. It is always important to note the number of your HDFC bank cheque, Because if it gets lost or the money has not been credited, you can know the status of the cheque by providing the cheque number to your bank support.

cheque number for hdfc bank

How To Find Cheque Number For Axis Bank

The First Six Digital Number Written at the Bottom of Your Axis Bank Cheque is the Cheque Number of Axis Bank.

cheque number for axis bank

How To Find Cheque Number For IDBI Bank

The first series of 6 numbers from the extreme left is Cheque Number For IDBI Bank.

cheque number for IDBI Bank

How To Find Cheque Number For Yes Bank

The cheque number of Yes Bank Cheque is a 6 digit number and is always written at the bottom left-hand corner of the cheque. For the below Yes bank cheque, the cheque number is ‘123456’.

cheque number for YES bank

How To Find Cheque Number For Kotak Mahindra Bank

cheque number for kotak mahindra bank
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How To Find Cheque Number For IndusInd Bank

cheque number for indusind bank
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How To Find Cheque Number For Federal Bank

cheque number for federal bank
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How To Find Cheque Number For IDFC First Bank

cheque number for IDFC First Bank
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How To Find Cheque Number For Jammu and Kashmir Bank

cheque number for Jammu and kashmir bank
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Frequently Asked Question

Where Is The Cheque Number Located?

The Six-digit Cheque number is located in the bottom left-hand corner of the cheque and written in MICR code. The other MICR code indicates the bank, branch, and account holder information. 

What Is The Instrument Number In Cheque?

The instrument number in Cheque indicated the check number, bank name, band branch, and account holder’s information. The instrument number is very important and check can be traced with their cheque number.

How Do I Check My Cheque Status?

1- Open your bank’s official website and log in to your net banking account. 
2- Now Click Enquires and select the Cheque Status option.
3- Select the account for which you wish to verify cheque status.
4- Select the single cheque option to verify status.
5- Enter the cheque number and Click the Enquire button.
6- Your check status will appear on the next screen.

What Happens If We Stop Cheque?

When we stop check the bank cancels the check for payment before it is processed and the check is flagged by the bank. if anyone tries to cash it or deposit, they’ll be rejected. 

Conclusion

So this is the post about How to find the Cheque Number on Axis, SBI, HDFC Bank’s Cheque. No matter if you have account in Punjab National Bank, Indusind Bank, ICICI Bank, UCO Bank, OBC Bank, Bank Of Baroda, Union Bank, Canara Bank, Yes Bank, Dena Bank, etc the format of the Cheque remains same for all banks. Following from the left hand side the first 6 digits are the cheque numbers and the next 9 digits are MICR code and the next digits contains a portion of account number of Payer along with transaction ID.

I hope all your doubt related to Cheque numbers are cleared with this post. However if you still have some queries to ask then you can comment down below and we would love to help you.

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