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How To Prepare For IBPS PO Interview?

Last Updated - March 30, 2017

IBPS PO interview is the last chance for the CWE qualified candidates to secure their career in banking sector. IBPS call letters for interview will be available on the official website in January, 2017. You have enough time to prepare well for the final battle. As per the candidates’ experience, interview panel has 4-5 board members.

After the verification of documents, a candidate is allowed to enter in the interview hall. IBPS PO interview session lasts for 10-15 minutes with 15-20 questions. Though questions in interview are often predictable but answering all the questions can be tricky! So, to ease your preparation level, we have some expected questions for you.

Before moving to the questionnaire, there are certain tips that increases your level of selection. We all know, interview carries 100 marks and the candidate scoring at least 40% marks, will have high chances of getting into merit for the provisional allotment. An interview is held to check the qualities and mindset of a candidate they are looking for. The qualities are:

  • Knowledge about banking sector
  • Educational background
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Leadership quality
  • Behavior
  • Temperament
  • Confidence level
  • Communication skills

A candidate’s attire plays a vital role as it is the first thing observed by the interviewing panel. Dress up should be appropriate and comfortable. Candidate should check his attire before entering the interview hall. A polite request for entering into the room should be asked and greet the panel confidently. Your face should be full of enthusiasm and a proper eye-contact with a smile. A good handshake can make your day. There is nothing like amazing when you think: you’re fantastic!

There are few things that a candidate should keep in his mind before entering in the hall and these points will decrease your chances in getting selected in IBPS PO Interview

  1. Late coming candidates leaves a bad impression on the panel.
  2. If you’re rude to any one at the center then it is really not going to fetch you points.
  3. Chewing gum, smelling like cigarette, playing with hair or pen may swing the good mood of the interviewer.
  4. It is irritating when you answer the questions by sitting in a sloppy manner.
  5. Wearing ear phones, Bluetooth ear-piece, sunglasses, strong fragrant perfume can surely ruin your interview.
  6. Patience test can be checked by letting you wait for a long. So, don’t argue/ complaint for the same.
  7. Giggling/ laughing unnecessary can make you cry after the declaration of IBPS PO final result.
  8. You need to be a good listener instead of speaking a much/ interrupting the interviewer.
  9. No matter, what the conversation is, you have to be away from anger, being defensive, getting irritated and using phrases like- hmm.
  10. Being nervous or sounding desperate and looking at the tic-tock can never lead you success in an interview.

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The questions can be asked from any topic such as banking awareness, current affairs, economy, basic questions from education background, career objectives, related to job and many more. Find here the types of questions that can be fired on you:

Q 1. Tell me something about yourself.

Q 2. Why did you choose this career?

Q 3. Education background: Why you chose this stream?

Q 4. What made you to choose banking career?

Q 5. How will your professional knowledge be helpful in the Banking career?

Q 6. Do you have any plans for further education?

Q 7. Do you have any actual work experience?

Q 8. What have you been doing after graduation? (for dropouts)

Q 9. Why are you leaving your current position? (for working professionals)

Q 10. What other career options do you have?

Q 11. What goals do you have in your career?

Q 12. How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Q 13. What do you know about banking?

Q 14. What is a Bank?

Q 15. Why do you want to work in the Banking Industry?

Q 16. What do you know about our company? (Should have an idea about important products from various banks, tag lines etc…)

Q 17. Why don’t you join some private company?

Q 18. How is your professional knowledge useful for our organization?

Q 19. Why should we hire you?

Q 20. What will you do if you get a better offer?

Q 21. Who is your role model?

Q 22. What are your short-term goals?

Q 23. What is your long-term objective?

Q 24. Where do you see yourself, 5 years from now?

Q 25. What is your greatest strength? Why you call it as your greatest?

Q 26. What is your weakness? What do you do to overcome your weakness?

Q 27. What are your hobbies?

Q 28. Tell us about your extracurricular activities.

Q 29. Are you a team player?

Q 30. Do you handle pressure well? Explain, when you experienced high pressure.

Q 31. Do you have any location preferences? Why you prefer this city?

Q 32. Will you relocate? If no, why not?

Question related to Banking Terminology

Q 1. Who is the Governor of RBI/ Chairman of SBI?

Q 2. Who are the deputy governors of RBI?

Q 3. What are the basics of Monetary Policy?

Q 4. What are the functions of RBI?

Q 5. What are the important products or schemes launched by various banks recently?

Q 6. What is CBS?

Q 7. Explain CORE. What is ‘Green Channel’?

Q 8. Any Ideas to improve Banking services…?

Q 9. Different types of A/Cs and their features?

Q 10. What is a fixed deposit? (min and max periods for the same)

Q 11. What is Dubai Crisis? What is subprime crisis?

Q 12. What is Repo Rate? What is Reverse Repo? What is Bank rate?

Q 13. What is SLR? What is CRR?

Q 14. What is Call money rate and prime lending rate?

Q 15. What is the difference between e-commerce and m-commerce?



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