For the ones who could not make it this time, plenty of other examinations are in the pipeline only in the banking sector and therefore, just try to enjoy the learning phase as much as possible because this phase, you will never get later in your life once you enter into a regular job.
Now, let us first decode the objective of an interview for recruiting staff in a bank as written test has already been conducted to verify the merit, so, again, why an interview? Again a test of merit? Obviously not, banks will be the last organizations in the world to spend twice for the same purpose. So, why?
The Interview for IBPS PO 2017 is conducted to analyze the aptitude and the personality of a candidate. Also, through interview a candidate’s banking knowledge is also assessed. The most general and regularly asked questions are as follows:
Q. Introduce yourself. Or Tell me something about yourself?
A. The FIRST & BEST question for any interview. The answer to this basically sets the tone of rest of the interview. Good news is – You can earn a lot of points if this is answered right.
Q. Talk about your family background
This is another question that might be asked. It will be considered as a base question, meaning all the questions that will be asked will be based on this. Like: Why did you choose this career/ sector etc.
Q. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Or What are your key strengths?
A. This is another most common question in any HR interview. The idea here is to understand how much you know about yourself and how confident you are about your strengths. It is better for the candidate to:
One should make sure while talking about their weakness try to modify the answer so that it acts like a positive answer to them. Also, try to make your answer job related.
Q. If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be and why?
A. This question is another variation to the weakness question. You can provide a similar type of question unless it is the same person asking them. To answer this question, think of a person you respect and the trait they have that you really like.
Q. What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself five years from now? Ten years?
A. This type of question could be a trap. we should say that i always plan the things step by step that`s why I have a ready plan for the coming up year and that is feasible. If I say that to get a job and to settle myself in the company would be a practical answer.
Q. Why should we hire you? Or Why do you think you should be hired?
It is another question where you should modify your answer as per your strength and weaknesses.
Q. Why did you choose banking sector?
A. One can talk about the benefits related to the sector. Also, you can relate it to somebody that you know and how you like their working profile and personality. It is all about your convincing power.
Q. What do you know about Banking Sector?
This is common questions for IBPS PO interview as we are going to do job in banking sector. Banking related questions usually is data based as the past or current growth rate of banking sector, prevailing repo, reverse repo rates, CRR, SLR, etc. so keep the details on your fingertips. Last but not the least is the miscellaneous part, which is the unpredictable question which comes from the mind of the panel or any particular interviewer. However, this forms a minor part of the interview, so prepare well and give your best.
Check IBPS PO Interview Questions for Banking Awareness
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.