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IBPS PO 2017 Interview Questions

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Aug 9, 2019

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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.

  • Candidates have to clear the sectional and overall cut off of IBPS PO Exam first to reach to the Mains Level. Check IBPS PO Expected Cut off 2017
  • IBPS PO Mains was conducted on November 26, 2017.
  • Now, candidates are waiting for their IBPS PO Result.
  • The shortlisted candidates have to appear for the final phase i.e. Personal Interview.
  • IBPS PO 2017 Interview is scheduled in January/ February 2018. Check How to Prepare for IBPS PO Interview 2017?

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?​

IBPS PO 2017 Interview Highlights 

  • Candidates who have scored the minimum qualifying marks in IBPS PO Mains 2017 entrance exam, will be finally called for the IBPS PO Interview.
  • The total marks for the interview is 100.
  • Candidates should score at least 40% marks in order to get selected for the post of PO/MT.
  • However, candidates belonging to reserved categories, have to score at least 35% marks in the interview.
  • The selection of the candidates is on the basis of merit list.
  • Candidates who score high marks, be sufficiently high in the merit list and will have chances to get selected for the provisional allotment process.

Common Questions Asked in IBPS PO Interview

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.

  • Give a brief of your education background (up to plus two is fine, your family and location, any of your hobbies etc.
  • You can also mention one of your major achievements, if it fits the circumstance.
  • Keep the answer to just about 3-4 sentences and not more than that.
  • No need to explain your strengths & weakness at this points (as that will definitely come along).
  • Keep the answer simple, to the point and give space and time for further questions. Do not stretch it too much.

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:

  • Just stay positive. Even a simple answer like “I am a very positive person” is good enough.
  • You can also change this as per the requirement of the interview. Knowing a bit about the profile you are being interviewed helps as well.
  • Explaining your strength with an experience from the past is desirable here.

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.

  • What is a Bank?
  • What is a cheque?
  • What is money laundering?
  • What is RBI? Or What do you know about RBI?
  • What is Plastic currency?
  • What is an ATM?
  • What is a Debit card & a Credit card?

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.