IBPS RRB PO 2020 - Interview Preparation Tips

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Jul 9, 2020

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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)has conducted Online Common Written Exam for Post of Officer Scale & Office Assistant for Recruitment in Regional Rural Banks which is also popularly known as IBPS RRB PO exam. How to prepare for the IBPS RRB PO Interview is a big question.

This is the time to start for the interview preparation because IBPS RRB PO Mains dates have also been declared. Interviews will start soon after mains, so you all might be worried about what to study to clear the final round and grab the job as an IBPS RRB PO. We can’t provide you with exact questions to be asked in the Interview. But we can provide you with some questions from expected areas that will help you to get a picture of the type of interview questions that might be asked.

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Types of questions asked in IBPS RRB PO Interview

Most of the questions in this interview are based on your personality and interests like hobbies, interests, and information related to your life. If you don’t know the answer, accept it. If you want to make a guess, ask them politely as you don’t know the exact answer. Types of questions to be asked:

  • Personal Questions

These types of questions will include general information about yourself and your family. You have to answer this question with some significance and importance.Tell them your name and what your specialties are in short. If asked about your hometown, answer this question mentioning the historical places and something memorable about your town. Some examples of the questions are:

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  • Tell me something interesting about yourself.
  • Where are you from and what’s special about that place?
  • Family Related Questions

Talk about someone you admire and respect, know about that person that helps you to connect yourself with your role model to achieve and relate to your goals in personal life and career. Avoid people who have nothing common or relatable with your career unless they have an exceptional story. Example of such questions are as follows:

  • What does your father do?
  • Who is your role model and why?
  • Tell me about your skills?

Talk about anything that shows you taking a leading behavior, teamwork, or organizational behavior. It might be some school or college project, volunteering, etc. that has been beneficial to add up to your life experiences.

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  • Educational Background Questions

Be ready with all the “why’s” and “what’s” about your educational background. Tell them about your graduate/ post-graduate studies and the subjects that interested you the most.

  • Tell me about your Education
  • Technical questions related to your education background

Answer this with honesty and interest what you were doing in the time after you graduated and be ready with all the why’s and what’s involved. Be honest and tell them if you have or not. Sound enthusiastic about your educational choices and connect the learnings from your education with the skills required for the job. Example of some questions are:

  • What have you been doing after graduation?
  • Do you have any plans for further education?
  • If you have, how will you be beneficial to the banking sector?
  • Career Goals and Objectives

They want to know about your ambitions and understanding of the role you have applied for. One such question is-

  • Why do you want to join the Banking sector?

Include reasons like,

  • I have developed an interest in Banking because of this subject or some project you have worked on in your previous job.
  • Or, realizing how you can play an important role by reading about the banking sector connecting your skills to it.

Another example of a question is-

  • Where do you see yourself in five years?

The interviewer wants to know if you are interested in going to stick to this organization and grow professionally, not about your motivational story or the kind of life you want to live. Don’t mention the perks and other beneficial things about the government sector. Talk about how you want to dedicate yourself to the organization.

  • Why do you want to join the government sector?

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  • Questions related to the job

The questions will be asked about the understanding and knowledge about the job profile, role, or company you are applying for. Describe your inner passion, desire, and commitment you have within yourself and don’t compare yourself with anyone because you can’t compare yourself with people you don’t know. Be clear about your thoughts and make them believe you are the best candidate for the job role.

  • Why should we hire you out of all other candidates?
  • Questions related to banking awareness and current affairs.

Start with talking about the banking sector and what excites you most about this sector and how the banking sector has evolved over the years. Also, talk about the schemes launched by the government to help people.

  • Tell us about your views on the banking sector and schemes launched by the government.
  • What do you understand by Money Laundering, Inflation, Deflation, FDI, Cryptocurrency, and other banking-related terms?

Apart from these questions from the IBPS PO exam syllabus can be asked.

  • About your job Profile and responsibilities?
  • Chairman of IBPS- Anup Sankar Bhattacharya
  • Full-Form of IBPS ( Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
  • About the Economy and Finance
  • Reason for current problems of the Indian economy
  • Reason for change in the value of rupee
  • How has COVID-19 impacted Indian economy
  • What can be done to control the money
  • Questions based on current affairs

  • Based on Politics - Latest (India china war)
  • Based on New laws
  • Sports tournaments and events
  • Awards and recognition
  • Important days and persons
  • Based on social movements
Tip: Prepare for the information related to the coronavirus pandemic, how it is affecting the economy, Indo-china war, and how banning the Chinese apps will help the economy

Tips to crack an interview

  • Be confident, stay focused, and trust yourself.
  • Enhance your communication skills because it makes a difference.
  • Stay calm and focus on hearing the questions the interviewer is asking.
  • Do not argue as it shows your negative character.
  • Dress well and confident
  • Answer with a nice and honest smile
  • Keep a positive attitude as it helps other people trust you. Be humble and don’t stress.
  • Convey regards after the interview is over.

Most interviews are held for a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes. Show the best version of yourself with honesty. Everyone has strengths as well as weaknesses so prepare yourself according to your strengths and don’t let your weaknesses overpower you. Give your 100% in the interview without stressing.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.