Certainly one of the most highly competitive exams amongst all is the IBPS PO Exam for which every year millions of aspiring and talented applicants appear in it to fulfill their dreams of becoming a Bank Officer.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a selection test for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) / Management Trainee in about 21 public sector banks of India.
The online examination is held in two stages – Preliminary and Main. IBPS PO Exam official notification is usually released in the month of April / May and application needs to be filled by July / August. The Preliminary Exam is held in October and Main Exam in November. The Interview is generally held in January / February.
Upon clearing your IBPS PO written examination successfully you are going to confront the most significant stage – IBPS PO Interview that will decide the fate of your dream of becoming a Bank Officer.
Your individual performance in IBPS PO Interviews will determine the worth of your written exam marks. As the challenge is moderately high from the earlier years, you need to score good marks to see your name in the final merit list of combined marks.
The most significant step to prepare for PO Interviews is preparing for the IBPS PO interview question and answers (FAQs) that are generally asked in the interview round.
In this blog, we will give you interview tips for the most frequently asked interview questions, so you can answer unhesitatingly and perform well in the interview round.
Based on the past experiences of IBPS PO interviews, we are listing here the most common interview questions and ways to answer them. Read them carefully to excel in your interview round and increase your chances of selection.
Most frequently asked interview questions and tips to answer them:
Tell me something about yourself? / Introduce yourself in brief.
Ans: You should tell them your personal details such as your name, city of residence, parent’s name and profession.
Give details about your educational qualifications such as degrees/marks obtained in college/university/school.
You can mention any other achievements of your life other and academic.
Give a brief description of your work (if any).
Finally talk about your interests, hobbies and strengths.
Why do you want to join the Banking Sector?
Ans: Talk about the size and growth of the Banking Sector (use facts and data to substantiate your claim). Explain the usefulness of your education and skills that can be helpful in your banking career and how your professional goals and personal growth can be achieved by working in a bank.
Kindly abstain from statements such as “banking is your childhood dream”, “employee stability”, “huge pay” and so on.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Ans: Remember that every person is unique and possess different qualities. Don’t try to look for answers on internet, it won’t help. The answer for this question lies within you. Spend some time in introspecting yourself and identify strengths and weaknesses in you.
For each strength and weakness, you need to have real life experience to justify your answer.
For Example: I am adaptable. Due to the nature of my father’s job, I have changed many schools and lived in different cities of this country. This has helped me to appreciate different cultures and accordingly adapt myself to new environment.
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