The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the interview call letters for IBPS CWE PO/MT – VII. The interview is the final stage of the recruitment process for the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in the participating organizations. Candidates who have successfully cleared the Mains Examination can download their interview call letters from the official website. Candidates must remember that unlike the syllabus for IBPS PO written exam,there is no pre-defined syllabus for the interview round.
How Important is the Interview for Final Recruitment?
The IBPS conducts a common interview for PO/MT recruitment. The final result is based on the marks obtained in the mains and the score obtained in the interview. The total marks allotted for the interview is 100. The final score is calculated in the ratio 80:20 i.e. 80% marks from written exam and 20% marks from interview. Students who obtain the decided cut off are shortlisted thereafter. So the interview acts as an important factor in deciding whether or not a
Important Questions Commonly Asked in IBPS PO Interview
Candidates successfully clearing all the written rounds of IBPS PO/MT examination are eligible for the interview. They will have to face a panel of interviewers who will evaluate their potential. On average, the approximate time taken by the panels to interview each candidate is 15 minutes within which you have to impress the interviewers and convince them that you are suitable for the post. Questions are mainly based on the following-
Apart from that, some questions may be asked from your field of study. So you should have clear conceptual knowledge about the subjects you studied in graduation or post-graduation and also be updated about the recent happenings in that field.
Here we present 100 significant questions that are asked in the interview round to help you prepare and ace it.
Personal and Situational Questions
The following questions give the interviewers an idea of the candidate’s personality. So be careful while answering these.
1.Tell us about yourself and where are you from? (questions can be asked about your place if it is of any significance and also regarding your name if it has a unique meaning)
2.What is your father’s name and his job profile?
3.Tell us about your family background.
4.Tell us about your education
5.What are your hobbies?
6.Why did you decide on banking career?
7.How can your professional knowledge be helpful in the banking career?
8.What have you been doing after graduation?
9.Do you have any work experience?
10.Why did you decide to leave your previous job? (for working professionals)
11.Do you plan to pursue higher studies?
12.Do you enjoy any extracurricular activities?
13.Aren’t you overqualified for this job?
14.Who is your role model?
15.What are your career goals?
16.What are your strength and weakness?
17.Where do you see yourself in five years?
18.Are you a team player?
19.Why should we hire you?
20.Are you ready to relocate if your job demands it?
21.What will you do if you get a better offer?
22.How well do you handle pressure?
23.What do think are the responsibilities of a PO?
24. What do you know about the banking industry?
25.Do you have any family member working in the banking industry?
26.Have you faced any banking interview before?
General Knowledge Related to Banking Industry
Most questions are usually asked from this topic, so students should prepare the following questions very well.
1.What is a Bank?
2.Who is the governor of RBI?
3.What to do you know about Monetary Policy?
4.What is mobile banking?
5.What is internet banking?
6.What are the functions of RBI?
7.What are the differences between cheque and draft?
8.What is Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate?
9.What is CRR and SLR?
10.What is CASA?
11.What is CBS? What does CORE stand for?
12.Different types of accounts and their features.
13.What is NPA? Steps to recover NPA
14.What is SAFRAESI Act?
15.Banking Ombudsman Scheme
16.What are the different types of cheques?
17.What is call money rate?
18.What is prime lending rate?
19.CBS, SWIFT, IMPS, NEFT, RTGS. What are their full forms, features, and benefits?
20.What are the money market instruments?
21.What is E-commerce?
22.What are NBFCs?
23.What is Mutual Fund?
24.What is ATM?
26.Headquarters of all the Nationalized Banks and significant private banks
27.CMDs of all the Nationalized Banks
28.What is KYC?
29.What is Debit card and Credit card?
31.NABARD & its role
32.Small bank & payment bank
34.Bharat Bill Payment System
37.What is Green channel?
38.National Housing Bank (NHB)
39.RRBs, SEBI,ECGC, SIDBI
40.Types of Banking
41.What is Demit Account?
42.Full forms of CIBIL, CAR, NASDAQ, ASSOCHAM, FDI, FII, SENSEX, LIBOR, MIBOR, IPO, CRAR, UIDAI
43.What is FOREX?
45.Essential products or schemes launched by various banks recently
46.National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM)
47.Current policy rates such as Repo, Reverse Repo, SLR, CRR, MSF, Bank Rate
48.Priority Sector Lending
49.MSME full form
Questions on current affairs are mainly based on recent events. So being up to date on events of at least the past three months is important. Some of the questions can be expected to be on the following topics
1.Digitization of India
5.Make in India
6.Sport events (both global and national)
7.Major national political issues
8.Chief Ministers of different states
13.Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
15.Countries and capitals and their currencies
18.Effect of ban of H1B and L1B visas by the USA
19.Intergovernmental organizations such as SAARC, BRICS, APEC, ASEAN, NATO etc.
20.Significant global political issues
21.Significant global and national environmental issues
22.Merger of SBI and its subsidiaries
23.What are the major issues threatening the banking sector currently?
24.Merger of Vodafone and IDEA
Apart from all these questions candidates should follow daily newspapers such as The Hindu to be updated about the recent events. They should also revise some conceptual questions related to their field of study so that if asked they can face them with confidence.
Important tips to crack IBPS PO interview
You should remember that the purpose of the interview is not to judge the candidates’ knowledge but to test their personalities so that they can be valuable assets for the banks. So confidence and smartness is the key. All the best!
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