What are my chance of getting through IBPS Interview? : An Insight

IBPS PO III Written Test Results are out. First of all heartiest congratulation to all successful candidates. After the results, candidates are now most worried about their chances in the interview stage of the selection process and questions like what score is a good score? We at Bakersadda got bombarded with these questions in last few days and as an endeavour towards providing best analysis we would now clarify these queries of our students.

Let us first clarify, that all candidates, who have been qualified in IBPS PO III written test, will be called for a common interview i.e. there is no other cut-off regarding interviews.

Now, the next question and the most critical one is  - What are my chance to get through interview process of IBPS PO III?.

IBPS has clearly mentioned in its notification for IBPS PO III - "The Total marks allotted to written test are 200 and total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20."

This simply means, that, after the interview process, where you will get marks out of 100, your written marks will be converted to OUT OF 80 and Interview Marks will be converted to OUT OF 20. Final merit will be prepared on the basis of total marks out of 100.

Let us understand , how you written test score will be converted to out of 80 (using the formula Actual Score*80/200 )

CWE Actual Score
CWE Score out of 80
60
24
65
26
70
28
75
30
80
32
85
34
90
36
95
38
100
40 and so on..

Now, let us understand, how your Interview score will be converted to out of 20 (using the formula Interview Score*20/100 ). As per our experience in previous years, interview marks are generally in the range of 30-90 i.e. generally interviewers do not give marks less than 30 and on higher side, they give up to 90.

Interview Marks
Interview Marks out of 20
30
6
35
7
40
8
45
9
50
10
55
11
60
12
65
13
70
14
75
15
80
16
85
17
90
18 and so on..


Final Score will be calculated by adding up the above two scores. As per our analysis, we feel the ideal case scenario for the final selection will be - approx 70 marks in the written test and approx 60 marks in Interview and hence a final score of approx 40.



CWE Actual Score
Interview Actual Score
Final Score
Ideal Scenario
70
60
40
Possible Scenarios if your score is 60
60
30
30
60
40
32
60
50
34
60
60
36
60
70
38
60
80
40
Possible Scenarios of your score is 70
70
30
34
70
40
36
70
50
38
70
60
40
70
70
42
Note: We have assumed 60 marks for sake of simplicity

Above table, describes two scenarios, first - where your written test score is around 60 (on lower side) and second - where your written test score is approx 70 (Average Score). This table clearly shows that even if
you have a score of 60 you can get through interview but you have to score good marks in interview (approx 80).

It is very clear from above analysis that everyone qualified in IBPS PO III, written test has good chance of getting through the interview process and get a desired bank in the final allocations.

So, do not worry and do not get discouraged by the comments of other people. Interview is the critical stage of selection process and if you do well in interview, you will definitely get through. Qualifying, IBPS PO III is a huge feat in itself and by clearing PO III, you have already proved that you are a deserving candidate.

Now its time to Put your Best Foot Forward and Focus on your interview preparation. Very little time is remaining as the Interviews are now scheduled from January 02, onwards, try to make maximum utilization of this time. Success is waiting for you. In coming days we will be providing you tips regarding interviews. Keep reading bankersadda!