IBPS SO Interview Tips 2018-19: How To Introduce Yourself


IBPS has already conducted the online preliminary and mains examinations for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in Public Sector Banks of India. For the recruitment of officers in a government-owned organization, the final and the most important phase of all is the personal interview round that actually makes or breaks one's chances to get it through.  IBPS SO, being an exam for an officer rank job, takes in the personal interview round as the final phase of the selection process. As per the official notification, the tentative dates of the interview for IBPS SO fall in February and March 2019.

The question that may hit one's mind who is preparing herself for the personal interview round of these recruitment processes is, "How to score maximum marks in IBPS SO Interview so as to make it to the final selection?" So, students, Adda247 gets you the best tips on how to crack IBPS SO Interviews 2018-19. We previously published an article in which we discussed the important points that one must focus on while preparing for IBPS SO Interview. And today, we will be discussing the most recurrent question in the history of interviews, i.e. "Tell us something about yourself...".

The important points that one needs to keep in mind to answer this question efficiently are as follows:

1. Name: When asked to introduce yourself, make it a point to always state your full name first. You must know the meaning of your name and mythological importance of your name. In fact, if the name of any of your family members has a special connection, you must know about that too. 

2. Place: Be prepared to face questions like, “What is your hometown famous for?” or “Name the famous personality who hails from the city you belong to?” They may also ask you questions related to the branch of a particular bank in your city. Keep yourself ready with the answer to every such question.

3. Academics/Educational Qualifications: They can ask you to tell them about the name of the institution that you did your graduation from. Disclose the percentage of marks only if you think you have scored fairly well or else you can talk about other achievements you have had in your journey so far. Also, prepare yourself to answer the questions on the main subject/ stream you graduated with.

4. Gap: A gap in employment or academic studies can be a spike in your career profile. Learn to address the issue adeptly and wisely. They just need to know that you didn't‟t sit idle while you were off from a regular degree or job, so you need to answer the question accordingly.

5. Strengths/Weaknesses: Do not forget to highlight your key strengths that go along with the responsibility of the job role you are applying for. Make sure that that for every strength shared by you, you have a strong personal experience to share, if further asked by the interviewer. The weakness that you mention should be the one that wouldn't have an impact on your career as a banker.

6. Family: You may also be asked to tell them a few things about your family members. They might put up questions on the organization you mother/ father/ sister/ brother works with. So, keep yourself abreast of every such information so as to answer the questions appropriately.

7. Hobbies: Do mention the extracurricular activities you have been a part of during your overall academic life. Always keep it in mind that you have strong answers related to your hobby if further asked by the interviewers. 

Remember to be positive and confident while answering the interviewers' questions, giving a mumble-jumble answer will do no good. We hope these tips help you perform to the best of your ability in the Personal Interview round of IBPS SO Examination 2018-19. All the best!!




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