Andhra Manipal PO Interview:
At Andhra Bank Head Office, Hyderabad.
Panel Members 4 ( 3 male-1 female )
Since I am a History graduate from St.Xavier’s College,Mumbai and Post Graduate from Delhi University ,the whole interview was centered around that.
M1(Chairman): (to his fellow panel members) – So here we have a candidate with different and bright educational credentials.) (He basically repeated my educational career).
( He was stuck on that St.Xavier’s tag and asked me how come u still don’t have job inspite of being from there, I couldn’t have told him about my upsc dreams, so basically told him about scarcity of direct placement for a history graduate. He nodded his head n said OK. 🙂 )
M1: Ok, so Alok Tell me the name of first Mughal emperor.
Me : answered.
M2 : Ok tell the names of the the succeeding emperors.
Me : answered ( but missed Jahangir :/ )
M1 : You have done post graduation in history , and u don’t remember his name.
Me : Sorry sir, it slipped out of my mind.
M1 : Ok, ( Now he wanted to ask about dandi March but he himself forgot about it and was asking ma’am :p , he looked at me n I reminded him ‘dandi March sir? )
Me : Answered.
M2: Ok tell me about the founder and what do u know about andhra bank.
Me: Answered , about the founder , year of establishment, paid up capital.
M4: Ok recently subhash Chandra Bose was in news . why?
Me: declassification of his files
Cross question on what is declassification?
Me: answered , about how it is making available official papers for public access.
M4 : Ok, tell me who played more important role in India’s independence Bose or Gandhi. ( from all the cross questioning that he put up, he wanted me to talk bad about one while glorifying the other, but I did not fall for it)
Me: answered with a balanced viewpoint, he seemed satisfied.
M3 (female) : who is satya nadella?
Me : answered Microsoft CEO.
(Cross question on which state he belongs to , got confused if its Tamil nadu or andhra Pradesh :/ didn’t want to give wrong answer so said ” sorry ma’am I am confused in Tamil nadu n andhra , she said he’s from andhra Pradesh.)
Then they made eye contact with each other nodded heads and said OK Alok you may go.
M2 wished me all the best .
I smiled and thanked him, and then all of them.
P.S : The door had automatic closing system so as I slowly made my exit, by then they had started talking , and I heard a faint sentence , he seems good :p
Qualification: m.tech. cse
Interview date: 23/01/2016
Venue: pnb circle office ludhiana
Panel 1, 1:00 pm
I reached the venue at 12:15. We got entry at 12.30. My name was first in the list. Document verification took 15 minutes. Then at 1:20 interview starts.
Panel: 5 members. F1, M1, M2, M3, M4.
Me: (opened the door)May i come in
Me: good afternoon, good afternoon
M3, F1: good afternoon
M2: kahan se ho
M3: kya kiya hai
M3: kaunsa year
M3: almost 2 yrs. Kya kr rhe ho ab
Me: told (teaching)
M2: wat they pay u
M2: its gud amt, then y u r nt continuing
Me: told abt the recession/ uncertainity in engg. Colleges(M3 also Satisfied)
M3: asked abt family
Me: told(father: retired banker)
M2: havenot u tried in it company
Me: no, not interested. So never appeared for interview
M2: wats startup
Me: converting job seekers into job creaters(all very impressed wid key answer) then i explained.
M2: are u nt young? U r so talented(they observed from academic record). So y not entrepreneur
Me: haven’t thought abt it yet. All family members at govt job, so never thought of it
M2: wat if u got posted in north east, will parents allow
M3: wat if not got ur first preference
M4: role of asset reconstruction companies. Profit and loss to bank and company
M2: clarified the ques. Again
Me: told the answer completely
M2: do u knw abt the economy status in world
Me: lil bit
M2: where is wef gng on
Me: cant recall ryt nw
M3: wat r ur areas of interest
Me: told team activities
M3: qualities of a banker
Me: told(he kept on asking, next next)
M3: rate urself on scale 10
Me: 7(explaind d reason, of not knowing much abt banking and economics yet)
M1: tagline of psb
F1: NI(negotiable instruments)?
F1: promissory note
M2: we hope u get selected
F1,M3: all d best
Me: thankew.. Thankeww so much sir.. Thankew 🙂
It lasted for about 15-20 minutes. Overall good experience. Fingers crossed. Waiting for the main marks.
Advice: Be confident and truthful.
All The Best!!!!