The exam conducting board IBPS has already released the results of mains examination conducted to carry out the recruitment process of Probationary Officers in various 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 PO, 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 PO fall in January and February 2019.
With the interview dates of the two important banking examinations of the year round the corner, the candidates must have already started to give the final touch to the preparations they have done so far. What you say during the interview can make a big difference in your final results, in a good way or in a bad way. So, here are the points to be remembered to crack the personal interview round of IBPS PO Exam 2018:
Reach the venue well ahead of time and dress up appropriately. Instead of wearing casuals, put on some formal outfits like suit pant, salwar suit, etc. Body Language of a candidate also plays a major role in her impression formation. So, avoid negative gestures or pointing fingers at the interviewers at any point during your conversation with them.
2. Always bear in mind that confidence is good but overconfidence often spoils your overall performance. So, be confident with your answers but do not get overconfident, try to prove the interviewers wrong or try to indulge in any sort of arguments with them.
3. Most of the questions asked in the interview of banking examinations are based on the current affairs of the past six months. Make sure that you have the current affairs, important banking terminologies (especially based on the current affairs) at your fingertips. Be well versed with what is there on your biodata i.e. educational qualifications, family background, professional experience (if any), etc. Learn to answer them adeptly and wisely.
You have to 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 also might put up questions on the organization your mother/ father/ sister/ brother works for. So, keep yourself abreast of every such information that is related to you.
5. If asked about your strengths, highlight the ones that go along with the responsibility of the job role (Probationary Officer) you have applied for. Make sure that for every strength shared by you, you have a strong personal experience to share if further asked by the interviewer.
All the best!!