Detailed IBPS PO Interview Experience and Analysis

Interview Experience - Bangalore - 5 January

Hi friends, myself Yash from Bangalore, i had interview today (5-01-2014), at syndicate bank (corporate office), national games village, koramangala, Bangalore. my interview was scheduled at 1:00 pm, i reached venue by 11:30 am , since there were only few candidates in the first session (16 out of 25 were present,few are rejected), they started document verification by 12:00 pm , Document verification process was very stringent, please do carry all the required documents as specified by IBPS,

After document verification i was asked to wait for interview, there was only one panel to conduct interview, post lunch break i was the first person to be called for interview. I entered the board room and wished all of them, there were four members in the panel ( all males in their fifties), they asked me to take seat with smile and made me to feel comfortable.

# M 1 (chairman of the panel) asked me to introduce myself.

# Then he asked about my family background

# next question was about my graduation

I said BE (EC) 2010 passed out.

# Then Immediate question what i was doing for past 3 yrs?

I said i was working as lecturer.

# Next question was about current and savings bank account

I explained clearly with illustrations.

# He asked about features of a bank cheque.

I explained

# then he asked me about validity of a cheque.

I said 3 months.( he said are you sure is it 2 or 3 months, just to confuse, i said i am not sure sir..!!!)

# Then he asked me about types of banks

I explained structure of Indian banking system.

# He asked whether co-operative banks come under the purview of RBI ?

I said yes sir..

# he asked are you sure ? ( just to confuse)

I said RBI controls co-operative banks that falls under the banking regulation act.

# Then he pointed member 2 to ask questions

# M 2 : For how many individuals does a cheque can be transferred successively ?

I said No idea sir.

# M 3 specifying my graduation discipline, asked me to explain about CBS.

I explained clearly about core banking and it's significance by specifying atm's , net banking etc..he said GOOD ( i felt that he was happy with my explanation ), while specifying the advantage of CBS even i mentioned that i applied for IBPS PO exam via net -banking.)

# M 4 : from the beginning he was just observing, by pretending as if he was not interested in the proceedings( busy with his cell), he posed one and only one question why banking ??

I answered, i felt that they were convinced.

# M 4 said OK mr yash you can leave...

# Immediately chairman interrupted and asked, whether PO job is a platform for Marriage ?

I said NO sir... then he himself said OK it's for livelihood and smiled.

#Then he asked me are you ready to relocate anywhere in India ? even if you posted to Ahmadabad ??
I said yes sir.. it's not an issue for me.

# He said that we are recording your interview (just kidding), later you should not deny posting by citing the reason of relocation (everyone laughed)

I said no sir..

# lastly they wished me GOOD LUCK, and i was asked to leave.. I came out with confidence...

ANALYSIS : Overall the experience was good, i felt happy with my performance, though i couldn't able to answer few questions correctly... The panel members were cordial, supportive, they just asked all basic questions, i felt that they were interested in candidates attitude, confidence level and overall personality rather than mere superficial knowledge, which can be learnt through proper training.

Other candidates were also of same opinion that interview was COOL... So don't be panic, give your best, be confident and GOODLUCK to all the candidates.

Please share your opinion about my interview in the comment section.

Yours friendly,


Interview Experince - Mumbai - 3 January

My interview was on 3 Jan,1:00 pm batch,Panel III at Bank of Maharashtra ,Bandra E ,Mumbai.I reached before time and document verification was done..People were cordial .
At 3:00 pm ,my number came.I seeked their permission and entered the room.4 people were sitting.All males.
I greeted them saying "Good Afternoon sir".They all replied well and asked me to sit.

1)Tell us about your self?
Ans- I answered about me,My background,Education,Experience.
2)So you are still working?
Ans-I said no sir...They didn't ask me the reason for why i left the job.
Ans I told them about the topics i prepared and tried to give a feel that i have covered various banking topics.

4)What do you know about Nationalization of banks?
Ans-Here i gave a background of indian banking scenario,requirement of nationalisation at that time in detail,how many and when the banks were nationalised,its importance ..All answere point wise
5)How many nationalised banks are here?
Ans I answered.
6)You have worked with ICICI Bank?What are the different verticals in a bank?
Ans I answered well.
7)What is channel Financing?
I had heard about the term but didn't remembered that time.
8)what is financial inclusion and why it is required?
I explained well about what is financial inclusion,its requirement and also explained steps taken by government like BSBDA Account,Electronic benefit transfer to such account,Easing of KYC norms and How can rural people can open account even if they don't have proper documents.

Tip-I forgot to mention priority sector lending here
8)What is CBS?
Ans I explained core banking solution well.and also explained its uses, its help and also stated that bcoz of this banks today are able to give anywhere banking.

9)What is clean note policy.?
Ans .I was not able to explain in detail but stated two points of clean note policy of RBI

Overall i felt me interview was Good.They seemed to be satisfied and happy.They didn't tried to cross question and pin point things.

Tip-I personally feel that preparing topics in detail and rather than in 1 line definition form helps.They are generally willing to listen about the topic asked so explain it point wise well If u know rather rater than beating around the bush.As in my case i felt,since
i tried to give relevant information in detail but not in a lengthy manner about the topic , they were willing to listen and didn't even cross questioned..If i would have answered in a very short manner ,probably more questions on same topic would have popped out.

Also dear friends,Try to speak slowly and clearly.This gives one time to think as well while speaking. Maintain your confidence,smile.Its biggest winner


Antra Bhatnagar,Mumbai

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  1. Sir sirf ek hi query hai plz reply..PO 2 candidates r protesting. To kya PO 3 pe koi asar padega??

    1. No, protest is not in the news so I don't think it will make any impact

    2. There is no protest but a writ petition has been filed.

      A Writ Petition no. 18099/2013 has been filed in Kerala High Court by successful candidates of the IBPS's 2012 examination who are still jobless with a waiting list of 20,000 persons while the IBPS 2013 exam is being conducted which will bring in a fresh flood of candidates. It claims IBPS has illegally converted itself into a monopoly for recruitment for clerks and probationary officers into public sector banks and is only interested in conducting exams but not in generating employment candidates who clear its tests

  2. for how many days will the interview go on

  3. Plz suggest what to do....Educational criteria for po was... u should have completed ur graduation before 01/07/2013. In my degree the mentioned date is 08/06/2012. But in application form, I have mistakenly filled it as 01/06/2012.Will it make any difference??? If yes, then whats the solution? ???Anyone here.... faced the same?

    1. No, it won't. They will only see whether you have completed your graduation before the date specified in Advertisements or not. The change in date wont affect you unless it is after 1/7/2013.

  4. Mr.Ramandeepsingh.....I scored 65/200 in IBPS PO written exam...I done my interview well....Can u please tell the dates of the interview results...and please tell me is there any chances for me to get threw in any bank

  5. Hi Sir,
    U know when will the results be out?

    date -06/01/2014
    panel -1
    pnb bank rohtak
    4 members in panel
    m1- introduce yourself
    ans- my name,graduation,mba,exp (19 monts) in banking
    m2- how much you earn
    m1-what to do in bank
    ans -cash, instant kit,cards atm etc
    m2-around 20-25 question on current job from my answers
    ans- properly with confidence because i know about my job discription
    m3- how many type of bank in india
    ans- sbi and associates, nationalized bank, foreign bank, private bank
    m1- how many sbi associates bank
    ans - 5 two are merged with sbi
    m2- how many natinatiolised bank
    ans -20 now BMB is new one
    m4- nothing ask just observe me what is way of talking
    m2- how much time you job in bank
    ans 19 mnts
    m1- seeing other or kuch puchana hai
    all tell noting
    at last they say all the best
    and say u can go now
    how my interview tell me

  7. Sir one query plz...for my mba score i hav multiplied cgpa*10=percentage..instead correct formula is cgpa *9.3

    will i b allowed to gv interview...

    1. Hii..i have also made the same mistake..what happened to you??were you disqualified or they allowed you?

  8. sir plz help me out mine intrvw is on 9th jan.
    maine applicatn rajiv kumar sharma name se fill kri h but 10 th markshet mai mera name rajiv kumar h nd 12th marksheet mai rajiv kumar sharma h.. wil i b rejectd cz jis trh se candidats ko miner mistaks ki resn se intrvw allow ni kr rhe toh kya mge intrviw allow krnge ya nhi.. plz sir help me out, what shud i do.. m in very much tensd

  9. in interview they asked me only two questions
    what is function of commercial bank?answered
    what is period for fixed deposit?answered
    i have 2.5 years experince in state bank of hyderabad i left bank in score is 61.ask r u ready to work anywhere in india .what conclusion should i draw

  10. hi yash my interview was also on same venue on 4 jan in 2nd half. plz answer me did they asked you about your written marks in PO. they asked from me two times.

    1. ya... they asked my marks... by the way what's your name ?? (i spoke with all the candidates present there, what else they asked you ??)

    2. Hi Yash. This is Rahul.They asked me all the basic banking questions.

    3. hii i too had my interview at the same place on the same date same session they didn't asked my written marks even once so is this a matter of concern?? m little worried they asked me basic banking question and seemed quite satisfied.

  11. hii i jst wanna knw that my last sem passing date is 22 july 2011 bt by mistake i entered 23 july there any problem in it....plllzzzz rplyyyyy

  12. Sir i have graduated from a college affilated with punjab uni, a.s. college khanna , in 2013 in bsc non medical yearly exam gave us result cum dmc fr all 3 final year result cum dmc total marks in grad nd date of passing is mentioned...but they gave us no provisional degree
    ...nw they r saying that they dont issue it .....will it create a problem ???..please reply urgently , thanks in advance...

    1. Pls reply sir , will the consolidated marks sheet do...or they will ask for undertaking....

    2. They will ask for provisional certificate or degree n itz mendatory get some certificate from ur college

    3. In college they r saying that university will issue provisional certificate , nd university takes 15 days to issue it...nd college have given final year result cum dmc nd character cert...nd i have all 3 year dmc's ..with each having previous total and summation of marks...what shud o do ?..

  13. i don't have noc with me but i have mentioned that i am working as a clerk int tomorrow

    1. Bro plz keae b noc manage kar lena...else they will definately not allow...I saw a fellow on 3 january in my panel was not allowded witjout noc..and 10 candidates manage their noc by print immediately in morning luck

    2. noc must candidates rejected at nagpur centre

  14. Raman Sir, can you give a rough idea about what will be a "safe" score in written (category wise), considering all candidates will score 10-16 in the interview? Please give your opinion!

  15. sir bank jo hmse document leta hai like educational, caste certificate bank inka selection k baad kya krta hai pls sir rply jrur krna

  16. when will the interview be completed,and on what basis the students are given interview dates , are the interview being conducted every day ,and when will the interview result be declared...thank u sir...

  17. raman sir plz help me,on documents my name is chander,while filling form i have filled chander narula,nw i wana make affidavit,affidavit public nottary se krwa lu chl jayega ya tehsildar se krwau,plz help mine intrvw is on 9 jan,plz reply fast

  18. Raman Sir...
    kindly help me...i filled clerical form as Anupama Ghosh Chatterjee...but in my documents my name is Anupama i got married in 2012 i used my both surnames..i have marriage certificate for proving i need any more documents for justifying my name...or they will not entertain me...plz help me Sir...

  19. Got 78 obc-oc
    Interview-average(answered 10 out of 13)
    Any chance please reply

  20. clerk-2 3 rd list out

  21. clerk-2 3rd allotments out...

  22. pls tel me when will interview results be published raman jii?pls

  23. Koi bateyga interview result kab ayega
    as per highcourt guidelines ibps can't fail anybody in interview

  24. i have mentioned my cgpa*10 instead of cgpa*9.3 in application form. did any1 here faced similar problem? will i b allowed for interview? plz help. its urgent

    plz help

  25. sir ..interview mai minimum kitna score karna padega ki selection ho jaye for sc category

  26. hi ji...when will the interview results be published?

  27. hi sir...i didnot submit obc certificate in prescribed format and they got an undertaking letter frm me and allowed to interview...wat i hav to do now>?please guide me sir...

    1. Arrange in prescribed format and deliver it to ibps head office within 15 days from or interview.

    2. Have you submitted ur certificate online? I also have same problem ...plase reply ASAP

  28. Sir.
    What about your prediction in SBI CLERK.

  29. sir i got 61marks gen. in po there any chance of selection???

    1. Almost 80% candidates will be selected

  30. Mera Interview to bohot accha nahi jane wala
    English is not very good
    I hesitate in interview
    Documents me bhi bohot problem hone wali he


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