IBPS PO Interview Preparation Tips: The Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection (IBPS) has already released the list of candidates selected for IBPS PO Interview round. IBPS will be uploading Interview call letters soon.
The Interview Round of the IBPS PO exam is the third phase of the exam and carries 100 marks. The interview round is considered to be easy as you are assessed on the basis of your overall personality. But, all those candidates afraid of facing a panel of interviewers can hinder their selection. In this article, we will give you some important IBPS PO Interview preparation tips to help ease the process of your selection for the post of a probationary officer.
IBPS PO Interview Preparation Tips
More than overall personality, IBPS checks the confidence level, honesty and communication skills of aspiring candidates. No matter how intimidating the word ‘interview’ sounds, you can easily ace the round with a little bit of self-confidence. We have prepared a few IBPS interview preparation tips for all those getting jittery over the last phase of IBPS recruitment examination. Have a look at some:
For Benjamin Franklin once said, lost time is never found again. Value of time indeed is priceless. Try to arrive at interview location at least 30 minutes earlier than the interview schedule mentioned in the IBPS call letter.
You may require a lot of time to get your documents verified before you can go ahead and appear for the actual interview. Also, punctuality leaves a lasting expression. Reach interview venue on time. This will also give you time to make yourself calm and comfortable while you wait outside
Be Polite and Well Mannered
A little politeness and exhibition of good manners and public behaviour are always counted as a plus no matter what the situation is. Small considerations like knocking the door before entering, seeking permission for entry, greetings (ladies first), waiting for the permission to take a seat, using thank yous frequently are all taken note of and speak a lot about the kind of person you are.
Be Mindful of What Comes Out of Your Mouth
Too much mindless babbling will seldom lead you into trouble. Be absolutely conscious of what you are speaking and take time to think about what is being asked and the situations. Take note of the time, before going ahead with the greetings. Such minute instances of mindfulness will definitely be taken a note of. Address the female interviewer as ‘madam’ if you are not sure if to use ‘Miss or Misses’
Body Language is Important
A positive body language attributes to various personality enhancements. For example, sitting in straight posture with hands in your lap/thigh shows attentiveness while fidgeting and slouching, on the other hand, shows discomfort. Eye contact with the board/interviewer and a clear voice shows confidence in the self.
A person who is well dressed and nicely groomed is always impressive to meet. Male candidates must wear a simple formal trouser, full sleeve shirt (preferably white), simple tie, mid-calf length socks, matching shoes and belt. Stay away from jeans for the interview.
For females on the other hand must wear a two piece suit (Preferred) or Indian Suit, with minimal makeup, trim nails and avoid flashy nail colours, comfortable flat shoes, and an understated purse will do. Clothes should always be clean and well ironed.
Do not Make Excuses
There are 100% chances that there might be some question in the interview the answer to which you know not. Instead of making false excuses for your ignorance just take responsibility for your decisions and your actions. This is going to put you in the positive light.
Do not Be Negative
Being negative in your opinions, in general, puts you in a negative light too. Keep a positive tone in general. Do not criticize the previous employer. And never give a cynical reaction to the questions asked.
Give a Brief and Comprehensive Introduction
No one likes fragmented information, neither your interviewer. Make a comprehensive introduction by telling your name, family background, about the city you belong, date of birth etc. Your academic info must include subjects that you studied in graduation. Also, highlight your hobbies.
Be very vigilant with each question especially with strengths and weaknesses. Make sure your strengths are relevant to the role and weakness are not contrary to what is required for the role. Analyse the role. Think about what the interviewer wants to hear when answering this one. Keep in mind that each answer you give should add value to the position or company.
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