IBPS PO Mains exam was over on November 18, 2018, & the result of the same has been declared by the IBPS. Congratulations to all those who have been selected for interview and all the best for those who have not been selected. As everything which happens in our life has some close connection with our future. So, don’t feel sad. Maybe God is preparing you for something better than this.
All who have been selected should start IBPS PO Interview preparation from right now. You may ask why from right now? Our answer is better to start early than performing worst by starting late. You don’t need to read day night for it. Just take a grasp on banking concepts on by one, so that you will be best prepared to face even the untoward situation at the day of the interview.
The face to face interview is generally the last step before final selection. This is also the most crucial part of the whole recruitment process. This is the stage where you meet your prospective employer directly and they grill you on your skills, attitude, behaviour and knowledge regarding your qualification. Beginning with a simple introductory part, you will be asked questions that will test your knowledge. You will be quizzed on how you handle the situations and you may also be asked why at all they should hire you for this particular job. So, to avoid any untoward situation, be ready to face every possible situation. Let’s know, what you should know before you get ready for IBPS PO Interview.
1). Don’t be nervous, Be Confident!
It’s no secret that employers like to hire people who are confident in their interviews. But how do they judge this? And what are the best ways to show confidence in an interview? This is all that you should remember:
Keep Eye Contact
Practice keeping good eye contact while listening as well as while speaking! Most people find this harder to do when speaking. There’s nothing more important than eye contact when it comes to showing confidence, and it’s extremely noticeable if you’re staring down or to the side when you talk.
Check your body language
Once you’ve made a habit of maintaining eye contact, it’s time to think about your body language. You should not cross your arms while you sit, not legs as well. Make your body take up a lot of space, rather than making yourself smaller. This is how to seem confident.
You are not fully dressed if you have not worn a smile on your face. Confident people smile. Nervous people grimace or wrinkle their face up and look super serious or distracted. Even if you have to say “Sorry Sir/Mam” if you don’t know the answer to some question, don’t be nervous keep a little smile on your face. You are not expected to be Google. So, smile and try to keep relaxed &calm facial expressions.
Don’t be hasty to answer, talk slowly!
Don’t blurt out answers and don’t rush yourself. Confident people take their time, and aren’t afraid to say, “that’s a great question, let me think for a second…” An interviewer is always ready for this rather than being ready for your hasty stupid answer. So, think before you speak, if required.
Also don’t be afraid to ask them to clarify the question if you’re not sure. This is much than anticipating the question by yourself and lending up giving a wrong answer.
2). Read about the Organisation
The IBPS PO Interview is expected in the month of January or February, so this is the right time to start your preparation. The first question that comes into the mind is, then what to read? Here we have some most important topics relevant to IBPS PO Interview. Though the list is very long, yet we have prioritised 35 most important topics that you should understand and learn before you proceed further. Take your time and read all these topics. (Take your time but make sure that you complete these within 4 to 5 days and then revise these for a better understanding).
- Overview of Indian Banking Sector
- Types of Loan provided by banks
- What is a Public Credit Registry?
- Do you know about Ways & Means Advances?
- POSHAN Abhiyaan or National Nutrition Mission
- Financial Stability and Development Council
- DICGC: Structure & Functions
- About Cooperative Banks
- Detailed Overview of Regional Rural Banks
- Kishan Credit Card Scheme
- Kishan Vikas Patra
- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
- Highlights of Budget 2018-19
- Priority Sector Lending
- What is Monetary Policy?
- Authorized Capital vs Paid-up Capital
- Much talked Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme
- Sashkat Scheme for NPA resolution
- What is Core Banking Solution?
- What is Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016?
- Who is Banking Ombudsman?
- Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
- Do you know what is Letter of Undertaking?
- What is NPA?
- Do you know Sukanya Samriddhi Scheme?
- What is Mudra Yojana?
- What are the different types of Bank Accounts?
- Different types of risks in the Banking Sector?
- Does Prompt Corrective Action apply on Regional Rural Banks?
- What are Small Finance Banks?
- What are Payment Banks?
- Do you know about Atal Pension Yojana?
- What is the Goods and Services Tax?
- What is Gross Domestic Product or GDP?
- Who is a Wilful Defaulter?
Check your Bank Preferences
Yes, check your application form to find out the top three banks which you have filled while applying. Once you know the names, then do research on the financial health of these banks. Remember that you don’t need to do a PhD, just make sure that you have an overview of these banks.