Interview Tips for Bank PO

Interview Tips for Bank PO

Interview Tips for Bank PO

Last Updated on Oct 29, 2020

After clearing your IBPS PO written examination, you will face the most important phase, IBPS PO Interviews that will decide your future and will make your dream come true. Your performance in IBPS PO Interviews will decide the worth of your attained marks in the written exam. As the competition is relatively high from the preceding years, you have to score really well to see your name in the merit list of the combined scores.

Some Important Tips which you have to keep in your mind while going for Interview are mentioned below.

1. Tips on Preparation for the Interview Day:

  • Gather information about the bank or organization that has invited you for the interview. This will give you a clear idea about the philosophy, work environment and reputation of the company
  • Read the job description carefully as to what they expect from you
  • Evaluate your qualifications, experience, and core competencies, areas of strength and accordingly draw up a questionnaire along with your replies to the expected questions

2. Brush up your communication skills:

Communication Skills

Communication Skills

  • Interviewers normally ask you to highlight your strengths and weaknesses
  • Strengths, of course, can be emphasized more easily but even the weaknesses can be presented in a positive light. For example, ‘I am a little impatient with the people who are not focused enough, or non-serious about the work
  • Go with a positive frame of mind, without worrying much about the outcome

3. Attending the Interview:

  • Go with a smile (not a grin) on your face, with confidence and determination to succeed in your heart

4. As You Enter:

  • Depending upon whether you are being interviewed by one person or a panel of interviewers, greet politely ‘Good Morning’/Afternoon or Evening depending upon the time of the day
  • If there is more than one person then address them as ‘Sirs/Madams’ and try to encompass them all in your greeting. If there is only one lady on the panel, it is polite to greet her separately
  • Most probably you will be offered a seat. Do not sit down unless you are asked to

5. Facing the Interviewers:

  • As you sit across the interviewer(s), look confident and relaxed
  • In most cases, the interviewers themselves will try to put you at ease

6. The Body Language:

  • Good body language can be inculcated and practiced. Your facial expression, appearance, gestures, how you walk, talk, stand, sit & use your limbs all form part of your body language

    Body Language

    Body Language

7. Pay attention to the following:

  • Sit straight comfortably without craning your neck. Do not slouch
  • Look attentive, keen and interested
  • Talk clearly, maintaining a pitch that is comfortably audible to the person(s) around
  • Do not get overexcited even while describing your achievements and strengths
  • Listen to the queries attentively, constantly maintaining polite eye contact with the interviewers
  • Nod your head to show that you are listening, interjecting appropriately with ‘Yes Sir/Madam’, absolutely, definitely
  • Lean forward a little as you speak and backward as you listen
  • Do not touch your face, or shake your legs
  • Keep your arms either on your sides or in your lap. Do not fold your arms, as it is a sign of rudeness
  • Use short simple sentences while talking
  • Do not make unrealistic promises
  • Never get too arrogant or aggressive
  • Do not show your disappointment and disinterest
  • Poise till the end
  • Always thank the interviewers as you leave


In this blog post, we have provided you Tips that you should keep in mind before and during the Interview. You should reflect a positive attitude. This will enhance your chance to get selected. Hope this post helped you. Let us know your views in the comment section below. And, check the given link if you are interested in taking up Online Course for IBPS PO.
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