Tuesday, April 1, 2014

IBPS Specialist Officers Common Interview 2014: Tips and Strategies: Basics of Interview

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) is all set to conducts interviews of the candidates successful in Common Written Examination for Specialist Officers Recruitment. The qualified candidates have to face interview boards for getting employment in Public Sector Banks. Here are some basics of interview, which will be helpful for the candidates preparing for Bank Interview.

Question: How do bank interviews are conducted?
Answer: In interview, the candidate is subject to questioned by the panel of members, which is generally called Interview Panel. The questions could be from variety of fields from which candidate is associated.

Question: What is the duration of typical interview conducted by banking body for selection?
Answer: Interview last anywhere from 5-6 minutes to 30-40 minutes. It depends on interview panel that how much time they are taking in taking the interview. But you should not come to any conclusion about your chances based on duration of interview.

Question: Role of interview in selection process in banks.
Answer: Interview is considered as integral part of a selection process for almost all the departments. Banks have different weightage for different component of selection process. The final selection is based on the combined score in all components together.

Question: Should the candidates carry all the certificates with them to the interview?
Answer: Some selection bodies will specifically ask the candidates to bring all the certificates to the interview. Although, it is always a good practice to carry all the original certificates with you when you go for interview.

Question: What type of personality and behavior is required for bank interview?
Answer: First Impression should always be good

The most notable part in the interview session is the personality and behavior of the candidate. The candidates should go through the following points that will help him in impressing the board members that are as follows:

• Simple and formal dress
• Walking and sitting in proper posture
• Relaxed behavior
• Smiling when entering and leaving the interview room
• Looking at the interviewer while talking
• Shaking hands when invited firmly and briefly
• Speaking clearly and loudly
• Adhering to point of discussion
• Logical approach