IBPS PO VII Interview Experience by Abhishek Srivastava

Abhishek Srivastava, an Oliveboard user shares his IBPS PO VII interview experience with us. This post will help aspirants prepare better for banking interviews.

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Name: Abhishek Srivastava

Qualifications: Btech (Mechanical Engineering)
Date: 3rd Feb 2018
Time: 8:30 am
Venue: Hotel Grand JBR, Lucknow
Panel: 1


In his own words,

“Reached the location at 8 am. Document Verification followed by biometric, everything went smoothly. I was allotted no. 11 in the interview sequence.

At 11am my turn came. I entered the room with a gentle smile and sought permission and thanked.

Total members: 5 (4 Male and 1 Female)

Good morning Ma’am and Good morning sir (maintained eye contact with each panel member)

M1: Introduce yourself (family background, qualifications, and extracurricular activities)
Me: I introduced myself accordingly.

M1: Do you play any national sport? Since you have good personality, you must be a Footballer!
Me: Thanks for the compliment sir but I don’t play any national sport though I am fond of Cricket.

M2: By your appearance you seem to be working somewhere (discussing among themselves that I have got a dominant personality)
Me: I have worked in a Tech support company that I got through campus placement.

M3: Why did you leave?
I stated my reasons.

M1: What have you come prepared in banking?
I have tried to cover almost everything, you may ask and I’ll try answering.

M1: Types of cheques?

F1: Elaborate bearer and order cheque and what do those transverse lines indicate?


Answered with confidence.

M1: What is Endorsement?

M3: Why is the cabin of a manager kept separate?
Elaborated but they were expecting some other response.

M4: IBPS stands for?
Very confidently answered Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

M1: Why is your preferred bank different from the bank in which you hold your savings a/c?
My preference is Allahabad Bank since it is the oldest joint stock bank( 150years old), it’s tagline fascinates me.

M1: If you have any issues with the bank what step you take?
I told about Banking Ombudsman scheme.

M2: What did you observe on the notice board while your last visit in a bank?
Business hours, various schemes etc.

Ok thank you, we are done with you!

Overall  a very good experience. I inferred that few qualities such as confidence, basic banking awareness, how you carry yourself etc. matter.

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All the best to all the aspirants!”


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