Ace The SBI & IBPS PO Interview With These Last Minute Tips

With SBI and IBPS PO interview underway, and we’re positive that many of you must have cracked them, we bring to you a few last minute tips that will come in handy before you enter that dreaded ‘Interview Room’. These tips are not just for the SBI or IBPS interviews but are common to all.

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Although they are easily overlooked, the following points are of immense importance when it comes to nailing that interview.

But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Tips To Ace SBI and IBPS PO Interview

In our last blog post about banking interviews, we mentioned that SBI, conducts panel interviews, and among the 5 people in that panel, there maybe one, who doesn’t seem to do anything. So what is he simply sitting there for?!

That person is observing you and your body language. Just to give you an idea of how important a factor this is: Body Language accounts for about 70% of our communication with the other person.

Come to think of it, even before you say a word, a person will have formed an impression about you. But like we said, we’ve got you covered. 

Read along to find out everything you need to do to ace that 70% of the conversation.

1. Dress To Conquer

Dressing appropriately is of immense importance. Your attire determines the kind of first impression you will give your employers. It’s a good idea to wear smart formals to your interview and Casual, un-ironed clothes; unpolished, informal footwear are a complete NO NO!

Tip for women: Women can wear a plain and light-colored cotton saree or salwaar kameez with a plain dupatta or a blazer with light colored blouse and trousers. Use minimum jewelry and makeup.

Tip for men: Men can go for a plain light-colored shirt and dark colored trousers and a plain tie. A blazer would be good during the winter season. Make sure your shoes are polished, you are clean shaven and your hair is neat.

Make sure you dress appropriately and this important not just for other but also because it also boosts your confidence!

2. Offer A Firm Handshake

We can’t emphasize this enough!

A lousy handshake can get fetch you a really negative impression and that’s the last thing you want. On the other hand, a firm handshake will get you loads of brownie points.

3. Be In control of That Slouching Back and Fidgety Hands


Sit up straight, don’t ever slouch!

Yes, maintaining a good body posture indicates that you are eager and attentive. And trust us on this one, it goes a long way.

4. Eye Contact!

Maintaining eye contact is indicative of your honesty and confidence. It implicitly makes you trustworthy and indicates that you are comfortable with yourself and know what you are talking about.

Both, highly desirable traits in a prospective employee.     


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5. Believe in Yourself

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t; either way, you’re right!

Heard that famous quote by Henry Ford?

Believing that you can do it, is the key to succeeding. So just take a deep breath and go nail that interview! In case, we couldn’t pump you up, we’re sure  this extra dose of motivation and self belief will!

6. Do your research on the bank

Do thorough background research of the bank and the job profile you’re interviewing for. Out of all the questions asked by the interviewer, two to three will be related to their company and the job profile you’re applying for. Visit the bank website before appearing for the interview.

7. Be polite to the interviewer

Greet the interviewer(s) after entering with a firm handshake and do not sit until you have been asked to take a seat. A ‘Hello’ and ‘How do you do?’ would suffice, and you need not indulge in small talk with the interviewer(s).

8. Thank the interviewer

Last but not the least; do not leave the room without thanking the interviewer(s) for giving you his/her/their time.

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That all we have in this blog with last minute tips to ace your SBI, RRB, IBPS PO Interview. We hope this will be helpful in your quest to your dream banking career.

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