IBPS PO 2017 Interview Experience: Ashwin

By Akanksha Jigyasu|Updated : January 31st, 2018

Dear Aspirants,

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has started the Interview round of IBPS PO Exam 2017. In this post, we are going to share the IBPS PO Interview Experience of gradeup user Ashwin. 

IBPS PO Interview Experience: Ashwin

  • Date of Interview: 30th January 2018
  • Interview Venue: IOB Chennai
  • Interview Time: 1:00 PM
  • Interview Panel: 4

We were called up for verification at 1:15 PM. My biometric took 30 minutes. God knows what went wrong. Finally, some good fellow made it work. Document verification was done and the people were very friendly. We were also served Tea and biscuits.
Around 3:30 PM, I entered the Interview room. My panel comprised of 5 members (4 male, 1 female). 

Me: May I come in sir? 
M2: We are very sorry Ashwin for making you wait not once but twice.

Me: Its okay sir, Good afternoon ma'am good afternoon sirs
M3: Please sit down.
Me: Thank you, sir.

M2: So Ashwin, Tell me about yourself.
Me: Answered.

M4: What do your parents do?
Me: Answered.
(They knew about my place pretty well)

M4: Wow Ashwin, you are from XY college. That's awesome. Surely you must have got placements.
Me: Yes sir. But my job was of IT profile which is different from my stream.

M4: I know your college still has one of the best alumni associations. You could've gone through that right? Did you chose banking because you didn't have any option?
Me: No sir. I had an affiliation towards banking in my final year. I was incharge of funds in my dept symposium which shifted my interest strongly towards banking.

M4: Thats good. 
F1: So you're from ABC. Do you read newspaper?
Me: Yes maam. Hindu.

F1: So any recent happenings mentioned about ABC in the paper.
Me: Yes maam. Our governor visited our city's solid waste management system.

F1: Other than that?
Me: Blinking and thinking

F1: Do you know about your city's airport?
Me: Yes maam. I read about it. Its going to be opened.

F1: We asked and we answered it for you (with a smile)
Me: It didn't strike my mind maam (with a smile)

F1: Okay. Your first interview?
Me: No maam. RRB PO was my first.

M3: Do you remember me, I was in one of the panels too?
Me: No sir, I must have been in a different panel.

M2: So how did that interview go? Did you learn anything from it.?
Me: Yes sir. Since it was my 1st interview, I was new to all this. It was a good experience for me. I learned a few new things for this interview.

M2: Do you feel confident that you'll clear that? How much did you score?
Me: Yes sir. I am pretty confident. I scored £££.

Discussing among them: Wow thats good.
M2: Who is Ida Scudder?
Me: Answered.

(All were pretty happy) You may go Ashwin. Good luck.

P. S. There were NO BANKING QUESTIONS! Other panels had banking questions.

Good luck for your Interviews everyone!


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