Clearing an IBPS exam is not a piece of cake. It means you have been able to demonstrate to IBPS that you have the aptitude required to be a part of the public sector banking in India. Now that you have sailed through the online exam, which is meant to be an elimination round, you have to prove your merit in the personality assessment round.
So be ready to face the all important INTERVIEW, which will test whether or not you have the personality traits of a future baker. The interview preparation tips (given below) from the centre for IBPS coaching in Delhi will be of immense help to you in facing the interview with confidence and coming out on top.
- Introduce Yourself Well
First impression is the last impression. A lot depends on how well you introduce yourself. Your introduction should be impressive and must elicit the interest of the interview panel in your candidature. An impressive introduction not only breaks the ice but also sets the tone for the rest of the interview. So remember, well begun is half the job done.
- Lead the Interview
Your interview may end up becoming an interrogation or a question & answer round if you don’t lead the interview. Leading the interview means actively guiding the interview in the direction where you want it to go. You must finely drop some clues which can be picked up by the panel to start questioning you on the aspects that you are comfortable discussing.
- Discover Your USP
USP stands for Unique Selling Proposition. It is something which sets you apart from the rest; it is what makes you different from others. Try to understand your USP and highlight it during the interview. Your USP could be your excellent communication skills, a post graduate degree, your quality work experience, your well rounded personality or any such thing which makes you special and unique.
- Express Yourself Clearly
You must not come across as someone who is confused and does not have an idea what he/she is speaking. Don’t beat around the bush; answer each question in clear and certain terms. Your answers must be forthright and convincing. They must demonstrate your clarity of thought. Apart from this, see to it that your communication is formal; slangs and informal phraseology should be avoided during the interview.
- Generate Self Awareness (Know Thyself)
A high level of self awareness will help you in generating confidence in the minds of the panel members. You must know your strengths, weaknesses, achievements, failures, hobbies, interests etc. The panel will definitely probe you on these aspects to ascertain how much you know about your own self.
- Demonstrate Goal Clarity
Recruiters look for candidates who are clear about what they want to do in life. You must be able to convince the panel that you have complete understanding of the goals you have set for yourself and know how to achieve them. These goals must be in synchronization with the future career in banking that you have envisioned for yourself.
- Anticipate Cross Questions
Don’t expect the interview panel to take all your answers at face value. The panel will cross question you to check whether you really mean what you say. Anticipate these cross questions and be ready to answer them with patience. The best way to anticipate these questions is by assuming the role of an interviewer and start cross questioning yourself. Finally you must be able to explain your point of view and address all the doubts that the panel may raise.
- Remain Calm under Pressure
At times, the interview panel deliberately asks uncomfortable questions. It is done so to check how you respond to a stressful situation. The objective is not to make you miserable but to assess your ability to handle pressure. So be calm and composed when you are facing such questions. You must not get annoyed or nervous. That would send a wrong message to the panel.
- Make Yourself Presentable
You must be dressed according to the occasion. Wear something formal but at the same time see to it that you are comfortable. Pay proper attention to basic elements of hygiene such as a neat haircut, clipped finger nails, well polished shoes etc. All this will enhance the confidence that you need to face the interview panel.
- Understand Non Verbal Communication
Non verbal communication is as important as verbal communication. Your body language must be positive. It must demonstrate your confidence and also the readiness to interact with the interview panel. Maintain proper eye contact with the panel members while answering their questions. Distributing eye contact is important because you need to address all the members together and not just the one who has asked the question.
Conclusion: You must not leave any stone unturned in your bank interview preparation. A golden opportunity like getting an interview call from IBPS must be capitalized at all costs. After going through this article, you may get in touch with the faculty at the institute for best bank coaching in Delhi for further guidance and support.
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