IBPS PO interview questions answers and tips

IBPS has become one of the most important exams in India.You become eligible to apply for 19 banks.But simply clearing the written exams does not guarantee a job one need to face IBPS PO interview.

Interviews are not conducted by IBPS.They are conducted by banks doing recruitment for example if you have applied for UCO bank then UCO bank will take the interview.IBPS score cards only make you eligible for the same.

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IBPS PO interview planning

The interview is not easy.So proper planning and preparation from your part is required.Candidates should take care of each small points as each and every thing adds up.A single mistake from your side may cost you job in government bank.

Banks call candidates in ratio of 1:4 or 1:5 (where 1 is number of the post and 5 or 4 is number of the people called).So instead of selection rejection process is adopted.Proper planning for IBPS PO interview is required.I am listing below points to help candidates in this regard

  • You should get all documents required in IBPS PO interview ready.I have created document which lists all documents required.You can download the document list from download link mentioned at end of this article.They do allow you to appear for interview if you miss some docs but this does create negative impression.You have to give written undertaking that you will produce the documents later on.
  • IBPS PO interview duration is of 15 min.It can be less than 15 min but not more than 15 min.
  • Write down answers of each and every question mentioned in documents of this post.You can download questions document for free using the link mentioned at end of the post.You should prepare answers for any questions arising from these answers.You can also modify the answers so that no confusing questions arise.
  • You should also practice answering these questions and check your voice.You should speak slowly and clearly.You can take help of your friends or family for feedback.
  • It is good to give few interviews to your friends or family.This will increase your confidence.
  • There is one great way to kill interview anxiety.Give some job interviews just to have interview feel.It will really help you and is great way to prepare for IBPS PO interview

IBPS PO interview questions

IBPS PO interview questions can be grouped into below groups

  • Profile based HR questions — Questions based on your profile.
  • Personality Test questions — These questions are asked to judge your personality.These can be really confusing.It is one of the most difficult questions.
  • Banking Questions — You can expect banking questions asked in IBPS PO interview.They expect you to have basic knowledge of Banking industry.You should also have updated banking industry news.
  • Current Affairs — Some panels do ask questions based on latest news headlines.If there is some big news in Finance area then chances of questions from that section becomes more
  • General Questions — You can expect one or two filler questions in Interview.They are not of great importance.Interviewers ask them to know more about you.
  • Bank specific questions — You should be aware of latest news or history of bank you are going interview for.For example you are appearing for UBI bank then read some history and current news about UBI bank.You can get the details from Bank website or from wikipedia.

I have listed most of the questions in IBPS PO interview questions document.You can download the document for free using the document link at end of this post.I have also included answer formats for some of the questions and suggestions for some of the questions.You should download the document and prepare answer for the same.

IBPS PO interview preparation

You should ideally start preparing for interviews after clearing written test.But many candidates are confused due to below reason (or have below questions in their mind)

  • What to learn for Interview
  • Where to find resources for interview preparation
  • They may ask anything so no need of preparation
  • Interview of every bank will be different so no need to prepare for interview before interview call comes from a bank
  • I am good in handling HR questions so no need to prepare
  • I have not scored good marks so might not get selected.
  • I have got good marks in written so no need for interview preparation.Written test marks is more important.

The above questions are genuine considering not much information is shared from IBPS or Bank about Interview.But these should not be reason for not preparing for IBPS PO interview.You can use above resources (the two documents in this post) to start preparing for your interview.I would suggest reading news headlines (economics sections with more detail).It is best way to prepare for Financial current affairs questions.

In case you are appearing for interview of a particular bank then read few news headlines in recent past about the bank.It is good to know this information.They expect you to have knowledge about the bank you are going to work for.So it is good to have some idea about the banks.

IBPS PO interview free downloads

  • IBPS PO interview tips and list of required documents — download link
  • IBPS PO questions with answers and suggestion         — download link
  • Banks with maximum number of branches in state (all state covered) — download link
  • Banks with maximum profit,revenue and growth (all banks covered) — download link

IBPS PO interview book

All the documents shared above are good enough for IBPS PO preparation.But in case you want dedicated book for interview preparation then you can refer the book below.

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  1. neha

    sir my father name is in 10 th 12 th certificates surendra kumar sharma but in my degree surendra sharma ,kumar is miss in degree certificates ,is this will cause of any problem at interview or verification time

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  2. sakshi

    maam, my date of passinng in my application form is 26/06/2013 but in my marksheet it is 17/06/2013. I have been allotted a bank in ibps clerk 3 will it create any problem in my selection.. maam please help me out i am very tensed..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If the new date is within eligibility limit then you will not have a problem else you will have problem

      Reply
  3. sakshi

    sir my date of passinng in my application form is 26/06/2013 but in my marksheet it is 17/06/2013. I have been allotted a bank in ibps clerk 3 will it create any problem in my selection.

    Reply
  4. Parul

    mam, “Computers and their application to chemistry” main BASIC language padhi thi, introduction and history of computers, MS-office bhi padha tha.. but how can i prove ki maine subject ke ander kya pdha tha… it is very difficult to prove….

    Reply
  5. Parul

    Mam, in my graduation i have studied one subject names “Computers and their application to chemistry” kya ye subject computer literacy ka criteria fulfill karta hai for IBPS Clerk… plz reply………..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I think it does not..What was the syllabus of it BTW

      Reply
  6. jasmit

    thank you mam.. mam after doing affidavit and attested copy …. they will not create problem ? mam i got selected for rrb bank…so i am in great pressure.. thank you for your kind guidence.. it help us a lot.. you are doing a great work..

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  7. jasmit

    hello mam… actually my problem is that in 10 i don’t have surname and after that upto graduation i have my surname and my id is also without my surname..and i applied for ibps po, clerk with my surname.. so what is the solution..1 person interview exp on net he wrote that he was not allowed to attend ibps clerk 3 interview though he was having affidavit for name change ..waiting for ur reply..thank you

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You need to have affi davit and get the documents attested to be safe..

      Reply
  8. jasmit

    hello mam, this is jasmit thanx for ur reply,i have 1 dout in my mind i was reading 1 person interview exp on net he wrote that he was not allowed to attend ibps clerk 3 interview though he was having affidavit for name change plz guide me mam ..waiting for ur reply..thank you

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      if you have affi davit then there should not be problem..can you tell me your issue

      Reply
  9. parul

    Mam, i have college character certificate, but wo “principal” ka sign kiya hua nhi hai, uspe college ke “section officer” ke sign hai… kya banks “principal” ke signature wala character certificate hi accept karte hain???? college ke “section officer” ke signature wala chalega ya nhi????

    And regarding my 3rd sem duplicate marksheet, maine university main apply kiya tha for duplicate marksheet but unko mil nhi rahi hai…… to kya uske bina joining nhi denge banks????

    Plz reply to my above query mam
    thanks
    Parul

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Character certificate to chalegi lekin marksheet problem kar sakti hai

      Reply
  10. parul

    Mam, i dont have my post-graduation 3rd semester marksheet (university is also unable to find it)… will it create a problem at the time of joining?????

    also at the time of joining, banks require character certificate from principal of the college last attended… i have tht but it is signed by the section-officer of the college and not by the principal… will tht create a problem?????

    Plz reply to both my questions as i m very tensed……………

    thanks
    Parul

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can get character certificate any time just contact the college..also apply for duplicate marksheet

      Reply
  11. nagarjuna

    mam,when will be the interview results of ibps po-3 my score is 84 in written and i performed interview avg.i am under obc category

    Reply
  12. jasmit singh

    hello madam… my name is jasmit singh in class 10 and after that in all other certificate upto degree it is jasmit singh chabbra will it create problem in bank job..if so then what is the solution ….. should i change my name in gazzete please reply mam its urgent

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can have a affi davit saying both names refer to same person

      Reply
  13. vishal

    i have given an undertaking in ibps clerkIII, where i have to submit the undertaking. directly to ibps but how can i sent there my originals

    Reply
  14. pramathesh

    Mam, can you say how much will be the cut off for general category this time for ibps po?my score is 74.interview average.really tensed.

    Reply
  15. k.ravi

    i have completed b.tech(it) after completed my degree i have changed my name as k. vignesh.i have changed my name through gazette.
    i have all the proofs as k.vignesh in the family card,voter id,date of birth,obc,aadhar card but my 10,12,degree certificates i didn’t change old name as k.ravi.what happened if i attend the ibps interview or any gov jobs interview they will accept my certificates during verification??

    pls reply me

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      if you have proof of name change and both names refer to same person then no problem

      Reply
  16. mani

    I’ve cleared IBPS clerks 3 with 133 (obc), but my 10th and inter certificates are with postal department. can I attend interview with my degree certificate or not

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No certificates of all are important .and if you do not have them then you need to give written application to IBPS.Also do keep some proof that you have applied for the same

      Reply
  17. vignesh prabhu

    thank you for ur rep. . but won’t they ask for 4 yrs u were preparing for exams?????dont they think 4yrs for preparing exams s 2 long

    Reply
  18. vignesh prabhu

    hi myself vignesh,i have done my B.E in 2010. .i worked in a private company for 1yr. .nw i hav got selected in clerk3 written test. .i havent mentioned my work experienc in application form. .i have called for interview on feb10. .what can i say for the gap. .shall i say abt ma 1yr work experience or simply i say i was preparing for competitive exams these yrs?????. . pls need ur suggestions

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      you can say about experience if you have required document to prove it otherwise you can say preparing for exams

      Reply
  19. dharmesh patel

    mam
    i have call for a interviwe clark 3
    my name is dharmeshkumar but my pan card id name is dharmesh but other document’s like driving lisence,voter id name is dharmeshkumar so any brob in varification & i have effidate my name plz mam tell me.

    Reply
  20. keerthana

    Hi,
    I belong to OBC creamy layer but mistakenly applied as OBC category in application form. I have been called for interview now. Will they reject me for interview? please help

    Reply
  21. dharmesh patel

    Mam,
    by mistake i have wrong date passing date &month bcom markshet i have pass 2009 if any problem clark 3 interviwe document varificatio.?plz tell me mam….

    Reply
  22. Kiara

    Mam , by mistake I had given my pgdm % as 75.9 ( correct was 74.9%)
    Will there be any problem during my ibps clerk interview verification.?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No just mention it you are above eligibility criteria so it will not matter

      Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      then it is better to take university or college letter saying that you have not received these documents.

      Reply
  23. dharmesh patel

    Mam,
    I have pass out clark 3 & call for interviwe but little mistake my b.comm& m.com.marksheet issu date 7-8-2012 but my application 31-3-2012&30-5-2012 exam date& my computer certificate my name mistake my name is dharmeshkumar but
    They issu only dharmesh so any prob…&
    Efidate my name plz mam tell me….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I did not understand about marksheet problem..but computer certificate name issue may not be a problem

      Reply
  24. Venkateswara rao bonasi

    madem…
    I qualified for ibps clerks 3 interview.In my application form and call letter, I have only my name and missing my surname.is there any problem for that? if any please give me any suggestion.

    and in my certificates my father name is govinda raju instead of govindarao. please give any suggestion.
    thankyou………madem

    Reply
  25. pooja

    mam,i hae my ibps clerk interview. at the time of online form filling ihave mentioned my Post graduation marks ,the problem is i dont have final year marksheet and certificate of pg. ihave all my other necessary document. will it create any problem at the time of interview?

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  26. renu

    sir./ mam..
    please solve my query. i have to give my ibps clerk 3interview. i have all the documents and marksheet but i have not recieved my graduation degree but i have graduation marksheets. For degree i have already applied in the university and as a proof i had the print out of application which shows that i have applied. So will they allow in the interview. i passed the graduation in 2007 and completed my mba in 2010.only one certificate is missing and rest of the document i had with me.

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  27. ROHIT

    HELLO MADAM
    at the time of interview i submit fax copy of my no objection certificate due to my original NOC has not came from my parent office and i write undertaking at the interview but when my original NOC came so when and where i have to submit my original NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE plzzzzzz reply soon

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please get in touch with IBPS.It should be submitted before joining the Bank

      Reply
  28. AMIT BANSOD

    DEAR MADAM,
    IN IBPS CLERK ONLINE APPLICATION FORM,MISTAKELY I HV MENTIONED WRONG DATE OF BIRTH,BUT WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM ACTUAL IN CERTIFICATE.BUT IN BOTH CASE I AM ELIGIBLE.
    WILL IT CAUSE PROBLRM FOR INTERVIEW??
    PLSE REPLY……….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You should inform this to IBPS person during document verification before interview.If you are eligible then they will allow you

      Reply
  29. Mayur

    Hi Esha,
    Currently I have a pay package more than a PO, then if selected, can a negotiation be done regarding pay..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No there is no negotiation.Also if you have pay package more than PO then Why are you going for PO?

      Reply
  30. Raghu

    When the IBPS PO 3 Interview scores will be released… Please reply for this too..

    Reply
  31. Neeraj

    Actually i have 3 years experience in IT Industry but i haven’t mentioned it in ibps clerk 3 form.
    So please let me know do i need to hide it or if i show them in interview it will not create any issues.

    Reply
  32. atul

    Hello Mam,
    I am doing MCA (final yr) from ggsipu. I completed graduation in bca in 2010 from ignou.
    Now, my question is should i tell them that i am doing mca ? bcz they will ask me that wha i was doing al these years..and… Is NOC required for the same?
    thanks in advance for yur help!!!!!!!.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      NOC is required if you are working somewhere.If not then NOC is not required.You can definitely say about MCA

      Reply
  33. esha jain

    Hi Esha,
    By mistake I filled the wrong graduation and post graduation dates in IBPS Form, however i m eligible. I did grads in 2007 and post grad in 2009, only dates are given wrong.. will there be any problem? Should I get an affidavit or something regarding this..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you meet the eligibility criteria then it is fine.Also during document verification do mention it.Wrong dates will not be a problem

      Reply
  34. jaswinder

    Sir i have graduated from a college affilated with punjab uni, a.s. college khanna , in 2013 in bsc non medical yearly exam system…college gave us result cum dmc fr all 3 years..in final year result cum dmc total marks in grad nd date of passing is mentioned…but they gave us no provisional degree
    …nw they r saying that they dont issue it …..will it create a problem ???..please reply urgently , thanks in advance…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      It was tough reading your comment..I was not able to understand the problem

      Reply
  35. thanuj

    hello, ma’m..
    i have appeared for ibps CLERK in 2012, bt by mistake, mentiond no in the application form… will it create any problem in CLERK 3 interview? reply as soon as possible ma’m…
    thanks and regards

    Reply
  36. atul

    Hi Mam,
    I am doing mca (final yr). I completed graduation in bca in 2010 from ignou.
    Now, my question is should i tell them that i am doing mca or NOC is required for the same?
    thanks in advance.

    Reply
  37. vasavi

    In filling the application my name Was First followed by my surname,but on Certificates my surname is first,does It Creates Any Problem

    Reply
  38. Rochak

    Hi, Is there any difference between a PO and an MT?? How do the banks segregate between the two? Or are these two the same?

    Reply
  39. heena

    mam, i am from b-tech. (cse). so if they ask why i chose banking then can i say due to job security as software companies do provide job but not assurance and secondly gender equality. As once i gave an interview in a company and they selected me, but at the time of joining few boys came for interview so they again conducted an interview and rejected me and many girls.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can cite this example as your foundation of looking towards Banking

      Reply
  40. jyoti

    m 2012 pass out…and I got my provisional certificate later after applying ,and have mentioned date of passing as 6.8.2012,but its written 16.8.2012 on my provisional . will there be a problem?

    Reply
  41. pramathesh mishra

    i only have 74 marks(gen).i came to know that i need 80 marks out of 100 in interview to get the job from my friends.is this right mam?if it is so, it is very difficult chance.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Do not believe in rumors.Prepare well for interview and give your best shot..These rumors do harm candidates

      Reply
  42. jyoti

    m 2012 pass out…and I got my provisional certificate later after applying ,and have mentioned date of passing as 6.8.2012,but its written 16.8.2012 on my provisional . will there be a problem?

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  43. sankar

    I am shankar.I attended for the PO interview on 5 th in Andhra bank , koti.
    there are 4 members in the panel.
    interviewr: tell me about ur family back ground
    me: answered
    interviewr 1: why banking?
    me : I told him convincingly but he is not impressed i think.
    interviewr 2: why didnt u choose ur core job? (I am a btech cse graduate)
    me: I answered why I want to choose banking career and some other reasons.
    interviewr : so u r not comfortable with your btech subjects?
    me: No sir. I am very much comfortable with my subjects. I am always ready to learn more.
    interviewr 2 : Then we can expect u leave this job if u get good IT job.right?
    me : I am much interested in PSU / banking sector ..(tension started already)
    interviewr 3: u just told me although u r interested to learn ur subjects any time but still not willing to do IT job…then How can we trust u in this industryt? You may do the same here.
    me : I explained advantages and disadvantages of both industries and my willingness also…(they keep on smiling)

    interviewr : So , its a 10 to 5 job and no pressure u r willing to join here. right ?
    me : no sir, We have to maintain work life balance..sometimes its not possible to maintain it in IT industry …
    (I understood that still he is not convinced)
    interviewr 2: May i ask u something related banking?
    me : yes sir.
    interviewr 2: how can u vl be useful as computer scinece engineer in banking industry?
    me : answered with fear.
    interviewr 2: explain CRR, SLR?
    me : answered
    interviewr : what is EMI and loan process?
    me : answered
    interviewr : what is PO responsibilities?
    me : answered with confidence
    interviewr : what is your score?
    me : 55 and selected in HI quota
    interviewr : u can go now …
    Thank you sir.

    I think I didnt give my best in the interview…but some hope is there…

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  44. deepak

    Hi, I am currently working in state bank of india as assistant. I have my interview on January 7th. I did not get my Noc till now. Can I appear for interview without Noc? What other documents can I take if I fail to take my Noc to interview? Plz reply at the earliest.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Have you applied for the same? If yes then you can bring the document as proof of application.They might tell you to produce that later

      Reply
  45. Preetam nayak

    Hi mam..
    I have one question.. I have working in the IT sector for the last 2 yrs.. So how to defend myself when they ask me why do u wanna change from IT to a bank?.. My points are job security, better pay and growth prospect, and I have a chance to work in my home state.. I don’t have much knowledge regarding banking.. So what to say to defend myself?

    Thanks in advance for your help..!!!

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Do not say It is 10 to 5 job so you want to join Banks..Is your package below PO? Then you can mention that as a reason

      Reply
  46. rita

    Hello mam i have made a mistake while filling the application form i hav filled management in sub/stream instead of engg while i have filled b.e in degree will i noit be allowed for interview…wht shd i do now?

    Reply
  47. vasavi

    If in the interview they ask us are u ready to relocate anywhere,what should we answer

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  48. vasavi

    I mentioned my stream as only engineering in ibps po application,but i am from ece, does it create any problem ma’m please reply me

    Reply
  49. vipasha

    hello mam,
    i cleared ibps po3 with 74 marks(general category) and i completed my graduation as b.tech in 2011….
    so plz tell how should i defend my gap?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Job hunt preparation for competitive exams can be stated as the reason

      Reply
  50. Puneet Gupta

    Is there any hard copy of score card mailed by IBPS?? Or we just have the IBPS website online scorecard?
    I have received no hard copy of score card.. Please suggest

    Reply
  51. sagar

    ibps people did not let me to attend interview because my graduatin date on provisional certificate was on 2nd aug is there anything i can do i triedibps helpline they said nothing can be done regarding this issue please suggest if you have any solution

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you have mistake in passing date then you can give interview but if your passing date does not meet eligibility criteria then you can not give interview.The last date was 1 July 2013

      Reply
  52. Himanshu

    hiiii..need a suggestion.. actually I lost my provisional certificate( degree hvnt recd), though I hv a photocopy and scanned copy of provisional certificate(graduation). what should i do??
    but I have provisional certificate of MBA.

    Reply
  53. Naresh Kumar Saroya

    hi my question is..
    Do we need to secure any minimum marks out of 100 in interview to get it cleared….?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The merit list is created taking Written test and Interview marks.But certainly minimum marks in Interview is required.You do get the marks if you do not give too bad interview.This makes written test marks important as well

      Reply
  54. ankit singh

    i mean what should i tell the interview panel abt the missing certificates…and do u think that my interview would be conducted ?

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  55. AMIT BANSOD

    DEAR MAM THANK U SO MUCH.YOUR GUIDANCE AND SUGGESTIONS HELPED ME SO LOT.IT WAS REALY NICE INTERVIEW FOR ME AND HOPING FOR POSITIVE RESULT.
    APPROXIMATELY HOW MUCH TIME IBPS WILL TAKE FOR FINAL RESULT?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Thanks for your kind words..They will take around one month or so

      Reply
  56. arin

    thnks mam for the reply…. but what if i say …after completion of b tech ,due to lack of jobs i prepared for competitve exams n as time was running out so took admsn in Mtech. Jobs in mtech offered are more towards teaching n i find PO more promising one as compared to thm as it involves more growth opportunities. My mother is retiring next month n my father is an retired ex serviceman so right now is my priority is JOb n start earning to support family.

    pls give me ur suggestions mam

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      decent answer do add point that to get good teaching job you need to study for few more years

      Reply
  57. vasavi

    In ibps po application i mentioned my stream as only engineering,but i am from ece,is that creates any problem at the interview time

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  58. Navin

    HI mam thank u so so much for your presius reply…i read some comments on your blog that some people are also facing the same problem in PO..Mam can you please ask tham what heppend on there interview??? will ibps correct the percentage themself or there is any other procidure

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      During document verification (before interview process) you can bring this point in light.It does not create problem.Problem happens if you are not meeting eligibility criteria

      Reply
  59. ankit singh

    i forgot to add that i have applied for my third year marksheet but they have not yet sent it..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      no problem just have the receipt that you applied for the same

      Reply
  60. Navin

    Hi mam, PLEASE PLEASE reply me..
    I qualified in ibps clerk but as i m engineering student got result in CGPA:8.47 so i mentioned 84.7%…but now i know that i means 79.7%…PLEASE PLEASE help me what to do…

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  61. ankit singh

    Hi Esha, I m in a big mess…i did my twelfth in 2005 in science (pcm). thereafter i took up engg. but could nt clear it..so i took admission in a distance learning course in economics hons. in 2008 and cleared in 2011..but due to poor financial condition i couldnt obtain my certificate. i have the first year and second year cert. but not the third year certificate..i dont even have the degree certificate..alli have is class tenth marksheet class twelfth marksheet , class twelfth passing certificate.. and fy and sy marksheet of the college…any suggestions ??

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  62. Navin

    Hi mam, PLEASE PLEASE reply me..
    I qualified in ibps clerk but as i m engineering student got result in CGPA:8.47 so i mentioned 84.7%…but now i know that i means 79.7%…PLEASE PLEASE help me what to do…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This is not a major problem as you are above eligibility criteria

      Reply
  63. greeshma

    mam,
    i have been qualified for ibps interview… nd i hav my degree certifaicate consolidated marklist and all marklist except i &2 marklist. which i hav lost and only applied for that… will it be a problem..?

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  64. arin

    i cleared the PO 3 with 76 marks in general category. I completed btech (mechanical) in 2011. Thn prepared for one year n cleared gate 2012 n got admission in mtech in one of NITs. This is my last year in mtech n my PO interview is scheduled on 10th Jan 2014. Now my confusion is should i tell thm about my MTech or hide it becouse if i tell thm thn next question will be y PO after Mtech. This is very tricky becouse MTech in mechanical has nothing to do with Bank. if i say PO has larger job vacancies n job stability, i dont find it very convincing answer. N i dont wanna end up defending po against Mtech or mtech against PO. My priority is to perform well in interview. Pls suggest me should i hide it or not n reason to tackle the question

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you don’t mention MTECH then it would be tough defending the gap..You can defend the gap by saying job hunt and competitive exam preparation

      Reply
  65. anjali

    those who have different passing date are 100% going to be rejected.i’d intrvw today and got rejected because my passing date was above 1st july 2013…sad but i’ll try nxt tym.. :(

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      As mentioned in IBPS advertisement for PO..

      All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a recognized University / Institution and the result should have been declared on or before 01.07.2013.Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.07.2013 has to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the examination which is reckoned for eligibility will be the date of passing appearing on the marksheet/ Provisional certificate.

      If you have mistake in passing date then you can give interview but if your passing date does not meet eligibility criteria then you can not give interview

      Reply
  66. Puneet Gupta

    Hi Ma’am… Thanks for all your wonderful feedbacks and suggestion. I really found them very helpful so I thought I wud ask one for myself. I have done B-Tech(C.Sc) and MBA in Finance from a reputed B-School Due to financial crisis in 2010 I landed up into a job in sales in Pvt Sector Bank. I have a few months gap in between my job and also i have not been working for a few months after I left my last company. I didnt liked the sales profile in the pvt sector , hence I looked up to PO/MT profile in nationalised banks as a good opportunity. My score is 88 (general) . Can u suggest me a good reason to support my stand?? Also, wat do u think are my chances of selection?? Will my academic profile be looked as too overqualified???

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Your academic profile is over qualified but recently many candidates similar to your profile are joining Banks..You can say whatever you said here for choosing banks as career

      Reply
  67. Arjun

    Hi, I dont have semester wise marks sheets with but i do have cmm, provisional and od certificates.
    By giving any undertaking will hey allow me for the interview?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Why you do not have semester wise mark sheet..These documents will do.Do you mean that you do not have sem mark sheet for all sems

      Reply
  68. Vivek

    and when I say score card I mean score card from IBPS to our mailing address. I think printout of scorecard should be enough.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can take printout but also inquire about the hard copy.

      Reply
  69. Vivek

    Hi Esha,
    I had one doubt. I have not got any IBPS scorecard till now and my interview being on 9th. The Interview call letter too doesn’t mention any score card to be taken there. But your PDF mentions scorecard is necessary. Can you please confirm anything on this. In addition to this I paid online for the exam and only have the application form with me. I am guessing this is the only thing I need regarding to application form/process(I don’t have any payment receipt)

    Regards,
    Vivek

    Reply
  70. saja

    respected mam,
    i have attended my po interview today morning, i submitted all photocopy along with call letter. the problem is i haven’t signed or put my thumb impression on my call letter because the officials didn’t told me anything. mam please tell whether it will create problem and if yes then what should i do now….
    sir please reply… waiting for the same..
    thanking you

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Ideally it should be signed but It should not create issue..

      Reply
  71. Naresh Kumar Saroya

    hello ma’am…
    how r u..?
    Is it necessary to clear the interview separately… i.e., is there any cut of in interview ( minimum marks we need to secure)… ?

    Reply
  72. Sandy

    Hi,
    I have applied for IBPS PO interview as an OBC candidate. however my community certificate is not as per the format suggested by them

    a) the format is different
    b) the certificate is old and dose not mention any thing about the creamy layer

    Now for the interview i am not sure if my current community certificate will be accepted or not. Also my score is only 69

    please suggest a solution.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      please apply for new format and get the application receipt (or any document suggesting that you have applied for the same)

      Reply
  73. dhruva

    my passing date in provisional certificate is 24 july 2013……will i be allowed for interview as i hv cleared ibps po 3

    Reply
  74. vijay

    thank u mam for replying as i was tensed that they will cancel my candidature due to non avaliblilty of non creamy layer certificate

    Reply
  75. mayur

    Hello Madam,
    Can u please share the promotion policy and designations for PO…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      A PO can reach to top posts in a Bank.So there is lots of growth potential.You will be joining in JMGS scale.

      Reply
  76. Praveen

    Banking I can brag about but what should I tell from switching chemistry to Banking?
    They may ask when you put 2 years in chemistry for PG why you are looking career in banking domain?
    honestly I knew there is no much scope in chemistry except for teaching , but banking is offering more prominent career.

    So can ou help me with coming out a solid reason for it.
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can say that after graduating you realized that there is only teaching jobs available in Chemistry domain.So you started preparing for competitive exams and also took admission in post graduation.To get decent teaching job you need to go for higher studies and your current financial condition does not allow to dedicated few more years studying without earning anything.So your opted for Banking.

      Reply
  77. vijay

    Hello mam,
    i belong to OBC category & have orignal document( caste certificate & validity). but i dont have non creamy layer certificate as my family income is above that limit & hence i cannot avail. i have mailed this problem before exam & after result several time yet they haven’t replied. will ibps allow me for interview as in general category or will they reject? please guide

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      As written in IBPS advertisement

      Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming under creamy layer are not entitled to OBC reservation. They should indicate their category as General in the online application form.

      So you will be considered General candidate

      Reply
  78. shristi

    hello mam….
    i have qualified ibps po 3 with 74 marks and hv my intv on 7th jan….
    mam one prblm is there that i am a btech passout from ece branch in 2013.and i hv al my original marksheets and provisional certificate but the date of passing on provisional certificate is 20 july 2013
    will i b allowed for interview…???/

    Reply
  79. arin

    Hello Mam

    i cleared the PO 3 with 76 marks in general category. I completed btech (mechanical) in 2011. Thn prepared for one year n cleared gate 2012 n got admission in mtech in one of NITs. This is my last year in mtech n my PO interview is scheduled on 10th Jan 2014. Now my confusion is should i tell thm about my MTech or hide it becouse if i tell thm thn next question will be y PO after Mtech. This is very tricky becouse MTech in mechanical has nothing to do with Bank. if i say PO has larger job vacancies n job stability, i dont find it very convincing answer. N i dont wanna end up defending po against Mtech or mtech against PO. My priority is to perform well in interview. Pls suggest me should i hide it or not n reason to tackle the question

    Reply
  80. Vibhu

    Hello there! My marks in ibps po3 are 90.What are my chances clearing the interview?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Interview is different from Written test you have good written test score..try to do well in interview to seal your place

      Reply
  81. nagarjuna

    mam ,
    thanx for ur rply and for the interview wat are the questions they will ask and also i am from the btech(ece) background.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      please download the documents and read the comments few candidates have written the questions asked

      Reply
  82. Praveen

    Hi
    I am going to have my interview for PO on Jan 4th2014.
    I did B.Sc. in Zoology Botony cnd Chemistry and later did M.Sc. in Chemistry.
    I filled the form on B.Sc. basis
    Now I am wondering what reason should I give for coming into Banking industry.
    If I choose not to tell about M.Sc. they will surely ask about what I did past 2 years.
    If I tell then they will ask why after PG in Chemistry you want to come in Banking?

    Please guide!!!

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You should tell about MSc..Also could you please let me know real reason of choosing banking

      Reply
  83. vanika

    Mam I m having my interview for po3 on 6 Jan . I hv got my provisional certificate in Dec . am I eligible for interview.

    Reply
  84. mayur

    Hello…done with my interview…
    Panel of 4 people…
    Asked about previous work experience…
    What branches of bank do..
    What is saving rate..is it same for all banks..
    Do u have an account..What account number specify…
    Internet banking…funds transfer..
    Who monitors banks working…

    Reply
  85. rani

    hello mam,
    i have all the certificates including consolidated marksheet,and provisional marksheet.but i do not have degree certificate.will it cause any problem during interview???

    Reply
  86. Daljit

    I am doing mba in finance and I do not have enough knowledge of finance can u suggest me some basic teams which I should prepare.

    Reply
  87. Sandy

    Hi,
    I have applied for IBPS PO interview as an OBC candidate. however my community certificate is not as per the format suggested by them

    a) the format is different
    b) the certificate is very old and dose not mention any thing about the creamy layer

    Now for the interview i am not sure if my current community certificate will be accepted or not.

    please suggest a solution.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please apply for new format certificate.Even if you do not get certificate the old certificate along with application proof for new one will do the job

      Reply
  88. nagarjuna

    hello mam,
    i have got 84 marks in ibps po-3 is there any chances for getting job with minimum qualifed in the interview.

    Reply
  89. Akriti

    Hello Mam, my interview is on 9th Jan. and I don’t have my graduation degree, though i have all the mark sheets . Am I eligible for the interview?

    Reply
  90. mohit

    Mam, month and year on provisional and consolidated mark sheet is june 2012, but issue date is 27-02-2013. I filled date of passing june 2012, will it cause aby problem?

    Reply
  91. prabha

    I left the job because of sells pressure (life insurance and general insurance) and late working hours-9 to 9 almost..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      So you can say that it was marketing job.You need to achieve your sales target.Also highlight some drawbacks as well

      Reply
  92. AMIT BANSOD

    DEAR MADAM,
    IN IBPS DOCUMENT LIST FOR INTERVIEW,DOMICILE OR NATIONALITY CERTIFICATE IS NOT MENTIONED.SO I M IN BIG CONFUSION THAT IS THIS DOCUMENT IS MANDATORY OR NOT?
    BCOZ I DONT HAVE NATIONALITY CERTIFICATE.CAN IT MAY CAUSE ANY TROUBLE FOR INTERVIEW?
    BUT I M TRYING TO GET IT AND I HAVE RECEIPT OF NATIONALITY CERTIFICATE WHICH SHOWS IT IS IN PROCESS AND WILL GET WITHIN 15 DYAS BUT NOT BEFORE INTERVIEW.
    PLSE REPLY…

    Reply
  93. Manika

    Helloo…
    Actually i Have given IBPS PO III and cleared with 76 marks
    now i got a call for interview..
    the problem is i got my provisional certificate after 1.07.13 but gave the exam as a trail..
    so i need ur help that whether i should go for interview or not..

    Reply
  94. prabha

    hi..
    My score in IBPS PO is 78. and my interview date is 8th Jan. I worked in Axis Bank for 5 years and in 2012 left the job. please tell me some convincing answer for ” why you left the job of Deputy manager in Axis bank and ready to join as PO”

    Reply
  95. anjali

    date of passing on provisional degree says 27-aug-13,does that mean i’m not eligible?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes..you are eligible if you have mentioned wrong date of passing (by say couple of months or so)

      Reply
  96. anjali

    filled wrong date of passing and percentage for ibps po..will this be a basis for rejection?

    Reply
  97. harika

    what is the procedure after the interview of po ? when can we expect the interview result? and when will they give the joinimg date?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This all depends on IBPS and banks.But things have become faster in recent times

      Reply
  98. Naresh Kumar Saroya

    hello ma’am…
    I got 82 marks in IBPS PO exam… i belong to SC category… i have done B. Tech in Petroleum in 2012… please suggest me some idea to justify “Why bank PO after B. Tech?” question… my interview is on 2nd, Jan… please reply

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      There are so many BTECH candidates that I do not think this question has any importance..BTW you can mention things like lack of job,you are not yet placed in any company,as the reasons

      Reply
  99. NAVEEN YADAV

    mam
    i secured 67 marks in ibps po 2013 and i completed graduation in information technology my catse is obc what are the chances to me/ and tell me some questions regarding interview please help me

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      please download the documents from the post..they contain questions and possible answer

      Reply
  100. sumit

    actually ma’am…jab maine graduation kr rha tha (2010..B. PHARMCY) tab india me clinical research me bhut scope tha but mere PG(M. PHARMACY 2012) k end me clinical research pr supreme court me case chalu hua or clinical research ko band kr diya gya..therefore no job in my core field for me…therefore prepare for govt exam….

    Reply
  101. rishi

    mam
    i m from obc-oc (orthopedic challange) and got 58 cutoff is 47 is there ny chance

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please prepare for interview..Do not think too much of chances before that

      Reply
  102. sumit

    hi ma’am…
    I got 72 marks in IBPS PO 3 exam… i belong to OBCcategory… i have done M. PHARMACY in PHARMACOLOGY in 2012… please suggest me some idea to answer “Why bank PO after M. PHARMACY?” question… my interview is on 4th, Jan…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Can you please tell me actual reason of joining Bank? SO that I can frame answer for you

      Reply
  103. sumit

    hi ma’am…
    I got 72 marks in IBPS PO 3 exam… i belong to OBCcategory… i have done M. PHARMACY in PHARMACOLOGY in 2012… please suggest me some idea to answer “Why bank PO after B. Tech?” question… my interview is on 4th, Jan…

    Reply
  104. akarshan

    Dear Ma’am ,
    i hav scored 72 marks in po MT-3 . I hav my interview on 6th jan in Jammu.
    whats the chances of selection?
    I hav joined ICICI PO programme and it will be completed in jan itself.
    Should I tell them that i am working in ICICI bank and PGDB in banking?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can say you have joined ICICI PO programme.It would be beneficial for you

      Reply
  105. Naresh Kumar Saroya

    hello ma’am…
    I got 82 marks in IBPS PO exam… i belong to SC category… i have done B. Tech in Petroleum in 2012… please suggest me some idea to justify “Why bank PO after B. Tech?” question… my interview is on 2nd, Jan… please reply asap…

    Reply
  106. aman

    hii mam..i have done B.tech and i want to ask u that..i have misplaced my 6th sem dmc but i have provisinal degree as i hv not got original degree till now…so it will cause any problem during interviews?…and i hv also written the wrong date of passing graduation as it was 28 june but i wrote 1 june so i want to ask u that it will cause any problem??

    Reply
  107. Shital

    hello mam, I have 39 marks in written ST category….i did biotech n then i have completed mba in human resource this year…so which type of questions they can ask me…n is there chances to get selected??

    Reply
  108. AMIT BANSOD

    MADAM NAMASTE,
    I HV SECURED 55 MARKS (S.C.),I HV COMPLETED MY GRADUATION IN B.E. MECHANICAL.CAN THEY DEFENATELY ASK DEEP TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT MY FIELD OR THEY WILL ASK @ BANKING KNOWLEDGE?
    AND WHAT @ MY CHANCES WITH THESE MARKS?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      They will not ask deep technical questions.You should be aware of banking terms and terminologies

      Reply
  109. nalini

    hai mam.. i score 61 in obc category.
    is there any chance to get select in po interview?

    plzzzzz give suggestion mam

    Reply
  110. jatin kansal

    maam…..i have completed my graduation in bca……nd hv scored 85 mrks in ibps po3…….my intrvw is on 10th jan… nd if they ask me this question tht being a cmptr graduate….why do u want to go fr banking and not an IT job??? or job in private sector….?? so how should i tackle this question…what shoud be my reply to them??

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You have very good score.Say after BCA there is not much job opportunity you need to do MCA to get job..But as in need job I switched to banking also banking has lots of opportunity to grow

      Reply
  111. Mayur

    Hello Madam,
    Will we again get chance to fill our preference after interview..

    Reply
  112. pramathesh

    Mam, my written score is 74
    can you suggest how much out of 100 in interview i need to score at least to have a chance.All my frnds scored close to 90.give a minimum score.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The maximum marks you can score in interview.Try to give best interview this is my advice for any one scoring less or more.

      Reply
  113. chitra

    hello, ma’m..
    i have appeared for ibps po in 2012, bt by mistake, mentiond no in the application form… will it create any problem in PO 3 interview ? plz reply as soon as possible ma’m…
    thanks and regards
    chitra

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Why did you wrote No.You can disclose this before interview while your document verification.

      Reply
  114. tarun

    ma’am , i got my graduation degree in august 2013 and scored 93 in cwe-po. will i be allowed to go through interview process. please guide

    Reply
  115. pramathesh mishra

    mam, i am btech(ece) graduated in 2012.no work experience.i dont know what to write in cv.should i include btech programming languages,project in cv? can you please send a cv format or sample to my email id-situn222@gmail.com

    Reply
  116. Karthik

    Hi. I have been working in tcs since march 2011. I am still working in tcs. Is noc required for interview? Do I have to produce the work experience and other details like nature of duties salary etc or is it enough if I produce the appointment letter and pay slips. Because tcs won’t provide noc or work experience letter unless I resign

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      For the time being it is fine to produce your offer letter along with pay slips

      Reply
  117. nikhil

    Scored 67 in po -III shortlisted for interview on 11th jan.I have an aggregate of 80 in my undergrad.Can I expect any +ve result from PO interview ?

    Reply
  118. sandeep

    mam i just want to ask you
    what is the procedure after the interview of po exam

    Reply
  119. sharad

    hi Esha ma’am
    can u give me best answer for the question”Which bank you given preference no.1 while applying in application form and on what basis and why ???

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The answer depends on bank you have chosen.You should read about the bank you gave as preference one.State bank profile and history to backup your answer

      Reply
  120. rani

    hello mam,
    i completed my graduation in 2006 and thereafter i cleared ca inter and completed ca articleship. i cleared ca final first group in may 2010.gave ca final second group exam but could not qualify.i have cleared ibps po 3 with 67 marks(general catagory).what should be my answer if they ask “why banking after ca”????what should i explain the reason for 3 years gap?i spent theses three years preparing for banking and other similar exams.i gave ibps po1and 2 also bt could not qualify.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes you can say that also you can mention your CA final second group.CA is related to Banking so this would not be an problem for you to answer

      Reply
  121. Ishwarya

    Hi Mam,
    I am working in a IT company for two years but i have forgotten to mention it in the PO Applicaiton.Can I tell the IBPS on day of interview (3 jan) that this information is missed out ? Will they debar me from attending interview if i disclose this information on the date of interview? Kindly guide me regarding the same

    Thanks for the help

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      IBPS PO does not require experience.They will not bar you for having experience and not mentioning it

      Reply
  122. manu

    hi ma’am,
    ma’am i m working in a private company on contract basis so they do not provide any written payslips to such employees..however i have my joining letter and its been more than one year since i m working..would only joining letter work?? and one more thing my mother name is mrs.urmila but i have entered it mrs. urmil..could it create a problem for me???? ma’am i really need ur help..plz reply as soon as possible..
    thanks and regards,
    manu sagar

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      with only joining letter it is tough to prove experience BTW PO doe snot require experience so it would not be an issue.please get your name correctly while document verification in ibps interview hall

      Reply
  123. binod

    Hello Ma’am,
    I have 4 yrs work experience in a private bank as bank officer but due to some problem i have forgot to mention my work experience in ibps po application form ,now as i have received call for interview so what should i do now besides i have left the job and my releving letter had not yet come.

    Pls advice me

    Reply
  124. bharat

    Hello Esha ma’am, Please sort my problem. I am Bharat singh, 5rd december, 1989. I have got 75 marks(S.C). My problem is- I took science in 11th and 12th… then i Took political science in graduation. after that i wasted almost a year preparing for M.B.A(in which i didnt get admission in any college.) So later in 2012 I joined this 1 year journalism course in NDTV. Presently I am doing internship in a media channel.
    I know i have comitted major blunders related to my career choices… And now I have interview on 2nd jan.. I know they are going to grill me for this. Please please help me out and give an answer to what should i say when they will ask me about my fickle minded choices?????

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You have scored good marks..Political science and Journalism are related.You can hide your MBA preparation and say you were preparing for bank jobs

      Reply
  125. Rojababu

    mam i have scored 57 marks in sc category.. i am present working as a clerk in PNB. do i have any chances ??

    Reply
  126. nanny

    hello mam my score is 37 for po mt 2013 general -hi category my mark is low .is there any chance ,interview on 5 january

    Reply
  127. Shahnaz

    Hello Mam, I have done BBA in 2011 and scored 65 GEN in IBPS PO 3. Which type of questions they asked me in the interview regarding my studies?

    Reply
  128. jaswant

    sir i am a civil engineering graduate, what should i reply during the interview if they ask that how can a civil engineer be helpful working in bank?

    Reply
  129. Mayur S R

    Dear Madam, i have 5 yrs and above experience in IT industry..Now i have got 65 marks(SC) in PO 3.I have done my MCA..Current company not providing experience letter or NOC while still in job.So is it necessary to provide experience letter or NOC during interview..Also If they ask about switching of career..what kind of answer should be given??

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      DO you have joining letter and pay slip.these two will do the job for interview(you can also carry your offer letter)

      Reply
  130. supriya

    ma’am i do meet eligibilty criteria of ibps po and have all the required documents in the correct format with no discrepancies in them. i am just worried about that diploma information mistakingly submited by me,though i have an affidavite with me declaring that it was by mistake n i do have computer operations knowledge as i had it as a subject at my higher secondry level and do have the needed reportcard for that. rest in every field i m eligible.
    would there be a problem ma’am?

    Reply
  131. meenum

    I have one more querry i dont have my graduation degree university says it would take time to get degree but i have my marksheets and MBA degree

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes you ca but why is the delay? It would be great if you can have a letter for delay?

      Reply
  132. ajay

    thank u mam,

    but the bank state number list . pdf was corrupted .could u please fix it. or provide a better link.
    my choice boi and second uco ?
    how to answer the previous Question?
    my marks 80 gen can i get first preference?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      please use browser other than firefox to download the files.firefox has some issues

      Reply
  133. shilpa

    Hello mam, I am Btech 2013 Graduate In ECE currently working in a software company since last 2 months. Pls tell me whether i should tell them I m working or not .If yes, Then What should I say if they ask why banking from software..Plz help me.

    Reply
  134. Shivam

    Hello Esha ma’am, Please sort my problem. I am Bharat singh, 5rd december, 1989. I have got 75 marks(S.C). My problem is- I took science in 11th and 12th… then i Took political science in graduation. after that i wasted almost a year preparing for M.B.A(in which i didnt get admission in any college.) So later in 2012 I joined this 1 year journalism course in NDTV. Presently I am doing internship in a media channel.
    I know i have comitted major blunders related to my career choices… And now I have interview on 2nd jan.. I know they are going to grill me for this. Please please help me out and give an answer to what should i say when they will ask me about my fickle minded choices??????

    Reply
  135. supriya

    hello mam

    while filling ibps po 3 application form,by mistake i filled that i have diploma in computer operation, but i dont have it n after taking the printout i realised my mistake. i have got interview call now and is sheduled on 3rd january.i have got an affidavite for my mistake. would i be alowed to appear for interview? i have all the other required documents in the proper format with me.

    i would me oblidged if you help me out.

    thank you

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Do you meet eligibility criteria of IBPS PO? If yes then there will not be an issue?

      Reply
  136. Rahul

    Hi Mam,
    i am a B.Tech and have got 65 marks(OBC). What do you think are my chances of getting selected.?
    Please reply…

    Reply
  137. pramathesh mishra

    can u give me the cv format for ibps po job?….whether to include my btech projects or not?

    Reply
  138. abhijeet

    hi, i have mentioned incorrect percentage marks in ibps form i have mentioned as 63 percent and i have got 61 and i did not know at that time optional subjects marks will also be calculated, i have called ibps helpline but they did not provide any help, what should i do is going to create any problem can you help me asap

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This would not create major issue as you are above eligibility criteria

      Reply
  139. meenum

    Dear Ma’am

    I have cleared my po exam my.querry is that i was working in a private institute as a lecturer following my po result i had resigned from that organisation and they are not providing me niether experience nor reliving letter and i had mentioned this experience in my po application form i only have offer letter and bank statement as a proof on my work ex beside this I had also written a mail regarding my experience certificat.I worked their for apptox 2 years

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Not an issue.There is no mandatory experience required for post of PO.BTW you can show the documents and explain the situation.

      Reply
  140. utkarsh

    mam i am having 63 marks in ibps. i have done btech in biotechnology (2012) and doing mtech in polymer. my mtech will be over by 31st july 2014. so should i tell them about my mtech?? will it cause negative effect on my selection as date of ibps allotment is march 2014 and my mtech will over on july 2014???
    and how should i handle the question of why u switched to polymer after doing biotech… as the actual reason is i did not got admission to any biotech course in colleges near my home town so i prefered to do this.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      They will ask Why banking after Biotech? They might not be interested in Polymer after Biotech question.You can skip your MTECH part if you want.There is no problem with that.But if you show it then they will ask after doing MTECH in Polymer why you switched to Banking

      Reply
  141. ajay

    Interview question: what is the reason that a certain bank is ur 1st choice ?

    Please tell how to reply?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Answer will depend on bank of your choice..For example banks like PNB and BOB are one of the largest bank in India(you can read download bank preference document from IBPS Clerk article of mine) to get an idea about different banks..Similarly there are banks who have significant presence in different regions

      Reply
  142. Abhishek

    mam as i can see from your profile that u are from varanasi
    So can u please give me rough idea about how to reach my venue for interview from railway station of varanasi city
    BANK OF BARODA;REGIONAL OFFICE
    BARODA BHAWAN; PLOT NO-24
    CHANDPUR; INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
    OPPOSITES BANARAS BEADS OFFICE
    VARANASI

    as I never been to varanasi so please help me out
    i will be thank full to you

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Frankly speaking I personally think you can do better in your field than in Banking.Anyways you can say that after doing above education you thought of getting decent jobs in your field.But you were not fortunate to get a decent job.While searching for job related to your field you heard about IBPS exams.You thought it as great platform to get good job.As this was centralized exam for major banks.The job may not relate to your education background but getting good job is your first and foremost priority now.

      Reply
  143. asif ali

    “after completing b. tech why should you want to join a bank job” how to answer this question plz tell me HOW to start to ans this question…

    Reply
  144. pramathesh mishra

    mam,
    thnx for being so supportive and replying.can you say how many students have been called for ibps po interview this time?

    Reply
  145. simi

    mam i want job security nd in medical nt much job vacancy…………plz help me wt i ans dem

    Reply
  146. simi

    hello mam thnks……….i hv one more query …i am a doctr ………..i did b.a.m.s in2012 aftr dt pgdca……..plz tell wt i answr if dey ask y i m choosing banking sector aftr medical…..

    Reply
  147. ajay

    mam,
    are they bound to give experience letter even if i work less then one year.? AND

    1 Interview question: what is the reason that a certain bank is ur 1st choice ?

    Please tell how to reply?

    thank you.

    Reply
  148. pramathesh mishra

    mam,
    i have completed my btech(ECE) in year 2012.i wanted to do mba.but then i consulted with my parents and decided to go for GATE exam as i had this thing to prove myself.but later i lose interest in these technical subjects.did good at GATE but not that good.i always wanted to go for management line because somewhere i feel i have a good communication skill.i ddn’t take any coaching.have been shortlisted for interview with written marks 74(gen).dnt know whether this mark is enough or not.have not joined any coaching as well.
    Can you say how many people have been shortlisted for interview of IBPS PO?any chances?what reason can i give for the gap of one year?what type of questions can i face.Somewhere it is my last chance to do good.otherwise i have to again go to GATE and do mtech which i really dnt want.i have a good career.can it be useful?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can state above reason.74 is decent score so prepare well for interviews

      Reply
  149. Muankim

    Hi,

    Ma’am,

    Thank you for replying to my query. Wel ma’am I still hv one more query to get answered, do I need to bring NOC as I am currently working in private company and what about character certificates… :)
    Thank you in advance…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      There is no need of NOC if you are working in private company.Character certificate is required but not from your company.You can have it from your ward Councillor or other person (Gazetted is good) or school.

      Reply
  150. simi

    yes mam i got interview date n venue all dt……..shud i prepare for interview or not

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes prepare for the interview..Candidates are made to sit in Interview hall.Document verification takes place there.You can reach any IBPS person (doing document verification) and explain you case.If you inform it yourself then chances are that you might be allowed for interview.

      Reply
  151. ajay

    mam they are saying “kya 3-4 mahine ke experience letter loge relieving se kam chala lo.
    mam are they bound to give experience letter even if i work less then one year.?
    and thank u for ur time.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can ask for Experience letter.Make them aware that it is urgently required.

      Reply
  152. Senthil Kumar

    Hello Ma’m,
    I am having score of 63 in Gen category.
    I have 3.5 yrs exp in IT post my graduation then I quit my job to prepare for civil service exam but not qualified.So I have 1.5 yrs gap now ,could you plz guide me how to mange that ? I am really worried because If I say them I was writing civil service exam their expectation from me will be very high and at the same time I have to defend my gap ,any valuable tips plz ???

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You can say that you were preparing for IAS exams but were not successful in first attempt.As time was running out you switched to IBPS exams.

      Reply
  153. vijay

    mam my query is that in my 8th semester marksheet the date mentioned is 1 july 2013 and in consolidated and provisional the date mentioned is 25 july will they cause any problem at interview time please suggest mam………..

    Reply
  154. Muankim

    Hi ma’am

    My query is that I am presently employed in private company, so do I need to bring experience certificate or NOC for IBPS 3 interview. The company is not ready to issue Experience certificate while still employed

    Reply
  155. simi

    hello mam i belong to gen catrgry bt in application form i filled obc catgry bymistk……i got 68marks in ibps po3 plz rply me dey vl cnsider my interview or not m tnsd plzzzzzz rply

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This is big issue..Have you received the Interview date and all? After reaching interview hall approach IBPS and tell them whole story..It all depends on them How they handle the matter.

      Reply
  156. shivani

    hello mam,
    I have a query…
    I am engineering 2013 passout student.
    I have cleared d ibps po exam with 63 marks in gen. category.
    now,the query is that at the time of online form filling, Ihave wrongly written d per. of graduation as 80% as our university provides us the cgpa as 8.26 as at that time i didn’t know the conversion formula for converting cgpa to %…but now i came to know that I have 77.60%…
    Now what to do?
    I have interview on 9th…?
    do they allow me to sit in the interview??
    plz do reply…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes they will allow you as you are above the eligibility criteria.People out there are not so strict.They are friendly people and understand problemsof candidates.Untiland unless things are way to fishy they do allow you interview chance

      Reply
  157. ajay

    mam i cant fake it as the bank i am called to interview is that 2nd psu bank . what to do?
    and about experience letter psb is denying .

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You have the joining letter and Relieving letter.These two can serve the purpose for now.Is there any reason PSB is not giving experience letter? Also there is no need to fake anything.

      Reply
  158. sharad kumar

    hi Esha
    i have cleared IBPS PO/MT 3 with 55 marks SC category. what my chances of selection???
    i have done b.com as graduation in 2008 (63.33% marks) ,m com(58.90%)in accounts and law 2010 MBA 62.12% in 2012 in finance &marketing specialization.after that i get placement in meritnation.com as education counsller , i worked around 4 month after that i resign from job there are 2 reason for that 1) the job not suitable and there is not enough growth and stability in that . 2) i qualified the uppolice sub-inspector exam. so i have to prepare for main exam ,but unfortunately the recruitment got cancelled by order of high court allahabad ..after that i start prepare for bank exam and i select in PO …..
    so my question in that ….what i hv to told them if they ask about my gape ?????
    2) how much chance i have to get selected in it???
    3) what should i have to study for interview prepration????
    please answer me…. waiting for best answer from your side………

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      1.You were employed in Meritnation so where is gap? You can tell about your work experiece.
      2.I will not like to make comment on chance before interview.Try to give your best interview and you never know you are in
      3.Please read the post and download the documents

      Reply
  159. Amit

    Somehow I am not liking this job .. was part of this job quite long as done my BE so want to utilize that knowledge.. I m more interest on Finance side done my PGDBA in Finance and looks PO would be path from me to grow in this area as I can reach any level if I keep my knowledge updated and clear internal exams.

    Reply
  160. deepak

    Hello mam…
    I am unable to download the ducuments contaning questions and required dicuments from given link…..
    Pleas do a favour to mail it to my email id…….
    Dpkshrma.15061989@gmail.com
    I shall be obliged…

    Reply
  161. deepak

    Hello mam…
    I am unable to download the ducuments contaning questions and required dicuments from given link…..
    Pleas do a favour to mail it to my email id…….
    Dpkshrma.15061988@gmail.com
    I shall be obliged…

    Reply
  162. Amit

    Hello Esha,

    I have one question I have 7 years of exp in s/w comp. I cleared PO exam with min marks in Gen category. Can you let me know what I should response if they ask “Why you want to join PO ? “

    Reply
  163. Pawan kumar meena

    i am working in bank of india from sept 2009 and i have joined as a clerk in bank of india on 23 sept 2009 from mp state and i left the bank in april 2010 because i selected in same bank from rajasthan and i want to work in my native state and right now i am qualify for ibps po and i mentioned boi as a my first choice and i belongs to s.t. category and obtained 57 marks so please guide me how i prepare for interview. i graduate with arts from raj university and right now i am posted in my native village , what type of questions they can ask me ? and how i can prepare for interview.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      PO posting may not be in your native village or city or region.You can read the posts and download the papers for all details.They list IBPS PO interview questions along with some answers

      Reply
  164. manas sethi

    Esha Mam,

    i have cleared ibps po3 .i am belong to SC category. mark is 65.i put incorrect date of passing in online form i.e.16-07-2009 instead of 13-07-2009.i have converted my cgpa 6.84 to 68% and also i fill my caste certificate in all mentioned area as well as migration part.is there any problem during document checking and they will cancel my candidature.i am from odisha i have 10days to prepare lot of things.please suggest mam .i am very nervous.my email id is sethi.manas@gmail.com.please read all details what i am written.

    Reply
  165. pinki

    Hello madam,
    I am selected for IBPS PO/MT 2013 interview.I have only 10 day for preapre this interview,because last few day i was giving my mca 3rd semester exam. I have less time for prepare this interiew.Can you help me that how can i prepare for IBPS PO/MT 2013 in these few days.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please follow the tips and tricks mentioned in the post and also download all the documents

      Reply
  166. ajay

    i left psb because i got job in another psu bank in which i was to be posted in my state but psu bank did not accept my joining.. the psu bank asked for relieving letter as i did not have it i asked for extension which they denied, i also told that i would give an undertaking which was not permitted and i could not rejoin at psb as my resignation was accepted at ho psb hence job loss

    above is my situation mam .please guide how to answer your question?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Now this is tricky.As PO you need to travel outside your state as well.If you say this then you have problem there.You can ask for your Punjab Sind Bank experience letter.But leaving PO post in a bank will have negative impact for sure.They might say you are not stable person so after selection you might change the job again.

      In above scenario you can cite some urgent personal reason for leaving PSB and joining the other bank in your state (it would be better if you say your city).

      Reply
  167. pragadeesh

    hello mam i hav cleared IBPS PO 3..preparin for the interview ne..actually i hav passd out in 2011 and i workd for aroun 1 yr i dont hav any exp or releaving letter with me nw..wat can i tell in the interview …EXP or FRESHER as i dont hav any proof. ??

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      It would be better if you can have experience letter with you.You can contact your previous organization for that.But in case you do not get one then you can tell that you have experience but the company did not give any such document (it was small company or is in different city so you are unable to get or you did not asked for one)..For PO post experience is not required so it would not be an issue

      Reply
  168. aditi sinha

    Hello mam !
    I hav qualified for ibps III wid score 66 (gen) ..i hav completed my pg in Biochemistry and graduation in chemistry…practically there is no use of my stream in banking…Wat shall b d best answer for “Why banking after dis qualification “?
    Plzz help me mam

    Reply
  169. mamatha

    Hi madam. I am qualified fr ibps pos 3 and iam already working in andhra bank as clerk.
    It was asked to submit the caste certificate in a particular format mentioned in the site. I already have one set got signed for my previous interview. Can i present the same or should i get it signed again?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I am unable to recall correctly but there is also clause of time as well.For example the document should not be too old (not more than one year I think)

      Reply
  170. ajay

    ajay
    December 20, 2013
    hello mam

    I am currently selected for interview in ibps po 3.I was prevoiusly working at Punjab and Sind bank .I left the job on 14-11-2012 after working for 4 months.I have a relieving letter form Punjab and Sind bank.Currently I am unemployed .

    MY querry is whether I have to produce a WORK experience certificate or the

    relieving letter will do?

    Or shall i not be allowed to appear the interview in case I present the relieving letter?

    OTHER NECESSARY DOCS ARE GOOD.

    Please clarify.

    Thank you

    Reply ↓
    Esha Upadhyay
    December 20, 2013
    Were you working in Punjab and Sind Bank as Clerk? Relieving letter sometimes is considered as proof of experience joined with Joining letter..But it is good to have experience letter

    Reply ↓No mam,I was working as a po . i am unable to get it from my zo as they are telling that since relieving letter is given why are u asking for work exp letter. maybe because of my short work exp.?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      The problem is they will ask Why you left PO position in PSB and now you are applying for same PO position..Also relieving letter will do (do you also have joining letter)then this two letter will prove your experience.

      Reply
  171. Priya

    hi
    1 my post-grad uni follows relative grading and only gives a certificate saying that a certain cgpa(2.165)=60% and writes in the same that there is no exact formula to convert cgpa to %. However with this the uni has a formula which is ( ( (obtained cgpa-2.165)/ (4.333-2.165) * (100-60) ) + 60 ) which is logically correct and gives exact % as well, i wrote my % with this but uni will never give in writing that this is the formula to convert cgpa to %. Will it be a problem. that is whether the person verifying documents will ask for formula certificate???

    HIghest cgpa in uni is 4.333 and mine is 2.693 which comes to 69.75% and I have the certi stating 2.165=60%.

    2.. i have a provisional degree for my graduation and original one of my P.G. will they still ask for an original degree of my graduation??

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  172. komal

    ma’am, i am currently working in a psu. unfortunately my dept. is not giving me an n.o.c…will ibps allow me to produce n.o.c at the time of joining if i get selected..?

    Reply
  173. akshat

    hello mam, i want to know wat kind of profile and package is offered through this ibps po interview

    Reply
  174. ajay

    hello mam

    I am currently selected for interview in ibps po 3.I was prevoiusly working at Punjab and Sind bank .I left the job on 14-11-2012 after working for 4 months.I have a relieving letter form Punjab and Sind bank.Currently I am unemployed .

    MY querry is whether I have to produce a WORK experience certificate or the

    relieving letter will do?

    Or shall i not be allowed to appear the interview in case I present the relieving letter?

    OTHER NECESSARY DOCS ARE GOOD.

    Please clarify.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Were you working in Punjab and Sind Bank as Clerk? Relieving letter sometimes is considered as proof of experience joined with Joining letter..But it is good to have experience letter

      Reply
  175. shashi

    maam i scored only cut off marks of 50 sc wt are my chances? hw should i prepare fr interview to get select i am a be graduate plz suggest me…..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No but you need some proof of your Degree.Provisional certificate will do for interview but you need to produce original certificate before joining.

      Reply
  176. aman

    hello maam,i hv scored 82 marks sc category in ibps po 3…wat are my chances and plz give some useful information regarding interviews

    Reply
  177. Bharath

    I have applied for IT officer scale 2, for that no domicile is required…
    My doubt here is if i get selected in one bank can i attend the interview of another bank?

    Reply
  178. Bharath

    Hey Thank u for the reply…
    I have one more doubt
    I am from Andhra, i have applied for Maharashtra grameena bank.
    1. if i get selected there do they take my original certificates?
    2.if so then can i attend the interview of AP grameena vikas bank ?
    Thanks in advance….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please check if domicile certificate is required? Also knowledge of local language is given preference.You can apply for AP grameena vikas bank

      Reply
  179. yogesh r

    I have got 3 gaps in my graduation(BE) also i have not scored good marks as i lost my link from studies. But I am not dumb student. I have been good at school. Also i am good with GK and have good habit of reading intellectuals. I am very much into science but my low score and gaps has restricted me from going into those job. I had been interviewed before where i failed to answer satisfactorily to the questions related to my career. Now I have cleared IBPS PO again and have interview on 3rd jan 2014. Can you help me out with some answers as i dont want to be dishonest and give fake answers.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You said you want to say the truth and do not want to give fake answers then please do so

      Reply
  180. saka srinivas

    Gud morning sir
    iam srinivas from hyderabad qualified for ibps po. my question is i have 3 years gap between my degree and MCA so if they ask about my year gaps how to i have react o this question. please reply sir

    Reply
  181. UDAY

    My actual date of passing is 28/08/2012 on which I was issued certificate for my backlog in 6th semester.By mistake I filled 06/06/2012 in application form which is my 8th semester date of passing. IBPS has given a cut off date 01/07/2013.Dates mentioned above are before the cut off date of IBPS.In such case Will it be a problem at the time of document verification?If so,What should I do to rectify my mistake?I have individual semester mark sheets and provisional certificate.Are they enough?Is Original degree certificate mandatory?Can I produce it after interview and before joining?

    Reply
  182. UDAY

    My actual date of passing is 28/08/2012 on which I cleared my backlog in 6th semester.By mistake i filled 06/06/2012 in my application form which is my last semester date of passing.Will it be a problem?I have provisional certificate only.I don’t have Consolidated marks memo and final degree certificate….What should I do?Any other document need to be submitted instead of final degree and Consolidated marks memo?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Document verification takes place before appearing for IBPS interview.Tell everything to IBPS person doing document verification..If your case is valid then they say you to write a letter stating that you will produce all the documents before joining.In case you fail to produce documents before joining then your job will be terminated.After this they can allow you the interview

      Reply
  183. manoj

    mem just help me & guide to to find the questions, i cant download the link , plz mem

    Reply
  184. Bharath

    I have given my DOB as 10-02-1988 instead of 11-02-1988 while applying for RRB…will there be a problem with this? Waiting for ur reply…

    Reply
  185. Bharath

    HI Esha,
    While applying for IBPS RRB i have given my DOB as 10-feb-1988 instead of 11-02-1988….will it be a problem? I scored 124 in IT scale 2…kindly reply please :-)

    Reply
  186. bipin human

    Meta ibps me 60 marks aya
    hai kya merit ban sakta jai obc hai
    Please
    Rep..

    Reply
  187. pankaj mehra

    My mba semester exam is clashing with my po interview i.e on 8 jan.. There’s no help from my college and I can’t afford to give back.. So I want to know will there will be more interview calls or this is the first and last one ?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      IBPS will not re schedule the interview try convincing the institute

      Reply
  188. sandeepshashank

    Hello Mam,
    I have a doubt regarding the Bio-data form and resume that we have to take for IBPS interview…. when are we getting this forms for interviews ??
    awaiting ur reply… thanks in advance

    Reply
  189. sangeetha es

    plz reply i got 64 marks in po3 written just above the cut off mark and i presently working in canara bank as a clerk whether i have a chance to be selected in interview bcoz my cut off is low.

    Reply
  190. Ankit Ahuja

    Maam,
    I have cleared IBPS PO written exam. At the time of exam, I was working in Bangalore so I filled my center as Bangalore. Now I have shifted to Delhi. My interview location has come as bangalore. I need to know the following::
    1) if I get selected in interview, will my joining come in Bangalore/ Karnataka region or near to my hometown (Punjab) or anywhere in India for that matter.
    2) Is choice of center linked with the final joining location.
    3) What is the process of allotting a bank for training after selection. WIll this interview be the final one and a bank will be alloted to me, or there will be seperate interviews for every bank whenever there is requirement in a particular bank.
    It will be very kind of you if you can resolve my queries.
    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      1) Region is not decided upon your interview location.
      2)No choice of center is not linked.More over as PO you might have to travel different places for training
      3)This is the final one there will not be separate interviews

      Reply
  191. MAYANK GALAV

    mam,
    my score is 76 in po 2013 that held in nov , and i got my interview on 11 jan 14 in bank of baroda jaipur , do i have a reasonable score and its my first attempt so please tell me some most banking topics that i must learn and understand by heart , so that i could get selected.
    thank you !!

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I have uploaded the banking question as well.Please download the documents from link shared in the post

      Reply
  192. Aman

    Mam I have completed BCA in 2008 and mba in 2011 nd now working in food corporation of india. The main problem is I didnt menntion my mba while filling the form nor I have mention abt fci reasom for not mentioning d fci is getting noc is impossible coz of ristricted permission for appearing competitive exams. Mam can I mention about my mba degree infront of intrview panel. I am worried coz concealed fact may be the reason fir rejection. Please help me mam if I do not mention about mba then its a huge gap of 5 years. Please guide mam. Please..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You should mention about MBA..What is problem in brining NOC from FCI?

      Reply
  193. kavya

    mam i have completed my graduation in 2013 itself and have’nt got my degree yet but i m having the provisional certificate. will it be okay if i m not having my degree during interview…??
    also please suggest what should i wear during the interview.. as i dont wear salwar suits.. so what else could be the option or should i wear salwar suit only???

    Reply
  194. Arun

    Ma’am,

    Thank you for your guidance on Interview…
    Please answer my following doubts
    1. Need I prepare my resume? this is coz there is no mention of Resume in documents to be produced
    2. Though I passed BE in the year 2005, I did not collect my degree but I have ‘Provisional Certificate’ (of having completed graduation) issued by College and by my University as well. Will these documents be a suitable substitute for Degree Certificate?

    Also, you mentioned of ‘an affidavit’ in your replies to other comments; so can this be of help to me?
    Thank you again…

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No Resume is not needed during Interview.But you should prepare it to get an idea of questions to be asked based on your personal and professional details shared with IBPS.Yes you can give interview based on these documents but do collect original certificate as you may need to show it before joining

      Reply
  195. Jagdev

    Hello mam
    I m jagdev and i hv qualified ibps po 3 .
    My main concern here is that i hv completed my mba in hr and i know the ques will arise why banking sector while mba done in hr . Kindly suggest me how to tackle with this ques . And my dad is branch manager in sbi so when they ask about my family background and i’ll tell them about my dad , doing so will provide me an upperhand ???

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Should you get benefit of that? I do not want to comment on this.What is some ones dad is zonal manager? Should the candidate be given preference for it? No.Having said that there is no harm telling about your parents if asked about it (or tell me about yourself).But do not expect any upper hand because of this

      Reply
  196. gdb

    mam i don’t have any proof of completing my graduation before 1st of july 2013…but i had appeared for my final exams in june 2013 and got the result on 28th june itself…but i can’t prove it as my provisional degree certificate says “july 2013″….will it be a problem in the ibps po III interview???

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      No it is not a problem you need to give written letter to IBPS interview person stating you will produce your original mark sheet before joining also carry your provisional certificate along with mark sheets

      Reply
  197. mohan

    i am a bsc graduate in chemistry hons. what would be the suitable answer of “what benifit a bank can get from chemistry”. And for what u are instred in bank po. Plz kindly answer this in my mail.

    Reply
  198. veena

    mam. m a bsc in biotechnology student and m really confused bout the answer of a question which commonly asked in interviews tat being a biotech student y u want to join bank..and m not able to prepare a better ans for it … i chosen banking cz i didnt get job as our college have no placement cell .. but this ans will surely go negative
    so plz mam help me… if possible plz reply me to my mail..
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I think saying the truth is right thing to do in your case and lack of jobs for Biotechnology is also a fact.There are few job with Pharmacy companies but that depends on market conditions.

      Reply
  199. gayatri

    hello ma’m i passed ibps po-III and i am graduated in BBA in the year 2009 and i don’t have any experience. so in interview what to say about this gap between 2009 to 2013?

    Reply
  200. aashi

    hello ma’m
    i scored 74(oc) in po3…I done my graduation as B.Tech(2011 passed out)… i joined a computer institute as faculty soon after my graduation but i left the job in july 2012 for bank exam preparation…so i want to ask you what would be the best answer regarding the gap of 1year and what are my chances?

    Reply
  201. Madhuri

    Hello Ma’m,
    I scored 65 marks in PO-III (Gen) Category..Just above cutoff.. I am a B.Tech Graduate 2008 passed out. I want to know
    1. What are the documents I need to produce at the time of interview? I applied online and Do I need my Application Form?
    2. What are my chances?
    3. Could you please tell me what is the Highest Score and how many are through approx?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please download the documents they contain all the information asked by you

      Reply
  202. neha sharma

    hello mam, im fiting court case against my university coz they are not giving my 2nd sem’s results due to no reason.. will this bother my interview??plz rply

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      This one is trickier Why they are not giving 2nd Sem results? Is there any reason of it

      Reply
  203. SOURABH

    Dear m’am,
    My B.TECH results were announced on the university website on 27th june,2013.But I will receive my original 8th sem marks card in January with a different date.Also on the provisional degree certificate the date mentioned is 15th July(Date of issue).So,what I did was I downloaded the provisional marksheet of 8th semester on 27th June from the university website and got it signed from the HOD of our department..So will IBPS accept this downloaded provisional markscard for proof of “Date of passing” or will I be rejected…Please reply..I have qualified PO 3 ….

    Reply
  204. abha

    hi maam,
    maaam i have gratuated in 2010.i was working in infosys but i could not pass the training successfuly.so i had to resign after 8 months.now i have cleared ibps po 3 .what should i say in the interview if they ask me the question”why you left infosys”?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Just say the truth backed by some excuse behind failure like you failed in first one and then in next step you had to clear both one this way number of papers kept piling up and time remained the same

      Reply
  205. SOURABH

    Dear ma’m,
    My B.TECH results were announced on the university website on 27th june,2013.But I will receive my original 8th sem marks card in January with a different date.Also on the provisional degree certificate the date mentioned is 15th July(Date of issue).So,what I did was I downloaded the provisional marksheet of 8th semester on 27th June from the university website and got it signed from the HOD of our department..So will IBPS accept this downloaded provisional markscard for proof of “Date of passing” or will I be rejected…Please reply..I have qualified PO 3 ….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes it will serve the purpose..They will ask you to write a letter stating that you will produce these documents before joining else your candidature will be cancelled before appearing for interview..Do carry all the documents

      Reply
  206. aditya verma

    Hello Esha,
    I am working in a top FMCG company of India,with two years experience, and have qualified for PO -3I have certain doubts:
    1-I don’t have my MBA degree but I Have my MBA marksheet.?
    2.I have my BSc marksheet but I don’t have Bsc degree.?what will be the procedure??
    3.I have scored 77 in obc category,how much I should get in interview for final selection?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You need to produce written undertaking that you will produce these documents before joining then you can appear for interview

      Reply
  207. Renuka

    hi mam
    is it important to hv our domicile at d time of documnt verification?

    Reply
  208. Renuka

    hi mam
    i want to know that is it importnt to have our domicile at the time of document verification?

    Reply
  209. Hemanta Boro

    Sir/madam I got 52 and I am from the ST category. Can I be sure of clearing this exam if I perform reasonably
    in the interview?

    Reply
  210. Arham

    Hello mam, I have a query related to required documents at the time of interview. Our final yr result was declared on 26 jun, 13.I have only a net copy of that, verified by college registrar in which date of passing was mentioned and a provsnl degree but not the original marksheet and degree. Is it enough for interview or I have to verified it from university…pls reply

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Do you have provisional certificate? You have to give written letter that you will produce these documents before joining else your candidature will be cancelled then they will allow you

      Reply
  211. Prashant Patel

    Hi,

    I have scored 65 marks in obc catogery and just crossed the cutoff. So if I prepare for interviews nicely…what are the chances of selection.

    Reply
  212. Aditya Gangele

    Hey Esha,
    I got 88 marks in the written IBPS PO exam..I have worked in Infosys for about 1.5 years..what could be the possible ques related my leaving of the previous job and wat is a good answer to that..my real reason was that I wanted to move to Govt sector..

    Reply
  213. vandana chahal

    hey esha, i could not download the interview questions nd the list of documents. kindly send the same on my email-id. plz

    Reply
  214. saja

    i have given bank preference while applying po 3 online… i had given the same randomly,because i was not aware about various banks at that time, now i feel to change that preference. is the same possible…please reply
    saja

    Reply
  215. mahesh

    hi…i got 65marks (obc catgry) in ibps po 3 n provisnly selctd fr intrvw..iam a btech graduate from eee…do i expect questns from eee subjects????wt shld be d crct ans for y banking aftr btec???how many vacancies n hw many membs qualifid dis year??is der any ratio to do reqrt(like 1:3 r 1:5)???rply as sn as psble…thnq

    Reply
  216. Sri

    Hi Madam,

    Thanks for this helpful site.I have completed MCA in 2009 and since then working in IT.I have MCA Markslist, but not have original MCA certificate with me.is markslist enough for interview or original certificate is mandatory.Please tell .I may not get original certificate from university immediately .

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you can not get it immeadiately then you need to give a written undertaking stating that you will produce it before joining

      Reply
  217. himanshu gupta

    hii, I hav cleared written exam by 78 marks in general category…what are my chances? And as I am from engineering field and 0f 2013 batch graduate how can I modify my cv so that it somewhat fits the banking sector….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      There is no need to make it fit just try to prepare for question why banking as PO after engineering not specialist officer exam?

      Reply
  218. Durba

    Mam
    I have got 71 marks in gen category. But i have limited knowledge of banking sector. How eill it affect my interview?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you have not performed well in interview then it will.Please download the questions and prepare them.

      Reply
  219. Piyush kumar

    I want to ask that is there any pattern in allotting an interview location based on the center I choose for the exam…
    I am asking this bcoz I was in haryana st the time of exam but now i am in Bangalore and if any chances are there that the interview location is not delhi but banglore…
    Thanks

    Reply
  220. Rahul

    Mam I Got 69 in GEN i have more than 2 year experience As an officer in Gramin bank and 2 year experience ac a clerk in PNB what r my chances

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Your experience will definitely help you..but Why are you leaving your current job?

      Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you perform well in IBPS PO interview then you have a chance

      Reply
  221. Vivek

    Hi Esha,
    I have got the score of 63(Gen) just above the cutoff of 61 for gen category for this year’s PO/MT III exam. I know the odds for clearing are low but can you please tell me how low, how much I have to work to catch up. I guess my profile will help a bit as I am working from 3.5 years in an IT company. Need some motivation for the last lap. :)

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Your IT experience might not be of great use here.Also the chances are slim as you are just above the cut off marks.But I would suggest you to prepare well for interview.The final merit list is prepared by taking written test marks and interview marks together.So do not count yourself out

      Reply
  222. smita

    hello maam,
    i have shortlisted for the interview my score is 52 from sc category and i am already working in a gov sector as a class 2 officer.. i am not sure if i shud mention my current position in my resume or not . kindly guide me so…

    Thanks & Regards

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      There is nothing wrong in mentioning that.Anyways please check if you have to produce No Objection Certificate as well.

      Reply
  223. saja

    respected mam,
    i have given bank preference while applying po 3 online… i had given the same randomly,because i was not aware about various banks at that time, now i feel to change that preference. is the same possible…please reply
    saja

    Reply
  224. abhi

    hi mam i got 66 marks in ibps p.o. III … please make it clear can i expect a post of p.o with these marks

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I have faced many questions of this type from candidates.My answer is Please prepare for interview without thinking too much about written marks.Interview does contain some marks as well.So prepare for that.If you think with these marks you have got the job you will not prepare for interview and bad interview can ruin your chances.On other hand if you think you have no chance then you will not prepare for interview and bad interview can ruin your chances.So do not think of all this and prepare well for interview

      Reply
  225. nk

    Mam,is there any specific date between which the OBC certificate must be issued for PO exam interview

    Reply
  226. Shikha

    Ma’am,
    I graduated in June 2013 (B.Tech in IT). I have joined an MNC now, and have just a month experience. What sort of questions may be asked in the interview for IBPS PO.? Will candidates senior in age to me be preferred.?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Will check the link but it should work non complains for other visitors.please try again

      Reply
  227. nancy

    I ve been shortlisted for po interview but I dont have payment receipt ma’am…what can i do nw?….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Payment receipt is important but you can appear for interview without it

      Reply
  228. nancy

    Hello Ma’m,
    I ve been shortlisted for po interview…My score will be around 70 or 80…Is there any chance for me to get selected (after interview)?….

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please concentrate on Interview without thinking about selection chances as it would either add nervousness or make you complacent

      Reply
  229. kavya

    hello maam…..
    mam i hv not dwnloaded the application form after challan payment…. nd nw the link is not available on the site…. i have heard that this applicatn frm is required during the interview….. is it true???
    nd if yes… then what should i do now???

    Reply
  230. kavya

    hello maam…
    mam i hv not downloaded the application form after challan payment…. nd now the link is not available on the site…. i have heard that this form is needed during the intervw….. is it true???? nd if yes then nw what should i do???

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Do you have Payment receipt with you..You can appear for interview without application form but IBPS score card and payment receipt are necessary

      Reply
  231. ritu

    Hello mam..
    I hv been shortlisted for the interview of po.. mam, i hv completed my be from ece ds year nly.. so.. wt to ans if asked y banking after technical

    Reply
  232. hethal

    hello madam,
    i am a btech graduate nd qualified cwe po 2013.
    my communication is not good nd i m wooried about my communication ,is communication required during the interview time.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes it is required..How will you convey your thoughts? You need not be too fluent or have British or American accent.The most important part is making them understand your thoughts..this is the main thing

      Reply
  233. Kanishka Swami

    hello mam, my name is shortlisted for interview for ibps poIII. I have a doubt will everyone get a call for interview or the one who scored high.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Those who have marks above cut off are only called for interview

      Reply
  234. Sri

    Hi Madam,
    Thank you for the useful information.I have worked in IT industry for 4 years and left the job after my maternity leave completed.Since 6 months am taking care of my baby and preparing for interview.what type of questions can I expect from interviewer.
    I will exceed the age limit and can not attend exam next year.Please help with your suggestions .Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  235. Vibhor

    hi,
    i got selected for the interview,but i know i have just cleared the cutoff. what is my chance of getting into any bank?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Do not think of this..Prepare for the interview and give interview for brighten your chances

      Reply
  236. js

    i have cleared ibps po exam..can u plz help me in guiding me for interview preparation..i have completed my engineering(ECE) last year..so there’s a gap of 1year..can u plz prep me how to answer to such questions asked in this situation like why a gap..why shifting from technical to banking line..n will there be technical que of my field..

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Just say the truth there is nothing to hide..Due to market conditions hiring in IT is on decline(recall recent HCL issue).As IT companies are major recruiter for ECE or other engineering branches this slowdown has impacted every one including you.So you have opted for banking exams ..As there is one centralized exam for recruitment you found this excellent opportunity for you..Also banking is good career as well

      Reply
  237. Anirban

    Hi,
    I am working in an MNC for last 2.5 years. But I have not mentioned that while applying for this job as I did not find my present job relevant to the banking job. Although I am planning to include my working experience details in my CV. Will the interviewer panel question on this ? And if yes, what should I say to defend myself as I have not done this to conceal amything.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      If you have applied for scale 1 then your experience does not matter.But you will face questions mentioned for experience candidates in the download documents

      Reply
  238. Yash Kumar

    Thanks for the valuable info mam.. I have just cleared the CWE PO 2013.. But now I am very confused about the preparation for interview.. I am taking coaching classed from a coaching institute, and I know that they will be arranging interview boot camps for the selected candidates.. Can u tell me will that be enough???? But Can U tell me How can I go about it???? Looking a for a reply very soon

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      I have written everything in above post.The preparation tips along with preparation method is mentioned.Also download the interview documents mentioned in the post

      Reply
  239. Tushar

    Hello mam,
    I have filled wrong % of my graduation in the application form of IBPS PO. I have cleared the written exam and has been shortlisted for interviews. Would I be facing any problem in the interview due to the same, if yes, then what can I do in this matter.
    Thanking you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      It would be great of you can mention your right and wrong %. Is there too much fluctuation?

      Reply
  240. MANOJ PRABHAKAR M

    I have wrongly entered my date of birth as 05-04-1989 but actual date of birth is 05-05-1989 I tot I have entered it correctly but wen I was goin through my application after result I was disappointed seeing I have wrongly entered . wil it create any problem during verification ? wil my application be rejected ? is there any documents that I need to produce to rectify it at the time of interview?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Your birth certificate or any age proof related document will do.You have not made major mistake as such (it is not a case of entering wrong year)

      Reply
  241. Tushar

    Hello Mam, thanks for these wonderful tips.
    I had done a mistake in filling my degree % in the application form. I have cleared the CWE- PO (Nov 2013), and have been shortlisted for interviews.
    Would I be facing any problem in the interviews? I f yes, then please suggest the remedy for this problem.
    Thank you in advance.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      if your real marks is too low then you might face problem else not

      Reply
  242. sapna gupta

    Hi, i m a commerce post graduate and i m currently doing my mba with finance and i hav passed my ibps po written exam what type of question are expected in interveiw.

    Reply
  243. Anu

    Hello,
    Your suggestions are really helpful.
    I am a B.tech graduate(2011), currently working in an MNC(2yr+ experience).
    I am earning good but i have to work in night shifts, which is troubling me. I have been shortlisted for interview.
    working in an MNC would be a problem?

    Please suggest.
    Thanks.

    Reply
  244. rahul vadhera

    Hello Madam,
    Please tell me the meaning of “you have provisionally shortlisted for the interview for IBPS PO III.”

    Reply
  245. vivek kr mahto

    This is vivek nd I m very excited about the bank po nd currently I m planing to appear for ibps but I m little bit confused becoz my dob is 20/01/1985 nd I m OBC categories is it the chance to get the opportunities in govt bank or should I leave preparation for bank po exam becoz I have read some of the bank cut off mark nd age limit plz guide me

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      In case of OBC (Non Creamy layer) you have 3 years relaxation in upper age limit.This year the upper age limit was 28 years (person born after 02.07.1985).So if you consider 3 year age relaxation it becomes (02.07.1982)

      Reply
  246. Rajeev Ranjan

    Hi,
    I am preparing quantitive aptitude from R.S.Agarwal book.
    Can you suggest books for English & Reasoning.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Any standard grammar book for English would be sufficient…RS agarwal for reasoning will also be beneficial..you can download the papers from above link for efficient practice

      Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      you can download the same using download link provided above

      Reply
  247. Naresh Gideon

    hi esha,

    I have written sbi po exm in hyd.Now I am planning to prepare for sbi po interview can u suggest me.

    Reply
  248. Esha Upadhyay

    @Naresj Gideon please download the documents attached in the post using download link in the post..they have all the details..in case of any additional queries feel free to revert back

    Reply
  249. Dev

    Hi Esha. i have my interview scheduled on tuesday so all of the preparation is done and just looking at some of the recent news and the things i have studied earlier. Can u give me some last time tips and suggestions.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Please read this article 5 things you must do before appearing for IBPS interview. Apart from that try to arrange a demo interview with friends or family just for practice and tell them to give honest feedback.Also prepare for introduce yourself and questions based on your profile.

      Reply
  250. amar

    Hello Madam , I have a score of 135 (SC) in IBPS-2, in IBPS-1 it was 131.I am B.Tech graduate (2004) with around 5 years years of experience in telecom sector.But from the last 3-4 years, i have been not working due to personal reasons.I have received the interview call.I just want to know what are my chances and in which area i need to prepare myself for the interview.Should i expect questions from my past experience , the job-gap or from the banking ?

    Please help..

    Amar.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes job gap will be a question (difficult one indeed) and you need to provide convincing answer for that…May I know IBPS 1 outcome (can you share questions asked in interview) you can use that experience this time by preparing answers

      Reply
      1. amar

        Actually i didn’t received interview call during IBPS-1.What would you say if we remove the gap thing( i think i can convince on that issue),i find it quite easy to answer questions related to me but not so confident with questions related to banking.Will my score be an issue ? I don’t think i have a good score.

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          Can you please share your answer for gap? Also rules have changed since IBPS 1 so be positive..for banking it is not tough to get some idea about common banking terms..they will not expect much knowledge of banking..but they may ask basic questions and also please prepare for questions based on your profile

          Reply
          1. amar

            Briefly i can tell you that ,I had to face very heavy marital problems.I tried to manage my professional life somehow ,but it was really very tough for me.Definitely if they asked me for details, i’ll tell.

          2. Esha Upadhyay

            If it is convincing then there is no problem going ahead with this answer

  251. Arul

    Hello mam… i have got 140 (GEN) n got ma interview on Jan 29. i am a sci post graduate completed in 2012. For the quest: “Y banking or PO after sci graduation”, the truth is, in my field i need to pursue Phd to settle well which will take 5more yrs n it will be hard.Also i need to help ma mom(earning hand) in supporting my family. these are genuine reasons. can i say this to d panel?is it satisfying? r wat els can i say?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      It is good enough reason…You should go ahead with this answer

      Reply
  252. Dharamveer

    hi.. i scored 164 (OBC) IBPS PO II. and I have I yrs and 2 month job experience in Big Bazaar as cashier . how I expect for this interview and what type of questions asked in the interview session and now i pursuing M com final year … what are my chances.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Congrats for good score..You have good chance of getting job in one of the bank..Expect few financial questions and question related to your Big bazaar job as well..You should prepare financial question very well and try to take interview in that direction (cashier is also a role in bank) so focus on that…

      Reply
  253. Anurag singh

    Hi…i scored 141(GEN) and got interview call in gen category..presently working as a software developer in a mnc….my score is low because i never prepared for such exam…what are my chances..

    Reply
  254. Siddharth Halder

    hi.i scored 139.SC category.I am a B.Tech graduate of 2011 with no work experience.I got interview call.What are my chances?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You have decent chance..Start preparing for interview and questions like Why after BTECH you want to join as IBPS PO.Also they may ask What you did for a year?

      Reply
      1. Siddharth Halder

        thanks.can then ask questions from my graduation subjects?

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          They can ask basic questions but not much as it is not related to PO profile

          Reply
          1. Siddharth Halder

            Thank you very much for sharing these informations :)

      2. Siddharth Halder

        Thanks for you reply.Can they ask questions from my graduation subjects?do they declare the no. of vacancies in various states category wise?

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          No for PO statewise vacancy is not declared but for clerk it is declared

          Reply
  255. Arjun Suri

    Hi I have 142 score in PO 2. OBC category. What are the chances of my selection. I have got an interview call.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Getting interview call is good news…please prepare for the interview well as it is the only hurdle you need to cross..you can also post your profile to get an idea of interview questions going to be asked

      Reply
      1. Arjun Suri

        One thing more mam. i completed my engineering in 2008 but did not join the job cos i was preparing for various competitive exams. So, will this b a negative aspect in interview. How should i answer them?

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          Yes this will be a negative point for you.Remember interview is of 15 mins (normally) so it is best to avoid this discussion in this period but they will ask you Why you did not look for any job after engineering? You could have joined any private firm etc and what others exams you appeared for..did you gave IBPS 1 etc….

          Please share these details so that I can frame answer for you

          Reply
  256. D.T.ramanuja charyulu.

    Hi my score is 141 general. I completed mca in 2008. what r my chances.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      It will be tough to get interview call.Last year candidates with in 140 to 145 range had tough time but with rules changed you might get outside chance but chances are very slim

      Reply
  257. sunil

    my score is 161 in general in ibps po2 but i have passed my graduation in 2003. from that year i am doing job as accountant so suggest me .

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      First and most difficult question for you is Why after 9 years you want to switch your career?
      Your previous experience will not be counted and you will be a fresher in PO role.You need to find a convincing answer to this question.
      161 is decent score expect interview call but please prepare for this answer.If your current salary is more than PO salary then again they will ask Why you want to join at less salary?But if it is less then you can say that as a reason of joining as PO

      Reply
  258. sunil

    my score is 161 in general in ibps po2 but i have passed my graduation in 2003. from that year i am doing job as accountant so suggest me .

    Reply
  259. Esha Upadhyay

    157 is decent score and you will get interview call after few banks have declared result.Are you first year MTech student or second year..?

    Interview is all about communication and dealing with some profile questions along with banking question as well.You need to prepare for questions like Why you want to join as Bank PO after doing MTech? Will you join us leaving your MTech? Banking questions like CRR,Repo rate and other common banking terms

    Reply
    1. Guest

      Thank you for your positive feedback.I am still pursuing my first year in Mtech.So,must I produce any permission letter from college?

      Kindly clarify.

      Reply
      1. Esha Upadhyay

        Do not mind just one question will you join bank after selection or continue with your MTECH? They will ask this question..Depending upon your response you need to take action.Also doing MTECH does not fall under job so no No objection certificate should be required.
        Having said that I will like to dig in more for you and come up with possible solution (but it depends upon your answer to first question)

        Reply
  260. Sarita

    Hi,
    Found your article helpful.
    My score is 157(gen).Is it a good enough score for selection?
    Currently pursuing M.Tech from NIT.Should I produce any document at the time of interview because of this?(as NIT is a govt. institute and MTech students are given a monthly stipend)

    Also please guide me as to how I must prepare for the interview.How much time should I allocate for interview preparation?

    Reply
  261. suresh

    i got 150(SC) what are my chances of getting selected, i am an MBA graduate and worked icici securities earlier,
    what questions i an expect.

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      You have good chances of interview call.Selection depends upon your interview and marks in 10th ,12th and degree as well.
      Your profile does matches Bank PO and with experience with ICICI bank you have advantage.
      Are you MBA in finance? They will ask you introduce yourself and also question like why you want to leave ICICI Bank (second largest bank of India) to join smaller bank?
      Are you ready to work in rural area?
      Expect few questions on Securities as well

      Reply
      1. suresh

        yes i am MBA graduate in finance and marketing……will there be any questions on urrent affairs……..

        Reply
        1. Esha Upadhyay

          It depends on panel but if current affairs questions are asked they will be basically from Banking perspective.Any Government decision or RBI decision impacting Bank etc.

          Reply
  262. hemant

    hello, i got 135 score in ibps po-2 from sc category. i am a arts graduate. will i get interview call?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes you will get the call so start planning and preparing for the interview..
      Interview is very important.You will have only 10 mins to showcase yourself.

      Reply
  263. raj

    hai sister i got 150 marks in ibps po2 cat:obc how is my chances to getting a job?

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Last year person getting 147 IBPS PO score (OBC) did not have enough interview chances..But rules have changed since so you might get a chance this year (may be in later bank interview announcements)

      Reply
  264. arshdeep singh aulakh

    i have got 163 marks in ibps po exam held in june 2012. is this a good score. i have done m.pharma and currently a asst. professer in college. plz guide me about interview

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Yes it is good score.You have chance of getting interview calls.The most important question to prepare for you is Why you want to become PO after doing masters in pharma?
      The interview is usually of 10 mins and this question is most significant one.
      Second important question is Tell me about yourself?
      You need to find a convincing answer for these question to brighten your chances

      Reply
  265. arshdeep singh aulakh

    i have got 163 marks in ibps po exam held in june 2012. is this a good score

    Reply
  266. Riya

    Hi…I have score 173 (PO) n general category; i am a science graduate and worked in call centre earlier. how and what should i prepare for PO interview

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Your score is pretty good and you will get interview calls.
      Are you planning to show your call center experience?You should prepare for below questions
      1.Having graduation in science why you want to join as PO?
      2.Common banking terms like CRR,Repo rate.
      3.Why you want to change your current job?
      4.Introduce yourself.

      Reading about common banking terms will do the job.

      Reply
  267. sharad

    Hi..I have score 140(PO) n obc category; may I get inn for intetview? Plz suggest me some qstion likely to b ask besides my native states n my gratuation in zoology… sharad

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      Most important question would be Why you want to join as probationary officer (Commerce line to say at least) after doing graduation in Zoology (completely different line).

      140 will be bit tough but with new rules placed by IBPS you might have a outside chance.Last year a candidate with 147 OBC did not get chance for first eight months.

      Reply
  268. Garima

    Hi i have scored 139 on the ipbs exam june 2012
    N i hv an experience of working with mnc of around 3 yrs
    Could u plz guide.
    Wil i get any call??

    Reply
    1. Esha Upadhyay

      it is tough with 139 marks..You may get chance later in the year (if lucky)

      Reply