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Bank PO Interviews IBPS CWE /SBI: Sample Questions

By: Amit,      Update:13 Jan 2013

IBPS is organizing CWE recruitment test for bank PO in PSU Banks and RRBs. SBI is also conducting separate recruitment test for employment in State Bank of India.

Bank PO aspirant successful candidates who have cleared IBPS CWE or SBI written exam have to participate in interview for final selection. There is a keen competition amongst written exam successful candidates because of the sheer number. For well preparation for the interview some basic information about interview is required.


Candidate called for interview will be asked to get their documents checked related to ID, Address Proof, Date of Birth, Educational Qualifications etc. and then he/she is asked to present before 2 or 3 persons interview panel.    


Bank PO Interview questions are normally related to HR and Banking.  


HR (Human Resource) related some important questions usually asked by interview board:


1.    Tell me about yourself

2.    Tell me about your family

3.    In case, if you are the only daughter/son in your family, will your parents allow you to work anywhere across India?

4.    What are your strengths and weaknesses?

5.    Don’t you think you are over qualified for this position?

6.    Why you have opted banking service instead you have other technical qualifications?

7.    Why did you leave your previous company/organisation?

8.    Why do you want to work here?

9.    Have you applied for any other banks?

10.  What do you know about your bank?

11.  Have you applied to other areas apart from banking?

12.  Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

13.  If you are female – Being a girl, if you are posted in unsafe place like Assam, will you continue to work with us?

14.  Did you prepare for the interview? What did you prepare? (questions will be asked from what you prepared)

15.  Have you attended any bank interviews before?

16.  Do you have any questions for us?


Banking related Technical Questions which can be asked in a bank interview are -


1.    What do you mean by Bank?

2.    What is Financial Inclusion?

3.    What do you know about BASEL norms

4.    What is CAR? (Capital Adequacy Ratio)

5.    What is the current CRR and SLR?

6.    What do you mean by any where banking?

7.    What is microfinance?

8.    Repo Rate and Reverse Repo rate?

9.    What is SEBI?

10.  What is inflation and deflation?

11.  What is mutual fund?

12.  What is IMF?

13.  What is third party products and how banks related?

14.  Do you have account in bank? Which type and in which bank? Why?

15.  Differences you see in a private and public bank.

16.  What is banks nationalization and when nationalised in India?

17.  What is banking reforms?

18.  Why central registry introduced and why?

19.  What is forex?

20.  What is Bank rate?

21.  Have you heard about KYC? What is KYC?

22.  What is CIBIL?

23.  Explain role of banking regulator in India with regulator organization name?

24.  What is mobile banking?

25.  Have you heard Banking Regulation Act, RBI Act and N. I. Act?


Always keep in mind that all the questions asked during the interview are equally important, so present yourself with full concentration and do not take casual.


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