IBPS SO Call Letter 2017 Download @ www.ibps.in for Interview | Questions, Preparation and Experience

IBPS SO Call Letter 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is now conducting recruitment for Specialist Officer (SO) posts for about 20 public sector banks. Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Interview are the three rounds of selection which candidates should overcome to acquire SO posts. The first and second round of selection has been over and the results were also declared. Candidates who holded valid admit cards issued by IBPS are only allowed to participate in prelims and main exam. Similarly for participating in interview round of selection, IBPS will issue call letters to eligible aspirants. Do you want to know how to get this IBPS SO Interview Call Letter 2017? Or, do you want to know about the most frequently asked IBPS SO Interview questions? Answers for your questions are available on following paragraphs. Just go through it.

IBPS SO Call Letter 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name IBPS CWE SO VII Exam 2017 Exam Type Objective
Information IBPS SO Call Letter 2017 Exam Phase  Prelims & Mains
Exam Date Jan 2018 Exam Mode Online
Authority IBPS Official Site www.ibps.in

IBPS SO Call Letter 2017

IBPS is a self governed organization that provides services of conducting recruitments for banking or financial institutes, based on their requisition. Now for filling more than 4000 vacancies of IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer in about 20 public sector banks, IBPS is conducting this Specialist Officer recruitment.

As per new decisions taken by authorities, first preliminary exam has been conducted on December 2017 and aspirants who secured high marks in prelims exam are invited for the main examination scheduled on 28th January 2018. Results for the main exam have been announced on February 2018. Only those who had scored above the minimum cut-offs set for main examination are now going to be invited for the personal interview.

IBPS SO Call Letter 2017 will be issued to those aspirants only. Candidates can notice the following particulars in that call letter.

  • Time of Interview
  • Date of Interview
  • Centre of Interview
  • Address of Venue

Frequently visit the official website of IBPS after main exam, to know details of this call letter. The tentative date for download of call letter and interview are given on below table.

Particulars Dates
Call Letters can be downloaded on February/ March 2018
Date of Interview February/ March 2018

How to Download IBPS SO Call Letter 2017?

IBPS SO Call letters will be issued to candidates through official website of institute only. In any situation, the call letters will not be sent through post. Aspirants have to enter correct details like Registration/ Roll Number and Password/ Date of Birth (dd-mm-yy format) to open the call letter page in website. Otherwise, even if candidates are eligible to attend interview they will not get call letter. The step-by-step guidelines to download call letter without any mistakes are given below.

  • Open the website page ibps.in.
  • Click the “CWE-VII SO Call Letter” link that is moving in homepage.
  • Or, go to CWE SPL section and hit the relevant call letter link.
  • A new page will open by asking candidate’s register/ roll number and password/ date of birth.
  • Enter those details correctly and press “Submit/ Login”.
  • If you are eligible to attend interview, your IBPS SO Call letter will display.
  • First save the call letter and then download

Only for particular time span the call letter downloading link will be available in IBPS website. So don’t waste your time and download your call letter immediately when link is active.

Reference Links
Click here to download IBPS SO Call Letter www.ibps.in

IBPS SO Interview 2017

A person who is going to appear for interview must know about the important things that will be noticed by interviewers first. They are,

  • Dress code (Men in formal dress and ladies in salwar/ saree).
  • Asking permission before entering interview room.
  • Smiling at the interviewers and wishing them (Good morning/ afternoon/ evening).
  • Being confident and maintaining eye contact.
  • Sitting relax and explaining answers to questions in a clear way, etc.

Things to be taken at the time of Interview: Along with IBPS SO Call letter 2017, contestants have to fetch their original as well as attested photocopies of following documents with them. Otherwise aspirants will not be interviewed.

  • Educational Qualification certificates & marksheets
  • Experience certificate (if any)
  • Caste certificate
  • No Objection certificate (if any)
  • Printout of submitted Online Application Form
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Photo Identity Proof and
  • Other necessary eligibility proving certificates

IBPS SO Interview Questions:

A panel of 4 to 5 members will interview the candidates. The panel members will be bank authorities and IBPS has no role in interviewing contestants. About 20 public sector banks are participating in this recruitment andso the panel of interviewers varies based on banks. Some of the questions that were asked on previous years for IBPS SO Interview are tabulated down.

Frequently Asked IBPS SO Interview Questions
General Questions:

  1. Introduce Yourself/ Tell me about yourself?
  2. Questions on hobby and extra curricular activities.
  3. Questions related to your family.
  4.  Why you want this job after doing above degree?
  5.  You will leave this job after getting better opportunity?
  6. Have you applied for other jobs as well?
  7.  Why are you leaving your current job?
  8. Do you want to join Banks for Job security?
  9.  Are you willing to relocate to different places?
  10. Do you know IBPS specialist officer job profile?
  11. Why do you want to join banking sector?
  12. Why are you interested in joining our bank?
  13. What is a bank?
  14. RBI and its functions
  15. Types of Bank & Loans
  16. What is KYC?
  17. What is Non Performing Assets?
  18. Difference between Cheque & Demand Drafts.
  21. What is Mutual Fund?
  22. What you know about Capital & Money Market?
  23. Banking Headquarter and Taglines
  24. Budget (tax alab, fixed deficit)
  25. What is Repo rate and Reverse Repo rate?
  26. What is CRR, SLR, TDR/ STDR?
  27. Questions related to latest Government Schemes.
  28. Normalization & its Types
  29. How is your professional knowledge useful for our organization?
  30. Difference between online and Mobile Banking?
  31. What is call money and prime lending rate?
  32. Tell me about SAFRAESI Act?
  33. What are your views about GST?
  34. Tell me about Banking law amendment bill?
  35. Tell me about Anti Rape law?
  36. What do you know about NPAs of banks?
  37. What is Aadhar Card?
  38. Difference between credit and debit card?
  39. How will you handle the stressful situation while dealing with the public?

IT Officer:

  1. There is no on-site opportunity in Banks but there is on-site opportunity in IT. So why you want to leave IT job and join Banks?
  2. Proxy server, Deadlock
  3. Virus and its types
  4. How can debit or credit card be made 100% secure?
  5. Tell about various methods in OOPS with example?
  6. How will you manage redundancy and different anomalies, explain with example?
  7. What is MIS?
  8. What is the role of IT Officer in banks?
  9. Why bank need an IT Officer?

Agriculture Field Officer:

  1. Questions of Farming & Soil Types
  2. Questions of Crop Varieties
  3. Questions on Cattle Fisheries
  4. Irrigation related questions

Marketing Officer:

  1. Questions of sales & marketing.
  2. Questions related to marketing conditions & strategies.
  3. Questions related to marketing promotions.
  4. How will you handle a customer.
  5. Questions about banking products, etc.

HR Officer:

  1. Employee relation related questions.
  2. What are the methods of performance appraisal, explain?
  3. Questions related to behavioural techniques, etc.

Law Officer:

  1. Questions related to banking and financial sector rules.
  2. What is the role of law officer in a bank?
  3. Questions related to translation works.

Rajbhasha Adhikari:

  1. What is the job of the official language officer of bank?
  2. What do you want to do for the bank?

The minimum qualifying marks fixed for interview round of selection based on category are tabulated below.

Particulars Marks
Interview 100 marks (total)
Minimum qualifying mark for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD categories 35%
Minimum qualifying mark for other categories 40%

IBPS SO Interview Experience

In previous IBPS SO recruitments, some of the candidates who had participated in interview round of selection had shared their interview experience in various websites.

According to the details shared by them, first contestants are asked to submit their documents for verification. Individuals whose documents are clear are next called inside interview room, after sometime.

Most of the candidates who had appeared last few years said that, first interviewers started asking questions related to hobbies, strengths, weakness, etc. Next to that, questions from previous working experience (if any), current affairs and banking sector are asked by panel members.

Nearly for 10 to 15 minutes candidates are interviewed and after that the panel members ask them to leave. Some of them told, they expected positive results and others said that is was a bad experience.

Tips to crack in upcoming IBPS SO Interview:

Leadership skills, banking sector knowledge, communication and ability to handle pressure etc. are the major qualities which interviewers will check. So go prepared for interview by gaining proper knowledge about banking sector, current affairs, professional knowledge, etc.

On interview date, reach the venue atleast before 10 minutes. Submit all requisite documents for verification and wait patiently till authorities call you inside interview room.

Interviewers will watch you while entering inside room itself (especially your personality, respecting mentality and behavior). So before entering room ask permission and walk-in with self confidence.

When the panel members ask you to take your seat, sit in the chair. Don’t get panic and sit comfortably.  As like other recruitments, interviewers will ask your self introduction first. Keep an eye-to-eye contact and answer them properly what you are trying to say.

One of the notable thing is: if you don’t know answer for a question, don’t get tensed and be frank to say “Sir/ Mam I don’t know”. When they say “You may Leave”, get up and leave the room politely by saying “Thank You”. All the best for your success!

Note: Aspirants can get details about the IBPS SO Interview call letter and frequent questions that are asked in previous SO interviews from above section. To know more, keep in touch with our website.

Updated: 2017-07-31 — 10:09 am

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