Tell me about yourself:
This is one of the most common but very important asked questions in interviews. Therefore
you need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Try to cover a brief about you which
may include your background, qualifications, experience (if any), your
family and your career
objective which may include that why you are looking for entering into this sector. Practice this
question among your friends to master over it. Talk about things you have done and jobs you
have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back
and work up to the present.
Common Questions For Interview
Why do you want to enter banking?
You need to talk about Banking. Your answer can have following bulleted points.
Banking is a fast changing environment and with the advent of new technologies and
products scope for learning is much more now.
Retail banking is now very competitive – from telephone banking, retailers and etc
Banking is thus now largely sales driven.
You can talk that banking offers a wide range of career opportunities for graduates – not
just in branch banking but also in financial services, consultancy and corporate banking.
What significant trends do you see in the future in Banking Industry?
This is your chance to shine. You will be fully familiar with the economic situation and
development in the banking industry to tackle such questions. Development which have recently
taken in the banking industry, monetary policy, how the industry has evolved in last few years
and what is the future alike etc. are the areas which you should prepare.
What do you know about this organization?
This question is one reason to do some research on the organization before the interview. Find
out about the performance of the bank in which you are appearing for the interview. What are
the strong and weak issues of the bank and how they are performing on financial parameters in
the industry? Who are the major competitors and what action bank should take to tackle
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization or why should we select you for
This is another very good question which will give you an opportunity to impress the board. It
gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed.
Talk about your strong points, qualifications, analytical skills etc. to highlight that how can you
be an asset to the bank. Please bear in mind that you have already cleared the hurdle of the
written part so don’t ever think that you cannot be an asset. The bank has already tested your
analytical abilities and they are now just looking for how you respond to such question.
What is your greatest strength?
Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize,
Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on
projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude etc.
Do you think you are overqualified for this position?
Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well qualified for the position.
Best Of Luck!!!!!