Name of the Candidate: Tamanna Saroya [Cleared IBPS PO in 1st Attempt]
: Dena Laxmi Building, Dena Bank, Ahmedabad
: 30th January 2019
: 1:00 PM (Panel 2)
The panel consisted of 4 male and a female member.
I knocked on the door and asked if I could come in. As soon as I entered, one of the panelists welcomed very cheerfully.
: Hello Ms. Tamanna!! How are you? Please have a seat.
: Thank you, sir. (Greeted all other panelists)
: So…Tamanna..you have completed your graduation in Tamil Nadu and now you are living in Ahmedabad. So tell me what differences have you seen between Tamil Nadu and Gujarat?
: There are a lot of differences sir. From infrastructure to culture, everything is different. (Told a few points and then he stopped me)
: But your name is not a south-Indian name. Why is that so?
Me: That is because my native is Haryana but I have lived in Tamil Nadu for a very long time.
: You have attended PO interview before. I have seen you in one of the previous interviews.
: No, Sir. Maybe you are mistaking me for someone else. This is my first IBPS PO interview. I have attended the Indian Bank PO interview though….which was held in the month of December.
: So you are quite sure you want to join the banking sector?
: Yes Sir! (with a confident smile)
: You have completed your engineering degree with good grades. Why didn’t you opt for a career in the engineering field? Didn’t you get select in campus? Why did you want to join banking in particular?
: No sir. I got selected in the very first company in my college. But I never wanted to enter the field of engineering. It was not my choice. But I had no other options than to do engineering. Then I came to know about banking exams from my hostel mate. I did a small research about the sector and it interested me.
: Ms. Tamanna, do you know that bank PO is one of the hectic jobs? It is not just a 10–5 job. Are you aware of that?
: Yes Sir. I am totally aware of this.
: You are saying so because now you do not have a family. Will your answer be the same after you get married?
: Sir, there are a lot of women who handle their families well while going for a job. I understand that merely stating this is easy and it is quite hard to balance both as a working woman and as a housewife. But I am quite confident that I will perform my duties well.
: (Smiling) Points out the female panelists to ask something.
: You have completed engineering, right? Can you tell me the difference between an AND gate and an OR gate? Assume that you are teaching it to a 4th or 5th std student who has no idea about gates.
: Explained well.
: Manna padega…Engineering bahut mann laga kar padhi hai! (Must say, you have done engineering with great interest)
: Okay..before leaving…tell me a sentence in Gujarati.
: Said. Thanked all the panelists with a smile.
Lessons I learnt from the interview:
• Be confident.
• Try to be as truthful as possible because the questions arise from the answers you have given.