Name : Salomi.S (Shylucharm)
Venue : IOB Regional office, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
Date and time : 21 Jan, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Qualification : M.Sc Microbiology
Panel : Panel 3 (There were 3 M & 1 F members in the panel)
Panelists order : F M1 M2(chief) M3
Interview Duration : 7 to 10 min
Bio metric and Document Verification
I reached the venue at 8:10 AM. By the time candidates were standing in queue for bio metric verification. It got over at 9:00 AM. After completing it, we went to the 2nd floor for document verification. There were 23 members in my panel (2 were absent) and I was 17th among them. Document verification took nearly two and a half hours and by 11:15 AM I was sent downstairs to the place where interview was going on along with few other candidates. Outside the interview hall we were waiting for our turn. Around 12:30 PM my turn came n I went inside. I wished them n they offered me d seat. I thanked n sat down.
One among the 4 who appeared to be the chief asked me where I am from, then my qualification. As soon as I said M.Sc Microbiology, the chief (M2) and M3 looked at M1 with a nod and a smile. I
They started asking questions related to my subject:
M2: Tell me some of the subjects you have learnt in your graduation.
What are GM crops? Give me examples.
What is your opinion about using GM crops? (As there are certain issues regarding it)
Who is the largest producer of GM crops?
M3: Types of plant diseases.
How do you treat those diseases?
Disease of coconut
M1: Father of Genetics.
Laws of Genetics
Types of banks based on operation, based on origin with examples. (like example of Foreign bank-citibank)
What is PSL? What is the Percentage contribution by commercial banks?
What is Rupay card? (ques asked by Female member)
After all these the chief asked me "Do u read newspaper daily?" I said YES Sir!! "Did you read it today or in the last few days?" I said Yes sir!! He said " Okay fine let me ask u the final question, What is the reason for reduction in the money value? For this I first stumbled saying blah blah details and they helped me n finally I said the point they were expecting " More Imports than Exports".
Overall my performance was average. I couldn't answer around 3 questions. But they were very friendly and casual. At times they even helped me with my answers. At last the chief said Good!! n wished me good luck for my result.
Make sure that you have photocopies of all the originals you carry with you. Dont forget the provisional certificate, final marksheet and degree certificate.Read Newspaper before you go to the interview. Have a glance at your subject(at least basics). And if you have any work experience, be completely aware of your sector. There were some candidates already working as Assistants in banks and they were asked in depth questions from banking. If you have cleared any other exams like Insurance you may also be asked questions related to insurance. Go with the confidence and never let the fear take over you.
All the best!!