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With the many agencies our there, why do you want to work for us? How would you describe your work ethic? What kind of preparation did you do for this interview? Do you think that you are a leader? If yes, give us an example. How you ever spoken to a large group of people? How large? Tell us about it. What honors have you earned in your life? Why do you want to be a police officer/sheriffs officer/corrections officer/Special Agent/State Trooper/Parole Officer/Probation Officer/, etc. What have you done to prepare for this position? What skills do you have that would benefit our agency? What are your greatest strengths for this job? Limitations? What traits are needed by good law enforcement officers? What appeals most to you about entering law enforcement? In what ways would our agency benefit from hiring you? What do you offer that your competition for this position cannot? If hired, where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? How would you rate your communication skills and what have you done to improve them? Which is more important to you, money or satisfaction? Define success. Everyone has prejudices. What are some of yours? Everyone has certain likes and dislikes. What kind of people do you like? Dislike? How are you in dealing with stressful situations? Give an example. If hired, describe what kind of officer you would be. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. What are some of yours? What would you most like to accomplish if you had this job? Give us three examples of what would make you leave this job? What do you consider to be your greatest achievements to date? Explain. What kind of problems have people recently called on you to solve? Tell us what you have devised. What was your most difficult decision in the last six months? What made it difficult? Describe your most significant success & failure in the last two years. How would you describe your ability to deal with conflict? Explain. What is the largest difficulty you ever had with a supervisor? How did you resolve the conflict? Describe the best job you've ever had. Describe the best supervisor you've ever had. Which is more important: creativity or efficiency? Why? Are you good at delegating tasks? Explain. What books have you read in the past year? To what magazines do you subscribe? What are you top three television shows? To which newspapers do you subscribe? Growing up, who were some of your role models? Who are some of your influences today? What approach do you take in getting your people to accept your ideas or department goals? Do you feel you work more effectively on a one to one basis or in a group situation?

His clients will come from a variety of backgrounds. he or she needs to have good communications skills. 49. What do you know about our bank? Tell us about our bank logo. Mature and Confident • The probation officer will need to remain calm in each situation he comes across. What kind of writing have you done? For a group? For an individual? 46. He needs to relate well to everyone. What do you think about your computation. Explain the functions of a clerk. She needs to know basic office and computer skills. field visits and supervisory programs? 56. How do you review the uploaded record shelves? How do you secure the sensitive data of high profile customer details? 59. paperwork needed and what each client needs to have accomplished by that date. He needs to be approachable so they feel comfortable coming to him when they need to. Have you ever had something you wrote published whether it be an editorial. Do you think that you can handle the courtroom procedures of our bank? 57. Please state any three weakness and strengths of your candidature. How do I rate as an interviewer? What about the rest of the panel? Sample Probationary Officer Interview Questions: 48. conferences. quarterly and annual statistical performance repost of bank staff? 58. Nonjudgmentalness. article. The probation officer will need to listen to the people in his care. The officer will need to keep track of where each probation case is in respect to court dates. Calm. What strategy do you follow to plan the official activities. analytical and decision making skills? How do these skills can benefit this financial institution? 55. cashier and bank manager. explain the routine duties & job functions of this job position. She needs to gather information on each of her cases and organize the findings into a coherent report.45. 52. and he'll need to make them aware of his authority in a caring and compassionate manner. 54. 51. He needs to diffuse dangerous . As a probationary officer. Why do you want to work with our bank? Do you want to join this bank from good salary and a lot of facilities? 50. What approach do you adopt to communicate with the department heads and divisional officer for taking some necessary legal assistance? Good Communication Skills. Discuss the trait of a good probationary officer. or other writing? 47. An officer needs to be able to talk with a parolee without judging or coming across as if he is. How does our bank different from other competitors? What is the current condition of our bank in the market? 53. Computer and Report-Writing Skills • The job of the probation officer involves overseeing a large amount of paperwork and files. and Good Listening Skills • Because a probation officer works with so many different types of personalities. What is your method to prepare and submit the monthly.

224 urban centres. Integrity. Oommen Kurian. He'll need to handle cases like that with maturity and confidence. She needs to be alert to assess threats and deal well with stress. Kavumbhagam Mundapallil Lukose. He'll need to work well with officers of the court.[1] History In the year 1931. She'll need to watch for signs of substance abuse. Others in a house or neighborhood could step in to cause a problem. What is your opinion? They wanted five single wordshonesty -integrity -patience -good comm/writing skills -adaptability federal Bank Limited (NSE: FEDERALBNK. Kerala. 384 semi-urban locations and 87 rural areas ). She also needs to be aware of her surroundings and the people nearby. bought the bank and took over the management. near Tiruvalla.situations if a parolee or person on probation gets out of hand. LSE: FEDS) is a major Indian commercial bank in the private sector.P. I was asked what I thought the most valuable characteristics of a probation officer were. headquartered at Aluva. they moved the bank's registered office to Aluva and Hormis became the Managing Director. co-workers and others in his office.Many deadlines Dedicated. and the people he represents when dealing with them in their homes or at court. and while working in his office Organized. his brothers Oommen Chacko. Effecient. As of December 31 2011 it has 832 branches spread across 24 states in India and 803 ATMsaround the country(across 108 metro centres. He needs to operate with integrity in all situations. Observant and Alert • Because each situation has the potential to become volatile. Oommen George and also another person from Tiiruvalla.The bank is planning to expand its branch network to 1000 by march 2012. a lawyer from Perumbavoor named Sri K. Oommen Varghese was the Chairman and Oommen Chacko the Manager.Many of your "clients" will be scum Energized. The 14 founders included Sri Vengal Varuttisseril Oommen Varghese.I had 130 cases with no support staff. He'll need to be diligent in following procedure in all situations. Travancore Federal Bank was inaugurated at Vengal Varuttisseril atNedumpuram. from court appearances to visits with his clients.Lots of long days Detail Oriented- During an interview. [2] . the probation officer needs to be aware of her surroundings and the mental state of the person she's working with. In 1947. Understanding this situation. BSE: 500469. and others. After it had functioned for nearly 10 years.Hormis and his acquaintances joined together. Kochi. Being a Team Player and Following Procedure • The probation officer needs to be above reproach.the bank's name was shortened from Travancore Federal Bank to Federal Bank. In 1945. Kerala. At times he'll need to refer the case back to court. the bank's day to day transaction had to be stopped due to the ill-health of the Manager.

 On 24 August 2010. the Cochin Union Bank in Thrissur. and the Alleppey Bank in Alappuzha.In 1970. the bank became a Scheduled Commercial Bank. The bank had a network of 32 branches and its operations were concentrated in Sangli and Kolhapur in Maharashatra and Belgaum in Karnataka. Maharashtra. The company ended the year with over 300 Cr in premiums as on 31 March 2009.[4] The tickets for KTK's home matches will be sold through Federal bank branches and their website • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Savings Bank Current Accounts Loans Deposits Debit-Cards Funds Transfer Inward Remittance Online Bill Collection Bank Guarantee Cash Management Demat Accounts Federal Pure Gold Gilt Accounts Mutual Fund Safe Deposit Lockers ASBA Visa Bill Payment MasterCard SecureCode Verified by Visa Online Tax Payment Mobile Banking. of which Federal Bank owns 26 percent. it acquired the Marthandom Commercial Bank in Thiruvananthapuram. it acquired the St. Federal Bank had 20 branches in Maharashtra.  ]Sponsorships Federal Bank. It acquired the Chalakudy Public Bank in Chalakudy. Federal Bank entered into a joint venture with IDBI Bank and Fortis Insurance International to form IDBI Fortis Life Insurance. Established in 1920. the bank embarked on a series of acquisitions that would substantially increase its size. it opened a representative office in Dubai[3]. Ganesh Bank had its headquarters at Kurundwad. Federal Bank acquired Ganesh Bank of Kurundwad after the Reserve Bank of India suspended the bank.  In 1968.will be the principal sponsor of Kochi Tuskers Kerala .  In 1965.George Union Bank in Puthenpally. rejuvenated as IDBI Federal Life Insurance with Aegas of Belgium. Prior to the merger. ]Acquisitions and Mergers In 1964. Recently.  In 2006.FedMobile Internet Banking-FedNet .  In March 2008. IDBI Fortis.

He joined Federal Bank after having worked with leading multinational banks in India and overseas across Middle East. . Khan Mr P C John Managing Director & CEO Chairman of the Board Director Director Director Director Director Mr. where he was responsible for strategy. Shyam Srinivasan Mr P C Cyriac IAS ( Retd) Mr Suresh Kumar Prof. Shyam Srinivasan has taken charge as the Managing Director & CEO of the Bank with effect from 23rd September 2010.Board of Directors Mr. the largest foreign bank in India. where he has gained significant experience in retail lending.Y. Before joining Federal Bank.000 people. Shyam Srinivasan Mr P C John Mr Abraham Chacko Mr T S Jagadeesan Mr Girish Kumar Ganapathy Managing Director & CEO Executive Director Executive Director Chief General Manager Company Secretary 123456 Mr Shyam Srinivasan Managing Director & CEO Shri. development and management of the Bank's Consumer Banking Business spread across a large network of branches in India employing over 6. India and South East Asia. M. Shyam Srinivasan was with Standard Chartered Bank. Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey Director Key Management Personnel : Mr. Abraham Koshy Dr T C Nair Dr. wealth management and SME banking.

The Bank also received all three Excellence Awards for Best Branches and the award for the Best Branch Managers among Traditional Private Sector Banks in Kerala. January 2006: Federal Bank becomes the first traditional bank to successfully issue GDR. The ‘Great Mind Challenge’ award Federal Bank has won the ‘Great Mind Challenge’ award for implementing the most innovative solution for business. Federal Bank has been ranked Number One in Efficiency and in Financial Strength when compared to other Indian Banks. Shyam Srinivasan is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management. the green shoe option of 2 million GDR was also fully subscribed.Prior to that. at a function held in Hyderabad. Tiruchirapally.11. This is yet another unique feature being enabled by the solution. innovative and ease of use corporate website. Financial Strength was calculated on the basis of Capital Adequacy Ratio and Non performing assets. While the issue of 18 million Global Depository Receipts realised $71. The award winning software was developed and implemented within a record time of four months. NRI customers can remit money to their account in Federal Bank or to other Banks in the quickest possible time. Federal Bank Corporate website outscored the Industry Average as well as the WebAward Average (take me to Webaward page) The IDRBT award The Banking Technology Excellence Award for the year 2010-11 in the category “IT for Internal Effectiveness” among small banks was conferred on Federal Bank by the IDRBT. Excellence Award The Excellence Award for “Second Best Bank” among Traditional Private Sector Banks in Kerala .2009) on various parameters.. An NRI customer can even remit money to India by logging to the internet banking facility of Foreign Banks.46 million. This facility is extensively being used by more than 40 Foreign Banks and Exchange Houses. Federal Bank is the first Bank in India to receive the award.Federal Bank has won Webawards for the "Bank Standard of Excellence (2010)" declared by the Web Marketing Association on 15th Sept 2010 for its content rich. Web Awards The WebAwards is the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. Shri. he was Country Head of Standard Chartered Bank's Consumer franchise in Malaysia where he focused on broad-basing the revenue streams and delivered significant increase in profitability while developing a strong team of local professionals. Economic Times Intelligence Group Survey The Economic Times Intelligence Group has conducted a comparison of Indian Banks (ET Investor’s Guide dated 23. Business per Employee and Return on Assets. The solution is being used by the Bank primarily for international remittances. The . bringing in a total of $80 million to the bank.constituted by the State Forum for Banker’s Clubs Kerala. This award is being introduced by IBM for the first time in India for business development initiatives. Kolkata and Regional Engineering College. Efficiency was calculated on the basis of Net Interest Margin. The recognition came for its recently released corporate website from the Web Marketing Association. The Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology [IDRBT] was established by the Reserve Bank of India in 1996 as an Autonomous Centre for Development and Research in Banking Technology. He has completed a Leadership Development Program from the London Business School and has served on the Global Executive Forum (the top 100 executives) of Standard Chartered Bank from 2004 to 2010.

This is the second consecutive time that the Bank has won the award for best use of IT in Retail Banking.175 per share. The issue was subscribed by major banks and Financial Institutions across the globe. September 2007:All branches/offices of the Bank were migrated to Centralised Banking Solution (CBS). February 2006: Federal Bank wins two prestigious awards for BEST USE OF IT IN RETAIL BANKING & BEST PAYMENTS INITATIVE from IBA and TFCI. More details available here September 2006: 1. Infosys & TFCI Mar 2007: A full fledged Data Center was set up by the Bank June 2007: Bank formed a Centralized Processing Centre for centralizing the account opening process to make it quick and efficient. each representing an underlying equity share. of Branches crossed 500 November 2006: Bank entered into Life Insurance Joint Venture with IDBI & FORTIS January 2007: Bank won the award under category “Best Clearing & Settlement System” in the Banking Technology Awards 2006 instituted by IBA.97 each — working out to approximately Rs.GDR. Finacle . were priced at $3. Amalgamation of Ganesh Bank of Kurundwad with Federal Bank 2. Bank’s Total No.

The Asian Banker. Opened first overseas Representative Office at Abu Dhabi. Infosys & TFCI for the outstanding achievements in technology infusion and dissemination. Launched three new variants of Visa Debit Cards – Platinum. Gold and Shop’n Save . Total Business of the Bank crossed Rs.January 2008: 1. UAE. together with the Technology Advisory Council of The Asian Banker Summit.50.000/. The Bank was winning IBA-TFCI awards for the fourth time March 2009: 1. Bank becomes BASEL-II compliant August 2009: 1. Bank’s Total No. March 2008: 1. Bank started offering Telebanking facility through a Toll-free number 2. Bank has taken an important step in customer Service by dedicating 24 X 7 Contact Center to the customers. has affirmed Federal Bank as sole recipient of the Best Core Banking Project Award 2007 September 2008: Bank started providing Online Stock Trading facility to the customers in association with M/s Geojit Financial Services January 2009: Bank won the award under category 'Best Customer Relationship Achievement' in the Banking Technology awards 2008 instituted by IBA. Successfully completed 1:1 Rights Issue 2.Crores 2. of Branches crossed 600 2. Started offering NEFT/RTGS facility through Internet Banking.

Launched Debit Cards in association with MasterCard 3.RBI. Federal Bank had the rare privilege to become the official partner to the one day international cricket match between India & Australia December 2010: Ms.2010.January 2010: Launched Point Of Sale (POS) Terminal Business June 2010: Federal Bank became part of National Financial Switch ATM Network – the largest ATM network in India July 2010: 1.08. the in house publication from the Bank received the Kerala Management . Kerala & Lakshwadeep inaugurated the Bank’s financial inclusion product FEDJYOTHI and released FEDJYOTHI smart cards at Alapuzha on 18th December 2010 February 2011: Federal Reach. Regional Director . Received the Finanacial Express-India’s Best Banks Award 2009-10 August 2010: From 24. Total number of branches crossed 700 2. Shyam Srinivasan has taken charge as 8th MD &CEO of Federal Bank 2. Mr. Suma Varma. the joint venture IDBI FORTIS renamed as IDBI FEDERAL September 2010: 1.

but deposit such case with RBI.Association Excellence Award for the Best Corporate Magazine published /received during the calendar year 2010 March 2011: The first Gram Jeevan Branch at Thuruthy Vengoor West was inaugurated by Shri. Cyriac appointed as part time chairman of the Board of Federal Bank May 2011: 1. and would normally be in the form of authorized currency stored in a bank vault or with RBI. Bank felt its presence in the state of Jammu by opening its 1st branch in the state 2. Cyriac. which is considered as equivalent to holding cash with themselves. The RBI is empowered to vary CRR between 3% and 20% respectively. If bank rate is increased by RBI. influencing the country's economy.. C.. Banks in India are required to hold a certain proportion of their deposits in the form of cash.Bank rate is also known as the discount rate and it is the oldest instrument of monetary policy. The reserve ratio is sometimes used as a tool in the monetary policy. These reserves are designed to satisfy withdrawal demands... P. Chairman.. borrowing and interest rates. actually banks don't hold these as cash with themselves. The bank rate policy seeks to affect both the cost and availability of credit. Abraham Chacko joined the Bank as Executive Director June 2011: The Bank launched an instant online remittance solution to the visa debit card holders across the country. Mr. the first Bank in India to do so Bank rate:Bank rate is the rate at which RBI lends money to other banks or financial institutions or commercial banks. Board of Directors April 2011: Shri.. P. in association with Visa. C. However. CRR:CRR is a bank regulation that sets the minimum reserves each bank must hold to customer deposits and notes. CRR is also known as cash asset ratio or liquidity ratio. SLR:- . then all banks will also hike their own lending rates such as deposit rates and prime lending rates etc.

Repo Rate:It is also called as repurchase rate. gold or approved securities. When liquidity or cash floating is excess in banks. borrowing from RBI becomes expensive. . When the banks have any shortage of funds they can borrow it from RBI. RBI sucks it out by reverse repo by lending securities and taking out money from banks. When the repo rate increases. a minimum proportion of their net demand and time liabilities as liquid assets in the form of cash.Every bank is required to maintain at the close of business every day. Reverse Repo rate:Reverse repo rate is the rate at which RBI borrows money from banks. It is the rate at which RBI lends short term money to the banks. This percentage is fixed by RBI. The maximum and minimum limits for the SLR are 40% and 25% respectively. A reduction in the repo rate will halp banks to get money at a cheaper rate.

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