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The World Bank Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was brief; less than 20 minutes, and it was through the phone. I was asked a few technical questions and more personal questions. They tried to corner me with some questions, and I answered with what I knew. I advise you keep calm.

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    Operations Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    The interview was via video conference, composed of 6people. Each one asked a question. The panel try to intimidate me, I feel like the questions were designed for internal candidates which is not fair.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you fast track a project document to the board.   Answer Question
    • How can you review a one page documents, what will be the specific things to look for   Answer Question
    • why do you want to work for the world bank   Answer Question

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    Communications Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was done over Skype. Questions were fairly standard. Most of the interview was about the job and your experience. The interview was a panel interview. They took two weeks to get back to me about the outcome of the interview

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    • Describe a conflict you've had at work and how you resolved it   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Asked me a lot of questions, confirmed with my schedule and stuff.
    I thought that they really wanted to hire me, I even gave suggestions. They never replied. Such a waste of time and emotion.

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    Assistant to Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I was referred to the ED's office based off of an internal referral. My interview was conducted by the ED and senior staff. They tested my economics knowledge and organization skills

    Interview Questions

    • How many languages do you speak and how fluent are you in each.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview for the first round. very structured questions, easy to prepare. questions targetted on core competencies and qualification of the job descriptions. Not much out of surprise, overall positive experience.

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    Investment Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in May 2013.

    Interview

    First round was a three hour skype interview: first sessions was a one on one interview with a Director, second session was a panel interview of five then an excel based test. Second round was a face to face panel interview of 9 and a theory and excel based case study

    Interview Questions

    • What mistake have you made and how did you rectify it?   Answer Question

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    IT Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview

    HR is not involved at all in the scheduling or interview process. Panel interview for an hour, grilling, mostly all on scenarios. Nobody tells you where you are in the interview process, you just know as you progress through various levels. After pane interview, manager interview and then director interviews. All general questions. However I was deceived by the questions they asked. It wasn't too pertaining to my job role- which I realized only after being on the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Scenario based- projects, programs and in general how do you tackle with teams.   Answer Question

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    Finance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    First phone interview then followed by onsite test ( finance, excel, VBA) finally in person in a panel (~4 people ) interview. The over all experience was very good, they ask fair and straight forward question. Make sure you review the website of the group you're interviewing for

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    Communications Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Contacted via email to write a written exam. This was a 2-hour exam. I was given very clear and specific instructions. It was a very good experience. The interviewer's emails were very professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to write an event plan and how I would promote the event.   Answer Question

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