After SBI Mains students have to go through two more rounds, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. We’ve already given you some tips for facing Personal Interview and now we will discuss some Tips for Group Discussion.
You must note that Group Discussion and Personal Interview are of 50 marks collectively and the final merit list will be announced after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. That is a big reason for you to start preparing for the real face off with SBI’s recruitment process. After coming this far you really do not want to miss that mark because you probably did not paid heed to these two sections. For achieving you dream of becoming Probationary Officer in SBI, you must prepare yourself well for the day of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Why do Banks conduct a Group Discussion round in recruitment process?
It is important to understand that what is the motive of an organization behind the rounds they conduct for their recruitment process? If an aspirant is well aware of what is the organisation is looking for and how well can he deliver it to them, he can easily go through any round of recruitment process.
Banks are looking, if you are well capable of handling the responsibilities assigned to you. How well do you respond when an instant response is required? And how well are your skills to handle pressure? If a candidate is applying for the post of Probationary Officer they expect him to have a good command over language with efficient speaking skills and leadership qualities so the he is capable of influencing both customers and peers. You must stay updated with the happening in and around the world, as they do not want a person who is not aware of the current scenarios.
Some Tips for facing Group Discussion
☞ You should dress appropriately, as first impression is very important if you are going for any job recruitment process.
☞ Try to maintain your body language, stay calm and composed. Your body language speaks a lot about your personality and your confidence.
☞ Be as natural as possible. Do not try to be someone you are not. Be yourself. In an attempt to be someone else, your opinions will not be portrayed.
☞ Grab the opportunity to speak first, i.e. to start the group discussion with your opinion. It generally leaves a good impression on the examiner, but take the move only if you have complete knowledge of the subject.
☞ Do not repeat a point, or be lengthy or irrelevant. Also intervene, if someone else is going on an irrelevant track.
☞ Be an active and dynamic participant. The examiner wants to hear you speak. So do put forth your views. But remember you should not speak irrelevant points as it makes a negative impression.
☞ Think well before you speak. You are being heard and judged upon. Being a good listener is also important along with being a good speaker.
☞ When raising an objection to a point kept by another speaker, back it up with a solid reason to get the point across
☞ Use quotes, facts and figures, statements, everyday life examples to express a clear chain of thoughts. Also it might leave a good impression on the examiner and help you score well.
☞ Try to keep up with as much information on the latest happenings and also on general topics as you can.
There is nothing specific that can be predicted for GD topics. But the current topics have a good chance to be asked in GD. So we are providing you some of them and keep on reading newspaper for more Current Topics.
1. Is consumer a real King in India?
2. Cleanliness is the fundamental responsibility of every citizen
3. One Rank One Pension–Merits and Demerits
4. Are Indians lagging in sports?
5. Gold Monetisation Scheme
6. Need for Improvement of Education System in our Country
7. India's performance in Rio Olympics
8. Should Pellet Guns be banned?
9. Should 'Fat tax' be imposed in all states of India?
10. Should Government start privatization Customer Dealings?
11. Is disinvestment in profit making PSU’s advisable?
12. Public Sector is more a Hindrance than Help to Promote Socialism
13. Impact of Brexit
14. GST BILL: How will it change India?
15. Is India really ready for NSG membership?
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