INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE SBI PO
Hi, Friends..!! I am ARUN k. MISHRA. Today I am going to share my SBI PO 2016 interview experience. I hope, it might help anyone gearing up for the same.
Interview Venue- SBI LHO Complex, New Delhi.
I was to report on 9th September at 8 am; reached the venue at 8 am and the document verification was over by 8.45 am. Then we were asked to go for GD round.
Two gentlemen were overseeing the GD process. The topic of the GD was: “Are villages our strength or weakness”?
Each one of us was given time of 5 minutes, to collect his thought and then 20 minutes for collectively discussing the topic amongst ourselves. In my group there were 3 females and 7 males. We all kept our points on the topic individually then initiated the debate; everyone got the chance to speak. Thank god we didn’t made fish market. After a healthy debate we reached to a consensus, that off course villages are our root and also our strength.
In the next part, we had to prioritise, in order of personal preference, a set of 8 qualities where given” For a good customer handling , which traits are needed”.
• Helping attitude
• TO meet people
• Tech Savvy
• Positive thinking
The Panel first gave us 5 minutes for individual thinking and then 20 minutes to discuss and bring a consensus about the most and the least desirable quality. Though no consensus could be reached, but the discussion fared reasonably well. After the GD process got over, we waited for our interview turns.
Had to wait pretty long before I was finally called in for the interview just after their lunch at 2:40pm. The panel, contrary to my belief, seemed cheerful after a long day of interviewing people and even still, interested in my answers. The panel consisted of 3Gentlemen and 1Lady – all Retired bankers. The PI went for about 10-12 minutes. No intro or stuff was asked and the panel meant business right from the word go.
I entered the room knocking once , asked MAY I COME IN SIR ???
I wished them all good afternoon mam and good afternoon sirs.
LADY offered me seat
I SAID THANK YOU MAM
F1: ARUN k Mishra…!!!
I: Yes, ma’am.
F1:What did you do after your graduation?
I: I worked in core industry for 3-4 months, but unfortunately that company was shut down…
F3: (LAUGHED) and said Apke jatey he company band ho gai.
I: I answered smilingly, no mam, pehle se he RM(raw material) k issues the.
F3: U Searched on your own or it was a college placement?
I: NO mam I searched on my own.
M1(CHIEF): SO,Your hobby is cooking, kab cook kartey ho?
I: When I feel bored or don’t have anything to do. I cook for my amusement.
M1(CHIEF): For whom do u cook(SMILINGLY)?
I: (SIMILINGLY) khud khata hu,gharwalo ko khilate hu.
M1: Are you aware of things going around ?
I: Yes Sir..!!
M2: What is the major problem these days, public sector banks are facing?
I: Sir, currently NPA is the biggest problem
M2: What is NPA?
I: IF repayment is not received for 90 days. then told about 4 Assets(standard, sub-standard, doubtful, loss asset )
M2: How to control NPA?
I: Sir, by enhancing our capability in giving loans. Regular supervision of Loan.
M1: What is the Tagline of SBI.
I: SMILED and said “ sir I know, I have read many times but right now bilkul bhi yad ni aa raha.
M1: OK Arun, Now a days unemployment is one of the biggest problem our country is facing, tell me in last 2 years what government had done for this (SCHEMES)?
I: Sir, our government has launched many schemes for this like “MAKE IN INDIA, SKILL INDIA, START-UP INDIA STAND UP INDIA”
DESCRIBED 3D’s (DEMOCRACY, DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDENT, DEMAND)
M1: Some tax exemptions have been made in startup India?
I: Yes sir It’s capital gain tax.
M1: Looking at my bio data form , asked u were mess incharge of your college hostel, how u handled?
I: Yes Sir, I was incharge,there were 800 students, I handled them for 2 years.
M1: (SMILINGLY) It was like a proper job, and must had been very challenging also?
I: Yes, sir it was a bit tough to handle 800 students but I have convincing power and I can convince people very easily. And I can lead them.
M1, F1 were impressed (didn’t see M2 and M4 reaction)
M2: Right now you are working in ********?
I: Yes sir I am working in ****** for my livelihood.
M2: What do you do there?
M1: OK Thank you ARUN…!!!
I: (smilingly) THANK YOU SIRS, THANK YOU MAM…………HAVE A NICE DAY SIRS
AND AT LAST LOOKED AT THAT LADY WITH A PLEASENT SMILE AND WISHED HER HAVE A NICE DAY MAM. AND left the room.
That’s about my GD & PI. Hoping for the best.
Thanks & Regards,
ARUN K. MISHRA