Friday, 8 September 2017

SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 - 9

Dear Readers,


SBI PO is the most sought after recruitment process by banking aspirants. Group Exercise and Personal Interview is the final round (Phase-III) in SBI PO 2017 Recruitment. Last year SBI introduced a prioritisation based group exercise which is also being conducted this year in the Group Discussion Round. Interview experiences can help you get an insight of the difficulty level, environment and types of questions being asked in SBI PO 2017 Group Exercise and Interview Round. Keep on reading to understand the experience of Sidhartha Vishwambhar Kamble.

After reaching the venue they conducted document verification which was followed by the start of Group Discussion. In group discussion, there were 2 panelists and us 10 aspirants. They initially told us that this is not the knowledge test. We are just examining how you behave in a group. So we were not tensed.

GD Topic-  "Should India give top priority to growth and development or to equal distribution of national wealth. ".

We talked about 10 mins but we haven't reach at consensus, though I tried to conclude. Each candidate spoke on the above-mentioned topic for few minutes after which the group came to a conclusion. Group Discussion can be a tensed situation for some, but with confidence and clarity of thought, one can easily score in this phase. It is important to maintain the decorum of the session and avoid being too loud. Put forth your views and opinions firmly best backed by figures or facts and also let your fellow group members voice their opinions.

Group Exercise -  As a manager which of the following attributes he should have.


We were asked to arrange a set of traits/ qualities in sequence and have a discussion on it later on.

  • Time management
  • Delegation
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Maintaining discipline and crisis management
  • Motivation
  • Selecting right peoples and improving them
Again we had a healthy discussion, and I again tried to reach at consensus but we failed to reach. Still we had already told by panelists that there is no necessity to reach at consensus and is not affect your marks.

Personal Interview

5 panelists at the interview, chairmen (a confident,  cordial, and experienced man), 2 female, 2 male.

Chairman:
So, Siddharth, you are from Jalna, tell something about Jalna.
Me: talked about separation of Jalna from Aurangabad, then about drought hit region, about irrigation and crops.

Chairman: Industries in Jalna?
Me: Sir I don't know exactly but I know that steel industry is famous. (I was not happy at my answer)

Chairman: Introduce yourself
Me: talked about me, my family, my education

Chairman: you are a computer engineer, how will you help our bank?
Me: talked about digital India, e-commerce, internet, information technology etc.

Member 1(female): your hobby is enjoying life, so how do you enjoy life?
Me: talked about everything I like.

Member 2 (male): do you think man ki baat is important and have any effect on people
Me: answered affirmative, and gave importance of ruling- ruled contact and answerability of rulers to ruled.

Some cross questions. From both member 1 and 2. But I politely but firmly gave it's importance and again have some examples too.

Member 3 (male): how banks help rural development?
Me: talked about moneylenders, then banks, then agriculture credit, PSL, savings, investment, proper channelization of money etc. (all including me were satisfied)

Member 4(female): you talked about financial inclusion, what is the tagline of it.
Me: first I said I didn't understand the question (really) and later I said sorry mam I don't know.

Member 1: google, WhatsApp, Facebook Twitter. Which one came in last century
Me: mam, it's google. She then asked year, but I said sorry mam I don't know.she said it's 1998. I thanked her.

Member 4: what do you know about SBI
Me: talked about Imperial bank, then PSB, then merger, and then about SBI among top 50 global banks

Member 4: which banks merged with SBI.
Me: 1 mahila bank and 5 associate banks and names are...
But she said it's ok .fine.

Member 1: what is special today
Me: talked about teachers day.

Member 1: full name of Modi
Me: I said Narendra Modi

She said it's Narendra damodar das Modi.
Now, chairman again.

Chairman: what is headline in today's newspaper
Me: when I said I haven't read as I was in a journey from morning 5 and said sorry he asked about yesterday,. I talked about Modi, China BRICS and ministry reshuffling. Talked about Piyush Goyal  I and Nirmala Sitharaman. He asked about Suresh Prabhu. I said, sir, I don't know to which ministry he placed.

Chairman: monetary policy recent.
Me: sir don't know the exact figure but there is a decrease in repo rate. So investment will increase. I told the definition of repo rate. He was satisfied.
Then he said, ok Siddharth it's done.

I thanked everybody and left. It was around 12 mins. And was my first interview, I was excited and now I'm happy with it.


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