BOB Manipal: Journey to the Final destination

Dear Readers,

Here we give you an insight into the journey of a student by himself on the road to success. Through this series BOB Manipal: Journey to the Final destination, a student who was among you all will be sharing his experiences and challenges he faced from the day of interview till his first experience in BOB after joining. 

So today we’re sharing with you Deep’s GD and Interview experience of BOB Manipal

This was my first GD and Interview experience and yes I didn’t know
that it will lead to my destination of joining Bank of Baroda beside the fact I
gave GD and interview for SBI PO 2015 too but didn’t make it to the final list.
Destiny was written and I didn’t change it.

Time of reporting – 9 am, I reached the venue around 8.15

Entry started at 8.30 am and we have
to gather at 11th floor where all the subsequent arrangements were there. Along 
with me some other candidates
went to 11th floor Bank of Bardoa Delhi Region 2.

I was very happy to see the beautiful
mandir of Ganpati Bapa ji as soon as I just got out of the lift. 
In front of Ganpati Bapa ji,
beautiful Deep or Diya was lighten and it was showing the bright sign and
throwing the brightness of happiness and goodness. 
I was really happy because That Deep
really matters and I was constantly seeing there and my eyes were just struck
there for some time. 

We all were sitting there and there
were around 30 candidates in my panel. 
We then went to sign our attendance
thumb impression. As we were sitting in the queue for
our turn, one of the employee was looking at  me and was
saying something, but I didn’t
understand what was that, then he said loudly, prayer. OMG. I came to know
now, there was Beautiful Morning prayer (Humko itni shakti dena Data, vishwas
kamjor ho na) , I was extremely happy to hear that!, beautiful player, I joined
my hands and turned toward the place where everyone were facing, and told some
of them to do that. 
Ar fir sab candidates hands join krke
prayer krne lage. It was really a good environment 

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Group Discussion

It started with Tea and biscuits, and
We were divided into 2 groups of 15
each for GD. 
We were called for the GD. I was in the second group.

Topic – Privatisation in
Education – Is it Good or not?
It was really a Good GD with some
good discussion and health one. 
My point of views were  – That
privatisation in education is good, if proper investment and implementation is
done in the system and institutions with efficient use of resources and with
the help and cordial partnership with the Govt. So that every section of society
should get the benefit. There should be proper reforms and govt should keep a
check on it strictly.

Other’s group GD topic was – NGOs
are really doing good in the country or they are just doing their or going
their own way in terms of fame and profit.
Actually, I don’t
remember the exact GD topic of second group. 
But is was related to NGOs only.

After completion of GD, document
verification started. 
Whole verification done and went
We were now sitting inside in the
actual office environment for our interview turn. I was enjoying the
office environment . 
There was one more Ganpati Bapa ji’s
Murti, beautiful one inside the office and Deep was lighten in front of God. 
It is always a good sign.

Personal Interview

Okay let’s come to the point, that is the most important, Interview session. It was brief and short but it was
healthy and enjoyable as whole panel enjoyed it and it was just like gags and
laughs going on sitting at my home. 
Comfortable environment. It went for around 6-7 min. It consisted of 3
highly experienced Sir and 2 Mam. 
Total of 5 interviewers and me.

I said Good Afternoon to everyone
starting with both Mam and then to remaining 3 sirs. 

M1 – sitting in d middle of all 5
interviewers (the senior most among them)

So Deep.  Tell me about your self.

Me – Answered. With introduction, I
also told about my interests which were not ending but at the end I stopped.
They all were constantly smiling from
the start.

M1about my present  company and you are working or you’ve left it?
Me – I said that I am working right
now and my experience.

M1 – So your interest is in economy and
banking, finance.
Me – I said yes Sir.

M1 – Why this opportunity after so
much experience?
Me I told them the whole story from the starting of joining my present
company till now with experience. 
And about my interest. 
Good opportunity to pursue pgdm in
banking and finance
. Equivalent to MBA. Plus benefits of govt. Job 

M1 – If you got a chance to change your department within your present company and work in banking and finance. Will you do
Me – I said yes and they all started
smiling as my curiosity about my interest in banking and finance 

He was pretty and fairly convinced
and smiling and then passed on to M2. M2 didn’t ask anything.

F1 – so, you are working in Bangalore
right now, I said no now in Gurgaon.
So tell us who’s d Head of your company
and something about him which we don’t know and you know?
Me – I said his name and little about
Also he was in news recently.

F1 (younger one) – these all things
we also know something, which you know and we don’t know.
Me – sorry Mam, I also don’t know
much about.
(Ab to unko pure tarike se vishwas ho
gya ki eska es field me interest nhi hai jisme abi kaam kr rha hai, Tabi jada
jankari nhi apne company ke head ke bare me..)

F2 – (older one) – You knw about CSR? 
Me – (Omg (i thought), how come it is
not striking my mind.)
I said simply with a smile, sorry
Mam, it’s not striking my mind.
But later on when I came outside, one
of the candidate told me about it – Corporate Social Responsibility and I was
able to recall it.

F2 – who is Steve Jobs –
Me – I told he is Apple Founder and

F2 – How he was different from others
Me – I answered about him. And his
thinking! Curiosity, work, he used to enjoy his work very much and was happy
with that.
She was smiling.

But, F2 – How he is linked to India?
Me – This I don’t know now. I was
thinking and said again, don’t know, as I was not remembering at all.

F2 – Jan Dhan Yojana and why it is
Me – I told evrything about it. It’s
benefits and why it is imprtant. Long term benefits too.
They all were smiling again.

And M3 also didn’t ask me anything.
He just kept a different smile on me, was observing me closely.. 

At last they all said All the best
with a good smile 

I said thank you to all of them.
It was good and nice experience overall as u always learn new things with experiences. All were friendly and I too get so many friends just in a half day as I interacted with almost every candidate in my panel.