SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 38

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 prioritization 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 Gurpreet Singh Bagga.

Interview Venue: SBI BKC MUMBAI 12/09/2017

Date of Interview: 12/09/2017

Reporting Time: 8 A.M.

I reached the venue at 7:15 AM. Some Candidates were already present and document verification was going on. Document verification went smoothly. The officers were very cooperative. I felt contented and jovial.

Please, take note that character certificate needs to be Signed by Gazetted officers which may be Principle of College, MLA, MAC, etc.

After that, a ma’am instructed us to go to the 1st floor where GD/GE was to be conducted. In the GD room, 2 officers were present. I was overwhelmed seeing their attire and personality. First of all, they congratulated us for getting up to this stage. Then they gave instructions and norms of GD/GE.

They were very friendly and told us to have a nice discussion in any of the two languages Hindi /English in whichever we are comfortable as all of us knew Hindi and English.

GD Topic- “The personal relationship has edge over digital relationship and vice versa in banking.”

Duration -20 mins  discussion.
5 mins to jot down points.

It went well all of us were quite cooperative and mostly each one of us got the chance to speak. And finally, we reached a conclusion that both are equally important and mutually dependent. I feel if you should try at least to speak up 4 to 6 times with different points and make your points,  and plz don’t cut anyone while speaking. Group Discussion can be a tense 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 – What to look for if you are going for a vacation?

Group Exercise is performed after the discussion. In this group, exercise candidates were given a set of few qualities/ attributes/ traits/ parameters which they had to prioritize according to their understanding of the topic/ situation/ thinking ability.

  • Cost of Lodging and boarding
  • Online review
  • Cleanliness
  • Popularity of the place
  • Entertainment options
  • Cuisine
  • Climate 
  • 8) Ease of Reach 
This Exercise is meant to have a common concensus over the priorities of all points by having a discussion.

                            Personal Interview

                            There were 5 members in the panel 2 female and 3 males ( F1 M1 M2 M3  F2).
                            Hello Gurpreet, 
                            Have a seat.
                            I Wished them properly.
                            Good morning Ma’am’s,  Good Morning Sirs.
                            M2: You work for an IT company, What projects you did in your company ?
                            Me- Answered.
                            M2- What were the different roles you worked upon and for which clients you worked?
                            Me- I told I am working as a Web developer in Cognizant,  and have worked in different roles involving,  Web pages creation to data manipulations as per user interaction to build interactive Web pages.
                            M3- You have a nice Academic record, how many hours do you study every day?
                            Me: Answered.
                            F1 – What is Dark Web?
                            Me: Answered
                            F1- Why do you like Internet Strategic Gaming?
                            Me: I get motivation every time I play this game that no matter how many times I fail in the game I will try again and win it at any cost, I apply the same concept to my problems in life,  she seemed satisfied well.
                            M2- Asked me why do you like cooking and what you can cook?
                            Me: Answered.
                            M1- In which bank you have a bank account and why not SBI?
                            Me: I told I have account in HDFC as our company provided it is during joining,  I also told that I do have an account with SBI.
                            F2- Which banks netbanking is more better Sbi or HDFC?
                            Me: Answered.
                            M3- What is Financial Inclusion?
                            Me: It’s an initiative of the government so that every person specifically people from poor class get access to banking facilities at a cheaper and affordable rates.
                            F2- Who is the person responsible for the Idea of Financial Inclusion?
                            Me: I told I didn’t remember ma’am.
                            F1- Is digital banking a feasible option for people of rural areas?
                            Me: I told they are not that much digitally literate to use digital banking,  even though the government is conducting some initiatives to educate them but it will take time. Even people who are literate enough to use net banking can fall prey to cyber attacks of pushing and frauds by spammers.
                            M2- What is Basel Committee and why it was formed?
                            Me: Answered.
                            It went for 15 to 20  min and it was a nice experience. Questions were standard mostly related to personal, My company and Projects I did as I am currently working in an IT company and educational background, no banking awareness.
                            Go with full faith in yourself these people are very cooperative and friendly.  Stay calm and have a Nice Smile on your Face.
                            Thank you & all the best for your Interviews!
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