SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 44

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 Mayank Pathak.


Time: 10 a.m.

I reached there by 10 am. 10 aspirants were there including me. After 30 mins of biometrics and documents verification, we were taken to a big chamber. Two hon’ble officials were already there. After wishing, they congratulated us and told us the difference between group discussion and group excercise. After that group discussion started.


As the topic was quite easy, everyone’s opinion was in a justified basket. They provide us 5 minutes to jot down our points. So, after 20 minutes of discussion, on we concluded that it is totally justified. After the discussion, one of the two officials told us that your marking is done for this discussion but for your future guidance, I want to tell you some points regarding this GD topic, had I been in your position, I would have included these points (which he mentioned) as well.

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 – Traits of a strategist.

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.

Personal Interview

Q.1 So you are a civil engineer. What is pile foundation?
Ans. As I didn’t listen what she said…so I asked her to repeat…and after that I explained her about pile foundation…(for others.. civil engineering topic).
She looked satisfied and said ok got it…

Q.2 So what is smart city? (Again by  chairperson)
Ans. I told them about infrastructure and development.
She passed it on to other members.

Q.3 Do you hear about banking supermarket?
Ans. No

Q.4 Okay! Supermarkets to sune hoge na?? Big bazaar etc? Waha kya hota h?
Ans. I told them that we get all the things within one roof etc.
In response to that he said I’ guess what’s banking supermarket?
I told them that banks start banking as well as selling insurance and other things etc.
He was satisfied. But asked insurance ke alawa or kya Bechte hai bank. I politely declined

Q.5 So what is DICGC?
Ans. Told him and explained in detail
Looked satisfied.

Q.6 What is MNREGA?
Ans. I told him the answer.
Again he asked how the money is transferred to workers. I knew about DBT but I never read about it with MNREGA so I said I don’t know sir.

Q.7 what is difference between NEFT and RTGS?
Ans. I told them the full form but due to bit confusion I didn’t told them the difference and said sir I m not able to recall it right now..he said ok no problem

Q.8 Last member asked me do you read newspaper?
I said yes sir!
So what is chicken’s neck?
Ans. I was familiar with this term but I was under indirect that is he asking the same what u m thing about?? TB TK ma’am ne bola doklam and I got a confirmation, so explained well about chicken’s neck.

Q.9 Tell me about doklam issues?
Ans. Again explained well.
Then ma’am wished me thank you…in return I wished them all and came out…now fingers crossed
Panel members were very cooperative and friendly.
Don’t do blind guess or better say don’t guess anything but deny politely.


Best luck to everyone.

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