SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 42

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 Rajat Jain.

Interview Venue: SBI LHO Mumbai

Date of Interview: 13th September, 2017

Reporting Time: 8 AM

After a smooth document verification process, we headed to the conference hall for our GDs. After a session of introduction of the moderators and candidates, we were given the topic

GD Topic- “Is social networking good or bad for the Indian society.”

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 –  What is the most important quality one should have in his life?

We were given to 8 points to prioritize. 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.

There was two ranking box given for individual and group ranking, individual ranking we have to mark in individual boxes, for which they gave 5 minutes to think and then after discussion whatever the ranking, the group consensus arrives at, that needed to be mark in group boxes.

  • Honesty
  • Truthfulness
  • Openness
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Adjusting
  • Caring
  • Integrity

There were 2 points more. I can’t recall them right now.

Personal Interview

Then PI, I was the first in my panel and first for the day, There were 5 members in the interview panel 1 lady and 4 gentlemen.


  • So rajat where you have done engineering from? (Gwalior )
  • (Directly to business, no “tell me about yourself” type questions)
  • Domain? (Electrical Engineering)
  • Ok So you’re 2016 passout. What you were doing for past 1 year? (As I haven’t mentioned my work experience in bio-data due to non availability of experience certificate)
  • I mentioned that I am working in capgemini then questions related to company, bond period, etc.
  • Which company it has acquired?
  • Your job profile?
  • What is data warehousing??
  • Why banking after IT job? (Follow up with some cross questions)


  • What is balance of payment??
  • What things are covered under balance of payment?
  • What is it when remittance coming is excluded from scenario?
  • What are Remittances??

Member 3-

  • Cheque vs demand draft??
  • New thing which has been established in your hometown branch??
  • What is IMPS?
  • Can it be performed through going to branch?
  • What is NEFT?
  • Can it be performed through going to branch?
  • What is RTGS?

Member 4-

  • What is financial inclusion?
  • What is jan dhan yojana then?
  • What is financial literacy?
  • How financial inclusion is different from financial literacy?
  • Tell about Bandhan Bank
  • What different service is it giving to the customer??
  • What is Payment Bank?

Member 5-

  • What are the difficulties which a person face while doing digital banking?
  • Told about transaction failures then question came why transaction use to fail?? (Give answer from telecommunication perspective he said)

I was expecting questions from my hobby, Extra curricular activities,daily newspaper but they were absent. My personal suggestion is that, don’t expect any questions to come in PI, any question can come and many important questions can be left out. So be prepared for every situation

My Group discussion and GE went great, I was the initiator in GD and we reached the consensus in Group Exercise. My Interview went okay as couldn’t guess the interview criteria of the interviewers.
All the best to everyone, hoping for a positive response…

Rajat Jain

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