SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 40

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 Satabdhi Kesari Barik.

Hii my name is Satabdhi Kesari Barik.I am from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. I have done Btech in Electrical engineering.


Date of Interview: 12/09/2017

Reporting Time: 8 AM

I reached the venue at 7:30 AM. 5-6 Candidates were already present and document verification was going on. Document verification went smoothly. The officers were very cooperative. I felt contented and jovial.

After that, a ma’am instructed us to go to the 6th 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.

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

Duration -20 min

It went smoothly. Everyone put forth their opinions and perspectives. And finally, we reached a conclusion that both are equally important and mutually dependent. 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 to look for If you are going for a vacation?

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.
  •  Lodging and boarding
  • Online review
  • Cleanliness
  • Popularity of the place
  • Entertainment options
  • Cuisine

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

Personal Interview

There were 4 members in the panel 1 female and 3 males ( F1 M1 M2 M3 )

M2- Tell me about yourself
ME- Answered

M2- What is Rohingya issue and what is India’s stand in it? What is your opinion?
ME- Sir Rohingyas are the Muslim minorities of Myanmar where the majority i.e Buddhist majorities are treating them badly. There is discrimination towards them. There are 40000 Rohingyas in India and for strategic concerns and security threat, India ordered to deport them to Myanmar. According to strategic concern, India did right but from the humanitarian basis, it is not the right step because they are already facing problems in Bangladesh and Myanmar itself.

M3-  Who is the defence minister of India?
Me: Answered

M3- Why is she called the first woman Defence Minister of India?
Me: Answered

M3- What new thing she did after getting the new portfolio?
Me: Answered

M4- Asked me about my father, my native and what is it famous for?
Me: Answered

M4- Describe the room
Me: Answered

F1- Asked questions related to my hobby
Me: Answered

M2-Who is the editor of The Hindu?
Me: Answered

F1- What is volt, ampere and volt-ampere?
Me: Answered

F1- What is Ohm’s law?
Me: Answered

F1- What is the difference between synchronous motor and induction motor and their applications?
Me: Answered

F1-What is NITI Aayog?
Me: Answered

M2- What is planning commission?
Me: Answered

M2- What are plan and non-plan budget?
Me: Answered

It went for 20-25 min and it was a nice experience. Questions were standard mostly related to personal, current affairs and educational background, no banking awareness.

Thank you & all the best for your Interviews!

Best of luck to all the aspirants…hope this helps.

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