SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 19

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 Priyanka Siwach.

After reaching the venue they conducted document verification which was followed by the start of Group Discussion.

GD Topic- “Is FDI in retail sector good or bad ?”

There were 2 pannel members for GD round and they gave us 5 min to think and 20 min to discuss. Everyone participated in the gd and it was all done 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 – Prioritize the qualities for your spouse 

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.

  • Good looks
  • Pleasing personality
  • Education
  • Family background
  • Employment
  • Adjusting with new family
  • Dowry
  • Rich family

We were asked to set our individual priority then we have to reach a group consensus. Our group managed to prioritize qualities 4 out of 8 but for the first three no consensus was reached.

Personal Interview

M1 : introduce yourself.. graduation, city, job etc
He also asked me the reason for leaving job and put up some other cross questions.

M2 : Tell us about the nature of job and some job related technical questions 
Why banking?
Few questions regarding my hobbies

M3 : What is the most important thing in banking?
He also asked some current affairs and general knowledge related questions like sources of energy, different clean sources of energy their advantages and disadvantages. govt policies in this regard etc.

M4 : How a call is made on mobile (he asked me this question because I am from ECE background)?
I answered and explained them about differnt frequency, satelltile communication, fianacila inclusion and DBT

That is all I remember from my SBI PO Interview. I hope this will help others get an insight of the process and the types of questions they ask. Over all my interview experience was good and let’s hope for the best.

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