I attended SBI PO GD/PI at Hyderabad center on 09/09/2017. After reaching the venue they conducted biometrics followed by document verification which was followed by the start of Group Discussion.
GD Topic- “Is allowing FDI in retail sector good or bad for India?”
Group Exercise – What are the qualities you would like to have in your spouse?
- Good looks
- Pleasing personality
- Family background
- Adjusting with new family
- Rich family
M1: Tell me about yourself
I answered in detail and as I was going through, he asked about the reason for leaving my previous job. I told him as I was working in the production department, due to pollution, there are frequent health issues. He seemed OK with my answer.
M1: India and China are big commodity export markets, they have similarities, but why the other countries like Brazil, Russia, and South Africa are combining with them and forming a Bloc calling BRICS??
I didn’t know the answer and told him the same.
M1: Should technology be Implemented in Indian Banking sector even though it leads to job cutting/ less human involvement?
I said technology should be encouraged and talked about various benefits of technology. I also told him even though jobs in banking may decrease, increase of technology will generate jobs in the technology sector. He didn’t cross question.
After that, he handed me over to the other panelist.
M2: You said there were health issues, so why didn’t the company transferred you to another department where health hazards are less. (As your company is an MNC, they wouldn’t leave employees so easily)
I told him there is a shortage of Man power and hence they couldn’t change.
M2: So, you resigned last year, what were u doing in this period?
I told him I was preparing for the Banking sector and other competitive exams. I also told him about various other exams in which I got through. Then he asked me about my previous company’s mining permission problems and asked should Govt. not allow industrialization based on local sentiments of the people?
I explained to him what I knew but he kept on cross questioning and didn’t seem to be agreeing with me.
Then Handed over to the next panelist.
M3: Lot of rural population migrating to cities these days. What should the govt do to reverse this trend?
I told him about various current Govt schemes, need to address agriculture sector, and setting of MSEs in rural areas etc, He seemed satisfied.
The Female panelist chose not to ask anything. With this, they asked me to leave. Overall, the experience was good. They didn’t ask any current affairs.