SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 30

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 a Nitin.

(11/09/2017- 8AM: Panel no. 1) After reaching the venue they conducted biometrics followed by document verification which was followed by the start of Group Discussion.

GD Topic- “Loan Waivers good or bad”

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 – Prioritise the 10 Sportspersons From 1 to 10

  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Vishwanath Anand
  • Abhinav Bindra
  • Milkha Singh
  • Kapil Dev
  • Dhyanchand
  • PT Usha
  • Prakash Padukone
  • (And two more were there)

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

5 Panel Members- (2F 3M)

Me: May I Come In?
M1: Are you a Candidate (as I was shortest among all candidates)
Me: Yes Sir I am a Candidate
Good Morning all of YOU (ALL smiled a too..said sit Down please)

M1: So what is your name?
Me: Told

M1: How was your GD and your contribution?
Me: Told…asked few Counter Questions…Answered they seem well satisfied

M1: Do you know what banks do?
Me: Answered

M1: In which area you would like to work when you get selected?
Me: Retail Banking

M1: What is it and What are the skills required to work in Retail banking?
Me: Answered he was satisfied

F1: You wrote Cricket and Anchoring as your Hobbies. Any achievements?
Me: Told…
F1: Asked some 4 to 5 questions of Ind vs SL series
Me: Answered all…she was satisfied

M2: So you are from Mantha..Where is it?
Me: Told..(He said that he know Mantha is famous for Cattle Market Casually..I said Yes)

M2: Reasons why peoples from a rural area are migrating?
Me: Told about unsteady rain…Agriculture sector is not performing well…During Summer Agri workers remain idle etc..he seems satisfied

M2: In banking people from rural and unrban both are joining..which one according to you are better?
Me: Answered..kept a balance between both…

M1: Why do you require 4 years to complete your 12th?
Me: Told that it is not 12th, I have done diploma after 10th
M1: Why 4 years?
Me: Told…

M1: Which device Converts Electrical energy into Mechanical energy?
Me: Took some time…sorry I can’t remember right now
M1: It’s a very basic question of mech engineer..and he told answer..Are you nervous?
Me: Not at all sir…Actually, it has been many years I studied about electrical machines

M1: Do you remember something you studied in 4th standard?
Me: Thought for a while…and said Yes
M1: Then why not something about engineering?
Me: I was not good at Electrical Machines.
M1: Or didn’t like engineering? Laughed
All smiled and me too..over to M3

M3: Do you know how Driverless Cars work?
Me: Told
M3: Can you explain in detail?
Me: Sorry sir I am not aware of detailed knowledge about it
M3: OK..can u tell any company who manufactures these cars?
Me: No sir..sorry
M3: Ok  no problem

M1: Ok Mr. Nitin..You can go now.
Me: Thanked all

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