SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview Experience 2017 – 32

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 Chandrakant Shukla.

I attended SBI PO GD/PI at Lucknow 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?”

Gave 5 minutes for writing points.gave 20 min for discussion.(group had 8 candidates). 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 are the qualities you would like to have in 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

Personal Interview

There were 5 persons in the panel. One Lady and 4 Men. I entered the room wished everyone. They asked me to sit and I said thank you, sir.

M1: You are from Ramnagar. What is the distance between Ramnagar and Allahabad?

M1: Suppose that You are appointed as branch manager in a metropolitan city and you have to expand bank business. What will u do??
I told him about plan and operations. He told that you are correct but you just missed one more point and then he explained it.

M1: From where you have passed class 10th and 12th?

M1: Why there is a negative growth in bhadohi carpet industry??( I have passed class 10th from bhadohi)
Told him about lack of investment, infrastructure, machines etc. He explained by adding few more points regarding the change in market taste.

M2: So, you have done from which branch??
M2: what were you doing after graduation?? Why you have not appeared in any placement drive??
I told him that I was preparing for the Banking sector exams. I also told him that I have attended IBPS PO, Syndicate PO interview but was not able to get in final list and also about bank of Baroda PO interview whose result is awaited.

Then Handed over to the next panelist.

F1: Tell me about your strength and weakness at least two??

I told them about my strength and weakness and they started laughing at my weakness as it was the first time they heard something like that.

M3: Tell me in brief about U.P.?? How many districts U.P. have??
M3: Name the district which has highest no. Of tehsil??
I told sorry sir, I don’t know. He said it’s ok.

M4: name some acts which are applied on bank??
I told him about rbi act 1934, banking regulation act, 1949 and then told him that i am not able to recall more. They all said it’s ok.

Don’t know what will happen next but overall it was a nice experience.

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