Thank you Adda247 for the invaluable tips and tricks you all provided me to reach this phase. I feel really lucky to have followed you 🙂 Below I am sharing my SBI PO 2017 Interview Experience, so that as the previous experiences helped me, this might help someone as well. I appeared for my gd-pi for sbi 2017 on September 13, 2017 at LHO, Lucknow.
After a smooth document verification process, we headed to the conference hall for our GDs. After a session of introduction of the moderators and candidates, we were given the topic
GD Topic- “Indian Villages – Strength or Weakness”
Group Exercise – Qualities needed to embrace changes
- Positive Attitude
- Readiness to change
- Risk taking ability
After much debate between positivity and adaptability, we came to the conclusion that adaptability is number 1 and positivity came to a close 2nd. The moderators were really happy with us and said it was one of the best GDs they had conducted this year.
Then we were called in for the interview. I was the second candidate to go in. The panel had 4 males and a female. They were really helpful and kind of had the amiable vibe. That really helped me to ease down my nervousness. I wished them and sat down.
M1- You are employed?
Me – I was sir. I quit xxxx in November 2016.
M1- What did you do in the last 10 months?
Me – Sir I have been preparing for government exams.
M1- Is SBI central or state govt?
Me- Sir SBI is a PSU. It is affiliated to neither governments
M1- What is a RBO? What are its functions?
Me- RBO stands for regional business office. It looks after the backend operations basically like infrastructure management.
M1 – If selected in RBI & SBI, which would you chose and why?
Me- Sir if I had given RBI and been selected, I would definitely have preferred it as it is the apex bank of the nation. But the reason I prefer working in SBI is that it gives me the platform for direct public interaction which is not the case with RBI.
M1- But customer interactions are a pain. How would you deal with that pressure?
Me – Sir every role and job has pros and cons and so does customer interactions. We just need the correct balance of patience and communication skills to deal with this issue.
He seemed happy and passed on the baton to M2.
M2- you were placed through?
Me- sir campus placement.
M2 – why did you join and why did you leave?
Me – I answered and he seemed satisfied with my answer.
M2 – who was the presidential candidate from opposition?
Me – Sir Meira Kumar from INC
M2 – what post she held previously?
Me – Sir speaker of the Lok Sabha
M2 – Before that?
Me – Sorry sir, I have no idea
M2 – who was her father?
Me – Sorry sir, I don’t know.
M3 – Who is your idol and why?
Me – my parents sir. I told them the reason and they were really happy. I grew a bit emotional, so they cheered me up.
M4 – Who is the chairperson of SBI?
Me – Mrs Arundhati Bhattacharya
M4 – Apart from RBO, what are the other levels of offices that are set up by SBI?
Me – Sir AO and LHO and branches.
M4 – Who heads the LHO?
Me – CGM
F1 – What are the qualities that make a good banker?
Me – Ma’am honesty , punctuality, dedication towards work, patience and the most important is communication skills are the mandatory skills for every banker.
I thanked them and left.
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