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Interview & GD/GE Tips for SBI PO 2017!
(Chat Transcript)

ms : HI
asim : Hi


soumya : HELLO
hidayathullah : Hi. Pls ask your query


soumya : SIR, HOW DO MERGERS ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF NPA IN BANKS.. IS MERGER A GOOD DECISION AT THIS TIME WHEN BANKS HAVE HUGE NPA
supratim : Merger is one part of solution . There are many more things to be done. Government is taking measures in all directions . Just think of the possibility - Infrastructure projects are doing well - automatically NPA's will start becoming receivables and the next stage will see economic recovery . Read more . Its interesting .


soumya : WHY BANKING AFTER ENGINEERING AND USE OF ENGINEERING IN BANKING..
supratim : You have to think - I am giving you the direction . 1) Fintech is part and parcel of banking today - as an Engineer you will be able to understand and contribute in future of banking 2) You have explored different career possibilities and find out Banking as career is challenging ,will give you space to learn and grow . Your learning aptitude & attitude which you have developed in engineering days will help you navigate better.


rajasen : ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING SBI PO
asim : Excellent Job security, good pay packet, good career growth, social respect are some of the advantages.


rajasen : WHAT CAN BE DURATION OF OUR INTERVIEW?
asim : Usually around 10-20 minutes, but there have cases of slightly shorter/longer interviews also. Remember duration of your interview is not a sign of the outcome. Just ensure you do your best,irrespective of the duration.


rajasen : WHAT CAN BE DURATION OF OUR INTERVIEW?
supratim : First : Duration of interview has NO impact on the final outcome. Second : Its the QUALITY of interaction in the interview which matters . Duration of interview can be anything between 15 minute to 30 minute depending upon the conversation direction & flow .


rajasen : WHAT CAN BE DURATION OF OUR INTERVIEW?
asim : Answered please check


musj7a964 : SIR CAN YOU PLZ TELL ME WHAT TOPICS ARE IMP FOR GD AND HOW TO BE PREPARED ON IT
asim : It would be advisable for you to prepare for general/knowledge based as well as abstract topics. Make sure you participate in a few mock GDs at T.I.M.E. and work on the feedback received from our colleagues. Also, work on your general awareness and current affairs knowledge as it would be very helpful in your performance during GDs as well as PI round. All the best.


soumya : CAN I MENTION MY STRENGTHS IN THE SPACE PROVIDED FOR ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS, IF ANY, WHICH MAY BE OF USE TO THE BANK .. BECAUSE NO SPACE HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR ACADEMIC ACHVMNTS OR STRNGTHS..
asim : You can provide any additional information in that space that you believe will enhance your chances of getting selected.


musj7a964 : BEING A BAF STUDENT HOW BECOMING SBI PO IS BENEFICIAL FOR MY CAREER
supratim : First : You are carrying forward what you have learned Second : You will be able to understand the forthcoming changes in Banking Industry Third : You will enjoy your job so will be able to contribute better Fourth : When we contribute from our heart and mind both - then we become professional & get a full filling career . Think in this line. All the best .


a : IN GD DOES ALL THE PEOPLE ARE GIVEN TIME TO SPEAK INDIVIDUALLY AND THEN THEY CAN START THE INTERACTION AMONG THEMSELVES OR NOT
hidayathullah : Sometimes,each participant will be asked to speak about 1 - 2 mins about the topic and then asked to discuss among themselves. Sometimes participants are asked to start the discussion immediately.


musj7a964 : SIR CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT QUESTIONS MAY BE ASK IN INTERVIEW
asim : Questions may pertain to your personality traits, career goals, academic subjects, current affairs, banking terminology/concepts etc


a : ON WHAT BASIS THE INTERVIEW DAY IS SCHEDULED IS IT MARKS WISE?
hidayathullah : Need not be based on marks


soumya : IF ANYONE CONTRADICTS ME DURING GD, DO I NEED TO REPLY AND PUT FORTH MY OPINION OR NOT? CAN I CONTRADICT ANY POINT GIVEN BY ANYONE DURING GD?
supratim : No need to reply an individual . Always address the group . You definitely can put forth your views in humble & audible manner .


a : I AM AN CSE (B TECH) AND I HAVE DONE A FEW COURSES ON WEB DEVELOPMENT CAN I WRITE IT IN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
supratim : Better to put in additional particulars .


soumya : IS THERE ANY PROVISION FOR MOCK GD (ONLINE), FOR THE STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO VISIT THE CENTER?(I AM ALREADY IN VARANASI TO APPEAR IN SBI INTERVIEW AND I AM A STUDENT OF TIME DELHI)
supratim : No . What you can do is - 1) Write your views on a particular topic and then give extempore 2) Next step is to shorten the lines/sentences and give the extempore again .


soumya : SHOULD OUR OPINION ON ANY TOPIC BE PRO GOVERNMENT? THERE ARE SOME TOPICS ON WHICH STAND OF BANKS AND GOVERNMENT DIFFER..
supratim : Your answer/ opinion should have logic in it . You can very well have an different opinion but reasoning for the answer has to be sound.


musj7a964 : SIR ONCE THE MOCK TEST GIVEN BY US THE RESULTS ARE DISPLAYED AND WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO REPEAT THE SAME TEST AGAIN. HOW TO PREPARE OURSELF EFFECTIVELY IN GIVING MOCK TEST.
supratim : Unsolved questions are still with you . Solve them . Learn from your mistakes and then go on to write the next Mock test .


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