Bank PO Interview Preparation

Session Plan For Bank PO Interview Batch

Dates : 2 Sept to 25 Sept
Material : PI book & Bio Data Form.

Bank Interview & Group Discussion Plan :

For Interview:

1. Introduction
2. Banking Knowledge
3. Current Affairs
4. Communication Skills
5. Presentation
6. Body Language
7. 4 Mock Interviews Per Student in 25 Days with 5 panellist
8. Three Final Interviews By Directors & Bank Officials.

For Group Discussion :

1. Knowledge of Current Issues, social schemes and sports related topics.
2. Communication Skills
3. Delivery Skills
4. 10 Group Discussion Classes.
5. 2 Final Group Discussion By expert panel.
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GD / PI Round for SBI PO:-


Gd Round : 20 marks

Personal Interview: 30 marks

Total marks: 50 marks

A combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in main examination and interview after the conduction of the interview.

SBI PO interview is to test the Candidate’s GK, communicative skills and ability to make informed decisions at the right time. However the final selection will be based on the candidate’s overall performance in the interview.


How To Prepare Successfully for the Final GD / Pi:

  • Gd can be a tensed situation for someone, 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.
  • Think rationally at the time of GD
  • Keep a tab on current events.
  • Be clear and concise.
  • It is not necessary to start the GD
  • In the second round of Gd, try to refuse points raised in the discussion.
  • Prepare your profile very well.
  • You should know basic of the sector you are entering


Group Interview Topics

  • Topics in GD are usually very generic in nature. It would help if you keep yourself updated  with the latest happenings in the country and outside. Some of the topics that are expected to be given for the GD round include ‘How is Swaach Bharat Abhiyan currently important for India?’, ‘What is your opinion on the current India China stand off?’, etc.
  • Please have a clear opinion on such topics. And express your views with the support of facts and analysis.
  • If you are unclear about the topics, let others speak first and gather ideas on it meanwhile and then express your views.
  • Generally, each member is asked to talk about the given topic for 2 minutes but the sequence may be random i.e. anyone can start the discussion followed by an open discussion for 5 minutes.
  • You must be very clear about your views on the topics you discuss in the GD round because the panel members would be observing it closely and might ask you questions about the same during the personal interview round.

Interview Tips

  • Before the Job Interview, research, prepare and rehearse. Anticipate the questions you might be asked such as ‘Why do you want to join banking sector?’ and be ready with answers to these questions.
  • Be prepared to questions related to your personal interests, hobbies, and places you have lived or traveled to. This is basically to test your general awareness.
  • On the day of the interview, make sure your interview attire is neat, tidy and appropriate. Women should avoid strong perfume, heavy jewelry or makeup. Men, make sure you are clean shaven, hair is cut short and shoes are well polished.
  • Plan your time so that you make it to the interview five to ten minutes early. And most importantly, don’t forget to turn off your phone before you head into the interview.
  • During the interview, start your interview with a smile – it makes the interview atmosphere pleasant and friendly. Sit only when asked to do so, sit up straight and look the interviewer right in the eye. Lean forward a bit; this shows that you are enthusiastic and curious to listen and talk.
  • Carry a positive and a confident tone and speak with clarity. Never argue but present your point professionally. Keep in mind that the panelist has some idea about most of the fields. Don’t get distracted – make sure you maintain eye contact with your interviewer.
  • The most important part of the interview is the question about basic banking. You may be asked about the services provided by commercial banksRole of RBIBank InterestTypes of Bank AccountsPublic BanksPrivate Banks etc.

An interview on an average lasts for 15-20 minutes. If uncertain about any question, it is safe to say no.

The panel is not trying to test you on your knowledge but more on your analytical and communication skills.

These interview tips will help you cover everything you need to know to successfully ace SBI PO interview.


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