Tips for SBI PO GD-PI

For Interview-
1. Brush up your academics.
2. Read and make many questions from your biodata/DAF.
3. Search extensively about your home town, favourite subjects, hobbies, extra curriculars.
4. Read newspaper for current affairs, social topics etc.
5. Read banking current and basics.
6. Join good coaching for interview preparation like Career Quest.

For GD- 
1. Practice if you have used to do debates, GD in school and college.
2. Prepare some current topics, be prepared for any topic.
3. Take help of your friends and interview teacher.
4. Join good coaching for GD preparation like Career Quest.
5. Read newspaper.

What topics SBI give for actual GD?
SBI is good in conducting good GD. One of the topic was “some rituals and customs are keeping India backward and some individuals and organizations are taking undue advantage of it”. Another topic was "My mother". One of the Career Quest student said that his group got the topic "Judicial activism". Another candidate faced subject “Is remixing good for Indian music?”

What to do during GD?
1. Try to initiate the GD in both rounds.
2. Speak only relevant points.
3. Good 8-9 points are sufficient to impress board members.
4. Maintain eye contact with other members.
5. Be confident and give clarity.

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SBI PO actual interview experience- 
1. Interview board was very cordial.
2. They can ask questions about GD experience, strengths, weaknesses etc.
3. They can ask on current topics like AFSPA, Naxalism, Iraq etc.
4. If you are girl, they can ask you women related topic/issue.
5. Basic banking terms.

Who are the panel members in SBI interview?
Interview panel members are professionals with good nature. They are positive. The panelist consisted of retired AGMs and DGMs of SBI and retired bureaucrats.

What questions panel members can ask?
As discussed above they can ask wide range of questions. Interviews at banks are not always predictable. They may or may not ask questions on banking or SBI. They can start with your work experience, if any. They take interest in your answers. It is more like a discussion than a question-answer session.

* Biodata based questions : Questions based on your biodata like education, hobby, gap etc.
* Personality Checking questions : Like SWOT analysis. Questions of these types are asked to check candidate's personality. 
* Basic Banking Questions  :  You can expect banking questions according to your education background. MBA finance student may get more questions and Engg. candidate may get very basic questions.
* Current Affairs  :  What is happening at local, regional, national and world level. (Source Newspaper)
* General Questions : Based on GK.
* SBI related questions : Know details of SBI from its website.

How coaching institute is useful for me?
Coaching institutes gives you practice, confidence and guidance. They motivate you and try to bring out best in you. If you join good classes, it increases your chances of success.

Which coaching is good for SBI or any bank interview?
Career Quest in Delhi is best and most popular coaching institute for banking interviews and all govt job interviews. Under the guidance of Sanjeev Kabeer sir, this institute provides quality coaching, study material at affordable fees. Contact no. 09990840999, 09811299811.

Expected Interview Questions in SBI:

Tell me about yourself.
Why did you choose this career? 
Tell us about your education?
When did you decide on Banking career? 
Aren’t you over qualified for this position?
How will your professional knowledge be helpful in the Banking career?
Do you have any plans for further education?
Do you have any actual work experience? 
What have you been doing after graduation?
Why are you leaving your current job?
What other career options do you have?
What goals do you have in your career? 
What do you know about banking?
What is a Bank? What is NBFC?
What do you know about SBI? Why are you interested in SBI? 
Why don’t you join some private bank?
How is your professional knowledge useful for SBI?
Why should we select you? 
What will you do if you get a better govt job?
Who is your role model?
Where do you see yourself, five years from now? 
What is your strength? 
What is your weakness?
What are your hobbies?
Tell us about your extracurricular activities.
Will you relocate to another city for job?

Who is the Governor of RBI?
Who is head of SBI?
Who are the deputy governors of RBI?
What are the basics of Monetary policy?
What are the functions of RBI?
What are the important products or schemes launched by SBI recently?
What is CBS? 
What is ‘Green Channel’?
What you know about NEFT/RTGS/IMPS
What is a job of PO?
What is Plastic money? Hot money?
What is an ATM?
What is a ATM card/Debit card /Credit card?
What are the types of bank accounts?
What is a fixed deposit? What is RD?
What is subprime crisis? Eurozone crisis?
What is repo rate, reverse repo, bank rate?
What is SLR?
What is CRR?
What is e-commerce?
What is m-commerce?
What is an NPA?
What is SARFAESI Act?
What is Online Banking and Mobile Banking?
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UPSC IAS Prelims 2014 exams to postponed?

There is uncertainty about UPSC IAS Civil Services Prelims exam 2014 which is scheduled on 24 August 2014. Here are the latest news related to this: 

Statement of Dr. Jitendra Singh in the Lok Sabha

Following is the text of the statement of Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh on Civil Services Examination in the Lok Sabha today:-

“The Government wishes to convey to the Hon’ble Members of the House as well as the agitating student aspirants of Civil Services Exam that the Government is fully aware of the issue and is taking a sympathetic view of the same. We appeal to the students not to cause unnecessary physical and mental agony to themselves, as the Government is already pursuing their cause in right earnest.

The Government has constituted a three Member Committee to look into their grievances and put forward its suggestions. We are writing to the Committee to expedite the process and furnish its report at the earliest, considering the urgency of the matter.

We wish to convey to the Hon’ble Members as well as the students that there will be no bias allowed on the basis of language.

We urge upon these youngsters to end their protest and resume their normal routine.”  (PIB)

Protest by students:

(Photo by The Hindu Newspaper)
A large group of civil services aspirants on Friday staged a protest near the Prime Minister’s official residence on Race Course Road alleging that there was “discrimination against UPSC aspirants from Hindi medium”.
The protesters had camped outside the Tughlaq Road police station till late evening, while smaller groups held similar demonstrations in other parts of the city earlier in the day. Their key demands included meeting the Prime Minister. Several metro stations were also closed down as a safety measure.
This latest round of protests comes a week after a similar protest was held outside Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence demanding a four year age relaxation for the UPSC entrance examination, removal of Civil Service Aptitude Tests (CSATs), simplification of the qualifying paper for English, and non-compulsion to speak in English during interview.
“The UPSC introduced CSAT in 2011. The final results of UPSC examination have demonstrated a trend of negative discrimination against UPSC aspirants from Hindi medium,” said Pawan, one of the protesters at Race Course Road.
“Between 2005 and 2010, the final results had a representation of 10 per cent-15 per cent students from non-English medium. In 2013, this percentage dwindled to almost 2.3 per cent. This year, amidst the successful number of 1,122 candidates, only 26 are from Hindi medium,” he added.
The students gathered themselves at Race Course Road after peacefully marching from Mukherjee Nagar and adjoining areas, famous for preparation of Civil Services Examinations, arguably the most gruelling examination in the country.
“The trend set by this government in actualising the usage of Hindi for official purposes has been a huge boost for us. Therefore, we hope that the PMO will listen to us,” said Sachin, another protester. (The Hindu newspaper NEW DELHI, June 28, 2014)

What UPSC says:
There is official statement from UPSC till 16 July 2pm. So at present one can not predict what will happen about prelims 2014.

What aspirants should do?
Intensive preparation for the exam is required. So keep yourself involved in reading, question solving and revision. Do not wait for upsc verdict.

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