SBI (State Bank of India) will conduct the Interview and Group Discussions for all the candidates who cleared SBI PO 2018 Mains exam. The final Interview round for SBI PO Recruitment 2018 will help the candidates for final seat allotment in the respective participating organization. Interview by SBI are conducted to test a candidate’s General knowledge, Communication skills, Personality Traits etc. to make the final decision for SBI PO 2019 Selection. Candidate’s final selection will be based on the performance in Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion and Personal Interview altogether.
GD (Group Discussion) for SBI PO 2018 will comprise of 20 marks whereas Interview of 30 marks. Candidates should consider important tips to crack the interview and group discussion in SBI PO 2018 as discussed below in the article.
SBI PO 2018 Interview – Important points to remember
Below are some important points which every candidate preparing for SBI PO 2018 Interview should keep in mind.
Collect all required documents in order
The most important thing before going for an interview is to get all the documents and place them in set order which you should remember. Make a checklist of all the things you need to carry before going for the interview. Original and self-attested copies should be carried in a folder.
Read Newspaper on the daily basis
Candidates should be well aware of the current affairs and important news happening during that time. Candidates should read the newspaper or should follow any news mobile app or website to stay aware of all the happenings. Most important, candidates should be aware of financial news happening around to stay one step ahead for the personal interview.
Prepare popular subjects from Graduation
It is expected in an interview to answer thorough questions related to graduation subjects and candidates should answer those questions with confidence as they were their major subjects for which they also gave university/college exams.
Go through the popular interview questions and write brief answers
Candidates should prepare the answers for most popular interview questions which are asked by writing them on a sheet of paper. It will help boost up confidence while speaking in front of the interviewer.
Don’t memorize the answers. Just be clear with points whatever you will say in an interview.
Learn to say “No” in a polite manner
There will be some situations where a candidate might require to say “NO” while answering a question. Hence, it is necessary to say in a polite manner. It’s not necessary to answer every question when you don’t know the correct answer. It will be better to say “NO” instead of throwing random guesses for answers but “educated guesses” should be used for questions asked in the interview.
Be “Yourself” and confident in whatever you say
Try to rediscover yourself by questioning yourself. What are your weaknesses and strengths, hobbies and interests, your work experience etc. You will have to be sure of yourself to become a banker inn front of the interviewers(No matter, what your real goal in life is). You should not use any kind of fake accent or fake behaviour in front of the interviewers. Poper rational and logic should be present behind whatever you say as it depicts your confidence.
Dress well and not lavishly
An interview is not a fashion show and hence, try to be dressed according to a formal office. Males should go with a light striped shirt with trousers along with a tie. (Recommended suit but not mandatory), Balck shoes and should be well polished. Females should go with a saree or salwar. If in case, somebody wants to go in western, trousers along with light coloured shirts will be fine.
Revise Banking terms, Research the organization and state
Candidates should revise important banking terms to answer them with confidence during the interview. Revising and learning important banking terms in a specific order will help candidates crack a bank interview. There is no need to go in depth for every topic, just need to be confident about the definition you have prepared in your mind.
Candidates should research about the SBI for the interview and should know about the state where they are conducting the interview.
Important traits for SBI PO 2018 Interview
- Confidence while speaking
- Temperament in handling questions and answering them
- Behavior (Most important): Dressing sense and way of talking, standing, sitting
- Leadership Quality
- Ability to handle unexpected situations and handle pressure during stressful conditions
- Family and Educational Background
- Knowledge about banking sector