SBI Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(B.M.M background, 89 % in 12th and 82 % in 10th.) 
Group Discussion:
  • “Capital Punishment Should be banned”
Personal Interview:
  • 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? What is your greatest strength?
  • What is your weakness?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(B. Tech background, with academic profile as 8.3 CGPA, 84% in 12th and 91% in 10th.)
Group Discussion:
  • “Beauty Contests degrade womanhood”
Personal Interview:
  • What have you been doing after graduation?
  • Why are you leaving your current position? ( for working professionals)
  • What other career options do you have?
  • What goals do you have in your career?
  • How do you plan to achieve these goals?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(Bachelor’s in Finance, 97% in 12th and 79.2% in 10th.)
Group Discussion:
  • “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”
Personal Interview:
  • What is a Bank?
  • Why do you want to work in the Banking industry?
  • What do you know about our company? (Should have an idea about important products from various banks, tag lines etc…)
  • Why are you interested in our company?
  • Why don't you join some private company? What is your long-term objective?
  • Where do you see yourself, five years from now?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(B.Sc. in Zoology, 89.5% in 12th and 74% in 10th.)
Group Discussion:
  • “Speculation is an art of Life”
Personal Interview:
  • 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?
  • Do you have any location preferences?
  • Will you relocate?
  • Who is your role model?
  • What are your short-term goals?
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(B.Sc. in Botany, 91.3% in 12th and 65% in 10th.)
Group Discussion:
  • “Is Inflation always harmful?”
Personal Interview:
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Tell us about your extracurricular activities.
  • Questions related to your achievements?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you handle pressure well? Why should I hire you? 
  • What will you do if you get a better offer?
  • What do you know about banking?
  • How is your professional knowledge useful for our organization?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(B.Sc. in Botany, 93% in 12th and 96% in 10th.)
Group Discussion:
  • “Should There Be A Global Language?”
Personal Interview:
  • What do you mean by repo rate and reverse repo rate?
  • What is Sensex and Nifty?
  • State the basic difference between cheque and demand draft.
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What do you mean by fiscal deficit?
  • What are CRR and SLR rates?
  • Why do you enter banking field after engineering?
  • Tells us one trait of yours that would be helpful for our bank?
  • State one decision of your life that has changed your approach towards life.
  • Mention your three strengths and weaknesses.
  • State some of your interests.
  • Do you have any questions for the interviewer?
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