Interviewer: How did you clear the SBI PO exam in the first attempt?
Nidhi: I completed my graduation from Jesus and Mary College(DU) and I am not from an engineering background.
I completed my graduation in 2018.
If I can do it I think anyone can do it.
There is no constraint of percentage in SBI like we have in RBI.
Interviewer: Why did you choose the banking sector and not the private sector?
Nidhi: Placements were in a small number in my college.
After college, I got nothing in the private sector.
Due to which I had migraines also, I could not concentrate on anything.
I had to prove myself and the government sector is the best platform where I can prove myself.
I wanted a government job and SSC was a time taking process.
No paternal or maternal side was in the government sector.
Interviewer: How did you prepare for the prelims exam of SBI PO?
Nidhi: In prelims, we have three sections.
We get 20 minutes for each section.
You have to attempt high with accuracy
In prelims, only your basic understanding is asked.
Solve Reasoning puzzles
Complete you’re your basics in 1 month.
Before prelims, I gave 45 mocks
Don’t be around the cutoff. Always try to score 15/20 marks above cutoff.
The cutoff is made by us
Always see the percentile
Aim beyond 95 percentile
In my first mock, I got 45 percentile.
A few days before prelims of SBI PO I was getting 98 /99 percentile.
Interviewer: What was your strategy for the Mains exam?
Nidhi: For mains, I would say that don’t wait for prelims to get over and then study for mains.
Study only for mains from the starting.
Gk and banking awareness is included in the mains paper.
Revise every topic 3-4 times from every subject.
Interviewer: What was your strategy for the Descriptive Test?
Nidhi: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
I watched Current affairs topics by Prashant Dhawan Sir (study IQ)
Interviewer: How did you manage your time?
Nidhi: I gave one mock before mains and I got negative marks in it.
For mains, only knowledge in depth is required. Give mocks only for prelims and ovoid giving mocks for SBI PO mains exam.
Interviewer: Throw some light on the Interview Process?
Nidhi: A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO 2019 will be further called for a GD-PI session wherein they will face a panel of selectors discussing on their past experience and questions related to General Knowledge and of the Banking Sector.
The marks allocated to these rounds are: Group Discussion – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks
The topic I got was USA -China trade war.
Basically, Teamwork is seen.
Don’t be aggressive in GD(Group Discussion)
At last, confidence is very much required.
Interviewer: What kind of Resources did you refer for current affairs?
Nidhi: The editorial part is very much required in any newspaper. Gaurav Garg’s sir video is very helpful for this.
Interviewer: How to tackle stress and management?
Nidhi: Stress is there and for it you can listen to light music, get relax. When I missed my LIC AAO by a few marks, I was sad for a few days then I got back to studies cause there is no alternative.
Interviewer: How much of social media did you use?
Nidhi: The Same question was asked from me in my SBI PO interview.
Fb/instagram/WhatsApp/telegram: I was not active in any of the following, I think this was the reason I cleared my SBI PO exam in the first attempt.
Interviewer: Would you like to say thanks to anyone?