Interview Experience- Shikhar Mann (Syndicate Bank)
Name: Shikhar Mann
Venue: SYNDICATE BANK, ZONAL OFFICE, NEW DELHI.
Interview date: 23 April, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm
As my GD PI was scheduled on 2:30 pm, I reached the venue at 1:30 pm. We were asked to sit in a room where document verification was going on. A total of 24 candidates were asked to report in my batch, out of which 4 were absent. It took long time for biometric and documents verification as it was the lunch time for bank employees. We were done with all the formalities by 4:30 pm. Then, after dividing us in groups we were called for group discussion by 5 pm.
We were a group of 9 candidates. We were called in a room and asked to sit. There were 2 officers seated. One was a representative of IBPS and other one was a representative of Syndicate bank.
They gave us a writing pad and a pen and told us to relax first and not to be tensed.
Then, they gave us topic for GD — “DO YOU THINK INDIA IS READY TO TACKLE CYBER THREATS?”
We all were given 4 to 5 minutes to write on this topic. After that they asked each candidate randomly their views on the same. Most of them were in negative, a couple of them being in positive. I said that India is not yet ready enough to tackle cyber threats but is moving ahead strongly in this direction, with my points on the topic.
After giving every candidate chance to speak and express his/her views, we were asked to discuss a conclusion on the topic. I said 2 points in that discussion also.
My interview took place at around 7 pm as I was 3rd last in my batch. Interview panel consisted of 7 members: 6 males and 1 female. I went inside and wished everyone good evening and they asked me to sit.
M1: (I thought he was head of interview panel) Introduce yourself.
M1: You have done Mathematics (honours), then why not M.Sc. ?
Me: Sir, because I don’t want to be a teacher.
M1: Why banking?
F1: How does banks help in growth of economy?
M2: How does bank earn from that?
M1: But more deposit means more money to be given as interest rates.
M1: Isse bank employees ki salary aur bijli pani ka kharcha nikal jata hai?
F1: Thank you Shikhar…
Me: Thank you mam. Have a nice day to all.
My interview hardly took 5 to 6 minutes. It was good. Now I am awaiting for the final results to come. Fingers crossed. All the best to those who have interview in the following days.