Bank of Baroda and Manipal University’s joint initiative ‘Baroda Manipal School of Banking (BMSB)’ will have it’s first batch of 180 students this year. The course offered by BMSB is ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Banking & Finance (PGDBF)’ offered by Manipal University, after successful completion of the course students will be absorbed as Probationary Officers at Bank of Baroda.
The second stage of the selection process is the GD & PI round, the process has already started. So did Career Mitra, we want to provide as much information as possible to help our user community. In this process we had a conversation with Mr. Abhinav, he was shortlisted for the GD & PI and appeared for the process in Delhi on 18 July 2011.
Abhinav has shared his experiences and his views on the GD & PI process conducted by Baroda Manipal School of Banking.
Abhinav is from Patiala, Punjab, he is a computer science engineering graduate from Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering & Technology (BGIET) he has worked for a while (<5 months) he considers as a fresher for obvious reasons.
The first process that happened before the GD & PI was documents verification, after that all participants were made to sit for atleast 3 hours as the panelists were busy with the morning GD & PI participants. His GD started at around 5 p.m and he appeared for the interview at 8 p.m. The conversation is as below:
Q) What was the GD topic about?
A) Call center culture and it’s effects on the Indian culture
Q) How many participants will be there per each GD slot?
A) 10 students per each slot
Q) How was the GD experience?
A) Abhinav although has said it was like a fish market :), but later on admitted that it was very competitive.
Q) Can you tell us more details about how your GD was?
A) In our batch there were 9 students, 7 of them were discussing in favor of the topic, while 2 of us (including Abhinav) was opposing them. So it was tough to convince the seven other wise it went well.
Q) Is there any time frame for GD?
A) Yes, 30 minutes
Q) How was the personal interview and how many panelists were present?
A) It was quite good, the interview panel will have 4 panelists from Bank of Baroda and Manipal University.
Q) Was the interview general in nature or was it related to Banking & Finance?
A) The interview is quite general in nature and is like a job interview with only general questions asked.
BOB entrance test was the first of its kind as this is the first time the course was launched so does the Institute. We asked Abhinav about the entrance test, he recalls and says “the test was difficult, in particular the GK part”. Questions like national bird of China, national symbol was asked, but he was fortunate enough to make it to the second stage.
Finally we asked if he is willing to move to Bangalore if selected for the course, he confidently said yes as he will stay here only for 9 months and bag a government job in exchange.
We thank Abhinav for his views!
Good luck to him & good luck for the rest of the participants.
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