20th May 2011
I attended Bank Negara's assessment session. Where? At BNM's headquarter in KL.
Time : 0800 - 1230 hours.
Number of candidates for the last group of the whole BNM's assessment session was four person.
BNM's assessment session had been carried out for the past fortnight. Total candidates involved was 150.
The assessment was divided into three parts.
1st part - Essay writing
2nd part - Group Presentation
3rd part - Individual Presentation and Interview
Time given to complete the task : 1 hour
One hour was given to complete two essays ; one in Malay(part A) and one in English(part B).
For both parts, there were two questions. The topic varies for each year.
In part A, I decided to answer Q1
" Pelaksanaan waktu bekerja lima hari banyak membawa kebaikan kepada individu, keluarga dan negara. Bincangkan "
In part B, I chose to answer Q2
" Credit card is more of a trend than a need. Discuss "
MyComment : I've tried my best even though I wasn't able to give the best answer (due to time constraint--alasan, SIGH -_-" )
Discussion : 20 minutes
Presentation : 30 minutes
We were given a situation.
" You organization has just formed a Volunteer Team (VT). The VT has to organize a fund-raising activity for charity purpose. RM15,000 is allocated for the activity. Discuss with your VT committee members regarding how do you want to organize the activity. Then, present you proposal to the board of directors for their approval. Ensure that you take into account a few important matters such as logistic, security, food and beverages and whatever that is necessary for an event/activity. "
I was the Project Manager. It was quite tensed because we have to do the discussion in front of the panels.
Everyone was eager to speak. But alhamdulillah, the discussion and the group presentation went well.
MyComment : The presentation was not so good. We ourselves were not very satisfied with our work.
Individually, I've done a quite good job. However, there are ROOOOOMS for improvement in me. :)
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVIEW
Preparation : 15 minutes
Presentation : 10 minutes
Interview : unlimited
I chose to present on the topic of (the topic varies for each year).. " CREATIVITY AND EFFICIENCY : WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT?"
Alhamdulillah. I was able to explain to them clearly(insyaAllah). I made a choice and I stick to my choice regardless whatever happen.
Regarding the interviewing part, it was very casual and relax. No stress at all. Full of laughter but still serious.
The panel of interviewers asked a lot of questions esp about your personality. The questions were in different form with one objective : to get to know one's personality. The interview part was the best part among the three. FANTASTIC and ENJOY!!
It's a valuable experience to attend BNM's assessment session.
MyComment : Alhamdulillah,I think I've done my best for the 3rd part.
Overall : F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. Invaluable experience. Enjoy.
hopefully, I will secure the Kijang Scholarship Award from Bank Negara Malaysia, INSYAALLAH.
- Keep praying for me guys and girls -