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March 01, 2009

Actual ICICI PO experience: Written test, GD & Interview

Rajeesh R had recently got selected in the ICICI PO program and he sent me a nice mail thanking for the materials I blogged in the post: Online Papers and study material for ICICI PO Exam.

I reproduce the partial content of the mail below:Being a nice soul as he is, he wanted to share his ICICI PO experience and sent me the same to publish it in the blog, so that future ICICI PO aspirants can get some insights.

Thank you Rajeesh for the noble gesture. Hope other people would share their experiences, by posting comments to this post. Here goes the ICICI PO experience of Rajeesh:

Actual ICICI Written test experience:
I had my Written test in Chennai centre. After my app test only I saw your interview tips. So I just prepared only percentage and loss & profit based problems (as I had problems related to it in Bank exam papers, which I downloaded through Google) and other than that I didn't prepared anything.

My ICICI Written test experience is as follows:
1) English comprehension type in which we have to choose which one in true and false according to the passage.
I did well that part as I believe pure concentration is enough to choose the correct options. I didn't read full passage but first I read the question and choose the answer for that from the paragraph. This helped me to take more time to choose correct answer.

2) Numerical Problem type: Half of the questions are known as I prepared %,loss & profit problems and I did well those problem and also solved some other problems and at last I had 10 to 8 unsolved problem which I do not know to answer. I choose the answer which I felt may be correct.

3) Verbal reasoning, in that also I choose which I felt as absolute one.

4) Solving diagram & shapes: Many sequential diagrams are given and asked to choose which one follows that sequence. First I find out what is the sequence in diagram and then chosen the answer.

Actual ICICI GD and PI interview experience:
I had my ICICI GD and PI interview on 21st February, 2009 in Chennai.
Mine is 9.45 batch and I went there by 9 am. We were asked to seat in canteen floor. When I went there the first batch (9.00) candidates are seated separately by 12 in group. Before I called for verification I made new friends there and spoke about what will be GD topic (it was case study) and had intro with them.

By 10.30 our batch had GD. An HR person gave us some 3 pages sheet and asked us to read it and speak about it. The GD topic given to us is AS A PRESIDENT OF AN UNIVERSITY HOW WILL I ALLOT MONEY FOR VARIOUS DEPT IN THAT UNIV.

After giving topic HR person went out for 5min and while going out he spoke to another HR person that he selected 11 in previous batch and I heard what he said. This gave me confidence that rejection is less so if we speak well and clear, we can be selected.

We had 15min to share our ideas and a girl in our batch started first. I kept silent for first 5 min and listened to others speech.
When I started to speak I said some points which others didn't said and it was accepted by others too. Then at last HR asked us to stop and gave chances to persons who didn't speak well. Then he asked one in us to give a conclusion. Ten of us got selected for PI.

We asked to have psychometric test in a private net center and four of my friends from our GD batch went together and finished that test.

By 4 pm I was called for PI. There were 3 cabins for PI. The instructor who called us, made 4 of us to sit near a cabin and others in 2nd cabin. I was waiting in 2nd cabin till 6 and kept me relaxed and cool.

The same instructor came and called my name and asked me WHY U'R SITTING? U R SUPPOSED TO BE IN 3rd CABIN?

For a min I got tensed coz he only asked me to sit in 2nd cabin.
Then I went to 3rd cabin and my friend was there in room. He was interviewed by 2 HR.I was sitting outside what HR would thought me as I was not there when I was called by them.

Finally my turn came, the first question asked to me is WHERE U HAVE BEEN WHEN WE CALLED U?

I explained what happened and they got convinced. My 2nd question was
ARE U READY TO WORK IF U POSTED ANYWHERE IN INDIA?
I said YES SIR,I CAN ADAPT TO ANY ENVIRONMENT SO I AM READY SIR.

3rd question ABOUT YOUR FAMILY? WHAT IS YOUR DAD'S ANNUAL INCOME?
I answered him. He noted the annual income I said and my dad's profession.

4th question WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGE IN YOUR ACADEMICS?
I answered him. He noted the percentages also.

5th question DO U KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ICICI?
I prepared well for this question and said its history, awards won in 2008 and about its total profit and assets detail in numbers.

6th question WILL U WORK IN SALES DEPT?
I took few seconds to answer him. I said that sales field is not suitable for me, I'm not having experience in sales and asked him what about other departments?
He asked me am I have any experience in solving customer problems, passing cheques...He said not to be worried they will train me and make sales field suitable for me. I said then I'm ready to work in sales sir.

At last he asked me DO U HAVE ANY QUESTION?
I said YES SIR ABOUT TRAINING.
He asked WHAT U WANT TO KNOW ABOUT TRAINING?
I said IS THERE ANT CUTT-OFF IN TRAINING TO GET CLEAR FOR GETTING JOB?
He said YES,U HAVE TO SCORE 80% OVERALL TO GET CLEAR.
I said OK SIR, THEN I WIL TRAIN HARD TO GET 80%

Then they shaken my hand and said OK RAJEESH, ALL THE BEST.
I said THANK YOU SIR and left the room.

This is my experience Sir, Kindly send me suggestions about what mistake I did in this interview so that I could rectify it.

Thank you.

My comments:
No Rajeesh, I could not find any mistakes in your interview conduct. That is why you got selected!For future ICICI aspirants:
In GD, it may quite be possible that entire group may be selected - here in group of Rajeesh, 10 out of 12 were selected. So do not ruin your chances by showing your meanness to other group members - by dominating the group or making negative criticism.

96 comments :

Abi said...

Hey rajeesh..even i was in d same batch..hope u remember me..nice to c u here :)

Alok said...

I have appeared for aptitude test of icici po prog for aug 2009 batch.
I want to know when will the results be declared.the aptitude test process ended on 3 may. kindly tell me if any one has any idea. my id
rana2018_alok@rediffmail.com

Anonymous said...

iam selected for aptitude test..i want to know how to prepare for gd..plz reply me..

Anonymous said...

Hi, I got thru the ICICI aptitude test for august batch. Kindly let me know wat kind of GD topics are possible thanks.

Anonymous said...

i cleared my written test for icici po. pls let me know how 2 prepare 4 GD

Rajesh said...

Hi this is rajesh.i want to know the final result of icici po drive may 2009.and where can i get the result.ply reply i m very keen to know the result

soundar said...

hello rajesh., i am saranya, applied for ICICI TEST PO DRIVE.. i didnt get the meaning full of test.. so, please can you explain about this test..

with thanks & regards

Ishant said...

Hi I m Ishant
I have cleared Written for feb 11 batch
I m Preparing for GD-PI .
can u suggest what possible topics be there..
Please reply asap i have only two more days to prepare.
Mu id is Ishantv@gmail.com

nizamudeen said...

hi am nizam...
i hav cleared written test for feb11 batch am preparing for gd and pi can u plz help me out how to prepare for it ...plz say me some imp topics of gd.....i have my gd on this tuesday(9-2-2010) ...so send me reply as early as possible
my mail id (nizam88eceaj@gmail.com,nizam88eceaj@live.com)
Regards
Nizamudeen

Prasanta Bora said...

Nizam,
Please find in this blog post some very valuable info on ICICI GD topic & Interview.

Ishant said...

Hi!

I checked my date of gd-pi it is 9-02-2010
so it will be on same day as of nizam's.

I got a mail to fill Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) before appearing for GD-PI

Can anyone have stuff to share on this

Thanks & Regards
Ishant

abhinav sharma said...

ihave my gd/pi on the 19th of feb ..i have filled u the questionaire ..i guess 1 has to b frank and clear in the mind while filling up the responses..coz they may trap u sumwhere in between..so b clear as to wat ur behaviour and attitude's like..n go 4 it..

biplab said...

Hi Rajesh i am Biplab Mazumdar..

I cleared the icici po written test held on 24th of jan..Can you please help me to get through the gd..

aastha said...

hi........
i'm prepring for gd on 15th feb for icici po 2010 batch.........
could anyone please guide me hw i mst prepare 4 it nd tell abt d mst expected topics......
my timings fr gd is at 3pm, so will PI be on d same day ?
also tell abt opq form to be filled....
my id is aasthavadhera@gmail.com

sundeep said...

hi..............
i cleared the icici po programme written test ... can any one please send me gd topics and stuff for interview . My Id is sundeep.foranything@gmail.com

Vivek said...

Hello,
I m Birendra.. i have cleared written test of ICICI PO 6th batch i have my GD on 19 Feb.. Can anyone guide me abt GD.. this is my first time i m appearing for that..i m nervous..if found any stuff pls email at bsthakur3186@gmail.com. One more thing guys.. I m unable to fill questionare form can somebody help me..

Ishant said...

Hi guys!

Don't worry about GD-PI.
To clear GD: just one and only one advice say something when gd is going but that something should be relevent to topic. And i assure you everyone of you will have atleast 3 good points to say.
It will be a case study and dat is so vast that u can talk about it for 1 hr .

And yes PI will be on the same day if you batch is at 3 then be prepare to stay there till 9:00 p.m.

ALL THE BEST! to everyone.

Hope to see you in campus

anony said...

i have cleared the written icici po i just wanted to know the location where the po training for icici is being offered is lucknow as their centre plz reply

anony said...

i have cleared the written icici po i just wanted to know the location where the po training for icici is being offered is lucknow as their centre plz reply

amie said...

hello frienz...
I jus wannna have sum idea or u cn say gd topics n pi stuff & post it at this bloggr.....
plllllz.....post it asap.....
thnxxx!!!!!!!!

fjdf78reug said...

hello evryone.i havd same qstn as amie said.plzzlet me kno wht kind of topic can form the gd.plzz let me kno ASAP.

fjdf78reug said...

hello evryone.i havd same qstn as amie said.plzzlet me kno wht kind of topic can form the gd.plzz let me kno ASAP.

youngistan said...

hi,,,,,,,,m kandarp here,
m also selected for GD/PI,..mine is on 16feb-2010..tomorrow...

hope 4 d best....

my best advice for case study is take safer side..rather than speaking on basic things,,,say something new...

Stallion of scneario said...

sir, i m shrt listd 4 gd/pi nd i ws supose 2 attnd it on 15th feb in pune bt cz of sum resns i cudnt do it. so, is thr any chance 2 ask 4 anthr date 4 gd/pi? plz, guide me on it. i evn tryd cal thm bt no bdy respndn thr.

diviya said...

Hello friends.. I am from BE/ECE. I am going to attend GD and PI on 27th Feb. What r all the questions that we may expect about switching careers from Engineering to Banking?

asha said...

Hello friends please share ur gd experiences i have it on 22nd

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Nishith said...

I had my GD-PI on 18th feb @ ahemedabad.

GD:

It more kind of a "case study"
where we have given 2 pages case study about "final semester picnic @ ur college we have given budget of the pic and no of days too"
There were four places to visit:AGRA,GOA,DARGILING etc..

Initially a fellow started the gd with his favor to visit GOA and somebody have chosen to visit AGRA instead of GOA.

I have shared my view to visit GOA rather than AGRA and given the reason....And that was accepted..

Almost 50% students (6 th students) had cleared GD.in my batch and that was maximam @ that time because in earlier batch there were only 25%(3 aspirants) had cleared......

then we were given that diclaration form to declare that you are not connected with any kind of criminal activities.....I think that was formality....

After half an hour my turn comes for PI .

First question I was asked that is
"why u want ur career in banking as being an engineer?"
ans: frankly I had told him that An engineer can be a good bank manager because Mr K.V. kamath (previous MD and CEO of ICICI) was a mechanichal engineer although he was also MBA from IIM-A.I think every engineer should be prepared for this question.

2-q)what do u know about banking?
3-q)what is fullform of ICICI?
4-q)Givw the types of account you can see in banking?

I don't know whether I will be selected or not but actually I don't want because I like to go ahead as an engineer .

But for all othrer aspirants I wish allthe best be practical and frank....

Prasanta Bora said...

Nishith,
Thank you for sharing...
This actually would help the people going for the GD/PI.

Thanks and best wishes again.

asha said...

Thank u so much nishith...since no has posted there gd xperience.....

nitti said...

is anybody aware dat when d final results of d intervier will be out?

Pratibha said...

THANKS NISHITH & RAJEESH.....for sharing ur experience, that really helped me....
Guys do anyone know when the interview results will be announced....i had it on 22nd feb....

AYYAPPAN said...

any one ..know about icici po 2010 interview results

youngistan said...

hey guys,,,m kandarp here,once again,,,,,frm baroda,,

m also selected in GD n den 4 PI..mine also case study but we have to select a course which should be introduced in our colg's new year,,,,choices are 1)MEDIA AND JOURNALISM,,,2)ANIMATION,3)BANKINGFINANCE,,4)INSURANCE,,N AONTHER ONE,,.I discussed ON MEDIA AND JOURNALISM,.it was awesome,,.now waiting 4 final result,,,dey said after GD/PI u will get call within 2 week,,but ,,,,,,???


i thnk result is going 2 announce in next 1-2 week,,,

Pratibha said...

Hello everyone.....the result is expected to be out on 20th march.......

Pratibha said...

my phone number has changed i have to intimate to icici bank....can anyone tell me how i can update my number....

Nitin Raj said...

hello everyone, can anyone tell when is the final result for ICICI PO expected?

pRITHWi said...

Hi, this is Prithwiraj Sengupta from Kolkata. Thanks Rajeesh for your wonderful explaination about the entire program. I followed all your tips and you cant beleive I got the same topic in GD as you have got. Gave my 100% in GD and PI and finally I have got the offer letter from ICICI. I will be joining ICICI Manipal Academy on 3rd August.

Thanks for your tips and suggestions dude.

Deepika said...

hi
2 all of u
i am selected for the aptitude test can any1 tell me how to prepare for this xam my email id is Deepika22589@yahoo.com please guide

parveen said...

is there any one from vijayawada who are going to join icici on august 3rd?plz contact.my no 9030615816.my id:pathan.3288@gmail.com

gunn said...

sir
my GD is on 21 aug 2010.plz tell me the gd topics and hoe to prepare.m giving the 1 st time gd..m soo nervous about that .plz reply me
gunn.gupta19@gmail.com
9258740642

naveen said...

sir
my GD/PI iss on 22 aug .
so please tell me some current topics for GD and the full Procedure for these tasks
rply me on
naveenrao1988@indiatimes.com

nitesh said...

hi sir,

my GD is on 20 aug 2010. please tell me the GD topics, what kind of topics come in GD of icici bank so i can have a little knowledge about them.

or Please call me on 9323838793

Please sir help me!!!!

krishna said...

hi 2 all
i have gd on 20th august can anybody tell me how exactly the gd takes place

Sahithi Manthripragada said...

hi, i'm sahithi, took the ICICI writtentest on 31st july, and yesterday i got a mail informing that i got through the test.
i've been askd to go thrugh the given link nd change password, and also answer the OPQ, bt, i couldnt find where the OPQ is..
so, plzzzz help me out.

Aekagra Saxena said...

hello sir
i got call for Gd which is to be held on 20th aug in bhopal. so could you please give me some suggestion regarding the same and what type of questions they ask in interview.

deepika said...

hi 2 all of u
i m selected for GD pi which will be held on 20th in Jaipur can any1 tell what is next step for it beoz i did'nt get any mail frm icici but got sms 2day

santosh said...

haaii friends,,i am having my gd on 20th.. so could u pls help me by sending some gd(case studies) topics

Deepika said...

hi
nd congr 2 all of u
sir i m selected for GD ,pi
plzz tell me the GD topics, what kind of topics come in GD of ICICI bank so i can have a some knowledge about them.
hy there is any 1 frm jaipur
id deepika22589@yahoo.com

gunn said...

hi guys...i have cleared the GD on 21 aug,,,,its very easy 4 me...case study is there...PI is also done...nw jt w8 4 resultt......

ambika said...

hi i am ambika i got selected for GD..Can u plz say hw 2 prepare for GD and wht kind of topics thy will ask?.

Bhanu said...

hai 2 all dis is Bhanu chandar.B i selected for icici GD/PI on 4th sep,i want to know the process of (case study)..Mr.rajesh, Mr.prithwi plzzzzz i want ur valuable suggestions .iam waiting for ur reply my mail id:bhanu.bbc123@gmail.com

veena said...

hii..i too attended the PO drive and GD/PI rounds were very cool..gd topic was a case study and u try to initiate the topic..rejection is very less in dis round..the thing is u need to speak smthing abt the topic..and PI was too kewl..i was asked abt some general qs and persnal interests..so get prepared well and al the very best to all..:)

Ramachandiran said...

Hii..friends me too attended the interview..it was nice..can anyone tell when ll be the results out

Ramachandiran said...

Hii..friends me too attended the interview..it was nice..can anyone tell when ll be the results out

Bhanu said...

hai 2 all...Bhanu again here i cmpltd GD/PI on 4 sep,, iam waiting for results..plz fndz if u have any information abt results plz inform me(bhanu.bbc123@gmail.com)r(09741612298)

Surendra said...

I got selection in ICICI PO, my GD and Interview held on 22 Aug 2010, at Bhopal.
I am an Engineer from Computer Science Branch and I already selected in Zensar Company.

Now I am confused that what should i choose..!!

If any experienced person is reading my comment than plz suggest me the appropriate choice,

plz hurry couz last date for joining ICICI PO is 30 sept. So I have 3 days only to decide it.

k, w8ing for response..... Thank you,
my mail id is (surendra.rajput88@gmail.com)

mamidala said...

hi
this is satheesh i cleared my aptitude test for po may11 any one can help me what kind of topics will ask in gd...any body plz inform me my id sat.mamidala@gmail.com

Santhosh.CH said...

hi friends...My name is santhosh, i have been shortlisted for GD/PI rounds, could any one post your previous experiences as nitish....My interview date is 03-03-2011

srikanth narra said...

hey guys sateesh and santos.ch please contact me
ph no:9160238813
mail id:kanthieng@gmail.com

youngdynamites said...

hi friends...My name is yugandhar, i have been shortlisted for GD/PI rounds, could any send me general interview questions and GD topics. please guide me how to clear GD/PI. my mail ID "yugandhar417@gmail.com"

supriya said...

i am supriya.i have completede my MCA. i m selected for gd/pi which will be held on 3/3/2011.what kind of topic asked in gd/pi...plz help me tell me which type of question they asked.. and tell me the interview question also..plz inform me on my email id. guptasupriya97@gmail.com... im waiting 4 ur rply...plz do rply as soon as possible..

moje said...

Hai friends,
this is mojesh badisetty i cleared my aptitude test for PO may2011 any one of you plz help me that what kind of topics will ask in gd.. how to prepare for the PI... plz any one inform to me my mail id is: mojeshbadi@gmail.com

moje said...

hi
this is mojesh badisetty i have cleared my aptitude test for PO may2011 any one can help me what kind of topics will ask in gd and hoe to prepare for PI..............
any one plz inform to me my mail id:
mojeshbadi@gmail.com

Laxmi Kanth Reddy.K said...

hiiiii any body from hyderabad............on 3-3-2011 plzzzzzzzzz tell mee some gd topics

gunda said...

hi
this is vasudha,i have cleared my aptitude test for po may 2011 any one of u plz help me what kind of topics asked in gd and how to prepare for pi at gundavasudha@gmail.com plz guide me

sunilkumar said...

hi friends im Sunil from hyderabad i cleared in aptitude and have an interview on march 5th...so kindly pls tell how to prepae...my email-id munjetisunilkumar@gmail.com

kalyan said...

HI friends, this is kalyan,,cleared aptitute test and waiting for gd/pl rounds,,,,little bit tensed about this round,,anybody can giv me sugestion for preparing for this rounds and tips to clear this round,,

Ajithkumar said...

hi this is ajith i hv cleared written please send the topics of gd.my mail id is ajithkumar.j426@gmail.com

bachi said...

this is bhaskar.ihave qualified for icici po. pls tell me the GD/PI topics.My mail id bacgijbs@gmail.com

nancy said...

hi dis is nancy,cleared atitude test,can anyone tell me the gd topics.my interview is on 4th march in hyderabad..

srinu said...

hi friends,

this is srinivas. I have cleared written test and my gd is on march 5th.Please tel me how to prepare 4 gd and pi.
srinivasulup.51@gmail.com

bachi said...

Hi This is bhaskar.i m qualified for icici po.i have GD on 4th march Pls tell me what type of questions asked in gd.:.....my no 9160464636. Or mail me bachijbs@gmail.com

snn.suny said...

hello this is manoj iam shortlisted for gd/pi process on 5 th march. plzz plzz anyone can suggest me gdtopics and interview process (am eng grad) so type of questions i would face related to banking??y i chose banking etc. i would be really thankful to you guys no 9030904712 kongara.snn@gmail.com

sunilkumar said...

Hi friends..I finished my GD round..In our batch they shortlisted 7 out of 12 including me,after that i finished my pi.I want to know when the result will come...If anybody knows pls tell me..

monika said...

AFTER GETTING SELECTED IN PO IS IT SURE THAT WE WILL GET JOB???I THINK NO AS THEY ARE JUST PROVIDING THE TRAINING THROUGH SELECTION NOT A JOB...PLZ REPLY

anu said...

Today it was quite bad experience for me during group discussion for the post of po in icici ....wen i got eliminated after group discussion round....i asked the reason for elimination to hr...he replied "u didnt let others to speak" it was injustice.....and then he felt sorry......i participated very well in gd....still not given an oppurtunity for attending the interview............totally injustice..

Mukul said...

how is the icici po programme .........what is the future after this ...........

ritesh saxena said...

HI ... RAJESH AS U MENTION THAT THERE IS A COMPLUSION 80% MARKS DURING THE TRAINIG (pgdb) PROGRAMME .. WHAT IF CANDIDATE DO NOT SECURE 80% OFF MARKS ..... THEN WILL HE BE ENTERTAINED FOR THIS ASSISTANT MANGER POST ..... WILL HE BE HOLDING JOB IN ICICI BANK AS PO OR NOT PLS REPLY ITS IMPERTIVE TO BRING TRANSPRENCY AMONG CANDIDATES
MY MAIL ID IS john.rites@gmail.com

srikanth reddy said...

hey rajesh...

so are they taken you into sales department after the training program

NaMaN SiNgH said...

hello sir,
my English is weak, what can i do for it in GD PI ICICI bank po program ? I am nervous.
please help me. also tell me the topics for GD .

thank you.

NaMaN SiNgH said...

and also tell me , how can i know the gd pi date foe icici bank po program ? I have received mail to inform me that i am selected and my login ID also,.

Vibhor said...

My name is Vibhor Srivastava. I am from Hyderabad. I cleared the online test for the recruitment of PO in ICICI bank and I was called for the Group Discussion and personal interview rounds at Gachibowli office of ICICI bank in Hyderabad. I ,subsequently cleared the GD round but I am still awaiting the results of my personal interview. I was told that results would be communicated via email but so far, I have not yet received any email. Can anyone please let me know if the results of interview for PO february 2014 batch have been announced or not.

Chandra Kali said...

My name is Aaradhya do anybody just let me know what is the pattern of written exam?....

Nishant said...

i just got a mail that i have cleared the aptitude test. But in the mail the date of gd/pi is not clear. The mail says 'Your application will be considered for future batches of ICICI Bank Probationary Officer Programme'. When can i expext my gd to be?

uttam saxena said...

Hey Nishant ... even i got the same mail ... i wrote my exam in bangalore .. but i want to change my city for GD process .. is it possible ?

uttam saxena said...

hey nishant even i got the same mail .. i wrote my exam i bangalore .. but i want to change my city for the GD .. is it possible ??

Tharalla Pranaya said...

my name is pranaya i cleared my icici aptitude test and have my gd and pi on 15th march.. they sent a mail with four topics.. will we gd on those topics or they are going to change the topic after going there.. and i also want to know for how much time the gd will be going on.. is their any time limit.. pls reply any one who attended gd previously..

Navi said...

Hai sir I m Naveena From Tamil Nadu. I cleared ICICI PO Written test. I dont speak english Fluently. Can i tamil in GD

vishwa said...

Any Body selected for ICICI-PO MAY2014 From HYderbad Call me9985603948

Sitanshu Asthana said...

Hi nishant i also got email as you

Sitanshu Asthana said...

Anyone got email from icici bank for time and venue for g.d & pi for may agust 2014 batch

neha jadhav said...

yes, i got email from icici bank....our gd and Pi WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 19 TO 24 may 2014

neha jadhav said...

yes i got emial from icici...GD & PI will held between 19 to 24 may 2014

Neelakanteswararao Vanapalli said...

i am waiting for PI&GD... i didn't get mail from ICICI,any body knows the details about it plz send me "neela142@gmail.com" send me tips about also how to face GD&PI.