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Group Discussion or GD is a type of discussion that involves people sharing ideas or activities. People in the group discussion are connected with one basic idea. GD is a discussion that tests the candidate's skills, such as leadership skills, communication skills, social skills and behavior, politeness, teamwork, listening ability, General awareness, confidence, problem-solving skills, etc. The Group Discussion is generally the next level after the entrance exam to pursue a professional degree. In the case of recruitments, Group Discussion can be the starting or at the end, depending on different companies or organizations.
Group discussion forms the primary stage of contact between the interviewer and interviewee. These are management entrance procedures by universities or also adopted at the recruitment stage by many companies. Aided with qualifications and mutli faceted job related profiles candidates are all of the cream variety.
Group discussions once more separates the cream group and makes them eligible for further rounds of tests so as to be chosen in an accurate career position. Factual Topics:- Factual topics are about practical things, which an ordinary person is aware of in his day-to-day life. Typically these are about socio-economic topics. These can be current, i. A factual topic for discussion gives a candidate a chance to prove that he is aware of and sensitive to his environment.
The education policy of India, Tourism in India, State of the aged in the nation. They are meant to generate controversy. In GDs where these topics are given for discussion, the noise level is usually high, there may be tempers flying.
The idea behind giving a topic like this is to see how much maturity the candidate is displaying by keeping his temper in check, by rationally and logically arguing his point of view without getting personal and emotional.
Reservations should be removed, Women make better managers. These topics are not given often for discussion, but their possibility cannot be ruled out. These topics test your lateral thinking and creativity. A is an alphabet, Twinkle twinkle little star, The number Case-based Gd:- Another variation is the use of a case instead of a topic. The case study tries to simulate a real-life situation. Information about the situation will be given to you and you would be asked as a group to resolve the situation.
In the case study there are no incorrect answers or perfect solutions. The objective in the case study is to get you to think about the situation from various angles.
Asking questions and joining in discussions are important skills for university study. If you find it difficult to speak or ask questions in tutorials, try the following strategies. Attend as many seminars and tutorials as possible and notice what other students do. Ask yourself:.
What special phrases do they use to show politeness even when they are voicing disagreement? Start practicing your discussion skills in an informal setting or with a small group. Start with asking questions of fellow students. Ask them about the course material. Ask for their opinions. Ask for information or ask for help.
Start by making small contributions to tutorial discussions; prepare a question to ask, or agree with another speaker's remarks. Discussion Etiquette or minding your manners. Remember that a discussion is not an argument. Learn to disagree politely. Think about your contribution before you speak. Try to stick to the discussion topic. Don't introduce irrelevant information.
Use too many gestures when you speak. Gestures like finger pointing and table thumping can appear aggressive. Dominate the discussion. Confident speakers should allow quieter students a chance to contribute. Draw too much on personal experience or anecdote. Although some tutors encourage students to reflect on their own experience, remember not to generalise too much. Wait for a speaker to finish what they are saying before you speak. You may be in a seminar group that requires you to lead a group discussion, or lead a discussion after an oral presentation.
You can demonstrate leadership by:. When chairing a discussion group you must communicate in a positive way to assist the speakers in accomplishing their objective. There are at least four leadership skills you can use to influence other people positively and help your group achieve its purpose. These skills include:. While selection tools and techniques like tests, interviews etc.
Team work being an integral part of the BPO work profile, it is important to ascertain group and inter-personal qualities of an individual. Group discussion is a useful tool to ascertain these qualities and many organizations use GDs as a selection tool along with Personal Interviews, aptitude tests etc.
A GD is an activity where. Groups of candidates are formed into a leaderless group, and are given a specific situation to analyse and discuss within a given time limit, which may vary between twenty minutes and forty-five minutes, or. They may be given a case study and asked to come out with a solution for a problem. Preparing for a Group Discussion: While GD reflects the inherent qualities of an individual, appearing for it unprepared may not augur well for you.
These tips would help you prepare for GDs:. Reading: This is the first and the most crucial step in preparation. This is a never ending process and the more you read, the better you are in your thoughts. While you may read anything to everything, you must ensure that you are in good touch with current affairs, the debates and hot topics of discussion and also with the latest in the IT and ITES industry.
Chances are the topics would be around these. Read both for the thoughts as well as for data. Also read multiple view points on the same topic and then create your point of view with rationale. Also create answers for counter arguments for your point of view.
The electronic media also will be of good use here. Mocks: Create an informal GD group and meet regularly to discuss and exchange feedback. This is the best way to prepare. This would give you a good idea about your thoughts and how well can you convince. Remember, it is important that you are able to express your thoughts well. The better you perform in these mocks the better would be you chances to perform on the final day.
Also try to interact and participate in other GD groups. This will develop in you a skill to discuss with unknown people as well. What do the panelists assess: Some of the qualities assessed in a GD are:. Leadership Skills - Ability to take leadership roles and be able to lead, inspire and carry the team along to help them achieve the group's objectives.
Communication Skills - Candidates will be assessed in terms of clarity of thought, expression and aptness of language. One key aspect is listening. It indicates a willingness to accommodate others views. Interpersonal Skills - People skills are an important aspect of any job. They are reflected in the ability to interact with other members of the group in a brief situation.
Emotional maturity and balance promotes good interpersonal relationships. The person has to be more people centric and less self-centered. Persuasive Skills - The ability to analyze and persuade others to see the problem from multiple perspectives. GD is a test of your ability to think, your analytical capabilities and your ability to make your point in a team-based environment. These are some of the sub-skills that also get assessed with the skills mentioned above:.
Group working skills especially during a group task of case study discussion. How do I take my chance to speak: Trying to interrupt others while speaking would only harm your chances. Instead, you may try to maintain an eye-contact with the speaker. This would show your listening skills also and would help you gauge from his eye-movement and pitch of voice that he is about to close his inputs. You can quickly take it from there.
Also, try and link your inputs with what he has spoken whether you are adding to or opposing his arguments. This would reflect that you are actually being participative rather than just doing a collective monologue. How to I communicate in a GD: Be crisp and to the point. Be fact based and avoid making individual opinions that do not have a factual base. Make eye contact with all the members in the group and avoid looking at the panelists while speaking.
The average duration of the group discussion provides an average of about minutes per participant to speak and you should try to speak about times. Hence, you need to be really crisp to reflect the most in those sec. How do I convince others and make them agree to my view point: A lot of candidates make it their mission to make the group reach to a conclusion on the topic.
Do not forget that some of the topics have been eternal debates and there is no way you can get an agreement in 15 mins.
There is no contradiction that everyone studies to earn a lot of money in the future. Ultimately, everyone studies to get a reputed job according to his skills. But it is not like that when you will complete your degree or any other graduation, lots of companies will stand up to your door and will request you to get a job in their organization. It is not at all easy to get a job easily. You have to prove yourself that you are enough capable of getting their job.
Read detailed analysis of most trending GD topics for business, politics and current affairs to prepare for MBA admission Group Discussion GD is a comprehensive technique to judge the suitability of an individual for admission, scholarship, job, etc. GD assesses a candidate's overall personality — thoughts, feelings and behaviour of an individual in a group, aspects which are critical to a good manager or bad manager. A GD is usually of minutes wherein a topic is presented to the group members for discussion. While the discussion is going on, the panelists observe speakers for their leadership quality, communication ability, clarity of thoughts and ability to present an argument convincingly. These qualities are necessary for an individual to succeed as a manager or an administrator.
Practice the group discussion topics to improve your communication and decision making skills in order to face the Interviews with full confidence. This section covers latest group discussion topics on various aspects. These days lot of companies opting group discussion round to know more about job seekers leadership abilities, awareness and communication skills. We strongly suggest you to go through these topics and write down your own thoughts on various gd topics. IndiaBIX provides you lots of GD topics with answers for various interviews such as gd topics on current affairs, latest gd topics for campus recruitment.
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Group discussion forms the primary stage of contact between the interviewer and interviewee. These are management entrance procedures by universities or also adopted at the recruitment stage by many companies. Aided with qualifications and mutli faceted job related profiles candidates are all of the cream variety. Group discussions once more separates the cream group and makes them eligible for further rounds of tests so as to be chosen in an accurate career position.
A focus group is a group interview involving a small number of demographically similar people. Their reactions to specific researcher-posed questions are studied. Focus groups are used in market research and studies of people's political views. The discussions can be guided or open. They can concern a new product or something else.
There are two types of group interviews, and your experience will vary depending on which one you're participating in. Both can be challenging for candidates. Find out more about the kinds of group interviews that take place, what questions to expect, and how you can shine during this type of interview.
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