What is a Group Discussion (GD) and how is it Helpful?
Group Discussion or GD is an activity where a group of individuals put forward their viewpoints on a particular topic. The main purpose of a Group Discussion is to evaluate the candidates’ ability based on various skills such as subject knowledge, communication skills and aptitude to perform in a group or team. It provides a platform for students to go fearless, shed away shyness and improve their vocal. Moreover, it helps candidates open the doors of knowledge by exchanging ideas and opinions.
What Does a Group Discussion (GD) Evaluate?
Colleges and companies conduct Group Discussions (GD) round to evaluate an individual on the following aspects –
- Communication skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Motivational Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Team Building Skills
- Reasoning ability
- Analytical /Logical Skills
- Different Thinking
- Ability to Think Instantly
Group Discussion for MBA Admissions
Group Discussion (GD) is an important part of the final selection procedure of various competitive entrance examinations such as management, medical, engineering, banking, armed forces, etc. In this article, we have covered GD round for admission to MBA courses. However, these tips can be used for any group discussion that candidates would likely to take part in. Although the Group Discussion round has been replaced by the WAT round in most of the IIMs, it forms an important part of the final admission procedure in many B-Schools. In most Business Schools, Group Discussions are conducted amongst a group of 8-10 participants and a situation or a topic is given to them for discussion within a time limit. A panel observes the discussion and evaluates every member of the group.
Group Discussion: Do’s and Don’ts
Keep these points in mind and practice the mock group discussions with friends to boost your confidence.