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Group Discussion

- Vishnu Tamrakar
YOU WILL LEARN AND UNDERSTAND

WHY GROUP DISCUSSION

WHAT IS GROUP DISCUSSION

EVALUATION CRITERIA

ENSURING SUCCESS IN GD
WHY GROUP DISCUSSION
Easy way to evaluate and eliminate several
candidates simultaneously
Time-plus-cost effective method
Best way to identify natural leader
WHAT IS GROUP DISCUSSION
A group interactive selection process which the employer use to gauge
certain personality traits of prospective candidate.
Same expected personality traits are:

Leadership skill
Group management/ Team Working skills
Communication skill
Reasoning ability
Analytical ability
Logical and coherent thinking
Adaptability and flexibility
Positive and mental outlook
Decent and professional dressing/grooming sense
Assertive body language
Projection of distinctively likeable personality
WHAT IS GROUP DISCUSSION
Elicits the view of all participants & evolves a
consensus through active and intense interaction
Group Not individual discussion
Discussion Not Pubic speaking, Debate or
interview
Public speaking The audience judges a
speaker without competing with him
Debate a Moderator/ chairperson
Interview a panel evaluates the candidates
suitability for the concerned Job.
Structure of GD
An unstructured activity
A leadership group
All the candidates are competitors
Expected to join the discussion without the
presence and participation of the examiner
10 to 15 candidate
15 to 30 min
GD IS ALL ABOUT
Co-ordination

And

Co-operation
Co-ordination
Leadership qualities
Management Skills
Planning ( time , procedure)
Conflict-resolution skills
Co-operation
Working together towards shared Aim.
Doing the things that you hate to do ..
and doing that with smile.
Basic component of GD
4 basic component :
Leadership( Initiative, Decision making , Planning , vision)
Knowledge (current affair, subject knowledge, general
alertness to technologies)
Communication skills ( Active listening, fluency, clarity
coherence, diction( right words at right place) and non verbal
communication)
Personality Manifestation (etiquettes, positive
outlook, smile,
Topics for GD:

Social networking good or bad?


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