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GROUP DISCUSSION
INTRODUCTION: in the group discussion ,the candidate are given the opportunity to informally exchange their views on subjects of topical interest and of controversial nature. The keynote in the mutual communication is informality and generally no conclusions are required. The aim of this discussion is to help the candidate to know each other. Thus, it provides them the opportunity to explore each other and to make impression on one another. Basically, three personality traits are assessed through discussion, namely, interpersonal skills, communication skills and knowledge of the subject. The topic assigned for a group discussion is a means to ascertain the analytical skills of all candidates. Thus, content as well as structure of one’s talk matter. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Interpersonal skills are singularly important for this round of testing. One of its aspects is leadership quality. Leadership in a group situation emerges gradually. A member of the group cannot impose it. Candidates often overlook this point. They take the task of exhibiting leadership rather seriously. Such candidates stand the risk of turning aggressive. They monopolize the discussion and presume that by speaking more they will impress more. This is a serious fallacy. Another often repeated question is the importance of taking the lead in a discussion. A general belief is that those candidates who speak first establish their leadership over the group. Taking the lead has high risk and correspondingly high gains. A candidate who speaks first and provides a proper direction to the discussion naturally stands to gain , while a poor start, creates a negative impression at the beginning itself. GROUP BEHAVIOUR: The second aspect of interpersonal skills is general group behavior. Candidates are expected to show a healthy respect for fellow members. They should value every person’s presence in the group. This may be exhibited through verbal as well as non verbal gestures. In verbal gestures, how a candidate expresses his

so informal expression and slang should be avoided. are not welcome. However. There is no substitute to the depth of knowledge on the issue being discussed. A GD is a formal occasion.disagreement is important. . few things should be noted here. These can be presented without hearting other’s sentiments. since a major part of a candidate’s time is spent on listening to others. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Another trait assessed in a GD is communication ability. too. The simple rule is that we score by increasing our size and not by cutting others short.    What? How? Effect? WHAT IS BEING CHECKED? Communication skills / power of expression What are you speaking? Contents/Points Knowledge/Depth Awareness Facts/Figures/Data/Stats. KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of the subject is the third aspect that distinguishes a person in the group. A candidates having good command over the language will naturally have an edge over others. direct and straightforward. Any attempt at sounding pedantic boomerangs. Maintaining eye contacts and listening attentively when someone else is speaking are important. The other aspect of communication skills is listening ability. In general there are three main aspects of communication skills that are being checked. Fillers. Language used should be simple. Polite expression are much better than curt responses.

verbal gestures like nodding while appreciating somebody’s point is distinctively noticed as it conveys an ideal about a candidate’s interpersonal skills. TYPES OF GD:   A topic generally of an average level. √ GD for 10-15 Min. speaks for 2 min. Topic announced Prep Time 2/3 Min. Following general methods of GD are conducted. EFFECT: Make people listen to you Sway Opinion Convince Did you enhance the level of discussion. √ Somebo dy conclud es √ Remarks A √ .HOW YOU ARE SPEAKING? Systematic / logical/ Sequence/ Serially Persuasive / Forceful/ Domineering / Hogging Body Language/ Facing Gesticulations/ Confidence Squarely/ Eye Contact/ Gestures/ Voice-Loud/Clear/Tone/Tenor/Modulation/ Timbre/ Inflexions/Pronunciation/ Regional Accents/ Diction /Delivery/ Voice Quality COMMAND OVER LANGUAGE: Choice of words / Grammar/ Clichés/ Jargons / Slang NON-VERBAL GESTURES: Non. √ Each Cand. current in context and of topical/controversial nature is announced. Unnecessary and awkward body movements/ gestures are to be avoided.

Listen to other attentively. Speak in loud and clear voice. Sit in an erect posture. Do not touch each to make a point. Generally no conclusion or consensus is required. You must look towards all the members of the group while speaking. Be courteous during discussions. GD is an exchange of views.             . cast aspersions on other’s views. Cover the topic from all angles but your firm/ fixed views must be clearly brought out. ideas. to chose the topic X √ X WHAT TO DO  Take part in GD as early as possible. E Two topics are given 1 Min. Do not lose temper. Every time you speak take only one point at a time and clearly elaborate it in not more then 6-8 sentences or 30-40 seconds. There should be no awkward or un-necessary body movements or actions. opinions and thought and not a one way dialogue. Take active part in GD. Speaks at least 3-4 times during GD. preferably in first 3-4 people.B C D √ √ √ √ X X X X X √ √ √ X X X Group is divided for /against After First GD Another GD of 10 to 15 mIn. raise voice. When somebody is speaking you must be looking towards him.

Do not give borrowed ideas. Hotels-for all Budgets etc. 1. talk of present situation (10%) future trends (15%) Do not try to regulate the discussion do not ask others to speak let they choose their own time to speak. Do not repeat your arguments and ideas. Rail. India with its large number of places of Tourist interest has not been able to attract sufficient number of tourists.     GROUP DISCUSSION SUBJECT 1. What should be done to prevent criminalization of Politics? (a) Make people aware (b) Stringent Laws/Rules . What should be done? (a) Improving Facilities (b) Better Advertisement (d) Improving Security Improving Infrastructure –Road. Do not concentrate on past (5%). Taxi. However. if you get stuck for words or expression you can speak in Hindi but get back to English as quick as possible. You are to speak in English. (c) Metro.

Regionalism and Casteism is dividing the India.(c) Party should not give tickets (d) Publish Financial and criminal cases details in newspapers/at poll booth etc. 1. Which is the biggest problem India is facing? (a) Poverty (b) Population (c) Illiteracy (D) Corruption etc. Commonwealth Games –How have they effected the nation? (a) Politically (b) Improving the facilities (c) Enhancing National Pride etc.etc. What should be done? 2. What should be done to improve present Indo-Pak relation? (a) Political Dialogue (b) Military option Improve (c) UN Intervention Building (d) Back door diplomacy (e) confidence Measures. . What should be done to control pollution? 3. Increasing Environmental Pollution is affecting the population and natural resources adversely. 1. 1.

What should India do? (a) Enhancing military strength (b) Improve Economy (d) Have stable ( c) Improve bilateral relations with Nations Government etc. To remove corruption what should be done? (a) Transparency in dealing (b) Accountability (d) Deal with very severely ( c) Remove Political patronization . Job and accessibility to other facilities 1. To become strong and be counted as super power. 1. What should be the basis for reservation? (a) Caste (b) Economic Weakness (c) Un-availability of resources like Education.1. Is Science a boon or bane /curse? 2.

Role of celebrities in Election. CWG: Matter of fame or shame? 2. Is India out of Recession Cycle? 3. Honour Killing: Justified or not. 6. IT sector in a decline mode? .TOPICS FOR GD 1. 7. 5. SEZ: Bane or Boon? 4. Entry of MNC 3 : good or bad.

Taxi. . Hotels-for all Budgets etc. What should be done criminalization of Politics? (a) Make people aware (b)Stringent Laws/Rules to prevent (c) Party should not give tickets (d) Publish Financial and criminal cases details in newspapers/at poll booth etc.8. What should be done to improve present Indo-Pak relation? (a) Political Dialogue (b) Military option (c) UN Intervention (d) Back door diplomacy (e)Improve Measures. confidence Building Which is the biggest problem India is facing? (a) Poverty (b) Population (c) Illiteracy (d) Corruption etc. What should be done? (a) Improving Facilities (b) Improving Security (c)Better Advertisement (d) Improving Infrastructure –Road. Rail. India with its large number of places of Tourist interest has not been able to attract sufficient number of tourists.etc. Metro. Are Government job better than private one.

Increasing Environmental is affecting the Regionalism and Casteism is dividing the India. What should reservation? (a) Caste (b) Economic Weakness (c) Un-availability of resources like Education. Job and accessibility to other facilities To remove corruption what should be done? (a) Transparency in dealing (b) Accountability (c) Remove Political patronization (d) Deal with very severely be the basis for Is Science a boon or bane /curse? CWG: Matter of fame or shame? . What should be done? Pollution population and natural resources adversely. What should be done to control pollution? To become strong and be counted as super power. What should India do? (a) Enhancing military strength (b) Improve Economy (c) Improve bilateral relations with Nations (d) Have stable Government etc Commonwealth Games –How have they effected the nation? (a) Politically (b) Improving the facilities (c) Enhancing National Pride etc.

What way it has helped India? (a) Politically (b)Economically (c) Strategically . IT sector in a decline mode? Are Government job better than private one. good or bad.Is India out of Recession Cycle? SEZ: Bane or Boon? Entry of MNC 3: Honour Killing: Justified or not. US President Barak Obama’s visit to India . Role of celebrities in Election.