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General Tips for Group Discussion A good level of general awareness will come in handy so that you aren

't at a loss of words on certain issues. Understand the topic and analyse it mentally before speaking. Be clear about the purpose and content of your viewpoint. One should be able to communicate his views in an effective manner to everyone. Be clear in speech, audible but not too loud and above all remain confident. Remember the six C's of effective communication -- Clarity, Completeness, Conciseness, Confidence, Correctness and Courtesy. You should mantain eye contact with all others in the group and not focus on a particular person for he may benefit from that. Be responsive to ideas from other people and seem to be very receptive and open-minded but don't allow others to change your own viewpoint.. Starting the discussion is considered to be good however it isn't that important; what is important is that you speak for a period long enough for you to be able to communicate your viewpoint. Always mantain your calm and never get aggresive. If you haven't been able to talk then one can cut in saying "Excuse me, but what I think is .........." or something of that sort. Never lose your temper and never attack anyone on a personal front. Your attitude should be one of cooperation and not one of conflict. Don't lose sight of the goal of the discussion. Listen to any criticisms and give them a thought before trying to defend your views. How is Evaluation Done in a Group Discussion Winners' skills Group discussion is an important dimension of the selection process. Any institute requires students to work with others for effective functioning. Therefore, people skills are an important aspect of any MBA program. In today's context, the educational institutes and organizations are interested in team players rather than individual contributors. During the Group Discussion, the panel essentially evaluates the candidate's potential to be a leader and also his/her ability to work in teams. Remember that institutes are typically on the look out for candidates who will inspire to lead and succeed and for that you need to be a good team player. Here is a sample list of skills assessed during a group discussion: Leadership skills: Ability to take leadership roles and ability to lead, inspire and carry the team along to help them achieve group's objectives. Example: To be able to initiate the group discussion, or to be able to guide the group especially when the discussion begins losing relevance or try to encourage all members to participate in the discussion. Communication skills: The participating 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. Example: To be able to use simple language and explain concepts clearly so that it is easily understood by all. You actually get negative marks for using esoteric jargons in an attempt to show-off your

knowledge. Interpersonal skills: Is reflected in the ability of the individual 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. Example: To remain cool even when someone provokes you by with personal comment, ability to remain objective, ability to empathize, non-threatening and more of a team player. Persuasive skills: Ability to analyze and persuade others to see the problem from multiple perspectives without hurting the group members. Example: While appreciating someone else's point of view, you should be able to effectively communicate your view without overtly hurting the other person. Problem solving skills: Ability to come out with divergent and offbeat solutions and use one's own creativity. Example: While thinking of solutions, don't be afraid to think of novel solutions. This is a high- risk highreturn strategy. Conceptualizing skills: The ability to grasp the situation, take it from the day to day mundane problem level and apply it to a macro level. Example: At the end of the discussion, you could probably summarize the findings in a few sentences that present the overall perspective. Don't be disheartened if you don't make it after your first group discussion. The best possible preparation for a group discussion is to learn from one's past mistakes...

Frequently Asked Questions / Doubts on GD What is the normal duration of a GD? A GD is generally of 15-20 minutes duration. How many panel members are there to evaluate? There are usually 3-4 panel members to evaluate. Is there time given for preparation after the topic is given and before starting the GD? Usually some time (2-5 minutes) is given to collect one's thoughts, but there could be instances when this does not happen, so it is best not to bank on this. Should I address the panel or the group members? Don't ever make the mistake of addressing the panel members. The GD is between you and the other members, not the panel members. You must avoid even looking at the panel members while the GD is in progress. Just ignore their existence. What is the seating arrangement like? It could be semi-circular, or circular, or seating along side a rectangular table, depending upon the venue. It is best not to bother about trivial issues like this, which you have no control over.

Do not try and be someone you are not. The key is to stay objective: Don't take the discussion personally. A group discussion is your chance to be more vocal. you could use names (if the group has had a round of self-introduction prior to starting the discussion and you remember the names) or simply use pronouns like "he" or "she".How should I address the other group members? If you are initiating the discussion. If you do not give valuable insights during the discussion. Suppose I have a lot to say on the topic... Always be polite: Try to avoid using extreme phrases like: 'I strongly object' or 'I disagree'. Don't start speaking until you have clearly understood and analyzed the subject. Think of what you are going to say. Should I encourage others to speak up? Do not directly put someone who is consistently silent on the spot by asking him/her to speak up. Work out various strategies to help you make an entry: initiate the discussion or agree with someone else's point and then move onto express your views. Contrary to the misconception.ChetanaSinterview. all your efforts of initiating the discussion will be in vain. the person who talks the most is not necessarily the one who is judged the best. The evaluator wants to hear you speak. you may encourage him/her to continue with her point as you would like to hear her Are the group members supposed to keep track of the time or will the panel keep track? It would be good if you are conscious of the time. Don't lose your cool if anyone says anything you object to. Dos & Donts of Group Discussion Be as natural as possible.. Subsequently. Take time to organize your thoughts. you could do so by collectively addressing the group as "Friends".your gestures and mannerisms are more likely to reflect your attitude than what you say. http://www. Instead try phrases like: 'I would like to share my views on. Seek clarification if you have any doubts regarding the subject. If someone has been trying to speak and has a good point but is cut off constantly. should I say all of it? You would not be looked upon favourably if you kept speaking all the time and did not listen to anyone else. The quality and not the quantity of your contribution is the success factor. try to maintain a balanced tone in your discussion and analysis. Be yourself. Your body language says a lot about you . Opening the discussion is not the only way of gaining attention and recognition.' or "I .' or 'One difference between your point and mine. but not to the point of getting so distracted looking at your watch that you do not contribute to the discussion. Be assertive not dominating. Language skills are important only to the effect as to how you get your points across clearly and fluently.

let us hear your views" .not just facts and figures. * Exercise restraint in anything. Every other sentence of his contained statistical data . I recently read in a Jupiter Report that. So. Here's a list of the most common mistakes made at group discussions: Emotional outburst Rashmi was offended when one of the male participants in a group discussion made a statement on women generally being submissive while explaining his point of view. and listen to their views. he took pains to project his vast knowledge of the topic. . Quality Vs Quantity Gautam believed that the more he talked. * The mantra is "Contributing meaningfully to the team's success. the rest of the team either laughed at him or ignored his attempts to enlighten them as they perceived that he was cooking up the data. Her behaviour would have been perceived as immature and demotivating to the rest of the team. 24. you can have a mock group discussion where you can learn from each other through giving and receiving feedback.. You will end up being frowned upon if you attempt showing-off your knowledge. So." Domination is frowned upon. Egotism Showing off Krishna was happy to have got a group discussion topic he had prepared for. Be receptive to others' opinions and do not be abrasive or aggressive. he interrupted other people at every opportunity. He did this so often that the other candidates got together to prevent him from participating in the rest of the discussion. Soon. and not on quantity.. and creativity Common Mistakes in a Group Discussion Wise men learn from others mistakes. instead of focussing on the topic. from their own.27% of parliamentarians felt that. the panel will also judge team members for their alertness and presence of mind."20% of companies. If you have a group of like-minded friends. ability to work as a team without alienating certain members.Essentially be subtle). problem-solving abilities. * Evaluation is based on quality. When Rashmi finally got an opportunity to speak. while the less fortunate. she vented her anger by accusing the other candidate for being a male chauvinist and went on to defend women in general.beg to differ with you" Ch etanaS Brush up on your leadership skills. Apart from the above points. * Lose objectivity and make personal attacks. * Assessment is not only on your communication skills but also on your ability to be a team player." and so on so forth. What Rashmi essentially did was to * Deviate from the subject * Treat the discussion as a forum to air her own views. * Its your analysis and interpretation that are equally important . Your contribution must be relevant. motivate the other members of the team to speak (this surely does not mean that the only thing that you do in the GD is to say "let us hear what the young lady with the blue scarf has to say." or "Raghu. * Facts and figures need not validate all your statements. the more likely he was to get through the GD.

Managing one's insecurities Sumati was very nervous. rather than evaluating others and your performance. Is China better than India in software. So as soon as the topic . * Spending a little time analyzing the topic may provide you with insights which others may not have thought about. It is very important to listen and understand the topic before you air your opinions.But for the right reasons Srikumar knew that everyone would compete to initiate the discussion. Decent communication skills with good confidence is a must to crack the GDs. Such a behavior indicates how self-centered you are and highlights your inability to work in an atmosphere where different opinions are expressed."Discuss the negative effects of India joining the WTO" . not the evaluator. * Your confidence level is being evaluated. participate in the discussion. Some mistakes are irreparable. * Listen! It gives you the time to conceptualize and present the information in a better manner. she preferred to remain silent. you are the participant in the GD. http://www.was read out. Environment Management. 5. Your verbal and non verbal cues are being read. So. 2. only to be stopped by the evaluator. US war on Iraq-justified or not. he began talking.ChetanaSinterview. Role of UN in peacekeeping. Starting off the group discussion with a mistake is one such mistake. It is easy to pick up these cues from your body language. Get noticed . She thought that some of the other candidates were exceptionally good. * Your personality is also being evaluated. BPOs in INDIA 8. But you will fail miserably in your people skills. They cost you your admission. In his anxiety to be the first to start speaking. Even when she was asked to comment on a particular point. Thanks to her insecurity. Probable GD Topics 1. unless you have a great sense of humor. Govt contribution to IT . Position of Women in India compared to other nations. Use a pen and paper to jot down your ideas. Che tanaS * False starts are extremely expensive.Should SONIA gandhi be made the PM 7. 3.* You might be appreciated for your in-depth knowledge. * Remember. who then corrected his mistake. he did not hear the word "negative" in the topic. 6. Focus on your strengths and do not spend too much time thinking about how others are superior or inferior to you. He began discussing the ways in which the country had benefited by joining WTO. she contributed little to the discussion.

which is the land of opportunities 13. Balance between Professionalism & Family 15. 21. 22. 20.UN's peace activities and America's war on Iraq.(is it good or bad) 19. 18. 26. Are studies more benifitial in India or in Abroad.Role of UN in Peace keeping 24. India or West .War on Iraq 25. 30. Hot GD Topics . Is China a threat to Indian industry 12. Prematial sex 11.Can America occupy Iraq 27.Advantages of Co-education.Is China a threat to India 29.Present state of Indian Cricket team.Cricket should be banned or not. 31. Water resources should be nationalised 14. 23. Education in India compared to Foreign nations 17.Is China a threat to the indian software industry. Is it necessary to ban COCOCOLA in India. 28. What is the effect of movies on youth.Environment-Whose Responisibility.9. Effect of cinema on Youth 16.About Hockey being the primary game in India.Love marriage/Arranged marriage. Will punch lines rule the Advt 10.

7. Best scoring points are: 1. 2. 3. last but not the least keep atab on the time given for discussion. your capability to keep your cool and listen as well as putting your points. GD basically means searching your team player. 2. that shows your leadership quality. Be a Leader.ChetanaSinterview. inturrupt politely if you want to put forward your points. Management education is only for the rich. people may try to provoke you to to get more points but try to keep cool. But if you are particaipant always try to be the most vianl/key participant. during conclusion. conclusion on time 4. 7.Love Marriage vs Arranged Marriage 1. put points firmly and always try to get others support too. 2. 4. 9. Reservation in parliament for women. most important don't wait for your turn to speak when discussion is on. The US dollar is no longer a stable currency. 4. 5. 8. Behind every man there is a woman.always keeping/trying tokeep discussion on track 3. Always be the initiator and concluder of the GD then being a participant. http://www. be very polite .How to deal with international terrorism. Indian cultural values have nothing to fear from globalization 2. . score points by wrapping up the discussion if you feel that the discussion is heating but the time is going to be over. if you find that the discussion os going offttrack then never loose an oppurtunity to bring it back to straem this is the best point to score max. The impact of Internet on India. 6. communication capability 1.Should we pursue our policy of dialogue with Pakistan? 3. 6. try to keep latest information on the topic.1. 3.Are Mobile Phones Boon or Bane? 5. 5. do end with the conclusion note. The impact of economic reforms has been that rich people have become richer rich and poor people poorer.Is peace and non-violence outdated concepts? 4. initiation of discussion.

Corruption is the price we pay for Democracy. premarital sex 40. About Hockey being the primary game in India. Should SONIA Gandhi be made the PM 36. A Unipolar World spells disaster for underdeveloped countries like India. Wisdom does not come with age. 55. Position of Women in India compared to other nations. 28. 15. BPOs in INDIA 37. 47. 24. 26. India will remain a developing country forever. "BALANCE BETWEEN PROFESSIONALISM AND FAMILY" 43. Food comes first. Politicians are not interested in the future of our country. Whether reservation to women is beneficial? 27. English language as a mode of instruction in primary level. Environment Management. 49. which is the land of opportunities 41. Will punch lines rule the Advertisements? 39.8. Modern cinema is a boon to Indian society. Present state of Indian Cricket team. How to deal with international terrorism. India or west . Is peace and non-violence outdated concepts? 51. 46. 21. 9. 50. What India needs is a Dictatorship. There is no alternative to Pokhran nuclear test in present scenario. US war on Iraq-justified or not. 54. water resources should be nationalized 42. Advantages of Co-education. 13. Is the consumer really the King in India? 12. Who says MNCs are superior to Indian companies? 19. Govt contribution to IT 38. 25. 48. 31. To survive in the civilized world one needs to be a hypocrite. 32. Commercialization of health care: good or bad? 16. Love marriage/Arranged marriage. the reason is that we have designed our system of governance for protecting if not encouraging corruption. Men and Women are different. . 10. Is China better than India in software? 35. 22. Conditional access system for cable TV watchers: boon or bane? 14. 29. Foreign Television Channels are destroying our culture. If India is poorly governed. Is it necessary to ban COCOCOLA in India? 44. 33. 34. 23. Corruption is the main outcome of democracy. IIM's and IIT's encourage only brain drain. Given the present state of affairs. 52. Should agricultural subsidies be stopped? 17. Globalization verses Nationalism. Money is the sixth sense without which one can't enjoy the other five. 11. 45. Do we lag behind China? Che tanaS 18. ethics later! 20. Should youth indulge in politics? 30. What shall we do about our ever-increasing Population? 53. Role of UN in peacekeeping. Cricket should be banned or not.

Westernization or modernization? 94. stop being coy about sex education. not aid. The Wheel is Turning Round and Round 86. political parties are responsible for the criminalization of politics. How to deal with high oil prices 67. Beauty contests degrade womanhood 59. Multinational corporations: Are they devils in disguise? 70. censorship is the need of the hour. A Gandhian State selling liquor is an anomaly 75. The impact of MTV on our psyche 78. Six billion and one bronze! 61. Is India a Soft Nation? 64. Secularism has become a tool to justify the wrongs done by the minorities. Value based politics is the need of the hour 65. What should India strive for. The objective of Management is to maximize profits 81. http://www. but are an integral part of India. India should go for the presidential form of democracy. 58. 76. Marriage is a social trap 90. Flexibility of labor laws is the key to attracting more Foreign Direct Investment. 79. 93. Developing countries need trade. Voters. 99. Do banning fashion shows and New Year parties save our culture? 73. The education system needs serious reforms 77. Media is a mixed blessing/How ethical is media? 92. Religion should not be mixed with politics 66. Is dependence on computers a good thing? 62. 57. Do professional managers have a chance in our family run businesses? 82. Should there be limits on artistic freedom (the controversy on Fire). 95.ChetanaSinterview. There is no right way to do a wrong thing 87. not. To fight Aids. 91. With media publishing and telecasting trivia. Our cricketers are not to blame for match fixing 68. In our economic matters. 98. Showing Violence and Crimes should not be allowed in films and on television. Group Task: How can we have Mount Everest in India? 88. 101. Should the public sector be privatized? 63. Do Beauty and Brains Go Together? 89. 97. Smaller businesses and start-ups have more scope for professional growth. Dot com or doubt com? 85. Why can't we be world players in industry as we are in software? 69. 96. Should there be private universities? 72. Government should clean its own hands before pointing finger at the private sector for corruption. The Internet is an exercise in hype 83. Bride burning and dowry may look bad. there is an excessive tendency towards the thinking rather than 100. Are Big Dams Necessary? Che tanaS 74. The rise of regional blocs threatens independent nations like India 60. 84. Kaun Banega Krorepati is less about knowledge but more about money and personality. Let us legalize gambling 80. Is the NPA ordinance too harsh? . 71. The voters are required to be well informed and educated about their candidates so that they can elect the right aspirant by their own assessment.

Religion is a private affair and should be of no concern for the state 131. 134. Is the consumer really the king in India?. 128. Higher education should be made possible only for those who can pay for it. Doctors' Accountability To Improve Health-Care . Why not use a brand index to measure national prosperity?. 114. Is industry less growth here to stay? 117. Is the patents bill good for India?. Is there any point in having a business strategy when the world changes from month to month? 113. Money is required to earn more money. Steal a few lakhs and you're a criminal. Classical Music Heritage And The Growing Pop-Culture 139. How can business get rid of the bad name that it has earned? 119. Steal a few hundred crores and you become an industrialist. For globalization to succeed in India people must be able to see what is in it for them. 103. Bullet For Bullet: Is It The Right Policy? 142. Age and Youth: Experience And Young Talent 144. War rhetoric is misplaced in a country like India which is trying to globalize its economy. East Is East & West Is Where All The Action Is': Mark Twain 145. corruption? 105. Business ethics are no longer a luxury for corporates but a necessity? 121. Markets left to themselves encourage greed. Developing countries should spend more on development than on defense. Public sector being a guarantor of job security is a myth 116. What we need to reduce scams is better regulatory bodies. Trade can help the poor ? 127. Economic freedom not old fashioned theories of development will lead to growth and 130. 124. 135. Managerial skills learnt in the classroom can never match those learnt from experience 129. Should India Break Diplomatic Ties With Pakistan? 143. Nice Guys Finish Last 140. Should important services like transport be left to market forces? 112. Globalization is good for developing countries 115. 108. How should privatization proceeds be utilized? 122. 104. 126. Should businessmen run the finance ministry 111.ChetanaSinterview. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy 141. Democracy is hampering India progress http://www. Decreasing defense expenditure and increasing social expenditure is the need of the hour 132. Reforms have to grow up. India Needs Gujral Doctrine For Better International Relations 146. 110. the reason is that we have designed our system of governance for protecting. Joint family is a blessing in disguise. Government pumping money into the economy is not the solution for our economic problems 120. if not encouraging. The weaker sex is the weakness of the stronger sex. 109. Will Mumbai's film industry ever evolve into a truly modern corporatised one? 123. 133. Commercialization of health care: Good or Bad? 106. 138. 136. If India is poorly governed. Capitalism is a very flawed system but the others are so much worse? 118. Women cannot successfully combine both career and home.102. Is the US economy headed the Japanese economy way? 107. 125. 137.

Education and success .Is it morally right for society 48. 54.are we in a time warp? 18. 21. if there were no armies in the world.. strengths or colonial hangovers? 29. 7. Did India handle the hijack issue properly? 52. 17. Abortion and Euthanasia . Indian customs . the whole is less than the parts . 14. The role of NGOs in economics and politics 21. Role of women in development 24.. Is nature paying the price ? 19. baby . 16. Management Education . Should Trade Unionism be banned in India 27. 24.Do they serve peoples interests or are they pressure groups? 22. Success is all about human relations 9. 18..The rise and rise of feminist power .our strength or our weakness? 15.or the lack of it 5. 45. 51.2. Casteless India . 44. 41. Is Philosophy just an armchair theory? 8....boon or bane 16. 25.Is it necessary to succeed in business 20. 50. 40. Agrarian Economy in India . 49. 147.has it killed education 45. 5. Is coalition politics here to stay? 2.. 53.Should taxpayers pay for it? 28. Quality is a myth in India. 20. NGOs . What ails Indian sports? 6.. India and the WTO 51. 35. 47. 41.. 17. 26. All the world is a stage.. 29. 39. Repeated elections . . 6... You've come a long way.. Indian bureaucracy .Drivers of our future or are they our lost souls? 31. 40. We don't learn from history. Is India moving away from a secularist state? 4. Examinations . 11.Will man be ever replaced by machines? 34. Borderless worlds . 36. 11. 31.Dream or reality? 10.Do we lack in team spirit? 30. 10. 38. 3. 37.. Are beauty pageants neccessary? 49. 27. we repeat it 13. 34.Have we sold our souls to the Devil? 39. Death of Socialism 23.. Education in India .Is there room for everyone? 33.. 43. liquor industry etc. Generation X . Is E-Commerce the best thing for India 55. 48.. If Patel were our first Prime Minister. 37. The Age of Information 7. 4. 52. 19. 33. 13. 35.." companies . 32. "How green was my valley.. Indian villages . Kids today are not what they used to be 25.. Universal Disarmament Is A Must 148. Should gambling be legalised in India? 42. if I were to choose my person of the millennium. when managers become Hamlets.Is there a correlation? 12. Role of ethics in tobacco industry. Cultural Invasion through the air waves 46. Are we unfit for Democracy? 43.... 28. 38.A pipe dream 26. 8. 9.. 46. 30. In India. 12. Artificial Intelligence . Materialism . 23. Do we need a cut in the defence budget? 32.. 15. Indian Cricket Team Shouldn't Be Allowed To Play Abroad Suggested GD Topics: 1. "Dot.". Do we need a global policeman? 14. Does India need a dictator? 3. The relevance of Gandhism today 50. Should doctors be tried in Consumer Courts 47. Survival tools for the new millennium 44. 42.

Spread of nationalism. 74.g. Also easier decision making for the individual.g.Traditionally. sports in lieu of a few other subjects etc. 75. Various incentives to be given to budding sportsmen like academic credits.. 66.But. Discuss whether we use any of these in our lives and their importance in moulding our values.. Influence of Kant on the romantic poets especially Wordsworth or of Bacon...etc The future -will it only have coalitions. The flipside-information overkill... Education in India-or the lack of it.Freedom on individuals could be clamped . NGOs and other voluntary bodies come forward to do the same? How about tapping corporate funds for such causes . 77.etc. Voltaire et al on the "Enlightenment" period etc.Bureaucracy. Does India need a dictator? The following points could be discussed under this topic: The current political structure. Points along these lines can be discussed. 60. We have the national character to overcome this.. governments are doing a commendable job with the midday meal schemes but we need more of such efforts. Development of sports infrastructure. Greater decision making power to the individual.. The following points could be discussed under this topic: Today a plethora of sources to provide information-Newspapers... 72. 67. Role of non-tolerant neighbors in fuelling fundamentalism.. country run on whims and fancies of an individual.etc.Vicious circle-poverty due to lack of education and vice versa. 71.. It is a passing phenomenon. 68.. 57.. No particular party is getting the peoples mandate. 63. The following points could be discussed under this topic: Discuss current education system.Suggest solutions to get out of this-for e.. At times deciding is tough due to too much information . Talk of ethics and morals and their importance in life. why restrict it to government alone? why cant private people. Internet etc. 69. Suggest a way out of this problem.Poverty which forces kids to drop out to supplement family income.. emerging political trends. Division into majority and minority groups-e. 73.Advantage of coalition politics in enabling formation of government...etc.a party with a handful of seats become powerful. Talk of its influence in literature e. The Age of Information.: once a party pledges support to a coalition.g. Information available at the touch of a button.. Influence of Nietszche on Hitler and subsequent genocide during Nazi regime etc. layers in decision making. Is coalition politics here to stay? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Nature of coalition politics.g. 61. 62. anarchy. Discuss our sociological structure. Flipside of coalition politics.. Present a balanced argument for and against and take up your position on the issue. Talk of its relevance in day to day life( or irrelevance if you feel so.. 64."catch em young". 78.. making it amenable and affordable.g. What ails Indian sports? The following points could be discussed under this topic: A nation of 950 million.etc.. 58. but how things have changed over the last 50 years. Is Philosophy just arm chair theory? (This is an example of an abstract topic which is thrown up to students once in a while by the examiners) The following points could be discussed under this topic: Talk what you know about this topic . Dictatorship would mean centralised power and faster decision making.56. Need to develop sports from the primary school level. C h e t a n a S Is India moving away from a secularist state? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Define secularism.. One who is more informed forges ahead.etc. Sports system steeped in bureaucracy. it will not withdraw its support until it has watched a governments performance for atleast three years. talk of Indian philosophy.. Success is all about human relations The following points could be discussed under this topic: .Constitution calls our country such a state. benefits given to minority groups perceived as a threat by others.. Overriding popularity of cricket leading to neglect in other sports. Fresh elections each time. radio..Indecisiveness of elections. 59. 79. Talk of its influence in politics e. for e. 76.Drawbacks of it. sports not accorded much importance by us as a career. Television.). we fail to produce great champions barring the occasional Vishwanathan Anand or Geet Sethi. 70... Information is the key to ones success today...Government falls before tenure. 65. the Gita. Going down further.etc.

. the facilities we have. they could be an even bigger drivers of our economy if they are made self reliant by improving infrastructure and reducing the general disparities between cities and villages .etc Agrarian Economy in India-boon or bane The following points could be discussed under this topic: . We don't learn from history.. What a person learns and what he really wants to do has no correlation many a times.. Reminder of our past telling us what to do and what not to do.etc.. 86.. One can argue for and against it. Indian villages-our strength or our weakness? The following points could be discussed under this topic: A typical Indian villages and its myriad problems.. In fact that has been the purpose of teaching history so as not to repeat them. The following points could be discussed under this topic: The Indian products and manufacturing techniques. 87. in practice.... ability to distinguish between ethical and unethical.80. Lack of basic amenities and infrastructure. Indian attitude of "chalta hai" which leads to an undemanding customer which in turn lets people get away with substandard products and services. 90. it is your marks and qualifications that opens doors for you. 93. 83. Why are we unable to sustain against global competition.. More and more people getting an opportunity to work in different lands among different peoples and absorbing a bit of their values and culture.ChetanaSinterview. education brings about a richness in one's life.. Since the topic is general. their contribution to the economy both in goods and services vis-a-vis their urban counterparts. the water . Still we have numerous examples which have occurred again and again for e.. The other side-people despite all this have nationalistic and regionalist chauvinism.. The most important skill for success in to have people on your side.etc.. It opens a new window and provides a different perspective towards things.. Hitler made the same mistake as Napoleon and Napoleon in turn the same ones as Alexander and all the three wanted to rule the world..etc..The argument for education will be that. 97. http://www.. This could mean we have indeed learnt from history and avoided those mistakes.. One of the best examples is Bill Gates who went on to become the richest man in the world despite dropping out of hid education. People still talk of "their" economy and not world economy.. A person succeeds only if he likes what he does. While one can become successful without education. we repeat it The following points could be discussed under this topic: Relevance of history. 96.. 85.This leads to greater tolerance and understanding of others' problems. Closer home we have the example of Dhirubhai Ambani.. they still think only in terms of their national interests. 84. second and third worlds.etc.Our mindset towards quality.So while people clamour for globalisation.Its importance not only in professional life but personal life too.. we can extrapolate it to our quality of life-the air ... 81. 92. Time and again we have had innumerable wars and bloodshed. 88. Europe has shown a step in this direction with EU but its feasibility remains to be seen. One is able to appreciate many facets of life due to the extended knowledge that education provides..Knowledge and expertise does one no good if one cannot maintain proper human relations. Quality is a myth in India.etc... But despite this there are also many examples which have not been repeated ( or rather not brought out to the fore as they were not repeated). moral and amoral . 91..etc.g.. Education and success-Is there a correlation? The following points could be discussed under this topic: This is a topic which provides ample scope for dialectics. One can get a lot of work done by superiority and hierarchy but one cannot be a leader of men unless one maintains excellent human relations. Examples of our software industry which is recognised for its ability to meet global standards etc. 82.. Today fear of war is directly due to the record history places before us.Opening up of the various economies. the services we get and put up with . A world divided into first. 89. 95. 98.. Cross cultural exchanges.etc. the infrastructure we have. countries making similar mistakes in world war II as they did during world war I . Today competition is forcing our industry to adhere to global standards so we are getting there in terms of quality. Borderless worlds-Dream or reality? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Globalisation of business.

.. There are many examples of great visionaries and leaders in business who have succeeded without any formal management education.etc. 107.. Indian customs-are we in a time warp? The following points could be discussed under this topic: Some undesirable practices over a long time.". The following points could be discussed under this topic: Wishful thinking indeed! It would be the key element for world peace. Do we need a global policeman? The role of some countries in "disciplining" others. fundamentalism. Bullying others into submission by its sheer economic power. 113. "How green was my valley.. passion and desire...Are we paying the price of nature? The following points could be discussed under this topic: As every one tries to be one up on the other in the race for industrialisation. 103. indicating the outmodedness and irrelevance of such practices today. There will be no instrument to wage a war.etc. 106. 121.still prevalent in backward areas etc. It will have a spiral effect as increased prices will lead to inflation and problems associated with it. A lot of NGOs and voluntary bodies are working on it. Reduced terrorism and very little separatist groups But the disadvantage could be imposition by one group.. exploitation. A management education gives a perspective towards analysis and problem solving. 114.time and again it has made us self reliant in food. Infact there is even a Greens party in Germany which has been winning elections using the environmental plank. making more nations self reliant so that we have less of "Big Brother" Syndrome. Sati.. laissez faire politics. Child marriages. anarchy. monsoon...recent example of a lady in North India. Ozone layer depletion.. Reason on why do we still follow such customs. Overriding the brief of world bodies in world politics C he ta naS Suggest alternatives like more authority to world bodies like UN etc which is more representative of everyone's interests. Dowry.99.. Management Education-Is it necessary to succeed in business The following points could be discussed under this topic: This is again a topic where we can have for and against arguments. World bodies and other nations will dictate terms. 104... A bad summer. 105... lawlessness. This increases our bargaining power tremendously in the world economy. 109. 100.It enables one to take decisions in a scientific manner...etc.... We wont have a defence budget. 112.etc. But people have realised it now. 111. 115. Similarly it has affected other living beings-both plant and animals driving many of them to extinction. The role of NGOs in economics and politics The following points could be discussed under this topic: NGOs have become very powerful today.etc. More assertiveness to be shown by other nations to such policing nations .etc... 118. People have simply done it by their will. It will also remove fear and distrust among various nations.. Against the topic-agrarian economy is at the mercy of climatic conditions.... It has made a perceptible difference in the last 50 years with rising temperatures.intolerance. 119. They can also make or break a business. it enables you to handle the stress and strains of a demanding job. etc http://www. deforestation is taking place on a large scale.. If there were no armies in the world. But management education has also produced many bigwigs.. Most of the times NGOs are more ... Assuming on itself to decide what is right and what is wrong for the whole world.. This effect is more pronounced in developing countries. They enjoy a lot of support and goodwill of the people. This means more funds channelised into other productive areas. This would bolster the economy and provide us freedom from world bodies and other nations. 110.. Suggest ways out of this like education the masses. El Nino type effects.. 108. Global warming.. 101. Greenhouse effect. Speaking for the topic one can argue the following. Allied problems due to such customs.ChetanaSinterview... Internally also food prices can be kept low and this will have a direct bearing on inflation. They protect the interests of the people and represent a collective voice against anything that goes against their interests.. Traditional subjugation of women-present even in big cities among upper class society.. 102.etc. or winter could bring the nation down. They have a major role to play in politics as they swerve peoples opinion.. 116. 120.prevalent even among the educated class..

Remember. Research : There has been a lot said about researching a company and understanding what they do. e) Your fitment into the organization. The latecomer : Not only do you not value time. remember that you are not yet employed there. Carry all documents in a neat folder. if only they had better guidance. b ) Your aptitude towards work. share it right at the beginning of the interview. A few things to avoid here: Saying " I didn’t have time to go through your website " : And I think "This is your first job and you cannot even be bothered to learn . c) Your confidence. It makes you genuine. your evaluation will mostly rely on how you conduct yourself during the interviews. Companies do HR interviews to evaluate: a) Your attitude towards work. it is important that you understand why you are having an HR interview.capable in securing a fair deal for the general good. Below are the 5 common mistakes that I have seen freshers make during an HR interview and what impressions it creates.. You will spend the rest of the interview time trying to regain lost ground. Being disorganized : Torn documents / haphazardly stored documents creates an impression that you are disorganised.. I have found myself thinking that they could have nailed that job. The shoddy dresser : Unironed / dirty clothes / shoes have no excuse and makes me think that you are careless. I have seen many freshers getting rejected in their HR interviews. Submit Resume and get your Dream Job ! 5 mistakes freshers should avoid in HR interviews -A recruiter's perspective Having done HR interviews for almost 8 years for various MNCs. Here are some common mistakes that I have seen. Top Companies Hiring.etc. If you are going to be late due to unavoidable reasons.. as a fresher with no prior experience. d) Your communication skills. The casual dresser ( jeans / floaters etc. Also. you may not understand importance of meeting deadlines or communicating about it. Being dressed in formals creates a better impression. The First Impression: This sets the tone for the rest of the interview and recovering from a mistake made here is very difficult. Also the NGOs have shown that they are in a better position to handle social issues than most governments . ): Are you not serious about work? Even if company policy allows you to wear jeans to work. apologise at the start of the interview. Firstly.. If there is an explanation for it. make sure to call ahead and inform. I am writing this article to help freshers understand what goes on in an HR interviewer's mind based on my experiences. The resume with spelling and grammatical errors : How can the company trust you with more responsibilities if you cant make your own resume carefully? Spend quality time on getting your resume right and get it proof-read multiple times.

" My weakness is that I am too committed and I work extra hours" . The limp handshake / Sloucher : Not having a firm handshake and slouching throughout the interview makes you look like you are not confident. Nervousness : Looking at your hands or around the room / Playing with your hair instead of looking at the recruiter will not make them believe that you are confident. The Ending : You will generally get an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview. This makes you more alert and attentive. Saying " I want to join your company because of challenging work" . If you are unable to share it. Also. Its important to be yourself and present your best side during the interview. Remember. These examples can be during your school / college years or even drawn from your personal life. "I don’t have any questions" "I have already asked the other interviewers" Asking salary related questions before the job confirmation Note that there is no right or wrong answer in HR interviews. Spend enough time to understand the company and the work they do. Practice shaking hands till you have a firm grip and smile when shaking hands. don’t glare at them either Remember to look at the interviewer when you answer. recruiters can identify if you are really nervous. Also. sit straight with your shoulders back during the interview. recruiters always see through if you are trying to make a positive sound like a negative.I feel that you have not done enough research on the company and what it does. Too relaxed : Leaning back in your chair during the interview makes the recruiter think that you are not serious about getting the job. Saying " I don’t have any weaknesses " : I think that you are not self aware and lack the ability to understand yourself. . Body Language : Your body language during the entire interview process can either make or break your interview. All these tips can just ensure that you are not rejected for reasons that are within your control.about a company you might work for?" Saying "I didn’t understand what you meant on your website": I feel like you didn’t put enough effort and you are not persistent enough.Duh. AT the same time. I will be on your side and you can build trust . Voice Modulation : Not modulating your voice appropriately during the interview to reflect your enthusiasm / emotions appropriately can make you seem nervous or that you are not being genuine. Find someone who works at the company and get an insider perspective. clarify that as well so you still sound honest. Really??. Spend some time analysing your strengths and weaknesses and have examples from your life to back it up. These common statements can cause you to lose trust during the interview: Saying " I had some personal problems " : If you can actually share what the personal problem was. Be Honest : You would be surprised at how far honesty can take you in an interview. Hence you are not able to articulate how your interests fit in to what the company does. The following statements tend to be very weak and should be avoided.

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