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GROUP DISCUSSION

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Topics to be covered
What are Group Discussions? Click to edit Master subtitle style Whythey arepart of the selection procedure. What are the Companies looking for? How does one prepare for them?

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Group Discussion

Group discussions are formal, organised discussions conducted with the intention of evaluating a candidate in a peer group situation. The group may either be asked to discuss a topic or they might be given a case study. Lately, some institutes have also been coming up with 'Group Tasks', which involve a cooperative effort from the candidates to achieve a task.

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Parameters to be tested in GD
Conten t
Group dynami cs
Communicat ion skills

Leadersh ip

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Content
Contentis

a combination of knowledge and the ability to create coherent logical arguments on the basis of this knowledge. Memorising facts is pointless. A GD requires an in-depth understanding of the various issues around the topic, as well as the ability to analyse the topic andbuild arguments

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Communication Skills
Communication

is a two way process, resulting in the transmission of information. You must always keep in mind that the role of the listener is critical. The listener has his own interpretation of what you say. Unless you listen to him, you cannot figure out whether he/ she has understood you. Unless you listen, the pointsyou make may not fit in with the points made by others. It is very easy for an experienced evaluator (who is called the moderator) to figure out that you 4/24/12 aren't listening.

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Leadership
One

of the most common misconceptions about leadership is that it is all about controlling the group. However, for the GDs that we are talking about, leadership means giving direction to the group in terms of content. It is about initiating the discussion and giving a path for the group to discuss. A good leader is one who allows others to express their views and channels the discussion to a probable decision or conclusion on the given topic.
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Do we need this kind of Leadership??

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How to Prepare for GD

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Content
Develop

subject knowledge on current affairs, general awareness and business trends. Structure arguments on selected topics, considering both sides to the argument. Plan for short and lucid points

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How to Practice for a GD??


GD

skills cannot be learned from books. Form/ joinpractice groups. Get skilled people to observe and give feedback. Spend a lot of time analysing each GD performance, and plan specific improvements

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Way of Practice

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What after a good GD????

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SUCCESS

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