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GROUP DISCUSSION

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GROUP DISCUSSION

  1. 1. RAHULB.M
  2. 2.  The term suggests a discussion among a group of persons.  The group will have 8 & 12 members who will express their views freely, frankly in a friendly manner, on a topic of current issue.  Within a time limit of 20 to 30 minutes, the abilities of the members of the group is measured
  3. 3.  A GD is a method to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits or skills that it desires in its members. Definition  It is both a technique and an art and a comprehensive tool to judge the worthiness of the student and his appropriateness for the job.
  4. 4.  Understand a subject more deeply.  Ability to think critically.  Solving a particular problem.  Group to make a particular decision.  It gives you the chance to hear other students' ideas.  It improves your listening skills.  It increases your confidence.  It can change your attitudes.
  5. 5.  Topics given by panelists  Planning and preparation  Knowledge with self-confidence  Communication skills/ power of speech  Presentation  Body Language and personal appearance  Being calm and cool  Extensive knowledge base related to state, country and globe.
  6. 6.  Extensive knowledge base related to state, country and globe.  Areas are politics, sports, science &trade commerce, Industry and Technology, MNC, etc.  Analyze the social, economical issues logistically .  Listening skills  Co-operation. Cont.
  7. 7.  Topic may be given to judge your public speaking talent.  Discussion revolves around a specific subject.  The examiner does not interfere once he announced the topic.  Maintain cordiality and free expression of thought and opinion.
  8. 8.  Stimulation of thinking in a new way.  Expansion of knowledge  Understanding of your strength and weakness.  Your true personality is revealed and qualities of leadership crystallize  provides chance to Expose  Language skills  Academic knowledge  Leadership skills  people handling skills  Team work  General knowledge.
  9. 9. 1. Topic Based GD: Kind of GD in which the group is given a specific topic to discuss on. Topic GDs can be further classified into: • Topical Proposition and • Topical Issue 2. Case Based GD: In this you analyze a Situation and Discuss about it. Case based GDs can be classified into 2 types: • Organisational • General
  10. 10. 3. GD based on Creative Theme: A creative topic mainly focuses on discussion of abstract themes. This type of GD can be further classified into • Thematic GD • Face expression GD 4. GD based on Role Play: A role play GD stimulates a situation and carry on the discussion from the point of view of the role. Role Play can be of 2 types: • Survival Role Play • Sales Role Play
  11. 11.  Be assertive: An assertive person is direct , honest careful about not hurting others ‘self-respect’.  A patient listener: listening to another person is one way of showing appreciation.  Right language : Words can make friends & right words at the right time make the best results.  Be analytical and fact-oriented : It is necessary to make relevant points which can be supported with facts and analyzed logically.
  12. 12.  Listen to the subject carefully  Put down your thoughts on a paper  Initiate the discussion if you know the subject well  Listen to others if you don’t know the subject  Support points with some facts and figures  Make short contribution of 25-30 seconds 3-4 times  Give others a chance to speak  Speak politely and pleasantly. Respect contribution from other members.  Disagree politely and agree with what is right.  Summarize the discussion if the group has not reached a conclusion.
  13. 13.  Initiate the discussion if you do not have sufficient knowledge about the given topic.  Over speak, intervene and snatch other’s chance to speak.  Argue and shout during the GD  Look at the evaluators or a particular group member  Talk irrelevant things and distract the discussion  Pose negative body gestures like touching the nose, leaning back on the chair, knocking the table with a pen etc.  Mention erratic statistics.  Display low self confidence with shaky voice and trembling hands.  Try to dominate the discussion  Put others in an embarrassing situation by asking them to speak if they don’t want.
  14. 14.  Is India Shining  Mobile phones / Internet – a boon or nuisance  Students focusing on software industry-good or bad  Child marriage  India 2020  Daughters are more caring than sons  Influence of western culture in Indian Universities  Influence of computers in medical sciences

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