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GROUP DISCUSSION BY: Aryaman Gupta(A2305213016) Shivam Bhatia(A2305213068) Siddharth Singh(A2305213513) Sachin Kaja(A2305213510)


Topics Definition of Group Discussion Prerequisites of a Group Discussion Benefits in Group Discussion Salient features Do’s and Don’ts in Group Discussion Important points in Group Discussion How to do a good Group Discussion Suggestion

Definition of Group Discussion:

Definition of Group Discussion Group Discussion is a methodology or in a simple language an interview process or a group activity. It is one of the best tools to select the prospective candidates in a comparative perspective. GD may be used by an interviewer at an organization, colleges or even at different types of management competitions. A GD is a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss the topic among themselves for 15-20 minutes .

How to do a good gd:

How to do a good gd 1. Prepare yourself Research some background information on your topic if you are given it ahead of time. 2. Be confident You need to trust yourself and others and you need to feel confident in your thoughts. Share your opinions- it doesn't matter what other people think. 3. Form a debate Group discussion is weighing the pros and cons of a debatable topic. The group discussions are mostly a way to see if how people's views are different, and how they perceive things. It's also comparing answers to others.


4. Conquer misunderstandings Even though you are mainly talking, and announcing whatever comes to your to debate over; it doesn't stop from heated words spilling. So take in all in stride and try to form a question about why such an argument bursts out from something misunderstood. Try to make sure that their anger simmered down, and make a light-humored topic to stay. 5. Find balance It's important to have those small 'no' or shake of the heads, it's better not to find a topic you all agree on. This allows your view to be heard, and thought upon .. It also might be something educational, not the regular question from teachers if school uniforms should be allowed, or not allowed kind-of-thing . 6. Decision There is always something different for group discussions. Ranging arithmetic, charities, healthy eating, politics, sports, and virtue or value in today's products. Mainly, you got to wonder if that topic is worth talking about, for politics, it varies; there is the government, and what they control


Suggestions Train yourself to be a good listener. Develop the patience to listen attentively. Acknowledge that everyone has something valuable to say. When speaking in a GD, your job is to articulate your point of view in a way that is easy for others to comprehend. Inculcate the good habit of structuring your thoughts and presenting them logically. Learn to respect others for what they are. Learn to be open-minded and recognize the fact that people think differently about issues. Train your mind to think analytically .


Benefits of Group Discussion: It helps you to understand the subject It improves to think critically. It helps in solving a particular problem. It helps the group to make a particular decision. It gives you the chance to hear other student’s ideas. It improves your listening skills. It increases your confidence in speaking. It can change your attitudes.


Salient Features: Development of your Communication Skills Sharing knowledge and ideas regarding a given subject Leadership qualities Exchange of thoughts Addressing the group as a whole


DO’S: Speak pleasantly and politely to the group. Respect the contribution of every speaker. Remember that a discussion is not an argument. Learn to disagree politely. Think about your contribution before you speak. Try to stick to the discussion topic. Don't introduce irrelevant information. Be aware of your body language when you are speaking. Agree with and acknowledge what you find interesting.


DONT’S: Lose your temper. A discussion is not an argument. Shout. Use a moderate tone and medium pitch. Use too many gestures when you speak. Gestures like finger pointing and table thumping can appear aggressive. Dominate the discussion. Confident speakers should allow quieter students a chance to contribute. Draw too much on personal experience or anecdote. Although some tutors encourage students to reflect on their own experience, remember not to generalize too much. Interrupt. Wait for a speaker to finish what they are saying before you speak. 


Important Points / Summarization: Avoid raising new points. Avoid stating only your viewpoint. Avoid dwelling only on one aspect of the GD. Keep it brief and concise. It must incorporate all the important points that came out during the GD. If the examiner asks you to summaries a GD, it means the GD has come to an end. Do not add anything once the GD has been summarized.


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