Most of the MBA entrance examinations for the 2015-16 academic session have been conducted and results have been declared as well. Now is the time for the Group Discussion and other stages of selection process. IIMs have moved away from Group Discuaaion. They have included WAT instead of Group Discussion. Never the less, Group Discussion remains an essential criteria and stage for further selection process in management colleges.
One should know, what are the mistakes which should be avoided when sitting for a Group Discussion:
Let us first know, what is a Group Discussion -
As the name suggests, it is a way to discuss certain given topic among a group of people. The aim is to get many ideas around a ttopic and get different perspectives. A group of people are given a topic and a few minutes of time to think about it. Usually one person leads and begin the discussion. Rest of the people then participate in the discusion with their points. In the end a conclusion is made.
Types of Group Discussions (GD):
Factual Generic - These topics require a basic level of awareness w.r.t the various segments of the environment. They test you more on interpersonal skills and behavior,rather than discrete sectoral information.
Factual Specific - These topics assess you on specific challenges in gathering and analyzing information on select areas.
Abstract: Such topics are based on your perception.
People are judged on the following in a Group Discussion:
Group Discussion is a good way to judge someone`s abilities in a short span.
Don`ts of a Group Discussion:
These are some of the points worth keeping in mind while you take part in the Group Discussion.