Topics for GD, WAT and Essay Writing

Prepare for Group Discussions, Essay writing and WAT topics for selection in the MBA college of your choice.

Created On: Jan 28, 2014 16:08 IST
Modified On: Jan 31, 2014 17:05 IST

Mostly IIMs have replaced group discussions with a Written Ability Test (WAT) to make their selection procedure more efficient.

As a debate on this decision could run for a day long, it is important to understand what they look for from a candidate in these written tests so that you can figure out a few topics and practice.


The topics for Group discussions can also remain the same as only the format you present your information differs from a written test that is verbal. As a matter of fact, GD is not being completely overhauled by all the IIMs altogether.

Possible categories:

The following are the possible broad categories that you can expect a topic be given to write on.

  • Business
  • Social
  • Ethics
  • Politics
  • Personal
  • Technology

Example questions:

One example question on each category would be as mentioned below:

  • Facebook population by 2017
  • A common man as a national leader
  • Wearable technology
  • What is ‘success’ in your own terms?
  • Genetically Modified food (GMF)
  • Women safety in New Delhi and rest of the world
  • Twitter v Facebook
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Also Read:

Written Ability Test (WAT) in IIMs Selection Procedure



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