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What are the different type of GD Topics and how to prepare for them?

Mar 14, 2016 14:47 IST

    In an Interview conducted by Jagranjosh.com, Karishma Gaur, English Language Expert (CELTA Certified) highlights what are the different types of GD Topics and how to prepare for them!

    Key points Discussed in the Video:

    Topic given to candidates in a GD

    In a GD you would get topics related to issues such as:

    • Socio-political: civil rights, constitutional policies, legislatures, human rights, laws, human rights policies violation, property rights etc.
    • Remember: You are not supposed to know the laws but know about the existence and meaning of laws and policies to discuss them.
    • History: modern history of India, British Rule and colonialism
    • Economics: national Level problems, mergers and acquisitions, economic policies and their implication on national development
    • Global Warming, Environmental conservation, nature versus nurture,
    • Science and Religion, Science and faith, Evolution and creation
    • Tip: Be a jack of all the topics going on around you

    Handling Abstract Topics:

    • Abstract topics: These topics hail from idioms, proverbs, similes, metaphors etc and such topics emphasize on a particular aspect (look at the nouns and the verbs to lead the discussion)
    • Make co-relation between the two and see how they interact with each other
    • Then approach these topics in a structured way

    What to do when you know the topic and how to create worthy content for it:

    Topic 1: Some people are born to stay poor

    • This topic seems and sounds abstract, but it isn’t. Rather, it is focused on the class structure that we constantly witness in Indian Economy
    • Do not take a pure “yes” or “no” stand on such topics, instead probe a little further in these topics
    • Here in this topic, avoid categorizing people & rather handle this issue in more methodological way.
    • Focus on the aspects such as income, income inequality, VAT, rebates, taxes, social structure, class structure, and the standard of living.

    Topic 2: Should Wealthy nations share their wealth?

    • Not this topic would retrieve a nig “Yes” from most of you. But how should you present a sound argument to present your thoughts correctly.
    • Begin by saying “Yes, I agree to statement, but I am not aware as to why?” which is a very fair way of beginning this topic
    • Thereafter, gradually give examples of the wealthy nations who have done something good for the other nations
    • Listen to the opinions and examples cited by other people
    • Form an opinion and
    • Speak one or more sentence that sound correct

    To understand more topic of such nature, take a look at the video and enrich your knowledge.

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