In an Interview conducted by Jagranjosh.com,
Karishma Gaur, English Language Expert (CELTA Certified) gives her insights on what is a Group Discussion and its purpose!
Key points Discussed in the Video:
Purpose of a Group Discussion
Helps in deciding the B-School, if you are a good fit for them or not?
Assists in finding what kind of person you are
Make you more comfortable to talk about yourself and different topics
Enables in checking the spontaneity of thoughts and your wittiness
Checks your knowledge base
Process of a Group Discussion:
You would be sitting in a room with 7-12 participants
You would have a moderator (either physical or digital)
You would be given a topic by the moderator to speak upon
You would also be given minute(s) time to think on the topic
A specified time limit to discuss the topics
To end the discussion you would be pinged.
Before the discussion ends, the moderator might signal you in advance, or he/she might simply say “STOP” to end the discussion
How you are assessed when you speak in GD
Showcase your best skills
Present an X-factor in you
Present views in a politically correct manner
Do not resort to sarcasm and insult
Do not fell scared due to the pressure of performing in the group
It is not about being outspoken or extrovert but being honest and sincere about a discussion
Conduct mock discussion with friends who are honest and sincere
Talk on variety of topics such as movies, national and international phenomenon
Discuss with even those who contradict with you and learn how not to offend anyone even if you are not at the same frequency with theirs.
What is the basis of Selection in a GD?
Either you performed really well amongst your group participants, or
You spoke some relevant and unique points even if you did not articulated them well
Takeaway: Selection for the next round would depend on “ What you spoke and how you spoke it”
To gain more resourceful insights about the GD, do watch the video.