Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tips and Strategy for Group Discussion

Tips and Strategy for Group Discussion

Group Discussions (GDs) provide organisations and B-Schools with a simulated managerial setting in which the candidates can be assessed.  The selectors find it the quickest method to assess 12 to 14 candidates in the span of mere 20 minutes or so. This makes GDs a convenient personality assessment tool in the selection process, though some of the top B-schools have recently substituted group discussion with an extempore essay writing.
The first thing about a GD that candidates must remember is that they are under constant observation. Every word, gesture, conscious or unconscious move and expression of the candidate provides certain clues about the personality of the candidate. These clues are then reduced to data that help the panel assign an appropriate ranking or marks to the candidate. It hence becomes necessary to maintain decorum, a formal yet friendly attitude, and an air of involvement throughout the group discussion.
The two broad parameters that are applied to the observation of a candidate are the ideas expressed by a candidate – the content – and they way in which those ideas were communicated to the group – the process. These are then assessed in real time to make certain reasoned judgments about the candidate.

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