Group Discussion

 

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Group discussion initiates free exchange of thoughts and opinions on a given topic. It is a qualitative method to obtain an in-realization of concepts regarding the topic, and to converse about it by the means of a spontaneous discussion, usually between 6-12 people, guided by a facilitator. So it is very important to keep the following mentioned points in mind before starting your preparation.

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Important points to remember for GD

  • Subject matter is vital – Along with possessing ample subject knowledge, one needs to be well aware of the latest happenings in the country and globe to strengthen our position over the competitors.
  • Read a lot – Avid readers always fare better in GDs. In addition to enhance knowledge, reading betters one’s vocabulary and command over language. Last minute preparations are best avoided.
  • Be aware of frequent topics : Some topics often appear with minor variations. Be aware of them, well in advance, to prepare for them. Issues of terrorism, gender inequality, poverty, liberalisation, reservations, etc. are some such topics.
  • Work on Communication Skills – Fluency in speech, a strong vocabulary, and a general command over the language can take you a long way in GDs. Rehearse multiple times before one; take the help of friends and family to stimulate a proper GD environment. and family.
  • Acquaint yourself with the topic properly – Be thorough and crystal-clear about the topic. Simple topics are often deliberately presented in a confusing manner. Deviations as well strong affirmations and denials should be avoided. Make generic statements about the topic, and back them up by relevant examples and explanation.
  • Maintain a balance in tone – If you disagree with a contender, do not raise your tone in objection. Listen to their point of view, and try to draw a common ground instead of dismissing it upfront.
  • Listening skills are important -Carefully listen to all the participants, and let them keep their points gracefully. Encouraging other speakers actually scores for you. When they make eye contact with you, nod, and reflect your approval.
  • Body Language is essential – Panelists observe your body language as keenly as they do your speech. Your posture, your reactions, your facial expressions, your gestures; are all taken into consideration. Sit straight, do not lean against the chair, don’t tap the table with your pen or fingers, don’t get distracted, and stay focused on the discussion at all times.
  • Try to intiate and conclude – Initiating a discussion is always an advantage. Closing it acts like the icing on the cake! Be opportunistic in summarizing and closing discussions. Try to conclude for the group!
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