Group Discussion A formal discussion involving 10 to 12 participants in a group A methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members
GD Methodology TOPIC I A B H G F C D E Time to think about the Topic 5 -10 minutes . Time to discuss the Topic 15 -20 minutes . A-I Candidates
Personality Traits that are assessed in an GD Personality Traits that are assessed in an GD Leadership Flexibility Assertiveness Awareness Reasoning Ability Listening Initiative Inspiring Ability Creativity Team Player
Plays an important role while expressing your ideas or opinions at a GD
Answers during the GD should be based on reasons and not
Listening Learn to listen to other participant's ideas and opinions Try and strike a proper balance between Expressing your ideas Imbibing ideas
Creativity Creativity in a GD is An idea or a perspective which opens new horizons for discussion on the GD topic is always highly appreciated. Try to Put across your new idea convincingly Out of the box thinking
Inspiring Ability Providing others an opportunity to speak / express their ideas is seen as an positive trait Caution : If a participant is not willing to speak, you need not necessarily go out of the way to ask him to express his views. This may insult him and hamper the flow of the GD.