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Group discussion

  1. 1. BRANCH: Computer Science & Engineering
  2. 2. GUIDED BY: Nimisha Patel SUBMTED BY: Pradip B. Vaghani 130060131064 Jatin B. Jasoliya 130060131016
  3. 3. GROUP DISCUSSIONGROUP DISCUSSION
  4. 4. DEFINATIONDEFINATION  A GD is a methodology used by anA GD is a methodology used by an organization to gauge whether the candidateorganization to gauge whether the candidate has certain personality traits or skills that ithas certain personality traits or skills that it desires in its members. In this methodology,desires in its members. In this methodology, the group of candidates is given a topic or athe group of candidates is given a topic or a situation, given a few minutes to think aboutsituation, given a few minutes to think about the same, and then asked to discuss it amongthe same, and then asked to discuss it among themselves for 15-20 minutes.themselves for 15-20 minutes.
  5. 5. Why do we have a GD?Why do we have a GD?  UUnderstand a subject more deeply.nderstand a subject more deeply.  Ability to think critically.Ability to think critically.  Solving a particular problem.Solving a particular problem.  Group to make a particular decision.Group to make a particular decision.  It gives you the chance to hear other students' ideas.It gives you the chance to hear other students' ideas.  It improves your listening skills.It improves your listening skills.  It increases your confidence.It increases your confidence.  It can change your attitudes.It can change your attitudes.
  6. 6. BODY SPORT OF GDsBODY SPORT OF GDs POSITIONPOSITION  Push your body to thePush your body to the back of the chair.back of the chair.  Keep your hand on yourKeep your hand on your lap rightlap right  Hand movements shouldHand movements should be restricted.be restricted.  Keep your legs stationedKeep your legs stationed firmly on the ground.firmly on the ground. SIGNIFICANCESIGNIFICANCE  Keeps you alert.Keeps you alert.  Indicates that you areIndicates that you are logical person.logical person.  Indicates you that youIndicates you that you don’t need hands asdon’t need hands as props when speaking.props when speaking.  Keeps you firmlyKeeps you firmly positioned.positioned.
  7. 7. DISCUSSION TECHNIQUESDISCUSSION TECHNIQUES  How to join the discussion.How to join the discussion.  To support what some other participant hasTo support what some other participant has said.said.  To support disagreement.To support disagreement.  To make a point very strongly.To make a point very strongly.  To bring a discussion back to the point.To bring a discussion back to the point.
  8. 8. PERSONALITY TRAITSPERSONALITY TRAITS FOR GDFOR GD  Ability to work in a teamAbility to work in a team  Communication skillsCommunication skills  Reasoning abilityReasoning ability  Leadership skillsLeadership skills  InitiativeInitiative  AssertivenessAssertiveness  FlexibilityFlexibility  CreativityCreativity
  9. 9. TYPES OF GROUP DISCUSSIONTYPES OF GROUP DISCUSSION FACTUAL TOPICS CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS ABSTRACT TOPICS
  10. 10. Factual TopicsFactual Topics Factual topics are about practical things, which an ordinaryFactual topics are about practical things, which an ordinary person is aware of in his day-to-day life. Typically these areperson is aware of in his day-to-day life. Typically these are about socio-economic topics. These can be current, i.e. theyabout socio-economic topics. These can be current, i.e. they may have been in the news lately, or could be unbound bymay have been in the news lately, or could be unbound by time. A factual topic for discussion gives a candidate a chancetime. A factual topic for discussion gives a candidate a chance to prove that he is aware of and sensitive to his environment.to prove that he is aware of and sensitive to his environment. E.g.E.g. - The education policy of India, Tourism in India.- The education policy of India, Tourism in India.
  11. 11. Controversial TopicsControversial Topics Controversial topics are the ones that are argumentative in nature.Controversial topics are the ones that are argumentative in nature. They are meant to generate controversy. In GDs where these topicsThey are meant to generate controversy. In GDs where these topics are given for discussion, the noise level is usually high, there may beare given for discussion, the noise level is usually high, there may be tempers flying. The idea behind giving a topic like this is to see howtempers flying. The idea behind giving a topic like this is to see how much maturity the candidate is displaying by keeping his temper inmuch maturity the candidate is displaying by keeping his temper in check, by rationally and logically arguing his point of view withoutcheck, by rationally and logically arguing his point of view without getting personal and emotional.getting personal and emotional. E.g.E.g. - Reservations should be removed, Women make better- Reservations should be removed, Women make better managers.managers.
  12. 12. Abstract TopicsAbstract Topics Abstract topics are about intangible things. These topics are not given often for discussion, but their possibility cannot be ruled out. These topics test your lateral thinking and creativity. E.g. -A is an alphabet, Twinkle twinkle little star, The number 10.
  13. 13. HOW TO FACE GD?HOW TO FACE GD?  Communication skills.Communication skills.  Knowledge & ideas regarding a given subject.Knowledge & ideas regarding a given subject.  Capability to co-ordinate & lead.Capability to co-ordinate & lead.  Exchange of thoughts.Exchange of thoughts.  Addressing the group as the whole.Addressing the group as the whole.  Through preparations.Through preparations.
  14. 14. Tips for summarizing a DiscussionTips for summarizing a Discussion  Avoid raising new points.Avoid raising new points.  Avoid stating only your viewpoints.Avoid stating only your viewpoints.  Avoid dwelling only on one aspect of the GD.Avoid dwelling only on one aspect of the GD.  Keep it brief & concise.Keep it brief & concise.  It must incorporate all the important points that cameIt must incorporate all the important points that came out during the GD.out during the GD.  If the examiner ask you to summarize a GD, it meansIf the examiner ask you to summarize a GD, it means the GD has come to an end.the GD has come to an end.  Do not add anything once the GD has beenDo not add anything once the GD has been summarized.summarized.
  15. 15. SUMMARYSUMMARY  It’s a personality test.It’s a personality test.  It consists usually in 8-10 candidates inIt consists usually in 8-10 candidates in a group.a group.  It held with a particular purpose inIt held with a particular purpose in mind.mind.  We look for certain quality in a GD.We look for certain quality in a GD.  There are certain techniques which isThere are certain techniques which is followed.followed.  Listening attentively & with patience.Listening attentively & with patience.
  16. 16. THANK YOUTHANK YOU

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