Group Discussion is a crucial step in any selection process, be it for an MBA course, campus recruitment or for any graduate/post graduate degree. The selection committee conducts GD to assess whether the candidate has certain personality traits and/or skills that it desires in its members. The group discussion is not merely to impress the conductor but putting forth your firm beliefs.
Normally groups of 8-10 candidates are formed into a leaderless group, and are given a specific situation to analyse and discuss within a given time limit. The group may be given a Case Study and asked to come out with a solution for a problem.
Skills tested in Group Discussion :
1. Communication Skills
2. Ability to work in a team.
4. Listening skill.
5. How you put forward your views.
6. Leadership skills .
7. Your analysis skill and subject knowledge.
8. Problem solving and critical thinking skill.
9. Your attitude and confidence.
10. Decision making skills.