Group Discussions & GD topics

After cracking the written test the next step is Group discussion & personal interview.
For those who who had heaved a sigh after test should remember there is some distance before you go get where you want to go. The time after test is not a time to relax or timepass but it is time to be best at your competitive skills.The GDs & PIs are far tougher than written tests. They test your presence of mind, depth of your knowledge, your communication skills & your ability to argue logically.
The topics of group discussion can be categorized as
Economic, Current affairs & political issues, Ethical & moral dilemmas,social issue, general topic.
The panel looks at three things How well a candidate presents his/her views on topic, How much originality he/she brings to discussion, The extent of students knowledge.
These are the general aspects but the in the heat of discussion students forget these basic points & start criticising personally.They should remember that this is a discussion where various aspects of an issue are to be discussed & it must end up with a rational conclusion.
If you analyse your any discussion, gossip with friends on any subject you will find the common activities in that discussion such as
Generation of ideas, elimination of ideas, building on an idea, arriving at a consensus.

We will elaborate on every thing in next posts on GD & PI, give some topics & strategy for GD.


  1. Detailed CAT 2007 Solutions are available from

  2. Can you provide some specific examples of topics that have been asked in previous years


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