• FDI can be boom for Retail Sector.
  • Multinationals has not done anything for our nation.
  • All giant MNC follow no ethics in India
  • A consumer is King in US but slave in India.
  • Railway should be privatised.
  • Privatization of Health Sector. Good or Bad?
  • Who is winner Corruption in Public Sector or Corruption in Private Sector ?
  • Which is better? Product of Patanjali Yog Peeth or product of MNC's.
  • Information Technology increases our economic dependency on US.
  • More than 50% management college of India is on the verge of closing down. Has MBA college of India really manufactured skilled man power?
  • hat makes India proud people with technical skills or people with managerial skills?
  • Will India will be able to stop brain drain?
  • Future of Peoples below poverty line in India.
  • Trade is better aid is better for developing nations.
  • Did India gained or suffered from globalisation?
  • India is highest in number of millionaires. Then why there is no any product manufactured by India which has global recognition.
  • Women empowerment is one of the cause of increase in number of divorce.
  • In next 50 years India will become US. Do we need to become US?
  • Religion and caste based politics should be completely banned in India.
  • Indian women should learn Cultural dance rather than going to Gym?
  • Seeing the number of crime against women. Women should not be allowed to work in night shifts.
  • Dowry system will never abolish from India. Who is to be blamed lawmakers, bureaucrats, judicial body or we the peoples?
  • We want to become a country like U.S. because we have lost our culture.
  • Engineer graduate in India do MBA for better package which is their first and last priority.
  • MBA has no meaning if pursued by a fresher?
  • Managers of India are suffering from many diseases due to excessive pressure. Have they really practised management in their life?
  • Which is more important for a company branding or profit?
  • MBA is taught on every city corner of India. Then why IIM's.
  • Leadership cannot be taught. A person posses it by birth.
  • Who is better? A manager or a leader.
  • In India HR policies are for company not for employees.
  • Poor HR policies in corporate company are responsible for high attrition in India.
  • In India there is no scarcity of managers in Political Party and Corporate Sector but scarcity of leaders.
  • A manager can be a good executor but cannot be a good innovator.
  • In India big business means tie-ups in politics only.M
  • f censor board make some strict rules to save our youth online exposure makes it futile.
  • Recently many terrorist were caught. It is the good performance of Indian Intelligence Department or India is a safe ground for hiding which attracts the terrorist.
  • How India can get read off Indian Mujahedeen?
  • Vegetable price rise is intentional strategy of opposition party.
  • Do we really need "food bill security"?
  • IT jobs are more better than management jobs.
  • Has project MGNREGA reached its goal?
  • Is so much dependence on Google is a good thing?
  • For the GD , one needs to prepare General Awareness. During an interview round too, questions can also be expected from the current affairs. A future manager should be well informed about the issues of the day and should have logical and mature opinions about the same.

    Read good magazines and newspapers to keep yourself abreast of major issues facing your city, state, country and the world. You can be expected to write about abstract topics too. Practising GD with a group of students and writing practice can help you improve in this area.

    A group discussion (GD) is a simulated exercise, where you cannot suddenly put up a show, since the evaluators will see through you easily. In this page you can find tips on GD and how to handle them to ensure a positive outcome.

    Here's how most group discussions work
  • Normally groups of 8-10 candidates are formed into a leaderless group, and are given a specific situation to analyze 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.
  • The group may be given a topic and asked to discuss on the same.
  • A panel will observe the proceedings and evaluate the members of the group.


    Lets start from the basic. One needs to know what one's objective in the group is. A good definition of your objective is - to be noticed to have contributed meaningfully in an attempt to help the group reach the right consensus. What does this essentially mean?

    The first implication is that you should be noticed by the panel. Merely making a meaningful contribution and helping the group arrive at a consensus is not enough. You have to be seen by the evaluating panel to have made the meaningful contribution. What does that mean in practice?
  • You must ensure that the group hears you. If the group hears you, so will the evaluator. That does not mean that you shout at the top of your voice and be noticed for the wrong reasons.
  • You have to be assertive. If you are not a very assertive person, you will have to simply learn to be assertive for those 15 minutes. Remember, assertiveness does not mean being bull-headed or being arrogant.
  • And most importantly, you have to make your chances. Many group discussion participants often complain that they did not get a chance to speak. The fact is that in no group discussion will you get a chance to speak. There is nothing more unacceptable in a GD than keeping one's mouth shut or just murmuring things which are inaudible.
  • Participate in as many practice GDs as possible before you attend the actual GD. There is nothing like practice to help you overcome the fear of talking in a GD.
  • The second important implication is that making just any sort of contribution is not enough. Your contribution has to be meaningful. A meaningful contribution suggests that You have a good knowledge base
  • You are able to put forth your arguments logically and are a good communicator.
  • The quality of what you said is more valuable than the quantity. There is this myth amongst many group discussion participants that the way to succeed in a group discussion is by speaking loudly and at great length. One could not be more wrong. You must have meat in your arguments.
  • Therefore, think things through carefully.

    When you jot down points, keep these pointers in mind.

    If it is a topic where you are expected to take a stand, say for example, "Should India sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty?" note down points for both sides of the argument. It will be useful on two counts -

  • One, if you do not start the GD and are not amongst the first five speakers and find that everyone in the group is talking for the topic, then it makes sense to take the alternate approach and oppose the topic even if you initially intended to talk for the topic.
  • Second, it helps to have a knowledge of how group members who take a stand diametrically opposite to yours will put forth their argument and to be prepared with counter arguments.
  • Everybody else will state the obvious. So highlight some points that are not obvious. The different perspective that you bring to the group will be highly apprecaited by the panel. Some pointers on being relevant while having a different perspective are:

  • Be careful that the "something different" you state is still relevant to the topic being debated.
  • Can you take the group ahead if it is stuck at one point?
  • Can you take it in a fresh and more relevant direction?
  • The last implication is that you must be clearly seen to be attempting to build a consensus.

  • Gaining support or influencing colleagues is the mantra adopted by many a successful Business Leaders.
  • Nobody expects a group of ten intelligent, assertive people, all with different points of view on a controversial subject to actually achieve a consensus. But what matters is "Did you make attempts to build a consensus?"
  • The reason why an attempt to build a consensus is important is because in most work situations you will have to work with people in a team, accept joint responsibilities and take decisions as a group.
  • You must demonstrate the fact that you are capable and inclined to work as part of a team.
  • Keep eye contact while speaking
  • Initiate the GD
  • Allow others to speak
  • Speak clearly
  • Make sure to bring the discussion on track
  • Positive attitude
  • Speak sensibly
  • Listen carefully to others
  • No need to go into much details
  • Formal dressing
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Why you want to do MBA?
  • What will be the good and bad quality you will develop while doing MBA?
  • Why do you want to do MBA from our college?
  • What will your approach smart work or hard work?
  • We are a college which never closes means, 24/7 I don't think you will be able to adapt the environment?
  • What do you know about summer internship? Let's say you got the opportunity from a company of Kerala. Will you go there for two months?
  • You are here for real management studies or for thick salary package?
  • What are your strength and weaknesses?
  • Why we should select you?
  • Prove me that you are creative.
  • Can an individual really become jack of all screw and master of none?
  • What are your short term goal?
  • What are your long term goal?
  • Why you didn't prepare for Bank PO competition?
  • Describe your ideal college.
  • Who is your role model? Why?
  • How you will be asset to the college?
  • What was the toughest decision of your life?
  • Tell me what you know about our college?
  • Tell me honestly weaknesses and strength of your previous college?
  • Why there is a year gap?
  • How you utilized you gap time of one year?
  • What was the toughest challenge you ever faced?
  • If I put you back by 7 years what change you will like to bring in your academic decisions.
  • Why we should not select you?
  • How you can prove that you are better than your competitors?
  • You are just a graduate and your competitors are engineer. Why I should select you?
  • We have other campuses also so do you have a choice of campus or you are confident enough that you can prove anywhere and everywhere.
  • Why not second campus?
  • The focus of a B-school interview can range from specific questions about your job to broad discussions on life. Approach the interview as a conversation to be enjoyed, not as a question-and-answer ordeal. It may be about your hobbies - your recent cross-country trip. This doesn't mean that the interviewers are not serious. It just means that you're being sized up as a person and a future professional in all your dimensions.

    Try to be your witty, charming, natural self. Donot try to put on. The interviewers will be able to see your masks through. Students, faculty, admissions personnel and alumni conduct interviews. Don't dismiss students as the lightweights.

    It is important to have a good idea of "What you consider to be your greatest strength, why and what are some examples that show this", before you go into an interview. Although the interviewer will most likely ask some pointed questions, you may also encounter something as broad as "So, tell me about yourself." These open ended questions are usually the ones that help you lead the interview.

    Either way, you should have in mind what you want to convey about who you are before you go into any interview. Lack of preparation is a common complaint among interviewers, and if you are prepared, you will stand out among your competitors.

    Do your homework

    Have well thought out answers for questions such as "What are your strengths? Why are you right for that particular business school? Why is that particular program right for you?"

    It shows organization and forethought if you know some specifics about the program to which you are applying and can explain why those features fit well with your career goals. For example, if you are applying to the Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), through some simple research you will discover that they are strong in Human Resource Development. Perhaps, you have worked with a recruitment company or have been a trainer in an institute. Relate these in the interview.

    Don't Waste Time

    Don't waste time discussing things that are already indicated on your application. You can elaborate if the topic illustrates something about your character and preparedness for the b-school experience, but do not be redundant.

    Remember that the first impression you create is very important. When asked to say "something about yourself", most candidates just blurt out their schooling, college, marks and qualifications. All this is already there in the application. Why tell the interviewer something he/she already knows. Ideally, you would want to use this opportunity to show how you are different from the thousands of other applicants, not to blend in to the crowd.

    A final word on approaching this question. After you have said what you have to say - don't venture any further. Don't drone. You just might say something foolish. Sometimes interviewers don't interrupt in order to give the candidate the impression that he has not spoken enough. This is just a stress/error inducing tactic. Don't fall for it. If the pause gets too awkward for your liking, just add something like, "Is there something specific that you would like to know about me"

  • Be ready with 'must know questions':
  • Reflect confidence
  • Be honest to yourself and interviewers
  • Be Polite
  • Drive the interview towards your strength:
  • Stay calm
  • Positive body language and approach
  • e thorough with what you write in your CV.
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