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What is a Group Discussion (GD)

Posted On: August 16, 2013

Group discussions are popular assessment tools during interviews in many companies in India. I am not aware of this practice being undertaken in the US, although there are many benefits to this approach.

Candidates are placed into groups of 6-10 and given a topic to discuss. Sometimes, group members are given five minutes to plan their stance before starting.

Group discussion activities help the assessors understand the candidate on any of these aspects:

Personality Skills
Assertiveness
Critical Thinking
Encouraging others
Leadership
Initiative
Inclusiveness
Group Work Skills


Language Skills

Pronunciation
Grammar
Language Handling
Eye Contact
Summarizing


To learn more about how to prepare for a group discussion, dos and don’ts and how assessments happen, take a look at the slide shows below.

(This slideshow is not produced by Authentic Journeys.) 


(This slideshow is not produced by Authentic Journeys.) 


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