Types of Group Discussions
- January 12, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Campus Placements
There are three types of GDs: Topic based, Article based and Case based. The first one is the most common type of GD and is generally asked in most campus recruitments. The second and third types of GDs are conducted for getting into a few MBA colleges like symbiosis and IRMA.
- Topic Based: A topic would be given and you would be given around 15 minutes to discuss on the same. The key lies in understanding the topic in totality, looking at both sides of the argument and defining the scope. More than 60% of this should be done in the 1 minute or so allocated before the start of the discussion. These type of GDs usually require knowledge.
- Article Based: In these GDs, the moderator would handle articles to the participants and would provide them sometime (5-10 mins) to read and start discussing on the same. The participants are expected to read and understand the article in order to make their opinion on the issue. These GDs are not knowledge based but require good comprehension skills.
- Case Based: In this scenario, participants are provided a case which is close to a real life situation and they are expected to evaluate or analyze the situation i.e. they are expected to understand the actual problem and not just a surface level diagnosis. Once they identify the real issue, they should be in a situation to recommend the right solution. Good observation and common sense is very important to identify the issue and fixes.