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GD Tips and Tricks

The GD Framework
Groups of 8-10 candidates formed into a leaderless group Group given a specific situation to analyze and discuss within a given time limit. The discussions may center around :
A case study with the group to come out with a solution A topic and the group asked to discuss on the same.
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Creating High Impact in GD


You should be noticed
You must ensure that the group hears you You have to be assertive Most important, you make your chances

Your contribution has to be meaningful


You have a good knowledge base You are able to put forth your arguments logically The quality of what you state is more valuable than the quantity
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Creating High Impact- Contd

Highlight points that are not obvious


Be careful that the "something different" you state is still relevant to the topic being debated.

You must be clearly seen to be attempting to build a consensus.


Gaining support or influencing colleagues is a key leadership quality

You must be clearly seen to be attempting to build a consensus.


Gaining support or influencing colleagues is a key leadership quality
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Skills Tested in a GD
Leadership Skills
Initiating the group discussion Guide the group especially when the discussion begins losing relevance Encouraging all members to participate in the discussion

Communication skills
To use simple language and explain concepts clearly (Dont show off or use jargons)
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Skills tested in a GD Contd.


Interpersonal Skills
To remain cool even when someone provokes you Ability to remain objective Empathazing Quality Non-threatening Attitude of a team player

Persuasive Skills
You should be able to effectively communicate your view without overtly hurting the other person
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Skills Tested in a GD- Contd.


Problem Solving Skills
Think of novel solutions, sometimes this could give you high returns

Conceptualizing Skills
Ability to grasp the situation, and apply it at a macro level

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Essential GD Tips and Tricks


Be as natural as possible. Be yourself. Take time to organize your thoughts, Work out strategies to make an entry Your words tell a story but your body language reveals the whole story Be assertive not dominating, Avoid using extreme phrases Don't lose your cool / Always be polite
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Most Common GD Mistakes


Emotional Outbursts Quality Vs Quantity Egotism Showing off Getting noticed for the wrong reasons Managing your insecurities

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