Group Discussion (GD)

The process of Group Discussion (GD) round for MBA admission 2018 in top MBA colleges has started. FMS Delhi has reintroduced GD round for MBA 2018 and will start it on April 16, 2018. MDI Gurgaon has also announced the shortlist for GD/PI round which begins in February 2018. IIMs, XLRI Jamshedpur, and other top MBA colleges who conduct GD round have also started the process of conducting the Group Discussion at various centres in India.


GD round is a favourite component of final selection round not only in top MBA colleges but also in various recruitment process like class 1 and 2 services, SSB, bank officers’ recruitment services among others. Group Discussion rules allow you to speak effectively and listen to others also. The major Group Discussion tips to win the GD round are to follow the Group Discussion skills. One of the key winning Group Discussion skills is to remained well learned, listen others carefully and not to miss the opportunity to make  an effective speech.


Current GD topics on which Group discussion is conducted are based on latest developments in Business & Economy; Current Affairs; Social Issues; International events, Abstract ideas which are directly or indirectly related to current socio-political, educational and other issues. Usually controversial topics are not included in Group Discussion Round.


This section will consist of 100+ latest GD topics spread over all the categories and are based on expected GD topics that could be placed in the Group Discussion round in different MBA colleges and final recruitment processes of various services.     

Most of the GD rounds are based on current GD topics. The 100 plus latest GD topics 2017 for MBA admission are the ones which are making rounds in the B-schools or are the expected GD topics in 2018.


Why GD round is conducted?
FMS Delhi which has not conducted GD round for last 3-4 years, has announced to begin the GD process for MBA admission 2018-20. In fact, the basic reason behind conducting Group Discussion (GD) round in the final admission process for MBA/PGDM programmes in B-schools is a very important aspect of group communication.


A creative activit
Group discussion is a creative and dynamic activity which stimulates reflective thinking among the members. Group discussion is the activity in which a small number of persons say 8 to 12, meet face to face and exchange and share ideas freely on a given topic of a common issue.


Testing tool of skills 
Group Discussion (GD) is an important testing tool of participants’ skills in final admission round for MBA/PGDM after getting shortlisted by the B school. Most of the top MBA colleges conduct GD along with Personal Interview in the final admission round.


Less formal than PI: Tests meaningful speaking and listening
Group discussions are unstructured and less formal compared to other components of final admission round like extempore, case studies and PI round where candidates focus only on specific type of questions and respond to them. In the GD round an individual’s thought process is influenced by the views and opinions of the other members.


It can be other way round also that an individual may influence the other group members with his/her views. In the group discussion round, each participant is free to speak his views. A successful discussion involves both listening and meaningful speaking.


Success depends on Active participation 
The effectiveness and efficiency of the group discussion depends, to a large extent, upon the active participation of the members. The group has to follow a pre-defined and established standards. 

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Group Discussion Tips

Before getting ready how to start the Group Discussion, you need to understand the Group Discussion Rules and improve and focus on Group Discussion skills.

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Group Discussion Topic 2018

Group Discussion (GD) round for MBA admission 2018 in top MBA colleges has started or is to begin shortly. Group Discussion for MBA admission is considered so important that FMS Delhi which had earlier stopped using GD topics for MBA admission, has reintroduced Group Discussion for MBA admission 2018 and will start the it on April 16, 2018. MDI Gurgaon has also announced the shortlist for GD round which has started in February 2018.

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Group Discussion (GD) Preparation

Group Discussion preparation has three aspects and each adds to your Gropu Discussion skills. These three Group Discussion preparation tips are:

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Important Dates

Group Discussion (GD) round at almost all the top B-schools begins in the second week of February and will go upto end of March, 2018. Some of the top MBA colleges have announced the exact dates for Group Discussion round as under:


FMS Delhi: GD round begins on April 16, and will be over on April 23, 2018

MDI Gurgaon: GD round begins in February second week and will be over in March 2018


Apart from this, the IIMs who conduct GD round for final selection have also started the process.

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My Group Discussion (GD) Experiences

CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, MAHCET, NMAT toppers have shared their GD experiences which can be of great benefit to the MBA aspirants seeking admission to IIMs, XLRI, SPJIMR, IIFT, MDI, IMI, IMT, JBIMS, NMIMS among other B-schools where Group Discussion is a major component in final admission round after 1st stage of shortlisting.


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Topper interviews GD

Ajit Singh

JBIMS started with a new admission process from this year. There was no GD. We had case studies

Akhil Garg

No GD at IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, & others

Akshay Kumar Singh

During my GD-PI round, I was quite impressed by the way entire process was managed by the

Angshuman Kakoty

The GD topics consisted of case studies, abstract topics and even extempore.


Avidipto Chakraborty

GD experience scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2016 in his first attempt itself! What’s