Group discussion are not part of the selection process for jobs in public sector banks only.They are also conducted for UPSC, CAT, Civil service type of recruitments & in IT companies.But few banks are turning towards GD nowadays mainly to filter the high level of competition & select only those who posses all round capabilities.
Many readers had asked us to provide group discussion topics especially after certain banks shortlisted candidates for next selection phases.So here are some for you to get ready for upcoming bank jobs
What's the need for GD?
The panel not only looks at the content of your discussion but awards marks for your communication skills, thought process & translating them into words which everyone can understand.
Most importantly, your ability to work in a team is noted by marking under these parameters.
* Are you allowing enough space for other members to perform,
* How do you take criticism
* Are you polite in registering your protest or going over the top.
We have compiled some topics that shall be relevant for the current times along with tips to answer them.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail
This topic has been in the news for some time now & is widely reported across news papers & news channels.So collecting points to speak wont be a problem.
While voicing your support, mention about the
If you plan to speak against FDI into retail sector, raise these points
Quick tip: Don't talk in support once & start protesting the next time.Decide on which side you want to be at the beginning itself & stick to it.
Influence of Social Media
This topic is related to the current generation as many youngsters are hooked on to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc.,You will have to discuss on whether these activities create a positive or negative influence on their minds?
Lets look at the statements that can be put forth while speaking in favour,
Against social media,
Quick tip: It is not necessary for the panel to select only those who initiate or close the GD session.
The content of your speech & the ability to communicate it effectively matters most.(also read 3 tips to crack your next group discussion)
If you are looking for guides or books to prepare for group discussions or more latest GD topics the following reference shall be helpful.
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Here are some more topics for you to work on..
Having read all these subjects, its time for you to action.But where to start from?
Take a paper & write down what you can think of the subject - for and against.
Use simple words to frame sentences.Read it to others & check if they can understand.If not, start afresh.
We hope this article on group discussion topics, tips & skills required would not only help you in preparing for GD`s but will train you in framing the required points.