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After announcement of CMAT 2016 result, GD/PI is the next level which you have to achieve to get selected in CMAT 2016 associated institutes. Importance of GD is the major question every student want to know. Find here qualities & ethics required to perform better in GD/PI. Check tips regarding better performance in interview & latest GD topics.
Every institute has its own criteria to select students through CMAT cutoff score. GD & PI are the main aspects to be tested in most of the institute.
Every aspiring student has questions regarding importance of GD & its requirement in CMAT Selection process. Your Leadership & Team skills are verified through GD process. The basic motive behind GD is to test.
Group discussion is the way to identify all the positive & negative sides of certain topic. It should be a healthy discussion which should be tend towards a logical conclusion. In short it should not seems like a battle field.
1. Number of attempts:
Always remember one thing that it is just a discussion not a debate. For e.g. If total duration If GD is 15 minutes then total number of points may not exceed above 35 out of 40. So you have to participate in discussion at least 5 to 6 times to attain better score.
2. Quality of content:
What kind of facts figures & relevant examples you are presenting in GD will be tested. You can do it better by reading good newspapers & magazines like The Hindu, Indian Express.
3. Be a good listener:
If you are a good listener then only, you will become a good speaker. Practice in your peer group, try to listen everyone & then react. But do not stand like that you do not have anything to say. Summed up your thoughts while you are listening others, but it can be achieved by continuous practice only.
4. Be a good speaker:
Try to address everyone in the group. Maintain eye contact while you are speaking. It will reflect your confidence level alternatively.
5. Interruption strategy:
Do not be rude to other person who is speaking. Try to use words like Excuse me, Let me complete to participate in discussion.
6. Be a leader/Managerial:
If you have given the chance to initiate then give it a proper direction to perform good discussion. Do not become the part of small group in discussion. Sometimes we do not pay attention but it happens. Only two or three people are discussing & others, not able to participate in the discussion. Try to discuss with everyone because panelists will judge you on this scale also.
7. Power to memorize/remember:
Note every key point related to discussion in your mind, obviously you do not have any paper-pen to write. Because it will be required at the time of final conclusion. Analyze points of your team mates.
Development of above listed qualities is not a one day goal, you can achieve these qualities through constant practice.
If you will be able to find the reasons of your failure then automatically you will perform well.
Prepare two answers for above basic questions both short & long, so that you would be able to answer according to the situation.
It is completely OK if you are not able to answer some questions. You can say ‘I am sorry, I do not know the answer’ & proceed. We strictly advised you to not to give confusing answers because it will indirectly affects your PI score so, better say sorry & proceed.
Here are some basic tips which will help you to perform better in GD/PI.
As your seniors have gone already through all the proceedings required for GD/PI. Discuss with them about type of topics, which were asked in GD. What are the different views & reaction of students who have been participate in the discussion.
Here are some GD topics which will help you to prepare. (Consider these topics from a student’s point of view)
As the topic suggest itself ‘360’ there were so many ideas all around as the topic is so abstract. The student who have initiated the discussion was trying to hold back all the ideas together have secured maximum points. I could not keep speaking for long duration but try to put new ideas from different perspective.
The whole discussion was lasts for 30 to 35 minutes with several good points but with no firm conclusion.
Every student who were in my team have present strong points to validate their thoughts. Whole discussion was lasts for 25 minutes.
This topic is so common that everyone have lots of views & ideas to initiate.
It was a quite different topic only 4 out of 10 students were able to speak at the time of discussion.
Note: If panelist asks you any question then they are expecting only a correct answer from your side?
No, it is not the case most of the time. They are not looking for correct answer all the time, all they are looking for is your confidence level in given situation.
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