A Group discussion is a non formal friendly
discussion that takes place in a group
wherein each and every member of the
Today, group discussions are conducted to
assess the overall personality of the
The 4 components involved are-
Power of expression
Knowledge of subject
Extent of participation
Ability to exert influence on the group
Critical issues-handling turbulence/handling
Take care of body language.
Articulate well without fumbling and
Make eye contact while speaking.
Use short sentences.
Speak at the earliest opportunity.
Exude composure, enthusiasm, confidence,
and mental alertness.
Assume the role of chairperson.
Be impatient and argue unnecessarily.
Be arrogant and talk down inert participants.
Be defensive or take an extreme stance as it
gives the impression of rigidity.
Digress from the topic.
Indulge in parallel conversation.
Ignorant about the purpose behind
conducting the GD.
Poor communication skill.
Disagree without a valid reason.
Very limited knowledge.
Talking unnecessarily without a purpose.
Lack of leadership ability.
Not allowing others to speak.
Undisciplined and very aggressive.
Rough, rude, indecent behavior.
Very shy, timid and an introvert.
Be neatly dressed.
Be cheerful and confident.
Show interest in what is going on.
Be ready to admit mistakes.
Do not shout, react or bully others.