The concept of Group Discussion has not been a part of the regular academic curriculum in Colleges and Universities. So, students usually face a lot of problem in this area of the Selection Process. Let us first understand why Group Discussion is conducted.
Most institutes today are very clear about the skills and knowledge that they look for in a student while screening. This was not the case a couple of years ago. Group Discussion has been a part of the Selection process for admission into most of the top Business Schools.
The skills that are usually assessed in a Group Discussion are Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership Skills, Motivational Skills , Team Building Skills ,Tolerance , Clarity over Ambiguity, Divergent Thinking ,Listening skills , Presentation Skills , Analytical / Logical skills
So, it’s important to assess your current strengths in all these areas and accordingly put efforts to strengthen your weaknesses.