Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Gift of the Gab is Not Enough for Group Discussion & Interview

By Sarrfraj Ahmed Subscribe to RSS | December 9th 2011 | Views:

THE CAT 2011 results were declared in January, bringing disappointment to the overwhelming majority of the test takers, but for the lucky few who crossed the first hurdle, a new round of suspense has just begun. If you are also appeared in the CAT exam then you can check the official website of CAT i.e for CAT results. It’s time for them to start preparing for the group discussion (GD) and interview round, and their experience will serve as the template for the next lot of hopefuls.

Let us start with the ground rules in a group discussion. Before you go for your group discussion, you need to know what you must set out achieve in your group. Your primary objective should be to get noticed as having contributed meaningfully to help the group reach a consensus.

It is great if you can start the discussion because it will mean you will get noticed by the panel. If you aren’t naturally so, you will have to learn to be so at least for those 15 critical minutes.

Assertiveness does not mean being bullheaded or being arrogant. You must just ensure that the group hears you out. If the group gives you its time, so will the evaluator. That does not of course mean you shout at the top of your voice and be noticed for the wrong reasons.

Most importantly, you have to take any chance that comes your way. Many group discussion participants often complain that they do not get a chance to speak. The truth is that in no group discussion will you get a chance to speak. And there is nothing more unacceptable in a GD than keeping your mouth shut or just murmuring in the most inaudible manner.

Remember, if you do not kick start the group discussion and are not among the first five speakers, and find that everyone in the group is talking for the topic, then it makes sense to take an alternative route and oppose the topic even if you initially intended to talk in favour of the topic.

It also helps know how the other members of the group who take a stand diametrically opposite to yours will articulate their arguments.

That will help you be prepared with counter- arguments. Everybody else will state the obvious. So highlight points that are refreshingly different. The different perspective that you bring to the table is bound to be appreciated by the panel as long as you express it clearly.

If you have not been able to start a discussion, the other way to get noticed is to bring the discussion to a conclusion. It will be clearly seen as an attempt on your part to build a consensus. Gaining support of your colleagues or influencing them to think like you is the path taken by successful business leaders.

Nobody expects a group of ten intelligent and assertive people, all with different points of view on a potentially controversial subject, to actually arrive at a consensus. But did you make an attempt to nudge your group to a consensus? One of the best ways to prepare for a group discussion is to participate in as many practice/ mock group discussions as possible. In the case the group discussion topic is something that does not ring a bell, don’t open your mouth immediately.

Instead, listen to the others and figure out what they are saying, develop a strand of an argument, and launch yourself in the discussion. Pick one of the threads of the discussion, one on which you may have heard something about or may have some views.

And how does one go about preparing for the interview. For starters, take care of two aspects of your personality that tell a lot about you. Confident body language and overall composure is very important for the interview. Sometimes, the admission committee may subject you to a stressful interview, especially if you have written that you perform well under pressure in your personal form. Those who have some holes in their CV should be prepared to explain the gaps. The best way to learn, of course, is to be in touch with those who have crossed the Rubicon. Talk to your seniors who have cracked the CAT Exam and they will be able to guide you.

Sarrfraj Ahmed - About Author:
Getting the depth knowledge about CAT Exam and CAT Result just visit India Education website and get deep knowledge.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:

Related Education Articles Subscribe to RSS

Get a far better employment or just obtain a job without needing to wait numerous years
Published by Davweb on May 8th 2012 | Education
You may get a thoroughly authorized educational institution certification based on just what you alr...
MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd. - Company Profile
Published by Bharatbook on June 16th 2012 | Education
Bharatbook added a new report on "MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd. - Company Profile" which gives an ov...
Higher Education Abroad Continues to Rank in India
Published by Sarfraj Ahmed on January 6th 2012 | Education
Higher education abroad continues to rank at the top of student aspirations. In the first of a serie...
Executive MBA Turns Your Corporate Career into Administrative Roles
Published by Hughes Education on June 4th 2012 | Education
The Executive MBA Degree is judged equivalent with the full time Management Degree inside the busine...
CAT Exam 2012 Call a Success Call for Management Students
Published by Ankitaroy25 on November 30th 2011 | Education
The CAT is a computer based exam that tests the examinees in quantitative ability, data interpretati...
Discipline: a Key Element of Schools
Published by OSA Webmaster8 on December 2nd 2011 | Education
Discipline is one of the words that have always been in my dictionary since from the day I was born....
Literature Review of Dissertation, Complete Understanding of the Task and Audience
Published by Donna Santos on March 24th 2012 | Education
Dissertation literature review comes immediately after the introduction. This includes earlier work ...
How to Write Thesis Statement for Symbolism Essay?
Published by Samcollier on December 28th 2011 | Education
Symbolism essays deal with a particular piece of literature analysis, it is rather much similar to l...
The Different Stages of Reading for Your Kid
Published by Ranjan Kumar on April 5th 2012 | Education
Fun Ways in Which to Browse Along With Your Kid- The power of the parent-child bond contains a posit...
How to Generate Students’ Interest towards their Studies
Published by on February 2nd 2012 | Education
Encouragement is that magical thing that can boost anyone to pursue the goal and also increases the ...
Tips on How to Become a Plumber
Published by Sherman Barber on May 19th 2012 | Education
It is not uncommon in this day and age for individuals, men and women, to be on the lookout for job ...
Tips for Filling out College Applications
Published by on April 11th 2012 | Education
One of the most important, and yet most difficult, tasks that teens will encounter is to fill out co...
Learn how to present a paper from qualified tutors with Statistics Help
Published by John Botha on December 11th 2011 | Education
In the high rising buildings, high ranking technologies and advancements, all around the globe, it e...
How to choose right International school?
Published by Nvid Lada on December 6th 2011 | Education
So you are looking into education abroad? Education at an international school can be a very rewardi...
Communications and Arts Program Opens Doors
Published by Jason White on May 30th 2012 | Education
The arts program at Centennial College is a way to bridge to college or university level offerings t...
Why do you need Fleet Driver Training?
Published by Editor123 on May 23rd 2012 | Education
To drive a Cargo Van is not a simple task. You must protect both the cargo and the vehicle as well a...
Take off your career with a MBA degree
Published by Rogar Mur on January 25th 2012 | Education
Read this article to know about the advantages offered by the MBA courses for bettering your career ...
Education with Technology is now available in Homework Mall
Published by John Botha on December 14th 2011 | Education
The students can not only receive the education or the help from their school teachers but even from...
Construction and Maintenance Electricians Play an Important Role
Published by Jason White on June 20th 2012 | Education
The program at Centennial College that trains construction and maintenance electricians is a combina...
Self-Study CPE: Much Better than Classroom Courses
Published by Editor123 on January 7th 2012 | Education
Self-study CPE can be beneficial for CPAs who need a quiet environment for studying. Many people nee...
Online Education Consultants - Your Guide for Making the Right Decision
Published by Mentorindia on August 25th 2012 | Education
You have decided that you will take your education and skill knowledge a step further by doing a hig...
Institutes outrival the Level of Education in India
Published by Nikkita Singh on August 24th 2012 | Education
As we all know that during this competitive surroundings student should would like a decent work ins...
Variety of Powered Access Courses in the Market
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
All jobs would have an element of risk and danger; hence, proper safety and health measures should b...
The Wide Coverage of MEWPS Courses Content
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
MEWPS courses are essential for those in managerial or supervisory positions in jobs that require th...
Aims of MEWPS Courses by IPAF
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
Mobile elevating work platforms are common in work at heights environments. With the booming constru...
Relevant Working at Height Safety Training Courses
Published by Czeslawa Wakefield on August 24th 2012 | Education
It is important to consider safety and health at all times for those who are involved in working at ...