As a management student, this question always comes in your mind that how should I prepare myself for GD PI (Group Discussion & Personal Interview)? For college admission, every management aspirant has to go through 3-step selection process: Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). There are many sample papers and coaching available for written ability test but group discussion and personal interview are more spontaneous in nature where your presence of mind and few important tips can help you to conquer the admission quest. Group discussion and personal interviews are the tools used by the recruiters or the faculty members to judge and understand more about you and few aspects of your personality like functioning in a team, leadership, presentation, assimilating skills, thought process.There are so many students who have cleared their written test but get stuck in group discussion or personal interview therefore ReviewAdda.com has asked for some important tips for GD-PI from the interview experts:
Discussions of any sort are supposed to help us develop a better perspective on issues by bringing out diverse viewpoints on the topic is known as group discussion. The main purpose of group discussion is of exchange of different thoughts on an issue to have a clearer picture of the problem. With time importance of GD has increased as it is one the effective tool in assessing personality. Many colleges use group discussion as the 1st round of screening of the candidates for mass elimination. One of the key thing measured in group discussion is communication skills so it is better to practice a meaningful discussion on the various topic with friends or family. Apart from that, there are various parameters and skills that are judged in a group discussion: Communication skills, content, group dynamics, leadership, attitude, and confidence, problem-solving and critical thinking skill, subject knowledge or general knowledge, listening skill, decision making, behavior and presence of mind. Do not be shy, always try your best to participate and contribute in a group discussion (Make them feel your presence).
What to do in a Group Discussion (DoS):
What not to do in a Group Discussion (DontS):
A personal interview is conducted by an institute to know a candidate more intimately and personally to have an idea about the clarity of thought and future goals. It is one of the critical and last step in admission process after written test and group discussion where a candidate gets an opportunity to sell themselves in the best way. A personal interview is also a plus point for you as you get a chance to put a face, personality to your application file and an opportunity to convince the admission committee with your other important accomplishments. Personal interviews are very subjective and unpredictable where you cannot predict the direction of the discussion. A normal interview consists of questions like your background, place of origin, hobbies, etc., and accordingly, interviewer tries to give direction to the personal interview. To come out with flying colors in a personal interview you can only read as much you can so that you can give your views and answer accordingly.
What to do in a Personal Interview (DoS):
What not to do in a Personal Interview (DontS):