Focus Areas for Your GD Preparation
Focus Areas for Your GD Preparation - Group Discussion (GD) is a situation, where a group of candidates interacts with each other on a particular theme or topic. The main purpose behind conducting the Group Discussion is to test the communication skills of the candidates and it could be formal or informal. The candidates participating in GD must know what the conducting body is expecting from them during a GD.
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Here are some focus areas, if are practised consistently can make one stand apart from the crowd in GD:
It is always advised that one should be fearless during his or her GD or PI. Usually, people misinterpret the word “fearless” as they think being fearless means - one should behave like a lion and deny others' opinion. Which is totally not correct, instead, being fearless simply means to put your opinions in the right way without having any fear or hesitation.
Do not opt for an aggressive approach
It is a big NO to aggression or any aggressive approach in GD. A candidate in GD should be knowledgeable and not aggressive because a knowledgeable person very well knows how to stay calm in such a situation and how to present himself in a good manner even if someone is provoking him to show some aggression. It is your knowledge of a subject that brings you in limelight before the judging panel and not your false aggression.
Develop good speaking skills
To ace any type of GD, whether it is formal and informal, you should develop very good speaking skills because sometimes, you may have excellent thoughts and ideas based on the theme of the GD but find it difficult to convey those ideas. In this situation, therefore, it becomes necessary for the candidates to have good communication skills.
To enhance speaking skills, it is not necessary to develop an accent. Rather, one should go for -
Watching English movies with subtitles, during his spare time.
Readings books and Biographies and should always try to speak the sentences as well.
One may also go for watching English news channels or reading English newspaper as this exercise, in all ways, will enhance his knowledge and vocabulary, and a good vocabulary ultimately helps in developing good oratory skills.
Just be yourself
In front of a judging panel, it is important to show the judges what personality you possess. It does not matter to the judges whether you are an extrovert or an introvert but what matters them is, what qualities as an individual you possess. So, there is no point in faking anything. Always try to make yourself more presentable before the judging panel.
Stock yourself with all kind of information
Before going for a GD, you should stock yourself with all kinds of knowledge because the topics or themes of the GD are allotted on the spot so it is difficult for one to predict the topic of the GD. But, the candidates can stock themselves with the knowledge of the following areas:
Sports, Arts and Literature
Statistical data (stating statistical data would definitely have a good impact)
Good knowledge of all the topics
Having good knowledge of all the topics can definitely help you to stand apart and have an edge over others. So try to inculcate the habit of getting knowledge about every topic and especially focus on the current events and issues as in most of the GD current issues are discussed.
Good appearance makes you more presentable. Choose clean and simple attire for GD as it reflects discipline in a candidate and avoids fancy dressings. Take care of your hygiene, definitely cut your nails if required. In other words, choose a decent look for GD.
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Questions related to CAT
i got 4600 rank(cat rank)in jee mains and my caste is st can i get bits mesra?
It's quite difficult to predict because cut off depends upon various factors like
------------) number of students that appeared in the neet exam,
------------) kind of marks obtained by them ,
------------) toughness level of the neet examination
------------) number of seats available etc
As per 2020 cut off,
>>>>>>> with 4600 st rank
Yes, you have chances for BIT Mesra
In 6th round of josaa counselling 2020,
----------) Under other state, 4881 st rank got production engineering in Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
You can check the same at
This prediction is on the past year data basis but cut closing rank for colleges changes every year depending upon factors like number of candidates that write jee main examination, difficulty level of the question paper for different shifts of jee main etc so
To have a personalised report on your chances of getting a college you can go through our college predictor, it will give you complete list of colleges which you can get on the basis of the category you belong to, your home state, your gender etc, the link for jee main college predictor is provided below
To help you further,
Minimum percentile in jee main 2021 to qualify it to be eligible for jee advanced 2021 is given below :-
--------) general :-87.8992241 percentile
--------) EWS:- 66.2214845 percentile
--------) OBC-NCL :- 68.0234447 percentile
--------) SC :- 46.8825338 percentile
--------) ST:- 34.6728999 percentile
--------) PH :- 0.0096375 percentile
sir i scored 518 marks in neet 2021 and i am obc B cat which college i can get seat
Based on previous year data, with 518 marks you may get a rank between 74929-82675. You can also predict your rank using NEET Rank Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-rank-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_rp
According to your profile, you're from Andhra Pradesh. You may have a chance of getting a seat through Andhra Pradesh State Counseling under OBC quota in the following colleges -
- Viswabharati Medical College and Hospital
- Santhiram Medical College and Hospital
- PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
To know more about Andhra Pradesh cut off, check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-ap
To get a complete list of colleges in which you can get Mbbs/Bds seat, you can use NEET College Predictor https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=neet_cp
It is important to know that the above predictions are based on previous year data and cut offs and ranks vary every year depending on the difficulty level of the paper, the performance of the students and the number of seats available.
my air 71523 jeemain can i get iet lucknow cs branch cat.gen
First of all congratulations for your result.
As per previous year cutoff, It is difficult to get admission there, but you can try some other good top colleges also. You have to try hard to get seat in good college.
For CSE you need a rank under 1100 for general.
For IT around 2200 for general.
Hopefully this will help you.
Sir🙏 I have got 20000 ranking in veterinary . Can i get seat sir.I belongs to the Obc (2A cat) sir ..plz
Cutoff for vertenairy varies year to year as cutoff depends upon no. Of candidates appearing and the difficulty level of question paper. Yes, you can get it with this score
For previous year cutoff, do visit
Hi, I want to appear for CAT but i have a gap of 5 years between 12th and graduation. Will this gap create problem in selection for a college or while selecting for job after MBA? I have cleared CA intermediate in these 5 years and have a suitable experience of full time job in a good company.
Hi Vipul. No the 5 years gap won't be a problem in college selection or interview process or job placement . Those will be considered as educational gap since you have a genuine reason and good achievements like clearing CA intermediate, and good company job. Still to be on the safe side, try to get a good percentile , prepare for interview and build up your resume