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.
Latest- CAT 2020 registration date extended to September 23. IIM Indore has made changes in CAT 2020 exam pattern.
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
can we correct our percentages or marks in cat application form 2020?
No, once submitted the CAT application form can't be edited. So it is very important to fill the form without any error in the first and last attempt. Information that cannot be edited in CAT form include personal details, academic details and selection of test cities.
I scored 62 percentage in 12 7.4 cgpa in 10 and 66 percentage in graduation and 99 percentile in cat . can I get admission in iim Calcutta or iim lukhnow
Congratulations on your CAT score.
Let me break it dwon for you:
The selection criteria at IIM Calcutta :
Overall Score of CAT- 28
Class X marks - 10
Class XII marks - 10
Gender Diversity Factor - 2
Total - 50
As per your 10th results, you will get around 6/10
As per your 12th results, you will get around 2/10
As per your graduation, you will get around 2/10 (you have not mentioned your branch or course of study)
You get 2 in diversity if you are female.
IIM calcutta especially prefers experienced candidates. You to have to score quiet high in WAT-Pi to get selected
You will have to perform exceptionally well at Interviews to get selected. There is no other way to get selected.
Hope this helps!
I have made mistake in cat application form i just wanted to know. when will cat 2020 application correction window date will announced?
Hello student The correction window for CAT application Form is supposed to open from 23rd September 2020. Candidates can edit their signature and photograph only through the correction window for rest of the information Candidates need to contact - email@example.com and request to correct the information.
For more details refer to the link mentioned below - https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-application-form-correction/amp
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cat i get any gov college in delhi with neet score 565 Sc category through aiq 15%.
With 565 marks, you will have a rank between 16173-19478. You can check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-result-marks-vs-rank
Based on previous year cut off, you have a chance in the following Government Medical College in Delhi under SC reservation through ALL INDIA 15% -
DR. RML Hospital as last year it closed at 16805 for SC category.
To know more about Delhi NEET cut off, check here https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-cutoff-du
With that being said, cut off varies every year depending on number of candidates appearing for the exam, number of students qualified, the top NEET marks and the difficulty of the exam. To get a list of colleges in which you have a chance of getting a MBBS/BDS seat, you can use NEET College Predictor here https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer
Im getting around 300 in NEET 2020...can i get a b cat seat in south?what would the fee structure be? By the way i belong to telangana.
With a score of 300, in general, a seat under Category B is also tad difficult. This is because even these seats are filled through State Counselling and the seats are allotted on the basis of merit cum preference. You can participate in the Management Quota rounds of States like Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka from South India. But with this score, a seat might be tad difficult. Having said that, this is based on 2019 data and cut offs change every year. Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. For a complete list of colleges that you may have a shot at, please use our College predictor: https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer